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.
Hospice of Northwest Ohio is committed to providing support to the children in our community and we have provided Bobby’s Books training to nearly 70 schools in Northwest Ohio reaching to more than 25,000 students.
We are impressed with the Bobby’s Books program and curriculum. We loved the fact that Pam Krenzke developed this easy to use tool for anyone who has the compassion and desire to help a child, of any age, cope with their grief.
Bobby’s Books program empowers adults who are providing support to grieving children in a way that is unique to the loss. The Train the Trainer session was informative, interactive and fun to participate in. As grief counselors we have an understanding of what grief and loss for children looks like. What makes the training session unique is it can be attended by anyone whether or not you have formal counseling training.
The opportunities on how to use this program are endless and is only limited by the creativity of the individual using the program. Another great tool within this program is the large bibliography offered regarding many types of grief/loss and for a variety of age groups including adults. We recommend this program for your organization or community. A must have program!!!
Dawn DeFalco, Bereavement Team Leader
Hospice of Northwest Ohio