Programs and treatments for victims of sexual abuse whether the situation involves a child or teen who has been sexually abused or is being sexually abused now or an adult who was abused as a child.
Group therapy for treatment of sexual abuse. All groups and classes are being offered free of charge by ChildSafe therapists with specialized training in trauma recovery specific to sexual abuse survivors and their families.
If you are here, you have taken a step in the right direction to getting help for yourself or someone you believe might be a victim of abuse. Please realize abuse occurs in different relationships and places, despite gender, age, race, religion, financial status, employment status, and education. In 2016, we helped over 800 clients. You are not alone.
Understanding or determining what child abuse is can be difficult and confusing. Below is information and indicators to help guide you. If you’d like to talk further about any questions or concerns you might have, please call our office at (970) 472-4133.
REDUCE THE CHANCES
Open communication is a powerful tool when it comes to preventing any kind of child abuse and reducing the chances of it happening. The more educated and comfortable children are, the better communication will be. Plus, there are small steps you can take in everyday routines to protect children from sexual abuse.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS
Abuse affects children differently. However there are some behavioral and physical signs that if consistent, can be recognized as warning signs for child abuse. If you are unsure or have questions about a child’s behavior or something you might have witnessed, ChildSafe can help you decide which action to take.
REPORT THE ABUSE
Child abuse can be physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional. If you think a child is being abused, it is your responsibility to report it as soon as possible. Time can be a crucial factor in reporting child abuse.
TO REPORT ABUSE
If you suspect a child in your life is being sexually abused, The Hub, Larimer County’s multi-agency hotline, is available to take your confidential report, 24 hours a day, at (970) 498-6990.
SPEAK TO CHILDSAFE
If you have questions about a child’s behavior and whether there may be cause for concern, call and speak to our Clinical Director, Val Macri-Lind at (970) 472-4133, ext 202.
Val can offer support and information that you can use in deciding if a child or adult may need professional help. She can talk to you about our services and what is likely to happen if you do report abuse or neglect. If ChildSafe isn’t the appropriate place for you to get help, we can offer referrals.
ChildSafe therapists are Mandated Reporters, so if you give us information that a child is even suspected of being abused, we’re required by law to make an immediate report to the Department of Human Services. Don’t worry, they’ll keep your identity confidential.
We’re here to help you through this process by providing support, education, and therapy for you, your child, and your family.