A well-known longitudinal study called Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) provides information on the affects of common childhood traumas which guides our music therapists’ work with a trauma-informed approach. This allows them to authentically join with native students and families in the healing process and in increasing resiliency against past and present traumas.
The effects of trauma often manifest as delays in the typical developmental progression through Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development. Therefore, during music therapy sessions, therapists work with students to meet their present needs and help them to move forward in their social and emotional development.
In partnership with the native community, the local youth center, the Boys & Girls Club, and the public schools, the Music Project seeks to empower native youth and families.
Are you interested in how music therapy can help you or your loved one? Schedule a consultation now.