Responder & Group Facilitator Trainings • Seattle, WA


Level I: Responder • August 9-10, 2019
Level II: Group Facilitator • August 12-13, 2019

Registration closed on July 24, 2019.

First Aid Arts equips trauma care providers, community workers, and volunteers with arts-based tools and training. 

Our Level I Responder Training will provide you with a thorough introduction to trauma and the arts, plus essential skills to use the First Aid Arts Toolkit to care for yourself and others.

Our Level II Group Facilitator Training equips you to facilitate a trauma-informed arts-based group to help increase resilience, and provides opportunities to explore how to adapt activities to suit your specific context.  

Please note that attendance of the whole training is required. Participants missing more than 2 hours will not receive certificates.



  • Friday, August 9, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Level I is a prerequisite for participation in Level II

  • Monday, August 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday, August 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Our training rate includes:

  • 12 hours of training

  • Printed manual

  • Art supplies

  • Toolkit to bring home

  • Lunch, beverages, and snacks during workshop hours

  • Unlimited access to HQ, our online post-training resource platform

As an organization, we believe in the importance of making the expressive arts accessible to individuals regardless of economic status - this means payment equity through the use of a sliding scale.

Because of our commitment to accessibility, we offer 10 deeply discounted scholarships and 2 work-study opportunities for each training. Applications for this program are now closed, as the deadline was June 25.

Please reach out to Jo Vance if you need further assistance. We want to help you through this process as much as we’re able.

If you have resources or access to resources, we invite you to pay the second or third option on the scale, which best reflects our actual costs to provide this training for each participant and sustains our ability to provide this scale.

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Ballard Homestead

6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117


Registration Q&A

Are CE units offered?

CE units are offered for this training, and can be purchased above. Each training level provides 12 clock hours of Continuing Education Units that meet the Washington State Department of Health criteria for LMHC, LMFT, and LMSW. CEUs are made available in partnership with the Evergreen Art Therapy Association.

A fee of $25 is charged for each CEU certificate (Level I & II are separate certificates). Please indicate on the registration form if you will require one or two CEU certificates, and add the same quantity to your cart before checking out.

We can only provide CEU certificates to individuals who can attend the full training schedule for both days. If more than 1 hour is missed in each day, we cannot provide a CEU certificate.

Are there scholarship and work-study options available?

Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to offer 10 deeply discounted scholarships and 2 work-study volunteer spots for each training. To learn more and apply, visit our scholarship and work-study page. Our deadline to apply for both options is June 25, 2019.

Are there other ways to pay for the training?

We encourage you to engage with your community to raise the funds for the training and to spread awareness about why the arts and creative expression are so vital!

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

We regret that refunds are not available once registration closes. You are encouraged to sell or gift your registration to a colleague.

What’s the registration deadline?

Please register by midnight PST on July 25, for both or either training. If we reach max capacity, we will close registration early, so don’t wait to secure your spot!

Other questions or concerns? 

Please don’t hesitate to email Jo Vance.



Registration is now closed. Our next set of trainings will take place in early 2020. Please email Jo if you want to be placed on a mailing list to receive more information on those trainings.

  • CHOOSE YOUR TRAINING: If you haven’t done a training with First Aid Arts before, you can register for Level I, or choose to take both Level I and II trainings together. If you already have a Level I certificate from First Aid Arts, you are eligible to register for Level II.

  • SELECT SLIDING SCALE OPTION: As a commitment to accessibility, our rates are on a sliding scale of 3 different options. To determine your rate, refer to the income levels in the dropdown menu.

  • COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM: Click Register Now to fill out a required registration form. When you submit it, it will be added to your cart at the top right of this page.

  • ADD CEUs, IF APPLICABLE: If you require CEUs, add them to your cart now. Each training level provides 12 clock hours of Continuing Education Units that meet the Washington State Department of Health criteria for LMHC, LMFT, and LMSW. A quantity of 1 will provide CEUs (12 clock hours) for 1 training. If you would like CEUs for both trainings, select a quantity of 2.

  • TIME TO CHECK OUT: When you are ready to check out, look for the tiny shopping cart icon at the top right corner of this page. Click here to make payment and finish the process.

  • DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Registration closes at noon on July 24, so be sure to register before then. If we reach max capacity, we will close registration earlier than the deadline; don’t wait to secure your spot!

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