SHELTON, Conn., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading psychotherapist Sharon Diaz announced today the launch of "Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters for Grieving Children Like You." This first-ever program is designed to help children who have lost a parent or close relative cope with the different sensations, emotions and troubling thoughts that are a part of grief, right in the comfort of their home.
At the heart of this inspiring, online program is a series of 12 enhanced e-books providing in-depth steps with specific techniques to comfort, educate and guide children and their families. Videos and links and engaging 'Roo-Tivities' help a child express their feelings and thoughts. Heart-warming songs help to soothe a broken heart, written by nationally renowned composer and Connecticut resident, David Friedman, who is known for musical contributions to several Disney animated films as well as numerous Broadway shows. These programs are ideal for 6-12 year olds, but can be used by children of all ages.
Diaz brings over 39 years of experience to the project and has carefully crafted this program to include the different ways a child can learn and to help families bond together. Her decision to launch "Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too!" came about after the unexpected death of her nephew who left behind a wife and two small children.
According to Ms. Diaz, who is a member of the National Alliance For Grieving Children, "No one talks about children and grief, and when a parent or guardian is exhausted from jam-packed days on top of their own grief, it is hard for them to go to weekly counseling, or spend long hours driving to a grief camp. I wanted to make the life of grieving families a little easier during the worst time of their life."
The date of the launch has been designed to coincide with Children's Grief Awareness Month in November. It's important for children to know that someone understands them and that they are not alone. We can't protect children from the pain that accompanies the death of a loved one, but we can help by teaching them how to face and cope with life's hardest challenge.
About Sharon Diaz:
Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC, is the author of Melodee Roo & The Wantoks Too! Letters For Grieving Children Like You. She is a Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor in private practice in Shelton, Connecticut. Parents, Educators, Psychologists and Physicians can access a Free Trial by visiting www.melodeeroo.com, or by visiting our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/grievingchildrenlikeyou/. Additional information can be found at:
http://www.melodeeroo.com or http://www.sharondiaztherapy.com
Contact: Elena Diaz: 203.212.8217, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Sharon Diaz LPC, LADC