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Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Grief’

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…]

Draw it Out Training

May 15th, 2015.

May 15th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Register Today! This INTENSIVE TRAINING provides a road-map for using Draw it Out, Art with Heart’s newest therapeutic tool   This intensive one-day course prepares participants to help grieving children through creative expression, using Draw It Out as their guide. Participants will receive: An understanding of best[…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…]

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…]

This month Art with Heart visited Grief Place in Wenatchee, where our staff trained 28 school counselors and other youth-serving workers in bringing Chill & Spill to their community, which is traditionally underserved. The training was led by therapist Annie McCall, MA, LMHC, and Nancy Stillger, Art with Heart Programs Director. The attendees of the[…read more…]

Notes of Hope: Natalie

January 20th, 2015.

Last week we heard from Natalie, a 10-year-old who is dealing with moving away from her family and the loss of her dog. Natalie completed activities in Magnificent Marvelous Me! Before doing the book she was stressed but after, she felt wonderful. Through the book’s activities she was reminded of the comfort and trust she[…read more…]

Notes of Hope: Tailee

January 15th, 2015.

We love hearing from the children our books are able to help. Seven-year-old Tailee lost her sister. Using Draw it Out helped her reach a calmer state. Help children like Tailee by taking action with Art with Heart today.

In the fall of 2014, Art with Heart was called to action after yet another tragic school shooting in the community of Marysville, WA — a town north of Art with Heart’s offices in Seattle. After the shooting, Colleen Temple, who works for the Snohomish County’s YMCA office, began thinking of ways to help. Already[…read more…]