LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

 Lectures and presentations generally feature a 60–120-minute facilitator-led presentation on the way trauma impacts the mind and body, the importance of play in alleviating the stress response, and why the arts are critical in transforming traumatic experiences. The presentations utilize visuals that feature contemporary art, collaborations, and collective artmaking experiences. Lectures can be provided in person or remotely and tailored to the organization’s specific needs.

This option is often chosen by cultural institutions, colleges/universities, and non-profit organizations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Professional development workshops generally run for half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) sessions and are geared towards k-12 educators in public and private schools. Sessions may run for modified time frames per the school’s request.

The workshops will include facilitator-led presentations focused on trauma-informed pedagogy, student behaviors, socio-emotional learning, and teaching practices. Along with the content discussion, the professional development workshops include hands-on arts-related experiences, small/large group participatory activities, break-out groups focused of specific learning strategies, and reflection/ways to integrate the content directly into classroom. Professional development workshops can be provided in person (highly recommended) or remotely.

This option is often selected by k-12 public and private schools, and education departments in colleges or universities.

HANDS-ON ART EXPERIENCES/EDUCATIONAL TRAININGS

Hands-on art experiences/educational trainings generally run for 90 minutes. These customizable, interactive workshops focus on trauma-informed educational techniques that can be integrated into the classroom and/or work environment. The trainings include a facilitator led presentation, hands-on, genre specific, creative learning activities for the audience participants, and peer discussions. Group sharing/reflection occurs at the conclusion of the creative process. Participants may keep their finished art creations.

Hands-on art experiences/educational trainings can be provided in person (highly recommended) or remotely.

This option is often selected by cultural institutions, k-12 schools, and non-profit organizations.

GENERATING ART COLLABORATIONS WITH TRAUMA SURVIVORS

These projects often take weeks, months, or even years of incubation to cultivate partnerships, establish trust, secure funding, generate a project timeline, design a project, facilitate hands-on art workshops, and create a finished work of art, depending on the scale and scope of the work. Collaborations generally involve one or more sponsoring institutions or community partnerships. The projects conclude with a collective art sharing, open to the public, often accompanied by a panel/group sharing by project participants. The finished collaborative art projects often end up being exhibited in cultural institutions, as permanent public art pieces, or as site-specific installations.

This option is often selected by colleges/universities, non-profit organizations, k-12 schools, and cultural institutions.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING

Organizational consulting generally features a 60-minute session with administrative and educational leadership. The conversations focus on areas where trauma-informed pedagogic practices can benefit the institution, and its constituents.

Consulting can be provided in person or remotely.

This option is often selected by non-profit organizations and cultural institutions.