UNchained

Sexual Abuse Recovery Program
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED

UNchained – breaking the bonds of sexual abuse…

STATISTIC

It is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18.

DEFINITION:

Child sexual abuse is any sexual act between an adult and a minor or between two minors when one exerts power over the other.

Child sexual abuse includes forcing, coercing or persuading a child to engage in any type of sexual act. This includes sexual contact as well as non-contact acts such as exhibitionism, exposure to pornography, voyeurism and communicating in a sexual manner by phone or internet.

The trauma of childhood sexual abuse continually haunts those who have suffered from it. The shame, anger, confusion, and pain overwhelm survivors as they suffer, often silently. They need to know they can find hope and healing. They need to know they are not alone in their pain.

The focus of UNchained is to guide men and women on their healing journey from the effects of childhood sexual abuse and trauma in a support group atmosphere. Support groups meet each Spring and Fall for 13 weeks. Our multifaceted program utilizes several studies in order to guide participants through their abuse recovery and on to learning how to become emotionally, relationally, spiritually and sexually healthy.

While participating in the support group, it is recommended that each participant be meeting with a counselor on an individual basis.

For more information and/or to register: e-mail UNchained or call Julie at 612-281-1323

Testimonial:
A year and a half ago I started on a crazy journey in a program called unchained. I remember being terrified to go to this class. I remember sitting through the very first class and barely saying a word. I left that night and I was so mad at myself because I did not even say a word…and I told that to someone and they said “but you went and I did not think you were going to make it there” but I did and I kept going back and I finished that class and then I did that class again. I just finished another class in the program called changes that heal. I look back to a year and a half ago and I look to today and I am so thankful that I kept on going. I have grown. I have healed. I am not that same terrified person. I used to be afraid of my past and all of the pain that is there but I am not afraid anymore. A lot of it hurts still but I am ready to face that and I am ready to keep on healing. I will not stay frozen in fear. I will not allow the pain and fear to keep me from the future. I now see that there is more. So much more. I am so blessed. I have a God who loves me and who has so much more for me than that pain. I serve a God who can take that pain and hurt and abuse and trauma and turn it into something new. Yeah I am still very much in process…and I suppose we all are always in process…and it is a hard process but it is a wonderful
process. I am not the same person I was a year and a half ago. I am done with the classes…but excited to see what God has for me next.”

-H – UNchained Group Member, December 2015