Signature Programs Catalog

Our online signature training programs are designed to maximize the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive benefits of the arts. These professional development and self-care programs can create a sustainable environment of support because they can be delivered by anyone—educators, health and mental health professionals, non-profit personnel, visual and performing artists, caregivers, and parents.  

Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) empowers educators, community arts professionals, mental health practitioners, and others in maximizing the social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, and minimizing self-judgment, anxiety, and unintentional re-triggering of trauma that can impede learning. This interactive and experiential nine-session online certificate training not only teaches structured and scripted activities that can be used in the community, but also teaches trainees how to develop and evaluate their own effective curricula. The training features the use of sound, rhythm, movement, and other creative approaches for group behavior management, verbal and nonverbal communication, managing special needs, traumatic responses and self-care, personal presentation, program evaluation, and best practices in six art forms. The teaching faculty consists of board-certified creative arts therapists or individuals/teams with equivalent expertise, who are leaders in their respective professions. Click here for more information, including course syllabus and instructor bios.  

Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring (SEAS) Training includes a menu of activities that can be sustainably delivered immediately, with guidelines on social emotional arts practices, such as communication techniques for creating rapport and facilitating dialogue, and containment techniques for managing stress responses. Assessments of this training have shown that this curriculum achieves its intended goals of helping to build connection, evoke positive emotions, bolster resilience, decrease stress and pain, facilitate verbal and nonverbal communication, strengthen the creative vs. illness narrative, and manage grief and loss. The 12.5-hour online program, in which an extensive curriculum manual is also available, enables sustainable delivery by care providers and educators in settings with limited resources, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, shelters, and community clinics.

 

Beat the Odds® (BTO): Social & Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming integrates activities from contemporary drum circles and group counseling to build core assets such as focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. UCLA researchers have shown that Beat the Odds® can significantly improve a spectrum of behavior problems in children, such as those related to inattention, withdrawn/depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo. Beat the Odds® was co-developed by an licensed clinical social worker who specializes in underserved populations, a public health educator, and a drum circle facilitator. This evidence-based and trauma-informed curriculum is scripted and does not require musical experience for delivery or participation. Click here for more information about the one-day online training program, and to find publications, a documentary film trailer, testimonials, and an informational document for administrators. This program is adaptable to all age groups and does not require facilitators to have a music background. 

 

DFA instructors Clory Rossi-Shewan and Vicki Alvarez in actionDance for All (DFA): Social & Emotional Learning through Creative Movement  is a dance-and-yoga-informed creative movement curriculum for social emotional learning that is easily adaptable for all ages and abilities. Originally designed for teens and adults with developmental disabilities, Dance For All (DFA) has been successfully delivered to children in traditional Pre-K and elementary schools as well as to older adults. While regularly-scheduled classes are offered throughout various communities all over the country, we have co-developed a highly experiential one-day online training that highlights the importance of self-care and personal development for the facilitator, with an emphasis on participant connection and collaboration. 

 

FAQ

General

Policies

Participant Expectation Policy

In accordance with our mission and cultural, equity and inclusion practices, our aim is to foster a supportive, healing, and collaborative learning environment, whether in an online or in-person setting. 

With this goal in mind, we ask our program participants and staff to acknowledge, and abide by, the following community agreements: 

  • Practice loving kindness, nonjudgment, and listening to understand
  • Acknowledge your feelings and the feelings of others
  • Practice cultural humility, acknowledging the lived experience of others and our own privilege and biases
  • Hold in confidence what is shared here personally
  • When speaking, be mindful of time for others to be heard
  • Practice self-care and seek support as needed
  • Keep cameras on, if/when possible, to maintain your presence

In order to protect participant and staff safety as well as the integrity of our programming, we have adopted and maintain a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate and/or triggering behavior, whether accidental or intentional. Such behavior includes offensive or discriminatory actions related to sex, gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, or any other characteristic.

 

Digital Media Release Policy

By registering, you give Arts & Healing Initiative approval to record this event, still and/or moving images from which may appear in printed materials or digital channels for archival, educational, or promotional purposes. Note that Zoom breakout rooms are not recorded. 

 

Refund Policy

In order to keep our programs affordable yet self-sustaining, we regret that we are unable to offer refunds on enrollment fees ; however, we are happy to provide you with credit good for one year from the date of the program toward the next offering of the same program or a different one. Credit applied toward a program with higher registration fees will require payment of the balance. In addition, credit may be applied toward purchase of curriculum materials for any program. Unused fees after one year would then be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law because no goods or services would have been received for them.

Click here for our Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts refund policy. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my professional options in the field of arts and healing?

  • Enroll in a PhD, PsyD, or master's degree program in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy, and then supplement your training with creative arts therapy training in your art form(s) of interest.
  • Enroll in a graduate program in one of the creative arts therapies. Most of the credentials offered in these fields, which teach integration of specific art forms with mental health practices, are at the master’s level. 
  • Enroll in a two-year training program in Expressive Arts Therapies. These programs offer credentialing in the integrated use of a variety of art forms for therapeutic purposes.
  • Enroll in our Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts. This comprehensive program is for anyone who wishes to learn how to design, deliver, and evaluate their own effective programs. It offers practical training that addresses what professionals may encounter in the community. Creative arts therapists who have taken the program have reported that it is invaluable and offers training in areas not addressed by their previous academic curricula. Many of our trainees come from the arts, education, mental health, and complementary health care. Some are fresh out of college and exploring career options, others are mid-career and wanting to add a therapeutic element to their work, and still others are making career transitions after many years in other professions.
  • Enroll in our online, four-session Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring training offered as part of our signature programming, or join us for the two-day online offering at our annual conference on Creativity & the Arts in Healing. This training offers scripted activities in four different art forms that are adaptable to any population, setting, ability level, time frame, or budget. It can be used with groups or individuals. It teaches the key principles of social emotional arts work.
  • Additionally, volunteering is a great way to familiarize yourself with the field and what it is like to work with different populations. Here are several possibilities:
    • We often seek translators/interpreters to volunteer their services at our workshops.
    • There are two programs that partner with Arts & Healing Initiative, which often actively seek volunteers: ALMA (Addressing Loneliness through Movement and Art) and the Creative Minds Project (although Creative Minds Project may require more extensive training in order to be involved).
    • Some of our organizational partners often seek volunteers as well: Safe Place for YouthAble Arts Work, and The Miracle Project are a few examples. 
    • We also partner with a Therapeutic Arts Group for UCLA medical and undergraduate students.

 

What volunteer opportunities, internships, fellowships, or paid positions do you have?

We train people to deliver their own programs and don't have a center where we provide direct services.  If you take some of our training programs, we may be able to notify you of volunteer or paid opportunities to deliver them to community organizations that request services. While we do not offer formal internship or fellowship opportunities, we welcome professional volunteers in the domains of marketing, videography and computer technology.  We also sometimes need extra assistance at specific events or for special projects. We don’t typically have paid positions available; however, we periodically need to hire research or administrative assistants. You are welcome to submit a resume to info@artsandhealinginitiative.org and we will keep your resume on file in case an opportunity comes up. Some organizations that we partner with regularly seek volunteers, such as Able Arts WorkThe Miracle Project, and Theatre of HeartsInside Out Community Arts, for example, offers a series of training sessions followed by paid working opportunities in after-school middle and high school settings.

 

How can I become a Arts & Healing Initiative instructor?

We typically recruits instructors that fall into one of these categories:
  • Professionals who have completed a formal degree program in the creative arts therapies, typically involving masters level integrated training in mental health and the arts with supervised internship hours and a certification option.
  • Mental health practitioners who have created a social-emotional arts curriculum for a specific population that is well documented and tested.
  •  Graduates of our Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts who have demonstrated mastery of their training in the design and delivery of programs that maximize the social-emotional benefits of arts experiences.
  • Recruitment is also often based in knowledge of an individual’s work and recommendations from trusted sources.
In addition, the proposed teaching content/format/cost needs to balance out our offerings and be of interest to our constituents, as we can best determine based on experience. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, we suggest that you attend one of our programs to gain understanding of our work and introduce yourself to us. You are also welcome to send your website and any other information about yourself to info@artsandhealinginitiative.org to help us determine the goodness of fit.

Beat the Odds® (BTO)

How can I order a copy of the curriculum?

The curriculum manual is available via the Curriculum Materials section of our website.  You can choose from the manual alone or the manual with a DVD showing our LCSW co-developer delivering the program to a group of 4th grade students.  The scripted curriculum is designed for delivery via the manual alone, although we also offer 1-day trainings here in LA and occasionally in other parts of the country. You can find information about our trainings in the Upcoming Program section of our website. 

How can I get drums on a limited budget?

Arts & Healing Initiative has partnered with Remo, Inc. to offer drum packages and individual percussion instruments at below-market discounted rates.  The Remo drums that we offer are lightweight, durable, and nestable for easy storage, with interchangeable not-so-loud drumhead options.  There are also drumheads that fit on standard-sized paint buckets, and flat “Sound Shapes®” played with mallets, which offer lower cost alternatives.  You can consider purchasing a variety of instruments and have your participants share or take turns with them.  We also offer some lower cost sets that include a variety of drum and percussion instruments. If none of these items work for your budget, remember that rhythm can ultimately be made with anything; for example, you can use “found sounds” such as 2- or 5-gallon water bottles, desks, Tupperware containers, cookie tins, paint buckets turned upside down and played with turkey basters or spoons, metallic sports water bottles played with pens, and so forth.  Even a small package of disposable diapers can make a great (and not so loud) hand drum.  You can make your own shakers with plastic Easter eggs, disposable cups, recycled containers, rice or legumes, and tape. And then there is “body percussion”.  Sounds can be made with hands and feet by clapping hands, slapping thighs, stomping feet, and snapping fingers, for example.  Vocal sounds, such as percussive consonants and open vowels, can be added.  There is no limit to creativity! 

Who can deliver this program?

Anyone can deliver the program.  It does not require any previous musical experience.  The manual is scripted in a user-friendly format, for ease of use. We have observed a variety of people deliver the program – all with success:  teachers, mental health professionals, music teachers, school counselors and after school personnel, health care professionals, Boys and Girls Club staff, actors, college students, and more. The program is so engaging that even when delivered by literally reading the curriculum, participants love the experience.

Who can benefit from this program?

While the program was designed for upper elementary-age students, it easily can be adapted to any other age group or for families.  Guidelines for adaptation for adolescents and adults can be found in the scripted manual and are discussed during the training.  In addition, a version for adolescents and adults will be available shortly. We have found that the program is perfectly suited as it is for special needs classrooms with mild to moderate disabilities.  Students with moderate to severe disabilities also benefit tremendously with a few simple adjustments to the program.

How much space to do I need to store drums?

We use Versa drums for our Beat the Odds® program, which are produced by Remo, Inc. These products are specifically designed for community use. They are durable, sound adjustable for sensitive ears, lightweight, and nest-able for easier storage. Arts & Healing Initiative has partnered with Remo, Inc. to be able to provide the community with drums and hand percussion instruments at deeply discounted prices. Click here to purchase the BTO Festival Drum Pack.
FOR 30 DRUMS
  • The drums nest together in groups of 3.  For 30 drums, there would be 10 groups.  Two groups can be stacked vertically on one another.  Most of the groups are the same height (all tubanos) except for two, which consist of some different types of drums (tubano, timbau and djembe combo), so they are a little taller.
  • A stack of two groups of tubano drums will require 1 foot square land space and 51" height.  There would be three of these.
  • A stack of a group of tubano drums and mixed drums will require 1 foot square land space and 58" height (an additional 7").  There would be two of these.
  • Therefore in total, you would need a 5 foot square land space and 58" height to accommodate 30 drums.  For 60 drums, you would multiply this by 2.
  • If you do not have the height to stack 2 groups of drums on top of one another, but have a space with width, just assume a 10 foot square space to accommodate each stack of drums and a height of 32" to accommodate the tallest stacks.  For 60 drums, you would multiply this by 2.

FOR 15 DRUMS

  • You would need a 3 foot square space and 58" height for 15 drums.
  • If you have more land space and less height, you need a 5 foot square land space and a height of 32" to accommodate the tallest stacks. 

How do we get buy-in and funding for your program or drums?

There may be funding sources within a school's budget, such as an arts fund, that can be allocated to the purchase of drums. Beat the Odds® is a mental health as well as arts-based program; therefore, funding of drums may be justified through a variety of sources.  Grant writing through small local family foundations and fundraising through the PTA are other ways to obtain funding.  Drums can also be obtained through e-Bay and www.donorschoose.org  (for educators). The drums that we use reflect cultural diversity, and give sound and tactile gratification that comes with hitting a full-sized drum; they are designed for durability, nesting for space economy, and sound sensitivity, so we recommend them.  You can also use a variety of instruments - some large drums, flat sound shapes (made by Remo, Inc.), shakers, 5 gallon water jugs, paint buckets, homemade instruments, things you find lying around that make sounds (found sounds).  Remo Inc. offers a line of bucket drumheads that sit on conventional plastic paint buckets. We also offer grants that reduce drum costs to below market rates, to make them more accessible to the community. To obtain support for this Program from administrators and other school personnel, try the following:
  1. Present our research findings and other scientific justification for drumming to your administration by sharing with them the following document: Beat the Odds®: A Brief Summary of an Evidence-Based Program. 
  2. Facilitate buy-in for the program by demonstrating the Booster Session in the curriculum with students or with staff.
  3. Show excerpts from the training DVD, which can be purchased with a manual via our Curriculum Materials section, particularly the clips demonstrating the "Student-Led Call and Response - Drum in Middle" and the reflection" (on empathy) that follows. 

Is Beat the Odds® appropriate for severely emotionally-disturbed or students with other behavior or learning challenges?

Beat the Odds®:  Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming is an accessible, sustainable program that is evidence-based and scripted for clinical integrity and rhythmic engagement.  The school can purchase the curriculum materials and have its own personnel deliver it.  Anyone can deliver it - even without a music background.  We have found that all children benefit from boosting their core strengths; however, the greater the social-emotional needs, the greater the benefits appear to be from the program. We have just completed some research (not yet published) that showed the Beat the Odds program as tremendously useful for special needs populations - even moderate to severe autism (with some simple adaptations).  Mild to moderate needs classrooms did not require any changes to the program. We have also has success delivering Beat the Odds® as an inclusion program in schools.  Special education and general education students are paired sharing a drum, to build positive social connection and emotional well-being while learning emotional coping skills.

How do I register for the Beat the Odds training if my employer is paying for it?

Please contact us at info@artsandhealinginitiative.org for assistance!

How are the rhythmic and counseling activities integrated?

Beat the Odds® emphasizes process and not performance. It includes a therapeutic dimension involving such elements as positive affirmations, emotional coping strategies, and guided interaction with rhythmic activities serving as a metaphor for life, followed by reflection and dialogue—without the stigma of therapy. Our original published study describes some of the specific ways in which the counseling and rhythmic activities are intertwined. There are a few pure counseling activities as well – such as a guided visualization and a scripted lesson on feelings. The program can be adapted easily for other age groups and is great for families. We have found that just reading the script, anyone can deliver it effectively, and someone with rhythmic skills can make the program even more engaging for all.

Do I need to take the training in order to be able to deliver the curriculum?

The curriculum is scripted and designed for use without having to take the training; however, people find the training invaluable for getting comfortable facilitating the rhythmic parts, learning troubleshooting and activity adaptations experientially, and reviewing all the important information in the manual. You could use the manual and order the DVD, which shows our licensed clinical social worker co-developer delivering every activity in the program to a group of 4th grade students.

How can I get Beat the Odds started in my district? How can I convince my supervisor?

One person, who has made a successful business for herself delivering Beat the Odds at the pre-kindergarten and elementary school grade levels, got started with no experience at all. She started by offering free demos, offering the idea that if they liked it—they could hire her. People also started hiring her for birthday parties as well. She now needs an assistant! In line with the above example, you can use the Beat the Odds Booster session in the manual as a demonstration session. You can show your supervisor the part of the DVD showing the call and response with the drum in the middle activity and the reflection on empathy afterwards. You could also show your supervisor our Beat the Odds information page, that has links to published articles, a brief summary of the program for administrators, media clips (like a 10-minute documentary trailer of our work), other media publications (like a TIME article and the lead article in UCLA Today for faculty and staff), and testimonials, including a compelling video interview with a 6th grade teacher on the value of Beat the Odds® for his classroom.

Dance for All (DFA)

Do I need to be a dance or yoga teacher to take the training?

No. We do recommend you possess a love of movement and a comfort with facilitating/teaching. Our DFA manual in the Curriculum Materials section makes the rest easy for you.

Is DFA only for teaching people with special needs?

No. We have had great success teaching the curriculum to children in traditional PreK and elementary schools. It has also been taught to healthy aging older adults as well as older adults with memory issues.

Online Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA)

What is the value of the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts?

Our Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) was developed to prepare individuals of all backgrounds to design and evaluate their own effective arts programs that maximize social and emotional benefits to the people they serve.  As part of the training, you would learn social-emotional best practices in a variety of art forms for their symbiotic benefits – with scripted materials to use.  You will be prepared to deal with challenges frequently encountered when working at the front lines of need in the community, and will be educated in self-care and personal presentation as well.  In addition, you will learn program evaluation methods to develop an evidence-basis for adoption of your programs. All principles apply to working any age group or population. This program is ideal for those who wish to serve in the community immediately without having to enroll in a degree program in the creative arts therapies, expressive arts therapy, or mental health and the arts. Our trainees have included educators from Pre-K to university levels, special education teachers, community arts professionals, recent college graduates, graduate students in social sciences, mental health professionals, integrative health professionals, yoga teachers, visual and performing artists, nonprofit providers, creative arts therapists or expressive arts therapists and trainees, and more. Some trainees are looking for career changes mid-life or after retirement, while others are exploring this field straight out of college.  Some of our trainees go on to get graduate degrees in mental health, art therapy, expressive arts therapy, fine arts, performing arts, and more. Our faculty members for the SEA program are leaders in the mental health professions of the creative arts therapies or are community arts professionals with equivalent expertise.  They teach our trainees everything that they need to know just up to the point of therapy, without crossing that line.  Therapy is defined as diagnosis and treatment for a specific problem.  The emerging profession of social emotional arts offers a strategy for life enhancement and prevention.  The SEA training (with a summer intensive option) prepares people to deliver supportive arts experiences that facilitate self-discovery, meaningful dialogue, empathy, connection and empowerment.  The arts bring up emotions - and we teach our trainees how to deal with it.  Our training addresses a gap of access to mental health services – without the stigma of therapy. We suggest that you read the significance section of the program description for more details on the value of the training, as well as the trainee reflections on the SEA experience.  We also offer a program called Launching Your Career in Social Emotional Arts to support the professional success of our trainees and others. 

What is the difference between the Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring training and the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts?

The training in Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring will prepare you to deliver scripted activities in four different art forms, with instructions for working with groups vs. individuals, accommodating different abilities, integrating other art forms, adjusting for the amount of time available, and advising individuals on how they continue the activities on their own. It also offers the basics on communication to facilitate engagement and dialogue, as well as guidelines on managing stress responses. This program is designed to be useful in settings where little or no supplies are available. While the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) also offers some scripted activities, it prepares trainees to develop and deliver their own program from start to finish: from identifying the needs of the community to be served, to program development, to program evaluation. Trainees learn best practices in six different arts forms, as well as culturally- and trauma-informed practices in communication and neurodiversity.  In addition, they learn personal presentation skills as well as tools for managing stress in their own self-care. There is a lesson plan that is both written and presented at the end to ensure mastery of the social emotional arts process. SEA is 60-hour certificate program, with time spent on assignments outside of class including a final presentation and report, and the Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring program is 12-14 hours, usually over 2-4 days, with no assignments taking place outside the training. Please click here to download a quick comparison of Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring and the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA).

How might I benefit from this program if I am anxious about some of the interactive stuff?

The interactive experiences facilitate insight, meaningful dialogue, and laughter, and our trainees report that the experiences are professionally and personally transformational. We have had numerous participants who expected the interactive parts to be difficult, but they were surprised at how they stretched and grew as a result.  The SEA program is focused on learning about ourselves in the process of creative expression - without emphasis on product or performance.  This minimizes self-consciousness and self-judgment that interferes with creative expression.  The program also gradually builds to prepare everyone for more participation over time.

How do I introduce what I have learned from the Certificate Program into schools?

Through the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA), you will learn how to identify the needs of the population that you would like to serve based on existing research in order to justify your approach.  The more you can design your program to meet the needs of the population you wish to serve, the more likely you are to get an opportunity. Schools also are often interested in evidence-based programs.  The SEA program will teach you how to create the evidence-basis for any program that you design. You will learn how to evaluate your program to provide evidence of its effectiveness and to improve the quality of your services.  The SEA program will prepare you to explain how the activities that you will offer meet some social, emotional or cognitive goals that a school would have for its students.  All of the activities that we teach you will be labeled according to which social-emotional-cognitive objectives that they meet.  Schools are always on the look out for new tools to engage students and build community, in ways that decrease behaviors like bullying or inattentiveness. Offering to do a free demo is often a way to get schools to see the value of what you offer. Often after seeing the effectiveness of programming, schools are more able to access funding.  In some schools, PTAs can help support the need for programs and equipment.  Classroom teachers can also create a wish list on DonorsChoose.org.

How intensive is the SEA homework?

The homework is engaging, but not overly labor-intensive. It mostly requires viewing videos and reading articles, and asks for a brief personal/professional reflection on how you relate to the material. The final presentation and report is begun from the first day of class and is worked on at the end of each session to facilitate completion by the end of the program.

While enrolled in the SEA Certificate Program, are we allowed to begin using the tools we are learning and bring back some feedback to you and the class?

We wholeheartedly support your desire to be proactive in your learning. You and your cohort will learn so much more by trying out the tools and sharing your experiences with them during the course of the program.

Does the SEA program count towards creative arts therapy degree programs?

The SEA Certificate Program does not lead to an official university transcript that could be applied towards a degree program, but you may inquire as to whether or not it may apply to an alternate route program (e.g., in drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, or expressive arts therapy) that accepts relevant other coursework. The program does, however, offer practical tools for dealing with the real world—especially if working with groups of children or adolescents—that you wouldn't necessary get in a creative arts therapy program. The program also teaches participants about best practices in a variety of art forms, as they are symbiotic and—in combination—can lead to stronger behavior outcomes. The instructors for the SEA program are largely creative arts therapists from different disciplines, whom are top experts in their professions.

Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring Online Facilitator Training (SEAS)

What is the difference between the Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring training and the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts?

The training in Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring will prepare you to deliver scripted activities in four different art forms, with instructions for working with groups vs. individuals, accommodating different abilities, integrating other art forms, adjusting for the amount of time available, and advising individuals on how they continue the activities on their own. It also offers the basics on communication to facilitate engagement and dialogue, as well as guidelines on managing stress responses. This program is designed to be useful in settings where little or no supplies are available. While the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) also offers some scripted activities, it prepares trainees to develop and deliver their own program from start to finish: from identifying the needs of the community to be served, to program development, to program evaluation. Trainees learn best practices in six different arts forms, as well as culturally- and trauma-informed practices in communication and neurodiversity. In addition, they learn personal presentation skills as well as tools for managing stress in their own self-care. There is a lesson plan that is both written and presented at the end to ensure mastery of the social emotional arts process. SEA is 60-hour certificate program, with time spent on assignments outside of class including a final presentation and report, and the Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring program is 12-14 hours, usually over 2-4 days, with no assignments taking place outside the training. Please click here to download a quick comparison of Social Emotional Arts on a Shoestring and the Certificate Program in Social Emotional Arts (SEA).