“Ending The Cycle of Sexual Abuse, One Family At a Time”
1. To provide age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention information and training for caregivers, including biological parents, foster parents, guardians, and other family members, and their children (ages 3-12);
2. To help caregivers develop the skills needed to safely and effectively respond to their children’s behaviors using trauma-sensitive discipline strategies;
3. To establish a reporting system in case of any future incidents of trauma and create a safety and supervision plan to prevent future abuse.
Please note that this program is billed through the caregiver, not the child. The main caregiver (i.e., biological parent, foster parent, and/or kinship parent) who participates in the program will be parenting a child who was a victim or suspected victim of sexual abuse, or is vulnerable to sexual abuse. The child may be residing in the home, in a shelter, in foster care, or in a group or residential treatment facility at the time of enrollment. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership insurances. Private pay is also available.
The Safe Kids-Healthy Families Program
Video Presentation Presentation
This video describes the purpose, goals, and components of the program. We encourage all providers and clients who are interested in Safe Kids-Healthy Families to watch this presentation, prior to making a referral to the program.
We begin with a comprehensive assessment of the family’s needs and a discussion with caregivers about their goals for their family and their child. A treatment plan is created and the caregiver and clinician work together to choose the curriculum topics that will help to meet their goals. The Safe Kids-Healthy Families program is comprised of three modules—two for caregivers and one for caregivers and their children. All sessions are customized based on the needs of each individual family.