The Ragdoll Projectin collaboration with Avenue 50 Studio invites you to The Ragdoll Project & Our Community: general workshop and information session for professionals working with children.

The Ragdoll Project is a unique process that combines doll making with writing and other art forms to facilitate individual and community healing. Through this unique process, participants transform their personal stories which have been impacted by life transitions and trauma into empowering narratives that can be utilized as tools to develop and strengthen social emotional skills needed to foster healthy life choices.

The first half of the day will be devoted to experiencing the general Ragdoll Workshop, then after a quick snack break we'll return to the session to learn about Our Community, a ragdoll workshop project for children of all ages. In this segment of the information session you'll learn how you can become a trained facilitator. Our Community workshops are designed for children who have experienced community violence and socioeconomic inequality. The workshop promotes increased self-esteem, while decreasing self-judgment, and strengthening communication and decision-making skills.

Sunday July 18th, 2015 11 am - 4pm(1:30 break for refreshments) 

$10 rsvp & materials feeRSVP here

You can pay for your ticket via the eventbrite website, or you can call Kathy at Avenue 50 Studio at 323-258-1435 for information on how you can reserve your seat via check or cash. Space is VERY limited to only 20 seats for this particular workshop, please make sure to RSVP as soon as you can. 

This event has been sponsored in part by the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council and through Poets & Writers through the James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.