Art Chang

4. The long-term effects of COVID-19 on students and schools will take years to understand. It is widely acknowledged that arts education provides authentic ways for students to build long-term social-emotional competencies (such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, empathy, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making). How will you provide school communities with the tools and resources needed to confront and address trauma while fostering a welcoming, supportive environment?

See my education policy, referenced above.

New York City abounds in resources to provide art therapy, from universities that offer majors and advanced degrees to nonprofits that provide direct services. As Mayor, I will look first to community-based partners to develop the resources for the city’s school system, students and families.

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