Title

Therapeutic Drumming for Community: Using Inclusive African Drumming to Teach Self-Regulation and Social Skill

First Presenter's Institution

Youth Villages, Inner Harbour Campus

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 9 (Plimsoll)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Participants will be able to describe the theory and practice of Youth Villages' Therapeutic Drumming Program. Participants will be able to describe how structured rhythmic activities can work on healing the brain of youth who have experienced trauma.

Brief Program Description

This dynamic workshop will expose participants to the theory and practice of Youth Villages' Therapeutic Drumming Program. About 25% of the workshop will be didactic, as we talk about the traditional uses of drumming and community in West Africa, and discuss how structured rhythmic activities can specifically work on healing the brain of youth who have grown up with multiple trauma. The other 75% will be experiential, as we learn some powerful warm-up activities and a traditional West African rhythm. By the end of the workshop we will be drumming joyfully in community.

Summary

Participants will be able to describe the theory and practice of Youth Villages' Therapeutic Drumming Program. Participants will be able to describe how structured rhythmic activities can work on healing the brain of youth who have experienced trauma.

Evidence

N/A

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Tom Harris, M.S., founder of the Youth Villages Therapeutic Drumming program, has been a musician since the mid 70’s. After receiving his Masters degree in Counseling, he began playing djembe in 1996 and created the Therapeutic Drumming program at Youth Villages outside of Atlanta. Notable performances with youth were at the Lincoln Center in 2002, and music festivals in Washington, D.C in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011. In 2009 he began certifying Therapeutic Drumming Facilitators in his model. A popular presenter, he has conducted workshops at numerous professional conferences around the country and internationally.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-11-2020 11:15 AM

End Date

3-11-2020 12:30 PM

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Therapeutic Drumming for Community: Using Inclusive African Drumming to Teach Self-Regulation and Social Skill

Session 9 (Plimsoll)

This dynamic workshop will expose participants to the theory and practice of Youth Villages' Therapeutic Drumming Program. About 25% of the workshop will be didactic, as we talk about the traditional uses of drumming and community in West Africa, and discuss how structured rhythmic activities can specifically work on healing the brain of youth who have grown up with multiple trauma. The other 75% will be experiential, as we learn some powerful warm-up activities and a traditional West African rhythm. By the end of the workshop we will be drumming joyfully in community.