The Santa Barbara Bowl, the area’s large outdoor music venue, is working to make the arts available to the larger community via a number of education outreach initiatives. The foundation funds programs that help around 20,000 students each year through non-profit arts programs, individual artists, and local schools. Long-time supporter of community philanthropy, Santa Barbara-based property developer and investor, Kenny Slaught furthers these programs via his blog at KennySlaught.com.

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Hospice of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services to benefit individuals facing terminal and chronic illness, as well as their families. Several of the programs at the Hospice focus on the needs of children dealing with the impending or recent passing of a loved one. Explains Kenny Slaught, about one in five children experience the death of a loved one prior to turning 18, and one in 20 children faces the loss of one or both parents prior to reaching adulthood. Hospice of Santa Barbara seeks to provide people in this situation with free counseling through numerous paths, aiding individuals in coping with grief to avoid or mitigate depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Kenny Slaught explains that Hospice of Santa Barbara provides a compassionate care services both to individuals facing terminal and chronic illness, as well as their loved ones. Many of the programs at the organization are directed at the needs of children as they struggle with the impending or recent death of a close family member. About 20 percent of children experience the passing of a loved one before they turn 18, and one in 20 children must face the loss of one or both parents during their childhood. Hospice of Santa Barbara provides individuals in these situations with free support programs to help them cope with grief to avoid or mediate depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Hospice of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of support not just to individuals facing terminal and chronic illness, but to their families as well. Many of the Hospice’s programs focus on the needs of children as they work through the impending or recent passing of a loved one. About 20 percent of children under 18 experience the death of a loved one, and one in 20 children must handle the loss of one or both parents before they reach adulthood. Kenny Slaught notes that Hospice of Santa Barbara endeavors to provide families and individuals in these situations with free mentorship through numerous programs, helping individuals cope with grief to avoid or reduce depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Prominent Californian and real estate expert and noted investor, Kenny Slaught of Investec Real Estate Companies, has shown tremendous support and empathy towards individuals who experienced tragedy in life. In keeping with his personal philosophy as a visionary philanthropist, Slaught has advocated for the Hospice of Santa Barbara and its Parenting After Loss program. He continues to educate the Santa Barbara area about the importance of social support, especially for people who have experienced the loss of their beloved ones, and has again promoted this initiative on his blog at KennySlaught.com.

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Hospice of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of support not just to individuals facing terminal and chronic illness, but to their families as well. Many of the Hospice’s programs focus on the needs of children as they work through the impending or recent passing of a loved one. About 20 percent of children under 18 experience the death of a loved one, and one in 20 children must handle the loss of one or both parents before they reach adulthood. Kenny Slaught notes that Hospice of Santa Barbara endeavors to provide families and individuals in these situations with free mentorship through numerous programs, helping individuals cope with grief to avoid or reduce depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Kenny Slaught has endorsed Hospice of Santa Barbara as they work to build an active presence at local school campuses of all levels, from elementary school to college. Program leaders visit campuses and organize weekly support groups for students experiencing traumatic or complex scenarios and requiring a safe space in which to discuss their thoughts and feelings. On-campus volunteers aim to create an open atmosphere that encourage self-reflection and boost critical coping skills. The necessary coping skills help adolescents avoid drugs, alcohol, and other forms of self-medication. In addition to direct work with students, the hospice volunteers deliver training to faculty and staff members on how to effectively communicate with students who are dealing with trauma and how to handle their questions about death, most notably violent deaths and suicide. Each of the 65 schools in the Hospice of Santa Barbara network can call on the organization around the clock to respond to a traumatic situation quickly and efficiently.

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Renowned real estate investor and visionary philanthropist, Kenny Slaught has been demonstrating a lifelong commitment to contributing to the Californian communities where his firm does business. In following his corporate social responsibility mission, he has been a continued advocate of the Hospice of Santa Barbara and their initiative, ‘The Youth Bereavement Outreach Program’. Slaught’s efforts to increase public awareness of importance of children’s emotional wellbeing include recently promotion of the program via his blog at KennySlaught.com.

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Kenny Slaught notes that “When children lose a loved one, it can feel like their lives will never be the same again. Their grief may seem insurmountable.” To help stand strong against these hardships, the I Have a Friend mentor program matches children and adolescents in this situation with a trained adult volunteer who went through a similar loss at a young age. This volunteer becomes a companion and works with the child throughout the grief process, providing a truly relatable point of view. The relationships built through this program often are indispensable as the child continues to face hardships for many years.

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Research has proven that unaddressed grief can have a serious impact on children and teenagers’ functioning and personality. When these young people have not developed the coping skills they need to process grief, they may fall into violence, drugs, or alcohol. Offering a healthy outlet, I Have a Friend offers these children the opportunity to form a real bond with someone who has experienced a similar deep loss. Highlighting the significance of this program, Kenny Slaught writes, “Recognizing that the child’s life will never be the same, the mentor offers a positive example for how to process and deal with the pain of loss. The mentor serves as a symbol that happiness and wholeness can be achieved no matter how the child may feel in the years immediately following a major loss.”

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