True Child & Family Service in Cairns conducts a range of services to respond to different situations. This service provides therapeutic and education support services specialising in child sexual abuse, sexual assault, problematic sexual behaviours and harmful sexual 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. True Child & Family Service are now located at:
Sexual violence is any sexual behaviour that makes a child feel uncomfortable, threatened or scared. The term covers crimes such as rape, child sexual abuse, indecent assault and inappropriate touching.
We’ve put together this list to help you understand what sexual assault is:
Supporting a child who has been sexually abused can be hard to navigate but there are things you can do to ensure the welfare of the child.
Sexually reactive behaviours (SRBs) are behaviours considered outside age-appropriate healthy sexual exploration.
Some children show signs of distress immediately after sexual abuse, whereas others might not show signs for some time.