Current and Past ML Programs  Workshops  Research Projects  ML Community Speaks

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Current and Past ML Programs

Creative Mindfulness Program: Juvenile Detention Camp, SCV (incarcerated teen girls)

Creative Mindfulness Program: Domestic Violence Center of SCV (ages 7 & up)

Creative Studio: Child & Family Center – Bright Beginnings Preschool

Art Action Project: Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley (youth)

Creative Studio: Northlake Hills Elementary School (children with special needs)

Healing Arts: Domestic Violence Center of SCV (children & adults)

Open Studio: Domestic Violence Center of SCV (K-6)

Open Studio: Family Promise (homeless community, K-6)

Animation: Boys & Girls Club of SCV (youth)

Creative Studio: South Korea (Grade 4)

Creative Exploration: South Korea (Kinder – children with special needs)


Workshops & Trainings

Creative & mindful techniques for self-care (professional development), East Los Angeles Women’s Center

Creative painting & intro to mindfulness (community workshop), Barnes & Noble, Valencia

Intro to Mindfulness, Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School

Creative Mindfulness and Self Care in the Midst of Change, Crystal Stairs

The power of creativity workshop for ECE students, College of the Canyons

The power of creativity workshop for parents, College of the Canyons

The power of creativity: observing and understanding children’s interests and behaviors through their creative expression (Professional Development: ECE teachers), College of the Canyons

The power of creativity workshop for ECE students, Miramar College, San Diego

Observing and making sense of children’s behaviors through play and creativity, Family Daycare Association of Santa Clarita Valley


Research Projects

The Power of Creativity: A Way of Life and its Potential for Social Change: 2013-2014

Creative Expression as Individual Culture: 2015-present

Mindful Creativity as a Means Towards Empathy and Compassion: 2016-present

The Impact of Transformative Environments and Creativity on Self-Concept and Expression: 2017- present


Million Little Community Speaks

quotation marks  Million Little is a remarkable program that has empowered the lives of children who have witnessed domestic violence. Through the use of the creative process, children explore their feelings and express their emotions in a safe and caring environment. DVC of Santa Clarita Valley has been honored to be a sponsor site for Million Little. quotation marks 2 – Linda Davis, Executive Director at Domestic Violence Center of SCV

quotation marks I want to thank you for taking the time to work with our students each week. The students are loving it. On Wednesday you will hear them say,
“Tomorrow, Ji?” and Thursday morning, “Ji coming!” I love seeing them so excited to participate and learn. I see growth with language requesting and behavior – not grabbing, waiting and following directions. I appreciate all you do. Thank you. quotation marks 2 – Aubrie Fairbanks, Special Ed Teacher at Northlake Hills Elementary School

quotation marks My sons have been talking about your program all week. This is all they talked about. To them, coming to your program is a very special event. quotation marks 2 – Parent from Domestic Violence Center of SCV