Advocacy and Support

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We will establish a working relationship and agreement among child protection service providers with the aim of providing a coordinated responses, advocacy and support to child/victim who have being sexual abused.

By developing partnerships, assess gaps in service and foster cooperation which will led to developing new ways of delivering service; Cece Yara will advocate and support the rights of child victims of sexual abused and their family by providing the following:

Information and Referral

We will provide child sexual abuse/assault related information and resources.

♦ Assist caller/client in evaluating what is needed
♦ Provide information verbally or in writing about available resources/services

Legal Advocacy

We will assist victim/family to understand the criminal justice system, gain access to all avenues of participation in the legal system.

♦ Assist in making informed decisions about police reporting and the preparations needed.
♦ Give information about the criminal justice systems, civil remedies, Family Courts, including follow-up
♦ Support at interviews, trial and sentencing
♦ Assist in preparing for court; informing the victim of her/his rights in legal settings
♦ Active monitoring of case through the legal system
♦ Assistance with protective/no-contact/anti-harassment orders

General Advocacy

We will ensure that needed services (client focus and case specific) and adequate support to enhance recovery from child sexual abuse by:

♦ Providing ongoing personal support, including outreach calls/visits (including in-patient or residential care settings)
♦ Practical help as needed; information and referrals which are case specific and client focused
♦ Ongoing, repetitive crisis intervention
♦ Arranging for services to enhance recovery (e.g., health, financial, housing)
♦ Consulting with others (such as Department of Social Welfare, Child Protection Network) regarding an individual case.

Advocacy

We will provide child sexual abuse/assault related information and resources.

♦ Assist caller/client in evaluating what is needed
♦ Provide information verbally or in writing about available resources/services

Crisis Interventions

We will try to alleviate acute distress of sexual abuse on the child and family, help the victim stabilize and determine what steps should taken.

♦ Information about the effects of abuse
♦ General information about medical and legal issues
♦ Provide case specific information
♦ Information on services available in the community

Medical Advocacy

We will assist the victim as s/he makes decisions regarding medical care and to promote an appropriate response from individual service providers.

♦ We will give information about medical care/concerns, including assistance with needed follow-up
♦ Support at medical exams and appointments if requested

Therapy

We ensure that the victim and their family will benefit from formal psychological services.

♦ By arranging for qualified counselor and psychologist who can learn about the risk factors (E.G: Prior history, the nature of the abuse, caregiver responses) and how the child is currently functioning.