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From Victim to Survivor: Group Therapy for Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents and Their Parents (Seminar A)
Group therapy has been used effectively for more than a decade as a powerful venue for adult sexual assault victims to connect, tell their stories, reduce isolation, and recover. In this seminar, presenters will discuss the methods, rewards, and challenges of treating sexual abuse in children and adolescents using group therapy. Because youth are accustomed to a group setting in school, group is a natural environment in which to both receive education and support for their traumatization and to connect with each other in their own language. Group therapy can reduce the sense of isolation children and teens often experience as a result of sexual assault. Presenters also discuss working with parents of sexually abused children in a group format as an adjunct to the children's group treatment. The seminar is practice-focused and includes both a video produced by one of the presenters and a curriculum that can be adapted by attendees to create groups for sexually abused children and families in their own communities.
Marcia Herivel, L.I.C.S.W.
Naomi Perry, L.I.C.S.W.
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault
and Traumatic Stress
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