Being a victim of sexual violence/abuse or discovering someone you love has been sexually abused can leave you feeling isolated, alone, and unsure what to do next.
Here at Intersect we provide children, youth, and their families with a safe place to receive professional, trauma informed, easily accessible support.
Our services include:
For children/ youth:
- Next steps after being a victim of sexual abuse/violence.
- Help process trauma and overwhelming feelings of children and youth, who have been affected by sexual abuse/sexual violence.
- Creating and maintaining a low barrier, trauma informed safe space for children and youth to disclose and receive support.
- Aiding children and youth in navigating the discovery and disclosure to relevant authorities.
- Identify support people.
- Next steps after discovering your child has been sexually abused.
- Understanding how your child may be feeling.
- Support for the overwhelming feelings that occur as the parent/caregiver.
- Support parents/caregivers in the process of responding, and reporting.
- Aiding caregivers/parents in navigating the disclosure to relevant authorities.
Intersect hopes to aid families both practically and emotionally, as well as help rebuild when children, youth and their families are ready.
If you, a family member, or someone you know has questions about sexual abuse, please contact us (250) 552-1124
Children, youth and/or their legal guardian can call the Sexual Abuse Intervention Team (SAIP) at (250)- 552-1124 to request support and/or additional information. Professionals can make a referral by calling in with their client present. As SAIP services are entirely voluntary, this will ensure that the client consents to the referral and wants support or information from the SAIP team.
If your call is not answered, please leave a message with your name and contact details and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. In your voicemail let us know if it’s ok to call and/or leave a voicemail, or if you would prefer a text message. Getting back to you in a timely manner is important to us.
Our operating hours are from 9-5 Monday – Friday, please note we are closed on all statutory holidays.
The Intersect SAIP team does not investigate nor assess if children have been sexually abused. If caregivers are concerned their child has been sexually abused, please contact the Ministry of Child and Family Development centralized screening, your Family Doctor, or the RCMP. These services will connect you with the right resources for investigation and assessment of suspected sexual abuse.
RCMP Non-emergency line: (250) 561-3300
Ministry of Children and Family Development: 1 800 663-9122
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