This workshop aims to inspire, support, and offer guidance to others seeking innovative, effective treatments targeting incarcerated adolescents. It will describe how the Music/Arts Initiative Program is transforming the lives of incarcerated youth in one Midwestern juvenile correctional facility and will cover the background history, program development steps, programmatic challenges and successes, and program data and outcomes.
- Describe positive outcomes of introducing and engaging incarcerated adolescents in music and the arts
- Outline steps to take in developing a music and arts program
- Discuss how music and arts provide culturally appropriate experiences that foster prosocial life skills