Teen Support Group

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Teen Support Group

When:
September 26, 2019 all-day
2019-09-26T00:00:00-07:00
2019-09-27T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
YWCA Clark County
3609 Main Street
Cost:
Free
Contact:
De Stewart
360-906-9151

After a sexual assault you may feel a mix of emotions including fear, shame, sadness, anger and loneliness. This group provides a safe place to come and meet with others who understand what you are going through.

Through this group, you have the opportunity to share and to support girls who have been through similar situations. Together the group learns to deal with these emotions while celebrating strengths and developing new skills.

THE BASICS

WHO: Teen girls aged 13-17 who have experienced any form of sexual assault or sexual abuse at any point in their life.

WHAT: A healing and supportive group for teen girl sexual assault victims/survivors. Sexual abuse is any kind of showing or touching of private parts that is unwanted, or being forced, manipulated or coerced to do something sexual.

WHEN: The group is held on Thursdays

WHERE: We meet in a cozy group room with couches and snacks at YWCA Clark County

This group is free to attend, but registration is required.  Please call De Stewart at 360-906-9151 or email at dstewart@ywcaclarkcounty.org.

QUESTIONS

Does it cost anything?
No. The group is totally free!

Do I have to share?
We ask that each girl share their name, age and how they knew or did not know their abuser. As far as sharing more, it is completely up to you. You get to choose what information you share.

Is it confidential?
Your information with us is entirely confidential. The only exception are things that fall under state mandatory reporting guidelines (like someone being abused or planning on harming themselves).
We respect everyone’s privacy and maintain trust in the group and ask all members to do the same.

Topics we may cover in group include:

  • How abuse affects self-esteem
  • Choosing who and how to tell
  • Acknowledging survival tools
  • Healthy relationships
  • Building support
  • Physical and emotional healing
  • Growing stronger and moving forward