We provide free therapeutic support services for girls and boys who have been sexually abused. Our work with children encompasses a range of interventions that includes play therapy and preventative interventions.
Our Child and Family practitioners have received specialised training and can help younger children to process what they have been through by talking about their feelings, bodies, safety and behaviour. They may use creative exercises such as drawing, sand play and writing as well as talking about the people and things that are important to the child.
Children under twelve can also get the help of an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) who can provide independent criminal justice support for them and their family or carers.
The parents of children who have been sexually abused often experience feelings of guilt and shame that are intensified by the real or perceived judgments of others and the stigma surrounding child sexual abuse. Some parents can feel isolated or find it difficult to express their emotions, Therapeutic work can be helpful in addressing these needs and promoting health and wellbeing for both the parent and the child.
If you and/or your children have experienced any form of sexual violence, and feel you could benefit from support with your parenting you can contact us.