*Tough Talk to Tender Hearts Groups are held at our office in Desoto, TX.
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Tough Talk to Tender Hearts© presented by “The Healing Branch”
Learn how to have a lifetime of age-appropriate conversations with your children about healthy sexuality, personal power and personal boundaries. Learn to protect them and help them to protect themselves.
*Pathways to Healing Groups are held at our office in Desoto, TX.
Facing the trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse!
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SHELTER FROM THE STORM WORK BOOK FEE IS $ 26
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Shelter from the Storm© are Christ centered support groups designed to heal the emotional wound related to sexual abuse. Groups are held semi-annually: Spring & Fall. The twelve week curriculum published in 1995 by Cynthia Kubetin-Littlefield, James Mallory, M.D. and Jacqualine C. Truitt is a clear step by step process for victims of sexual abuse to overcome the pervasive destruction that has happened to them. Many individuals have survived the trauma of sexual abuse. Most often the abuse occurred at the hands of someone in a trusted position. Sadly, the devastating effects will continue throughout every stage of the survivor’s life until it is appropriately addressed and dealt with. From a spiritual perspective, God is not the author of sexual abuse nor does He condone it in any form. God is the Creator of sex, the human anatomy and the sex drive. His plan is for sexual intimacy to be expressed in marriage between one man and one woman, whereby love, respect, and commitment defines the relationship.
Sexual abuse is a sinful, willful and selfish act committed against another person which brings destruction and devastation in the victims life. The victims perception of themselves, others, God and life in general is severely distorted. However, God desires to heal the emotional wounds related to the abuse so you may experience life with meaning and purpose as He intended. Healing, freedom and truth is available through His Son, Jesus Christ. Don’t suffer in silence any longer. Help and resources are available.
Shelter from the Storm support groups are designed for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who desire to experience deliverance and wholeness (spirit, soul & body). It will empower women to realize that they are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ rather than victims of their past.
Survivors of child sexual abuse will come to realize there is hope and healing from the past as they examine the:
*false beliefs about the abuse
*overwhelming effects of abuse on their life
*process of grieving, the pain of sexual abuse and of learning to let go of the past
*process of reclaiming trust, control, and intimacy
*road to recovery through the Word of God
*the path from victim to survivor to an over-comer through Jesus Christ
Benefits of a Support Group
* Offer caring support and encouragement
* Offer unconditional love and support
* Offer a safe and trusted place for wounded people to tell the truth
* Offer an environment to express feelings openly
* Offer freedom to identify options and make decisions
* Offer a safe place to take the time needed to recover
* Offer an opportunity to expose hurtful experiences and unmet needs without
being misunderstood or criticized
* Offer a place to experience accountability to yourself and others
* Offer an experience of the mercy and wisdom of God and the healing power of prayer
*Offer hope and healing
*.Offer community to those who have felt alone in their grief and pain.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. How many participants are in a group?
Answer: The maximum number of participants per group is eight.
Q. What age can I participate in the support group?
Answer: We facilitate two groups. Adults Group participants needs to be at least 18 years of age. Adolscent Group participants age range from 12-17 years of age. Each participant will be required to sign a pledge of confidentiality.
Q. How often will the support group meet?
Answer: Group meetings are held once a week.
Q. How long are the weekly meetings?
Answer: The groups meetings will last 1-1/2 hours.
Q. Is there a fee for participating in the support group?
Answer: No. However, there is a $26.00 one time workbook fee for the Shelter from the Storm Workbook.
Q. Can family members attend a Shelter meeting?
Answer: No, the dynamics of the family system would impact the process of the group. Participants need the freedom to express their past and present hurts in a safe environment.
Q. I was sexually abused as an adult can I participate in a Shelter group?
Answer: Yes.Adult groups are separate from the adolescent groups, the same principles for recovery from childhood sexual abuse can be applied to sexual abuse as an adult.
Q. Can I join the support group anytime during the twelve weeks?
Answer: No. Because Shelter is a 12-13 week curriculum, groups are closed and no one will be allowed to join after the groups have started. Shelter groups are held twice a year in the Spring and Fall sessions. New participants must wait until the next group session.
For more info on “Pathways to Healing” call 1-877-295-5855
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN…
Know the risks & response to Child Sexual Abuse
Why Only 1 in 10 kids will tell
How to Limit & monitor one-child one-adult interactions.
Use age-appropriate conversations to teach your child about sex and personal boundaries.
Learn how to make your child safe by protecting them from pornography, predators and bullies online.
About Prevention Workshops presented by The Healing Branch
If you have experienced abuse (verbal, mental, physical, emotional, sexual or child abuse) in your past and have overcome, we need you! If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive situation, please attend and invite them to the Healing Branch Support Groups to obtain and maintain healing and gain strength while strengthening others. That heavy burden can be lifted. Speak out and break the silence of abuse!
For more information call 1-877-295-5855