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Kay Parker

Director

The Healing Place

HQ Phone: (256) 383-7133

The Healing Place

2409 Wildwood Street

Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

United States

Company Description

The Healing Place is committed to offering support to grieving children and families in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance in order to promote a sense of well-being and productivity in its participants. more

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About Us - The Healing Place, A Center for Loss and Change

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Kay Parker, LPC,Coordinator of Education and Support Services


Grief Support Programs for Grieving Children and Teens

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Kay Parker, LPC, Director


Eagle Scout Paul Lauridsen assesses ...

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Eagle Scout Paul Lauridsen assesses landscaping with Kay Parker, director of the The Healing Place, in the playground he constructed at The Healing Place in Muscle Shoals.

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Kay Parker, director of The Healing Place, said the tether ball stand was a good idea - the game is simple to understand, and sometimes children need to "just play" as part of their journey through grief, she said.
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Parker said The Healing Place moved from its former location in Tuscumbia to Wildwood Street in Muscle Shoals about a year ago. She said she had an idea what was needed in the backyard.
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"So many children will benefit from his efforts," Parker said, adding that the center also has benefactors who arranged for the wooden fencing surrounding the back yard and the other playground equipment.


The guest speaker will be Kay ...

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The guest speaker will be Kay Parker, LPC, the Director of The Healing Place in Muscle Shoals.


Kay Parker, director of ...

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Kay Parker, director of The Healing Place, a nonprofit grief support center for children and teens, said after a trauma it's important to help children cope.

For instance, after a natural disaster, creating a safety plan in case of another disaster can make children feel at ease, she said. Likewise, it's necessary to help children understand just because something happened once, it doesn't mean it's going to keep happening.
"When someone dies, it's common for a child to ask, 'Who else might die?' " Parker said. "With a tornado, they might be worried that another one will come. The mind hangs on to that until we resolve it, whether it's death or a tornado."
Parker said helping children see that rain doesn't always have to be scary is helpful, too.
"One parent was acting like the tornado, spinning around, saying, 'Whoosh, whoosh,' and the kids were just laughing," she said. "It's that distraction of acting out what they fear. The key to how a child reacts is how a parent reacts."
Other tactics might be showing a child what good rain can do, like using sentences such as, "Rain is scary, and it's going to make the flowers grow," Parker said, emphasizing the "and" in the sentence.
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Parker said after a child has been through a trauma, parents should consider lessening the time he or she spends watching the news or scary movies to help prevent nightmares.

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