MISSION

To save children from the devastating effects of trauma, conflict and crisis through ground-breaking arts-based psychological aid delivered immediately as needed.

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ABOUT THE KITS

Emergency, psychological first aid kit and a groundbreaking therapeutic system that is the only chance to slow or stop the onset of new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in children living through rocket fire, terrorist attack or other forms of crises. Also, a series of activities that can soothe and help heal the unseen scars of trauma.

To The Child, It is Simply Art. To Us, It is Science

The Healing Arts Kits are designed by psychiatrists, emergency first responders, art therapists, artists, teachers and parents combining the most recent research and best practices in dance, drama, play and art therapy combined with the input of care-givers and on the ground medical personnel. Each Kit is intuitive to use either by the child alone or is heightened by specific, simple instruction for the adult. The items inside are deceptively simple, while seemingly just play, are specially created by this team to serve all parties affected by the trauma.

Please find more information below in our Research & Methodology section. 

Created in Crises
A Product of War Time Resilience

During Operation Protective Edge, Artists 4 Israel and WIZO NY partnered to bring an Emergency, War Time Version of the Healing Arts Kits to the Israeli communities on the border of Gaza. In Kibbutz Alumim and Sa'ad, the children were suffering from hundreds of rocket attacks each day and terror tunnels which made the idea of a "monster under the bed" all too real. Without fear, our Art Therapists visited these neighborhoods, led training workshops with parents and teachers, and distributed over 300 Kits into the schools, homes and bomb shelters.

 

Distributed Globally
A Tool to Aid All Children in Need

After seeing the positive results of the Kits in such a difficult time, the decision was made to apply it to other circumstances. The Kits have since been used in high-crime areas of Brooklyn and Chicago as well as at schools and community centers for children escaping abusive homes. It has been used after fires, car accidents and in all cases where children need protection and healing from trauma.

After the War: When the war ended, the Kits continued to be effective in healing children who still suffered from the conflict. In total, we supplied over 600 Healing Arts Kits to schools, youth villages, day care centers and homes for children in need.

After the War: When the war ended, the Kits continued to be effective in healing children who still suffered from the conflict. In total, we supplied over 600 Healing Arts Kits to schools, youth villages, day care centers and homes for children in need.

Feelings of fear and anxiety lead to post traumatic stress. Proximity to war creates invisible scars.
— A special report on the Healing Arts Kits by Al Jazeera. Click Below
The Need for the Healing Arts Kits

The Need for the Healing Arts Kits

Events

Events

Use in Hospitals, Ambulances & Other Locations  

Use in Hospitals, Ambulances & Other Locations

 

For Parents & Caregivers  

For Parents & Caregivers

 

Partners & Endorsements   

Partners & Endorsements 

 

Kids Helping Kids: Packing Parties  

Kids Helping Kids: Packing Parties

 

Results

Results

From Israel to Brooklyn: Use in Other Communities  

From Israel to Brooklyn: Use in Other Communities

 

Research and Methodoloy

Research and Methodoloy

Press

Press

Our Team  

Our Team

 

Children's Art  

Children's Art

 

The Healing Arts Kits is a manifestation of your collective love, education and desire to heal. It has benefited children in multiple countries already and has the potential to serve all of humanity. I might be speaking hyperbolically, but I am not speaking falsely. You have created something truly of the best impulses of the world. Thank you for purchasing these kits, for delivering them even in the most dangerous times and for making them available to every child when and as needed. Thank you for supporting us.
— The Healing Arts Kits Team
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