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January, 2010

Sometimes we are so busy walking the path of our daily lives that we don't have the time to go exploring for resources. We hope this resource guide will support you in your journey working with children and teens who have been sexually assaulted and their nonoffending family members. The resources in this guide were supplied by therapists across the state doing this work.

Some of the resources are designed to help therapists expand their own knowledge, while others are intended to be…

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  • Parents & Caregivers
Who Are Also Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
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March, 2014

A trauma-informed approach to advocacy with parents of children who have been sexually abused means considering the range of stressors that families encounter. Specifically, we must recognize the possibility that parents may also have experienced sexual abuse as a child. In conjunction with the services offered to children, supporting the healing of parent-survivors helps both generations. Advocates have an excellent opportunity to help parent-survivors focus on their strengths. While their…

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  • Parents & Caregivers
A Family-Based Teen Dating Violence Abuse Prevention Program
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March, 2013

Foshee, V. et all (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.

Often when we think about teen dating abuse prevention programs, we think of programs delivered in a school setting. Moreover, we may even think specifically of the curriculum Safe Dates, as it is one of the only evidence-based teen dating abuse prevention curricula. However, the Families for Safe Dates program combined components of the Safe Dates curriculum with additional activities and presents them in a very new format: at…

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  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 3 of 3
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June, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of our series in grounding and anxiety management with young children! For this three-part series we have been focusing on fun and simple activities that you can do with your child to help them better cope with their feelings of frustration and anxiety. This has proven to be especially needed as children (and parents!), have been dealing with the challenges of reduced school times and slow progress on the Pandemic front. Each video resource referenced is…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
Aumenta las conversaciones sobre seguridad durante Covid-19
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October, 2020

As families continue to practice safety measures during the pandemic by social distancing, washing hands often, and by wearing a mask; it is also an opportunity to have a conversation with children about healthy boundaries and body safety.

Mientras las familias continúan practicando medidas de seguridad durante la pandemia a través del distanciamiento social, lavándose las manos con frecuencia y usando mascarilla; también es una oportunidad para tener una conversación con los niños…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
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November, 2008

The research presented here has several implica­tions for service providers. Our first aims are always to support the safety and self-determi­nation of child sexual abuse survivors in fos­ter care and their foster and adoptive parents. Since many of our interactions are likely to be with the parents, it is important that we ex­plain the dynamics and effects of sexual abuse and situate problematic behavior as a normal response to trauma. Service providers can ex­plain the importance of safety…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
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February, 2015

This resource focuses on resilience and how we can promote it in our everyday advocacy with young survivors and their caregivers. We often talk about the healing process; what we are really referring to is one understanding of resilience: The human capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened by or even transformed by, the adversities of life. In our work, we provide tools and support to empower survivors of all ages to build upon that capacity that already exists. Promoting resilience aligns…

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  • Parents & Caregivers
  • CSA Prevention
A Child Sexual Abuse/Assault Advocacy Guide
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December, 2009

Working with child sexual abuse/assault (CSA) victims and their nonoffending parents/caregivers/families can present a unique dynamic for Community Sexual Assault Programs (CSAPs) and advocates. What does confidentiality look like for a 10-year-old or a 15-year-old? What decisions can children or teens make for themselves? Who is my client, the child or the parent? Why is the child going through a medical assessment when the last abuse was three months ago? Why does the parent act like this…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
To Children’s Sexual Behaviors
WCSAP Webpage
May, 2014

Community sexual assault programs may receive inquiries from parents, caregivers, and professionals about how to understand and respond to children's sexual behaviors. It may be helpful to think about children's sexual behaviors as existing on a continuum — some sexual behaviors are healthy and normal, some are problematic, and others may become abusive. The resources below can help parents and professionals identify which behaviors are developmentally appropriate, which behaviors may be…

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  • Parents & Caregivers
To Talk To Your Kids About Healthy Sexuality
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January, 2012

Inside parents can find out about healthy sexual development for children, why it is important to talk to children about sexuality, and tips for having these conversations. It's a great way to get the conversation started!

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  • Parents & Caregivers
  • CSA Prevention