Trauma-Informed Arts

Basics for Clinicians

FREE Training in the Paint Love Model


Art empowers kids who are going through tough circumstances in so many ways! Interested in bringing art into your work with youth, but don't know where to start? This is an introductory training for social workers and clinicians who work with youth in the foster care system or serve young people otherwise impacted by poverty or trauma. Paint Love's staff and artsits will give a short overview of the benefits of incorporating simple art projects into a clinical setting, specific language for talking with kids about art, and the positive impact of creative expression. You will also receive a project guide with a step-by-step guide for projects you can do without any art supplies, or with a few basic items so you have the skills and resources to feel comfortable and excited about bringing art into your sessions with youth.

The event will also include a hands-on workshop for youth and families to create their own contribution to a new art installation piece that will be in the newly renovated DFCS building.