"Hi Juanita, Barry here in NJ, working with a wide variety of social service agencies in the substance abuse prevention/mental health field. Our target populations range in age from children through older adults. Just visited with a most fascinating…"
"New to the WC, have a background in social services working with families, youth and adults in various settings (substance abuse prevention). My technical training was in visual arts, looking to bring the two areas together and include…"
A place to share ideas, experiences & experiments in combining the creative arts with World Cafe. How can we use the arts with participatory processes to give greater access to the full range of human meaning & expression?See More
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I work for the NJ Dept. of Human Services Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services and work with Federal Gov't, State Gov't, Local Gov't and various types of community based agencies that provide a wide array of substance abuse prevention services to children through older adults. I came to field with a background in fine arts that I try to bring indirectly to impacting the programs/services that are provided to these various groups. I also serve in the role of a convenor/broker and in that role bring together diverse programs, services and people that make a contirbution to the above.
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Would like to chat with folks that may also have similar roles in their professional careers and learn from what is out there.
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I am very interested in the visual arts.Have spent 10 month re-tooling digitaly,at Sapir College adjescent to Gazza , soon I wil be ready to learn photoshop and other digital visual programs.I took over one year of private lessons in drawing painting sketching, colors, perspective and loved every minute of it/ For my first 11 professional years I believed that we can change the world through education, then I believed that first we need to hep humanity to heal so I was a touch therapist, Now its my turn to grow, re-tool, heal from the efforts of trying to change the world to a better place for all people who live in it, to find meaning, and motivation for the years to come.Let"s continue writing to each other, shalom ulehitraot, Marta Pasternak
Would like to speak with folks from around the world that are interested in some of what I have described in my brief bio. Very interested in cultural diversity, multi-generational programming and arts in the healthcare/social services arenas. Thanks for this fantastic experience, looking forward to sharing & learning.