Comox Valley Family Services Association

1415 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2K6

Phone: 250-338-7575 ext. 223 Fax: 250-338-2343



The Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) is free and offers an intensive therapeutic and educative service.

Two part time counsellors provide a range of appropriate, timely and accessible assessment, treatment and/or support services for children ages 3-18 who have been sexually abused or assaulted. This program also serves children ages 3-12 with sexual behavior problems.

Treatment may include individual counselling and/or family support depending on the needs of the young person, to facilitate healing within the family system. Intervention methods are strength-based and child-focused, using a variety of expressive therapies and counselling approaches.

Art and play therapy may be used and children may be taught safety skills as necessary. We encourage healthy parent – child attachment. We support families in understanding the impact of sexual abuse on the child/youth.

Referrals:  Children and youth under 19 can be referred to the program in many ways; i.e. Self-referral, Physicians, School Counsellors, Family, Vancouver Island Health Authority, and Ministry for Children & Family Development.

SAIP has two distinct parts: 1) Children under 12 with sexual behaviour problems 2) Children and youth 3 up to 19th year who have experienced sexual abuse.

No cost. Our therapists can be reached at 250-338-7575