Life Story Board™ Development Projects Gallery

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka 1995

The Life Story Board was invented in 1995 by Canadian doctor Rob Chase, while he was doing research with children in war-affected communities. The original version was based on the genogram, which is a pictorial display of a person’s family relationships and medical history.

An elaboration of this model was rendered into a card and mat activity in the Butterfly Peace Garden expressive arts program in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, and tested in pre- and post-sessions with 20 children.


Northern Uganda, 2007

Through the auspices of War Child Canada, Dr. Rob Chase and a small team brought a prototype of the Life Story Board to use with a group of civil war-affected children living in the overcrowded Internally Displaced Person settlements in Northern Uganda.

The full final report of this successful project can be downloaded here.