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"Give not from the top of your purse but from the bottom of your heart."
Tell me and I'll forget; Show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
Because we support children over spans of years in many cases, we find that Bobby's Books can be used not only for grieving but for self-esteem building, self realization and general life skill development.
Pauline King, APRN, BC,
Director, Healing Journey for Children
The James Cancer Center
Bobby's Books provides an opportunity for parents and professionals to discuss major issues in the lives of children using a Bibliotherapeutic approach. This project goes the additional step of providing curriculum for each book and training in the use of books. Providing a way for parent and child to be together and heal together is a positive approach to processing grief for the family.
Hilda Glazer, EdD
Playful Therapies Center
The tough travels of children-journeys through death, abandonment, imprisonment, cancer and other life altering events-cry for voices of compassion and visions of hopeful intervention. Bibliotherapy for children provides opportunity for safety amid the chaos of daily living.
Ben Keckler, Author
The Express Yourself Series
Eagle Creek Publications, LLC
Bobby's Books is an exceptional, developmentally appropriate resource to help children, from the very young to the adolescent, learn how to grow positively through grief and loss.
Beth White, MSN
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital
Over the years I have come to understand that the person with the illness is not the only person trying to survive; Bobby's Books empowers everyone to know they are not alone in their fight and there is real hope in understanding that others have made it through the journey before you.
Jeffrey D. Damron, CFRE
A Kid Again
"Our community has been very hard-hit by serious unmet grief support needs, so I am looking forward to doing new things to fill in the gaps in our present child-teen bereavement program by introducing Bobby's Books to local schools, churches, libraries and service organizations. My "retirement" dream is beginning!
Thanks for your assistance in making this happen!"
~ Jane Dupree
Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado
The 20 books specifically chosen to be the core selection of Bobby's Books are amazing. The core selections offer a variety of themes, relationships and family dynamics to choose from in order to serve clients respectfully and within their comfort zone. Children and their adult caretakers are able to identify needs and process feelings through the characters in the story. Insight may increase in a nurturing atmosphere that fosters understanding, acceptance and growth.
Myra D. Clark, MA, LPCC-S
Mount Carmel Hospice
Hospice of Northwest Ohio is committed to providing support to the children in our community and we have provided Bobby’s Books training to nearly 70 schools in Northwest Ohio reaching to more than 25,000 students.
We are impressed with the Bobby’s Books program and curriculum. We loved the fact that Pam Krenzke developed this easy to use tool for anyone who has the compassion and desire to help a child, of any age, cope with their grief.
Bobby’s Books program empowers adults who are providing support to grieving children in a way that is unique to the loss. The Train the Trainer session was informative, interactive and fun to participate in. As grief counselors we have an understanding of what grief and loss for children looks like. What makes the training session unique is it can be attended by anyone whether or not you have formal counseling training.
The opportunities on how to use this program are endless and is only limited by the creativity of the individual using the program. Another great tool within this program is the large bibliography offered regarding many types of grief/loss and for a variety of age groups including adults. We recommend this program for your organization or community. A must have program!!!
Dawn DeFalco, Bereavement Team Leader
Hospice of Northwest Ohio
As a bereavement counselor, Bobby’s Books has become my most utilized resource. I share this with other clinicians on a regular basis. Thank you for the work that you continue to do to get this resource out and into the community and most importantly into the minds and hearts of those that benefit from the healing.
Cynthia Schroeder, Hospice of Northwest Ohio
Your program is one that provides an outstanding service to our community.
Scott Davis, EdD,
Olentangy School District
I am a better Mom today because of this program.
Lewis Center, OH