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Posts Tagged ‘Bereavement’

Losing Lantu, Building Community

November 14th, 2016.

Imagine losing a friend as close as family. Not just any friend, but one who seemed capable of anything. A friend whose determination and spirit meant that nothing could hold her back. That’s the kind of friend—the kind of person—Lantu was. In Ethiopia, children with special needs can lose out: on parents, education, and community.[…read more…]

A few months ago, a woman named Peggy reached out to us from Seattle Central Community College. She was teaching a class on grief and loss, and asked if we would speak at one of her lectures. As Art with Heart’s resident therapist, the inquiry was forwarded to me. At first, I was hesitant: I’m used[…read more…]

“We were doing the numbers, and I think we came up with 63,000. 63,000 kids in King county alone who could benefit from grief services and aren’t receiving them.” Many people would hear a number like that and feel defeated, but not Marci. Instead, she sees a need and works to find a way to[…read more…]

Children experiencing grief might have needs that are hard to anticipate and work through. We hope these links offer helpful advice or inspiration that you can utilize with the kids in your care. From breathing exercises to understanding misconceptions to beautiful books, this list covers a variety of difficulties and solutions that might be helpful to[…read more…]

Draw it Out Training

April 29th, 2016.

Join us for a one-day training which provides a road map for using Draw it Out, a therapeutic tool for children coping with grief and loss.   This course prepares participants to help grieving children using the Draw it Out therapeutic workbook as their guide. At the end of the training, participants will: – Understand best[…read more…]

Art with Heart partner New York Life Foundation has invited us to the The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) symposium in Atlanta coming this June. At the symposium Art with Heart will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall, present about Art with Heart and Draw it Out to other grief organizations, and do[…read more…]

Easing Grief

January 27th, 2014.

Loss is hard—especially for children. With our newest book, Draw It Out, Art with Heart is concentrating on kids who are dealing with grief. Our program testing is well underway in anticipation of completing a Leader’s Companion by early spring. The first group of Draw It Out pilot programs took place across the nation including[…read more…]

Art with Heart founder Steffanie Lorig will be speaking at Seattle University’s annual Search for Meaning Book Festival about Art with Heart’s latest book, Draw It Out. She and co-author Rosalie Frankel of Seattle Children’s Hospital will share about the book in a talk entitled “Draw It Out: Providing Hope and Healing for Children Facing Loss.”[…read more…]

Feedback from Draw it Out

December 9th, 2013.

Draw It Out is Art with Heart’s newest book and centers around healing the hearts of children who have experienced grief and loss. We are pleased to share with you some of the feedback we are starting to get back from those who have begun using the book with the children they serve. The below[…read more…]

Art with Heart was humbled to be invited to be part of Newtown continued healing process as they approached the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. While we were there, you could sense that tensions were high as folks wondered how the anniversary date would affect the children. We were honored that Healing Newtown, the Newtown Cultural Arts[…read more…]