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Sutherland, Judy; Waldman, Gwenn; Collins, Carolyn – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2010
This article describes the theory and practice of Art Therapy Connection (ATC), an inner city, yearlong school art therapy program in Chicago, IL, for students identified as being at risk of failing grades 3-12. The ATC program helps to address the mental health needs of students living in impoverished communities and the constant threats they…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mental Health, Urban Areas, Elementary School Students
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Deaver, Sarah P. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2009
This paper describes methodology, data analysis, and initial results of a research study with the long-term goal of establishing contemporary normative data on drawings from children living in the United States. The pool of participants was composed of 316 fourth graders (mean age 9.69 years) and 151 second graders (mean age 7.56 years) who each…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Data, Grade 4
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Kim, Seong-in; Hameed, Ibrahim A. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2009
For mental health professionals, art assessment is a useful tool for patient evaluation and diagnosis. Consideration of various color-related elements is important in art assessment. This correlational study introduces the concept of variety of color as a new color-related element of an artwork. This term represents a comprehensive use of color,…
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Essays, Scoring, Visual Stimuli