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Movement helps child abuse victims use art to heal from trauma

The Kosair for Kids’ Face It Movement held the art-inspired event to demonstrate how creative expression can help victims on their healing journeys.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A group of Louisville residents had the chance to connect and support survivors of child abuse on their healing journeys through creative expression.

The Kosair for Kids’ Face It Movement held the art-inspired event for teens and adults on Tuesday.

Participants worked with artists to learn the various ways art can play a role in helping victims heal from the deeply rooted effects of child abuse.

“When people do not have the words to communicate what they are dealing with art becomes a means to verbalize what their words cannot,” Kelsey Dimar with Kentucky Youth Advocates said in a release.

The event also featured visual art, dance, music and yoga.

Credit: Kosair for Kids

The Face It Movement, an initiative founded in 2013, partners with different agencies across Kentucky that’s focused on preventing and ending child maltreatment.

If you missed this event, you can still get involved in child abuse prevention. Click here for more information.

Credit: Kosair for Kids

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