Atlanta-based Foundation Expands Role in Jordan Registers as local NGO

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Medical Community Embraces ArtReach Foundation's Stress Relieving Concept

Atlanta-based ArtReach Foundation® announces the official registration of operation as a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Jordan. The King Abdullah II Fund for Development has incubated the Atlanta-based nonprofit over the last eighteen months in Jordan.

In its first official act as an NGO in Jordan, on June 23, Ms. Susan Anderson, The ArtReach Foundation, Founder & CEO, and Board Director, Mr. Christopher A. Morley, MPH, will present a special lecture at the International Medicine Academy meeting in Amman, Jordan. The lecture is titled “Is there a Role for Art Therapy for Stress Relief and Emotional Support for Patients and Families who are Hospitalized with Complex Multi-System Failure?”

The ArtReach Foundation (ArtReach) is a global leader in advancing emotional well-being and social health. Since 2000, the organization has provided programs for people in diverse regions such as Bosnia, Lebanon, Jordan and the U.S. Gulf Coast. ArtReach’s mission is to assist the growth and development of adults and children who have experienced traumatic effects of war, violence, and/or natural disaster through creative expressive arts therapies.

ArtReach is dedicated to its two main initiatives launched in 2009 and 2010:
The ArtReach Middle East Institute which trains teachers, social workers and healthcare professionals in the Middle East region who serve children and adults suffering from trauma and violence; and ArtReach: Project America which helps U.S. military and their families who suffer from “invisible wounds” of war known as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

For information on the organization, visit: http://www.artreachfoundation.org and http://www.artreachprojectamerica.org    

For more information on the International Medicine Academy, visit: http://www.intamed.org

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Jenny Constantino
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