This is a handbook about adolescents intended for parents and professionals. Adolescence is the time of growing into adulthood, when a person establishes a balance between his / her childhood and maturity. It is the period, as some name it, of self-development, when the young person revolts against authority, refuses to be controlled by parents and is getting closer to peers.
These five leaflets are intended for the parents of sexually abused children and care givers of children who have had traumatic experience – sexual abuse.
In such a situation the family encounters a series of questions: how to help the child, what comes next, should I co-operate with institutions, where is this world we are living in going…?
The support of close persons is most important for the child after the traumatic event. With these leaflets, based on our practical experience and on literature data, we want to empower and help the child’s parents to be the best possible support to the recovering child.
The leaflets are:
-Signs and consequences of sexual abuse of a child
-Myths and facts about sexual abuse and abusers
-Treatment of the sexually abused child
-Family support of the sexually abused child
-Most frequent parents’ questions