You are Enough

Peer support groups for parents and families of child victims of sexual violence.

Protect Children arranges You are Enough peer-support groups for parents and guardians whose child has become a victim of sexual violence

The goal of the groups is to strengthen the ability of parents and guardians to support their child during lengthy criminal proceedings. Parents and guardians have the opportunity to share experiences, thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential space with others who find themselves in similar life situations.

Please note that the groups are currently only held in Finnish.

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“The groups are led with great expertise. It feels safe. You can be yourself. With those powers, that you have today. There’s space for discovery. You also receive valuable practical guidance in a difficult process”


Peer support group

The principal goal of the groups is to recognize and strengthen the survival skills and resources of parents and guardians as well as to discover new perspectives.

The child’s parents and guardians are in a primary role in supporting the child during the various phases of the criminal process and to guarantee a normal daily life for the entire family as far as possible. Through peer support, guided by Protect Children’s specialists, many parents have received support for difficult situations as well as information and strength to move forward.

The groups are held in Finland and are free of cost for the participants. The meetings are arranged remotely, participants can participate from any Finnish region.

“Sexual violence against a child is violence against the entire family. Every parent has the right to be heard and the right to receive support. Based on the feedback we have received from the peer support groups, I cannot highlight enough the strengthening power of peer support.”

Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen

Executive Director, Senior Specialist of Protect Children

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