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Adam’s Place News, Events and Resources – May 2018

Vintage and Vines 2018

What a fabulous Vintage and Vines event this year! New venue, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, food that was out of this world, fine wine, DJ and dancing, fun 20's theme, and most importantly an AMAZING group of people that came out to support us and the children and families that we help! From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU! We can't wait until next year!

With love,

Kelly Thomas Boyers, MBA

Upcoming Dates to Know

September 4, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Family Open House
We will come together to see if our grief services are right for your family.
You must be registered in advance to attend.
Register for Support
Adam's Place 601 S. Rancho Drive Building C, Suite 19 Las Vegas, NV
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September 8, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Facilitator Training
Adam's Place 601 S. Rancho Drive Building C, Suite 19 Las Vegas, NV
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September 11, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

First Group Night of Camp Cope - Grief Reactions
Adam's Place 601 S. Rancho Drive Building C, Suite 19 Las Vegas, NV
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THANK YOU to our
Vintage and Vines Sponsors!

Without the support from our sponsors our Annual Vintage and Vines Fundraiser would not be possible. Thank you again for your continued support!

Chef Rick Giffen, Tony Goitoa, Mark and Anne Wayman,
State Senator Richard Segerblom

Crying Child - Grief Lingers as Special Needs Children Struggle to Comprehend Eternity

Grief Lingers as Special Needs Children Struggle to Comprehend Eternity

by Wendy Ross

Special needs children have a unique view of the world. Many don’t see it for the bad that hides just beneath the surface; instead, these untainted souls choose to soak up God’s glory in each moment. However, when someone dies, this enthusiasm for life can turn to confusion as children struggle to understand what it means that their loved one is no longer a part of their physical world.

Here are a few ways you can help your most vulnerable family members cope with loss, understand death, and find greater meaning in the circle of life.

Talk to them using real language. It is of the utmost importance that you refrain from using soft phrases to describe death, especially when the child is trying to understand exactly what that means. Explain the situation using words that outline the reality of the situation. Tell them their loved one is dead, not simply gone or sleeping. One of the most heartbreaking sights in the world is watching a child try to wake a “sleeping” grandparent, parent, sibling, or friend.

RESOURCES

Bereavement refers specifically to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both encompass a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger, and the process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another, depending on his or her background, beliefs, relationship to what was lost, and other factors. Read more >>

Recognizing depression and getting the help you need. Read more >>

The Guide to Securing Life-long Accommodations for Adult Children With Special Needs. Read more >>

Children with special needs may express their grief and feelings differently, but their grief is still just as powerful. Read more >>

When Do Kids Understand Death? Read more >>

Tick 4 Nevada
Rick Segerblom for County Commission

Rick stepped up as a State Senator to rally bipartisan support for Children’s Bereavement programs, like Adam’s Place, in the state of Nevada!

 

Grief Feels Like Fear

As a Las Vegas community member: Do you believe children and teens should have access to support, coping skills and education at no cost?

Adam’s Place was founded to provide this to children and teens that experience the death of a parent or sibling, at no cost to the child or family. We fill a gap for them. They need a helping hand during one of life’s biggest bumps in their road.

Through stories of people like Anna and Jessica (read their stories here), we know the program makes a huge difference in participants’ lives through teaching coping skills, communication, resilience and more.

As a community we can all help. Here are a few of our goals and immediate ways you can make a difference today:

  • Increase our Facebook Likes to raise awareness - like, share and invite your community to our page. Adam's Place on Facebook.
  • Sponsor a child through an 8 week Camp Cope. Contact Michelle Poe for more details - michelle@triple4creative.com
  • Make a donation through our website today! Help us sustain programs for children in Clark County today and in the future.
  • Our program of Camp Cope will not be possible without support from Clark County. Please let your commissioner know that you support, and hope they will as well, Outside Agency Grants to Adam’s Place.

Las Vegas we can and do make a difference and we are grateful for every dollar and Volunteer that has contributed to our program.

Be part of our community for children, teens and families!

Adam's Place www.adamsplacelv.org
National Alliance for Grieving Children www.childrengrieve.org
Coalition to Support Grieving Students www.grievingstudents.org


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