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A Guide to Psychoeducational Support Groups for Nonoffending Parents and Caregivers of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused
PDF & Printed Materials
June, 2012

This Guide is a supplement to the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs' (WCSAP) general guide to psychoeducational support groups, Circle of Hope. Circle of Hope provides information about the nature of psychoeducational groups and how they differ from self-help and therapy groups. In addition, there is general…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Support Groups
And Resources for CSA Advocates and Therapists
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2012

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.

This guide includes:

  • considerations for facilitators,
  • a complete 8-week curriculum…
Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Support Groups
PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

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…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
PDF
December, 2012

In this issue of "Partners in Social Change," we examine the influence that parents have with their teens and how this can be supported and enhanced to increase the effectiveness of sexual violence prevention. In the articles that follow, you will read about why parents should be engaged and how you can facilitate that process. We share a sexual health expert's great "Top 10" list of talking points that parents can use when they talk to their teens about sex and sexual violence. Next, we…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • CSA Prevention
With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Non-Offending Parents
Webinar
December, 2014

This 1.5-hour training is an introduction to working with child victims (12 and under) who have an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and their non-offending parents/guardians. The training will be valuable to service providers who want to expand their knowledge about this unique and pervasive disability and develop skills in working with this underserved population. The training will include the following information:

  • An introduction to IDD…
Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Disability
PDF
November, 2017

Sibling child sexual abuse is defined as "sexual behavior between siblings that is not age appropriate, not transitory, and not motivated by developmentally, mutually appropriate curiosity" (Caffaro & Conn-Caffaro). Studies have shown that between 2% (Leder) and 4% (Finkelhor, Hammer, Sedlak) of people have been sexually victimized by a sibling, as the sexual contact involved some degree of forced or coercive activity.

This Advocacy Station is written for community based…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2014

In our child sexual abuse intervention and prevention work, we often engage with adults and caregivers who play a significant role in raising and supporting children but who may not be their biological parents. Sometimes referred to as kinship caregivers or relative parents, these adults are vital to the healing, safety, and well-being of children who are temporarily or permanently separated from their parents.

We know that when we support caregivers, we are also supporting children…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
With Considerations for Children, Teens, and Families
PDF & Printed Materials
July, 2016

Advocates and therapists have important roles in promoting the healing of survivors of childhood and teen sexual abuse, as well as survivors' nonoffending family members. When we work together, we can develop strong partnerships that ensure survivors have therapy options that are relevant to their needs. This offers survivors and their families a continuum of care that can help ease, and possibly hasten, the path of healing.

This booklet was developed for advocates and aims to…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Therapy
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 2 of 3
PDF
April, 2021

Welcome to the second installment in our 3-part series on grounding and anxiety management with young children! In this series we are focusing on simple, fun, and helpful activities that you can teach anyone in your family, including young children, to help them cope with stressors and anxiety. For our second activity, we will be learning how to make a "Worry Box".

Worry Box
Create a fun, bonding experience with your child by teaching them how to cope and deal with worries and…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Training Tools
  • Guides & Activities
  • Awareness Raising