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Using theater to tell students' stories about childhood trauma, PTSD, and restorative discipline.

Jelena Woehr

Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment collaborated with the community of Long Beach to talk about what's really going on in Long Beach schools. They created a theater piece based on those real stories. Long Beach community members, alongside professional actors, performed the play at the Long Beach Art Center. It's a real story about trauma and childhood PTSD, school discipline and suspensions, resiliency and restorative justice from the kids who live it everyday.

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