You are going through a very difficult time, and you probably feel pressured from many directions. Although you are trying to take care of a lot of other people, you also need to take care of yourself. Your well-being is very important, so you need to find time to do something just for you and plan to do it regularly. This may be difficult to do, but it is in the best interest of you and your child.
Some suggested activities include the following: Take a walk, have lunch with a friend, go to the movies, go out to dinner, join an exercise class, take a drive, and last, but equally important, join a support group or begin counseling for yourself.
The CAC offers Sexual Trauma Group for Non-Offending Caregivers and involvement in Family sessions for those children receiving Individual Trauma Therapy treatment. The Non- offending caregiver group is only designated for those caregivers or family members who are not offenders or suspected of being an abuser. Parent Group is where you can get support from other parents who have similar feelings and emotions as you continue the healing process.
The CAC also offers groups for child survivors of other types of trauma, such as witnessing violence or death, physical abuse and addiction or incarceration of parents.