Steps to Sexual Health is a 10 week individual program which facilitates restoration and a new perspective for individuals dealing with sexual misuse, trauma, or abuse.
Sexual abuse happens to 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men. Sexual abuse involves unwanted or coerced sexual involvement. Sexual trauma is an unwanted, unasked for, and/or an age-inappropriate sexual encounter.
Sexual abuse and trauma causes physical, emotion, and spiritual pain. Pain demands medication. Some destructive behaviors that are commonly used to “medicate” the pain of abuse are:
- overeating or not eating
- suicidal attempts
- sexual addiction
The only healthy way to deal with the pain is to acknowledge it and work through the pain and grief … When the pain is gone there is no need for medication.
Some myths of perpetrators:
- They did it without thinking
- They only did it to me
- I somehow asked for it
- My perpetrator had pain
- The person was drunk or high
It’s important for you to know that it was not your fault. The perpetrator made the choice to act out; you can stop blaming yourself. It was not your fault but only you can take responsibility for healing and moving forward.
We provide accurate information on all options. We do not provide abortion referrals.