Child Advocacy and Support

Family Advocacy

Because sexual abuse is often committed by someone known and trusted, children and caregivers can feel isolated from extended family and other community members. The CACBG offers a place to speak openly about the complex range of emotions and concerns that arise during this time.

 

Trained advocates are available to provide crisis counseling, resource referrals, and supportive listening. Advocates meet in person with caregivers at the time of their child’s appointment to answer questions and explain center services. Advocates remain a strong support to families throughout the course of the investigation.

 

Caregiver Support Group

Each Thursday, the center hosts a Caregiver Support Group with free dinner and childcare so that parents can meet and talk with one another about the many obstacles, frustrations, and the small victories they each encounter.

 

Together we explore the nature of sexual abuse to gain a better understanding of the unique behavioral challenges our children might face. We share frustrations while gathering skills to help us move forward. We learn about safety planning, strengthening our children’s boundaries and self-esteem, and recognizing predatorial red-flags.