What we’re about
A peer support group for those of us who have experienced trauma as children and we want to help ourselves and be a support for others as we heal the child within us so we can lead the healthy, happy, full lives we were intended to lead.
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Hyper-vigilance, anxiety, and a loss of a sense of self are a few of the survival mechanisms of childhood trauma that adults carry today. Until we start to look at our lives through new eyes and new awareness, we CAN'T see the impact of what happened to us as children.
Since COVID we have been meeting on Zoom rather than in person and we continue to evaluate monthly for when we might be able to return safely to in person meetings.
ASCA - Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
First and Third Tuesday of the Month
Our support group meetings follow the format provided by ASCA - Adult Survivors of Child Abuse created by the Morris Center. The format is a 21 step psychological based program. This is not a spiritual based 12 step program. You do not need to be doing the steps to participate. You just have to have a desire to heal.
If you are interested in starting a group in a location more convenient to you, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a peer to peer support group; we are not professional therapists. If you need professional help, or if you find yourself thinking of harming yourself or someone else please contact one of the following:
Dial 2-1-1 for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer free crisis counseling along and information/ referral to over 3,500 community resources. You can also go to their website at www.211atyourfingertips.org.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)