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| ||“Children who have difficulty expressing their anger in a positive way have learned to, through the art workshops. It’s amazing seeing a hurt and troubled child transform into a creative and positive one!” |
-Children’s Windows art workshop leader
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The Children's Windows Program provides weekly art workshops to children and teens in domestic violence shelters, transitional housing, and outreach centers. They tell their stories, express their feelings, and rebuild their self-confidence.
Witnessing domestic violence has a devastating impact on children, who often lack the words to describe their experiences. Art gives children positive ways to handle their anger and pain, an essential step in breaking the chain of family violence for future generations. Children blossom when they are valued during the workshops, and art provides them with a lifelong tool to explore their feelings, hopes, and dreams.
AWBW actively supports partner agencies with leadership training, art supplies, personalized consultation, and 24/7 access to an online support network that includes over 400 sample art workshops, leader focus groups, and online program reporting.Program Results
We invite any person or group working with domestic violence survivors to consider implementing the Women’s Windows Program to help survivors heal through art.
- Reached over 43,000 participants (9,200 children participating in an average of 4-5 art sessions during their shelter stay).
- Held 7,672 workshops at 148 sites, including 22 new agencies that launched their art programs this year.
- Trained 63 new leaders to facilitate art workshops for children who have witnessed domestic violence.
This year the Children’s Windows workshops were held nationwide
in the following areas: