Unfortunately, sexual abuse can be a generational issue which means that some of the caregivers you are supporting may be survivors themselves. It is valuable to ascertain if participants in your caregiver programs are survivors so that you can provide referrals to additional resources as necessary
I encourage adult survivors to participate in individual therapy as well as consider joining a support group specifically for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Here are some organizations that provide a network of support groups and other resources for adult survivors:
Adult Survivor Support Groups - Here are two groups that specialize in support groups for adult survivors that I usually refer people to. I do not have any direct experience in these groups, so please encourage caregivers to do your own evaluation as the tone and success of any group is very dependent on the individual group leader.
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous (not just incest but any type of childhood sexual abuse) - https://siawso.org/fellowship/groups-meetings/
- The Lamplighter Movement - http://www.thelamplighters.org/llblog01/the-repair-program/chapter-locations-2/
Male Survivors – There are a couple of organizations that specialize in supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and they have some really good programs. This can be a helpful resource for male caregivers who experienced childhood sexual abuse or for caregivers who have adult sons who were abused as children.