Finding out that your child was sexually abused is a traumatic event for mothers who may find themselves experiencing strong emotions and even physical distress.
"Even when she is in times of stress, when she is fighting her own demons, when she is beyond exhausted both mentally and physically, nothing will stop her from finding the strength she needs to do for her children what she needs to get done."
PAXA: Parents Against Child Sex Abuse
Curriculum, Advocacy, Resources
Non-profit dedicated to empowering parents to protect their children from sexual abuse.
P.A.X.A. has created parent-focused curriculum design to address foundational information about predatory behaviors. The organization also hosts the Conversation Program, a quarterly workshop held online to support parents and other adults who work with children.
MOSAC: Mothers of Sexually Abused Children
Information, Resources and Support
This is the only other resource I came across that was specifically focused on supporting mothers of sexually abused children.
As a licensed therapist, Dr. Langston provides information on disclosure, legal process, the physical and emotional impact on mothers and so much more.
What Do I Do Now? Survival Guide for Mothers
Book by MOSAC founder
This is Dr. Langston's new book!
Eight chapters address mothers' feelings, child sexual abuse information, effects of disclosure, reporting and the legal system dealing with especially difficult situations, emotional support, safety strategies, and healing and recovery.
The Appendix includes education, prevention, intervention, legal and reporting resources, and selected books and films.
You Are Not Alone
Additional Resources for Mothers
Be sure to check the Resources sections of this website for other organizations, articles, podcasts, and more.
Organizations like Stop It Now! often have webinars specifically aimed at mothers of survivors.
And if you are a mother of a survivor and are not sure where to turn to, please send me a note. You are not alone.