Healing from child sexual abuse is a journey that does not have an end date. However, the healing process begins with stopping the lonely and painful cycle of secrecy. Remember, you are not alone! Survivors are everywhere.
Each year in the U.S. more than 300,000 children are sexually abused. In fact, in the U.S. alone, there are approximately 60 million survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). It’s an abuse that is indiscriminate, cutting across gender, race, culture, familial socio-economic status, religion and other diversities.
ALTSDS Church is committed to addressing child sexual abuse prevention & is part of CONNECTNYC’s Safe Faith Community Project (SFCP) designed to work with faith communities/churches to engage in education, advocacy, and organizing to eradicate child sexual abuse.
Join ALTSDS Church on Saturday, December 12, 2015 in a service to honor the value, dignity and humanity of child sexual abuse survivors.
Special Guest Speaker & CSA Educator: DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, M.S., ILERA Founder, Psychotherapist & Author of Hush Hush (http://ilera.com/hush-hush)
“There is beauty in every soul. There is value in every person. There is hope that is stronger than your pain! You are a survivor!” | Clara Hinton, Child Sexual Abuse Advocate
Learn more about ALTSDS Church here: http://www.meetup.com/Abundant-Life-Transformation-Seventh-Day-Sanctified-Church/about/
Learn more about CONNECTNYC here: http://www.connectnyc.org/
The powerful photo was taken by ShaylinJanelle photography (http://shaylinjanelle.tumblr.co