The Soldiers at Ft. Hood loved our Share Art Heal Art Experience Kits so much that we were refereed to the head of the U.S. Army Arts And Crafts program. We are now working with them and the Army Art Thereapists to determine how the Share Art Heal Art Experience Kits can best be used in the U.S. Army Arts & Crafts: "Resiliency through Art" Initiative.
Fort Hood was the first to receive a seminar in art therapy. Thanks to a program started by IMCOM headquarters, workers in arts and crafts centers learn how small projects can help Soldiers and Family members heal.
What is the U.S. Army Arts & Crafts: "Resiliency through Art" Initiative?
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has partnered with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and Family and Morale Welfare Recreation Arts & Crafts staff to develop the Resiliency through Art initiative. These are conducted art engagement sessions that help active duty Soldiers deal with stressors associated with reintegration upon returning from war.