The Snohomish County Music Project’s work with the Tulalip Tribes was featured in the Everett Herald on Wednesday, October 21.
What appeared to be a simple singalong was actually a program in music therapy, run by the Snohomish County Music Project, a local nonprofit, and paid for by the Tulalip Tribes.
It’s also one of several initiatives the tribes have undertaken in the past year to enhance the mental well-being of its members.
It all falls under the category of “trauma-informed care,” a theory and practice that allows communities that have been exposed to extreme trauma to find a way to recover and heal, and which often extends beyond the initial triggering incident.
The Music Project’s work is part of a larger initiative to develop trauma-informed care to help communities, like Tulalip and Marysville, recover from events like last year’s tragic high-school shooting.
You can read the full article on HeraldNet.