ERIC Number: ED451428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Art Works! Prevention Programs for Youth & Communities.
This book presents model programs that use art in prevention programs for youth. When faced with the serious threats that drugs, violence, and alienation pose for children, communities creatively respond by combining resources and talents. Their lessons are highlighted in this book, and these programs should encourage new collaborations for the sake of young people that extend beyond traditional boundaries. The book begins with two introductions, one by N. R. Chavez and the other by Jane Alexander. Articles included are: (1) "What Is, and What Can Be: Artists Helping Young People" (W. Cleveland); (2) "Tapping Resilience through the Arts" (B. Benard); (3) "The Arts as a Tool for Prevention: The Evaluation Process" (J. D. Betts and J. Paz); and (4) "Resources and Additional Programs for Arts-Based Prevention Programs for Youth" (D. Magie). The rest of the packet offers articles describing eleven successful programs. These programs are: Project Choki & Old Pascua Youth Artists; Vietnamese Youth Development Center Peer Resource Program; Bronx Council on the Arts, WritersCorp; CHIL'ART Playwrights Program; CornerStone Project NETworks Center; Music Theatre Workshop Under Pressure Series; West Dallas Community Centers, Inc., Rites of Passage; South Dakota Improvisational Theatre; United Action for Youth Synthesis Arts Workshop; Teen Resource Project/New Visions/Nueva Visiones Theater; and Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Victory in Peace. (MKA)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Writing, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, High School Students, Intervention, Prevention, Programs, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: La Frontera Center, Inc., Tucson, AZ.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Note: Edited by Dian Magie and Christine E. Miller. In cooperation with Tucson-Pima Arts Council.