Putting the Arts in Health | Duke Today

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***Arts in Health Series: Duke University Hospital***

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          One of the most important developments in healthcare over the last 20 years has been the increasing integration of the arts into the formal healthcare system. Most of the best hospitals in the country, including those associated with medical schools, have arts therapy programs and arts as part of the total hospital environment. Duke University Hospital has had an arts therapy program since 1978, possible one of the earliest in the US. (I am going to do some tracking of the history of these programs and will update the information.) Today’s post gives a brief overview of the Duke program and its impact on patients.

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Source: Putting the Arts in Health | Duke Today

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Integration of the Arts in Health!

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World-leading academic appointed to lead play research centre | University of Cambridge

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***Play Is Essential Series: Lego Professor of Play***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Play is especially important in the development of children. The Lego Foundation is funding a professorship and research center on play in child development at the University of Cambridge, England and the appointment of the first Lego Professor has just been announced. Today’s post is that announcement and it includes an excellent overview of the work of the new institute. This is a major step forward in understanding child development.

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Source: World-leading academic appointed to lead play research centre | University of Cambridge

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the New Lego Professorship of Play!

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Rural Knowledge Meets Tech Innovation: What Ultra-Poor Entrepreneurs Can Teach the World | NextBillion

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***Rural Development Series: Barefoot College, a Beacon of Hope***

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            Barefoot College. founded in India over 40 years ago, has emerged as an international force in rural development. Through partnerships with the government of India, the United Nations and others, it is spurring education and training for poor, often illiterate, women in bringing solar power to their villages. Today’s post comes from the University of Michigan, which is featuring Barefoot College in its May publications. This is the best overall introduction to this amazing organizations, which is also one of the Beacons of Hope in my first resource guide in the Living Through Creativity series.

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Source: Rural Knowledge Meets Tech Innovation: What Ultra-Poor Entrepreneurs Can Teach the World | NextBillion

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Barefoot College!

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How to Set Up a Community Co-op – Shareable

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***Transforming Communities Series: A Co-op Guide***

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          A group of you have a great idea–you want to start a Community Cooperative, perhaps a grocery store, a restaurant, or another kind of local business. You don’t need to learn how to from scratch! Check out this useful guide to setting up a community co-op by Stir to Action, a leader in rural co-ops in the UK, and shared by our friends at Shareable. You will be glad you did!

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Source: How to Set Up a Community Co-op – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in Communities Growing Together!

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The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Tickled Inc.

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***The Arts in Prisons Series: San Quentin Prison Arts***

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          One of the major areas of wellness and the arts I am following in my research is the use of the arts in the rehabilitation of prisoners. One of the small lights in the darkness of current incarceration policies in the US is the expanding use of education and the arts in shaping a policy of rehabilitation rather than simply punishment. California is the state leading in this direction, although there is still much to do there as well. Today’s post offers you an in-depth look at the work created by prisoners in San Quentin, one of the most infamous of California’s prisons. I hope it will get you thinking about the potential and importance of prison rehabilitation.

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Source: The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Tickled Inc.

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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Arts in Prison Rehabilitation!

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The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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***Play Is Essential Series: Great Playgrounds in US***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. One of the important ways a community can support play is through the creation of playgrounds that offer inclusive opportunities for everyone. Today’s post shares with you the latest list of best playgrounds from Play Across America. You may find some good ideas here for your community.

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Source: The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Play Across America!

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New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

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***The Arts in Health Series: Community Impact of the Arts***

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          The arts are important for the health of communities and the people in them. This is especially true of low income neighborhoods. Today’s post summarizes the findings of an important study of New York City from the University of Pennsylvania’s “Social Impact of the Arts Project.” Thanks to Artsy Editorial for the story.

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Source: New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts in Communities!

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Las Cuevas de las Manos (Cave of Hands) – Lago Buenos Aires, Argentina – Atlas Obscura

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***Learning from the Past Series: Symbolic Importance of Hands***

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          The hand is a powerful symbol of thought and action, from ancient cave paintings to contemporary children celebrating their accomplishments in art.  The hand is also one of the symbols in the philosophical foundation of my work–that all human development occurs at the intersection of playing, making, and knowing. This post from Atlas Obscura introduces the hands of the ancient cave paintings of Argentina. If you are in the area, visit!

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Source: Las Cuevas de las Manos (Cave of Hands) – Lago Buenos Aires, Argentina – Atlas Obscura

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Hand!

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Honduran women light the way by United Nations Development Programme

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***Community Development Series: Barefoot College & Women Advancing***

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          I am a great admirer of Barefoot College and the work it is doing to educate women in its home country of India and around the world in becoming solar engineers for their communities. Today’s post tells the story of illiterate women in Honduras being trained through Barefoot College to install solar panels in their remote villages. It is a partnership of Barefoot College, the government of India, and the UN Development Programme.

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Source: Honduran women light the way by United Nations Development Programme

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Barefoot College!

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5 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Support Montessori Teaching – Exploring your mind

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***Transforming Education Series: Montessori & Neuroscience***

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          It is no secret that I am a great admirer of Montessori education and a long-time critic of most current education here in the US.  I believe we need a complete transformation of our early childhood and K-12 systems. Today’s post is an important one and should be carefully considered by educators and policy makers in education.

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Source: 5 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Support Montessori Teaching – Exploring your mind

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Strengths of Montessori Education!

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