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Childhood Trauma Therapy

At CPS we understand that the trauma of sexual abuse has enormous impacts 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, CPS Therapeutic Services provides a specialist therapeutic programs for children, young people and their families/carers. 

CPS works 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;
  • Young people between 10 and 17 who have engaged in sexually abusive 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. 

They use 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’ve been sexually abused, displayed problematic sexualised behaviours, or either recently or in the past engaged in sexually abusive behaviours. You may want to tell someone, but not know who to talk to — or how to tell them.

For private and confidential support or help please contact one of our experienced intake team members either by phone on 03 9450 0900 or by email intake@cps.org.au

Resources

Read more about the purpose and benefits of counselling by downloading the following;

  • Info Sheet for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Young People Who’ve Been Sexually Abused  
  • Info Sheet for Parents and Caregivers of Children who have displayed Problematic Sexualised Behaviours
  • Info Sheet for Parents and Caregivers of Young People with Sexually Abusive Behaviours

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