Weighted Blankets

Lifeworks NW, which houses CSEC mental health care services for local child survivors, had a pilot project to try and reduce survivors stress and anxiety. They wanted to try weighted blankets which function as a 'hug' for individuals who are resistant to close personal touch. Most research on weighted blankets has been done with those on the autism spectrum. 

In assistance to this pilot project Giving Connection made six blankets as part of the project. If the project proves as a success we might be looking for sewing groups to help meet the demand.