Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre_Parent Support Handbook

. . . . . Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre

How Does Options Help Children and Parents in Dealing with Sexual Abuse?

If your child has experienced and/or witness sexual abuse, or where sexual abuse is suspected,

he or she may be eligible for short and long-term counselling in this program.

The Sexual Abuse Counselling Program provides a variety of services including: assessment,

individual counselling and non-offending family member/caregiver support.

Comprehensive services include:

• Clinical assessment to determine needs

• A broad range of treatment formats and modalities

• Expressive (art and play) therapy using professionally designed, state-of-the-art


• Education and emotional support for family members with respect to parenting

concerns, managing behaviours, preventing further abuse and communicating about

sexual abuse

• Assistance with applications for Crime Victim Assistance compensation, and in

accessing specialized help with the court process when needed

• Workshops and information sessions to increase community understanding about

sexual abuse

• Collaboration and consultation with specialized services and professionals

• Referrals to other services and resources in the community.

● ● ● With treatment, children and youth CAN HEAL and successfully MOVE FORWARD with their lives! ● ● ●

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