If your child, or a child you care for has been sexually abused:
Dealing with the impact and aftermath of a disclosure that your child has been sexually abused, can be devastating. If you are the parent or carer of a child or young person who has been sexually abused, you don’t need to deal with this alone, CRASAC is here to support you.
You may be struggling with your own emotions around this and worried about how to support your child in the best way. It can feel very isolating dealing with this and you may be worried about seeking support from others or feel that they may not understand what you are going through.
CRASAC offer a parent support group where you can talk in a safe space with other parents and carers and access support.
CRASAC also offers tips and strategies as part of a therapeutic parenting model to help you to support your child. They may be displaying worrying behaviours and emotions and these strategies can support you with this.
We also offer individual or joint parent sessions if you feel a group is not for you.
If you are a survivor who is struggling with your own parenting skills due to your experiences of sexual violence or childhood abuse:
If you have survived your own experiences of sexual abuse as a child, it can understandably make you feel anxious about keeping your own children safe. Or, perhaps you struggle with parenting because of your relationships with your parents as a child. CRASAC can support you with this, either through group work or 1:1 sessions.
If you would like more information about this service please contact our Helpline or make a referral.