The Naples Browns Backers main focus is community involvement and charitable contributions.
On January 29, 2021 Rob Hamilton and John Gardner of the Naples Browns Backers made a very special delivery to Avow Kids in Naples Florida. Avow was in need of some therapy equipment for their kids program and Naples Browns Backers were more than grateful to help. In the pictures below are the items that were purchased and delivered.
About Avow Kids: The Avow Kids program, designed for children ages 5-17, provides support and companionship to children who are grieving. The reason might be the loss of a parent, sibling, friend, or relative through illness, accident, deportation, suicide, or homicide. Additionally, Avow helps children process and heal from other types of loss, including divorce, the loss of a friend, instability in the foster care system, and deployed parents and family members. We have supported children since our founding in 1983 and offer a team of professionals experienced in child loss. These programs are open to all children in Collier County and there is never a cost for care.
What is Sand Tray Therapy:
Sandplay therapy is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox, toy figures, and sometimes water, to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns. This form of play therapy is practiced along with talk therapy, using the sandbox and figures as communication tools.
When It's Used:
Sandplay therapy is often used with those who have suffered some form of trauma, neglect, or abuse. Although sandplay is especially well suited for working with young children, who often cannot express their inner feelings in words, it is also a technique that is helpful for some teens and adults who are having trouble expressing themselves and who may have suffered some form of severe trauma.
What to Expect:
Sandplay therapy takes place in box-like containers referred to as sand trays. The trays are filled with sand that clients use, along with miniature toys, to create a play world that reflects some aspect of real people and real experiences in their own lives. The client chooses from a large collection of toys and builds a small “world” in the tray that reflects what is going on in their lives. The therapist observes the choice and arrangement of toys without interruption, allowing the person to find answers within themselves. After sandplay is completed, the client and therapist analyze and discuss the client’s toy choices, their arrangement pattern in the sand, and their symbolic or metaphoric meanings. Upon discussion, the client often chooses to make changes to the world they have created in sand. Sandplay therapy may consist of a single session or last as long as several years.
Stay tuned for more things that we will be doing for Avow Kids in the future.
This happens because of all of you and for that I am truly grateful to be your president. Rob
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our annual goals and improve conditions in our community.