The Moon Balloon Song by Ken Read-Brown is based on the book The Moon Balloon by Joan Drescher. Produced with assistance by Helping Children Cope and Friends of Hope at South Shore Hospital.
Talking to children about a loved one’s cancer or other significant life stressors isn’t easy. That’s why South Shore Hospital’s Friends of Hope offers a free, 2 hour, communication enhancement program to help children ages 4-10 and their families.
Our story and art program engages young children in an imaginative, creative experience that enables them to talk comfortably about feelings through their drawings.
Using The Moon Balloon™ book, by Joan Drescher, children can express feelings through symbols and images that they may be unable to say in words. Children and adults learn together, and later can use the same methods and materials at home to discuss feelings about a loved one’s illness or other life stressor.
New Program! Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss
Presented by Hospice of the South Shore in collaboration with Helping Children Cope programs.
Do you know of a child struggling with the death of a loved one? Take the first step.
Please call 781-624-7046 to learn more about our program or to register for our current group sessions.
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hospice of the South Shore
South Shore VNA building
30 Reservoir Park Drive
Rockland, MA 02370
HCC and Joan Drescher Featured in the Plymouth and Cape Business Journal
Rising to the occasion - The Moon Balloon draws out kids’ emotions
For the past two years, Joan Drescher has taught South Shore Hospital’s Helping Children Cope’s volunteers how to provide children with a safe way to explore and express their feelings when dealing with a loved one’s cancer as well as to model ways for parents to open the lines of communication with their children. Read more (pdf).