A Manual for Facilitators of Therapeutic Support Groups
January, 1991


This manual contains information about the healing process for adult survivors, group facilitation, and self-contained sessions for facilitators of therapy groups.

  1. Facilitation
  2. Support Groups
  3. Therapy/Treatment: Adult Survivors/Partners of Survivors
  • Author: Yamamoto-Nading, /Stringer DeAnn, /Gayle.
  • Publisher: King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, 1991.
Guides & Activities, Support Groups, Therapy
and Brain Development
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2012

We know that the developing brains of children are affected by emotionally traumatic events, such as sexual abuse, as well as by physical injury.

In fact, there is a whole new area of study called Developmental Traumatology that looks at the psychobiological effects of abuse. This is a complicated area of study because it involves children's genetic makeup, their psychosocial environment, and the many factors that contribute to vulnerability or resilience at various stages.

Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy
Considerations for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2018

Therapists can be a critical component of a child's support system and healing process following abuse. However, many children are reluctant to participate in counseling because they don't want to talk about what happened or they may believe that going to therapy means something is wrong with them. While there are significant areas of overlap between a therapist and an advocate, it is because of their differences that they are both important members of a child's professional team after a…

Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy
January, 2000

Article features a family strengthening strategy that integrates theory with decades of research and practice at the University of Miami in an intensive, short-term, problem focused intervention, generally lasting about three

  1. Intervention
  2. Family
  3. Therapy
  • Author: Robbins/Szapocznik, Micheal/Jose'
  • Publisher: Washinton, D.C. : Juvenile Justice Bulletin, 2000
Parents & Caregivers, Therapy
A 12 Session Pyschoeducational Shame-Resilience Curriculum
January, 2009

Connections engages clients on a cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal level. Clients learn via group and personal exercises, handouts, and reading assignments from Brown's best-selling book "I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power."

  1. Sexual Assault Healing
  2. Perfectionism
  3. Shame
  4. Inadequacy
  5. Power
  • Author: Brown, Brené, Ph.D., .M.S.W
  • Publisher: HAZELDON…
Guides & Activities, Therapy
January, 2009

Updated with latest Violence Against Women Act(VAWA) laws and information on medical, legal and emotional aspects of healing. Reviewed by national experts in the field.

I wish this resource was available when I sought help after being raped.

—A Rape Survivor

  1. Sexual Assault
  • Author: Sugati
  • Publisher: Sugati Publications 2009.
Treating Victims of Sexual Assault / Abuse
January, 2002

This is a manual that comprehensively administers mandatory training to sexual assault therapy providers. Stephanie Sacks, Clinical Director of Therapy Services contributed the Trauma...

  1. Therapy
  2. Victims
  3. Sexual Assault
  4. Sexual Abuse
  5. Non Profit Rape Crisis Management: Training Manuals
  • Author: Guy, Lydia.
  • Publisher: WCSAP, 2002.
Guides & Activities, Therapy
Providing Counseling and Advocacy for Disabled Persons Who Have Been Sexually Abused
January, 1981

A training manual for providing advocacy and counseling for persons with disabilities who have been sexually abused. Providing Counseling and Advocacy for Disabled Persons who have been Sexually Abused

  1. Disabilities
  2. Sexual Assault Advocacy
  3. Prevention: Advocacy Training Manuals
  • Author: Parr, Yvette
  • Publisher: A Seattle WA: Seattle Rape Relief, 1981
Disability, Therapy
Nonabused Siblings of Children Who Have Been Abused
WCSAP Webpage
May, 2012

Including siblings in treatment permits families to realize the maximum benefits of therapy for the victim as well as each family member.

—Baker, Tanis, & Rice, 2001

A child can't help being affected in some way by the sexual abuse of a brother or sister, but siblings' needs are often overlooked.

Nonabused children whose siblings have been abused may have to deal with:

  • confusion because adults do not…
Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2011

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapeutic technique that helps clients to deal with trauma and disturbing memories. Developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., in the 1980s, EMDR has been extensively researched and found to be an effective method of treating posttraumatic stress. The theory behind EMDR is that trauma memories must be disrupted not only cognitively but also neurologically, allowing the brain to handle past trauma in a different manner. EMDR is…

Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy

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