Music Heals

Arvis Jones Hathaway holding an electronic keyboardWhen words fail, grieving children can find an outlet in music. That’s the success story for many foster youth and their families at Los Angeles-based mental health agency, Hathaway-Sycamores, who have been impacted by the musical therapy of Arvis Jones. Jones, the Assistant Director of the Center for Grief and Loss for Children is part of a growing professional field that taps into the restorative power of music to help traumatized children heal. To help them cope with loss, she reaches out to children and families with a bin of unorthodox tools like keyboards, claves, jingle sticks, tambourines, djembe and tubano drums. See how many lives she’s changed through her music therapy here.