Storiez is a 9-step framework to assist inner city youth as they create, voice, and honor their trauma narratives. DIY Storiez is an adaptation of the full therapy version of Storiez. DIY Storiez is a tool for both clinical and non-clinical populations. It supports trauma survivors as they create abbreviated trauma narratives with or without the support of clinical staff. This training begins with an introduction to trauma (defining trauma, exploring trauma exposure and inner city youth, and considering the consequences of trauma exposure). Participants learn about best practices in trauma treatment for youth. The DIY Storiez intervention is presented using didactic material, video content, and participatory activities.
Meagan Corrado is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the creator of the Storiez Trauma Narrative intervention and has authored seven books. She provides therapy to inner city youth in the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ areas. She earned her DSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009, and her Bachelors of Social Work from Cairn University in 2008. She specializes in work with children and teenagers who have had difficult life experiences. She completed trainings in a variety of modalities. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, hospitals, and homes. She takes a creative approach to her work with children, adolescents, and families, incorporating elements of art, music, poetry, and play therapy in her clinical practice. Dr. Meagan’s interest in helping others process difficult life experiences began at a very early age when she helped family members and friends process feelings about significant life issues. Storiez stems from Dr. Meagan’s own personal experiences with trauma, as well as her clinical work with children, adolescents, and families.