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WE TRAIN PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU TO MAKE THE WORLD MORE BEAUTIFUL.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO START?

 
 

First Aid Arts
Intro Workshop

An inspiring, hands on introduction to the mission of First Aid Arts and the science behind arts-based psycho-social support that informs our values and our model of care.

Level I Training:
Responder

Our Level I training provides a thorough introduction to trauma and the arts while equipping responders to use the FAA Toolkit to care for themselves and others.                                                                      

Level II Training:
Group Facilitator

Our Level II training is an advanced course for FAA responders who want to move beyond individual interventions to facilitating FAA Toolkit groups.                                                           

Program Partner Trainings

We equip organizations to implement and measure complete evidence-based psycho-social support programs for specific populations. 

Workshops for the Workplace

Workplace trainings give teams and organizations creative tools to connect, communicate, and create a thriving culture. Proceeds support our mission by sponsoring trainings.

 

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FIRST AID ARTS
INTRO WORKSHOP

3 HOURS  |  FREE

You are passionate about making the world a more beautiful place, and you want to learn about our mission and model of care. This is the perfect place to start!

Our 3-hour introductory workshops are free to the public. Come enjoy an inspiring, hands on introduction to the mission of First Aid Arts and the science behind arts-based trauma care.   

 

Who can attend?

Anybody and everybody who wants to learn more about FAA. If you want to volunteer, donate, or join a future training start here!  

What should I expect?

Expect a fun, creative atmosphere that invites your participation, welcomes your questions, and inspires the artist within you. 

What will I learn?

The history of FAA, the science and strategy behind our model of care, plus some fun, creative ways to care for yourself.


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LEVEL I TRAINING:
RESPONDER

2 DAYS  |  $285 per person

You want to be on the front lines providing emotional and psychological aid to individual members of your community using powerful arts-based tools.

 

Just as first aid responders use their training and first aid kit to care for physical wounds, First Aid Arts Responders are trained to use their knowledge and First Aid Arts Toolkit to care for emotional and psychological stress. All Responders receive access to First Aid Arts HQ, our online creative community of care, knowledge base, and resource-sharing forum.

 

What will I learn?

A thorough introduction to trauma and the arts, plus essential skills to use the FAA Toolkit to help yourself and others.

Who can attend?

Anyone interested in using arts-based tools to reduce toxic stress and increase resilience in their own life and in the lives of others.

Who can I help?

Responders are trained to use the FAA Toolkit for self-care or for providing support to others on an individual basis.

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LEVEL II TRAINING:
GROUP FACILITATOR

2 DAYS | $285 per person

You want to make a bigger impact in your community by facilitating arts-based psycho-social support groups for survivors of trauma and/or groups vulnerable to trauma.

 

Our Level II training is an advanced course for FAA Responders who want to move beyond individual interventions to facilitating FAA Toolkit groups.  All FAA Group Facilitators receive continued access to First Aid Arts HQ, plus access to a growing database of additional group activities and direct support from the First Aid Arts Creative Community of Care team.

 

What will I learn?

The process of facilitating a trauma-informed arts-based group to help increase resilience, plus skills for adapting activities to suit your specific context. 

Who can attend?

Our Level II training is open to FAA Responders who have successfully completed the Level I training (or previous attendees of the Healing Arts Toolkit training). 

Who can I serve?

Individuals within your community or organization that would benefit from an interactive group-based psychosocial support group. 

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PROGRAM PARTNER TRAININGS

4 DAYS | Price Upon Request

You provide direct services to survivors of trauma and/or individuals in need of psychosocial support, and you want to implement and measure the outcomes of a trauma informed population-specific arts-based program.

RESILIENCE PROGRAM

The Resilience program was developed in collaboration with our Refugee Advisory council to meet the specific psychosocial needs of refugees. This program is a 10 week thematic arts-based program that fosters brain/body integration and post traumatic growth by training facilitators to engage with trauma-informed, culturally relevant interventions. 

WHO SHOULD IMPLEMENT THE RESILIENCE PROGRAM?

Organizations working to support resettled refugee communities. We can equip organizations to implement a new psychosocial support program, or incorporate the Resilience program model into existing programming. 

HEALING ARTS TOOLKIT (H.A.T.) PROGRAM

Our core highly adaptable program to serve survivors of trauma, the H.A.T. program is a complete 12 week arts-based program that supports survivors of trauma by building psychosocial skills via self awareness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.

WHO SHOULD IMPLEMENT THE H.A.T. PROGRAM?

Any organization providing direct services to individuals and/or communities. We have trained groups working with survivors of human trafficking, natural disaster, homelessness, and human abuses.  


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WORKSHOPS FOR THE WORKPLACE

1-3 HOURS | Price Upon Request

You want to invest in your team while impacting the world! Bring well researched arts-based tools and education to your workplace and help sponsor a training for trauma care providers in need.   

Through our workshops for the workplace offerings, we bring the power of the arts to teams and corporations to help build positive connections, foster effective communication, reduce toxic stress, and enhance resiliency. The best part? Every penny generated from our workshops funds our mission here in Seattle and abroad. As you learn to use the arts for your own wellbeing, you are funding healing and transformation for human trafficking survivors and refugees.