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March 27, 2012 - PeaceLove Brings Peace of Mind to Lancaster
This week, students at the Robert F. Kennedy Lancaster School experienced PeaceLove firsthand. PeaceLove is a growing
86% of kids in our care live with mental illness and disabilities. Many suffer from depression, post traumatic stress syndrome, detachment disorders, emotional and behavioral issues, and learning disorders, to name a few. Expressive arts therapy is a vital tool used in our programs. PeaceLove led two Paint4Peace™ workshops with our students. Paint4Peace™ is the original PeaceLove Program that teaches painting as a way to inspire, motivate, build self-confidence and deliver a message of hope, through creativity and artistic expression. With paint, foam brushes and canvas the students became artists as they found their voice in new means of self-expression. It is an experience intended for anyone searching to find peace of mind through creativity. community of mental health advocates and artists creating conversations of acceptance, hope and understanding. Check out some of the photos on our Facebook Album.
The boys and girls really enjoyed themselves and the teachers commented on how nice it was to see the boys and girls smile, laugh and "just be kids". Thanks to PeaceLove the children in our care were given hope that they can overcome their struggles and find peace of mind in the simplest of things, like painting. We are so thankful PeaceLove brought their message of hope to our students. Check out PeaceLove and keep Children's Mental Health Awareness Week May 6 - 12, 2012 on your calendar!
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Written by Development
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:00