Sexual Abuse Counseling and Prevention Program (SACPP)

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About This Program

Target Population: Young people aged 10-18 who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors and their families

For children/adolescents ages: 10 – 18

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 10 – 18

Brief Description

SACPP is a counseling and treatment service that works holistically with families affected by child sexual abuse. It is designed to engage with the broader system around the child/young person – including schools, health services, out-of-home care providers (such as foster care and residential care), and other services providers. Young people who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors require the ongoing support of their family and community to ensure their risk of re-offending is minimized. Therefore an ecological approach to working with adolescents is essential.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Sexual Abuse Counseling and Prevention Program are:

  • Help children to grow up and lead healthy, successful lives
  • Address the underlying causes of the sexually abusive behavior
  • Facilitate young people developing healthy sexuality, thus reducing their risk of harming others in the future

Contact Information

Chloe Lonsdale
Title: Senior Manager of Therapeutic Services
Agency/Affiliation: Childrens Protection Society
Phone: +61 3 9474 4800
Fax: +61 3 9450 0999

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: October 2011