All posts tagged: Project Smile

Shattered Lives Donna R. Gore

Shattered Lives: Project Smile and Catherine Pisacone

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE Project Smile is a federally tax exempt non-profit organization which donates new and previously owned stuffed animals, coloring books/crayons, small toys and children’s reading books for police officers, fire fighters and paramedics to give to children. The goal of Project Smile is to provide all emergency responders throughout New England and eventually throughout the nation, with a continual supply of comfort items to help ease the pain and fear of traumatized children. Trauma comes to children in many forms, whether it be family violence, sexual abuse, or as in the case of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elemtary School in Newtown, CT, crisis and tragedy. Project Smile works diligently across New England to make these situations a little easier to bear for both the hurting victims, as well as those first responders who are trying to gather evidence, interviews and find solutions. By calming their fears and …

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Shattered Lives: Dealing With Trauma and Grief in Connecticut with Duane T. Bowers

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE or podcast:  CLICK HERE On December 14, 2012 the nation was rocked by the shooting in Sandyhook Elementary School in Newtown, CT where over 20 people were killed, mostly children. We explore the effects of the trauma and grief, for surviving children, their families, first responders and the nation as a whole. So many questions go unanswered when these tragedies occur and we have a need to understand based on factual information. Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educator, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice.  He is the author of Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief, and A Child is Missing: Providing Support for Families of Missing Children. He has been an integral part of the annual Keys to Healing Retreat sponsored by Project Jason for the benefit of families with missing loved ones, as well as participated in …