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Family Support Line's services help break the cycle of abuse.

Family Support Line staff understand the complexities of child sexual abuse and its impact on children, families, and communities.  We promote abuse prevention strategies, offer specialized therapy services at no cost to families, and provide critical training to professionals who work with children and families. 

Preventing the Harm

Family Support Line offers programs that help children and teens stay safe.  We also engage with parents and members of the community so that they can better recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.

  • Cybersafety Programs (5)
  • Pre-School/Elementary-Aged Children (4)
  • Pre-teens & Adolescents Programs (6)
  • Parents/Caregivers Programs (3)

Cybersafety Basics 

This program teaches young children how to use technology safely and responsibly.  Topics include: privacy, cyberbullying, and reporting upsetting content.

Cyber-Bullying/Healthy Relationships

This program emphasizes using technology in ways that promote healthy relationships.  Participants learn about cyber-bullying, its effects, and ways to respond to it.

Cybersafety Strategies

This program highlights strategies for responding to cyber-bullying, harassment, stalking, fraud, and other online abuses.  It also addresses the social, legal, and personal risks associated with sexting.  Additionally, it describes strategies that online predators use to manipulate potential victims. 

Cybersafety: Helping Kids Stay Safer & Develop Important Skills

This program teaches parents and other adults  how a child’s use of technology and social media can place them at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, harassment, or long-term damage to their reputation.  Participants learn how to address cyber-bullying, harassment, and other technology-related abuse. They also learn about the social, legal, and personal risks associated with sexting and exposure to explicit media. 

Talking with Kids about Sexuality & Explicit Media in the Digital Age

This program help parents recognize how technology can facilitate children’s exposure to explicit sexual content and make them vulnerable to online predators. It explains  how to help children and youth make sense of explicit content they encounter.  It also highlights the social, legal, and personal risks associated with youth sexting.  

Pre-School/Elementary-Aged Children

Personal Safety Program

This program teaches children that their body belongs to them.  They learn about privacy, secrets, and what to do if someone breaks a touching rule or does something that makes them feel uncomfortable. 

Cybersafety Basics Program

This program teaches young children how to use  technology safely and responsibly.  Topics include: privacy, cyberbullying, and reporting upsetting content.

Anti-Bullying Program

This program helps children recognize bullying, and how it makes the target fee.  It also teaches them strategies that targets and bystanders can use when bullying occurs.

Healthy Relationships Program

This program helps children identify different relationships and the qualities that contribute to healthy ones. It also helps  them clearly and effectively communicate their personal boundaries and seek help if those boundaries aren't respected.

Pre-Teens & Adolescents

Personal Safety Program

This program emphasizes that youth have the right to be in charge of their body and personal space.  Participants learn about tricks sexual offenders use to manipulate victims and how abuse is never the victim's fault.  They also learn to recognize risky situations, speak out, and get help.   

Sexual Harassment Program

This program helps youth recognize sexual harassment and its impact of victims.  Participants learn what they can do if they or someone they know is being harassed.

Cybersafety Basics Program

This program teaches youth how to use technology safely and responsibly.  Topics include: privacy, cyberbullying, and reporting upsetting content.

Cyber-Bullying/Healthy Relationships

This program emphasizes using technology in ways that promote healthy relationships.  Participants learn about cyber-bullying, its effects, and ways to address it.  They also learn how to avoid misunderstandings, conflicts, and other relationship difficulties when using social media. 

Cybersafety Strategies Program

This program highlights strategies for responding to cyber-bullying, harassment, stalking, fraud, and other online abuses.  It also addresses the social, legal, and personal risks associated with sexting.  Additionally, it describes strategies that online predators use to manipulate potential victims. 

Healthy Relationships Program

This program helps youth identify qualities to look for in others when choosing friends and dates, as well as warning signs of unhealthy relationships.  Participants learn the importance of communicating their feelings and boundaries clearly.  They also learn about dating safety.  

Programs for Parents, Caregivers & Community Members

Talking to Your Child Abuse Personal Safety Program

This program provides an overview of the the dynamics and potential effects of child sexual abuse.  Participants learn about sexual offenders and how they target and groom victims.  Other topics covered include: talking with children about personal safety, signs of possible abuse, how to handle a child's disclosure, and reporting suspected abuse.

Cybersafety: Helping Kids Stay Safer & Develop Important Skills Program

This program teaches  parents and other adults  how a child’s use of technology and social media can place them at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, harassment, or long-term damage to their reputation. Participants learn how to address cyber-bullying, harassment, and other technology-related abuse. They also learn about the social, legal, and personal risks associated with sexting and exposure to explicit media. 

Talking with Kids about Sexuality & Explicit Media in the Digital Age Program

This program help parents recognize how technology can facilitate children’s exposure to explicit sexual content and make them vulnerable to online predators. It explains  how to help children and youth make sense of explicit content they encounter.  It also highlights the social, legal, and personal risks associated with youth sexting.  

Healing the Hurt

Every survivor’s path of healing is unique.  Our licensed therapists and group leaders take a holistic approach to addressing sexual trauma and helping families heal.   

  • Individual Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Short-Term Counseling, Psychoeducation, & Consultation
  • Non-Offending Parent/Caregiver Support Group
  • Kids Psychosocial Skills Group
  • Telehealth

Individual Counseling

Individual therapy offers survivors an opportunity to develop their coping skills and explore their experience at their own pace.  

Individual Counseling

Individual therapy offers survivors an opportunity to develop their coping skills and explore their experience at their own pace.  

Family Counseling

Child sexual abuse affects the whole family. Family therapy can help members come together to support each other, talk about their experiences, and heal together.  

Group Counseling

Sexual abuse can leave survivors feeling different and alone.  It can be comforting to be with others who have gone through a similar experience.  We periodically provide opportunities for survivors to come together for healing.  (Based on demand.)

Short-Term Counseling, Psychoeducation & Consultation

Family Support Line's Treatment Program staff also provide psychoeducation,  consultation, and counseling for individuals who are directly or indirectly affected by sexual abuse.  This includes debriefing and support services for mandated reporters.

Non-Offending Parent/Caregiver Support Group

Parents and others in parenting roles may struggle with their own feelings and challenges even as they support a child or youth who has been sexually abused.  Family Support Line offers a professionally led support group where parents and other caregivers can seek support from others who face similar challenges.   

Kids Psychosocial Skills Group

Family Support Line offers a group for child survivors, siblings, and other children ages 6-12 that meets at the same time as our parent support group.  Group members learn about healthy relationships, stress management, and healthy emotional expression while having fun.

Telehealth

Family Support Line Provides "telehealth" services on a case-by-case basis using HIPAA-compliant technology. phone number.

We care: Your privacy is our concern. We assure the most discrete and confidential services.

We listen: We are here to lend a helping hand and understand the tough feelings around sexual abuse.

We act: All therapy is free to child and teen sexual abuse survivors and their families. 

Helping the Healers and Protectors

Family Support Line helps professionals develop the skills they need to protect and support children. 

  • Multi-Disciplinary Trainings
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Customized Programs
  • Case Consultation

Multi-Disciplinary Trainings

Family Support Line offers a variety of programs related to child sexual abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment for first responders, investigators, therapists, educators, and health care providers.  We provide  information and skills-building opportunities that help professionals address the complexities of child sexual abuse, coordinate system responses, and manage vicarious trauma.

Mandated Reporting

Family Support Line offers training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse.  This program covers key definitions, reporting laws, and dilemmas mandated reporters frequently encounter.  

Customized Trainings

Family Support Line offers  customized training on  topics related to sexual abuse, sexual trauma, healthy sexuality, child sex trafficking, sex offending, and special populations. 

Case Consultation

Family Support Line provides case specific consultation to assist your organization with those difficult decisions. Services may include a case history review, clinical interview, and staff trouble-shooting. Our assistance is tailored to the needs of the organization. We work to improve your treatment effectiveness.

Contact Kelly Ace for More Info

For more information on one of our programs, contact our Program Director, Kelly Ace: kelly@familysupportline.org 610-268-9145 ext. 14