Going Back to School with Confidence after a Death Loss

The start of EVERY new school year is such a significant time for children and teens. They don’t typically look back at their childhood or teen years and say, “In 2017…this happened.” Instead, they are more likely to say, “When I was in the 6th grade…” It’s no wonder that children and teens look toward…

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Activity Spotlight: The Worry Monster

This summer, The WARM Place was invaded by our newest friend, our very own Worry Monster! The Worry Monster is brought into our groups to help the children identify their worries and fears. Children write or draw their worries on slips of paper. Then they “feed” them to the Worry Monster! Some children say the…

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WARM Place Wednesday Donor Spotlight…Dr. Matt Carroll

We are so honored to have donors with such passion and dedication for the children in our Grief Support Program! Today we highlight Dr. Matthew Carroll – both a loyal WARM Place donor and volunteer group facilitator. It’s people like him who make The WARM Place mission possible! How did you learn about The WARM…

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Navigating Grief as a Young Adult

As the director of the Young Adult group at The WARM Place, I share a special kinship with the 19-25 year-olds grieving the loss of a loved one. I was 22 when my brother died. I remember vividly the day that my younger brother called me and asked me to come home as soon as…

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August Family Night

At The WARM Place we host four Family Nights a year and I often struggle with narrowing down all of my ideas for these nights into just four events.   While each event takes on a new theme and different activities the focus remains the same, to provide an opportunity to make new memories as a…

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The Return of Pre-K Group this Fall

The halls at The WARM Place will soon be filled with our littlest grieving hearts. Our Fall Pre-K Grief Support Group starts on September 13th. If you have a grieving child between the ages of 3 ½ to 5, this group may be what you are looking for! We are so excited that this session…

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Vamos a la Cantina!

The WARM Place’s biggest annual event is just three months away!  That’s right!  “A Cool Night at the Cantina” is right around the corner on October 14th and we couldn’t be more excited! The staff and event committee are having so much fun planning all the details for the big event at River Crest Country…

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Volunteer Facilitator – FAQ

  It’s that time of year again! That’s right, our volunteer facilitator training is coming up in September – so it is time to start recruiting the most dedicated, fabulous, rock star volunteers that ever were!  We are looking for individuals who truly want to make a difference in the life of a grieving child.…

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Finding the Lost Child: NAGC Wrap-up

Last week, more than 450 grief counselors and administrators from all over the US and Canada gathered in Richmond, Virginia for the 21st Annual National Symposium on Children’s Grief, hosted by the National Association for Grieving Children. WARM Place Counselor, Gina Brown, and I were fortunate to attend. The conference is such a moving experience.…

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WARM Place Families Go Wild

Our WARM Place families and staff had a blast at the June Family Day at the Fort Worth Zoo!  We had over 200 people join us for a delicious continental breakfast first thing in the morning before heading out to explore the may attractions at the Fort Worth Zoo!           It…

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