Blank Slate

Art therapy is a key component of the Blackbox counseling curriculum, because it lets the boys express their feelings and tell their stories in a safe, productive way. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, the Blackbox team trained the counselors in art therapy...

The Call

The call comes in to the national office in the Dominican Republic, and the country director slumps down in his chair. These calls are the epitome of the word “bittersweet.” On one hand, there is a boy who has been freed from the abuse of the sex-tourism...

From Shocking to Something

Palm trees, beaches, and the warm waters of the Atlantic drive a booming tourist business in this area of the Caribbean. The nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are home to both extreme poverty and scenic, luxurious beaches. On the Dominican Republic side of...