counseling assists victims in their healing process and empowers them
to make healthy life changes and decisions.
children ages 4 and up are taught body safety, choices, self-esteem
and empowerment through art and play therapy,
puppets, healing stories, and sandtray therapy.
are encouraged to journal and express their innermost
feelings through art and sandtray therapy. goals
are set and strengths are discovered, helping
to develop positive self-esteem and self-image.
adults are encouraged
to journal their feelings as they go through
the healing process. counseling is supportive
and informative. feelings are validated and goals
are set for the future. strengths are recognized and coping skills
partners and family members may also receive counseling
to aid them in assisting their loved one’s recovery
and in dealing with their own feelings resulting
from the abuse.
"if you think you can, you can. and
if you think you can't, you're right."
- mary kay ash
growing strong sexual assault center — 270
w. prairie, decatur, il 62523 — 217-428-0770
a united way of decatur and mid-illinois agency