LEAD ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy serves children and their families when there are allegations of child abuse, neglect, or when children are witnesses to violence. They help various agencies such as law enforcement, DFCS, and the DA's office coordinate services for children and families by providing forensic interviews for children, hosting multi-disciplinary team meetings to share information, and providing therapy for children and adolescents ages 3-17 when the abuse or neglect has been substantiated.
They would like Paint Love to provide an outlet for the children to express themselves while connecting with other children who have had similar experiences.
They are interested in the art mediums of paint and sculpture, as many of the kids they have worked with find these mediums useful in expressing grief or anger
There will be approximately 5-10 students per program
They are open to different project themes, but suggest centering some projects around coping skills or resilience. The project must also fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community.
Events can take place in the afternoons or evenings, M-F.
They have 2 locations- one in Atlanta, near the Ormewood Park area, and one in DeKalb.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older, have a background check on file with Paint Love and complete the Darkness to Light and mandated reporter training which can be taken in person or online.
Volunteers must sign the GCCA volunteer code of conduct and protect the confidentiality of the children
Volunteers may not take or post photos of the students’ faces, names, or any photos that suggest their identity.