ADVOCACY

Removing help-seeking barriers for young people experiencing or witnessing verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual violence.

 

Through individual advocacy, peer support groups, and text/chatline digital advocacy, we enhance healing, safety, self-esteem, social connectedness, stability, well-being, validation and support for young survivors.

Our free and confidential advocacy services address and respond to victimization and trauma from crimes including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, community violence, sex trafficking, stalking, gender-based violence and bullying. 

 

Our team is responsive to the needs of young people by providing advocacy through chatline/text/zoom, ongoing opportunities to connect with peers, weekly open and closed support groups, drop in advocacy at Blooming Point, school and community-based sites, homework help, transportation, and basic needs support.

Our therapeutic advocacy and intervention services help to reduce depression, traumatic stress, fear, anxiety, problems adjusting to school or daily life, and other symptoms of distress associated with witnessing or experiencing violence.

BLOOMING POINT PHOENIX: DROP IN ADVOCACY

Blooming Point Phoenix offers drop-in advocacy services which include: prevention education, safety planning, crisis counseling and healing interventions to teen survivors and their non-offending family members.

Blooming Point serves young people between the ages of 13 and 24 through trauma-informed advocacy and interventions provided by licensed contracted professionals and highly trained advocates.

Services in American Sign Language and other languages are available through interpreter services.

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

The support groups we offer help to reduce the isolation of victimization by connecting young survivors with other young survivors who can share and support each other.

 

Our peer-guided group counseling follows a psycho-educational model, providing education on topics suggested by teen peer advocates to enhance healing, safety and self-esteem.

 

If you are interested in learning more about a support group or would like to join one, please contact us at teens@bloom365.org or text 1-888-606-4673.

 

All participants will need to complete an intake with a bloom365 advocate prior to their first session.

HEALING ARTS

Therapeutic Healing Arts classes are offered at Blooming Point Phoenix and community safe spaces for teen survivors of abuse and violence. Visit www.bloom365.org/peersupport for our monthly calendar.

 

Modalities include art, dance, music, spoken word and drama.

INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY

Our individual advocacy services help teens with assessing and meeting their individual basic needs, accessing community resources, developing peer connections and understanding victimization and the roots of violence. Services include ongoing emotional support, chatline/text/hotline support, goal setting sessions, listening, accessing victim compensation, individual and family education and school accompaniment. 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Specially trained Master’s level Social Workers and LCSW & LPC supervised advance practice interns provide trauma-informed and healing-centered therapies that address sexual violence, its effects in day-to-day living and relationships, and strategies for healing.

 

The sessions are 50 minutes, once a week.

 

(Video counseling sessions coming soon.)

CASE MANAGEMENT

Case Management services include developing assessments, 

coordinating services with existing supports, family education, monitoring progress, evaluating impact and advocating for wrap-around services.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Our advocates and MSW interns respond to teens who have experienced victimization from crimes including teen dating abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, gender based violence, sex trafficking, stalking and bullying.

 

Crisis intervention services include in person and chatline/ text/hotline emotional support, risk assessment, safety planning, victim's rights information, assistance with orders of protection, referrals to safe shelter, and connections to resources.

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