The Center for Safety & Change and the Rockland County District Attorney’s office will hold a seven-week support group in Spanish for parents, partners and adult siblings of sexually abused children. The support group, called Connecting the Dots, will begin Feb. 12 at the Spirit of Rockland Special Victims Center, located on the grounds of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.
“Our goal is to once again offer this program to our community so that family members can meet, talk, and know that they are not alone,” said Kiera Pollock, Deputy Executive Director of Programs and Services at the Center for Safety & Change. “Additionally, the program offers ways to help children and their families heal from the abuse and its effects, and to increase community knowledge about predatory sexual behavior.”
Support groups will meet weekly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26.
The sessions are free, confidential, and professionally facilitated.
Those interested in registering for the program or receiving more information are encouraged to contact either Jacqueline Collazo, M.S. at 845-634-3391 or Erica Soto at 845-642-4120 at the Center for Safety & Change.
Childcare during support groups will be provided with advance notice.
Center for Safety & Change is a non-profit, grass roots organization serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and all violent crimes. Offices are located at 9 Johnsons Lane, New City. The 24-hour hotline is 845-634-3344.