Anna is an art therapist working with Camp Art Project in supporting children displaced by war. The majority of her experience has been with children offering art as a way to support socio-emotional behaviors that can result from trauma and displacement. She graduated from New York University in 2017, and after spending two previous summers running community art therapy groups with Syrian refugees in Istanbul, she has joined Camp Art Project in their mission to provide art therapy and mental health support. Her work in New York is community-based and consists of trauma-informed services for children who have a variety of trauma histories. Her work in Turkey encompasses ideas of group and community wellness; while working with Syrian refugee children, Ms. Stewart has witnessed the power that art can have in providing psychological relief.
NY Volunteers with Founder A. Turgut: Olga Yelchenko, Kerry Castellon, Anna Stewart, Lydia Viano