Programs

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.

Newly launched in 2016, the Pediatric Medical Advocacy Team (PMAT) provides medical advocacy services to children and families during specialized medical care and forensic examination after experiencing sexual assault. The advocate’s responsibility is to listen, to empathize, and to ensure the survivor’s needs are met to the fullest extent possible. Advocates connect children and families with invaluable community resources and services that address the aftermath of sexual trauma and encourage healing and recovery.

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 517-242-5467 or send an email to mandy@thefirecrackerfoundation.org.

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