Arts Programming for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
This factsheet was created by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
This factsheet was developed by Dr. Kaitlin Schwan, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
The factsheet outlines five key benefits of art-making for youth who are homeless:
- Stress reduction & relaxation
- Mental health recovery
- Healing trauma
- Self-expression and self-discovery
The factsheet includes ten tips for creating and impactful arts program and ten ways that the arts can be used to address the causes and effects of youth homelessness:
- Healing and recovery from trauma
- Public education
- Building social supports and connections
- Skill-building for the new economy
- Community integration
- Cultural connection for Indigenous youth
- Supports for youth transitioning from homelessness
- Research mobilization
- Career development
The factsheet was first published on the Homeless Hub Blog.
READ FULL ARTICLE:
Schwan, K. (2017). Arts Programming for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Toronto, ON: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. Retrieved from: http://homelesshub.ca/sites/default/files/COH_Art_Making_Difference_Fact...