Foundations for Trauma Informed Art-Making

Posted by BuildABridge International on January 11, 2016

Our Foundations Course is Now Online

Learn basic principles and skills for trauma-informed art-making with children and youth living in crisis and poverty. Course begins now and you can move at your own pace. Two online sessions with Dr. Vivian Nix-Early are provided. Receive feedback on an arts activity you design and deliver. Earn a badge and certificate of participation. Only 18 seats are available.

Online Training Course Details

Foundations for Trauma Informed Art-Making
Saturday January 16th 10AM
Sunday January 23rd 2PM

Cost $25

Foundations for Trauma-Informed Art-Making is a virtual introductory course that prepares you to work with children and youth living in the contexts of crisis and poverty. This course presents key elements of a child­-centered, trauma-­informed, and hope-­infused model for group art­-making experiences in classroom and community settings. The course concepts, principles and skills have proven effective for developing hope, healing and resilience with transitional and refugee children and youth.

Fourteen structured lessons are presented through brief lectures, readings, videos, and experiences. Two live online sessions with an instructor provide opportunities to clarify and practice basic skills. Students taking the course for certificate credit or an online course badge will create and practice a short art-making experience with children; and, pass an online final examination. Foundations for Trauma-Informed Art-making is the first course required for the BuildaBridge Institute Restorative Arts Certification.

Course subjects outline:

  • A Model for Arts in Social Change and Personal Transformation
  • The Theory of Change
  • The Role of the Arts & Creativity
  • Creative People in Transformation
  • Understanding Trauma-Informed, Hope-Infused and Resilience
  • The BuildaBridge Safe Spaces Model
  • Creating a Safe Space
  • The Role of Ritual
  • The Role of The Teacher
  • Arts-Integration and Arts-Based Learning
  • Art as Metaphor
  • Speaking Blessings
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Create physical, cultural, psycho-social and spiritual safe spaces for student learning and creativity
  • Define basic concepts in trauma-informed care and effective teaching
  • Articulate the teacher’s role in providing creative learning experiences through ritual art-making
  • Engage art-making as metaphor for life lessons
  • Demonstrate skill in writing and delivering arts-based experiences for hope, healing and resilience

Register Here. Begin immediately and move at your own pace.

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