An international self-help support-group program.
The program is designed specifically for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse or neglect.
Introduction, background, and FAQ.
Find a group meeting, learn how to get started, take a meeting tour, and listen to an excerpt from a sample meeting.
ASCA manuals, books, handouts, and articles for survivors, group meetings, and co-facilitators.
Links to outside resources, including articles, books, and websites.
ASCA Co-facilitator Training
The next training session will be held on two Saturdays, September 9 and 16, 2023. To learn more about the ASCA meeting co-facilitator role, please see the co-facilitator training manual on the materials page. Contact us to register and to receive additional training materials. The training will be online using Zoom.
Monthly Book Group
The focus of this ASCA group is to assist adult survivors of child abuse to become thrivers through the study of particular self-help books. For details, see the Sunday 5–6:30 p.m. “Book Group” meeting in the list of online meetings.
Soul Survivors: Paperback
November 2022: The new paperback version of Soul Survivors, 2nd edition is available at Lulu Press, Inc. for $24.95—half goes to The Morris Center.
Soul Survivors: eBook
The eBook version of Soul Survivors, 2nd edition (2014) is available at Amazon, specially priced at $5.99.
May 2022: Dr. J. Patrick Gannon, who is a co-founder of ASCA, and Karen Mills—a volunteer with The Morris Center and a co-facilitator for ASCA Santa Clarita—discuss ASCA with staff from the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center, which provides healing services for survivors of interpersonal violence.
April 2021: Clinical and performance psychologist Dr. J. Patrick Gannon and Bo Smith present ASCA, a self-help program, to Haruv USA, which is an international training institute in the field of child maltreatment.