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1.5 Day Chill & Spill Intensive Training / Newtown, CT

Art with Heart

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

Newtown, CT

1.5 Day Chill & Spill Intensive Training / Newtown, CT

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Chill & Spill helped our agency engage youth in the way that made sense to them. It’s edgy and creative and so it doesn’t feel like therapy – the very reason why it works so well.”~ Social Worker, Casey Family Programs


“It is a huge success that all the boys bonded to their Chill & Spill books and saw how art could be a way to cope and find healing.”   ~ Therapist, Griffin Home Residential Treatment Facility


“The Chill & Spill group helped students compartmentalize whatever hard stuff they were dealing with so they could deal with school.” ~ Middle School Prevention/Intervention Specialist


Friday, October 4 from 3-7PM and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30AM-5:30PM

Chill & Spill (C&S) is a therapeutic curriculum and hands-on approach that...

  • Teaches creative expression as a tool to reach reluctant youth and engage groups
  • Helps youth increase self awareness and manage difficult emotions
  • Encourages coping skills, as well as social and emotional learning (SEL)
  • Provides a “heal the healer” opportunity for youth care professionals

This intensive day-and-a-half course prepares participants to bring the program to adolescents and will teach them:

  • The benefits of the program as demonstrated by a year-long evaluation study, including the conceptual and research base for the role of creativity and its application in mental health promotion
  • Hands-on artistic experience in a variety of media (creative writing, collage, painting, poetry)
  • Basic skills necessary to strengthen relationships with youth through creativity

Combining best practices of cognitive behavioral, narrative and art therapies, this evidence-based curriculum helps youth in distress. This hands-on workshop, led by Annie McCall, MA, LMHC (co-founder of Youth & Family DBT of Seattle) and Steffanie Lorig, co-author of Chill & Spill, will teach you how to use the healing arts to help kids in your car through lecture, hands-on activities, and group discussion.

Price includes food, art supplies, and books. Limited number of scholarships are available. Participants are eligible to receive 11 Continuing Education units. For more information, contact Nancy@artwithheart.org. Space is limited.

Please note: This training is typically offered for $250-300 and is discounted because of financial support of our donors. The funds will go to help support a scholarship fund for Newtown therapists to receive free books to support their work.

Co-Sponsored by The Connecticut Counseling Association. Hosted by Healing Newtown, Newtown Congregational Church and the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

Have questions about 1.5 Day Chill & Spill Intensive Training / Newtown, CT? Contact Art with Heart

When & Where


Newtown Congregational Church
14 West St
Newtown, CT 06470

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM (EDT)


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