About Racheal’s Rest
Racheal’s Rest, is a 5 day restorative retreat program that is designed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of survivors. We exist to help women and children who experienced sexual abuse or acts of violence regain their balance in life.
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Our retreat addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of survivors of sexual abuse, PTSD, and domestic violence abuse.
The Story Behind
The story behind Racheal’s Rest actually began over 60 years ago. Karen McDonald struggled through an entire childhood of domestic violence and sexual abuse. After surviving years of severe abuse and working hard to recover from the psychological trauma herself, she dedicated her life to helping others who have survived sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Does Counseling Really Help?
Does sexual abuse counseling really help survivors in their recovery from sexual abuse and domestic violence? Yes, it does. However, sexual abuse is a highly complex issue with many ramifications, and counseling requires highly specialized skills and insight to optimize recovery.
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
According to the U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice, more than three million people in the United States are psychologically damaged each year as a result of sexual abuse and other acts of violence. Sexual abuse leaves a myriad of emotional scars on those who are affected.
Why Children Don't Tell
According to the United States Department of Juvenile Justice, one in every four children will experience some type of unwanted sexual touch before the age of eighteen: one in every three girls and one in every five boys. In fact, the average child molester in the United States has over 400 victims