Factsheet

Arts Programming for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

2017

Arts Programming for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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This factsheet was developed by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:

The factsheet outlines five key benefits of art-making for youth who are homeless:

  1. Stress reduction & relaxation
  2. Mental health recovery
  3. Healing trauma
  4. Self-expression and self-discovery
  5. Self-confidence

The factsheet includes 10 tips for creating an impactful arts program, and 10 ways that the arts can be used to address the causes and effects of youth homelessness:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Healing and recovery from trauma
  3. Public education
  4. Building social supports and connections
  5. Skill-building for the new economy
  6. Community integration
  7. Cultural connection for Indigenous youth
  8. Supports for youth transitioning from homelessness
  9. Research mobilization
  10. Career development

Schwan, K. (2017). Arts Programming for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Toronto, ON: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. Retrieved from https://www.homelesshub.ca/resource/arts-programming-youth-experiencing-homelessness

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