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Through a process of art-making, Tabadul engages students and families at Northeast High School to process trauma, build community, and improving overall well-being.
Tabadul: Reflecting on our Experiences through the Arts uses both art making and art therapy as a way to engage immigrant/refugee students and their families at Northeast High School (NEHS). Drawing on Al-Bustan educators and teaching artists, Tabadul will provide broad arts integration for NEHS students, after-school arts programming, art therapy, and other supports.
Over the span of 25 weeks, teaching artists guide students in a creative process during weekly after-school workshops focused on visual art, writing, and podcasting. Through this creative self-expression, the team supports students in understanding their health and well-being. For students with deeper needs, art therapy group sessions will be offered to support students through feelings of social isolation by building community.
To encourage parental involvement, the program also offers community meals and English language classes, particularly targeting those of Arab heritage. Weekly evening sessions bring together parents of the enrolled students and others in the community for English classes and conversations around American cultural norms integrated with art therapy workshops. In addition, Tabadul offers parents five resource sessions on specific topics (e.g. housing, college admission, citizenship, behavioral health) with local experts.
This project builds on a previous project by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture serving immigrants and refugees at NEHS, An Immigrant Alphabet. To learn more about that project, click here.