Fixing the Shattered Window: Art Therapy with Children after a Disaster

Dr. Penelope Orr
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This session will show art work created by children who have experienced disasters such as Tsunami, hurrican, war, and terrorism. The session will introduce concepts in art therapy and provide a rationale for using art with these children during and after these times of crisis. Media, materials and project ideas will be presented.

Keywords: Art, Therapy, Crisis, Disaster, Children
Stream: Arts Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Penelope Orr

Assistant Professor, The College of Visual Arts, Theater and Dance, Florida State University

Penelope Orr, PhD, ATR-BC is an assistant professor for The Florida State University Art Education and Art Therapy program in the Department of Art Education. Penny has written and presented nationally and regionally on: the effects of technology integration on the fields of art education and art therapy, professional training concerns surrounding technology within art education and art therapy, professional training issues involved with supervision and preparedness of art therapy students, and art therapy with older adults. Penny has developed and directed of a non-profit art therapy organization for a county in South Carolina, which provided art therapy services to county the public schools, community organizations and nursing homes.

Ref: A06P0013