We believe that a circle represents many aspects of our mission at Full Circle. We have worked to create a circle of support where children and families experiencing grave illness and loss can find hope and start healing in a safe, trusting environment. Families and young adults seek support from our professional staff throughout all the stages of the grief journey – some seeking assistance before the death occurs and others looking for support after the loss of a loved one. Individuals are able to come full circle by supporting others who are experiencing similar feelings or circumstances. In other words, anyone is welcome inside the circle, regardless of where they are on their grief journey
Full Circle was established as a comprehensive grief resource center for children and their families to find a variety of creative ways to express their grief.
Often, children do not have the language or communication skills to explain how they are feelings when experiencing grief. Creative arts help children convey their feelings of loss and explore their thoughts and beliefs. Also, because violent or traumatic experiences regularly get recorded in the mind as images or pictures, art can help children recount details of a traumatic loss more effectively than just talking.
Full Circle was established as a center for children and their families to find creative ways to express their grief. We present a variety of ways to use creative expression in healing, such as art, writing, play, crafting, photography, and music.
At Full Circle, families will find:
- Trained, nurturing grief counselors
- Supportive peer groups
- Creative outlets
- Acceptance of experiences and feelings
- Opportunity to play
- A chance to remember and commemorate their loved one