For Mothers & Supporters
Finding out that your child, partner, or friend was sexually abused can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself 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 resource was one of the first ones I came across a few years ago and at that time was the only one 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
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.