The Firecracker Foundation provides children and teens who have survived sexual trauma with holistic therapeutic services that include trauma-sensitive yoga, individual mental health therapy and caretaker support groups for their parents/guardians. These services are provided at no cost for families without medical insurance or an inability to afford the expense of copays.

Contracted mental health therapists undergo an extensive vetting process to ensure that they are licensed, insured and trained in an evidenced-based model proven to treat trauma, including, but not limited to, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy, Sensorimotor Therapy, and/or Play Therapy. Yoga instructors are required to provide background checks, DHS clearances and go through a vetting process to ensure that they are competent in the treatment of trauma through yoga.

Through our Advocacy and Community Education, we provide the community with advocacy services that include Title IX advocacy for K-12 students and their families, trauma-informed midwifery, education, doula care, and community education for individuals, schools, businesses, and allied organizations. We can facilitate training related to Understanding Child Sexual Trauma, Mandated Reporting, Disability Justice, and other topics connected to the treatment and prevention of child sexual trauma.

Once a family is connected to the services of The Firecracker Foundation, they are always welcomed back to address future challenges. When children face family separation, court proceedings or a new understanding of their trauma at developmental milestones, they are encouraged to come back. Healing after sexual trauma requires a long-term investment in the lives of children. The Firecracker Foundation is committed to supporting each client until they turn 18 and can access services available for adults.

While we still have a long road to go, we are forever grateful to all who have supported, and will support The Firecracker Foundation.” – Parent

To register your child or refer a client, please call 517-742-7224 or send an email to programs@thefirecrackerfoundation.org.

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