If your child has experienced sexual abuse, or where sexual abuse is suspected, he or she may be eligible for short and long-term counselling in this program. Using research-based treatment, counselors provide support to reduce your child’s trauma symptoms, decrease stress, increase self-esteem and improve his or her overall-well-being.
The Sexual Abuse Counselling Program provides a variety of services including: assessment, individual counselling and parent 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 facilities
- 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.
Non-offending family members and caregivers also receive support and education to help cope with the impact of sexual abuse on the family.
Please call the number above for intake information. Our intake requirements are based on current provincial guidelines for sexual abuse intervention programs.