Healing the Inner City Child: Creative Arts Therapies with At-risk Youth

Author(s): Vanessa A. Camilleri

Art & Creative Therapies

"Healing the Inner City Child" presents a diverse practical collection of creative arts therapies approaches that meet the ever-increasing mental health needs of inner city children, whose exposure to air and noise pollution, and relatively high instances of violence, crime and family pressures, is increasingly paving the way for depression and behavioural disorders. Drawing on their own professional experience in the disciplined use of music, art, drama and dance therapy, the contributors describe approaches that enable children to overcome the psychological obstacles they experience, and help them reach their full academic and personal potentials. They examine current research and psychoeducational trends and build a compelling case for the use of creative arts therapies with inner city populations. A must-read for creative arts therapists, psychologists, social workers and educators, this book offers practical information for those working to improve the life of children growing up in inner city areas.

About the author:
Vanessa A. Camilleri received her BA in Psychology and Education from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and her MA in music therapy from New York University. She has started two music therapy programs in inner city charter schools in New York City and Washington DC with the aim of developing social skills that will enable children to succeed in their classrooms and in life. She has supervised undergraduate and graduate level students of music therapy, published several journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at regional and national conferences.


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  • : 9781843108245
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : books

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  • : Vanessa A. Camilleri
  • : Paperback