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FXB Work-in-Progress: “The dog lives in a home. How come we live in tents?” The migrant child storytelling project
April 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
For the last three years, humanitarian psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Jones has been working with migrant children from around the world, who are living in Greece, Italy, France, Mexico, and Belize. She has created storytelling workshops in which children are encouraged to express themselves in any medium they choose: photography, film, drawing, words or a combination. The results are exhibited locally with children selecting their own contributions, which are also displayed on the migrantchildstorytelling.org website, with the children’s permission and with identifying details changed. Lynne will be discussing the what, where, why and how of the project in detail and welcomes feedback and ideas on further development.
Dr. Lynne Jones is an FXB fellow, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, writer, researcher, and relief worker. Jones has been engaged in assessing mental health needs and establishing and running mental health services in disaster, conflict, and post-conflict settings since 1990 around the world. Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry, her latest book, was published in the US in 2018. Until August of 2011, she was the senior technical advisor in mental health for International Medical Corps.
Read about an impromptu storytelling workshop she gave.