Healing and Education Through the Arts (HEART) Evaluation: Bosnia 2016

HEART, which stands for Healing and Education Through the Arts, is an arts-based approach to providing psychosocial support for children affected by serious or chronic stress. It uses the arts to help children process and communicate feelings related to their experiences.

In May 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina used HEART programming in child-friendly spaces (CFS) constructed to respond to children affected by severe and devastating floods and landslides. Following the emergency response, HEART elements were integrated into other project activities, primarily training for early childhood care and development (ECCD) professionals.

The primary purpose of the study is to generate evidence about how the HEART program contributes to children’s early learning and development, especially related to social-emotional development.

Published 2019-09-18