Write to Congress
One of the biggest ways that you can make a difference in the lives of Ohio children and youth is to actively participate and contact your local legislators. Every year, the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate vote on proposed bills that directly effect your daily living. A simple phone call or letter to your representative to let them know of your concern or to bring an issue to their attention is one of the most effective ways for Ohioans to make an impact on their future and the future of their state.
Below are links to both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. If you are unfamiliar with your legislators, or how to contact them, please simply enter in your zip code to find the legislators who serve your area. Each website includes the names, addresses, phone numbers and often email addresses of the legislators from around Ohio.
Hospice of Northwest Ohio is committed to providing support to the children in our community and we have provided Bobby’s Books training to nearly 70 schools in Northwest Ohio reaching to more than 25,000 students.
We are impressed with the Bobby’s Books program and curriculum. We loved the fact that Pam Krenzke developed this easy to use tool for anyone who has the compassion and desire to help a child, of any age, cope with their grief.
Bobby’s Books program empowers adults who are providing support to grieving children in a way that is unique to the loss. The Train the Trainer session was informative, interactive and fun to participate in. As grief counselors we have an understanding of what grief and loss for children looks like. What makes the training session unique is it can be attended by anyone whether or not you have formal counseling training.
The opportunities on how to use this program are endless and is only limited by the creativity of the individual using the program. Another great tool within this program is the large bibliography offered regarding many types of grief/loss and for a variety of age groups including adults. We recommend this program for your organization or community. A must have program!!!
Dawn DeFalco, Bereavement Team Leader
Hospice of Northwest Ohio