Rape and sexual assault survivors face many decisions in the hours, days, months and years following the assault. Sexual assault service providers do not make decisions for survivors, but help them think about options and make choices. Rape and sexual assault occurs across all communities, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, age, religion, cultural heritage, and social or economic status.
The rape and sexual assault department at The Safe Center offers free individual and group counseling to all survivors of sexual assault. All genders are welcome. For information about individual and group counseling please call our hotline at 516-542-0404.
Types of Group Counseling Sessions Available:
Male Survivors Group – 18 and older Adult Male Survivors of any form of sexual violence, past or current. On-going support group that offers support for males that have been the victim of sexual violence. Counselor-led. For more information please call our hotline at 516-542-0404
8-Week Educational Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence. – 18 and older – 8-week group that offers support and education for survivors of sexual violence. In a safe environment, over the course of 8 weeks, adult survivors will be given assistance in identifying their emotions and recognizing and managing stressors that stem from the trauma they experienced. Counselor-led. For more information please call our hotline at 516-542-0404.
Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence – All Genders Welcome – 18 and older – on-going group that offers support for survivors of sexual violence. In a safe environment, adult survivors will begin to process their trauma on a deeper level. The purpose of this group is to move survivors onto a more in-depth understanding of their feelings and behaviors. Through carefully selected exercises, survivors can continue on their journey of recovery by learning who they are, and begin to care for themselves again. Different types of relaxation and grounding techniques will be presented and demonstrated, and survivors will learn to incorporate these skills, as well as coping skills, on their own. Counselor-led. For more information please call our hotline at 516-542-0404.
Secondary Survivors Group – All Genders Welcome – 18 and older – on-going group that offers support for secondary survivors of victims of sexual violence. A secondary survivor is someone who loves and/or is related to someone that has suffered sexual violence. In a safe environment, adult secondary survivors will begin to process their own feelings as it pertains to their understanding of sexual violence. Secondary survivors will also learn the symptoms of sexual violence, and how to not only help and support their loved ones, but how to also help themselves with their own feelings of helplessness. Counselor-led. For more information please call our hotline at 516-542-0404.
Trauma and Resilience 55 and Over – Women 55 and older – on-going group that offers support and education for survivors that are 55 years old and older that suffered from a history of sexual violence, past or present. In addition to support, survivors will strengthen and focus on: coping skills, strengths, and “meaning making” in their healing and recovery. Survivors will actively explore ways to be supportive of their trajectory, and actualize feelings of being connected, involved and fulfilled in their life. Counselor-led. For more information please call our hotline at 516-542-0404.
Grupo de Sobrevivientes de Trauma Para Adolescentes Latinos -Este grupo es para adolescentes de grados 9-12 (14-18 años) y se enfocara en temas de relaciones saludables/violencia entre parejas, trauma migratorio, reunificación familiar, violación o agresión sexual, y víctimas o testigos de violencia.
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Julia 516-478-4649.
Latino Teens Trauma Survivors Group– The group is open to Spanish speaking teens in 9th-12th grade (ages 14-18) who could benefit from a group setting focused on processing and discussing topics such as: teen dating violence/healthy relationships, migration trauma, family reunification, rape/sexual assault, victims of or witnesses to violence/abuse.
For more information, Contact Julia at 516-478-4649.