Dance/Movement Therapists and other community leaders were invited to hold a dance event as part of the National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day May 3, 2011. ADTA is proud to be a collaborating organization with SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency. The theme of the 2011 Awareness Day concerned promoting resilience in children and teens. Click the icon to the left to visit the SAMHSA webpage for more resources and information. Also, view the Tipsheet: Promoting Resilience through Dance.
Read ADTA President Sherry Goodill's guest blog entry for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) on dance and dance/movement therapy in conjunction with SAMSHA's National Children's Mental Health Day!
The ADTA was proud to be a participant in Arts Advocacy Day, a public awareness project of the American for the Arts, on Monday and Tuesday, April 4th - 5th. This was a collaboration with the other creative arts therapy organizations, the Society for Arts in Healthcare, and many other national entities. Please click here for the DMT research articles referenced in the Advocacy Day 2011 document, "Field at a Glance."