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Description: The NSPCC Therapeutic Service in York and North Yorkshire exists to offer help and support to children, and young people, who have suffered abuse, and their families. The service is entirely funded by the NSPCC. Last year they undertook therapy with 40 children ranging from 4 to 18 years of age and 30 parents and carers. Approximately 95% of the children they worked with had been sexually abused. The team have become highly skilled and experienced in this area of work. They use a range of creative therapeutic approaches including play, art, sand, clay and drama, as well as counselling methods and solution focused brief therapy, to enable children to communicate about the abuse they have suffered and to empower them to heal and recover.The team runs two therapeutic support groups. These groups provide help, support, advice and education to the parents of children who have been sexually abused. They know from their own experience and from research that this support for non-abusing carers will give children who have been abused the best chance of recovery. The team also undertakes work to raise awareness of the needs of abused children. They have run workshops for other professionals and used their Girls Group CD to ensure that the voice of young people who have been abused is heard. They have been working with a Researcher for York University who is analysing their models and methods of working in the area of child sexual abuse work. The researcher has been talking to parents and young people to ask them their views about the services. He plans to propose a model for best practice in this area as part of his PhD.The feedback from children and young people on the service they have received is consistently rated very highly with marks of 10 out of 10 in most cases.More information about this project and other CAMH Services in the York and Selby areas is available in a booklet
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Collection : ChiMat Guides and Practice
Collection : Mental health: Guides and practice

Publishing
Published by: National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
Published date: Wednesday, 21st June 2006 15:40:00

Coverage
Geographical Coverage: Yorkshire and Humber

Subject
Unrefined: children and families safeguarding camhs sexual abuse therapeutic approaches
Keywords (National Public Health Language):
ABUSE
ACTIVITIES
ADOLESCENT
ADVICE
AGE
AGE GROUPS
AREA
ART
ARTS
AWARENESS
BEST PRACTICE
BOOKLETS
CARE
CARERS
CARERS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
CHILD
CHILD ABUSE
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
CHILDREN
COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION AND KNOWLEDGE
CONFERENCES
COUNSELLING
DRAMA
EDUCATION
EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS
EXHIBITIONS
EXTENDED FAMILIES
FAMILIES
FAMILY RELATIONS
FRAMES OF REFERENCE
GIRLS
GOOD PRACTICE
GROUPS
HEALTH SERVICES
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH SERVICES
INFORMATION
INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE
INTERNATIONAL POLICY
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
KNOWLEDGE
LEAFLETS
MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
MEASURES, METHODS, RESEARCH, THEORIES
MEDICAL TREATMENT
METHODS
MODELS
OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS
PARENTS
PEOPLE AND POPULATIONS
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
PLACE
PLAY
PRINTED INFORMATION MATERIALS
PROGRAMMES
PROJECT PLAN
PROJECT REPORT
PROJECTS
RESEARCH
RESEARCHERS
SERVICES
SEXUAL ABUSE
SOCIAL ISSUES
THERAPY
YOUNG PEOPLE
Category (Government Category List):
CARE
CARERS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
HEALTH
MEDICAL TREATMENT
RESEARCH
YOUNG PEOPLE

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