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True Child & Family Service provides therapeutic and education services specialising in sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexually reactive behaviours. We work from a trauma-informed base and understand the specific impact trauma has on a child's development. Our therapists employ a variety of modalities including play, art, experiential, expressive, narrative and talk therapies. Counselling is free, confidential and always at the child's pace.
Some children show signs of distress immediately after sexual abuse, whereas others might not show signs for some time.
Signs may include:
Sexually reactive behaviours (SRBs) are behaviours considered outside age-appropriate healthy sexual exploration.
SRBs may be solitary in nature or involve others. These behaviours need to be considered in the context of the child’s life and addressed accordingly.
The presence of SRBs does not necessarily mean a child has been sexually abused.
All children have the right to be safe from abuse.
True Child & Family Service provides Personal Safety Education to ensure children are informed about their bodies and their rights, and given strategies to help keep themselves safe.
Safety Planning involves considering all aspects of a child’s life and creating a plan to optimise their safety and protection. This approach mobilises and coordinates a network around a child to improve their overall safety outcomes.