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Trauma Narratives With Inner City Youth: The Storiez Intervention, Meagan Corrado 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Trauma Narratives With Inner City Youth: The Storiez Intervention, Meagan Corrado

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Research shows that inner city youth are being exposed to trauma at alarming rates. Not only are youth exposed to one incident of trauma, they are often victims of complex trauma. Evaluation of best practices and commonly implemented interventions for youth reveals that creation of a trauma narrative is an integral element of treatment for this population. However, there is a gap in the literature as it relates to the definition of the trauma narrative and the process by which the narrative should be created. The Storiez intervention is presented as a tool for clinicians to implement with trauma-exposed, inner ...


The Ones I Loved First: Stories, Jennifer J. Brewington 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

The Ones I Loved First: Stories, Jennifer J. Brewington

Dissertations

The following short story collection explores characters dealing with the loss of love from separation, alienation, and death. The stories were written between 2012-2015.


The Lightbringer: A Novel, Brett L. Butler 2016 Abilene Christian University

The Lightbringer: A Novel, Brett L. Butler

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Lightbringer is about a collision of two worlds: the world of a contemporary South Florida town and the magical world of Zariel, bringing with it the universal threat of the Terra. Childhood friends, Breck and Tom, are thrown into the middle of an ancient conflict between the Terra—a collection of alien races that have been transformed by darkness—and the forces of good. After an encounter with a magical pool of golden water, the boys must learn to use their new abilities to protect against the growing Terranox army. In the midst of their struggle, however, a mysterious ...


Design Introduction, Patt Gateley 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Design Introduction, Patt Gateley

be Still

Artist Statement on the be Still logo created for the journal.


Cultivation, Erudition, Edification, Ariel Lee 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Cultivation, Erudition, Edification, Ariel Lee

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Cultivation, Erudition, Edification is an exercise of self-portraiture. Few careers are as all encompassing, and all consuming as that as a physician. Becoming a physician is a metamorphosis, it changes who you are and becomes an intrinsic part of who you become. As a medical student, I am measured first by my intellect, and then by my communication skills, social competence and responsibility. In a way, I am somewhat disembodied by my profession. Everyday life comes with a mask on your face, bulky scrubs obscuring your gender and the epochal white coat spilling over with notes, books and instruments. Gender ...


Untitled, Robert Contrucci 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Untitled, Robert Contrucci

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Throughout the history of human existence the ability of the female form to bear offspring has remained a marvel of medicine and science prying the boundaries of our creator. This black and white silhouette of the female form with child gives us a positive and powerful statement. From this comes life, which fuels our mind and powers to help create, preserve, and maintain the health of the human form and fight disease.


The Bather, Paula Waziry 2016 Nova Southeastern University

The Bather, Paula Waziry

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What inspired me to work on the female form was the belief that our minds can create our reality. Most of my life I had suffered from morbid obesity - reaching at one point 288 lbs. Most likely my body weight reached higher numbers, but I refused to step on the scale after observing the dreaded 288! I was suffering from low self esteem, depression, severe low back pain, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and several other "itis" when I realized that the most powerful tool that I had available was my brain. If I was going to turn my life around, I ...


Sibyl, Paula Waziry 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Sibyl, Paula Waziry

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What inspired me to work on the female form was the belief that our minds can create our reality. Most of my life I had suffered from morbid obesity - reaching at one point 288 lbs. Most likely my body weight reached higher numbers, but I refused to step on the scale after observing the dreaded 288! I was suffering from low self esteem, depression, severe low back pain, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and several other "itis" when I realized that the most powerful tool that I had available was my brain. If I was going to turn my life around, I ...


Anatomy, Arash Nasajpour 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Anatomy, Arash Nasajpour

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I was inspired my senior year of college at NSU by a photograph in the endocrinology chapter of my biochemistry book. There are different preferences as to the ideal form. I would describe the goddess, Venus as the best form. I have drawn an anatomy character and it was an accident that I drew both gonads. The hermaphrodite may not realize nature’s chosen sexuality. This work is not an ill patient and speaks to me as being a step towards equality among women and men despite genital differences. It’s clear to me that women and men are equal ...


Untitled, Ben Sokoloff 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Untitled, Ben Sokoloff

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In the outdated traditional view of women, spiders are associated with certain qualities and attributes. Beauty. Grace. Cunning. Homemakers. Skill with crafts. I tried to imagine these over-generalized features in another form that can be juxtaposed with this antiquated view. And I came up with the spider from the story of Arachne.


To: Womanhood: All The Women Of Our Generations, Barbara Diana Gilbert 2016 Nova Southeastern University

To: Womanhood: All The Women Of Our Generations, Barbara Diana Gilbert

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Untitled, Sara Hartey 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Untitled, Sara Hartey

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Her work is inspired by a vision of medical equality and the magic within the intricacies of our bodies.


Untitled, Bhavik Upadhyay 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Untitled, Bhavik Upadhyay

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Female First year medical students celebrate Black History month on the osteopathic campus of NSU as the backdrop. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, I wanted to give this picture a strong perspective that would provide a solid foundation to the African American female students who would one day be future doctors of this country. I tried to contrast the man-made pillars on the left that appear to be steady but are temporary while on the right there is nature, often considered a female form, highlighted by branches of the tree; uncertain yet permanent.


Madonna And Child, Janie Packer 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Madonna And Child, Janie Packer

be Still

Clay is such an exciting and responsive medium in which to work. Most often I only have a germ of an idea when I begin a project. I begin to build a form and before I know it, a wild dance has begun between me and the clay. It seems to know the steps and where we are headed, so I blithely follow along, taking my cues from a bend or an outcropping in the clay. Maybe it’s starting to look like a weeping woman, or a cat with a crown on its head. I just let the dance ...


Fragile, Janie Packer 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Fragile, Janie Packer

be Still

Clay is such an exciting and responsive medium in which to work. Most often I only have a germ of an idea when I begin a project. I begin to build a form and before I know it, a wild dance has begun between me and the clay. It seems to know the steps and where we are headed, so I blithely follow along, taking my cues from a bend or an outcropping in the clay. Maybe it’s starting to look like a weeping woman, or a cat with a crown on its head. I just let the dance ...


Sad Swimmer, Janie Packer 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Sad Swimmer, Janie Packer

be Still

Clay is such an exciting and responsive medium in which to work. Most often I only have a germ of an idea when I begin a project. I begin to build a form and before I know it, a wild dance has begun between me and the clay. It seems to know the steps and where we are headed, so I blithely follow along, taking my cues from a bend or an outcropping in the clay. Maybe it’s starting to look like a weeping woman, or a cat with a crown on its head. I just let the dance ...


Root Of Everything, Christina Mangiaracina 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Root Of Everything, Christina Mangiaracina

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This piece is entitled Root of Everything. A woman waters the soil like she nurtures her family and inspires our minds. She plants the seeds in our heads so we can explore and see paths blooming from the branch up north all the way to the branch down south. The female form is the nutrient of life.


Bliss, Nergess Taheri 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Bliss, Nergess Taheri

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On a mission trip last year to Ecuador while I was waiting for the next surgery to begin I was able to capture this moment. The surgeon I was working with had leaned in to reassure the patient that he would be OK. You can truly see the love she has for her patient and the trust the boy has in her as his surgeon. This piece shows the true female form as a physician in her natural environment.


Cintya, Seher Chowhan 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Cintya, Seher Chowhan

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This is a painting of a girl names Cintya from Huancayo, Peru. I went to Peru on a medical mission trip with the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children in 2012. Cintya was in an orphanage called Rosario that houses victims of sexual abuse. Another girl at the orphanage had gone around the orphanage taking pictures and this painting depicts one on those pictures. I’m not sure what it is about the photo, but I just love the expression on her face and she has a natural, relaxed happiness that can only come from a close friend ...


Every Woman, Jamie Eller 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Every Woman, Jamie Eller

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I gave her a metallic outline to symbolize how women can be strong and resilient and simultaneously shiny and beautiful. Her core is painted the same as her surroundings and the color blue symbolizes fluid and flexibility that reminds us of the strength women possess while constantly adapting throughout their lives.


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