Is it ‘kids stroke emotion’ or ‘kid stroke motion’? It’s both. The ‘kid’ and the ‘stroke’ bit? It’s a film by kids, for kids about their experiences when their parent has a stroke. The ‘motion’ or ‘emotion’ part? It’s an animation, and it’s about feelings. kidstrokemotion is turning drawings and personal stories from children of stroke survivors into a kid-focused, animated resource for healing. A parent’s stroke is a major event in a child’s life and can have a lasting effect on their emotional wellbeing. The child may experience confusion, fear, shock, worry, embarrassment, anger, loss, guilt, frustration, resentment, neglect, sadness, loneliness and isolation. This wonderful initiative launch video shows by example how experiences can be shared and feelings validated in animating a child's story.
If you know a child who has a parent who had a stroke, encourage them to get their story animated. kidstrokemotion has lots of instructions and suggestions.