DARK TO LIGHT:

A Syrian Child's Journey


The Expressive Art of War-Wounded Syrian Refugee Youth

Dark to Light - A Syrian Child’s Journey, is an exhibition of expressive paintings on loan to us from injured Syrian refugee children who have crossed the border into neighboring Jordan. There Polus Center provides prosthetic rehabilitation services and psychological trauma care at the Sir Bobby Charlton Centre for Support & Rehabilitation in Amman.

 
 

    Read more   about the Dark to Light expressive arts program and Polus Center's work with   Syrian refugees in Jordan

Read more about the Dark to Light expressive arts program and Polus Center's work with Syrian refugees in Jordan

 
 

Expressions of Both Horror and Hope

This exhibit highlights the transformative impact expressive therapy can have on the rehabilitation process of children experiencing multiple traumas. These images reveal a continuum of recovery reflecting powerful emotions the children feel, but often do not have the words to express. Over the course of the therapeutic process the subject matter slowly shifts its focus from dark to light, death to life. As hope emerges it reveals a depth of resilience, courage, and optimism for the future that, if supported, will carry each child through the healing process placing them firmly along the road to recovery.  

 
 
 

video: Troy Word

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The Exhibitors