Created by Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Susan Weaver and recommended by parents, therapists and counselors, new Rainbow Reach activity books that help kids 4-14 cope with anxiety, military deployment of a parent, loss of a pet or the death of a loved one are now available at RainbowReach.com and Amazon.com.
Herndon, VA (PR Web) July 26, 2012 – Created to fill a need for grief-recovery resources specifically for children, the first four titles in Susan Weaver’s well-reviewed Rainbow Reach Series are now available for sale at RainbowReach.com and Amazon.com. These beautifully designed, high-quality workbooks are brimming with drawing, coloring, writing and thinking activities, all carefully developed to help children cope with and recover from the grief and anxiety of life-changing events such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a cherished family pet, the military deployment of a parent or other issues causing them stress. Once the workbook is complete, it becomes a scrapbook filled with treasured memories and practical stress-busters that the child can refer to again and again.
According to Rainbow Reach founder Susan Weaver, the concept for these grief-recovery activity books was born from the helplessness she felt when a friend’s family experienced the death of their beloved dog. “I wanted to find a way to help the children through their grief,” said Weaver. “I knew it was important for children to draw and write about their experience, but I couldn’t find any guidance or materials specifically for children, so I decided to create my own.” Weaver’s journey led to far more than creating grief-recovery workbooks. She became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and founded Rainbow Reach, an organization dedicated to providing recovery materials and resources to help children ages 4-14 cope with grief, loss, and anxiety.
The Rainbow Reach Series has received glowing reviews from parents, psychologists, trauma therapists, veterinarians and noted authors in the field of grief recovery, including Linda Goldman (Raising Our Children to be Resilient), Russell Friedman and John W. James (When Children Grieve), and Fran Zamore (GriefWork).
The first four activity books in the series are available for $13.95 each on Amazon.com and RainbowReach.com:
• Forever Friend: Activities for Kids Who Have Lost a Pet
• Heroes! Activities for Kids Dealing with Deployment
• Love & Memories: Activities for Kids Who Have Lost a Loved One
• Worry Busters! Activities for Kids Who Worry Too Much
More information about these books, plus additional child-oriented tools and services, can be found at: