Honoring Voice: Unlocking memories through avatar-based storytelling
at VTCC (Virginia Treatment center for children)

Honoring Voice is a virtual storytelling platform that allows children with trauma-related memories to create personalized narratives through avatars. Customizable avatars will enable embodied storytelling, facilitate role-playing performances and ultimately foster participants’ creativity, sense of community and personal meaning making for traumatic

HonoringVoice Avatar tool will be designed to help the children participants to create their own avatars on screen, reflecting the multiple states of selves, and playfully act out, improvise and imagine their memories through their avatars, in a safe distance

Jacob Schmitz, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
VCU Health System