Archive for the ‘Draw It Out Book & Programs’ Category

Draw it Out training is complete and ready to take to communities working with kids in the midst of grief and loss! Art with Heart staff have been working for months to complete a training for youth-serving professionals to more effectively use our therapeutic activity book Draw it Out. Created to help children facing grief[…read more…]

Ta-von is eight years old. Recently, he lost his dad. After this loss, Ta-von’s counselor gave him Draw it Out, a therapeutic activity book created by Art with Heart for children dealing with complex emotions due to grief and loss. Using this book, Tav-on was able to to begin healing emotionally. He told us that before the book[…read more…]

Notes of Hope: Quadir

February 7th, 2015.

Art with Heart received a note this week from 8-year-old Quadir that warmed our hearts. Quadir, whose father passed away, felt calmed by Draw it Out, Art with Heart’s book designed to help kids dealing with loss and grief. Before his Draw it Out activities he felt “sad,” but after, he felt “OK.” He also[…read more…]

This week we received some inspiring words in the mail from 7-year-old Janayah and her grief counselor, Lauren, Director of Community-Based Programming at a children’s grief center. Janayah, who is dealing with the death of her father, told us that Draw it Out helped her “stay next to him” and that before doing activities from[…read more…]

Draw it Out Inspires Trust

November 26th, 2014.

Sarah was eight years old when she experienced a painful separation from her parents due to their substance abuse. Now 11, Sarah has lived in several different foster homes and along the way, developed a severe inability to trust. Sarah was grieving the loss of being with her mom and dad, as well as the[…read more…]

The girls of Honey Dew Elementary School’s Art with Heart program were once just eight classmates. Now, they are eight friends. A group of fifth graders from various backgrounds and circumstances came together last January as a pilot testing group for Art with Heart’s Draw it Out curriculum. Led by Program Facilitator Katrina Sather, for[…read more…]

We are thrilled to receive a grant from the City of Seattle that will fund the continuation of our Chill & Spill program at Ryther, a facility for neglected and abused children. The Art with Heart Chill & Spill program uses creative expression to help teens articulate and heal from trauma. The program has been proven[…read more…]

Art with Heart debuted the Draw it Out Grief Kit at the National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium in June. The kits, which support children dealing with complex emotions due to grief and loss, included a New York Life Foundation Private Label edition of Draw it Out , Memorial Photo Frames, and Certificates of Completion[…read more…]

Thanks to the Safe Crossings Foundation, Art with Heart has been funded to develop a training to educate program facilitators and mental health professionals on best practices in using Draw it Out with grieving children. The training, to be developed by late 2014, will be led by Lulu Verneuil, a clinical social worker with over[…read more…]

Sparkles & Smiles

July 7th, 2014.

Art with Heart led a creative expression workshop using Draw It Out with the kiddos of Camp Sparkle at Gilda’s Club Seattle. Each child attending Camp Sparkle’s important grief camp has been impacted by cancer. Art with Heart was honored to volunteer their time to such a fun group of kids! Here are some highlights from the week…