As we come up on a year of the global pandemic, many things remain restricted or canceled but KINDNESS, HOPE & LOVE remain!
For the past 7 years we have annually celebrated the Holidays with a massive local giveaway. This year in the spirit of giving and of service to our community as well as love, we will instead highlight 24 days of local non profit organizations in our region showcasing how vitally important they are!
Feel free to share your favorites or share your story in the comments below!
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Good Grief Cape Cod is a vital resource for the Cape Cod region. In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, Good Grief Cape Cod holds a great emphasis on and support for research that children of all ages do grieve. They provide community engagement opportunities and educational workshops to show our community different ways to help children and families cope with death and loss.
Good Grief Cape Cod was founded by local parent, Amy Wyman, a music therapist with a duel degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Life from Wheelock as well as a Masters in Expressive Art Therapies with a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University. Her dedication to ensuring that our most vulnerable population's emotional and mental health needs are met is absolutely critical especially now more than ever. Amy's passion of always looking for ways to serve her community and make the world a better place are to be admired.
The organization is an initiative under the umbrella of Falmouth Together We Can, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Good Grief Cape Cod also works in partnership with several local practitioners and organizations which include: Coalition for Children, Sandwich Partnership for Families, Cape Cod Family Resource Center, Bourne for Children, DCF, Cape Cod Veterans Outreach Center, and Hope Health.
Two summers ago Good Grief Cape Cod held an all day retreat for children and families at Camp Lyndon. The day was beautifully executed with dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy and so much more! The joy that was readily apparent on our local children's faces, who have had the unthinkable happen thru the loss of a parent or loved one, was the greatest gift to witness that day. The care that Good Grief took in ensuring a calming and safe place to share their stories and grief was amazing.
For many years now we have partnered with Amy Wyman and Good Grief Cape Cod to assist with their outreach and to help families find the resources they need during difficult periods of their lives. We have had Amy as a guest speaker at our annual Parent Resource Fair for several year as well as on The Parent Pod to discuss Tough Topics which can be viewed by clicking those links. The information she has shared in helping educate our parents and caregivers on how to talk to our kids about gried is vital.
Thank you to Good Grief Cape Cod and to Amy who works tirelessly to help our families in their critical time of need. Please take a minute and check out their updated website and donate to their organization if you can.
Tough Subjects Tackled This Week On The Parent Pod with Jacob Stapledon, Children's Cove & Amy Wyman, Good Grief Cape Cod
The Parent Pod is weekly live virtual show on Facebook (replays on YouTube, IGtv and our website) which explores local family friendly businesses, highlights local parents, discusses important topics, spreads some kindness and more!
This week we were joined by Jacob Stapledon from Children's Cove to discuss internet safety for our kids. Now more than ever kids are online now not just for virtual school but also kids are getting on social media younger than ever. In the age of Tik-Tok, Fortnight, SnapChat and Facebook when and how do we have conversations to set the limits? While the internet can be done safely it is up to us to monitor and it means we have to invest in the time to have conversations and monitor it. Jacob provides some great tips and a link for our parents and caregivers.
We also chat with Amy Wyman from Good Grief Cape Cod grief and loss for our kids and how we can have honest conversations with our kids to work through anxiety and stress during these "new normal" times. We also chatted about the loss even we ourselves are suffering as parents thru social interaction, loss of your own self time and more. It is okay to be sad and not okay with all that has gone on.
Both Jacob & Amy will return int he coming months as repeat guests to dive even deeper into these topcis!
As we move forward Cape Cod Moms will continue to help connect our families and caregivers to amazing resources and locals in our community. Each week we will go LIVE on Facebook (soon to YouTube but replays available on website and YT and Instagram) with a special guest. We will also be sharing giveaways and a cocktail and mocktail of the week brought to you by local businesses and bartenders.
If you want to nominate someone for a giveaway or share a funny story see our links below:
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Random Acts of Kindness: https://forms.gle/nEhvVxLMAFYLhr55
If YOU or your business is interested in being featured or you want to join our team please email us at email@example.com
The Parent Pod To Features Guests Jacob Stapledon from Children's Cove & Amy Wyman from Good Grief Cape Cod
Join us weekly on Thursday nights for "The Parent Pod"! This weekly live virtual show on Facebook (replays on YouTube and website) explores local family friendly businesses, highlights local parents, discusses important topics, spreads some kindness and more!
This week we will be joined by Jacob Stapledon from Children's Cove to discuss internet safety for our kids. We will also chat with Amy Wyman about recommended books and projects we can do with our kids to work through anxiety and stress during these "new normal" times. We will also award prizes! See you tonight at 8pm on Facebook Live!
Good Grief Cape Cod presents Expressive Art Therapies WINTER Family Camp Day
Good Grief Cape Cod announces its 2nd seasonal Expressive Art Family Camp Day to be held on Saturday March 14th at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel located at 350 Quaker Road in North Falmouth. Children and their families and caregivers will have the opportunity to explore the world of expressive art therapies as coping tools for grief. Join our friends of Watermelon Alligator Theatre Co, Shara Bonpietro LHMC, 508 Dance Therapy, Sam Holmstock of Drumming Strategies for Healing, Dance Fitness with Donna, Dr. Anastasia Galanapolus of Galanapolus Education and Training, and Amy Wyman of Good Grief Cape Cod as they provide thought provoking workshops for participants of all ages. These workshops will offer drama ,dance, drumming, visual arts, mindfulness in our daily lives and healthy eating habits, all important topics that can be used as tools when grieving any type of loss. Take time to relax and treat yourself to a massage with Taylor, try some Color Street Nails with Beth, and learn about Essential Oils. This event is free to grieving children and families thanks to our event sponsors the Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Falmouth Road Race INC. Got Grief? Lets Grieve Together!
This event is free to children and families who are coping with any type of loss. You must register for this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Good Grief Cape Cod @ 774-302-0427
Special thanks to Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Falmouth Road Race INC.
About Good Grief Cape Cod a 501 c3
Founded in the fall of 2018, Good Grief Cape Cod's mission is to promote positive change to how we as a society respond to grief by providing community engagement opportunities, sharing information and educational workshops. that provide our community with ways to help children and families cope with death and tragedy. We offer expressive art therapy support programming for children ages 2.9-21 years of age and lending libraries throughout Cape Cod.
1st Annual Family Camp Day Event Offered FREE to the Community thru Good Grief Cape Cod & United Way Cape Cod & the Islands
It is NORMAL to grieve
It is OKAY to grieve
Grieving shouldn't be done ALONE
Lets Grieve Together
Join Good Grief Cape Cod at their first annual Family Camp Day on Saturday August 24th 9-2 pm at Camp Lyndon in Sandwich. Lunch snacks drinks provided during this expressive art therapies packed event.
Our day will consist of a meet and greet breakfast , activities based on expressive arts and healthy living( visual, drumming, physical and mental/emotional activities.) swim time and lunch. Have your family join us this summer and be a part of a unique community that grieves together.
THIS EVENT IS FREE thanks to a micro grant from the United Way of Cape Cod and the Islands.
Reserve a spot for your family now!
The best way to describe our summer family camp day is a time for families all coping with the loss of a loved one to be together and learn new healthy ways to help us cope productively. It is a time in which nobody has to get up and speak about their loved one or how they are feeling etc. It is time to be together for a cause to know and believe it is okay to be someone who is grieving and to know you are not alone.
We will all be a part of different activities throughout the day together at Camp Lyndon. Zumba, Drumming, swimming, mindfulness and snacks and lunch will be provided.
Cant join us for our camp day? Check out our Play Therapy and Equine Therapy events this month!
Good Grief mission: In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, Good Grief Cape Cod holds a great emphasis on and support for research that children of all ages do grieve.
Our mission is to promote positive change to how we as a society respond to grief by providing community engagement opportunities, sharing information and educational workshops that will provide our community with ways to help children and families cope with death.
Good Grief Cape Cod is an initiative under the umbrella of Falmouth Together We Can, Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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