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SEND HANDPRINTS
Dr. Irving is still accepting HandPrints from individuals, schools and organizations for inclusion in the Monument.

 

ATTEND WEBINARS
Dr. Irving provides Stress Reduction and other Healing
Webinars.

  Tell me how I can have my own Artwork or Message in the Child Abuse Monument.    

Trauma Drawing/Healing Drawing Webinars
Coping Strategies for Webinars
Mindfulness Meditation Webinars
Visualizations Webinars
Free StoryProject HandPrint Webinars

 
   

 



"Reaching Out" is a 10'x30' healing bronze Monument dedicated to child abuse victims and survivors. The Monument was sculpted by Michael C. Irving, Ph.D. in collaboration with hundreds of survivors and their supporters.
 



Dr. Irving is seeking your healing message as a HandPint for placement inside the Reaching Out: Child Abuse Monument moulds. Wherever you live, mail your HandPrint to Dr. Irving at: 274 Rhodes Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4L 3A3.

 

 

 

 


Michael C. Irving, Ph.D. Sculptor/Coaching and Counseling
StoryProject
LETTING GO THROUGH THE STORYPROJECT
Dr. Irving invites you to let go of your story though a HandPrint inside a bronze figure of the "Reaching Out Child Abuse Monument."
Meditation Gallery
MEDITATION GALLERY
"HEALING & INSPIRATION"

A peaceful place for reflection and healing created by Dr. Michael Irving. Please visit them to free your mind or become centered.

CREATIVE VISUALIZATION & RELAXATION FOR SURVIVORS

Inspired by work with the Monument, Dr. Michael Irving & Dr. Patrick Porter developed "CVR" Light and Sound Technology sessions for survivors.
       
 
       
Types of Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Child Neglect
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Sex Rings
- Child Pornography
- The Disabled
- Residential Institutions
- Ritual Abuse
- History of Abuse


- Resource Links
 

Impacts of Abuse
- Social Impact
- Personal Impact
- Impact of Witnessing
- Impact of Neglect
- Symptoms of Abuse
- Impact on Addictions
- Impact on Body and Brain

- Julie Atwood: On the Lighter Side

  Responses to Abuse
- Recovery
- Resources
- Help
- Remembering
- Responding
- Parents
- Getting Support
- Prevention
- Children's Rights
- Health System
- Laws
- Agency Responses
- Community Response
   

The "Reaching Out" Child Abuse Monument
 
Participant Quilt Squares & Writing        

Acknowledgment& Healing
- Monument Rationale
- Project as Social Action
- A Nation Responds
- Project Creation
- Reaching Out Symbol
- Monument Lessons

- Honouring Martin Arnold Kruze
- Martin Arnold Kruze by Kathy Vine

 
- Casting the Bronze

- Monuments

 

Monument Staff and Volunteers
- Dr. Michael Irving
- Assisting Sculptors
- BLP Bronze Foundry
- Monument Contributors
- Circle of Friends
- Friends of the Monument
- Monument Sponsors
- Sponsorship Validation

 

Community Impact of Monument
- Healing Monument
- Support for Allies in Healing
- Endorsements for the Monument
- Awareness Month
- Unveiling
- Monument Site/Home
- And Beyond...

 


   

From 1997 to 2003 The Survivor Monument Project
was active at its Birch Avenue studio in Toronto.

When a permanent site is confirmed and funding permits,
Dr. Irving will complete the bronze casting of the second "Reaching Out" figure.

     
The Survivor Monument Project (TSMP) 1997 - 2003
 


TSMP PARTICIPANTS
Survivors and their supporters from across Canada collaborated with Dr. Irving over a four year period to sculpt the quilt squares the
Child Abuse Monument Figures.

 
QUILT SQUARES & WRITING
An interactive gallery archiving the quilt squares, poetry, other writings of those who participated in The Survivor Monument Project (TSMP) phase of Dr. Irving's Child Abuse Monument.
  Poetry from the Monument
MONUMENT POETRY
Dr. Michael Irving led sculpting and poetry workshops with survivors and their supporters to create the quilt squares and poetry during The Survivor Monument Project (TSMP).
 
TSMP OUTREACH
As an artist and researcher, Dr. Michael Irving's vision included soliciting voices of those touched by child abuse to inform travelling exhibits of the Monument's art.
 
 

Monument Participant Stories
- Heroes of the Monument
- Quilt Square Workshop
- Facing Challenges
- Participant Journey
- Monument Stories
- Sue's Experience
- Ruth's Journal
- Ruth's MLG Forum Response

 

Participant Quilt Squares
- Cast Paper Art
- Quilt Square Archive Gallery
- Monument Quilt Square Placement
- Slideshow of Bronzes
- Flicker Photos
- New Media
-
Monument Videos
- Bronze Quilt Squares from 1st Figure
- Power is Changing Hands: G. Hoskins

 

Four Poetry Books of TSMP
- #1 Through Darkness and Thorns

- #2 Embrace My Innocence
- #3 To Break the Silence
- #4 After the Flood
- Complete List of Monument Poems

Participants Please Contact Dr. Irving

 

- Fundraising Appeal
- Donations

 
 

DONORS AND
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

QUILT SQUARE WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

PHOTOGRAPHY

QUILT SQUARE PLACEMENT

SLIDESHOW

QUILT SQUARE COLLECTION

- How to Donate
- Home
- Link to Us


*All Rights Reserved
copyright (1991-2004)


Your Donations are Needed
to Bring the Child Abuse Monument Home from the Foundry

* Donations *
* Story of the Monument/Phases of the Project * Phase 1: Design * Phase II: Create * Phase III: Implement * Phase IV:Positioning *
* Monument Overview * Monument Project Organization * Project Story - Flash Movie *
* A Healing Monument * Monument as Social Action * A Gift for Allies in Healing *
* Artistic Director: Michael C. Irving, Ph.D. * Assisting Sculptors * Studio Visits *
* Monument Conception/Creation * Monument Sculpting * Casting the Bronze *
* Quilt Square Workshop Participants *
Heroes of the Monument * Facing Challenges * Monument Lessons * Monument Stories
* Self Care Activities for Survivors * Well Being * Creating Coping Lists * Meditation Gallery *
* Information on Child Abuse
* Types of Abuse * Impacts of Abuse * Responses to Abuse *
* Resource Links on Child Abuse *
* Survivor Monument Poetry and Quilt Square Books *
* Awareness Campaign * Research Forum * Cambridge Tour * DAs School *
*
Contribute a HandPrint Message for Placement Inside the Child Abuse Monument *
* Sponsorship as Healing * Sponsors * Local Sponsors * Sponsorship Opportunities *
* Unveiling *


*All Rights Reserved
copyright (1991-2012)