Abuse is complicated. Painful. Recovery is also complicated. And often painful. But it is possible. Our hope is that you will find something here that is helpful. Our best advice is: Take what works and leave the rest.
- Recovery from Childhood Trauma
This workshop by Juanita Ryan includes six videos (69 minutes total) plus six audio meditations (78 minutes total). An article containing the same content is available here
Most of the material in this section began with lectures presented in a class entitled "Pastoral Care and Abuse" at Fuller Theological Seminary. So. . . some of it will probably feel like the kind of stuff that might be helpful to pastors-in-training. You will notice in particular that some of the recommended reading is books or articles from theological journals. Also expect this material to feel fairly protestant and generally evangelical (or post-evangelical, semi-evangelical, quasi-evangelical) in tone — if these things are ‘triggers’ for you, I encourage you to do what you need to do to take care of yourself. You and your well-being are far more important than anything you will find on a web page. Practice good self care.
Abuse Over the Life-span
- Prenatal and Infant Abuse
- Abuse in Childhood
- Abuse in Adolescence
- Abuse in Adulthood
- Elder Abuse