Sexual Abuse in Family Context

As a professional member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children,  and a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  Ms. Yankov is qualified to evaluate and treat sex offenders, and specializes in the treatment of the incest family.  Sexual abuse within families occurs across all walks of life.  Treatment of sex offenders needs to be sensitive to the needs of the victim, the larger family system, and the community.  Ms Yankov practices a cognitive-behavioral, relapse prevention model of treatment that includes, in incest cases, elements of family treatment and involvement of support and accountability systems.  The treatment is based on a respectful, restorative justice philosophy with both behavioral and contextual interventions.

APSACís mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and families affected by abuse and violence.

ATSA is an international organization focused specifically on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of sex offenders. ATSA goals are:

  • Elimination of sexual victimization.
  • The protection of our communities through responsible and ethical treatment of sex offenders.
  • The prevention of sexual assault through effective management of sex offenders.
  • The maintenance of high standards of professionalism and integrity within its membership.

Treatment is available for child, teen, or adult victims of childhood sexual abuse.  Treatment helps victims recover from the shame, stigmatization, and the trauma of abuse.  Victims are helped to manage the disclosure process, increase coping, and examine the effects of abuse on their past and current life.  This type of counseling may include individual, group and family treatment.

Adult services for survivors include Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for PTSD, and individual and group therapy.  Ms. Yankov has introduced her work in North Carolina through various lectures at East Carolina University on the systemic treatment of incest and serves on the executive board of the state chapter of the North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. She has also worked and developed programs at Family Violence Program, Inc., of Pitt County  which are geared toward batterer intervention.

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