Beebe Schedules Meetings to Support Families Affected by Child Sexual Abuse
"Beebe Medical Center has scheduled community meetings to support parents and families that have been affected by child sexual abuse. The meetings will be held in collaboration with other Delaware agencies including ContactLifeline, Survivors of Abuse in Recovery (SOAR), and Delaware State Police Victim Services.
Registration is not required. These meetings, free and open to the public, will take place at the McCurry Conference room in the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus, John J. Williams Highway (Route 24), Rehoboth Beach, on the following dates:
" 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2009
" 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2010
" 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Those attending these initial meetings will decide when and how often they would like to continue to meet.
The collaborating organizations are:
ContactLifeline offers toll-free 24/7 Crisis Helpline and Rape Crisis Services to the Delaware community.
SOAR Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) is a statewide recovery program which provides counseling, referral, and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
DSP victim services: The Victim Service Section of the Delaware State Police is available 24 hours a day through the toll free hotline, 1-800-VICTIM-1.
Beebe Medical Center is a leader in the state for supporting victims of domestic violence and aiding in public education and professional training. Beebe Medical Center has an active Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in which forensic nurses treat patients and collaborate with law enforcement in the apprehension of defendants. Beebe Medical Center works closely with ContactLifeline, the Sexual Assault Network of Delaware, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, a state agency created in 1993 to improve Delaware's response to domestic violence.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org