Anne Marie Miller is creating Resources for Sexual Abuse Recovery
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patrons
What I hope you'll support by pledging:  
Your pledges directly support the cost of writing Healing Together: A Guide for Helping Sexual Abuse Survivors (editing, design, any promotion, cost of buying medical journal papers when needed). It also directly helps pay for the costs of hosting all the free resources on  AnneMarieMiller.com – over 12 years of writing and discussion (about $75/month). If you pledge, you get perks like sneak peeks and exclusive chats and content.

We will also expand resources into organizational training, podcasts, and other support group or family resources as time and money allow.

Why is this important? 
With recent #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements, we are learning just how many men, women, boys, and girls have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted person, often times family members or leaders in the church.

While denominations and organizations are organizing study groups and hosting panels on sex abuse, survivors and those who love them need help now. I believe Patreon allows me a platform to deliver resources in real time, connect with a growing community of survivors...NOW.

Sexual abuse is rampant in modern society and now, sometimes many years later, sexual abuse survivors are finding the courage to share their stories. But do we know how to respond? What does trauma do? What do I say to help? Sex is such an intimate topic often wrapped in shame. When someone shares they were sexually abused, we may not know how to respond.

What is Healing Together: A Guide for Helping Sexual Abuse Survivors? Healing Together is the book I'm currently working on. Healing Together will be published on Amazon as a paperback book and available as an ebook. The difference is while it is being written, it's available to supporters chapter-by-chapter and will be shaped by your feedback. Traditionally publishing a book takes a long time–usually a year or more. Survivors (including myself) and those who love them need support NOW. We can't wait.

Healing Together addresses: 

  • What happens to the body, mind, and soul during sexual abuse?
  • How does sexual abuse trauma affect survivors in the moment of abuse and the years following it?
  • How do we personally help people through depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder?
  • What medical and counseling resources are available to address trauma?
  • What does the Bible say about abuse, justice, and hope?
  • How does abuse affect the faith journeys of people who have been abused?
  • When and how should authorities be contacted?
  • How do you talk to your children about sexual abuse?
  • What are warning signs a child has been sexually abused?
  • What resources are available to survivors and those who want to help?

In Healing Together, you will find evidence-based research, personal stories, and practical advice. Whether you are a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a church leader looking for easy-to-navigate resources to help sexual abuse survivors, you’ll find answers and hope.

Who Am I?

Childhood Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor: I was abused by a youth pastor when I was in my teens. I told the denomination about it a few years later and they determined my accusations credible. However, they didn't report it to authorities or to other churches or organizations within the church. I reported the man who abused me to authorities in April 2018 and he was arrested in July 2018. He is currently awaiting his Grand Jury indictment.

After media attention and a lot of online support, the organization that originally covered it up (by omission) promised to have a third-party investigate all past sexual misconduct claims (this has yet to happen) and the denomination is now in the beginning stages of changing how it handles sex abuse.

Author & Speaker: I'm an award-winning author of five traditionally published books. Over the last ten years, I've had the opportunity to share my story of childhood clergy sexual abuse and my healing process all over the world. However, I've put the pen down so I can go to nursing school and help people in a different way. While I do not intend to write and speak full time any longer, I do believe I need to write this book and write it now and have the experience to do so.

Nursing: I'm currently in the beginning stages of working toward my end goal of being an advance practice registered nursing license in psychiatry so that I can help children and their families heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.

Family: My husband Tim, our daughter, and I live in the DFW area.
Tiers
Every. Single. Dollar. Counts.
$1 or more per month
Almost everyone has a dollar to spare, and every dollar matters. You'll get a thank you in the Healing Together book and a monthly email form me to you that will always add value to your life. You'll also have access to patron-only benefits when goals are met.
High Five: Editor Level
$5 or more per month
You want to give a little more support and you can. Maybe you're giving a bit more because you know some people can't give $1. You'll also get a monthly email and patron-only benefits. You'll also get chapter-by-chapter updates every two weeks so you can stay on top of the resources in the book and offer feedback. With this, you'll get an editor credit in the book. As long as you stay subscribed for at least four months, you'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like on your fourth-month anniversary! AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Tenacious!
$10 or more per month
You're a fan of bad puns like "Ten...acious" ($10)...get it?  Including all the above, you will also receive access to a monthly hour-long Q&A group chat where you can ask me questions (and others!). As long as you stay subscribed for at least three months, you'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like on your three-month anniversary! AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Limited FREE BOOK Tier!
$20 or more per month
YOU GET A FREE "5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Their Kids and Sex" Book FREE on becoming a member plus all the above, you will also receive access to a monthly hour-long Q&A group chat where you can ask me questions (and others!). As long as you stay subscribed for at least three months, you'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like on your three-month anniversary! Limited to 10 people. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
25 for Life
$25 or more per month
Instead of a prison sentence like "25 to Life" we have "25 for Life." What makes this tier different is $5/month from donations to this tier will go to support the Alliance for Children, an organization that helps children and families of abuse here in the DFW area. They helped me during my investigation (the Crimes Against Children unit of the Arlington PD offices there). Including all the above, you will also receive access to a monthly Q&A chat where you can ask me questions (and others!). You'll also get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Video Chat
$50 or more per month
Including all the above, you'll be invited to a monthly hour long live video chat with me and other patrons at this level (I'll be on video answering questions in the chat). You'll also get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
One Hundred for One on One
$100 or more per month
Including all the above, you and I can talk for 30 mins one-on-one every month you subscribe via Skype or Facetime or whatever-your-platform-is. Since I can't do this very often, this tier is limited. You'll also get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Skype Conference Training
$500 or more per month
Including the monthly email/book updates, group chats, and donation to AFC, I will Skype with your organization for an hour every month (as long as you subscribe) and we will talk about resources, Q&A, training customized for you. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group! This tier is limited.


You'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like and we can work out the details if you'd like to provide paper copies of the book to your organization.

Conference Sponsor
$1,500 or more per month
Including the monthly email/book updates, group chats, AND...access to the patron-only FB Group, and donation to AFC, I will come to your organization or community and lead a half-day conference talking about sexual abuse, parent/kid communication in regard to sex and social media, and offer tons of practical take-home value for those who attend. This tier is limited and in order for me to cover the cost of transport/lodging, you'll need to be a patron for three months. (If you pledge for under three months, you'll need to cover the cost of transport/lodging.) 


You'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like and we can work out the details if you'd like to provide paper copies of the book to those who attend for free. 


*This is US/Canada only. If you're outside North America, please email me and we can work something out.

Goals
9 of 100 patrons
When the goal of 100 patrons is reached, you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car! Or, we'll celebrate by releasing one, 3 to 5-minute educational video per week for patrons only. These videos will help you talk to your kids about sex, give you practical evidence-based steps to healing from trauma, or a variety of many other helpful and actionable words of wisdom. They'll be from me and we may have a reputable guest every once in a while. 100 patrons at $1 each covers my monthly cost of doing business (web hosting and other behind-the-scenes overhead), so this is a great way to celebrate!
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What I hope you'll support by pledging:  
Your pledges directly support the cost of writing Healing Together: A Guide for Helping Sexual Abuse Survivors (editing, design, any promotion, cost of buying medical journal papers when needed). It also directly helps pay for the costs of hosting all the free resources on  AnneMarieMiller.com – over 12 years of writing and discussion (about $75/month). If you pledge, you get perks like sneak peeks and exclusive chats and content.

We will also expand resources into organizational training, podcasts, and other support group or family resources as time and money allow.

Why is this important? 
With recent #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements, we are learning just how many men, women, boys, and girls have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted person, often times family members or leaders in the church.

While denominations and organizations are organizing study groups and hosting panels on sex abuse, survivors and those who love them need help now. I believe Patreon allows me a platform to deliver resources in real time, connect with a growing community of survivors...NOW.

Sexual abuse is rampant in modern society and now, sometimes many years later, sexual abuse survivors are finding the courage to share their stories. But do we know how to respond? What does trauma do? What do I say to help? Sex is such an intimate topic often wrapped in shame. When someone shares they were sexually abused, we may not know how to respond.

What is Healing Together: A Guide for Helping Sexual Abuse Survivors? Healing Together is the book I'm currently working on. Healing Together will be published on Amazon as a paperback book and available as an ebook. The difference is while it is being written, it's available to supporters chapter-by-chapter and will be shaped by your feedback. Traditionally publishing a book takes a long time–usually a year or more. Survivors (including myself) and those who love them need support NOW. We can't wait.

Healing Together addresses: 

  • What happens to the body, mind, and soul during sexual abuse?
  • How does sexual abuse trauma affect survivors in the moment of abuse and the years following it?
  • How do we personally help people through depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder?
  • What medical and counseling resources are available to address trauma?
  • What does the Bible say about abuse, justice, and hope?
  • How does abuse affect the faith journeys of people who have been abused?
  • When and how should authorities be contacted?
  • How do you talk to your children about sexual abuse?
  • What are warning signs a child has been sexually abused?
  • What resources are available to survivors and those who want to help?

In Healing Together, you will find evidence-based research, personal stories, and practical advice. Whether you are a spouse, a family member, a friend, or a church leader looking for easy-to-navigate resources to help sexual abuse survivors, you’ll find answers and hope.

Who Am I?

Childhood Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor: I was abused by a youth pastor when I was in my teens. I told the denomination about it a few years later and they determined my accusations credible. However, they didn't report it to authorities or to other churches or organizations within the church. I reported the man who abused me to authorities in April 2018 and he was arrested in July 2018. He is currently awaiting his Grand Jury indictment.

After media attention and a lot of online support, the organization that originally covered it up (by omission) promised to have a third-party investigate all past sexual misconduct claims (this has yet to happen) and the denomination is now in the beginning stages of changing how it handles sex abuse.

Author & Speaker: I'm an award-winning author of five traditionally published books. Over the last ten years, I've had the opportunity to share my story of childhood clergy sexual abuse and my healing process all over the world. However, I've put the pen down so I can go to nursing school and help people in a different way. While I do not intend to write and speak full time any longer, I do believe I need to write this book and write it now and have the experience to do so.

Nursing: I'm currently in the beginning stages of working toward my end goal of being an advance practice registered nursing license in psychiatry so that I can help children and their families heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.

Family: My husband Tim, our daughter, and I live in the DFW area.

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Tiers
Every. Single. Dollar. Counts.
$1 or more per month
Almost everyone has a dollar to spare, and every dollar matters. You'll get a thank you in the Healing Together book and a monthly email form me to you that will always add value to your life. You'll also have access to patron-only benefits when goals are met.
High Five: Editor Level
$5 or more per month
You want to give a little more support and you can. Maybe you're giving a bit more because you know some people can't give $1. You'll also get a monthly email and patron-only benefits. You'll also get chapter-by-chapter updates every two weeks so you can stay on top of the resources in the book and offer feedback. With this, you'll get an editor credit in the book. As long as you stay subscribed for at least four months, you'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like on your fourth-month anniversary! AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Tenacious!
$10 or more per month
You're a fan of bad puns like "Ten...acious" ($10)...get it?  Including all the above, you will also receive access to a monthly hour-long Q&A group chat where you can ask me questions (and others!). As long as you stay subscribed for at least three months, you'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like on your three-month anniversary! AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Limited FREE BOOK Tier!
$20 or more per month
YOU GET A FREE "5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Their Kids and Sex" Book FREE on becoming a member plus all the above, you will also receive access to a monthly hour-long Q&A group chat where you can ask me questions (and others!). As long as you stay subscribed for at least three months, you'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like on your three-month anniversary! Limited to 10 people. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
25 for Life
$25 or more per month
Instead of a prison sentence like "25 to Life" we have "25 for Life." What makes this tier different is $5/month from donations to this tier will go to support the Alliance for Children, an organization that helps children and families of abuse here in the DFW area. They helped me during my investigation (the Crimes Against Children unit of the Arlington PD offices there). Including all the above, you will also receive access to a monthly Q&A chat where you can ask me questions (and others!). You'll also get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Video Chat
$50 or more per month
Including all the above, you'll be invited to a monthly hour long live video chat with me and other patrons at this level (I'll be on video answering questions in the chat). You'll also get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
One Hundred for One on One
$100 or more per month
Including all the above, you and I can talk for 30 mins one-on-one every month you subscribe via Skype or Facetime or whatever-your-platform-is. Since I can't do this very often, this tier is limited. You'll also get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group!
Skype Conference Training
$500 or more per month
Including the monthly email/book updates, group chats, and donation to AFC, I will Skype with your organization for an hour every month (as long as you subscribe) and we will talk about resources, Q&A, training customized for you. AND...access to the patron-only FB Group! This tier is limited.


You'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like and we can work out the details if you'd like to provide paper copies of the book to your organization.

Conference Sponsor
$1,500 or more per month
Including the monthly email/book updates, group chats, AND...access to the patron-only FB Group, and donation to AFC, I will come to your organization or community and lead a half-day conference talking about sexual abuse, parent/kid communication in regard to sex and social media, and offer tons of practical take-home value for those who attend. This tier is limited and in order for me to cover the cost of transport/lodging, you'll need to be a patron for three months. (If you pledge for under three months, you'll need to cover the cost of transport/lodging.) 


You'll get a copy of the book when it comes out in whatever format you'd like and we can work out the details if you'd like to provide paper copies of the book to those who attend for free. 


*This is US/Canada only. If you're outside North America, please email me and we can work something out.