Dreamcatchers Community Outreach Programs
FAMILY TO FAMILY: The class is taught by DFAC mentors to give families information about child abuse and neglect and their treatment for recovery, coping skills, and the power of advocacy.
PEER TO PEER: This class is taught by DFAC mentors for survivors. The class focuses on empowerment, family and peer support, prevention, communication skills, and recovery.
USE YOUR VOICE: This class is taught by DFAC mentors sharing education on awareness and prevention, as well as the journey through HOPE and recovery.
TEEN TO TEEN: New program dedicated to teens and teen issues: teen dating violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, low self esteem and suicide. This will allow teens to call in anonymously with their questions or concerns. Teen advocate and guest host Amanda Meyers will join us bi-weekly.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: This is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program is designed to help parents or organizations that serve youth and/or are responsible for the safety of children.
CHILD ABUSE EDUCATION: A half-hour seminar that shares the daily child abuse headline from around the globe. The intent is to show parents and caregivers how vital child abuse education is needed in schools, after school and community programs. Child abuse is killing our children daily and the statistics are increasing daily.
DREAMCATCHERS PROJECT EDUCATION:
Dreamcatchers provides free educational books, pamphlets, brochures and materials to parents, caregivers, teens/children, churches, schools, educators, community centers, etc.. to create awareness and educate the public on child abuse, neglect, reporting child abuse, statistics, intervention and recovery, cyber-safety, child trafficking, teen dating violence and much more with the intent of reaching the most impressionable and vulnerable; teenage girls and boys AND vulnerable children.
DREAMCATCHERS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN:
This program focuses on child abuse awareness as primary prevention, saving thousands of lives. Our goal is to educate and motivate public awareness–especially for those at risk, or dislocated families and teens–as well as provide educational resources for domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, treatment for recovery, coping skills, family and peer support, prevention, communication skills while creating empowerment, and the power of advocacy throughout the United States and Worldwide. Our focus is to lower child abuse statistics by bringing awareness to the public on every aspect of child abuse through successful campaigning that provide educational materials concerning child abuse & neglect, treatment for recovery, coping skills, family and peer support, prevention, communication skills and empowerment to families, victims and survivors.
DREAMCATCHERS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVISION
This program is directed by a DV survivor, Ann Livingston. She is working adamantly on educating the public on domestic violence, prevention, awareness and the steps to escape an abusive relationship. You can visit her at:
DREAMCATCHERS MISSING CHILDREN’S DIVISION
Too Many Are Missing…And they are still among us. 2,300 Americans go missing on a daily basis: Both children and adults. And yet so many go unrecognized, unreported, and forgotten before their communities know they’re gone. Dreamcatchers new Missing Children’s Division is focused on bringing each of these cases to the forefront and helping locate them!! Please visit our Missing Children’s Division page here. You can also add our Missing Children’s Division FACEBOOK page here
DREAMCATCHERS PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP:
Networking for Prevention–Being a parent is probably one of the toughest jobs that we ever do. Today’s families face many obstacles and we hope we can help! This community group is available here through the networking site, Facebook. The group invites members to speak out and inquire about sensitive subjects or stressful topics such as abuse, teen sex, drug use, discipline, or child rearing. Discussions are open, questions are welcomed, and participation is encouraged.
DREAMCATCHERS HOLIDAY HELPER PROGRAM:
Dreamcatchers works to assist less fortunate families during the holiday season and throughout the year. Over the years, our organization has raised money, gifts and donations for families in need. Our fund raising efforts have enabled us to supply many families in need throughout the State of Michigan. Our main focus is on Easter and Christmas. This program is encouraging to children, enlightening the out-take of a safe and happy childhood. Over all results are extremely successful.
DREAMCATCHERS BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM:
DFAC holds an annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive to collect and distribute school supplies; pencils, pens, paper, back-packs, colored pencils, highlighters, rulers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, pencil sharpeners, white out, pencil cases, lined paper, notebooks, binders and folders. These items are then distributed for abused, neglected and/or low-income children throughout local Michigan urban and suburban school systems.
HORSE EQUINE THERAPY PROGRAMS
LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN – Equine Escape Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) opportunities to “at risk” youth and veterans. EAL is an experiential learning process where learners are partnered with horses. They are learning through observation and participating in the experience. Most activities are done on the ground with the horse, however mounted exercises will be added when needed We work with youth who are demonstrating many different types of behaviors: hyper-vigilance, hyperactivity, extreme sensitivity, abrupt/extreme mood changes, lack of self- worth, depression, avoidance, addictive behaviors, self- harming and many more. We also work with youth facing the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, attachment disorders, drug/alcohol misuse or recovery, eating disorders and self- harming… like cutting. In June of 2017 we will be starting a program for veterans. Our Mission is to provide an emotionally safe environment where our learners can acquire the resources needed to face any obstacles or challenges in their life.