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WHAT IS THE REAL TRUTH MINISTRIES:
The Real Truth Ministries is a faith-based, 501 (3)(C) non-profit organization that provides trainings [for churches, pastors, youth pastors, childcare staff, ministry organizations, places of education, church staff etc.] on Biblical care for sexual assault victims. We also provide completely secular versions of our trainings with the same facts, education, and passion for fighting against sexual abuse. The Real Truth Ministries was founded by survivor and sexual assault counselor, Carlie Cleveland, and our trainings are led by certified sexual assault counselors.
Provide Biblical training for the Church, pastors, ministry organizations, members of the Christian community, secular community, and places of education on properly caring for all victims of sexual abuse with the loving arms of Jesus.
The sexual assault care trainings are led by a certified sexual assault counselor. Each training uses the Real Truth Ministries' sexual assault care training curriculum that focuses on eight different topics: an introduction to sexual assault, the Church's involvement, victims, perpetrators, sexual assault myths, rape culture, adolescent victims, and how the Church can help. The Real Truth Ministries also provides Bystander Intervention Trainings, Child Consent Trainings with coinciding parent guide, a Biblical Purity Curriculum and leader guide, and more to help educate and train your church, leaders, and community.
WHY DO WHAT WE DO:
Every 68 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in America.* In the U.S. alone, on in three women and one in four men have or will have experienced sexual violence in their lifetimes.+ These statistics are unacceptable. We are taking action to provide trainings and education to care for survivors while also teaching proactive ways to fight sexual abuse.
As followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility to defend victims and and those who experience injustice. It is our duty as believers to care for victims with the loving arms of Jesus. It is our responsibility as Christ-followers to educate ourselves, our congregations, our pastors, our ministry organizations, and our church staff members, etc. so we can be the voice for the voiceless.
* Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2019 (2020). Note: RAINN applies a 5-year rolling average to adjust for changes in the year-to-year NCVS survey data.
+Smith SG, Zhang X, Basile KC, Merrick MT, Wang J, Kresnow M, Chen J. (2018). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2015 Data Brief—Updated Release. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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