Support for Families
Support and advice for parents and carers of young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour, or those detained under mental health legislation for sexually abusive behaviours
That someone in your family can behave in a sexually harmful or abusive way can in itself be devastating. The subsequent mental health/legal repercussions can often add to the bewilderment and stress caused. Parents and carers can experience anger, sadness, fear and confusion leading to vulnerability at a time when they need to be strong.
Circles South East has developed group programmes for parents and carers of young people engaged in harmful sexual behaviour. We have also developed a programme or for those whose relatives diagnosed with an intellectual disability who have been detained under mental health legislation for sexually abusive behaviour.
Courses are facilitated to run on self-help principles, and designed to:
– increase knowledge of legal/mental health systems and procedures
– increase knowledge of how sexually abusive and harmful behaviours occur and why
– support those affected by these behaviours
– assist participants to help their children and/or loved ones manage behaviours, reducing the likelihood of
their creating any more victims
If you have any questions regarding Support for Families please contact