ERIC Number: ED421449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Partnerships for Prevention. Using the Arts and Humanities to Build Resiliency in Youth. A Drug and Violence Prevention Resource for Schools, Cultural Organizations, and Others Working with Youth.
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Learning Systems Group, Washington, DC.
Providing information on the important role that the arts and humanities can play in prevention efforts, this document offers several activities that draw upon the arts and humanities to increase young people's resiliency. Resiliency refers to children's ability to successfully adapt and develop in healthy ways, despite exposure to risk and adversity. Building resiliency is not something that adults do to or for youth. Rather, it is the process of providing a caring environment, creating opportunities for young people to contribute to their communities, offering positive alternatives for free time, and helping young people make a successful and healthy transition into adulthood. The arts and humanities activities provided in this guide are designed to provide readers with ideas for creating their own innovative learning and skill-building activities that strengthen students' protective factors and help reduce the likelihood that they will become involved with drugs or alcohol. These activities are for teachers, youth-workers, parents, artists and others who interact with young people both in school and during the non-school hours over an extended period of time. Specifically, the activities incorporate creative activities (murals, journal writing, film and video projects, storytelling, dramatic presentations, dances, and recitals) with other efforts involving school community programs. The book includes guidelines for developing creative school community partnerships, as well as general information on the positive effects of creative activities on child and adolescent development. (MJP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Child Welfare, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Humanities, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Prevention, School Community Relationship, Social Development, Student Welfare
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Learning Systems Group, Washington, DC.