Post-disaster Storyboarding Book?

Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better.

In the Chūetsu, Japan case study, story telling and acting out traumatic moments were forms of play therapy for children after the earthquake. Could a book of pages that create a storytelling format (by positioning blank boxes after question prompts) help in recovery? Perhaps it could be on an erasable surface so the traumatic event is erased after the story is told? It would be a fill in the blank approach to storytelling and encourage survivors to share their experiences while guiding them towards positive meaning-making. Maybe the books are collected and turned into a community art project / memorial?

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