Department of Music Therapy, Signed a MOU With Seoul Seodaemun Police Station
On September 8, 2022, Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School (Director: Professor Hyun Ju Chong) and Seoul Seodaemun Police Station (Chief: Gyum-Soo Park) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of care for children and adolescents who are the victims of domestic violence and child abuse within the Seodaemun-gu district.
(From the left)Sun-Rae Lee, Chief of Seodamun Police Station, Hyun Ju Chong, Director of Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School
The two institutions are willing to cooperate mutually in order to provide the right attention and care to children and adolescents in the community through music. They will build the foundation for network between the local government and academia and, thereby, collaboratively develop and implement programs for ▲ providing the psychosocial support for children and adolescents who have trauma related to domestic violence and child abuse ▲ supporting the involved family and addressing psychological issues of the parents and ▲ addressing the issues related to gambling and game addiction in adolescents. Thus Ewha's Department of Music Therapy Education will be in charge of running music therapy programs tailored to individualized needs of children/adolescents involved in such violence or addictive behaviors and integrated support for their family by dispatching students, graduates, and researchers.
Since the MOU signing with Western Seoul District Prosecutors' Officie in 2013, Ewha Music Therapy Program has been actively conducting music-based support programs for adolescents in probation in seven cities in Korea based on tri-partite networking model. Also, it has been playing a leading role in developing and expanding various music therapeutic programs for those who require social support.
This MOU is expected to become a meaningful opportunity for building a great cooperation model that may expand support for addressing psychosocial and developmental needs of children and adolescents with psychosocial issues via music therapy within the community where Ewha is located.