Youth Action: Developing an Arts-Based Curriculum in a Thereapeutic Setting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/244773
Title:
Youth Action: Developing an Arts-Based Curriculum in a Thereapeutic Setting
Author:
Rzucidlo, Shannon Brooke
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
YOUth ACTion is a community-based arts initiative that I developed and offered as a single three-week program. This project was aimed at challenging me to develop a local partnership with a behavioral service agency and independently build a drama curriculum for at-risk youth who present with substance abuse diagnoses. YOUth ACTion was intended to aid my own professional development in terms of selecting appropriate activities and improving my facilitation skills; however, the larger objective of the program was to dissuade the youth from illegal activity by boosting their self-esteem, building a peer support system, and teaching creative methods of problem-solving. The philosophical foundations for the program, the exercises implemented, and my reflections are discussed in this paper.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.F.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Theatre Arts
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleYouth Action: Developing an Arts-Based Curriculum in a Thereapeutic Settingen_US
dc.creatorRzucidlo, Shannon Brookeen_US
dc.contributor.authorRzucidlo, Shannon Brookeen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractYOUth ACTion is a community-based arts initiative that I developed and offered as a single three-week program. This project was aimed at challenging me to develop a local partnership with a behavioral service agency and independently build a drama curriculum for at-risk youth who present with substance abuse diagnoses. YOUth ACTion was intended to aid my own professional development in terms of selecting appropriate activities and improving my facilitation skills; however, the larger objective of the program was to dissuade the youth from illegal activity by boosting their self-esteem, building a peer support system, and teaching creative methods of problem-solving. The philosophical foundations for the program, the exercises implemented, and my reflections are discussed in this paper.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.F.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre Artsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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