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Posts Tagged ‘Child Bereavement’

Welcome to Draw It Out Training

August 26th, 2016.

Let me set the scene for you: On September 15th, at 8:30 in the morning, in an otherwise clinical room, you see a translucent green bowl filled with markers, glue, glitter pens, and Post-it flags. At each chair is a beautiful copy of Draw It Out, a workbook for kids you’ve heard about from a[…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…]

Art with Heart’s Draw it Out was designed to help children facing grief and loss. For Emily, whose mom passed away, the therapeutic activities in Draw it Out allowed her to feel happy after tragedy. This tool helps therapists, school counselors, and parents alike address serious issues like childhood bereavement, loss of a pet or friend, a move[…read more…]

Letters like this always brighten our day! A 10-year-old wrote us to say that Magnificent Marvelous Me! made him feel “fantastic” and allowed him to find the creativity within himself. Further expressing his positive experience he also wrote, “I love this book. It’s awesome. Can you please make more and send it to me first,[…read more…]

Imagine being eight years old and losing the person you’re closest to. Your life, as you know it, is ripped from your arms. Change is constant. You’re filled with so many emotions and your heart feels broken– until one day you finally find a healthy and positive way to express what you feel, and to[…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…]

Founded in 2000 by World Series-winning All Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, the Moyer Foundation is on a mission to provide comfort, hope, and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. The Moyer Foundation supports programs and initiatives that share the mission of helping children in distress. The foundation funds[…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…]

“Grieve. Heal. Grow,” reads the tagline of Comfort Zone Camp, a non-profit bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have lost someone close to them. Art with Heart partnered with this life-changing organization earlier this year, recognizing our books as useful tools in the healing of Comfort Zone Camp children. Our Draw it[…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…]