Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Guidelines for health and psychosocial service providers in humanitarian settings


Date of publication:  10 Sep 2012 Publisher:  International Rescue Committee Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

The Caring for Child Survivors (CCS) of Sexual Abuse Guidelines were developed to respond to the gap in global guidance for health and psychosocial staff providing care and treatment to child survivors of sexual abuse in humanitarian setting. The CCS Guidelines are based on global research and evidenced-based field practice, and bring a much-needed fresh and practical approach to helping child survivors, and their families, recover and heal from the oftentimes devastating impacts of sexual abuse. The ultimate goal of the Caring for Child Survivors Resources is to enable and empower staff in humanitarian aid contexts to provide high quality care to children and families affected by sexual abuse. The purpose of developing these resources is to provide guidance on how to: » Build the capacity of health and psychosocial service providers on the foundational (or “core”) knowledge, attitudes and skills to work with child survivors of sexual abuse. » Adapt case management for child survivors. » Implement targeted psychosocial interventions. » Improve coordinated care across multiple sectors and service providers. » Monitor the quality of service provision

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