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Resources: Support for Families of Survivors

When a child is abused by someone in the family, or by a trusted family or community member, the sense of betrayal can be overwhelming. Protective parents/guardians are often lost about what to do and how to help their child. To assist families in navigating the recovery process, the Canadian Centre has developed tailored resources for protective parents/guardians looking to pick up the pieces.

Visit the Order Materials section to order these resources, or download them below.

Together with New Directions, the Canadian Centre has also developed Big Feelings Come and Go, a storybook that teaches kids about freeze, flight and fight and helps them learn basic self-regulation skills. The storybook and accompanying posters will help your child understand freeze, flight and fight and can help generate conversations about what they can do to help them manage their big feelings.

You can order the storybook in the Order Materials section, or download it below.

More Support

If you or someone you know is a survivor of child sexual abuse and is in need of support or would like to learn more about our work with survivors connect with us here.

You may also be interested in our International Survivors’ Survey — learn about it here.

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