Group Helps Kids Overcome Trauma Through The Arts

Aug 29, 2013

Tropical Storm Irene was a traumatic event for many Vermonters, and one can only imagine how the storm and its aftermath affected children.

A non-profit organization in central Vermont known as the Arts Bus Project is allowing children to work through the complicated healing process by giving them creative channels to express their emotions.

Director Cynthia Sandusky says that drawing, music and poetry can help children articulate what they can't put into words.

The project recently published a book called "Children, Trauma and the Arts", which includes samples of artwork as well as essays from the regional medical community.

VPR's Neal Charnoff speaks with project director Cynthia Sandusky.