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December 11, 2013

Art therapy program seeking volunteers

NORMAN — Moore Public Schools is seeking assistance for an art therapy program being offered to students effected by the May tornadoes. The program, which starts in January, will serve students from Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools. 

With supplies and curriculum donated from Art Feeds — a nonprofit organization that assisted students after the 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado — 850 students in 37 classrooms will be served.

Curriculum was designed by educators, art therapists and mental health professionals to help children cope with trauma. Volunteers will participate in a one-hour training session to learn how to present lessons and work with students.

Individuals interested in helping with the program should contact Moore Public Schools Gifted Education and Fine Arts Coordinator Rebecca McLaughlin at 735-4272 or rebeccamclaughlin@mooreschools.com.

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