Resources for Parents

Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Violence

It is a difficult time in any parent’s life when their child is hurting. If your child has been sexually assaulted or abused in some way, you as a parent need to take care of yourself as well as your child. DASACC has services to support you and help you cope. You may be feeling a wide range of emotions yourself, and may be reacting differently than your child.

Helpful Tips for Parents:

  • Communicate to your child that it is not their fault.

  • Listen to your child and encourage them. Let them know that they can talk to you.

  • Encourage your child to talk to a counselor; you can assist them in reaching out to DASACC.

  • Obtain resources.

Resources:

If you or someone you know is being hurt, we can help.   Call our 24/7 helpline/hotline: 908.453.4181 or 888.988.4033

The Mission of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center is to help, serve, and advocate for those impacted by interpersonal violence, to be proactive regarding its prevention, and to create positive change.  DASACC is a registered 501(c)(3).

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