Educators Use Poetry to Help Kids Talk About Trauma – September 13, 2019

How can art help heal trauma? We talk to a class of third graders to find out.

The timeline for recovery after a disaster is different for everyone. Educators in Santa Rosa are noticing that many elementary students are just now beginning to process their trauma from the 2017 wildfires. KRCB’s Adia White tells us how teachers — and visiting artists — are using the classroom as a space for healing.

This story was produced for the USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowship. For more recovery resources visit