By creating art in Windows workshops, participants are provided a safe environment to express themselves and tell their stories, build resilience, identify and name emotions, self-regulate, gain a stronger sense of self-worth and much more.

AWBW trains staff at partnering human service providers to facilitate these trauma-informed hands-on workshops. We support Windows Facilitators in a variety of ways, including access to over 500 workshops in our ever-evolving curriculum and ongoing consultations.

Facilitators share back successes, challenges and innovations in relation to the workshops they hold. This feedback contributes to the greater expertise of AWBW’s community of partner agencies and facilitators across the country.

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the USA



Our Philosophy

Creating art is a human right. Art honors and reflects multiple aspects of a person’s identity and personal experiences. No matter what our background, we all have the power to create —we just need to be offered the opportunity. The Windows Program provides this opportunity in a safe atmosphere to those impacted... [Read More]

Community of Practice

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn through consistent collaboration how to do it better. As a community of practice, we are constantly learning and evolving through partnerships with multiple human service agencies and their staff. Because of these... [Read More]

Facilitator Trainings

Our final training of the year, which will also be hosted virtually, is November 5-6. Applications will be available at the end of August. All trainings are for facilitating workshops for adults, children and teens so that attendees are empowered to use our curriculum with participants of all ages, including co-workers and... [Read More]