If your child has experienced sexual abuse, or where sexual abuse is suspected, he or she may be eligible for short and long-term counselling in this program. Check out our Options Parent Support Handbook for more useful information.

Options PARENT SUPPORT HANDBOOK

Using research-based treatment, counsellors provide support to your child to:

  • reduce trauma symptoms
  • decrease stress
  • increase self-esteem
  • improve overall-well-being

Services include:

  • assessment
  • individual counselling
  • parent support

More comprehensive services include:

  • clinical assessment to determine needs
  • a broad range of treatment formats and modalities
  • expressive (art and play) therapy using professionally designed, state-of-the-art facilities
  • education and emotional support for family members with respect to parenting concerns, managing behaviours, preventing further abuse and communicating about sexual abuse
  • assistance with applications for Crime Victim Assistance compensation, and in accessing specialized help with the court process when needed
  • workshops and information sessions to increase community understanding about sexual abuse
  • collaboration and consultation with specialized services and professionals
  • referrals to other services and resources in the community
  • non-offending family members and caregivers also receive support and education to help cope with the impact of sexual abuse on the family.

Eligibility criteria

For children (ages 3-18) living in Surrey who have experienced sexual abuse or where sexual abuse is suspected. Contact 604.584.5811 #1301.

Can you access the program directly?

Yes. You may register for this program directly. Referrals are also accepted from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: community or health professionals, other agencies, parents, and school counsellors.

To register, make a referral or for general inquiries, please contact a Sexual Abuse Worker at 604.584.5811 #1301.

Our intake requirements are based on current provincial guidelines for sexual abuse intervention programs.

Other referral options

You may register for this program directly. Referrals are also accepted from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: community or health professionals, other agencies, parents, and school counsellors.

To register, make a referral or for general inquiries, please contact a Sexual Abuse Worker at 604.584.5811 #1301.

Our intake requirements are based on current provincial guidelines for sexual abuse intervention programs.

Other information

Location(s)

9815 - 140 Street
Surrey, BC  V3T 4M4

Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
evening appointments available

Contact(s)

Tammy Dyer
Deputy Executive Director
604.596.4321 | tammy.dyer@options.bc.ca

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