Whether it's art and music therapy or art and music as therapy, it calms traumatized teens

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“We have a lot of kids who come from really traumatic backgrounds… and some days it’s just trying to keep them from fighting one another,” says Katie Meyers, a clinician at Levine School of Music and an associate professor at Howard University in Washington.

“The really cool thing about music therapy, for me, is that students relate to music and enjoy music. I’ve seen that keep really dangerous things from happening or escalating.”

Thanks to USA TODAY and SpreadMusicNow for the post Music and art are increasingly being used as tools for therapy for high school students who have faced trauma – from sexual abuse to homelessness.

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