12 Traditions of SIA
(For an in-depth exploration of the 12 Traditions, contact SIA for the booklet entitled "The 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions" -- click on "Online Store" tab. Or you can purchase and download the pamphlet. Click on "Online Store," then "Download Pamphlets. )
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal progress for the greatest number depends on SIA unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one authority, a loving Higher Power one is expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for membership is that you are a victim of childhood sexual abuse and you desire to recover from it.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting another group or SlA as a whole.
5. Each SIA group has but one primary purpose: to carry its message to the survivor of childhood sexual abuse who still suffers.
6. Our SIA group ought never to endorse, finance or lend the SIA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim.
7. SIA strives to be fully self-supporting and will not accept contributions that compromise SIA’s autonomy or mission.
8. SIA work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. SIA, as such, ought never be organized, but may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Survivors of Incest Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence, the SIA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than
promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films and television.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.