Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens at Bethesda?
Your child will attend group counseling with other children near the same age who have also experienced sexual abuse. Specially trained therapists offer a variety of interventions to help your child heal. Interventions may include reading stories, playing games, creating art, discussions, or movement activities.
Adults also have the opportunity to attend group counseling sessions to discuss and process their feelings related to the abuse.
Bethesda maintains strict confidentiality.
Q: Can a therapist come to my home (school, day care, church, etc.) to provide services?
All services are provided at Bethesda.
Q: How much will I have to pay? I don't have insurance, what will services cost me? My child has Medicaid, can she still receive services?
Services are available at no cost to families, regardless of income, government benefits received, insurance, or Medicaid eligibility.
Q: Is Bethesda a residential facility? Will my child be staying at Bethesda?
Bethesda is not a residential facility. It is a freestanding, nonprofit agency devoted solely to helping children and families heal the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.
Q: What do I do if I suspect a child has been abused?
If you suspect abuse, contact your local Child Welfare Services office, the 24-hour, Oklahoma Child Abuse Hotline, the Department of Human Services and/or your Police department. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police department first.
» See a list of additional numbers to call here