Proposal Title

More than This: A Creative Space for Healing and Community

Abstract

This project explores the outcomes of utilizing creative expression as a tool to enhance critical thought within communities on the attitudes towards sexual abuse and its victims. The ability for survivors of sexual abuse to share their complex stories of experiencing sexual violence and the aftermath invites survivors to cultivate understanding, healing, and resilience. It invites individuals to gain perspective on sexual trauma while illustrating to survivors that their community supports them.

Author Type

Staff/Researcher

Start Date

24-3-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 1:50 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Art Practice | Art Therapy | Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Mental and Social Health

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Mar 24th, 1:00 PM Mar 24th, 1:50 PM

More than This: A Creative Space for Healing and Community

U-Hall 2-078

This project explores the outcomes of utilizing creative expression as a tool to enhance critical thought within communities on the attitudes towards sexual abuse and its victims. The ability for survivors of sexual abuse to share their complex stories of experiencing sexual violence and the aftermath invites survivors to cultivate understanding, healing, and resilience. It invites individuals to gain perspective on sexual trauma while illustrating to survivors that their community supports them.