Art to heal the effects of trauma. Using trauma to create art.
75% – 93% of incarcerated youth have experienced severe trauma. Storycatchers’ methodology takes advantage of the intimate, collaborative process of creating musical theatre to help confront and heal the effects of severe trauma that can result in a semi-constant state of “fight, flight, or freeze” mode.
By providing a safe space for emotional exploration and personal expression, our youth learn to empathize with each other, solve problems together, build trust, strengthen their internal locus of control and create a vision of the recovery path ahead. Like any work worth doing, it’s a process. Keep scrolling to read all about it.