Program Contents: 13 minute DVD
Captioning: Closed captioned
Copyright Date: 2003
Available in the United States Only
This short animated video looks at the impact of child sexual abuse on families and at how parents and caregivers can best support children who have been abused. Shows parents and caregivers from different backgrounds dealing with a variety of situations, including sexual abuse of children by family members, other known adults and strangers. It encourages adults to listen to children, believe what they say and take responsibility for protecting them. It shows a positive outlook on children's ability to recover from these difficult experiences, provided that they are cared for, supported and helped to understand that they are not to blame for the abuse.
Beyond Belief looks at the pressures on parents and caregivers who are supporting a child who has been sexually abused, acknowledging that this can be a stressful and isolating experience. Parents are encouraged to work out their own best strategies for coping and to find help for themselves.