The goal of the Bobby's Books Program is to make certain that these tools can be shared with each aspect of our community. This includes our schools, churches, libraries and various community based organizations. By reinforcing the lessons associated with the books and the program, you can know that your child is getting the same tools and how to use those tools in every aspect of their life. Listed below are just a few ways that the Bobby's Books Program has been incorporated into the community to help each child succeed.
The schools can have the greatest impact on reinforcing the lessons you teach at home with the program. By establishing a parent resource library with the school counselor, which includes at least the Top 20 books and the Bobby's Books Lesson Plan Bundle Binder and Read Aloud Guide, you will have given the school the ability to be the front line when a crisis happens. Proactive education can be the greatest tool available to the counselor to head off any potential problem. Having the educational seminar available to the school community is another way. There are many more aspects to the school outreach, such as author visits, Project Linus workshops, etc.
To learn more, contact Jennifer Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, Project Manager, to learn how to bring the Bobby's Books program to your school.
Contact your local library to see if they use the Bobby's Books resources in their summer reading program or story book hours.
Because we support children over spans of years in many cases, we find that Bobby's Books can be used not only for grieving but for self-esteem building, self realization and general life skill development.
Pauline King, APRN, BC,
Director, Healing Journey for Children
The James Cancer Center