The goal of Bounce! is to relieve and prevent emotional suffering, and to the promote “post-traumatic growth” of traumatized children and their families.
The Bounce! Intensive Program is offered by professional therapists with trauma expertise at a Wellspring Counseling site. The program includes:
The Ready to Bounce! program is a 10-week small group offered on partner sites for at-risk youth. This program provides trauma and grief education and teaches resilience skills through experiential learning.
Summer BOUNCE! Intensive
The value of therapeutic services provided in this program is over $2500. Thanks to volunteers and donations, it costs Wellspring $1150 per student to provide this program. We try to help make this program affordable to all who need it. Insurance may be billed for some of the costs, and payment plans and financial aid are available for those who qualify.
SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM
Pre and post assessments for the 5 years of Bounce! programs have shown a 25%-37% reduction in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms for the participating youth.
“My life now has gotten much better [since Bounce!]. I don’t cry as much as I used to.” - Bounce! Camper, age 13
“Bounce helped me realize that I’m not the only one who has been through bad things. This made it easier to talk about what happened to me. The camp was fun and everyone there was so nice. The counselors told us that they did not expect us to feel 100% better at the end of the week, that the goal was to feel a little bit better about the bad things that happened, but I think they helped me more than they expected.” - Bounce! Camper, age 10
You can view and download our BOUNCE! Program Overview which includes everything you need to know about the program, from strategies, to success stories, to how we fund the program, it's all there.
For more information on trauma affects for children and how to help, be sure to check out these informative links:
Bounce! has been funded for attendees with financial needs by individual and corporate donors.
In 2016, it was funded in part by The Miami Foundation's Community Grants program. Learn more about their programs here.