ARISE! International

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)

Format: Open

Cost: Free - Registration required -Donations are Appreciated

Course Description

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.

Course Objectives

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

Required Resources

  1. Hush by Nicole Braddock Bromley

  2. SOAR Workbook by Nicole Braddock Bromley

Available at the following booksellers:


Barnes & Noble

Professional Counseling

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.

Mandatory Documents

Participants are required to sign the following documents prior to joining the group—

  • Course Syllabus

  • Support Group Guidelines

  • Confidentiality Agreement

  • 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

Course Outline


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

Course Evaluation

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.