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Family Reunification

Reunification procedures follow a specific method with the best interest of the victim always at the forefront of proceedings.

The reunification process is only considered when the victim has initiated contact with their offender on their own with no coercion, pressure, or influence of any kind from others.

Reunification will not be considered when it is initiated by the offender.  Further, the victim has to be participating in therapy with a specialized trauma counselor who has deemed the victim ready to begin taking part in reunifying with their offender.

Reunification is also dependent on a non-offending partner/family member’s participation in the Chaperone Training Program.  The offender must be participating in Psychosexual Aftercare Treatment.  The offender must participate in a treatment project to work toward repairing the damage done to the victim called “clarification.”

After admission to a group, significant progress toward clarifying with the victim must be accomplished, in most cases before the end of year one.  Since prolonged waiting inflicts further emotional damage to sexual abuse victims, failure to prepare diligently for clarification will be interpreted as a violation of treatment rules.  Providing financial support to the family is viewed as cooperation and progress.  The offender is expected to make every effort to contribute to the financial needs of the family while remaining in compliance with any “no contact” terms in place.  Terms of the reunification process include supervised visitation including but not limited to the presence of any and all therapists involved in the case, probation and parole (if applicable), Guardian ad Litem, social workers, etc.  These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and are done so in the best interest of the victim and surrounding circumstances.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

For family members or guardians of juvenile offenders, sexually reactive children or any other juvenile with issues with appropriate boundaries.

 

Safety and Supervision

Psychosexual clinical interventions for all adult family members and/or guardians to gain insight and understanding of the offender’s sexual issues and/or offending behaviors.  Families will gain an understanding of the impact that abuse has on victims, offenders, families and the community at large.  The family members will learn cycles of deviant behavior, preventative measures and interventions to provide safety to the offender, other family members and the communities.  Families will develop assertive interventions, prevention skills, safety planning, identify and intervene with denial and comprehend the grooming process.  Families will have access to a support group, which consists of other families experiencing a similar situation that is facilitated by a trained forensic professional.

Three Locations

Feel free to visit us at any of our three New Hampshire locations.

Southern New Hampshire

Manchester Office
834 Elm Street, Third Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Telephone: (603) 668-6505
Fax: (603) 622-0498

Central New Hampshire

Concord Office
PO Box 3713
Concord, NH 03302-3713
Telephone: (603) 545-9042
Fax: (603) 219-0040

Seacoast Area

Rochester Office
664 Columbus Avenue, Suite 2
Rochester NH 03867
Telephone: (603) 545-9042
Fax: (603) 948-1077