Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center (NMCAC) ensures youth are given what they need after they have been the victim of a crime. Upon opening its doors in 2015 NMCAC has had over 1,500 children referred to their resources, 613 of these have been residents of Roscommon County. Their mission is to provide advocacy and treatment for children, one of the methods that NMCAC uses to treat children is through therapy.
The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is excited to announce that the NMCAC was awarded a grant of $2,500 to assist children with therapy at home with therapy take-home kits. Funding for this project was provided by the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund.
Take-home kits are put together by NMCAC staff and they are comprised of materials that have been clinically effective in reducing trauma symptoms. Some of these items include but are not limited to weighted lap blankets, sound machines, fidget toys, and sketch pads. Each kit will have a written explanation of what each tool is used for and how to use it. These take-home kits are essential to continuing therapy practices when the possibility for trauma reminders and triggers do not always happen at therapy.
Want to get involved? You can support the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund by sending your donation to RCCF at P.O. Box 824, Roscommon, MI 48653 or by visiting our website www.myrccf.org/give/online to donate.