Tasha Golden

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A doctoral candidate in public health, Tasha Golden studies the impact of the arts on stigma, advocacy, and public health inquiry and practice. She has led trauma-informed creative writing workshops for incarcerated teens since 2012 and has established a community partnership with the University of Louisville, Youth Detention Services, and Sarabande Books that offers arts programming for detained girls while advancing their voices in justice reform. Golden trains researchers and teaching artists on arts-health partnerships; she also consults for local and national organizations regarding arts-based health initiatives and program evaluation.
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Arts & Culture

Arts, Culture, and Community Mental Health

Examples of projects around the country that are infusing community development with creativity and collaboration and stimulating the potential for unique mental health benefits.