Art with Heart

Art with Heart is dedicated to helping children and teens overcome trauma through creative expression. They design healing, therapeutic books, programs, and trainings to help kids that are struggling. Art with Heart’s evidence-based methods allow kids to express their pain and their power, helping them move beyond hardship and uncertainty to a lifetime of confidence and courage.

Safe Crossings Foundation has funded multiple projects for Art with Heart, including:

Draw it Out

Art with Heart’s newest interactive, therapeutic activity book supports children who are affected by overwhelming feelings of grief or loss due to the death of a loved one or of a classmate, broken family situations, or serious illness. Draw it Out (ages 6+) was developed under the guidance of 27 experts in the fields of bereavement counseling, social work, grief camps, Child Life, and art therapy. It is filled with age-appropriate, research-based prompts that serve as an outlet for inner pain and a springboard to healing conversations.

Leader’s Companion for Draw it Out

A companion piece for Draw it Out that parents or teachers can use to guide children through use of the art therapy book without the help of a trained counselor.

Creative Expression Training

Mental health professionals lead interactive trainings and webinars in schools, empowering teachers and staff to guide children through social and emotional learning (SEL), resilience building and coping mechanisms. Our program curricula and therapeutic activity books for kids are developed for diverse environments, using different modalities such as art, cognitive, and narrative therapies.

Draw it Out for the Eluna Camp Network

This first run of the abridged Draw it Out therapeutic activity book will be used by grieving children in the summer camp setting at Camp Erin and other children’s grief camps throughout the Eluna Network.

For more information, please call Art With Heart at 206.362.4047.