We can help
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
We ensure that the survivor 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.
We will assist the survivor 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.
We will assist survivor/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 survivor of her/his rights in legal settings
* Active monitoring of case through the legal system.
* Assistance with protective/no-contact/anti-harassment orders.
We will try to alleviate acute distress of sexual abuse on the child and family, help the survivor stabilize and determine what steps should be 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.
We will ensure that needed services (client focus and case specific) and adequate support to enhance recovery from child sexual abuse by:
* Assist caller/client in evaluating what is needed.
* 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.