Butterflies and Hope donates to children who lost a loved one

The Butterflies & Hope Memorial Foundation  and ONE Health Ohio presented donations to the Good Grief Camp program with a combined gift of $2,000 and free counseling services for children attending the upcoming grief camp.

Good Grief is a program developed for children 8-15 who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The program is offered free of charge for all youth attending and is staffed with volunteers and Camp Frederick’s summer counselors. Grief camp integrates therapeutic activities with the fun and adventures of camp. It provides the youth a chance to be a kid while learning that grief is normal and they are not alone in their feelings or experiences. It provides a chance for the youth to share their loss while providing them the opportunity to just be a kid and have fun.

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Butterflies and Hope Sponsored Trauma Training Event

The Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation donated $4,000 to the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board for the Trumbull County Family & Children First Council to host a trauma training on March 30, 2018.

Butterflies and Hope worked with the Trumbull County Family and Children First Council to host the trauma training for community educators, social and behavioral counselors and healthcare providers to address emotional and behavioral trauma. The full-day training sponsored by Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation provided answers to the question, “How do we create a trauma-responsive community?” Over 120 attended the event.

“It is the desire of the Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting behavioral and mental health issues in children and adults, that this gift will support valuable training sessions on the topic of childhood emotional trauma. The primary goal is to increase awareness and improve expertise in professionals including educators, counselors and medical providers to help support children who have suffered adverse childhood experiences so that they may grow up to become productive and happy adults,” says Dr. Dwinnells.

The event was a HUGE success in bringing awareness to the community on the effects of trauma on our children.

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Butterflies and Hope Donates $500 to Eustis Elementary School

The Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation donated $500 to Eustis Elementary School in Eustis Florida on February 6, 2018. The money donated went to support children who suffer from emotional needs and those who suffered traumatic experiences.