Family Abuse Treatment Program
The Family Abuse Treatment Program focuses on alleviating the symptoms of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Therapists involved in this program are all licensed and have extensive experience working with the entire family in confronting these issues.
Individual and family counseling, as well as support groups that address mutual questions and concerns and allow family members to share experiences and connect with others who can relate to the situation.
Our goals for treatment of children and adolescent victims of sexual and/or physical abuse include:
- • Teaching the victim to protect him or herself from further abuse• Teaching family members to be supportive throughout the treatment process• Reducing feelings of guilt, shame, depression or anxiety felt by the victim• Increasing the victim’s self-esteem• Teaching the victim to express feelings of anger, betrayal and disappointment in a healthy and productive manner
Facts about sexual abuse:
- • Only 1 in 10 victims report their abuse.• Most abusers are relatives or family friends, someone the child knows and trusts.• Offenders come from all social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.• 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.• Most molesters don’t have a criminal record.• There are an estimated 40 million survivors of sexual abuse in the USA.