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.

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. 604.584.5811 ext 1301

Can you access the program directly?

Yes

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 ext 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 (map)

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

Contact(s)

Nancy Orlikow
Senior Program Manager
604.584.5811 ext 1325
nancy.orlikow@options.bc.ca

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