Adult Survivors
of Child Abuse

a n o n y m o u s
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a recovery program
for all survivors of
childhood abuse and
trauma who wish to
heal through applying
a new design for living
based on the 12 Steps
& 12 Traditions of AA
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous -- www.asca12step.org

ASCAA - a 12 step program - Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous

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12 Steps - program of recovery

Dozens of groups have been created that emulate the AA program of healing and recovery that was first described in the book Alcoholics Anonymous (aka: The Big Book) in the late 1930's. That's because it works.
But none have been inclusive enough to serve a membership seeking to address all the many issues and types
of childhood abuse and trauma. Ours does. No matter what type of trauma you experienced, be it through violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse or neglect (also known as maltreatment) you belong here.
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The 12 Steps of the ASCAA recovery program      
  1. We admitted we were powerless over the abuse and trauma of our youth -- that our lives had become unmanageable.


  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.


  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.


  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.


  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.


  8. Make a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.


  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.


  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.


  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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