Teaching Vulnerable Children Conflict Resolution Skills through Music Therapy

Presented by: Anne M. Reed, David L. Hussey, Beech Brook
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 17, 2012

Session Description: The creative arts offer innovative and potentially effective avenues for addressing child developmental trauma, and related social and behavioral deficits, that are unresponsive to traditional treatment strategies. Analysis of data indicated that children were uniformly more on target in displaying and practicing important social and self-regulation skills in the music therapy condition. Learn how group music therapy may be an effective therapy modality to teach extremely vulnerable youth important social and self-regulation skills.