Rebuilding Relationships After Sexual Abuse with Sarah Van Hook

When she gets the chance, Therapist Sarah Van Hook helps families in rebuilding relationships after the devastation of sexual abuse. How can families begin rebuilding relationships when sexual abuse implodes their lives? Apologies are a great start, according to Sarah.

Rebuilding Relationships After Sexual Abuse with Sarah Van Hook, pictured her with her mom, Debra L. Butterfield

Most of her work experience has been intervention with patients in an acute crisis. That is the moment the trauma happens. Usually at the hospital. But Sarah knows first-hand how long-term consequences of sexual abuse devastate families, too.

Open Up Communication

Open communication is a powerful tool for healing. How can a mom respond in healthy ways? What if you spent years in foster care as a kid? What if your daughter won’t reconnect with you? 

In such heartbreaking situations, is there hope? Yes! Sarah offers us some terrific insight. She is an expert who combines comfort and extensive education and experience. (To invite Sarah and her mom, Deb Butterfield, to your church to teach about rebuilding relationships, click here.)


Sarah shares a bunch more stuff, including some thoughts about how to help the other siblings in today’s interview.

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