ERIC Number: EJ888737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Music and the Expressive Arts with Children Experiencing Trauma
Davis, Keith M.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n2 p125-133 2010
The creative and expressive use of music can be a powerful therapeutic intervention with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. In this article, a model for increasing self-awareness and self-understanding including materials, facilitation, and processing of musical activities in group format is presented. Creative activities such as the "feelings ensemble" and "feelings symphony" are illustrated in a case application with children transitioning back to school following a tornado. Implications for the role of expressive arts activities in the aftermath of a natural disaster are discussed.
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Natural Disasters, Music, Creative Activities, Art Activities, Metacognition, Emotional Disturbances, Role
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