Our virtual two-day trainings in 2021 will be March 18-19 & July 22-23.
Applications for the March training will be available in early January. To receive an email when the application is live, email [email protected].
Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call 310-396-0317.
The Windows Program can be an effective alternative to art therapy for working with trauma survivors. All of our trauma informed trainings are for facilitating art workshops for adults, children and teens so that attendees are empowered to use our curriculum with participants of all ages, including co-workers and community members.
Our two-day Facilitator Training prepares human service providers to facilitate creative art workshops using a trauma-informed approach. The training incorporates 29 years of best practices in arts programming developed in collaboration with a network of program partners serving communities impacted by violence and trauma.
Attending a Windows Facilitator Training is required in order to hold Windows workshops and receive the full benefits of our Community of Practice. Our trainings offer participants a first-hand experience of the transformative benefits of the art process. Individual leadership and innovation is encouraged as participants envision how they will adapt the Windows philosophy to their own style, situation and population. Once trained, all Windows-certified Facilitators receive comprehensive ongoing support so their art programs can be a safe and effective part of their services.
A Window Between Worlds is NOT art therapy. As art therapy is often not accessible or affordable in many places, AWBW is a resource for human service providers to provide art as a healing tool in a safe, productive, meaningful, and effective way. Our trainings are NOT art therapy or creative arts therapies trainings. Art therapy is conducted by a credentialed therapist who has been trained extensively in psychology and the arts.