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.
NEA Presents Virtual Exhibition Featuring Military Service Member and Veteran Artwork
The National Endowment for the Arts proudly presents Creative Forces: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War—an interactive exhibition of visual art, music, and performances by military service members and veterans who are current or former participants in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The exhibition also includes first-person accounts from the artists about their experiences with creative arts therapies and effects of these treatments on their lives.
VA Centers Use Telehealth to Give Vets Access to Creative Arts Therapy
Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in Indianapolis, Cleveland and Jackson, MS, will soon be able to give veterans living with traumatic brain injury or PTSD access to art, music, dance and creative writing therapies through a telehealth program.
Creative Forces joins with VA to bring healing arts to Veterans
On the heels of announcing her initiative “Art Therapy: Healing with HeART” at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, on Oct. 18, second lady Karen Pence visited James A. Haley this week to see how the restorative power of art to active duty patients and Veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as their families and caregivers through Creative Forces.