Healing the Heartache - With Paradise Kids and At The End of Holyrood Lane
That so many in the industries of child welfare, psycho-education and counselling have gainfully supported and applauded this story, is almost something I cannot comprehend.
Over the next few weeks, preceding the launch of my new picture book, At The End of Holyrood Lane, I hope to highlight some of the touching sentiments given so generously by those dealing with the fall out of domestic violence on the front line.
Here is the first from the woman who inspired Flick's story, Deirdre Hanna.
Paradise Kids has helped heal the heartache of children’s grief for over 20 years. Many children coming to Paradise Kids have experienced the trauma and loss of innocence of childhood from domestic violence. Children feel helpless in the face of wrath and stormy emotions and have no safe place in which feel their many strong feelings.
With delicacy, and ultimately hope, Dimity’s lyrical words and Nicky’s evocative illustrations touch on hope in the midst of terror. With beautiful metaphors and symbolism this book brings to light awareness of children who suffer and who are vulnerable in our society.
Paradise Kids helps children emotionally regulate, even though they can’t change what is happening around them. We can help them ‘heal the heartache’ through psycho-education about the trauma process through art, story-telling, movement, nature, music and literature. We are excited to add this deeply touching story to our Paradise Kids Library.
Hopewell Hospice Services Inc. and Paradise Kids
Accept Reality, Feel Feelings, Adjust to a new Life, Relocate memories
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