Where-ever you are in your healing process, “you need a framework of physical and emotional safety in order to progress in your recovery, because child abuse — at its core — is about being and feeling unsafe. People can change only from a position of safety. If you don’t feel safe, then you won’t progress in your recovery. You want a strong foundation upon which to build your new self, and safety is the core of that foundation.” (From ASCA* “Survivor To Thriver Workbook Introduction) [*Adult Survivors of Child Abuse]
You can find a link to this free workbook and other resources on the ASCA Meeting Resources page. Click here.
Helpful crisis phone-numbers and links
- From https://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention-helping-someone-who-is-suicidal.htm If you are thinking about suicide, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or for helpline outside US, visit Suicide.org.
- National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: http://www.naasca.org/ This organization has lots of great, free, online help for Adult Survivors of any form of Child Abuse. You can also find information about peer-support groups in your geographical area associated with this organization.
I will continue to add to this list as I find resources I recommend.
I am listing the suicide prevention lifeline again in big font for easy reading: