As a parent, you may also need help in dealing with your child’s trauma and your own feelings.
In most instances when a child is sexually abused, all family members will be affected. If you were a victim of sexual abuse, your child’s abuse may bring back difficult memories. A therapist may be able to help you as well since your response to the abuse will play a large part in your child’s healing.
In all situations, it is important to assess if the child and the family can benefit from counseling.