Single Mom of a Sexual Assault Victim

Dianne - posted on 09/26/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm a single mom of two teenagers living in NYC. My 15 year old daughter was sexually assaulted and I'm shocked by the lack of resources and supports for teens and their families that are available. As an educated, well-informed person, I feel alone, isolated and helpless. I can only imagine what this must be like for families who have less information and access. Does anyone out there have suggestions for support groups or other venues for help? I am so overwhelmed it's eating me up from the inside out!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/27/2015

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Well, first of all, what counseling is she in? She should be at the very least seeing a therapist...of which I know there are many in your area, and most likely even specific areas of therapy, rather than just general.
I get that you're frustrated, but if your first attempts aren't getting results, you keep pushing. See a different GP, see a different therapist, etc.

Dianne - posted on 09/27/2015

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I appreciate the "advice" but the resources that come up on that search are very superficial. I've actually been dealing with this for a while and, while crisis services abound (those available for immediate intervention right after the incident), support for longer term challenges are much harder to find. None of the things that come up on that list offer those services. And yes, I asked my pediatrician and she came up with many of the same resources on that list and has been as surprised as I have been that they didn't go very deep. Been there, done that.

But thanks for that initial suggestion.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/26/2015

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What services are you looking for? NYC is an excellent place to find qualified counselors, especially for specific subjects. Have you checked with your physician for recommendations?

This search: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS653US653&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=support+for+sexual+assault+victims+in+NYC+area took maybe 10 whole seconds to type in, and got over 19 MILLION results.

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