Ways to be a Supportive Caregiver

If your family has already visited the CAC, please reach out to your Family Advocate for specialized resource information. 

 

Parenting a Child after a Traumatic Event:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_abused.pdf

https://www.nationalcac.org/for-parents/

https://www.rainn.org/articles/help-parents-children-who-have-been-sexually-abused-family-members

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/trauma-and-your-family

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/caring-kids-what-parents-need-know-about-sexual-abuse

https://www.nationalcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/suggested-reading-children.pdf

https://raisingchildren.net.au/for-professionals/mental-health-resources/abuse-trauma-violence-and-grief/sexual-abuse-and-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse-talking-to-children

https://siawso.org/

 

Healthy Ways to Talk with your Child about Sex:

http://www.talkwithyourkids.org/

https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/storage//advfy/documents/noplacelikehome.pdf

https://answer.rutgers.edu/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/sex-education/art-20046025

https://heightsfamilycounseling.com/blog/2018/8/17/age-appropriate-topics-to-discuss-sex

https://www.ahaparenting.com/read/talking-to-kids-about-sex-an-age-by-age-guide

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/uploads/filer_public/91/55/915532bc-d767-4533-bed8-ba2dc2a6ed71/talkingwithteens_091213_vf.pdf

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/uploads/filer_public/6e/a4/6ea4bb87-e61e-4b99-a35e-8cf2e2c82a51/20171004-lets-talk-relationships-at-any-age-d01.pdf

 

Online Support Groups:

https://www.mosac.net/

https://www.taalk.org/get-help/help-for-parents-of-abused-children

https://www.dailystrength.org/group/parents-whose-children-have-been-sexually-abused

 

Local Resources:

Family Justice Center: (423) 643-7600,  fjc.chattanooga.gov

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults Crisis Hotline: (423) 755-2700

Children and Adolescents Mental Health Crisis Response Number: 1-866-791-9225

Metropolitan Ministries: (423) 624-9650, https://www.met-min.org/

Chattanooga Area Food Bank: (423) 622-1800http://www.chattfoodbank.org/