|2021 has continued to surprise and challenge us all in so many ways - through the uncertainty, Arts Ed Newark, has been proud to bring our resources and advocacy, and our trauma-informed and healing centered work to even more arts educators, schools, and organizations - at a time when it is needed more than ever!
The burden of trauma in Newark youth is very high and bears deep consequences. We seek to provide adults working in youth-led spaces the proven and adaptable tools of arts education to create more trauma-informed and healing centered spaces.
Attention for this work grows and we have expanded the network across the country. As of the end of last school, we have trained 300+ educators and community members. Feedback is strong:
“I've learned the importance of the healing process as a community. I will definitely use my music classes as a place where students can start the process.” - Miyuki Takahashi-Rivera, Music Teacher, JFK School
“This training helped me have a better understanding about how trauma affects us all, and it gave me some tools to start addressing trauma in my arts classroom. I started applying the idea of a "safety plan" with my students. We are living in difficult times, and having them/us come up with a safety plan has been very helpful to me and my students.” - Claudia Escalante, Music Teacher, Ann Street School
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE THIS IMPORTANT WORK.