Blue Sky Bridge serves child victims of crime (2-17) and their families in several ways: we provide forensic interviews, crisis counseling and referral support for the families and prevention education programs in Boulder County. I plan to start a Creative Arts Therapy Group to help those children heal from the trauma they have experienced. There currently are no therapy groups to help child sexual assault victims in Boulder County nor are there any creative arts therapy groups to help child witnesses to domestic violence. Children need a place where they can explore and heal from their trauma with a group who understands what they have experienced and to know they are not alone in their history. All trauma survivors need and deserve timely therapeutic help to address issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I want to provide this service to families and the school system free-of-charge.
Funded by Boulder, CO (June 2012)