Perhaps you have not been able to locate an existing group with a convenient meeting time and/or location, or a support group's energy and style are a mismatch for your own. Whatever the case, you do not have to be a professional therapist to start an ASCA SM support group.
From Survivor to Thriver – Scott' Story
As with any task, starting an ASCA group is a step-by-step process. Survivors who have started successful groups experience many accomplishments to celebrate in this rewarding endeavor.
From Survivor to Thriver – Catherine's Story
As with any task, starting an ASCA group is a step-by-step process. Survivors who have started successful groups experience many accomplishments to celebrate in this rewarding endeavor.
ASCA Forum For Group Starters
Starting a new ASCA group presents interesting challenges. This section of the ASCA forum is a place to share ideas and ask others for advice.
ASCA SM Group Models
Community-based groups are formed by individuals who are survivors of child abuse. During each meeting, two co-facilitators follow a script which has been carefully designed to ensure a safe sharing environment.

Provider-based groups are usually formed by mental health providers or organizations. These meetings may or may not be co-facilitated by survivors of child abuse.

Starting a Community-Based ASCA SM Group
The ASCA SM program has been employed successfully for over a decade by survivors who have started groups in cities located throughout the world.

All of the materials you will need are available for download, free of charge, on this site's Meeting Resources page. In addtion, The Morris Center offers free training to group facilitators and hosts a facilitator listserve to put you in touch with other group leaders.
The Meeting Resources page on this site contains a Meeting Tour PowerPoint presentation. This file was designed to provide an introduction and overview of an ASCA group meeting.
Please don't hesitate to email The Morris Center if you have any questions or require more information.




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