Frequently Asked Questions:
What should families expect when attending a BreakWay program?
Our BreakWay programs incorporate a variety of group sharing, therapeutic art and play activities lead by locally trained volunteers. A support group should not be considered treatment as it is not lead by licensed professional counselors but rather by volunteers who have a passion for helping people through life’s journeys.
Who can participate in a BreakWay program?
Children ages 5- 18 and their guardians. Adults can choose to participate in the adult support group or use their time waiting for a child as they see fit, but a child is never unaccompanied at a BreakWay Program.
How many volunteers do we need to run the BreakWay program?
You need one program coordinator and eight group facilitators (two for each of the four age groups – littles, middles, teens, adults). Your facilitators do not have to be licensed counselors or mental health providers. We do recommend that your program coordinator be a licensed mental health professional or have previous experience offering support programs, if possible. All of your facilitators must go through a training seminar. All of the material for this training is provided as part of the BreakWay curriculum program.
What do we get with our purchase of the BreakWay program?
Upon making your one time purchase of the BreakWay curriculum, you will receive an email confirmation with login credentials. You can use these credentials to login to the BreakWay website and download and print all of the materials associated with your program. This includes the curriculum and facilitator training guide, as well as a family intake packet. We are also working on a media kit that will help you promote the program within your community. This kit will be available in the fall of 2016.