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Creative-Expressive Life Writing and Telling (in crisis) Youth Curriculm in English and Arabic

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posted on 2022-03-15, 12:36 authored by Siobhan CampbellSiobhan Campbell, Meg Jensen

A co-developed Curriculum in Creative and Expressive Life Writing and Telling for Youth in crisis situations. As part of the AHRC Global Challenges project Expressive Life Writing in Crisis, Lebanon, the authors co-developed a curriculum for young people in response to direct need for a low-cost intervention with proven psycho-social wellbeing improvement markers. Working with Akkar Network NGO Lebanon, with psychology readers from AND and the OU (Dr. Zoe Walkington) and with Farah Sankari of Shift International, this curriculum was subsequently tested and iimplemented by SHiFT International , Tripoli, 2021-22 (see separate report).

Available in Arabic and in English.


Expressive Life Writing and Telling During Crisis: Addressing Urgent Needs in the Akkar Governorate, Lebanon

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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  • Contemporary Cultures of Writing
  • Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
  • International Development & Inclusive Innovation
  • Citizenship and Governance