Posts Tagged ‘Trauma’

 A serendipitous stroke of the keys and a slew of heartfelt reviews from our community drew Jessica to try Art with Heart’s therapeutic activity books When Jessica Matala moved from a community agency to a private psychology practice in West Virginia, she sought new materials to use with the children she served. A serendipitous stroke[…read more…]

In the South Bronx, kids grow up fast. Jan Moskowitz, who counsels kids in this neighborhood, says that she sees kids who have witnessed violence and been in and out of shelters. They’ve been in foster care and seen family members incarcerated. “Their maturity level is way beyond their emotional development,” Jan says, and part[…read more…]

Using Art to Find your Safe Place

February 2nd, 2016.

Most of the time, Dominic’s face appears angry, and he walks around with his jaw and fists clenched out of a seeming constant frustration with life. At just 16 years old, he has had a significantly traumatic life. At a very young age, he was required to work to help support his family, which severely limited his[…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…]

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…]

Helping Kids Navigate Tragedy

December 14th, 2012.

Our hearts are with the families of the children lost to today’s vicious act of terrorism in an elementary school. Even if we did not have a personal connection to the victims, we may still find ourselves overcome with emotion. Whenever a tragedy like this occurs, children will be confused, anxious, frightened. Many will look[…read more…]