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Art Therapy (141)

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At the MIT Global Challenge: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/141

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Art Therapy (141)

  1. 1. Art Therapy <ul><li>2010 floods in Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>14 million people affected </li></ul><ul><li>1/5 of the country under water </li></ul>
  2. 2. Problem <ul><li>Millions of children suffered disease, deprivation and witnessed horrific destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma associated with natural disasters leads to psychiatric diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>No resources available for psychiatric rehabilitation. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term impact if left untreated. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Proposed Solution <ul><li>Coping and healing using art and journaling techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Art Therapy: Demonstrated effectiveness in trauma-related situations. </li></ul><ul><li>More challenging in resource-limited settings. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Innovation <ul><li>Art Therapy – Only used in context of foreign-rehabilitation efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Our approach : self-sustaining, light-weight and rapidly deployable. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve local community. </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase children ’s work to gather support for future ventures. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implementation plan <ul><li>Milestones reached to date: </li></ul><ul><li>- Research community and impact. </li></ul><ul><li>- Choose location. </li></ul><ul><li>- Build relationships with local community partners and volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps: </li></ul><ul><li>- Coordinate the initial training sessions with community partners. </li></ul><ul><li>- Acquire art supplies and begin sessions to meet pilot goals. </li></ul><ul><li>- Evaluate feedback. </li></ul><ul><li> - Showcase children ’s work online. </li></ul><ul><li>- Expand the initiative to other locations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary/ Impact <ul><li>Help thousands of children cope with trauma. </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate community rebuilding and rehabilitation. </li></ul><ul><li>Generic approach that can be rapidly deployed in any resource-limited situation. </li></ul>

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