Trauma has a significant impact on children, teenagers, and adults. Many of the challenges that social workers, counselors, and psychologists support clients in addressing stem from individuals’ difficulty managing trauma-related symptoms, memories, and feelings. Exposure to trauma results in significant consequences including fragmentation of the self, relational impairments, sense of foreshortened future, and emotional lability.
Best practices and common factors amongst evidence-based treatments speak to the importance of the trauma narrative in helping trauma survivors heal. Despite the importance of the narrative in the healing process, there are minimal resources to direct clinicians as they support clients in developing their trauma narratives.
Storiez uses the trauma literature and research to inform the development of strengths-based, culturally competent, engaging resources and training programs. These resources and trainings have been used by clinicians in a variety of settings including community arts programs, outpatient therapy centers, residential treatment and juvenile justice facilities, schools, prisons, inpatient and partial hospitals, and community based programs.
Storiez resources support trauma survivors in creating, voicing, and honoring their narratives and expressively processing past experiences. Storiez offers five published guides, two children's books, and Feelingz resources.
Storiez is excited to offer training to clinicians, community leaders, and trauma survivors. CEUs are available for specified training programs through the National Association of Social Work. Current training programs include Storiez: A Guide for Therapists, Storiez: A Do It Yourself Guide, Storiez a Feelingz Guide, and Storiez: A Group Treatment Guide. Additional trainings are also in development. Customizable training options can be provided on a wide-range of trauma related topics including trauma symptoms, trauma healing, attachment, and trauma-informed social work practice. Learn more about our in-person and online training options. Visit our calendar for information about upcoming Storiez-sponsored trainings.
Learn about the importance of creativity, voice, and honor in the Storiez process.