National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

NAASCA's 12 Traditions - these spiritual principals guide us on our mission

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NAASCA follows these
- The 12 Traditions -
NAASCA recognizes there are many paths to recovery, and many legitimate tools and services one can use on a healing journey, but we follow the basic spiritual principals below. They serve as a protection to our organization. We serve a membership seeking to address all the many issues and types of childhood abuse and trauma. No matter what you experienced as a child, including sexual assaults, violence and physical abuse, emotional / mental trauma or neglect, you belong here .. and we can help !!
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NAASCA's 12 Traditions

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  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon NAASCA unity.


  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.


  3. The only requirement for NAASCA membership is a desire to recover and heal from childhood abuse and trauma.


  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or NAASCA as a whole.


  5. Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the adult survivor of child abuse who still suffers.


  6. NAASCA groups ought never endorse, finance or lend the NAASCA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.


  7. Every NAASCA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.


  8. The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.


  9. NAASCA as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.


  10. The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has no opinion on outside issues; hence the NAASCA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.


  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.


  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

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