Survivor Mentor Program
"To mentor is to touch a life forever." Anonymous
We envision a world where every survivor has a community of support.
Mentoring Program Outline
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Location: ZOOM Video Conferencing
Time: 7-8 p.m. (CST)
Our faith based mentor program is designed to serve as a bridge that connects survivors to a safe community of thrivers, as well as provide a supportive environment through education and resources to address and overcome the effects of sexual trauma. This combination will supply an understanding of the recovery process in preparation for the forty five week support program through Shelter from the Storm© - Hope for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
The eight week course is offered on demand throughout the year beginning with orientation. As registrations come in, groups form and start dates are set. Groups will meet every two weeks in order to allow participants time to read the chapter(s), answer questions from the workbook and view correlating videos.
The primary focus of the group is to develop a support system to share and work through issues related to sexual abuse. After successfully completing the program participants will be able to—
Shatter the silence surrounding their experience from sexual trauma in order to promote inner healing
Overcome the lies believed about the abuse from the offender(s), self and others
Accept freedom through forgiveness as they move forward to experience emotional, social and spiritual healing
Reach out to God and others in recognition that they are valued persons worthy of love and respect
Hush by Nicole Braddock Bromley
SOAR Workbook by Nicole Braddock Bromley
Available at the following booksellers:
Participation in the Survivor Mentor Program is not a substitute for professional treatment, participants are required to be in counseling under a licensed professional. Our groups are designed to compliment professional treatment. Sexual abuse is an incredibly traumatic and life altering experience which leaves survivors looking at life and spiritual matters through distorted lenses. It is the most personal and damaging form of betrayal that can have a huge impact on a person's mental health.
Whether your experience happened recently or years ago as a child, it's never too late to get the help and support you need. Survivors may experience the psychological and emotional effects of sexual abuse throughout their lifetimes. Counseling can be a helpful resource and a tool for healing and has been shown to alleviate symptoms related to sexual abuse. With counseling, survivors of sexual abuse are able to face their pasts and learn to move forward.
Participants are required to sign the following documents prior to joining the group—
Support Group Guidelines
Social Media Policy
As a mentee, I am responsible for seeking out opportunities and experiences to enhance my learning, communicating regularly with my mentor and reviewing my progress regularly.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou
Session 1 - Shattering the Silence
Chapter 1 A Legacy of Hush
Session 2 - Shattering the Silence
Chapter 2 The Lie that Binds
Chapter 3 Finding the Courage to Tell
Session 3 - Overcoming Lies
Chapter 4 In Search of Power
Session 4 - Overcoming Lies
Chapter 5 The Truth that Sets You Free
Chapter 6 Choose Life
Session 5 - Accepting Freedom Through Forgiveness
Chapter 7 The Cure for an Unforgiving Heart
Chapter 8 Cutting the Cord
Session 6 - Reaching Out to God
Chapter 9 All You Need
Chapter 10 The Desires of Your Heart
Session 7 - Reaching Out to Others
Chapter 11 Making a Difference
In order to evaluate course effectiveness a link will be provided to participants at the close of the course to complete an anonymous evaluation to help us in improving the mentor program.