Loving parents living the pre-, during- and post- sexual trauma with their children experience horror, grief, sorrow, shame, anger, isolation, desperation, and hopelessness. Youth survivors carry invisible wounds complicated by a child’s age and developmental understanding. This discussion will focus on the healing path of the traumatized youth and their families. Participants will be asked to consider individual, family, and community interventions designed to improve the selection of appropriate treatment and, ultimately, the long-term recovery experience.
Robin Reber-Sanderson has been involved in the youth treatment industry for nearly 30 years, but specifically in an admissions role for the past decade, assisting thousands of families as they navigate the treatment selection process. Robin knows the challenges parents face and understands, firsthand, the sorrow, anxiety, and stress associated with identifying proper treatment and sometimes having to place a child in an away-from-home program. She’s an active participant in the fight against sexual exploitation of children & families and equally passionate about the life-changing experiences and healing strategic treatment provides. She has a servant’s heart and regularly volunteers with organizations devoted to protecting children & strengthening families.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit: EndExploitationSummit.com