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AWM Violence & Abuse Recovery Program Program: Getting Beyond the After Effects of Violence & Abuse Session Two Part 2A Oct 29, 2013



AWM Violence & Abuse Recovery Program Agenda Session 2 - Part 2A – Oct 29, 2013


1. Start session with prayer – ask Holy Spirit to give you understanding and give you inner healing


2. Study each part of session highlighted – this program as well as the other ones focus on healing of the spirit, soul, & body


3.  Rap Up – write down any questions you may have and send them to me before the next part is sent to you on Tuesday Nov 5, 2013


4.  Homework: complete any homework for this session and return to me before next Tuesday Nov 5, 2013 


5.  Close in Prayer – just pray what you feel in your heart






                        Violence & Abuse Recovery Program

                       Lesson: Session Two – Part 2A  – Study This


Open in prayer: Father I thank You for giving these group members Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding as they study this teaching; help them to recover completely in the Name of Jesus, Amen!


Session Two’s Goal: to recognize Abuse and its Cycle

  • Review Previous Section from Oct 22nd – Part 2A – Oct 29th 
  • Premise Before Next Section – Part 2A – Oct 29th 
  • List the ways to recognize Abuse - Part 2B - Nov 5th
  • Learn & Understand the Cycles of Abuse - Part 2B-1 - Nov 5th
  • Explore how to Stop the Cycle of Abuse - Part 2C - Nov 12th
  • Establish a Personal Bill of Right - Part 2C - Nov 12th


Review Previous Session from Oct 22nd: Oct 29th


Types of Abuse:

  • Physical Abuse – obvious kinds: pushing, shoving, slapping, and punching. Less obvious kinds: abandonment, reckless driving, forcing someone off the road, refusal to get help when someone is sick or injured, or threaten with a weapon.
  • Sexual – obvious kinds: forced sexual activity of any kind, as well as jealousy and sexual accusations; unwanted touching. Victims submit because they don’t think they have a right to refuse and it is easier to give in and be left alone afterwards.
  • Psychological Abuse – greater than emotional or verbal abuse. Psychological abuse induces fear in the victim due to the fact that threats of violence in the past have been accompanied by at least one episode of physical abuse. Threats include: those against an individual or their family, forcing the individual to do degrading things, verbally attacking, or belittling and controlling an individual’s behavior.
  • Social Abuse – isolation of victim from family or friends. Unable to use phone or go anywhere alone.
  • Financial Abuse – begins with abuser taking complete control of the household finances, giving victims little or no money to cover living expenses. Then, they put all assets into their name, causing the victim to become financially dependent on them.


Cause & Effect of Abuse:

  • Anger and fear are the causes for inflicting violence and abuse.
  • Fear and intimidation are the effects of abuse.


Read Premise before you start: God always provides a way of escape (Psalm 71:2). To be empowered with information about adverse situations, is to be prepared to respond in a healthy manner that will keep you free from violence and abuse. It is important that we begin to recognize abuse and understand its cycles. No one deserves to be abused. We each have a right to live a healthy, happy, violence free life. We are empowered to do so, when we understand our personal rights and take control of our own life; therefore becoming the steersman of our future.


Scripture basis: Read Psalm 91

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.

3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.

4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.

6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.

8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.

9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,

10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.

11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.

13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.

15 When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.

16 I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”


 Click here for PDF version of Session 2 Part 2A Oct 29 2013 


In His Service,

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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