The Landing , a healing place for kids

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Published on July 9, 2008

Author: 2know2care2act


Slide 1: He’s just a kid… …but he’s dealing with grown up issues. A United Way of Skagit County Partner Agency Slide 2: What is The Landing? A VERY SPECIAL PLACE A grief support program for children who have lost someone they love. A free service for families in Skagit, Island and North Snohomish Counties. Slide 3: What We Believe Grief is nature’s path to healing Kids grieve differently from adults Grief is unique for each individual We can assist in the healing process GRIEF IS NATURAL Slide 4: Helping Children Heal Modeled after the highly successful Dougy Center in Portland, Oregon. Based on recent research and the experiences of many local adults… THE PROGRAM IS: Slide 5: Unresolved Grief or Bereavement Worden, J.W., & Silverman, P.R. (1996). Parental death and the adjustment of school-age children. Omega, 33, 91-102) has been linked to depression, chronic illness and lowered self-esteem can adversely affect school performance and interpersonal relationships, and… 75% of all incarcerated adults have had someone significant in their lives die when they were young Slide 6: Unsupported grief can lead to: Academic Problems Eating Disorders Substance Abuse Depression, Anxiety, Suicide LONG TERM EFFECTS Kids and Grief Slide 7: “Rick and I have personally witnessed how difficult the death of a sibling can be on other children in the family. When a sibling or parent or grandparent dies, children are so worried about and protective of their parents, they hide their own grief in order to not make their parents sadder.  The Landing provides a great place for children to come together with other children who are experiencing the very same feelings that they are.” - Cheri Tesarik A Place to Come Together Slide 8: FREE SERVICES On-going Support Groups Themed Rooms Resources for Families Caring, Trained Volunteers What We Offer Slide 9: Become a Volunteer Sponsor a Room Make a Donation Help with a Work Party • Write a Grant Raise Funds Make Referrals Spread the Word How You Can Help Slide 10: A United Way of Skagit County Partner Agency Community Support Slide 11: United General Hospital • 2000 Hospital Drive Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 • 360-856-6021 OUR LOCATION We are located at 2136 Highway 20; next to the United General Hospital Campus in Sedro-Woolley.

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