This video is taken from the live presentation of the Hope & Restoration After Sexual Abuseseminar presented at The Summit Church May 23 and 25, 2013.

In this segment of the seminar an attempt is made to describe the type of disruption that is experienced in the aftermath of sexual abuse. It is hoped that the listener will gain an understanding of many of the emotional and relational affects of sexual abuse. With this understanding the listener should be in a better position to utilize the material found in the next two installments of this seminar.

Listening Note: If the materials below become overwhelming for you, please feel free to stop the videos and come back to them later. It is good for you to have a voice in how much you can process at one time.

The notebook which accompanies this presentation is available here in PDF form: Hope & Restoration After Sexual Abuse Notes

Hour One:
Understanding the Disruption

Hope & Restoration After Sexual Abuse: Part 1 from Equip on Vimeo.

Additional Resources

Correction: In the seminar, several times I reference that 40% of the population has been sexually abused. The actual number should be 20%. This was brought to my attention by someone who saw the math I was mis-computing. I added 1 in 4 women (25%) to 1 in 6 men (17%) and got 42%. However by that math 158% of people would have been abused — 3 in 4 women (75%) and 5 in 6 men (83%). I apologize for this error, which was an honest mistake by an amateur statistician.