Art with Heart’s purpose is to spread the healing power of creative expression to kids facing trauma or adversity. Coming soon, we will be relaunching our website which will serve as a forum for greater connection and inspiration.

We know that evolution and self-expression go hand in hand. As we enter our third decade, we are evolving our brand expression to represent the greater possibility and momentum experienced through partnership. It will be a place where you can read stories of incredible personal growth, experience the impact that your engagement and support have on kids around the world, and connect with others.

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Art with Heart’s Therapeutic Approaches

Childhood Mental Health

  • According to the World Health Organization, by 2020, neuropsychiatric disorders in children will swell by 50% compared with other health-related problems, making them one of the five leading causes of childhood illness, disability and death.
  • In one study cited by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, more than 68% of children had experienced a potentially traumatic event by the age of 16. School problems, emotional difficulties, and physical problems occurred in more than 20% of children who had been traumatized. In those who had experienced more than one traumatic event, the rate was nearly 50%.
  • According to Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, the foundation for sound mental health is built early in life. Disruptions can impair a child’s capacities for learning and relating to others, with lifelong implications.
  • According to the American Psychological Association, children’s mental health is an essential part of children’s overall health and has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society.

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