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In March, the Creative Forces clinical team was busy hosting events and outreach efforts to communicate the value and efficacy of creative arts therapies in alignment with other national efforts—the annual March observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month, led by the Brain Injury Association of America, and Creative Arts Therapies Week during the third week in March, as designated by the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Association.
Section 1 of Advances in Creative Forces® Clinical Research and Applications of the Creative Arts Therapies for Treating PTSD and TBI in Military-Connected Populations by Donna Betts
Image: Framework of representations of self as seen in mask imagery courtesy of Walker, Kaimal, et.al. 2017.
Original blog authored by Bill O'Brien Creative Forces Project Director published on the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Forces pages. Image credit:Seal Fireteam An interpretation of a fireteam of U.S. Navy SEALs escaping a storm by Rusty Noesner. Photo courtesy of the artist.
May 21, 2020 National Endowment for the Arts' Artswork Blog authored by Community Connections Manager discussing the adaptations of the Creative Forces community network in response to COVID-19 in Spring of 2020. Image credit: Glen McCarthy teaches a guitar/ukelele workshop to military-connected participants over Facebook Live for George Mason University as part of an online Creative Forces Community Connections project. Photo courtesy of Dr. Niyati S. Dhokai, Veterans' Arts Initiative, George Mason University.