The heARTful(l of) Hope Community Art and Research Project

The Scraps of the Heart Project is conducting a community-engaged research and art project called HeARTful(l of) Hope! We are looking for potential participants 18 and over including, bereaved parents and family members (e.g., grandparent, sibling, aunt), friends and co-workers of bereaved families, healthcare providers (e.g., nurse, doctor, psychologist), and any others who feel as if they were connected in some way to a baby who died.

 

Participants will be asked to complete a short demographic survey and to write a story about how hope has both challenged and aided them during their experiences of baby loss. We also will ask them to decorate/color/draw on a piece of paper to capture what hope looks like in the story.

 

Our goal is to compile all of these stories and decorated papers into one art piece that will be part of The Scraps of the Heart Project’s public art exhibit at the University of Denver’s Museum of Anthropology taking place from February 27th to March 31st of 2017.

 

We would be extremely grateful for your participation. Please contact Kelsea Kohler at kelsea.kohler@du.edu if you:

  • would like to request a study packet so you can participate

  • would like a member of our research team to share the opportunity with your group

  • are willing to hand out packets to members of your group

  • would like copies of this advertisement to share with your group

 

Please help us spread the word about the HeARTful(l of) Hope study by forwarding the above message as an email or sharing the below message on Facebook:

 

The Scraps of the Heart Project is looking for participants 18 and older, including, bereaved parents and family members (e.g., grandparent, sibling, aunt), friends and co-workers of bereaved families, healthcare providers (e.g., nurse, doctor, psychologist), and any others who feel as if they are connected in some way to a baby who died. Participants will be asked to complete a short demographic survey and to write a story about how hope has both challenged and aided them during their experiences of baby loss. We also will ask them to decorate/color/draw on a piece of paper to capture what hope looks like in the story. Please share this link (link to Scraps of the Heart Project website that will include this full advertisement message) with others who may be interested or who serve those who qualify. Contact Kelsea Kohler at kelsea.kohler@du.edu with questions or to participate.

 

 

Check out the video below for an example from MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital for a large scale example of a community art project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

storytelling and

artmaking

 
to
EMPOWER

families         and 

                      Educate

Communities

 

 

about baby loss

 
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
-Edgar Degas

© 2015 The Scraps of the Heart Project

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