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Music Therapy and its Impact on the Homeless Community

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Transcript of Music Therapy and its Impact on the Homeless Community

Music Therapy and its Impact
on the Homeless Community

Music Therapy
aids individuals suffering from physical, emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities and disorders
primary goals with homeless community
Resources
http://www.tandfonline.com.authenticate.library.duq.edu/doi/pdf/10.1080/08098130309478070

http://www.tandfonline.com.authenticate.library.duq.edu/doi/pdf/10.1080/17439760.2012.719923

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/Health.pdf

http://www.musictherapy.org/assets/1/7/MT_Forensics_2006.pdfhttp://search.proquest.com.authenticate.library.duq.edu/docview/1096957/fulltextPDF?accountid=10610

https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/ahar-2013-part1.pdf
Schizophrenia
Mental Illness
Depression
PTSD
Anxiety Disorders
Feelings of : despair
abandonment
confusion
marginalization
leg ulcers
frostbite
upper respiratory infections




Drug abuse
Domestic violence
Elizabeth Harris
Board Certified Music Therapist
Duquesne University
January 2013:
618, 042 people without homes
394,698 sheltered
215,244 not sheltered
1/4 are homeless children under 18
199, 690 homeless children
46,727 are unaccompanied
strengthen sense of self
and belonging
stimulate emotional
awareness
develop healthy verbal and nonverbal skills
learn relaxation
and coping skills
explore feelings and make positive mood changes
decrease impulsivity through
practical techniques
Chanting
Relaxation
Songwriting
Meditation
Music Listening
Group Singing
and Playing
develop healthy social interaction
provide stability and continuity in the lives of those that are ever-changing
increase feelings of self worth and purpose
12% of the homeless
are veterans
15.7 % of U.S. (4.5 million people) do not have health insurance
reduce anxiety
instill feelings of belonging and community
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