Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA)

San Francisco, LA.

ASCA is a national support group for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional child abuse which supports survivors through self-help programs and resources.


community-based support groups; Survivor to Thriver manual; facilitator training; list of existing support group meetings; list of additional resources

Best For

clergy and care ministries


free support meetings and online manuals

Suggested Uses

  • Support abuse survivors by starting a support group in your congregation or referring them to a local group.
  • Learn to facilitate a support group at your congregation by going through the training.

About the Contributor

Kara Faris

Kara Faris is the Center for Congregation’s director of resource grants and resource consulting, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. 

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