MOCSA Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
Rating: 5 stars 2 reviews
Issues: Crime & Law
Location: 3100 Broadway Suite 400 Kansas City MO 64111 USA
MOCSA provides the full spectrum of specialized treatment to children, youth and adults. Treatment is provided for children who are victims of sexual abuse, their non-offending parents and siblings and other members of the household. Evidence-based therapies, along with play, art and sensory-based therapy, are used by licensed therapists to provide a way for children to express their thoughts and emotions. Treatment and support programs promote healing from child sexual abuse and help to break the cycle of abuse. Special programming was developed to address increasing incidents of children inappropriately acting out sexually. The causes for sexually reactive behavior are complex and require special assessment and treatment methods. Within the spectrum of treatment, MOCSA also provides services for adult survivors of child sexual abuse through individual and group counseling and the MIST (Mapping Individual Solutions for Trauma) program is a community based project reaching out to under-served populations. Programming is also provided for juvenile and court-ordered adult sex offenders.
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I am a volunteer at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, and I can tell you it is one of the best non-profit organizations out there! They have the only comprehensive sexual violence treatment program in the Kansas City Metro area with incredible therapists and inspiring education and prevention programs! I am a survivor and received therapy there as well, and I can honestly say that without the amazing staff there, I wouldn't be who I am today.
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I am a survivor of sexual violence, and received counseling services there. I have also recieved support from the 24-hour Crisis Line.
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Expand the organization to other Metropolitan areas.
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Absolutely. I was able to expand my knowledge of the punitive system of sex crimes, connect and provide support to victims and survivors with the 24-hour Crisis Line and hospital advocacy, and able to share my story through their program Speaker's Bureau in hopes of educating people in the community about sexual violence and how to prevent it.
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It made me feel fulfilled as a person, and it has inspired me to volunteer more. It has also inspired me to change my career path into wanting to become a therapist.