Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)
Sexual Abuse Intervention Program
The Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) is a community-based program which provides specialized assessment and treatment services to children and youth under age 19 who have been sexually abused, and their families.
Program Goals and Objectives:
The overall goal of community-based SAIP is to provide a range of appropriate, timely and accessible assessment, treatment and/or support services to children and youth who have been sexually abused, and to children under the age of 12 with sexual behaviour problems.
The specific objectives of sexual abuse intervention services are to:
- alleviate psycho-social impairment and/or trauma-related symptoms in children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse
- reduce the likelihood of adverse long-term consequences of child sexual abuse trauma (e.g., depression, substance misuse, etc).
- manage or reduce problematic behaviours and inappropriate sexual behaviour problems.
- provide specialized treatment services to children with special needs (e.g., children with disabilities) who have been sexually abused.
- assist non-offending family members and significant others in supporting the child/youth victim of sexual abuse.
- instill knowledge and skills that reduce the likelihood of future incidents of sexual abuse.
- assist the child and/or caregivers to develop an understanding of healthy sexuality.
- as resources permit, build capacity to educate the public and the community on the prevention and early detection of child sexual abuse.
Please contact the SAIP program at: Address:
Ph: (250) 627-8959 Fax: (250) 624-8362 1402 Park Avenue
Or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3W6