Free Webinar: Grieving Children: How Can We Help Them
Date: July 20, 2015; Time: 8pm EST/5pm PST
Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/2349817245123785730
Guest: Andy McNiel, Executive Director of National Alliance for Grieving Children and Co-Hosts:
Heidi Horsley and Gloria Horsley of Open to Hope with
Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends
"I believe that this world will only get better when we each take responsibility for ourselves. When we individually decide that not just today, but everyday, what I put out in the world will be good or at least do no harm. When every person chooses kindness, love, and patience, not because it is easy but because it is right. So I don't release my negativity on the world, but I don't hold it in either where it could hurt me. I transform my inside feelings into something that makes this world better, because I choose happiness."
This is an activity that was shared in the Activity Forum at the #NAGCSymposium in Portland.
The participant who shared this with the group said that he heated up rocks in a crock pot (on medium). He also said that the colors stay vibrant for years! Great for a memorial garden.
If anyone has done this, please feel free to leave tips or suggestions in the comments!
Excerpt: "Born in April, my new sister disappeared in May, my mom in June, a two-month-wide tornado that roared through my life and ripped half its contents away.
The year after my mom’s death, my dad remarried and we moved to a new home in another state, minimizing the evidence of our loss, forging a new family unit in which old frames of reference and familiar rituals dissolved, with strange procedures and stressful expectations taking their place. I do not remember talking much about my mom again during my childhood. The subject felt closed for discussion, an unspoken taboo that I would not dare to question for decades."
The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them... Because all grieving children deserve a chance to heal.About Us
The National Alliance for Grieving Children provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children's bereavement centers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children also provides information on current topics and a schedule of professional workshops across the country.
The National Alliance for Grieving Children is led by an all volunteer Board of Directors that represent programs from all around the country. Join us by serving on a committee or consider nominating someone for the Board. Meet our Board of Directors.
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The National Alliance for Grieving Children lists grief support service providers who serve children, teens and their families. The National Alliance for Grieving Children does not evaluate or check the validity of certifications or licenses of any provider. In seeking grief support services and/or counseling, NAGC recommends that each consumer inquire directly with the providers listed as to their trainings and certifications, with the better business bureau or with any applicable governing licensing boards.
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