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Sexual Abuse
Support Groups

There is something powerful about a group of individuals with shared experience and motivation coming together to build a community. Great things can happen when people experience the safety of understanding, support, and a desire for growth. And that is exactly the type of experience we want you to find in a survivor-led Saprea Support Group.

What Happens at a Saprea Support Group?

Support groups are led by survivors for survivors. We have identified some best practices and guidelines to ensure that, when followed, support groups offer emotional safety, confidentiality, and create the optimal environment for healing.

Each Meeting, Group members can participate in:

  • Sharing feelings about triumphs or challenges.
  • Offering support and understanding.
  • Learning strategies for managing trauma symptoms.
  • Setting intentions and identifying goals.
  • Personal reflection.
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Saprea Support groups create a safe place to express yourself, and start your healing journey

Our clinically informed activities and resources, all of which have been reviewed by our team of licensed therapists, are a great springboard for you to understand trauma and its impact on the brain and body. This information can help you to notice how those impacts may be affecting you, empowering you to make small, intentional adjustments that can change your relationship with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

If you still have questions, attend one of our interest meetings where your questions will be answered by Saprea staff.

Register for An Interest Meeting

Discover In-Person and Online Support for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.

Our support group offers a safe and supportive space for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Join our in-person or online groups to connect with others who have faced similar challenges. Our trained facilitators create a nurturing environment where you can share experiences and find guidance and support on your journey towards healing.
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In-person groups

Many of our group members like to get out and spend time with other survivors. We have groups that meet in community centers, clubhouses, or libraries.
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Online groups

Can’t find a group in your area, or want to find a community to meet with from the comfort of your own home? Online support groups have been developed to meet as a group virtually from wherever you are.

How Can a Support Group Help a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse?

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Support Groups Nurture Community

Support groups can be a catalyst for healing and growth. Research examining the impact of peer support groups highlights the benefits, including increased belief in one’s ability to overcome challenges, increased self-esteem, confidence, positive feelings of accomplishment, and decreases in feelings of loneliness or isolation.

Our Group Resources Are Research-Backed and Clinically Informed

Saprea Support Group materials draw from research around trauma and healing. We’ve developed scripts and training materials for support group leaders to ensure the safety and well-being of participants. Using the content taught at our clinically proven retreat as the model, each meeting has a bundle of materials that provide direction and focus for the group.

How Can a Support Group Help a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse?

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Support Groups Nurture Community

Support groups can be a catalyst for healing and growth. Research examining the impact of peer support groups highlight the benefits, including increased belief in one’s ability to overcome challenges, increased self-esteem, confidence, positive feelings of accomplishment, and decreases in feelings of loneliness or isolation.

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Our Group Resources Are Research-Backed and Clinically Informed

Saprea Support Group materials draw from research around trauma and healing. We’ve developed scripts and training materials for support group leaders to ensure the safety and well-being of participants. Using the content taught at our clinically proven retreat as the model, each meeting has a bundle of materials that provide direction and focus for the group.

Find Community and Understanding in a Saprea Support Group.

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“You get thinking that you're the only one that has this problem... and then you get to a support group and you find out that you're not alone.”
—Sareta, Survivor
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Saprea Is a Leader in the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

Support groups are one of the many services offered by Saprea. In addition to healing services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, we provide education for prevention of abuse and increase the public’s awareness of the issue. Learn more about Saprea, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and what you can do to get involved.