Research Sources Supporting Effectiveness of Programs Similar to The Minerva Proposal

Ezell, Mark, and Michelle Levy. “An Evaluation of an Arts Program for Incarcerated Juvenile Offenders.” Journal of Correctional Education, vol. 54, no. 3, 2003, pp. 108–114. JSTOR, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

Program instituted in western Washington juvenile correctional facilities which saw reduced recidivism rates to 1/2 of the previous rates, and reduced in house incident rates of 1/3 the previous rates

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy, edited by David E. Gussak, and Marcia L. Rosal, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Comprehensive guide on how art can be used effectively in therapy to successfully reduce substance abuse, aggression rates, homelessness, deal with trauma related incidents, and poverty

Genuth, Andrew, and Drake, Jennifer E. “The Benefits of Drawing to Regulate Sadness and Anger: Distraction versus Expression.” Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2019, pp. Psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts, 2019–06-06.

Research Article describing a significant reduction in emotions such as anger and sadness after an individual participates in the act of creating art

Moore, Rosanna W. “Art Therapy with Substance Abusers: A Review of the Literature.” The Arts in Psychotherapy, vol. 10, no. 4, 1983, pp. 251–260.

Article providing many of the popular allusions and metaphors that exist within artwork and how it can be used to diagnose the severity of an affliction individuals are facing

Thomas, Y., Gray, M., McGinty, S. and Ebringer, S. (2011), Homeless adults engagement in art: First steps towards identity, recovery and social inclusion. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 58: 429-436.

Research paper describing the effectiveness of the implementation of an art program that The Minerva Program was partially inspired by. This program hoped to bring about a positive change within Australian homeless communities. Reports of tangible meaningful change, and 75% of participants interviewed describe the program as beneficial

Malchiodi, Cathy A. Breaking the silence: Art therapy with children from violent homes. Psychology Press, 1997

Paper written describing the use of art when dealing with trauma. Interesting excerpt describing the use of art as a space to safely describe genuine emotions

Gray, Heather M, et al. “How Do Homeless Adults Change Their Lives after Completing an Intensive Job‐Skills Program? A Prospective Study.” Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 45, no. 7, 2017, pp. 888–905.

Paper describing the meaningful impact that vocational skills such as socialization, collaboration, value identification, and stress management have on reducing homelessness. Large takeaway is the improvement of the rates of paid employment from 5.5% to 53.6% after completion of the program.

Morris, Michael H., et al. Poverty and Entrepreneurship in Developed Economies. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.

Research describing how the fostering of an entrepreneurial attitude and mindset can reduce rates of poverty, with a special focus within developed economies