WHAT IS THE HEALING LIBRARY?
The Healing Library is a series of kits designed to make a family's journey of healing following a trauma easier to navigate and personalize.
Designed with the intention of being lent out by libraries the materials for these scaleable kits are available for free to download and assemble yourself.
Each Kit consists of the following:
A Discussion Guide – with tips for discussing the difficult subject as a family
Activities Guide – consisting of holistic art & play therapy activities to assist in expression, communication, & healing, we recommend you also include the materials to participate in the activities in your kit
Acts of Kindness Guide – featuring proactive activities of community support designed to empower
Community Helpers Guide – with national suggestions and opportunities for local customization, we encourage you to customize this section with local resources
Curated Book Suggestions with Discussion Guides – providing observation and discussion prompts to utilize while sharing for each book provided
How to Use This Kit Guides – for both families and lending organizations
By providing this wide variety of materials as well as the books and supplies needed to participate in the various activities lending organizations allow families to explore their healing journey without the distraction of added research or shopping. Instead, families can simply share in the experience of healing while engaging in social emotional learning together.
The following kits are currently available:
The Death of a Pet
Separation & Divorce
The Death of a Loved One
Alzheimer's and Your Family
We wish you peace and thank you for your interest in investing in the health of your community through the lending of these kits.
If our resources are helpful to you we hope you'll consider donating to our project so we can work on our next kit. Thank you!