Storytelling and Games to Address Trauma

Storytelling and Games to Address Trauma

Project: "MAVKA"

Children are being traumatised by the violence in Ukraine and are in need of safety. Several approaches can provide support for victims of trauma conflict. Storytelling allows us to make sense of information in an organised way whilst combining elements of play. The aim of the project is to develop a 'serious game' providing children and young people affected by war and conflict with an opportunity to engage in mixed media to process emotion and trauma.

The Team expertise for this Societal Challenge is in Social Sciences, Literature, and Computer Science.

Mel McKendrick

Dr Mel McKendrick, Associate Professor in Psychology, Heriot-Watt University

Carolyn Jess Cooke

Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Reader in Creative Writing, U. Glasgow

Mathieu Chollet

Dr Mathieu Chollet, Lecturer in Healthcare Technologies, School of Computing Science, U. Glasgow

Igor Tereshcenko

Dr Igor Tereshcenko, Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Ukraine

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