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Healing War Trauma With Art Therapy

An art therapist filmed his work with Ugandan orphans.

By David Taransaud

I recently traveled to Northern Uganda and set up an art therapy service in an orphanage for former child soldiers and young people affected by conflict and trauma.

I came back a week ago and I am hoping to return in a few months to carry on with the work. Below is the short movie I made while I was there; the second half focuses on art therapy with war orphans.

David Taransaud (davidtaransaud@yahoo.com) is an art therapist for children and adolescents and a trainer at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London. He worked with the Pader Orphans Caring Project in Uganda.

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