There are lots of people in the world sharing creative ways to bring awareness to foster care. Dahl Arts Center’s Inside Out exhibit is a beautiful expression of children’s hearts and a great peek into children in foster care. Anastasia Smith, art teacher and artist, runs the program which not only gives outsiders a glimpse into the mind of a foster child, but also provides training for foster parents to provide art therapy for the children in their care. This program is a Rapid City, South Dakota program that could be emulated by other organizations throughout the country.

Take a look at this video here to see how many children, at their young ages, have learned to put on a happy exterior even while hurting on the inside.