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On the Safe to Hope podcast we host one "story teller" per season. Anonymous story tellers share over three episodes. In between each episode, an "expert" contributor will interact with the story and help our audience better understand how to help someone in a similar situation.

SCHEDULE

RESTORIED with Melissa Affolter

EPISODE 1 
"RESTORIED" WITH MELISSA AFFOLTER

November 22, 2022

Melissa and I dive into the specifics of story telling, how and when, including the value of a group for journeying through our story together. Melissa is the facilitator and developer of Restoried, support groups which are designed from a Christ-centered theological framework and clinically informed perspective. Melissa's desire in creating the Restoried Groups is to honor the participant’s dignity as embodied souls in need of a whole-person care.

EPISODE 2
"RESTORIED" WITH MELISSA AFFOLTER

December 6, 2022

This is the second of a three part series when Melissa and I dive into the specifics of story telling, how and when, including the value of a group for journeying through our story together.

EPISODE 3 "RESTORIED" WITH MELISSA AFFOLTER

December 20, 2022

Melissa joins us today in this final episode to help further our understanding of "story."

Story 

EPISODE 1 
STORY
Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse

January 3, 2023

In recent years, there has been increased media coverage of spiritual leaders accused of sexual misconduct. More and more, survivors are speaking about their experiences, which helps us understand just how traumatic it is for the victim. Today we will be hearing from "Tamra," our first story teller, about the devastating circumstances of adult clergy sexual abuse.

EPISODE 2
DR. HEATHER EVANS
expert contributor

January 17, 2023

This is the second part of the Story series when I talk with an expert contributor who will help us better understand the victim and circumstances of adult clergy sexual abuse. Today, our guest is Dr. Heather Evans.

EPISODE 3
STORY
Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse

February 7, 2023

Episode 3 is the continuation of Tamra's story, her experience of adult clergy sexual abuse.

EPISODE 4
DR. DAVID POOLER
expert contributer

February 21, 2023

Dr. David Pooler, professor of the Diana Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University joins us today on Episode 4. Dr. Pooler is an expert in clergy perpetrated sexual abuse of adults and is considered a "hero" in the survivor community.

EPISODE 5
STORY
Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse

March 7, 2023

Episode 5 is the conclusion of Tamra's story, her experience of adult clergy sexual abuse.

EPISODE 6
DR. NATE BROOKS

expert contributor

March 21, 2023

Dr. Nate Brooks, certified Global Trauma Recovery Institute counselor, and professor of counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary joins us today to help us learn more about the pastoral response and care for those who suffer from adult clergy sexual abuse.