Posts by Shelley Spikes

Teens Use Emojis To Talk About Their Feelings

The counselors at The WARM Place are always looking for innovative ways to help teens express their feelings.  Most teenagers want to talk about their feelings but they may be apprehensive or confused about how to share such deep feelings of loss. Recently, one of our groups used emoji’s to talk about their grief experiences.…

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Do It For You. Do It For Them.

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and making our 2017 resolutions. Did you know that nearly half of all Americans make a New Year’s resolution and about 40% of those resolutions involve physical fitness or changes in diet? If you’re a resolution maker (or resolution breaker), please consider getting active…

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Our Holiday Wish…

This holiday season, gather donations to help our kiddos at The WARM Place!  Are you looking for a valuable community service project or team-building activity for your corporation, school, community organization, or church?  We invite you to make a big difference in the lives of grieving children by hosting a donation drive. How to… Just…

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2016

November 17th is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day which is “designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others.  Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.” says ChildrensGreifAwarenessDay.org Click here…

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#EveryStoryTWP

My story… My name is Michael. I am 15 years old and in February of 2013, I was diagnosed with cancer. Later that year after I was declared cancer free, my grandfather committed suicide. I thought for a while that he may have made a deal with God that if I were to live that he…

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Grief Myths vs. Facts

I often hear grieving children and adults say this to me: I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. After we dive in a little deeper, it’s clear the question is really “am I grieving the right way?” The last thing anyone needs to worry about when they have lost a loved one is…

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“Sea” you on The Cape

It might be hard to imagine a cool coastal breeze during the dog days of summer, but please mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser, “A Cool Night” on September 24, 2016, at River Crest Country Club.   This year we are “sailing away” to Cape Cod for an evening filled seafood and seersucker!  (Don’t worry…

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Talking to your children about public tragedies

It is far too often that we turn on the news and hear of scary events in our world. Many of these events unfold live in our homes as we crowded around the TV screen and social media. One of the biggest questions parents have is: how do I explain this type of event to my…

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Kathy’s Farewell

A portrait of Kathy Telger

When families close with The WARM Place, we give them an opportunity to tell us what The WARM Place has meant to them. This is some of what I have learned at The WARM Place. The WARM Place has meant that two amazing people, Dr. John Richardson and Peggy Bohme, founded The WARM Place in…

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A Place for Dad

The month of June brings families together to celebrate summertime fun and frolic. Families also will be gathering to celebrate and honor fathers on this Father’s Day holiday. A time for camping, fishing, games, BBQs and finding the funniest card. For many of us, it is another routine holiday with Dad. We assume that Father’s…

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