Other meetings

Our published list of worldwide ASCA book groups, virtual cafés, writing groups, etc.

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Book groups

1) Tuesdays, Monthly - 8:00pm to 9:30pm EST

Book Group (Eastern Time Zone)

Book Group


A monthly virtual open meeting discussing one particular self-help book to assist Adult Survivors of Child Abuse to become Thrivers. The purpose of the Book Group is to discuss books covering a broad array of topics related to the recovery of ASCA members, such as learning how childhood experiences shape us as adults, dealing with emotions of anger or developing more self-compassion. This will help members be informed on different subjects they are interested in but rarely have the time to delve into themselves alone.

The first book for discussion was voted on in a business meeting following one of the regular ASCA meetings (the first three Tuesdays of each month) on January 30th 2024, with the first Book Group meeting being slated for the last Tuesday of February, the 27th. Attendees chose from 5 books, with brief summaries of each discussed, with the winner being: “What Happened To You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD & Oprah Winfrey. This book (chapter by chapter) will be the foundation for the monthly discussions until the book is finished. (Note: the overall number of meetings is open-ended, and will be determined by the pace of the chapter discussions.)

ASCA support group meeting guidelines will apply to the book group, with some relaxation on the allowance of cross-talk, which we have found in past book groups enhances the empathy level among attendees. Participants must have attended at least one ASCA support group meeting.

Date & time:

4th Tuesday of each month from 8:00 - 9:30pm, EST. The first Book Group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th, 2024.


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Do participants need to go through ASCA meetings first?

Yes, participants are asked to have attended at least one ASCA Meeting before attending the Book Group Discussion.

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