Sometimes, children who have experienced trauma and abuse, may begin acting out against others as a way of trying to understand their own hurt. Youth that commit sexual offenses come from a variety of backgrounds. Until recently, these children were usually only perceived as predators and would become subjects of the criminal justice system. However, Children’s Hope Alliance has an innovative treatment program to help these children get the therapy they need to stop the cycle of abuse.

Program Highlights:

  • TASK is an array of services that provides evidence-informed treatment for youth who have committed offenses and require sexual harm specific treatment
  • services offered in Sylva, Asheville, Wilkesboro, Charlotte, Davidson, Lexington, Taylorsville and Greensboro areas – services are provided by highly qualified licensed staff specifically trained in the TASK model of care
  • average length of stay is 12 months, treatment occurs  primarily through an in-home outpatient model that provides structured family, individual and group therapy and safety planning
  • all youth receive a Comprehensive Evaluation of Sexual  Harm (CESH) that includes a trauma screening

For further information, call 1-800-395-2591.