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ERIC Number: EJ791439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Art Therapy with Child Tsunami Survivors in Sri Lanka
Chilcote, Rebekah L.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n4 p156-162 2007
This paper details art therapy with children affected by the December 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. Over 30,000 Sri Lankans lost their lives when the tsunami decimated coastal areas. The child survivors witnessed horrific traumatic events and the loss of loved ones, but had not been given opportunity to express their grief and pain. A 4-week art therapy intervention was implemented at a local school for 113 children ages 5 to 13. Art therapy was found to be an effective cross-cultural intervention for these young tsunami survivors. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka