those affected by
Comprehensive Clinical Case Management
Understanding the particularly delicate nature of sexual abuse, our guiding principle is to treat victims and their families with care and compassion. Our knowledgeable and sensitive staff offer a wide range of assistance, maintaining the highest possible comfort level for victims and their families. Whether it is counseling, referrals to therapists, treatment programs, or guidance through the intricacies of the legal process, our driving mission is to help families stay together and teach them how to provide the practical and emotional support that victims need.
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Referral Services to Proper Treatment:
Every person that comes to us is unique, making it imperative for us to tailor our referrals to them and their specific circumstances.
Having built relationships with numerous clinicians, treatment centers, outpatient programs and more, we are able to use best practices to make the most suitable referrals, an important step in achieving a long term positive outcome. All too often people equate price with success, believing that extremely expensive programs, which are usually beyond the means of clients and their families, are the best choice. Our caring and knowledgeable staff work tirelessly to identify high-quality options that are very often approved by the client’s insurance providers, provide insurance advocacy when possible and obtain single case agreements and scholarships, securing the best care in an affordable manner.
PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
What can I do?
Talking to Survivors of Sexual Assault
"I believe you. / It took a lot of courage to tell me about this."
It can be extremely difficult for survivors to come forward and share their story. They may feel ashamed, concerned that they won’t be believed, or worried they’ll be blamed. Leave any “why” questions or investigations to the experts—your job is to support this person. Be careful not to interpret calmness as a sign that the event did not occur—everyone responds to traumatic events differently. The best thing you can do is to believe them.
“I’m sorry this happened. / This shouldn’t have happened to you.”
Acknowledge that the experience has affected their life. Phrases like “This must be really tough for you,” and, “I’m so glad you are sharing this with me,” help to communicate empathy.
Know your resources.
You can be a supporter, but that doesn’t mean you’re equipped to manage someone else’s health. Become familiar with resources you can recommend to a survivor, such as therapists and mental health professionals.
“You are not alone. / I care about you and am here to listen or help in any way I can.”
Let the survivor know that you are there for them and willing to listen to their story if they are comfortable sharing it. Assess if there are people in their life they feel comfortable going to, and remind them that there are service providers who will be able to support them as they heal from the experience.
“It’s not your fault. / You didn’t do anything to deserve this.”
Survivors may blame themselves, especially if they know the perpetrator personally. Remind the survivor, maybe even more than once, that they are not to blame.
It can be difficult to watch a survivor struggle with the effects of sexual assault for an extended period of time. Avoid phrases that suggest they’re taking too long to recover such as, “You’ve been acting like this for a while now,” or “How much longer will you feel this way?”
If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it’s not your fault. You are not alone.
Contact us today.