Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What types of services does Alternative Intervention Models (AIM) provide?
A: AIM provides on-site arts and/or athletic development programming based on AIM’s unique HeArt Education curriculum. Typically, each semester is a 12-14 week workshop located at externally managed facilities like high schools, juvenile halls, community centers, or lock up facilities. AIM is also registered with courts for individuals required to perform community service hours.
Q: Does AIM provide management services for artists?
A: No. AIM does not directly provide management services for artists.
Q: Does AIM provide case management for workshop attendees?
A: No. AIM does not provide any case management, counseling, or clinical services.
Q: What can I expect from participating in an AIM workshop?
A: Regular participants at AIM workshops get constructive feedback from facilitators, peers and observers on their composition, delivery and advanced potential. Participants often further develop by active collaboration with other artists. Occasionally, regular participants are given the opportunity to assist in the facilitation of other workshops, assemblies, and travel with AIM.
How do I get AIM to host a workshop at my school, facility, or community center?
A: The best way to contact the organization is via email: ContactAIM at AlternativeInterventionModels dot Org or visit the AIM website, Facebook, or Twiiter @HeArteducation
How much does an AIM workshop cost and what can I expect if my school, facility, or community center wants an AIM assembly or series?
A: Individuals may attend an AIM workshop for free. Partner organizations interested in having AIM programming are enthusiastically invited to contact us via email to set-up a workshop in your community. Donations are gladly accepted via PayPal -- donations @ AlternativeInterventionModels dot Org
Q: What is "HeArteducation"?
A: HeArteducation sessions are driven by an Emotional Literacy curriculum which allows those who participate to “read”, comprehend, and responsibly express emotions. Not to be confused with the transactional analysis model of emotional literacy, HeArteducation deals with Emotional Literacy in a manner that acknowledges all the factors that would impact an individual’s emotional health. This curriculum stems from a belief that everyone has a creative voice and everyone can utilize this voice for improvement. The strength of HeArteducation Sessions stems not only from attention to participants’ emotional needs and development but from the artist facilitator's’ awareness of and willingness to share their own emotional development, experiences, knowledge, and talents in an organic fashion.
Q: How are artist facilitators chosen? What type of credentials or training do they have?
A: AIM facilitators and artist educators are chosen based upon a wide combination of factors including educational credentials, life experience, professional recommendations and student feedback. All instructors must then satisfactorily complete a 12-week internship training to refine facilitation skills and to learn how to implement the AIM curriculum.
How can I get a copy of AIM’s curriculum once it becomes available?
A: Please submit your request in writing along with a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) and a $5.00 money order (for printing and handling costs) to:
Alternative Intervention Models
Attention: Curriculm Request
10850 Wilshire Blvd Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Q: How are donations to AIM used?
A: All donations are used for programming and program related expenses. Online donations may be by email using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or personal check to: donations at AlternativeInterventionModels dot Org