For Parents

When a child or teen is abused, especially sexually, the victim isn’t the only person that it affects. After the victim has disclosed the abuse to a parent or caregiver, it’s important that families are able to support one another after the trauma has taken place so that they don’t let something that was out of their control affect their relationships with each other. The victim is particularly vulnerable at this time and it is support, not blame or judgment, that can be the difference between internalizing the trauma and healing from it.

Supporting Your Child After Trauma