Creative Forces will feature new learnings, research, and insights on a monthly basis.
The National Resource Center launched on July 15, 2020 with a webinar from 3:00-4:00 EDT that presented “Advances in Creative Forces Clinical Research,” moderated by Clinical Research Advisor Donna Betts with leading art therapy and music therapy investigators.
Clinical Research Findings (July 2020)
Advances in Creative Forces Clinical Research and Applications of the Creative Arts Therapies for Treating PTSD and TBI in Military-Connected Populations [LINK TO PDF FULL ARTICLE]
Creative Forces: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and state and local arts agencies that seeks to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Established in 2011, the program places creative arts therapists–art therapists, music therapists, and dance/movement therapists–at the core of patient-centered care at clinical sites throughout the country, including a telehealth program, and increases access to community arts activities. Americans for the Arts provides administrative support for Creative Forces.
Compelling preliminary evidence put forth by Creative Forces research supports use of the creative arts therapies in promoting rehabilitation and recovery for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma. To date, the 19 studies published by Creative Forces Network-affiliated researchers provide preliminary support for using creative arts therapies. Together, the findings justify continued growth of the program so that the nation’s military personnel, and families and caregivers, receive greater access to these therapies, as informed by best practices.
Continue reading "Advances in Creative Forces Clinical Research": Full PDF Article, I.Creative Arts Therapies PTSD and TBI Research, II. Clinical Research, III. Arts Therapy Research, IV. Music Therapy Research, V. Telehealth Program, VI. Conclusion with links to each section below.