“As I See Myself” is a program we created where children look at themselves in a mirror and paint a self-portrait on a canvas, which externalizes deep feelings, thoughts and liberates emotions.We want to create awareness about the needs that children are living now days  by  given them a space to have a voice, where they can dream and draw their future, and realize that they are unique and loved.

Through art we can express many feelings such as: sadness, happiness, anger, frustration, anxiety, etc. That is why  As I See Myself Project can help identify these kinds of factors, including whether a child is being abused either at school or at home.

About 5 percent of children and adolescents in the general population suffer from depression at any given point in time. Children under stress, who experience loss, or who have attention, learning, conduct or anxiety disorders are at a higher risk for depression.

We can make the difference in our community parents and teachers should take seriously overwhelming sadness , anger, anxiety, Hopelessness, change in sleep, withdrawal from friends and activities, and kids viewing themselves as a burden to others.

Let’s make a difference together!

Objective

To develop a mural  with paintings made by the kids and teens  where each painting will reflect the image of each child according to their own eyes.

  • Paintings made by children
    They have to draw their own faces, paying attention to details and feelings.
  • Mirror
    Self-reflection of themselves.
  • Mural
    to raise awareness and to be a voice for children, youth and women victims of abuse, exploitation,  human and/or sex trafficking. A space where our community can write their thoughts and feelings.
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“AISM” PROJECT AT A LOCAL SHELTER