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RE-Create Newsletters
November 2016  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Life in the Studio

Summing up an entire year of studio time at RE-create in one newsletter is a daunting task, but as I reflect back on 2016, I am overwhelmed by a sense of blessing and vibrancy. RE-create has been graciously and continuously blessed by our circle of supporters this year, support which is essential to us offering a vibrant and healthy sense of community to the youth who come through our studio doors.

November 2014  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Life in the Studio 2014

In this issue, read about new initiatives in the studio as well as a spotlight on a youth artist and exciting new resilience research!

December 2011  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Change in Motion

Artistic Director, Betty J.B. Brouwer reflects on how change and flexibility are two words to describe the last year at RE-create.

December 2009  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Creating Connections

Recreate Outreach Art Studio’s December 2009 newsletter. In this edition Betty J.B. Brouwer speaks to partnerships that define and are essential for Recreate.

December 2015  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Sights and Sounds of Where We Belong

There has been lots of activity at RE-create this past year. Read about some of our dedicated volunteers, exciting art exhibits and projects and of course our incredible youth!

December 2013  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Life in the Studio

Studio Coordinator, Meghan Hers describes life in the RE-create studio, highlighting the recent art crawls and our new partnership with World Vision Canada.

November 2010  DOWNLOAD PDF >
Creating Community

In this November 2010 newsletter, Betty Brouwer describes how relationship building is the heart of Recreate.


Audio Files
Drew Marshall, Mark Vander Vennen and Jennifer Bowen

Mark and Jennifer joined Drew Marshall’s show for their “Pub Crawl” portion of the show on October 4, 2014.  Listen this interview as they discuss CAP, suicide, self-harm and domestic violence.  You can find this interview here on the Drew Marshall page.

Drew Marshall & Gord Hope
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Drew Marshall interviews Gord Hope on July 16, 2011. Drew gives Gord a scenario of someone dealing with an addiction. Gord talks about the importance of professional help and about an unhealthy expression and how it has the potential to be changed to a healthy expression.

Drew Marshall & Jennifer Bowen
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Drew Marshall interviews Jennifer Bowen on October 1, 2011. Jennifer Bowen was a guest on the Drew Marshall show. Jennifer offers some advice to someone considering internet dating.

Drew Marshall & Mark Vander Vennen
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Drew Marshall interviews Mark Vander Vennen on September 25, 2010. Drew speaks with Mark for the “Counsel of Many”. Here Mark talks about how the caller can support her sister who has come out of an abusive relationship and how she can support her sister in parenting.

Restorative Justice podcast from Crossroads Connections

Mark Vander Vennen was a guest on Crossroads Connection, a voice for Restorative Justice.  Mark was invited to speak on Restorative Practices in churches in schools, and how to create a restorative culture.  Check out this interview here.

Drew Marshall & Marg Smit-VandeZande
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Marg Smit-VandeZande tackles three issues on the Drew Marshall show. Marg talks about how a parent can help their child with ADHD, and how another individual can care for aging parents and finally how someone can cope and change their life style with a recent health diagnosis.

Where is God when Mental Illness Strikes?
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Mark Vander Vennen gave this sermon at Bowmanville Rehoboth CRC on October 3, 2010.


Other Resources
Bringing EAP to Faith Communities: Genesis of a Canadian Congregational Assistance Plan

An article about Congregational Assistance Plan was published in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health:  Bringing EAP to Faith Communities: Genesis of a Canadian Congregational Assistance Plan

The Impact of CAP at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church
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The Impact of CAP at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church, Bowmanville, ON. Margaret Pypker gave this presentation at Shalem’s Annual General Meeting in 2008. She speaks about the surprising impact that CAP has had in her congregation.

Restoring Community in a Disconnected World
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This article is Ted Wachtel’s Inaugural Address of the IIRP Graduate School. This is the October 2007 edition of eforum from the IIRP.

Restorative Conferences Reduce Trauma from Crime, Study Shows
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Dr. Caroline M Angel reports on a study that says restorative conferences can help victims heal and move forward quickly. This is the August 2006 edition of eforum from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP).

Let's Talk! Study Guide
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Let’s Talk! is a study that looks at breaking the silence around Mental Illness in our Communities of Faith. This study can be used individually or in a group setting.

Biblical Faith and Walking Down Paths of Peace
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Mark Vander Vennen gave this talk at the “Rediscovering Calvin: Resources for Renewal Today” Conference on June 20, 2009 at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto.

A Tale of Two Churches: The Development of a Congregational Assistance Program

Shalem’s CAP program has been featured in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health in an article titled A Tale of Two Churches: The Development of a Congregational Assistance Program.

Standing Up for a Just Justice System
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In the Winter 2008 issue of Catalyst, Mark Vander Vennen addresses how Restorative Justice addresses the disconnect between the punitive and permissive pendulum.

Restoring Community in a Disconnected World
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Ted Wachtel, President of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) talks about Restorative Practices in school settings.

Vibrations between Emotional Health and Global Peace
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This is an article written by Mark Vander Vennen and published in theotherjournal.com. In this article Mark explores how we can understand the relationship between emotional health and global peace. You can download the article here.

Let’s Talk! Leaders Guide
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Let’s Talk! is a study that looks at breaking the silence around Mental Illness in our Communities of Faith. This study can be used individually or in a group setting.