The effects of child sexual abuse are often long-term and may include post-traumatic stress, cognitive disorders and emotional distress ranging from depression to anxiety and anger. Victims may also experience an impaired sense of self and develop antisocial behaviour in an attempt to cope with the chronic trauma. Sexual assault can also lead to interpersonal conflicts and suicide attempts.

Our highly skilled social workers and social auxiliary workers communicate with victims, families and loved ones to support them during the healing process through casework, group therapy and community engagement.

Our services also include risk assessment, psycho-emotional assessments, therapeutic interventions, family and victim support, and school and home visits.

Clients are referred to our local TCC (Thutuzela Crisis Centre), for medical attention in cases of sexual assault, rape and abuse. Further counselling is also offered at this centre. The centre is based at the Port Shepstone Hospital.