Comments on: Reader Uses Art to Help Women and Children Dealing With Violence and Abuse http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Eunice w. wadu http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-89801 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:12:32 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-89801 Thanks for the story.Am a kenyan artist.I and my husband offers art therapy sessions to children in our studios.We would love to exchange ideas etc…..

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By: Andrea http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-11971 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:10:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-11971 Hello,

I never read this particular blog. It hit a nerve. I wrote a poem called, ‘Timeless Endless Breath’ in 2006 about a child’s journey throughout a day. Then she had to go back home to abuse, the kind your author talked about and this blog is named.

She goes up and down the streets sobbing and screaming epithets to God. Her arms are scrubbed raw trying to wash away the prints of hands large and rough and cruel. She crosses a bridge at sunset and walks up the sidewalk toward home. She is not alone. She is with the Savior who weeps to hear her sobbing so.

I copy this little watercolor book for childhood sexual abuse counselors who use it in therapy for children, teenagers and adults. It helps.

After all I was 55 before the flashbacks started that I could actually express to a counselor and I sought the help I had so desperately needed all my life. I forgave the perpetrators. That was difficult, but oh so healing. Now my book helps girls and women.

Continued blessings and hope for the ones who feel hopeless.

Andrea

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By: Arlene Rogers Wilhite http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-11127 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:48:19 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-11127 P.S. I am in California

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By: Arlene Rogers Wilhite http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-11126 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:47:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-11126 I think this is a wonderful site. Years ago I searched the internet to find out about Art Therapy and could only find information in the UK. Now it is everywhere, and I am glad. Unfortunately I didn’t try to research anymore after my experience and I received my degrees in other fields. Now the requirements to become an AT are mind-blowing, fortunately I did get a BA in studio art, and an AA in counseling (human services). I have a Master’s in business and working on my PhD in social behavior and Community, do you think I would have to go back to school to become an AT? I plan to contact the association, but I kjust wanted soem feedback from this site? Keep up the good work. thank you for this site. It has helped with my research papers greatly.

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By: Ben http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-11074 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 21:41:57 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-11074 Iam a natural artist and a graduate student. Iam looking for aooportunities to work in hospitals that provide art therapy

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By: Clare Manley http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-8621 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:14:56 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-8621 Hi There my Name is Clare Manley
I went to Councerling and did Art Therapy which I enjoyed better than Talking. I was Sexually Abused for 13 Years then let out in 2007.

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By: Rhonda http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-6720 Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:52:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-6720 I have been working with children and young teens for over 7 years, that are in treatment program for abuse, neglect, and children that are continually in the system. mostly I have help faciliate group, but my special add on has been art, and it has a big part, and more so over the past two years, and now I am enrolled in college for art therapy and it is great. not to be a therapist, but use art as therapy, I live in cleveland, any suggestion for me?

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By: Santilla http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-4800 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 04:31:01 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-4800 Also Shanti,

The little angels are minature flower pots, a doll head and felt. They’re really quick and simple to make. Turn the flower pot upside down and glue the doll head to the bottom of it. Draw a fax. The hair is felt w/ a ribbon tied around it.

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By: Santilla http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-4799 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 04:27:59 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-4799 Hello again. It has been a while since I’ve communicated on this site but we did make the thumb doodles. I will see if I can find a picture to share. There are therapists at Crescent House and perhaps I can speak to them to see if they can share some insight. I’ve noticed many things the ladies do at Crescent House. Art is a wonderful way to bring many things to the surface. I have always been a fan of free drawing. Just putting paper to pen. Sometimes a scribble can turn into recognizable objects. If the 8 year old wishes to talk about them, he will…if not, that is o.k. too. Maybe put some paper down on a table (as a table cloth) and just let him draw and paint on that. You can do it with him. You talk about what you draw and then encourage him to do the same.

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By: Denis http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-4790 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:22:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-4790 Hi, i recently discovered that my 8-year old boy was sexually abused(touched his private parts in sexual way) by another, older boy. Also, his mom and i seperated when he was 4 and he did not take too well. He has lots of anger and other behavioural problems. I cannot afford a professional. Could you suggest some art therapy that I could do with him to help him express his emotions.

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By: Anthony http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-3316 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 21:35:55 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-3316 Hi I am totally new to this and i dont claim to be an artist. i am opening a community center in waxahachie tx. i thought about art therapy combined with the scriptures i did not know art therapy existed, any advice for me.

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By: Shanti http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-3079 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:03:34 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-3079 Hello my name is Shanti Scott-Peters and I am a counselor at a New Horizon Family Center in Baytown, TX that provides service for victims of family violence and sexual assault including emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and community education. I really love the angels art project Santilla Victorian shared. I am interested in learning more about the project. It seems like a wonderful tool for aiding survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Thanks for sharing,
Shanti

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By: Lynn http://www.arttherapyblog.com/sexual-abuse/reader-helps-women-children-dealing-with-violence-abuse/#comment-3035 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:17:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=142#comment-3035 Hi, i’d like to know, since you mention you don’t have experience in Art therapy, you see i have always been interested in Art therapy, interested to give art therapy workshops. However, how can i go about doing it? How can i start, what are the requirements. Any pointers or advice? You can check out my blog site, and email me back. thank you.

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