ASSIGNMENT: Sentence Outline
TRS 3312 SEC 700
Title: Art & Healing: How Art Therapy Benefits Children of Trauma
Topic: Using art to heal children who have experienced trauma
Specific Purpose: To help children of trauma express, communicate, and benefit from art integrated activities and therapy.
Original Thesis Statement: Incorporating art-based activities and techniques effectively develops coping skills, self expression, open communication, and begins the healing process for children who have experienced trauma.
Revised Thesis Statement: Incorporating therapeutic art-based interventions effectively develops coping skills, self expression, open communication, and begins the healing process for children who have experienced…show more content… A description of art-based interventions, including processes, procedures, materials, questions, benefits, and outcomes.
Transition: Let’s examine the aftermath of trauma on a child and how it affects their present lives and future development.
I. Children have multiple or prolonged exposure to trauma, experience various symptoms and reactions, and long for progressive techniques to heal their pain.
A. The impact physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect have on a child.
1. The physical signs and symptoms of the abuse and neglect.
a. Examining bodily harm, health problems, and sleep habits.
b. The explanation and pattern of injuries.
c. The child’s physical reactions to their parents or caretaker.
2. The social signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect of a child.
a. Social withdrawal and avoidance of interactions.
b. Low self-esteem and feelings of guilt.
c. A tendency to shut down and an inability to communicate.
d. Decreased interest in future plans or goals.
3. The psychological signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect of a child.
a. Psychological conditions and disorders including PTSD
b. Inability to control behavior and emotions.
c. Slowed cognitive growth and development.
d. Memory gaps
B. Identifying the roles and relationships of the adults in a child’s life.
1. The affects of people who cared for or supported a child.
a. Positive influences made in a child’s life.
b. Feeling safe and