Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)
The overall goal of the SAIP is to provide a range of appropriate, timely and accessible assessment, treatment and/or support services to children and youth who have been sexually abused. The most common strategies and models of intervention utilized in this program include art therapy, play therapy, educational techniques and information giving, and other therapeutic modalities. Additionally SAIP will work with families, provide consultation and make referrals to other agencies where necessary.
The desired outcomes from service delivery of SAIP
- To alleviate psycho-social impairment and/or trauma related symptoms
- To reduce the likelihood of adverse long-term consequences of child sexual abuse trauma
- To manage or reduce problematic behaviors and inappropriate sexual behavior problems
- To instill knowledge and skills that reduce the likelihood of future incidents of sexual abuse
- To assist the child and caregivers to develop an understanding of healthy sexuality