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Beautiful Healing Through the Arts
 

Since 2010, we've been leaders in bringing effective arts-based resources to trauma survivors and those who care for them.

We provide training and support to individuals and organizations who want to offer effective arts-based care to survivors of natural disasters, human trafficking, forced migration, domestic violence, homelessness, and other types of trauma. 

 
 
“First Aid Arts provides necessary skills to facilitate empathy, attachment, connection, creativity, and a renewed sense of vitality for care providers working within trauma affected communities. Their curriculum is well-researched, tested, and flexible enough to meet the needs of organizations.
— Nisha Sajnani, Ph.D. Harvard Program of Refugee Trauma
 

 

Healing and harm reduction are possible through the arts. 

 Our trainings and toolkit programs are informed by neurological and psychological research that supports the use of arts-based psychosocial resources to promote resilience and reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Our trainings equip responders, facilitators, and partners, in the areas of:  

 
 
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PSYCHOEDUCATION
Develop a thorough understanding of the impact that traumatic stress has on the brain, body, relationships, spirit, and community.

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WORKING WITH DISTRESS
Identify and respond to trauma-related behavior and normalize the common adaptive strategies known as fight, flight, and freeze.

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SELF CARE
Incorporate the arts into your self and staff care routine to help increase resilience and reduce the negative effects of secondary and vicarious trauma.

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MULTI-MODAL ARTS
Understand how different forms of art and creative expression engage the brain/body and promote healthy connections with others.

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GROUP FACILITATION
Learn how to facilitate intentional trauma-informed multi-modal arts-based activities within a group setting.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are counselors, artists, people of all walks of life who understand the healing power of the arts.

Advisory Council  |   Governing Board  |  Staff  |  Trainers


 

CONTACT US

Our headquarters is in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Our services and network of partners span the globe.

 

Phone: +1 (903) 472-9092

 

Email: info@firstaidarts.org

 

Mailing Address:

FIRST AID ARTS 

PO Box 31325

Seattle, WA 98103