Parent Group For Non-Offending Parents of Sexually Abused Chldren

Where: The Trauma Center, 1269 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446
Day and Time: TBD

Description

Parents often feel isolated, overwhelmed, and unsure of how best to cope when a child has been sexually abused. This psychoeducational group focuses on the impact of trauma on the child and the family. The group is designed to provide a safe, supportive forum for discussion and learning.

The topics the groups have focused on in the past, along with some additional suggestions are listed below. Each group will determine what topics are of greatest interest.

  • The continuing effects of trauma on children and parents. Understanding PTSD.
  • Helping children heal--reestablishing safety, stability, and sense of competence.
  • Building a support system. Deciding whom, what, when, and how to tell about the abuse.
  • Trusting again. Trusting others, trust in your own judgment, trust in your child.
  • Self-care. Being attuned to your needs; managing and reducing stress for you and your child.
  • Understanding children's normal sexual development. How trauma may affect sexuality.
  • Helping children develop healthy boundaries. Talking about safe touch.
  • Dealing with the system--courts, DSS, and therapists

For additional information or to schedule a screening interview, contact Janice Stubblefield-Tave, LICSW (617) 232-1303 x 218
email: jstubblefieldtave@traumacenter.org

This program is partially supported by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA) through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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