Using the trauma narrative to share young people's Storiez through art - Generocity Philly

People

Aug. 23, 2017 11:27 am

Using the trauma narrative to share young people’s Storiez through art

Social worker and therapist Meagan Corrado's Storiez program helps youths creatively express past trauma. She explains how it works on "Around the Corner."

Dr. Meagan Corrado.

(Screenshot via Vimeo)

“Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


“Trauma-informed care” is a common theme in impact work.

But after therapist Meagan Corrado completed her MSW degree, she looked for programs that could clearly explain how to help people share their “trauma narratives” and found none. So, in 2015, she made one herself.

What she came up with is Storiez, an intervention that helps inner-city youth “reflect on their past experiences, positive and negative” and “creatively express them,” she said. The end goal is for the program participants to be able to ask themselves, “In light of all the things I’ve experienced, where do I want to go for the future?”

The result could be an art project, a written story or something else. Corrado has since trained about 700 therapists in the intervention and written a handful of books and do-it-yourself guides about Storiez, including “Storiez: A Feelingz Guide,” to be released next month.

Learn more in her “Around the Corner” interview below.

 

Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Black-led BanksGiving and Empify are focused on changing financial futures

Philly’s Cheryl Ann Wadlington, founder of The Evoluer House, named a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

On June 17, First Person Arts and EMOC launch a virtual event they hope will shatter misperceptions of men of color

What does COVID-19 mean for the mental health of Philly’s LGBTQ+ students?

TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms — here’s why kids love it

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Good food + good people + good cause = good times

Philadelphia

Maternity Care Coalition

Advocate III – MOMobile Healthy Start Program

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

Seasonal Campaign Associate

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Executive Director

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity