ABC’s Ministries

c/o Madison Church of the Nazarene

503 Lanier Dr.

Madison, TN 37115

615-810-8212

 

PRESS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ABC’s Ministries Announces New Book Now Available

 

TO:  All Media Outlets

 

FROM:  Milton J. Orgeron, and Pamela K. Orgeron, M.A., Ed.S., BCCC, ACLC, Author

   General Partners, ABC’s Ministries

 

RE: We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! (ABC’s Ministries, 2016) Now Available

 

Date:  September 11, 2016

 

            We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! Personal Stories of Sexual Abuse Survivors with Information about Sexual Abuse Prevention, Effects, and Recovery! is now available in softbound, hardback, and e-book formats. The book may be purchased at bookstores upon request; on the Web at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com, and directly from the author.  In We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! Ms. Orgeron, a Board Certified Christian Counselor, a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, and a survivor of past sexual abuse, uses both her educational and life experiences to compile a book will be helpful to others struggling with sexual abuse issues and that will help in the prevention of sexual abuse in today’s world.

The theme of preventing sexual abuse in We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! undergirds the themes of Abolishing apathetic attitudes; Building Biblical behavior patterns; and, Choosing Christ-like character, which are depicted throughout the contents of The New ABC's of Life for Children and Adults released April 1. For example, to promote the prevention of sexual abuse in We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! in the chapter “Prevention, the Best Medicine” Ms. Orgeron combines Christian principles with scientific research to explain why a “bathroom bill” requiring individuals to use the bathroom of the sex recorded on his or her birth certificate should be adopted nationwide. She believes this issue has nothing to do about equal rights and everything to do with protecting our children from the pedophiles who will no doubt take advantage of a law to the contrary by dressing in women’s attire to gain easy access to children by using women’s bath and locker rooms.

Ms. Orgeron divided We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! into six sections. In Section One, survivors of sexual abuse share their stories of overcoming past sexual abuse to become healthy, productive citizens in today’s society. In Section Two she suggests information to help prevent sexual abuse. The responses and effects of sexual abuse are highlighted in Section Three. Section Four offers information on the recovery process, including the role of parents, teachers, health care workers, and the church in helping an individual recovering from sexual abuse.

With incest too often swept under the rug in families and with the depth of the brokenness resulting from this atrocity, Ms. Orgeron felt she would be amiss to not include Section Five, “Incest: Sexual Sin in the Family”. She hopes that by including this section incest victims will find hope and encouragement to no longer bury these “family secrets” in the closet but have the courage to accept what is and find healing through Jesus Christ, our Lord,

Though We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! focuses more on offering help for victims of sexual abuse Ms. Orgeron believes information about perpetrators and how to help them also needs to be addressed. She does this through “Section Six: For and about Perpetrators”.

Eugene (Gene) H. Benedict MA LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from San Antonio, Texas and certified in supervision, also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors wrote the preface to We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too!  Benedict wrote, "'We Survived' is probably the best resource I have seen on the subject and is a "must read" for mental health professionals and those on pastoral staffs. Anyone who provides help to others would find this book helpful. The voices of the victims themselves give authenticity and will help the reader better understand sexual abuse. For any victims, survivors and/or offenders of sexual abuse, I recommend they read this book to aid them in the healing process."

A native of Ashland, KY, Ms. Orgeron graduated from Fairview High School (Westwood, KY), from Ashland Community College with an associate degree, from Marshall University (Huntington, WV) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism-public relations, and is certified with the Institute of Children’s Literature, West Redding, CT. She has both an M.A. (2003) and an Education Specialist (Ed.S., 2009) degree in Adult and Higher Education, Counseling Specialization from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. She also has an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling from Light University, Forest, VA. Additionally, Ms. Orgeron has worked for Boyd County Public Library and King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY and for Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University, Harris Publishing, and Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, TN.

Please contact ABC’s Ministries with any questions or for additional information about We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! The Orgerons may be reached by telephone at 615-810-8212 or through email at abcsministries@yahoo.com.

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