This easy-to-follow manual presents techniques for working with groups of children who have been sexually abused. It begins with an overview of the theory and literature of group therapy with children and then offers seven sections on psycho-social skill building techniques, trust building, self esteem, identifying and expressing feelings, healing the inner child, relationships, boundary setting, and prevention skills.
Chapter 3: Special Considerations in Setting up Groups
Special Considerations in Setting up Groups
Many factors must be taken into consideration in the setting up of therapy and support groups. For instance, how many children should be in a group? How many facilitators? What should be the age range of each group? Where will the group sessions be held? Should groups include a mix of genders? Should a group be open or closed? The following are some of our thoughts on these issues as well as some tips based on what we have discovered in our own group work through the years.
The success of a particular children's group will depend largely on the facilitators' skills and personalities. Their confidence level in supporting sexually abused children, comfort level with ...