Written in partnership with parents who have experienced the hardship of CSE, Keeping it Together: a parent’s guide to coping with child sexual exploitation provides information and guidance on some of the practical and emotional issues faced when caring for a sexually exploited child on a day-to-day basis.
The booklet explores theories on what happens to the parent-child bond when a child is exploited, and offers strategies used by other parents to maintain some sort of daily routine and care for other non-affected family members.
The booklet also provides information on accessing specialist support, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and explores temporary accommodation options if it becomes unsafe for your child to remain at home. Drawing on parents’ firsthand experiences, it also looks at what parents can do to manage their own health, work life and relationships during periods of extreme stress.
The booklet can be downloaded from PACE. Or to order copies by post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org