Using Culturally Affirming, Thematically Appropriate Bibliotherapy to Cope with Trauma
Hurricane Katrina created a variety of issues that tested the resilience of families and children who were forced to relocate. This article describes the use of culturally affirming, thematically appropriate bibliotherapy as part of a long-term program to assist a group of elementary school aged African-American children cope with feelings of anxiety, displacement, and loss. This intervention provided a medium through which the participants could explore issues of isolation and the loss of their homes, family structures and a sense of security, while also providing academic and social supports.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Stewart, Pearl and Ames, Gwendolyn Parker, "Using Culturally Affirming, Thematically Appropriate Bibliotherapy to Cope with Trauma" (2014). Department of Family Science and Human Development Scholarship and Creative Works. 195.