Poetry as Healer
Poetry as Healer
How can poetry support mental health?
Sandy Holman, Director of The Culture C.O.-O.P.
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Belle Cooledge Library
How can poetry promote mental health and healing?
Join us as special guest Sandy Holman shares how poetry can benefit people with mental health challenges and personal trauma.
Be empowered to become the author of your life and writer of your story.
This evening is an opportunity for everyone, no matter who you are, to discover new and meaningful ways to appreciate poetry.
P.S. If you’re not personally interested in coming to this event, all I ask is that you spread the word to somebody whose life might be positively impacted by attending.
Sandy Holman has presented to thousands of youth and adults on a variety of topics such as the achievement gap, early childhood education, literacy, resiliency, addressing the whole child, and character education.
She has focused special attention on the importance of culturally relevant, responsive services and materials as well as increasing cultural competency in educational and service-oriented settings.
Sandy is the founder of the Culture C.O.-O.P., an organization she developed to assist people and organizations working with equity/diversity in education, businesses, and the community. She has served as a consultant to countless organizations, locally and nationally, to help meet the needs of diverse populations. She also has committed herself to advocacy for children and education. Her experiences as an educator, program coordinator, counselor, outreach consultant, prevention coordinator, equity specialist, and author have given her a practitioner’s insight into the challenges communities and organizations are facing that goes well beyond theoretical research.
Sandy received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and her M.S. in School Counseling with a focus on Education from California State University, Sacramento. She has served on the Board of Directors of local and national agencies serving youth and adults, including the Youth Services Task Force, the National Dropout prevention network, Center for Regional Development, Progress Ranch group homes for emotionally disturbed children, and Yolo Unite, an organization serving youth and the community. She was recognized by Governor Wilson’s office with a Golden Rule award in the state of California for her implementation of a model parent involvement program at an “at risk” school.
Sandy has also received several awards and acknowledgments for her work, presentations and books.