BLUE BOX THE BLUE BOX CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY CENTRE There are children within the community who struggle with exposure to early childhood trauma whether that be abuse, home life that is lacking in nurture, or exposure to violence. Thanks in part to support from The Ireland Funds, Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy Centre is the first program of its kind in Europe to offer creative arts psychotherapy both in their centre and in select schools. Through play therapy, music therapy, art therapy, drama, dance, and movement therapies with trained and accredited therapists, the Centre tackles its mission to help the most marginalized and disadvantaged children progress and grow. Here, Bernadette Kenny, CEO of The Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy Centre, shares her thanks with you, The Ireland Funds donors, for making this vital work possible. Life-changing intervention through the arts connect 2018 • 22