Parents or significant adults who accompany a child or adolescent victim of sexual violence can be supported throughout the process, from disclosure to the end of treatment. The disclosure of a sexual assault is an event that affects the whole family, and that can lead to serious psychological distress. The parents may also need support in order to better accompany their child through therapy. Parents’ presence and protection are essential for the child.
Services provided to parents:
- Support by telephone or in meetings;
- Support regarding approaches to take toward the child or teen;
- Information about sexual violence;
- Liaison with the various partners that provide police, medical, psychosocial and sociolegal services.