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Leyla Akca Atik (Turkey)

Clinical Director of Project Lift

  [embed][/embed] Leyla Akca Atik is a licensed creative art therapist based in Turkey. Four years ago, she launched Project Lift - Hold My Hand to support the increasing need of psychosocial services for refugee children living in Turkey. Her program creates a safe environment for the children to overcome the trauma of war by expressing themselves through art, music and dance sessions. Engaging in such creative and structured psychosocial activities helps children identify their feelings and manage their reactions, increase problem solving skills, practice helpful thinking, and build healthy social connections. Location:  Turkey