WELCOME to our Bear Project..
easing the fears and hearts
of traumatized children in crisis,
with the smile and hug of a hand made bear
or other soft friend.
A teddy bear is the universal symbol of love and
has provided comfort to children throughout the ages.
It has been proven, that many deprived and abused
children will bond stongly to a soft cuddly teddy bear
or soft friend during periods of emotional crisis. And these
Teddy bears will become more to them than just a toy.
A teddy bear helps to preserve and stimulate healthy
mental activity that under these horrible circumstances which otherwise might be permanently lost. In the child's mind
the teddy bear becomes a temporary substitue for a real person, someone they have lost or were taken away from. The child
then can respond to the teddys thru remembering and fantasy and provide opportunities for loving and nurturing that are missing
in their present reality.
It is proven that through serious play, children who are able to form strong and stable bonds can preserve..even
embellish..their capacty for fantasy, imagination and problem solving using language.
Sadly for all of society, children deprived of real loving relationships and inanimate objects to substitue for loving
people, become predisposed later in life to depressions and other major mental illnesses, severe social problems and
overall marginal lifestyle.