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.
Community of PracticeThe key to AWBW's impact lies in our collaboration with a strong network of 750+ Windows Facilitators at partner organizations nationwide. Our facilitators, staff, and trauma-informed consultants — our Community of Practice — share a common concern for the well-being of trauma survivors, along with the passion to see survivors thrive through... [Read More]
Facilitator Trainings – 2021Enhancing Healing Through Art Attend our virtual two-day training to join a collaborative community of 700+ art workshop facilitators. This immersive experience gives you an opportunity to learn alongside others serving trauma survivors. No artistic experience needed. With our two-day trauma-informed virtual training, you will gain access to an expanding curriculum of... [Read More]
"The art draws our clients closer to themselves, to each other and to the community around them. It has become the center of our program."Facilitator, Adult Windows Program
"I have my sad heart and I have my happy heart; when I do art my heart is happy."Participant, Children's Windows Program