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Open Agenda Discussions  
No new posts An Open Agenda Discussion
This discussion has an open agenda. This means that shares may relate to any aspect of our childhood abuse histories, the Stages and Steps, or any of the issues or challenges we are confronting in our recovery.
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Discussions of the 21 Steps  
No new posts Stage 1 - Remembering (Steps 1-7)
In Stage One recovery, your main task will be to acknowledge one of the reasons your life may be unsatisfying or even harmful to you--your childhood abuse. The work here focuses on remembering the details of what happened and how you felt as a child.
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No new posts Stage 2 - Mourning (Steps 8-14)
In Stage Two recovery, the focus shifts from the details of your past abuse to the impact of the abuse on your adult life. This stage represents the intermediate point in your recovery, in which healing and change occur in tandem, each reinforcing and complementing the other. As in the fourth step of Alcoholics Anonymous, the cornerstone of Stage Two is taking an honest inventory of your current life problems and then dedicating yourself to changing the behaviors that are making your life unsatisfactory. For adult survivors, this means going beyond awareness of your self-sabotage and taking direct action to deal with it. Stage Two also requires you to delve deeper into your psyche to fac
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No new posts Stage 3 - Healing (Steps 15-21)
Stage Three can be a very exciting time as you increasingly experience the fruits of your labors and become comfortable taking control of your life. In this stage you will revisit the issue of resolving your experience of abuse by deciding whether to confront your parents/abusers. From this decision and subsequent contact, if any, with your family you will gain a revised and deeper understanding of how and why you were abused. Having this new understanding and making it part of your life will help you to heal many of your wounds to a degree that you might not have ever thought possible. As you proceed with developing new expressions of your individuality, mere survival will not be enough for you. You aspire to thrive. You may find yourself moving through this stage with optimism and anticipation. You are beginning the steps that integrate your history, your feelings, the adaptations that you have made, and the life that you want to build.
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Topic Discussions  
No new posts Validating Our Memories
Some of us may have crystal clear memories of being physical, sexually or emotionally abused or neglected during our childhood and/or teenage years. Others may have only a vague sense of being abused and may question whether they were abused at all. Recalling, articulating and questioning our recollections of past abuse is all part of the validation process.
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4 433 Mon May 05, 2014 9:20 pm
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No new posts Telling Our Story
Perhaps the single most powerful aspect concerning our recovery process, especially during Stage One recovery, is the telling of our story. Our "story" usually includes 1) the circumstances surrounding our abuse, 2) the factual details of the various incidents of abuse, (physical, sexual and/or emotional), 3) the experiences of family and elders responding and/or not responding to the abuse, 4) the effects of the abuse throughout the years, and 5) our struggles and successes with recovery.
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Starting a new ASCA group presents interesting challenges. This forum is a place to share ideas and ask others for advice.
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No new posts Friends and Family of Survivors
This forum is meant for people who may be a friend or family member of someone who has been abused.
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32 126 Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:15 pm
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In this forum you can find or list professional research studies on the subject of child abuse. The Morris Center does endorse any of these studies or the researchers administering them. We recommend before you participate in any study that you gauge your comfort with the researcher and with sharing the information requested of you. University studies must gain approval from the university's Institutional Review Board (IRB). The review board reviews the study for safety and other research standards. We recommend that you ask the researcher to show evidence of the approval by his or her review board.
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Creative Expression  
No new posts Poetry
Poetry can serve as a powerful device for healing. In this forum you can post the poetry that has helped you in your healing journey. If you'd like to submit your poem for possible appearance in our newsletter, please send a copy to ascanewseditor@gmail.com.
   
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No new posts Short-stores, Novels, and Art
Creative expression can serve as a powerful device for healing. In this forum you can post your short-stories or tell us where to find the novels or art that have helped your healing. If you'd like to submit your writing or artwork for possible appearance in our newsletter, please send a copy to ascanewseditor@gmail.com.
   
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