Your work with parents is invaluable to the healing of child and teen survivors, families, and communities. Many programs have contacted WCSAP to inquire about resources and curricula for facilitating psychoeducational support groups for nonoffending parents and caregivers of children who have been sexually abused.
- considerations for facilitators,
- a complete 8-week curriculum,
- suggested resources and handouts,
- and sample group evaluation tools.
We have been excited to hear that many of you are already offering these groups or are preparing to do so. Even if you are not currently offering a group, the information and resources included in the guide can be utilized in your one-on-one advocacy with parents and caregivers.
Remember to take care of yourself...
Many of us have likely spent a fair amount of time following the Sandusky trial over the last several weeks. Although we may find solace or a sense of closure in the jury's verdict, the impact of the survivors' stories and the weight of the work that lies ahead may stay with us. The resources below offer suggestions and solidarity if you are feeling overwhelmed or triggered by recent news coverage:
- Getting Through Sexual Abuse Scandals and Depression
by Olga Trujillo
- PreventConnect and the Ms. Foundation for Women are co-sponsoring an Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series. Mark your calendar for these upcoming free webinars!
- FREE! Online Therapy Course: Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) for Traumatized Children. This 10-hour web course is offered through the UC Davis Children's Hospital PCIT Training Center.