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Wounded Warriors

Teaching Skills for Life

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Teaching Skills for Life

Nguyen says that art therapy has many purposes, and one of its many benefits is that the soldiers will learn skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. They can continue to draw and paint to deal with other problems that arise in their life.