As Bill Rossi says in Venturing Together: Empowering Students to Succeed: “There is widespread belief among trauma experts that trauma resides where it is experienced, which is a non-verbal, more reflexive, intuitive, primal and fundamental area … It seems logical that problems need to be addressed from the same areas in a person where the problem was experienced and resides.” Venturing Together makes a strong case for the ability of the arts to address trauma.

April 24, 2013
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The Arts for Youth Trauma: An Answer to the Cry of Our Time

The Arts for Youth Trauma: An Answer to the Cry of Our Time Interview with Bill Rossi, 2009 Digging in to look for the life within […]
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Vulnerable Youth: How Creativity Transforms Trauma

Vulnerable Youth: Creativity Transforms Trauma Creativity transforms trauma. Since trauma creates tension that often feels unbearable, people have no choice but to find a release. A […]
April 23, 2013
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Escalating Violence in Our Village

Escalating Violence in our Village April 2013 I wanted to begin this piece by saying, “In the wake of the Newtown shooting,” but it doesn’t seem […]