Resources for Caregivers

It is important to look after ourselves so that we can look after others. While self care is important for survivors of abuse, it is equally important for their caregivers. Here are some tools you can use for your emotional and physical self-care. 


It can seem hard thinking about living a normal life after a disclosure. However, this can be the best practice for you, and the survivor, to feel safe and regulated. Doing the things that are familiar to you will help with emotional regulation. 

Make a Plan

Make a plan to do an activity you know you enjoy. This can help take a break away from thinking of what has happened and can be a good outlet for your emotions. 

Ask for Help

Trained professional, friend, spouse, family member, crisis lines, strangers, advocates, doctors. You have support and don’t have to go through this alone. 


Breathing, hot bath, walk, hike, read, listen to music, exercise, yoga, meditation, eating vegetables. Do what makes you feel good. 

Additional Support

Cowichan Women Against Violence:

Canadian Center for Child Protection:

Public Safety Canada: Child Sexual Exploitation on the Internet

NCTSN: What Parents Need to know about Sexual Abuse:

Responding to Child Welfare Concerns Booklet:

Child sexual Abuse: It is Your Business:

Little Warriors:

Stop it now: