Seeing the devastation in Haiti is heartbreaking. It brings to mind the tremendous loss that the trauma of a natural disaster brings. In response to a local organization recruiting artists and arts therapists I'm considering going in about six weeks to work with children as they begin to process the loss and trauma they have experienced. It is a mixed blessing for me to have direct experience in traumatology and I hope that I can help prepare other therapists for this work using my own experience and research into music therapy in the post-disaster environment.
Check out BuildaBridge International: Visit Artists on Call: International at:http://buildabridge.ning.com/groups/group/show?id=3956701%3AGroup%3A27&xg_source=msg_mes_group They are particularly interested in those who speak French or Creole. I'll post more soon, I promise.