Posts Tagged ‘Children Mental Health’

Kelly Dobelstein, a trained mental health therapist, is the latest addition to the Art with Heart team. Kelly is passionate about engaging the mental health-care community and providing resources for professionals working with youth and families in the areas of trauma and grief support. Her passion makes her a great fit for her role as[…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…]

2014 was a year of exciting change and growth for Art with Heart. Thanks to our supporters, along with adopting a

We are happy to announce new volunteer positions working with children and in the Art with Heart office for the upcoming school year! Our volunteers are crucial to our organization and we absolutely LOVE them. We cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for those who donate their time to help us reach more kids.[…read more…]

Art with Heart was founded in 1996 with a mission to help children heal through creativity. After seven therapeutic publications, almost 20 years of service, and 100,0000 children reached, the organization has some exciting changes to announce. Art with Heart is embarking upon a new journey, which will support the organization’s long-term objectives to make[…read more…]

The children of First Place have been through a lot. A K-6 charter school, First Place supports students who are living in poverty and homelessness to rise above their circumstances through education. Knowing the traumatic experiences their students face, the school is committed to serving in a manner that recognizes the dignity and self-esteem of[…read more…]

Every month in the MMMe Preschool Club, Art with Heart program staff conduct an activity with children from Magnificent Marvelous Me! This month we explored a tough subject: substance abuse. The children, who range from age three to four, have all faced abuse or neglect and have been referred to this therapeutic preschool by Child[…read more…]

GiveBIG is a one-day charitable event hosted by the Seattle Foundation in which donations are stretched thanks to generous sponsors who have pooled their money to help match a portion of every gift. This year, Art with Heart will use GiveBIG contributions to help fund our Magnificent Marvelous Me! Preschool Club—a curriculum designed to support[…read more…]

Children experience grief in unique ways, and finding just the right key to help them unlock their emotions can be difficult. But Montana therapist and elementary school counselor Angela Opitz has discovered that once children know they’re not alone in the experience, connections can be made and real healing can begin. Angela has a therapy[…read more…]