Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Arts in Health: Arts in the Military
Creative Arts Program Coordinator, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Faculty, UF's Center for Arts in Medicine in the College of the Arts
, Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network
President, Rollins & Associates
Founder and Creative Director, SongWritingWith:Soldiers
, Center for Arts in Medicine
Music Therapy Program Lead, National Endowment for the Arts Creative Forces Military Healing Arts Network
12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Ermyn King, Judy Rollins: A Portfolio of Caring Through the Arts: Creative Services Offered by ArtStream's Artists-in-Residence Team in the USA's Largest Military Medical Center
ArtStream's artists-in-residence (AIR) team has been providing a multifaceted portfolio of creative services for patients, families, and staff in the USA's largest military medical center during recent conflicts and beyond. Thorough AIR training (including vital scope of practice considerations), ongoing evaluation, relationship building and collaboration, and adaptation to changing needs, are all at the core of and assure quality control for AIR services. The team's portfolio has grown to include professional development offerings for healthcare providers and medical and nursing students. A study on its work with children of hospitalized service members with combat injuries appears in a 2015 Arts & Health issue devoted to arts and the military. The session will examine the foundational elements and features, benefits, and impact of this effective, growth-oriented military healthcare AIR initiative, while also addressing challenges and continuous learning involved in its operation.
1:05 PM - 1:25 PM
Darden Smith: Songwriting With:Soldiers -- Changing Lives Through Creativity
Songwriting With: Soldiers founder Darden Smith combines song, spoken word and images to show the importance of bringing art, skilled artists, and collaboration to not only the Veteran community, but to any population that has experienced marginalization, loss or trauma to foster connection, confidence and creativity.
1:25 PM - 2:00 PM
Heather Spooner, Jenny Baxley Lee, AnnMarie O'Malley, Rebecca Vaudreuil: The NEA Creative Forces Telehealth Project: Using Video-Based Technologies to Bridge the Gap Between Clinical and Community Based Arts Programs for Service Members Across the Military Treatment Continuum
This session describes a component of the NEA program Creative Forces that allows veterans to remain engaged with providers through clinical video telehealth as they transition from active duty service to veteran/civilian life (re)integrate into their communities. Telehealth can support veterans in transition in building relationships with community members through the arts as they continue to engage in expressive art forms as part of their healing process.