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Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Mental Health’

Big emotions come in small packages; anyone who knows a toddler can attest to that. This fall, when I brought my daughter Lucy to preschool, I noticed a chart posted just inside the door: four rectangles in basic colors were captioned with “How Am I Feeling?” What I didn’t realize was that this would become one[…read more…]

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…]

If you’re going to play goalie, you’ve gotta be willing to take a few dives. You have to be tenacious and bold, ready to turn on a dime and prepared to endure the occasional pummeling. Luckily, Justin Willingham knows a thing or two about resilience. At the beginning of Magnificent Marvelous Me! club at Roxhill[…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…]

The McKinnon Brothers, John and Terry, are hosting a Happy Hour Social for Dance Night at Aston-Manor on March 28th from 6-9 p.m. $25.00 per person or $40.00 per couple at the door. Proceeds of this fundraiser will go toward helping Art with Heart complete the reprinting of Magnificent Marvelous Me!  

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…]

A new study out of the UK shows the powerful and therapeutic outcomes of creative expression. The Art Room therapy program, which began in 2002, serves children ages 5 to 16 who have been identified by teachers as needing special emotional and behavioral support. With nine of these programs throughout the UK, more than 10,000[…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 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…]