Willow Center, Inc. For Grieving Children
Where children, teens and families learn to grieve and heal from the death of someone close to them.
Help, Hope, Healing

Making the Abstract Concrete

Part of the uncertainty children and teens feel after a death is the abstract nature of their feelings.  Their feelings can be opposing, extreme, and very unpredictable.  They may already struggle with communication under ideal circumstances let alone the extreme circumstances that accompany grief.  Creating something with their hands is a way to help make those abstract feelings concrete.  Make a collage, plant a garden, play an instrument, decorate a memory box, paint, draw, color, anything.  Don’t focus on the product, focus on the process.  Abstract feelings seem more manageable in a concrete form.



PO Box 1361
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Administrative Office address: 0309 2nd St. Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Gabriel Iacoboni, Executive Director

Twin County United Way - Clarkston, Washington