Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)

Counselling is available to children and youth (ages 3-18) who have experienced sexual abuse and/or have sexual behaviour problems. This includes children under the age of 12 with sexually intrusive behaviours. Service includes a range of appropriate and timely assessment, treatment and consultation to both children and their families. Program funding is provided by MCFD.

What to Expect

The objectives are to:

  • reduce the likelihood of adverse long term consequences of child sexual abuse trauma
  • alleviate trauma related symptoms
  • manage or reduce problematic behaviours
  • provide specialized  treatment to children with special needs who have been sexually abused
  • assist non offending family members and significant others in supporting their children
  • provide knowledge and information to reduce likelihood of future incidents
  • assist child and caregivers to develop an understanding of healthy sexuality
  • to educate about prevention and early detection of sexual abuse

Program Contact Information

Lynn Mackay, Manager, Child and Family Counselling

Phone

604-885-5881 ext. 228

Sunshine Coast Community Services

PO Box 1069, 5638 Inlet Ave.

Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0

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