• Adam's Place - Blog

Adam’s Place Teddy Bear drive for children in need of comfort

https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/adams-place-teddy-bear-drive-for-children-in-need-of-comfort/

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Adam’s Place announced National Children’s Grief Awareness month throughout November with a Teddy Bear drive and scholarship fundraiser to benefit their coping skills program.

Death can be hard for adults to cope with, but it’s especially difficult for kids. Adam’s Place is a local organization that provides comfort and support to children who lost a loved one.

When children participate in the Children’s Coping Skills program, they have their own backpacks filled with healthy coping tools and a new Teddy Bear. 

Even after the event is over, Teddy Bears may be dropped off at the following locations throughout November: Adam’s Place, Sierra Air Conditioning & Heating, Jaguar Land Rover, AMS, LV Pharmacy and eight LienRx Pharmacies.

“Our programs are focused on coping and communications skills education. Our goal is to help participants gain skills, decrease isolation and stigma by increasing self-esteem and self-reliance. Adam’s Place exists thanks to support from our community businesses, private donations and our volunteers. Whether you choose to sponsor one child or two, or a whole classroom, your donation will help cover costs of materials, art supplies, snacks and peer activities,” said Kelly Thomas-Boyers, executive director of Adam’s Place.

Adam’s Place is a Las Vegas 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit the Adam’s Place website here.


Adam’s Place Announces New Child Life Specialist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Annie Sliman
Advertising & Marketing Solutions, Inc.
(702) 798-1819 office / (702) 429-1130 cell
E-mail: annies@amsinclv.com
Angela Brooks : (702) 375-1683 or office@amsinclv.com

Jacquelyn MacLeod

Adam’s Place Announces New Child Life Specialist

LAS VEGAS – Adam’s Place, a nonprofit organization that provides support for children and families experiencing loss announces hiring Jacquelyn MacLeod as their new Child Life Specialist.

As Certified Child Life Specialist, MacLeod is responsible for helping infants, children, youth and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of acute and chronic illness, injury, trauma, disability, loss and bereavement. She provides evidence-based developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures, and education to reduce fear, anxiety and pain.

Providing support for children and families experiencing loss in our community is vital.
“Integrating the expertise of a child life specialist, as a paid consultant will allow Adam’s Place to strengthen and expand developmentally appropriate programming for children who are grieving. We’re delighted to have Jacquelyn MacLeod as our new staff member,” said Kelly Thomas-Boyers, Founder and Executive Director for Adam’s Place.

MacLeod received her Child Life Certification in 2008. With over a decade of healthcare experience, she has provided psychosocial care for the general pediatric population specializing in pediatric trauma, emergency care, pediatric intensive care and pediatric oncology. MacLeod is currently employed at Summerlin Hospital where she continues to provide patient care in addition to assuming leadership responsibilities for the child life team.

MacLeod volunteered her time and talents at Adam’s Place beginning in 2014 as a peer group facilitator. She has maintained continued involvement with Adam’s Place assisting with the development of peer group activity plans and new facilitator training.

ABOUT ADAM’S PLACE: Founded in 2009 by Kelly Thomas-Boyers, Adam’s Place was established in memory of Adam Gregory Thomas to provide a safe and confidential peer support group setting for children, teens and families experiencing the loss of a loved one. Adam’s Place has served more than 2000 families. Adam’s Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located 840 S Rancho Dr 625-4 Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 www.adamsplacelv.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn and by phone: 702-202-3891
###


June 2024 – Volunteer Newsletter

Adam's Place office location in Henderson is moving! We will be relocating to
657 N. Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144, inside Summerlin Hospital.

We are currently in the process of securing a location for HENDERSON CAMP COPE.
More details will be provided soon.

We are profoundly grateful to all the incredible volunteers who made our 14th annual Vintage and Vibes a spectacular success! Your presence elevated the event, leading to an outstanding turnout that exceeded all expectations. Your support and enthusiasm were instrumental in crafting unforgettable moments.
Thank you for being such a vital part of our community and for helping make this event truly remarkable.

Check out the complete photo album from the event at www.adamsplacelv.org

Camp Cope is returning this September 2024 with even more locations!
Join us at Adam's Place in Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills for another inspiring journey of healing and growth. Prepare for unforgettable experiences and treasured memories as we extend our reach to support even more children and families.
Attention Adam’s Place supporters! 🌟

We're seeking dedicated individuals to join us as group facilitators for our esteemed Adam’s Place Camp Cope Program. Together, we'll co-facilitate peer support groups tailored for children, teens, and adults navigating the journey of grief and loss.

Know someone with a compassionate heart and strong communication skills?
We invite you to share the details below:

Camp Cope sessions are scheduled once a month, running from September to November 2024 and January to April 2025, across our program locations in Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills.

Mark your calendars!
Facilitator training will take place August 24th from 9 AM - 3 PM in person.
Please watch for communication with an updated training location.

Currently, we have a specific need for facilitators in Centennial Hills.

Thank you for helping us extend our reach and support to those in need!

Ready to make a difference? Express your interest by completing our volunteer form HERE.
Come be a part of our exciting volunteer adventures this summer!
Saturday June 15, 2024
Camp Cope Night at the Aviators Game - Buy your tickets here: https://fevo.me/43OOaOL . Feel free to bring family and friends.
Tuesday August 27, 2024 from 5-7 PM at Frankie's Uptown
(Please take note of the date change.)
Saturday September 21, 2024
Camp Cope Night at the Aviators Game - Buy your tickets here: https://fevo.me/43KOhem. Feel free to bring family and friends.
Facebook
Instagram
Website
We kindly request that you follow our social media pages if you haven't already done so!
Thank you!
DO NOT MISS OUT!
VISIT WWW.ADAMSPLACELV.ORG
TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!
Kindly note that our office will be closed from July 2nd to August 1st.
Amy Nyberg (amy@adamsplacelv.org) will be helping to respond to volunteer communications during this time.
If you have questions, please try to reach out before the end of the month.
We appreciate your understanding.
If there's something specific you would like to see covered in the newsletter, whether it's related to resources, educational content, inspiring stories, or any other topic, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Your feedback is invaluable in shaping a newsletter that truly caters to your needs and interests. Kindly reach out to Samantha at Samantha@adamsplacelv.org with your suggestions, and we will do our best to incorporate them into the upcoming edition.


June 2024 – Newsletter

Facebook
Website
Instagram
We extend our sincere gratitude to all attendees of our
14th annual Vintage and Vibes!
Your presence contributed to an exceptional turnout, surpassing our expectations and making it a resounding success. We deeply appreciate your support and enthusiasm, which played a pivotal role in creating unforgettable moments. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to build upon this year's achievements and craft even more memorable experiences together in the future. Thank you for being an integral part of our community and for making this event truly remarkable. ✨
Please visit www.adamsplacelv.org or visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/godfatherlv/ to access additional photographs from our 14th Annual Vintage and Vibes event!
Don't miss out on the memories! 📸✨
Unlock Your Potential!
Explore 'DEI in Grief Work' at Adam's Place Education and Training Marketplace.
Elevate Your Skills, Earn CE Credits, and Drive Meaningful Change.
Register Today and Empower Yourself to Make a Difference!
Get ready to hit it out of the park with Adam's Place at the Aviators game! ⚾
Step up to the plate for a home run of fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories! Swing by and join the excitement – let's make this game a grand slam together! 🎉
Secure your tickets now and get ready to cheer! 🎟️
Registration for Fall 2024 Camp Cope is now open at www.adamsplacelv.org.
Starting this fall, Adam's Place will be able to provide support across three locations:
Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills.
Join us as we journey together toward resilience!
Register for Fall 2024 Camp Cope TODAY!
🌟 Discover hope and healing with Camp Cope Cares. 🌈
Our dedicated program offers support to families grieving the loss of a loved one to opioid misuse, providing compassionate services to guide you through this challenging journey. Together, we find strength in community and care.
Register now and let's walk this path together.

Adam’s Place is looking for individuals to help co-facilitate Camp Cope peer support groups for children, teens, and adults experiencing grief and loss once a month.

Camp Cope Programs will be held September to November 2024 and January to April 2025.

Join a great network of volunteers to help support Camp Cope families in your community.

We have program locations in Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills.

Save the date!
Facilitator training will be held on August 24th, 2024!
Fill out the volunteer interest form HERE!
🌟Gratitude to all who contributed to our Electronic Quilt of Remembrance!
🌹Behold our finished masterpiece—a beautiful tribute to those we've lost, a testament to our shared love and cherished memories. 💖
🚀 Don't miss out on the action!
🌟 Secure your spot at all our upcoming events by registering now at www.adamsplacelv.org.
Let's make memories together! 🎉
Save The Date – Registration Coming Soon
Unlock the power of resilience at the 2nd Annual Children's Grief & Trauma National Conference! Presented by Adam's Place in partnership with AFN, join us for a dynamic exploration on October 18, 2024.
This full-day event features national speakers addressing crucial topics at the intersection of trauma and grief. Whether you're in healthcare, social services, education, law enforcement, or advocacy, this conference is for you.
Gain invaluable insights and tools to support children, teens, and families navigating trauma and loss!
The Role of Self-Compassion in Grief

During times of grief, practicing self-compassion becomes an essential tool for navigating the complex emotions that arise. Acknowledging and accepting one's own pain with kindness and understanding can offer a sense of comfort and validation in the midst of profound loss. Self-compassion involves treating oneself with the same warmth and care that one would extend to a dear friend experiencing hardship. This may involve gentle reminders that grief is a natural response to loss and that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. It's okay to feel a range of emotions, from sadness and anger to moments of peace or even joy in remembering cherished memories.

Incorporating self-care practices into daily life can also support the grieving process. This might include prioritizing activities that bring comfort and nourishment, such as spending time in nature, engaging in creative pursuits, or simply allowing oneself to rest when needed. Additionally, using self-compassionate language can help soften the inner dialogue and foster a sense of understanding and acceptance. Instead of harsh self-criticism or judgment, offering words of kindness and encouragement can provide a soothing balm for a wounded heart. Ultimately, practicing self-compassion in grief allows individuals to honor their own unique journey of healing, recognizing that they are worthy of love and compassion, both from themselves and from others.

Kindly note that our office will be closed from July 2nd to August 1st.
We appreciate your understanding.

Explore unparalleled educational avenues with
Adam's Place Education and Training Marketplace! 🎓
🌟 Our commitment lies in empowering professionals and community members supporting grieving children, teens, and families. Earn CEUs accredited by various boards including ASWB, Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Works, Nevada Board of Examiners for MFT and CPC, and the Nevada Department of Education.
🌟 Elevate your expertise and make a profound impact in the lives you touch.

Learn about our Membership Options!
Donate to Adam's Place Today!
Adam’s Place is proud to announce the continued commitment of the
Richard Harris Law Firm 
as our 2023/2024 Community Partner.

Thank you Richard Harris Law Firm for your investment in our community and in our mission of support for children, teens and families coping with loss and grief.

**Our program would not be possible without the generosity of individual and corporate donors, grants, and fundraisers. Every dollar raised stays local in Las Vegas and goes toward supporting families whose lives have been impacted by grief and loss.

Consider donating through our website today to
make a difference in the life of a child!**

adamsplacelv.org

May 2024 – Volunteer Newsletter

As we wrap up another successful set of Camp Cope sessions and reflect on the year gone by, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for each and every one of YOU. Your dedication, compassion, and skill have been the cornerstone of our mission to support children and families experiencing grief and loss.

Throughout this year, you have generously given your time and expertise to create a nurturing and healing environment for those in our community who need it most. Your kindness and empathy have provided comfort and solace to countless individuals, helping them navigate the difficult journey of grief with courage and resilience.

Whether it's lending a listening ear, hosting at an event, facilitating activities, or simply offering a warm smile, your contributions have made a profound difference in the lives of those we serve. Your commitment to our cause embodies the spirit of compassion and solidarity, and for that, we are profoundly grateful.

We want you to know that your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Each moment you spend volunteering with us is a gift that enriches the lives of others and brings hope to those who are struggling. We simply couldn't do what we do without YOU.

So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for your selflessness, your generosity, and your support.

As we look ahead to the future, we are filled with hope and optimism, knowing that with volunteers like you by our side, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Thank you, and we eagerly anticipate the commencement of Fall Camp Cope!

Shake, rattle, and roll for a cause that rocks! 🎉 Step back in time with Adam's Place at our annual Vintage and Vibes fundraising soirée. 🍷🎶 Get ready for a night dripping with retro charm, complete with toe-tapping tunes, delectable wines and bites, and live performances that will transport you to another era.

Come join us for a night of groovy moves and good vibes, all in support of a fantastic local charity. Don your vintage best and get ready to dance the night away! 🕺🍇🎵

Can't swing by? No worries! You can still be part of the magic by donating on our website. Your support keeps the music playing and the memories alive. Thank you for being a part of our journey! 🌟

Support Adam's Place 14th Annual Vintage and Vibes!
Exciting news! 🌟
Camp Cope is back this September 2024, now with even more locations! Join us at Adam's Place in Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills for another empowering journey of healing and growth. Get ready for unforgettable experiences and cherished memories as we expand our reach to support even more children and families. See you there! 💫
Attention Adam’s Place supporters! 🌟

We're seeking dedicated individuals to join us as group facilitators for our esteemed Adam’s Place Camp Cope Program. Together, we'll co-facilitate peer support groups tailored for children, teens, and adults navigating the journey of grief and loss.

Fun fact: Many of our facilitators discover this rewarding opportunity through word of mouth from fellow Camp Cope participants and volunteers.

Know someone with a compassionate heart and strong communication skills? We invite you to share the details below:

Camp Cope sessions are scheduled once a month, running from September to November 2024 and January to April 2025, across our program locations in Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills.

Mark your calendars!
Facilitator training will take place August 24th.

Currently, we have a specific need for facilitators in Centennial Hills.

Thank you for helping us extend our reach and support to those in need!

Ready to make a difference? Express your interest by completing our volunteer form HERE.
A heartfelt thank you to all our incredible volunteers who participated in our inaugural
Chip in for Children Golf Tournament!
Your dedication and support made this event an overwhelming success! 🏌️‍♂️ We are immensely grateful for your contribution, and we can't wait to create more unforgettable memories together next year!
Facebook
Instagram
Website
We kindly request that you follow our social media pages if you haven't already done so! Thank you!
DO NOT MISS OUT!
VISIT WWW.ADAMSPLACELV.ORG
TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!
Register for our JUNE Webinar NOW!
Kindly note that our office will be closed from July 2nd to August 1st.
We appreciate your understanding.
Below is additional educational information you may find intriguing should you wish to explore it further.
How to Help Parents who are Grieving on Mother’s Day
If there's something specific you would like to see covered in the newsletter, whether it's related to resources, educational content, inspiring stories, or any other topic, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Your feedback is invaluable in shaping a newsletter that truly caters to your needs and interests. Kindly reach out to Samantha at Samantha@adamsplacelv.org with your suggestions, and we will do our best to incorporate them into the upcoming edition.


May 2024 – Newsletter

 

Facebook
Website
Instagram
7 Strategies to Help Children Maintain Structure During the Summer

While summer promises freedom and leisure for many children, maintaining a sense of structure amidst the relaxed atmosphere can contribute significantly to their well-being. Though we encourage kids to embrace the joys of summer, we understand that consistency and routine provide a comforting framework for their daily lives. By upholding certain routines and expectations, such as set bedtimes and chores, parents can facilitate a smoother transition back to the school routine in the fall while reinforcing the notion that structure and enjoyment can coexist harmoniously.

Here are seven actionable ways to support this balance:

1. Establish consistent bedtimes, wake-up times, and daily routines, maintaining a sense of stability throughout the summer months.
2. Maintain household rules and chore charts to uphold expectations, allowing for flexibility while ensuring children remain aware of responsibilities.
3. Display a visible schedule for children to anticipate activities, fostering a sense of predictability and reducing surprises.
4. Encourage regular meal times to ensure proper nutrition and hydration, while also structuring the day into manageable segments.
5. Engage children in summer activities like camps or sports to promote physical activity and socialization, which often come with their own schedules.
6. Ease back into the school routine gradually before the academic year begins, ironing out any challenges or adjustments in advance.
7. Above all, prioritize quality time and enjoyment with your children, creating lasting memories amidst the structure and routine of summer.
Thank you to everybody who came out to our first annual
Chip in for Children Golf Tournament
We are so grateful for the incredible turnout!🏌️‍♂️ Your support made it a success beyond our wildest dreams. We look forward to making even more memories next year!
Please visit www.adamsplacelv.org to access additional photographs from our First Annual Chip in for Children Golf Tournament!
Get ready to groove for a great cause! 🎉
Join us at Adam's Place for our annual Vintage and Vibes fundraising event. 🍷🎶
This fabulous soirée promises an evening filled with dancing, wine and food tastings, and live entertainment that will leave you with unforgettable memories.Come together with us to support a fantastic local charity while enjoying a night of vintage vibes and endless fun!
See you there! 🕺🍇🎵

Unable to attend? No worries! You can still make a meaningful impact by contributing on our website and supporting our mission. Every donation counts and helps us continue our important work.
Thank you for your generosity and support.

Join us for an exclusive evening! Get tickets or donate now!
Empower yourself to make a difference!
Join us at Adam's Place Education and Training Marketplace for an engaging webinar, 'Working with Teens in Grief Work.' Elevate your skills, earn CE credits, and make a profound impact on the lives of grieving teens.
Register now and embark on a journey of professional growth and compassion!
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to expand your horizons!
Camp Cope extends its heartfelt gratitude to the families who have entrusted us with their stories and emotions this season. As we conclude, we eagerly anticipate our fall sessions, ready to offer sanctuary, understanding, and tailored support across three locations: Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills.

Registration for Fall 2024 Camp Cope is now open at www.adamsplacelv.org.
Join us as we journey together towards resilience and renewal. Your presence is invaluable.

Register for Fall 2024 Camp Cope TODAY!
Join us in honoring your loved ones with our Electronic Quilt of Remembrance! 🌟
Send us an email between May 4th to May 18th with a brief description of your special person, along with the rituals or traditions you use to remember them, and a cherished picture.
Let's create a beautiful tribute together.
Embrace healing and connection at Adam's Place FREE Virtual Adult Grief Support Group, THIRD THURSDAY! 🌷
Join Dr. Paul Clements and Dr. Theresa Fay-Hillier for an uplifting conversation on May 16th, 6-7 pm. Let's foster understanding and compassion together! 💬
Whether you're a regular attendee or dropping in for the first time, your presence is valued. See you there! 🌱Please note: Third Thursday will not held during the months of June, July, and August and will return on September 19th!
Mark your calendars and join us then for our next session!
Register NOW and Join the Conversation

Adam’s Place is looking for individuals to help co-facilitate Camp Cope peer support groups for children, teens, and adults experiencing grief and loss once a month.

Camp Cope Programs will be held September to November 2024 and January to April 2025.

Join a great network of volunteers to help support Camp Cope families in your community.

We have program locations in Henderson, Summerlin, and Centennial Hills.

Save the date!
Facilitator training will be held on August 24th, 2024!

Fill out the volunteer interest form HERE!
Kelly Thomas-Boyers was recently highlighted on Tony Rose's Go Beyond Numbers podcast! Be sure to click here to give this episode "Support for Families and Children Experiencing Loss with Kelly Thomas Boyers" a listen!
Thrilling news: Adam's Place is an
approved ASWB provider,
ensuring excellence in every learning experience!Dive into top-notch educational opportunities with Adam's Place Education and Training Marketplace! We are dedicated to empowering professionals and community members engaging with grieving children, teens, and families!

Learn about our Membership Options!
Adam's Place kindly requests your support. Your contribution plays a pivotal role in enabling us to provide essential services such as Camp Cope and a range of resources tailored to meet the needs of families facing grief and loss. No donation is too small, as each dollar contributes significantly to our mission of establishing a supportive community where no one undergoes the journey of grief alone. Your generosity has the potential to make a meaningful impact, providing hope and healing to those in search of solace. We sincerely appreciate your consideration of Adam's Place in your philanthropic endeavors.
Donate to Adam's Place Today!
DON'T MISS OUT!
Visit www.adamsplacelv.org
to register for all upcoming events!
Adam’s Place is proud to announce the continued commitment of the Richard Harris Law Firm as our 2023/2024 Community Partner.

Thank you Richard Harris Law Firm for your investment in our community and in our mission of support for children, teens and families coping with loss and grief.

**Our program would not be possible without the generosity of individual and corporate donors, grants, and fundraisers. Every dollar raised stays local in Las Vegas and goes toward supporting families whose lives have been impacted by grief and loss.

Consider donating through our website today to
make a difference in the life of a child!**

adamsplacelv.org