The free & confidential support groups that the SAC & SC offer are a wonderful way to start the healing process in the aftermath of experiencing sexual trauma.
There are many positive outcomes that can occur when participating in a group setting that will assist someone in reconnecting to the community around them in a safe and supportive way and provide a safe space for a survivor to grow, discover and heal their mind, body, soul & spirit.
Anyone who wishes to participate in a group will first meet with Jenna McCarthy—one of our amazing support group facilitators and the Client Support Services Coordinator here at SAC & SC to discuss where the person is at on their present path and what group make the most sense for their journey to healing. For the safety and wellbeing of all group participants we do have a screening process to ensure that all group members are appropriate for the specific group they may become a part of. The options of groups that we offer are:
Introductory Group: This is a group for individuals that have never participated in a group before and want to try the process to see if it makes sense for where they are at on their journey and are not sure if a group setting is the best for them.
Non-Offending Parents/Guardian Group: This is a group geared towards non-offending parents and guardians who have experienced sexual violence themselves and/or are parenting a child that has experienced sexual trauma.
Male Survivors Group: This is a group for male survivors that have experienced sexual trauma.
Incest Survivors Group: This is a group for individuals who have experienced sexual violence within their family of origin.
Teen & Adolescent Groups: This is a group that is co-facilitated by a school professional partner for teen and adolescent survivor of sexual violence and is held within a school setting.
T.R.E.M. (Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model) Groups: This is a psycho-educational group for individuals that are beginning to work through past trauma.
Courage to Heal Workgroup: This is a more extensive psycho-educational workgroup for individuals that have been impacted by sexual violence and would like to make a change in their lives.
Holistic Empowerment Groups: This is a series of workshops geared towards holistic healing for individuals impacted by sexual violence that taps into the more non-conventional techniques that can promote healing (for example: Art Therapy, Restorative Yoga, etc.)
If you have questions about or are interested in participating in a support group, please call the office at: 377-1010
NEW Support Group
for Young Women ages 15 -18