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 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.

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.

 

We have taken our peer support groups online during the COVID-19 situation. The schedule is listed below:​​ ​

  • MONDAY @ 1:00pm MST Peer Support Group:
    Text BLOOM365PS to 81010 to sign up and receive reminders 

  • LGBTQ+ THURSDAY @ 4:30pm MST Peer Support Groups:

  • Text 365LGBTQ to 81010 to sign up and receive reminders

If you have questions or would like more information on our support groups, 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.

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. 

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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