Rainbows is an international organization providing a bridge to emotional healing for children, adolescents, and adults in confronting death, divorce or other painful family transition
- - - "because it doesn't need to hurt forever."
The next session will begin with registration on
September 14, 2013 in East/South Naples 10-11:45 AM
Unity Church Campus on 2000 Unity Way (off Davis Blvd.)
and continue on Saturday mornings at 10-AM through November 30, 2013.
You are welcome to join in on any Saturday .. each week stands alone.
Please Call Anne for more information or to refer a friend:
~~~ There is Never a fee to the family for this program~~~
Follow this link to provide a little financial support: http://www.causes.com/rainbows
We speak your language ...english, spanish, portugese ....
Rainbows is for elementary school students and is broken into 4 age groups with no more than 6 childen in each group:
Level 1: 5-6 year olds / Level 2: 7-8 / Level 3: 9-11 / Level 4: 12-14
Spectrum is for high school students and is broken into 2 age groups with no more than 8 teens in each group: Level 1: 15-16 / Level 2: 17-18
Kaleidoscope is available for adults, 19 years and older , who have experienced death, divorce or abandonment at some time in their life. No matter how old you are, you are still someone's child and may be carrying the grief of this childhood experience. This program has also been used successfully with incarcerated individuals who have had loss previously in their lives and want to examine the reasons/decisions they have made in regard to that loss.
Prism is a peer support group for single parents and stepparents . Through Prism, parents come to understand their own grief process, have an opportunity to become attuned to their child's grief, learn single parenting skills, and with enthusiasm and love, recreated "family" again. This program has also aided many grandparents who are raising their grandchildren because of its inspiration and parenting skills presented throughout the sessions.
S.W. Florida will deliver the programs below in the near future:
Elementary age children form a strong bond of support and often want to keep attending support groups even after they have worked through the changes in their family. A unique Alumni Program can be offered by sites just for these young people so they can continue their Rainbows experience.
Silver Linings, Community Response Program is a community support program for counselors, volunteers, faith communities, and relief organizations needing additional tools to assist youth experiencing emotional turmoil due to loss/change. Children ages 5-8 and 9-13, as well as teens, are able to share their feelings and thoughts about these changes with others their own age. This resource is ideal for agencies and organizations who assist children and families during community crisis events, including military deployment.
As Rainbows and Spectrum sites grew in numbers, other important needs became apparent. Pre-schoolers (ages 3-4) can find support on their level by participating in SunBeams which combines puppetry, manipulative activities, and music, as well an ongoing Parent Guide which reinforces session topics at home with the child's caregiver too.
Rainbows has been implemented in 49 of the United States (the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam) and in Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Saipan, Scotland, Singapore, Switzerland and Wales.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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