The ArtReach Foundation…a unique program for children and adults suffering from traumatic experiences…

by | Mar 4, 2013

The ArtReach Foundation  Quote from this site…

“Even after the trauma occurs, some individuals will deal with grief many months, and possibly years, later. In some cases, their caregivers may also have experienced their own suffering, making it difficult for them to provide full care. At precisely the time the traumatized child or adult may need special assistance, caregivers and social institutions may be least able to come to their aid. ArtReach is an instrument of hope with a unique program for children and adults. Their approach allows the expression of the individual’s deepest fears and traumatic experiences and creates the opportunity to heal.”

I know the healing value of art expression as an author, and through my charity work with Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay, Oregon.  It is also clear that we need to focus more on alternative treatment strategies for those who suffer from moral injury and the symptoms of PTSD.  The ArtReach Foundation is exactly the kind of non-profit enterprise we need to explore in our local communities to help veterans returning home to life after war and others, especially children, who experience trauma.

The following quote from one of the ArtReach Foundation donors, the late Dorothy McClatchey, best describes the healing benefit of art expression…“To be in the moment is to be between the fruits of the past and the seeds of the future.”  It is when engaging in the moment that we feel at our best both in mind and body.  It is when we are making a difference for others that we are truly on a journey of healing…  Please go to The ArtReach Foundation website and watch the video.  Find out more about how art expression can make a difference in your life…

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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