At Joining Families Support Services, we understand that the trauma of sexual abuse has enormous on children, young people and their families and carers and we know that without specialist intervention the impacts of this devastating experience can be long-lasting.

In recognition of the devastating effects of sexual abuse trauma, 
Therapeutic Trauma Program provides specialist therapeutic programs for children, young people, and their families/carers.

Joining Families Support Services work with children and young people under 18 years of age who have been sexually abused. Children under the age of 10 who have displayed problematic sexualised behaviours; and young people between 10 to 17 who have been subjected to sexual abuse behaviours.


Our Approach

The Therapeutic team utilises a whole-of-family approach. Participation of family members and carers in the therapeutic work is vital to the healing of the child or young person. We also acknowledge the devastating impact that sexual abuse can have on families and those that care for the child or young person by ensuring that they too receive support.

Our team uses a range of therapeutic tools, mediums and interventions including play, puppets, painting, drawing, sand tray and other techniques depending on the child’s age and stage of development.
 
Getting Help

Looking after yourself is very important if you have been sexually abused, displayed concerning sexualised behaviours, or have been subject to sexually abusive behaviours at some point in their life. You may want to tell someone, but not know who to talk to or how to tell them.

For private and confidential support, please contact one of our experienced intake team members either by
Phone on 02 8605 3652 or by email: intake@joiningfamilies.org
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