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Individual clinical follow-up

Regardless of your gender identity or the form or circumstances of the sexual assault you experienced, you will be offered a series of weekly sessions. Our one-on-one clinical follow-up service is offered in Montréal to any person who: 

This service is free of charge, confidential and available in French or English. Someone who is close to the victim is also entitled to a few sessions. 

The caseworkers on our team have been specially trained to assist victims of sexual assault. They are all members of a professional order, such as social workers or sexologists.

An approach based on your needs

The emotional, psychological and social support we offer is based on your needs; we adapt our response to your specific situation. Through our support and exploration of your emotions, our goal is to diminish your suffering and help you on your road to recovery. 

Our professional caseworkers can also provide you with information and strategies for reclaiming your independence in the wake of the events you experienced. If you wish, we can explore ideas around social and interpersonal relationships, sexuality, the myths surrounding sexual assault victims and gender relations. Obtaining reliable information on possible reactions to trauma and its psychological consequences (anxiety, hypervigilance, dissociation, etc.) can help you manage your symptoms and regain control over your daily life. 

We will help you in your efforts to improve your quality of life and reduce the effect of the consequences of sexual violence. We can also provide you with support by accompanying you through administrative procedures, such as applying for compensation, based on your situation. 

At the MSAC, we provide you with assistance and support in a non-judgemental space while respecting your choices and decisions. We are dedicated to helping you recover your confidence and self-esteem.

We also help those who are close to you

A victim’s loved ones (family members, partner, etc.) may also benefit from a few sessions with a caseworker to learn about the impact of victimization, the victim’s reactions, the consequences of sexual violence, and the steps to be taken. They are also offered a space where they can freely explore their own emotions.

To obtain this service

To find out more about our clinical follow-up service and how to obtain it, contact the MSAC’s medico-social intervention team at urgences@cvasm.ca or 514-731-8531, ext. 47455. 

You do NOT need a Québec health insurance card or a referral to obtain this service, NOR do you have to report the assault to the police. You may choose to meet with a counsellor in person, over the telephone or by videoconference.