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ERIC Number: EJ901197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Meeting the Needs of Urban Students: Creative Arts Therapy in Jersey City Public Schools
Nelson, Cindy Lou
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v27 n2 p62-68 2010
This paper describes the history and development of the Jersey City Public Schools creative arts therapy program. Creative arts therapists contributed examples of their work throughout the district that provide a window into their respective school settings. Examples include technology-based art therapy, an extended school year program, collaborations with school-based mental health workers, professional development, music therapy integrated with academics, community arts events, short term behavioral programs, and internship opportunities. The challenges of establishing and sustaining a creative arts therapy program in a large urban school district are addressed. The article affirms that creative arts therapists develop effective school programs through innovation, research, and collaborative efforts among peers and other professionals. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey