We are a community based support group following the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) program developed by the Morris Center (ascasupport.org) in San Francisco which has been running with much success since 1993 throughout the US and Internationally.
We give one another emotional support and an opportunity for expression of feelings, thoughts, memories, hopes, insights, and education on the subject of child abuse .... for our healing and recovery.
We are a peer support group and not a therapy or counseling group. Support groups can be therapeutic without being therapy by the very nature of social support and empowerment through unification and information. Sharing and self-disclosure among participants can lead to the by-product of emotional insight, change and growth.
"The purpose of ASCA meetings is to allow survivors to share their abuse and recovery experiences, to receive support and affirmation for their recovery efforts; to try out new, more adaptive behaviors and, in so doing, to better understand themselves and their recovery process" ... quote from ASCA's "From survivor to thriver" manual.
ASCA meetings are for adult abuse survivors only, who are not currently perpetrating abuse on others. Child abuse encompasses physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
Meetings are on alternate Sundays in Newhall (Santa Clarita) from 6:30-8:30pm.
The next meeting is October 20th, 2019 and the topic is "Maladaptive Patterns and Destructive Behaviors"
Please visit http://ascasantaclarita.org/ for more information and join our meetup group to RSVP, get location information and topic details https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Clarita-ASCA/
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