Art Therapy and Children : A Case Study on Domestic Violence

Art Therapy and Children : A Case Study on Domestic Violence

Art Therapy and Children : A Case Study on Domestic Violence

Art Therapy and Children : A Case Study on Domestic Violences

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Référence bibliographique [5579]

Singh, Abha. 2001. «Art Therapy and Children : A Case Study on Domestic Violence». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département d’enseignement des arts et de thérapies par les arts.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This research paper investigates how art expression is a creative process through which children may communicate their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. For many children art expression is their only method of communication, specifically those who have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. How effective is art therapy with children who are victims of violence? How does art therapy enable children to express their emotions and issues in a non-threatening manner? Can art therapy increase a client’s self-esteem and provide an opportunity for relaxation? How can one understand the indicators depicted within children’s art expression(s)? What impact does domestic violence have on children and their future? An attempt is made to answer these and other questions in this research paper. » (p. 1)

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3. Résumé


« This research paper investigates how art therapy is a creative process through which children who have experienced domestic violence can communicate their thoughts, emotions, and trauma. The research presents a practical look at violence and children and how art therapy can be utilized as a tool for such children. Some ethical concerns are presented and various assessment procedures that have been developed for children within the area of children and abuse are suggested. An attempt is made to understand the emotional content through indicators represented within children’s art expressions. An emphasis is placed on the use of specific indicators portrayed in the images of children who have been exposed to violence followed by a discussion of the art therapy process and product and its importance when working with children who have been exposed to violence. The importance of play in therapy is presented as I found it beneficial to this population. Further, a case study of a child who has experienced domestic violence is incorporated within the research by way of illustration in support of the study. » (p. III)