ERIC Number: ED448367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Saturday Program for Mothers and Children Living in Shelters.
This document describes a program designed for women and children living in homeless shelters to offer them creative, interactive experiences. The activities served to provide personal contact with the children and to read with them; help the families participate in creative expressions of self; and provide visits with the larger community. These experiences offered mothers and children a safe way to transform grief and anger into creative acts. Also, by bringing them out of the shelter and back into the community, they were given a means to help themselves transition back into a larger, livelier world. The concept remains a vital link between psychoanalysis, the arts, and the community. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (108th, Washington, DC, August 4-8, 2000).