Riverbend Family Ministries has launched The Refuge, which is a program that aims to help kids age 6-11 get through the problems that may face them and their families.  The problems could be anything from sexual abuse to addictions or other kinds of violence.

Erin Bickell is the Clinical Program Director and says they are looking at non-traditional ways to help them deal with the traumas.

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Bickell says each family's treatment plan also includes education, support, and referrals to other community services to provide holistic and comprehensive care.


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