Sexual Abuse Intervention

The Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) is free and open to self referrals for children, teens and families who have disclosed sexual abuse or are at risk for sexual exploitation.

SAIP provides both prevention and treatment services. The goal is to lessen the impact of trauma associated with sexual abuse for children and their families. Our approach is strength-based and collaborative. 

  • Complete screening and assessment¬†
  • Client centered plans designed to achieve individual treatment and program goals
  • Health education and referral to community resources
  • Education and consultation services to schools, service providers and community groups

Desired Outcomes:

  • A reduction in psycho-social challenges related to sexual abuse
  • Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are reduced, personal functioning is improved
  • Client connection to supportive systems, (family, social, community) will be strengthened

SAIP is staffed by registered clinical counsellors with specialized training in the field of expressive arts therapy and have extensive experience working with individuals and families who have experienced sexual abuse. The SAIP Counsellors maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in the fields of individual and family therapy, and participates in regular supervision. Confidentiality is strictly maintained in all cases.

Program name (alternate):  NARSF Programs Ltd.

Address / Contact Info

NARSF Programs Ltd. Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)
202 - 190 Wallace Street Downtown Nanaimo, BCV9R 5B1
Mailing address:
201 - 170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1
Administrative Office

Phone Numbers

SAIP : (250) 754-2773 ext 216
NARSF Programs Ltd : (250) 754-2773
Fax : (250) 754-1605

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm


Service Details

Geographic areas served: Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo
Program fee notes: Free service funded by Ministry for Children and Family Development
Referral protocol: self
Referral criteria: Children and youth under the age of 19 who have disclosed sexual abuse or sexual exploitation that may have been reported to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and/or the RCMP, and/or have sexual behavior problems and are under the age of 12.
How to apply: Call (250) 754-2773 ext 216
Wait list (weeks): 4
Age ranges served: child 0-12, youth 13-19
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 21 Mar 2018.