Sexual Abuse Treatment (STOP)

The STOP Program of Geauga County

If you suffer from the consequences of child sexual abuse,  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

The STOP Program is a coordinated community program for providing immediate and continuous help to child sexual abuse victims, offenders, and their families.

The treatment portion of this program provides therapeutic intervention to sexual abuse victims, their families and offenders, The goal of the program is to enable families to lead productive, mentally healthy and abuse free lives.

When sexual abuse occurs and is disclosed, most families experience emotional stress and are worried about what their future will hold. The Community Psychiatric Support Treatment Worker is available to help those families manage their stress and confusion by being an advocate and also being available for home visits, assisting with education, support and linking families with services.

Services Available

Mental health professionals specialized in addressing the needs of victims, offenders, andtheir families, provide:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • community Support Services

Groups are available for:

  • Child survivors
  • Adolescent survivors
  • Adolscents at risk
  • Adults molested as children (AMAC’s)
  • Adult male survivors
  • Parents of survivors
  • Adult offenders
  • Adolescent offenders
  • parents of adolescent offenders

Objectives:

  • Help prevent child sexual abuse through public education.
  • Protect victims from further abuse and victimization.
  • Remove offenders – rather than victims – from the home, and have them court-ordered to undergo psychological treatment.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling and support services to victims and other non-offending family members.

How to Access Our Services:

Call Ravenwood Health at (440)285-3568. Ask for the STOP co-Director, or the STOP Community Psychiatric Support Treatment Workers.

Call Job and Family Services at (440-285-9141. Ask for the STOP Co-Director.

How You Can Help:

  • Listen to and support children
  • Give this information to someone who was or is being hurt
  • Ask us to speak at your next meeting.
  • Obtain accurate information.

COPELINE – 24-Hour Hotline:

(440-285-3568 or toll free 1-888-285-5665

“Remember the more we educate ourselves about child sexual abuse, the better we will be able to protect our children.”

Ravenwood accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and has a sliding fee scale for Geauga County residents who qualify.

STOP Program is sponsored by:

United Way | Geauga County Board of Mental Health & Recovery Services | Geauga County Job and Family Services | Ravenwood Health