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Posts Tagged ‘Grief’

“Megan lit up every room,” Maddie said, but expressing her creativity was when she truly shone. All of Megan Pizzitola’s girlfriends wore hot pink to her funeral. “She would have hated black,” one of her best friends, Maddie Freiberg said. And Maddie would know—they’d been friends since their freshman year of high school. Over the[…read more…]

The Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief is focused on supporting grief professionals in a holistic conference experience where grief support providers can come together and discuss the concept of traumatic loss and the types of therapies that have worked for them and their practices. WHEN: Friday, February 24th, 2017 WHERE: Pacific Tower 1200 12th Avenue South Seattle, WA[…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…]

It’s a natural instinct to protect your child. You want them to be as happy and healthy as possible, and you don’t want anything to threaten that. But things do happen. Little things, big things. And kids need to understand what happened before they can process what they are feeling and start to heal. Sarah,[…read more…]

The holidays can be a time for celebration and laughter, full of family and friends and good food. But for many kids, it may be the first time they are decorating or opening presents without their loved one. Last week, Huffington Post published an article about the difficulties people can experience during the holidays. One man mentioned[…read more…]

Wildfires ravaged central Washington this summer, burning over 900,000 square miles of land and destroying 200 homes. While the entire community was reeling from the fallout, school counselors were working hard to support their students and help them heal. Kayla Helleson, Manson Elementary School counselor, who had attended a Chill & Spill training, knew about the power[…read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]