Sexual Abuse

Organisations listed under "Rape" and "Abuse" may also be helpful.

NATIONAL

Childwatch
7 Jarratt Street, Hull HU1 3HB
Tel: 01482 325552; Fax: 01482 585214
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www.childwatch.org.uk

Telephone and face-to-face counselling for children and adults who have been abused as children, and their families.  Can assist with referrals to social services.

The Clinic of Boundaries Studies
49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH
Helpline: 0203 468 4194
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www.popan.org.uk 

Helpline offering short term support to survivors of abuse by health or social care professionals.  Information and advice to clients and professionals.  Advocacy support for formal complaints to GMC, NMC, BACP and other professional bodies.

Face Up 2 It
www.faceup2it.org

This site is aimed at young people who may be in danger of being abused or groomed by potential abusers. It includes information on warning signs, confidence boosting strategies, as well as some useful links.

MATCH (Mothers Apart from their Children)
BM Box No 6334, London WC1N 3XX
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www.matchmothers.org

Aim to offer non-judgemental emotional support to mothers all over the world who are apart from their child for one or many complex reasons.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH
Helpline: 0800 085 3330
www.napac.org.uk

Support for adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse - sexual, physical or emotional.  Support, advice and guidance via the freephone national information line and by post, including information about local services.

One in Four
219 Bromley Road, Bellingham SE6 2PG
Tel: 020 8697 2112
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www.oneinfour.org.uk

Helpline, support and other services for people who have experienced sexual abuse.  Individual and group therapy.  Advocacy service by referral.  Internet support.  Helpline national; therapy and groups in the London area.

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC)
PO Box 383, Croydon CR9 2AW
Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Tel: 0208 683 3311; Fax: 0208 683 3366
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http://rasasc.bizview.co.uk/ 

Helpline support and information for survivors of rape or childhood sexual abuse.  Face-to-face and group counselling.  Advocacy support for survivors going through the legal system.  Weekly survivors support group.  Helpline national; counselling and groups in Croydon and surrounding areas.

Respond
3rd Floor, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Helpline: 0808 808 0700
Tel: 020 7383 0700; Fax: 020 7387 1222
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www.respond.org.uk

Helpline, counselling and psychotherapy for children, adults and elders with learning difficulties who are either victims of perpetrators of sexual abuse and other trauma, and for their carers.  Issues covered: bereavement, abuse, bullying, relationships and sexuality.  Individual and group counselling, psychotherapy, risk assessments, investigative services, young people, elders and parents projects, training.

Step Up
534 Rainham Road South, Dagenham, Essex RM10 7XD
Tel: 020 8517 5888
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www.step-up-charity.co.uk

National helpline providing support for parents and carers of sexually abused children. Local drop-in service.  Befriending, library, support during court cases.

Survivors UK
Ground Floor, 34 Gt James Street, London WC1N 3HB
Helpline: 0845 122 1201
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www.survivorsuk.org

Helpline, face-to-face counselling and support groups for men who have been raped or sexually abused.  National helpline; counselling and groups London-wide.

Trauma and Abuse Centre
PO Box 633, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 9GJ
Tel: 07746 799221
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www.tasc-online.org.uk

We provide a UK web-based resource for survivors of the whole spectrum of child sexual abuse (including extreme and ritual abuse) and for anyone involved in supporting them, including family, friends, therapists and churches.  On this website you will find resources such as articles, links to other organisations and sites, a therapist search facility, news, and training updates.  We also provide recommended reading booklists and an online bookstore.  From Autumn/Winter 2009 we are launching a specific service for survivors who live in Cambridgeshire or the surrounding areas, which will include information evenings, advice towards accessing help locally, and a local support group.

Voice UK
Rooms 100-106, Kelvin House, RTC Business Centre, London Road, Derby DF24 8UP
Helpline: 0808 802 8686
Tel: 01332 291042
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www.voiceuk.org.uk 

Telephone support and information for adults and children with learning disabilities who have been abused, and for their families and carers.  Network of parent contact points which put people in touch with parents of children with learning disabilities who have been abused.

SCOTLAND

Aberdeen: ACIS Youth Counselling Service
1 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD
Tel: 01224 573892; iText: 077 583 600 95
www.mha.uk.net/acisyouth.html

ACIS Youth Counselling Service provides confidential therapeutic counselling for young people in the Aberdeen City area who are aged 12-18 years. ACIS Youth offers counselling free of charge. The Service can be accessed directly by young people. Alternatively, confidential requests for counselling can be facilitated by others such as parents, social workers, youth services, teachers, GPs or any other agency, providing the young person has given their consent for others to do this on their behalf. iText service can be used to arrange counselling or to get information on issues that are worrying you.

The Moira Anderson Foundation
3 Mavisbank Street, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire ML6 0JA
Helpline: 01236 602890
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Tel: 01236 602890; Fax: 01236 602877
www.moiraanderson.org

Helpline offering advice, support and counselling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Scotland.

R.A.N.S. Ritual Abuse Scotland
1 Victoria Road, Dundee DD1 1EL
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www.rans.org.uk

An informative and useful resource for anyone connected with ritual abuse anywhere in the world, be they survivors, counsellors, or just a concerned friend. We are based in Dundee, Scotland but in today's global society we know we can help anyone, anywhere.

In Care Survivors
98 Thornhill Rd, Falkirk FK2 7AB
Helpline: 0800 121 6027; Tel: 01324 630100
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www.incaresurvivors.org.uk

The In Care Survivors Service Scotland, a partnership led by Open Secret, is a new support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families. It is a team of specialists offering help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse under a new national framework of advocacy, mediation and counselling services, including: A hub of locally based development workers able to link up with services across Scotland to offer survivors and their families support, advocacy and confidential counselling; A national confidential telephone support line - 0800 121 6027 - providing support, guidance and advocacy to those who suffered abuse and their families; A new website and leaflet campaign highlighting the support available; and Help for survivors to access the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme and support to pursue other legal issues (for example support to attend court).

Victim Support Aberdeenshire
Wyness Hall, Jackson Street, Inverurie
Tel: 01467 629990/01779 490999
Fax: 01467 624990
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Victim support provides confidential advice, information and support to victims of crime. Help can be provided through home visits, over the telephone or by appointment at the office.

Please see also Victim Support Quick Link.

Aberdeen: Rape and Sexual Abuse North East (RASANE)
46a Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1BD
Tel: 01224 620772
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www.rasane.org.uk

We provide a free confidential support service to women who have experienced sexual violence.  We respect the courage and strength it takes for survivors to speak out, whether talking about a recent assault or events that happened a long time ago, for example in childhood.  We listen to and support women of every age, race, sexual orientation, religious and cultural background.

Central Scotland Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre
1 Glebe Avenue, Stirling FK8 2HZ
Tel: 01786 471771
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www.rapecrisiscentralscotland.co.uk

Emotional support and information to anyone who has experienced rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse.  Also support for partners, families and friends of survivors.  Covers Falkirk, Stirling & Clackmannanshire.

Dingwall: Rape and Abuse Support Line
PO Box 10, Dingwall IV15 9HA
Tel: (Female) 0808 8000 123; (Male)  0808 8000 122
http://rapeandabuseline.co.uk/

The Rape and Abuse Line (RAL) is a registered charity that offers a freephone, confidential helpline to persons who have survived rape or abuse however long ago the experiences were. We also offer support to the family or partner of the person who has been affected.  In some parts of the Highlands & Islands and Grampian areas of Scotland we can offer face-to-face support or counselling.

Dumfries/Stranraer: Southwest Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre
9 St George Street, Mews, Dumfries, DG1 1HH
and: PO Box 7859, Stranraer, DG9 7Y13
Tel: 01387253113 (Dumfries)
Tel: 01776 889331 (Stranraer)
www.southwestrapecrisis.org

Counselling and telephone support for women and children who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time of their lives.  Also run a two-bed refuge.

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Dundee/Tayside: Insight Counselling
15 South Tay Street, Dundee DD1 1NU
Tel: 01382 228836; Text: 0706006097
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www.insighttayside.co.uk

Charity providing counselling, in the Dundee and Arbroath areas, on issues including abuse, bereavement, family problems, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and stress.

Health in Mind
40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT
Tel: 0131 225 8508; Fax: 0131 220 0028
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www.health-in-mind.co.uk

Offers a range of services for people experiencing mental health difficulties and for survivors of sexual abuse.  Operate mainly in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Edinburgh Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
1 Leopold Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JW
Helpline: 0131 556 9437; Tel: 0131 557 6737
Minicom: 0131 557 6757; Fax: 0131 558 1612
ELSAS (Outreach in East Lothian): 07800 604 164
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www.ewrasac.org.uk

Helpline, emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy for women and girls aged 12+ who have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives.  One-to-one, group, letter and email support.  Also offer phone help to people who are supporting women and children who have experienced sexual violence.

Glasgow: Notre Dame Centre
20 Athole Gardens, Glasgow G12 9BA
TeL: 0141 339 2366
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www.notredamecentre.org.uk

The Notre Dame Centre was founded 75 years ago in response to local demand from parents, teachers and other professionals who needed specialised help for vulnerable children. Over the years, we have become renowned for our innovative and successful approach in the treatment of young people with emotional and behavioural problems. From child abuse to the loss of a parent, from drug addiction to adoption - we have helped youngsters and their families through stressful and often dangerous situations, by giving them the practical and emotional support they need.

Glasgow: Women's Support Project
31 Stockwell Street, Glasgow G1 4RZ
Tel: 0141 552 2221; Fax: 0141 552 1876
www.womenssupportproject.co.uk

Organisation offering support, information and advice for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and exploitation, and domestic violence.  Support is also prioritised for women whose children have been sexually abused or where there is a risk of abuse or suspected abuse.

Kilmarnock: The Rape Counselling & Resource Centre
PO Box 23, Kilmarnock KA1 1DP
Crisisline: 01563 541769; Mobile: 07881 775548 
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Provides free and confidential counselling and support to female survivors of rape and child sexual abuse.

Kirkcaldy: Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project
29 Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1HB
Helpline: 01592 646644
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www.kasp.org.uk

Range of services for male and female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Services include a telphone helpline, individual counselling, self-help groups, structured groups and crisis support and advocacy.  Support and information to non-abusing parents/partners and other supporters of adult survivors.  Offices in Kirkcaldy and Cupar.

ENGLAND

Basingstoke Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre
Helpline: 01256 423890; Tel: 01256 423810
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www.brasacc.com

Telephone helpline, face-to-face counselling, support and information for anyone over the age of 16 who has experienced any form of sexual abuse, assault or rape, regardless of when it took place.  Information on procedures, legal issues and health.

Cambridge - Choices Counselling
Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Tel: 01223 358149
www.choicescounselling.co.uk

Helpline, counselling and information service for men and women who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse.  Services provided by trained volunteers, including individual, family and crisis counselling, self-help and support groups and telephone helplines.  Information library.

Chichester - Life Centre
PO Box 58, Chichester PO19 8UD
Helpline: 0800 279 7273; Tel: 01243 786349
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www.lifecentre.uk.com

Telephone counselling for women and men who are survivors of sexual abuse, including rape and childhood sexual abuse, regardless of how long ago the abuse happened.  Helpline and face-to-face counselling for anyone aged 10 years and above.  Group therapy for supporters of survivors - parents, partners and professionals.

Colchester: Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse
PO Box 548, Colchester CO1 1YP
Helpline: 01206 769795
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www.crcl.org.uk

Helpline offering counselling for women and young people who have experienced any form of sexual violence, past or present.  Advice and support, including helping women give statements to the police.  Youth support worker for 11-19 year olds.  Family support worker.  Outreach work, some face-to-face counselling.

Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
Area Health Office, The Leats, Truro TR1 3AH
Tel: 01872 262100
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www.visioncornwall.com

Information and counselling for about sexual abuse, rape and keeping yourself safe, for young people.

Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Ltd (CRASAC)
PO Box 2464, Coventry CV1 1ZA 
Helpline: 024 762 77777; Tel: 024 762 77772
Fax: 024 767 23253
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www.crasac.org.uk
 
We provide face to face counselling to women and girls aged 11 and over in the Coventry and Warwickshire area who have experienced sexual violence at any time. We support/counsel female supporters of survivors. We provide a telephone support line and ISVA service for women & girls, men & boys.

Essex: Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA)
PO Box 548, Colchester, Essex CO1 1YP 
Helpline: 01206 769795; Tel: 01206 367881
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www.caraessex.org.uk

CARA offers support, information and counselling for children, young people of both genders and adult women who have experienced sexual violence, either directly or indirectly, in the recent past or historically. We can provide information about pregnancy prevention after rape, pregnancy tests, abortion and sexual health, accompany you to police, court or medical procedures and face to face counselling. We also provide support, befriending and advocacy. At present we do not work with male survivors but their calls will be treated sympathetically and we can provide details of other agencies that can help.

Gloucestershire Rape Crisis Centre
PO Box 16, Gloucester GL4 0RU 
Helpline: 01452 526770; Tel: 01452 526770
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Free, confidential support for women and children who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Telephone and face-to-face support sessions can be provided as frequently and for as long as required. Face-to-face support can take place at the Centre, the survivor's home or any convenient safe venue. Practical advice provided regarding medical and legal processes (including anonymous reporting to the police) and advocacy services can be provided on request. Support and advice can be provided to family, friends and professionals who may be affected by someone else's experiences. 

Guildford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
PO Box 1009, Guildford, Surrey GU1 9EE
Helpline: 01483 546400
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www.rasasc-guildford.org

Helpline for men and women who have been raped or sexually abused, offering and support, counselling, information and advice.  Also telephone support with police and court procedures.  Face-to-face counselling and a self-help group for men and women survivors.

Herts Area Rape Crisis Centre
PO Box 256, Hatfield AL10 ONE
Helpline: 01707 276512; Tel: 01707 276539
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www.rapecrisisinherts.org.uk

Helpline, counselling and information for women over 16 who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives.  Telephone and face-to-face counselling.

Kirklees Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (KRASACC)
P.O Box 230, Huddersfield HD1 1AA 
Helpline: 01484 450040; Tel: 01484 540730
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www.Krasacc.co.uk
 
We offer support to men and women in Kirklees over the age of sixteen who have experienced some form of sexual or physical abuse. We provide one- to- one counselling, advocacy, an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Scheme, support sessions, outreach and a helpline which is open to survivors, their families and partners.

London: Mosac
141 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA
Helpline: 0800 980 1958
www.mosac.org.uk

Voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused, to provide support, advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse.

London: Into the Light
PO Box 64427 London W5 9HA
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www.intothelight.org.uk

Into The Light is a London based organization founded in 1993 and established to provide a place of understanding and support to those who had experienced child sexual abuse. Into The Light main aims are to: provide support, advice, information and resources to women and men who have been sexually abused as children; offer support and advice and training to those who are involved with and support people who have experienced sexual abuse e.g. partners, counsellors, carers; advance public awareness of child sexual abuse through seminars, training and writing for magazines and publications.

London - Women and Girls Network
Helpline: 020 7610 4345; Tel: 020 7610 4678
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www.wgn.org.uk

Telephone advice, face-to-face counselling, groupwork and complementary health services for women and girls overcoming experiences of violence - sexual, physical or emotional, recent or past.  Referrals to specialist services.

Manchester: Self Help Services
Zion Community Resource Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 4ZY
Tel: 0161 226 3871
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www.selfhelpservices.org.uk

The user-led mental health department of Big Life Services (a collection of social businesses and charities).  Have a range of client-led mental health support groups across North West England, including groups relating to alcohol issues, anger management, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, survivors groups, self harm, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, and carers' groups.

Merseyside - Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
PO Box 35, Birkenhead CH42 4RX
Helpline: 0151 666 1392
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www.rasamerseyside.org

Helpline offering counselling, information and support for women and girls who are survivors of rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse or any other form of sexual violence.  Face-to-face counselling, groupwork, advocacy and support in dealing with courts, police stations and hospitals for women/girls in Wirral, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales.

Northamptonshire Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (NRICC)
4 St Giles Terrace, Northampton NN1 2BN 
Helpline: 01604 250721; Tel: 01604 250721
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www.nricc.com
 
We offer one-to-one counselling and support for anybody who has been sexually abused, whether it was two weeks or 40 years ago. We are also able to extend our support and counselling to the families and close friends of those who have suffered sexual abuse.

Staffordshire Women's Rape and Sexual Violence Service
Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 5DD
Helpline: 01782 221000; Tel: 01782 221005

Telephone and face to face counselling for women and girls who have experienced any degree of sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.

Sussex Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
The Saturn Centre, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 600469; Fax: 01293 600466
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www.saturncentre.org

Worcestershire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WRSASC)
PO Box 240, Worcester WR1 2LF 
Helpline: 01905 724514; Tel: 01905 611655
Fax: 01905 611655
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www.wrsasc.org.uk
 
WRSASC offers a free, confidential and non-judgemental service to women aged 16+ who have experienced any form of rape and/or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. We offer helpline support, individual counselling and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory services. 

WALES

New Pathways 
57-58 Lower Thomas Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 ODA
Tel: 01685 379310; Fax: 01685 384640
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www.newpathways.co.uk

Helpline and face-to-face counselling service for men, women, children and young people who are traumatised by rape or sexual abuse.  Also for their families and partners.  Counselling for children traumatised by any issue.  Counselling service available in Merthyr, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Nexus Institute
119 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP
Tel: 028 9032 6803 (Belfast)
Tel: 028 7126 0566 (Londonderry)
Tel: 028 3835 0588 (Portadown)
Tel: 028 6632 0046 (Enniskillen)
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www.nexusinstitute.org 

Organisation providing counselling and support to anyone over the age of 17 who has been sexually abused at any time in their life.  One-to-one counselling, group therapy, support groups and a range of client workshops.  Has 34 outreach centres across Northern Ireland.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
70 Lower Lesson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: 01 661 4911; Freephone: 1800 77 88 88
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www.drcc.ie

Takes calls from people of all ages, creed and ethnic groups.  The aim is to offer help and support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence of any kind.

CARI Foundation - National Office
110 Lwr Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9
Helpline: 1890 824 567
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www.cari.ie

Helpline for people with concerns about child sexual abuse.  Also for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Therapy for children and families, work in schools, training and supervision for professionals.