A crisis counselor meets with the child and caregiver(s) at the time of disclosure and referral. When long-term therapy is needed, the onsite therapist can provide ongoing support, including accompanying a child to court. Clients who have completed counseling or therapy may return for additional support at any time until they have reached their 18th birthday. Age-specific support groups of 6-8 weeks are also offered separately for children and their caregivers.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of children, seven years of age and under, who become sexual assault predators. These children are often victims who do not understand the impact of their actions. Counseling is offered to help them heal from their own abuse and move into healthy behaviors.
A victim advocate comes alongside families in order to provide additional support throughout the investigation process and follows up once the case is closed.