This month, think about the resilience of the Filipino people in general and males in specific, with a focus on how you can empower male survivors who are struggling.
Treatment : Resources
RESPONDING TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE is a video that outlines the signs and symptoms of abuse and the steps to listen and HANDLE DISCLOSURE when a child comes to you with their touching problem. The video illustrates positive examples.
TRAUMAGENIC DYNAMICS is a video that introduces the framework for research-based assessment from which to base a therapeutic action plan. Dr. Andres Sotto and Ms. Anita Pecson present the four traumagenic dynamics (betrayal, stigmatization, traumatic sexualization, and powerlessness). Survivors tell their stories to help understand the dynamics and their manifestations.
INTERVIEWING ABUSED CHILDREN is a video that outlines the elements of a helping interview and a forensic interview. Topics include the physical location, listening skills, age and gender of the child that impact understanding of questions and how children might respond, and using materials.
CASE STUDIES. CPTCSA has documented several case studies for training purposes. The book begins by stating some theoretical components of either building case studies on the issue being assessed. These books are excellent items to begin to understand what is needed in order to prepare for effective treatment plans for victims as well as the young sexual offender.
CARING FOR A SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILD IN YOUR FOSTER HOME is a 36 page book developed together with DSWD and NGO foster care social workers and foster parents. the handbook guides foster parents on the signs and symptoms of sex abuse, the categories of sexually abused foster children placed in the foster home and how to handle them, a code of conduct for foster parents, and how to handle disclosure of abuse.
Ang Mabuting Pakiramdam Bilang Ako is a 14-page notebook sized self-help guide for adolescent girls. Exercises include to write their story, discover who their trusted persons are, bring back balance into their lives with friends and fun activities, work on self-blame to build positive self-esteem, understand healthy relationships and roles, and look for symptoms of problem that could indicate the need for professional help. This booklet can be used together with a counselor but is geared towards those girls who are likely to not return to counseling or already have strong support systems to help them in their healing journey.