Survivors of Incest Anonymous 



We Define Incest Very Broadly

     
       

for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse


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12 Steps & 12 Traditions
Pamphlet
$4.00

We in Survivors of Incest Anonymous have learned to be creative, resourceful and courageous on our own behalf. In order to do this, we have need­ed to face the challenges that our victimization has placed before us.  We each do this in different ways. The Twelve Steps have helped many of us in this process.  We have learned to live more fully, not as vic­tims, but as survivors...

Suicide Prevention
$2.50

In denial and in early recovery from sexual child abuse, the raw, often unfocused inner pain may feel unending and unendurable, and we may feel hopeless or overwhelmed by the task ahead of us in healing ourselves. These are temporary states even though they may feel unmanageable or unchangeable at the time.

Bittersweet:
For Those in Other 12 Step Programs
$2.25

Many of us have been helped to return from insanity to sanity through 12 Step programs. However, our first 12 Step program may seem to conflict with our recovery from incest. In SIA, we use the same 12 Step tools, but differently. Most 12 Step programs teach behavior modification. In SIA, we learn to nurture our inner child.
  
Characteristics of Incest Survivors
$2.00

Any sexual contact, covert or overt, between a child and a trusted individual damages the child whether these contacts included suggestive remarks, pornography, fondling, or acts of sexual aggression or torture. These contacts scar virtually all facets of victims’ lives since we are left with little or no self-esteem.


For Male Survivors
$1.30
"When I first came to Survivors of Incest Anonymous and saw I was outnumbered by women, I wanted to turn and run." This quote expresses the thoughts of many male Survivors. In time we came to realize that SIA is for all Survivors, not just women. We, too, had been children and innocent victims.






















































































“When I first came to Survivors of Incest Anonymous and saw that I was outnumbered by women, I wanted to turn and run. I felt like such a freak anyway, and then to find out that I was so badly outnumbered frightened me even more. Not only did I feel the need to justify my existence to the outside world, but I felt like an intruder with my comrades. I wanted to be accepted, and I knew that many of these women had been sexually abused by men. Maybe they’d hate me too? I didn’t want to admit just how vulnerable I felt, how fragile. I craved their unconditional acceptance.” 

“When I first came to Survivors of Incest Anonymous and saw that I was outnumbered by women, I wanted to turn and run. I felt like such a freak anyway, and then to find out that I was so badly outnumbered frightened me even more. Not only did I feel the need to justify my existence to the outside world, but I felt like an intruder with my comrades. I wanted to be accepted, and I knew that many of these women had been sexually abused by men. Maybe they’d hate me too? I didn’t want to admit just how vulnerable I felt, how fragile. I craved their unconditional acceptance.” 

“When I first came to Survivors of Incest Anonymous and saw that I was outnumbered by women, I wanted to turn and run. I felt like such a freak anyway, and then to find out that I was so badly outnumbered frightened me even more. Not only did I feel the need to justify my existence to the outside world, but I felt like an intruder with my comrades. I wanted to be accepted, and I knew that many of these women had been sexually abused by men. Maybe they’d hate me too? I didn’t want to admit just how vulnerable I felt, how fragile. I craved their unconditional acceptance.” 

“When I first came to Survivors of Incest Anonymous and saw that I was outnumbered by women, I wanted to turn and run. I felt like such a freak anyway, and then to find out that I was so badly outnumbered frightened me even more. Not only did I feel the need to justify my existence to the outside world, but I felt like an intruder with my comrades. I wanted to be accepted, and I knew that many of these women had been sexually abused by men. Maybe they’d hate me too? I didn’t want to admit just how vulnerable I felt, how fragile. I craved their unconditional acceptance.” 

“When I first came to Survivors of Incest Anonymous and saw that I was outnumbered by women, I wanted to turn and run. I felt like such a freak anyway, and then to find out that I was so badly outnumbered frightened me even more. Not only did I feel the need to justify my existence to the outside world, but I felt like an intruder with my comrades. I wanted to be accepted, and I knew that many of these women had been sexually abused by men. Maybe they’d hate me too? I didn’t want to admit just how vulnerable I felt, how fragile. I craved their unconditional acceptance.” 

Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Pamphlet
$1.25

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Some of the social maladjustments arising from incest are alcoholism, drug addiction, self-injury, prostitution, promiscuity, uncontrolled anger and sexual dysfunction. Eating or sleeping disorders, migraines, back or stomach pains are just a few of the physical consequences that we may suffer. Food, sex, alcohol and/or drugs deaden painful memories of the abuse and obscure reality temporarily...


Autobiography Guide
$1.75

Writing our life stories has helped us with identifying, owning and responding to our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, wants, needs, behaviors, hopes and dreams. It was important in discovering and accepting who we are and who we want to become.


Is SIA for You?
$1.25

SIA is for victims of childhood sexual abuse and incest who are willing to become survivors. The following questions are designed to help you decide if you were a victim of incest so that you can find help and local support, and so you can begin behaving like a survivor.

Confrontation
$3.25
In SIA, no one is told they must confront their abuser. As a part of our recovery pro­cess, we may want to confront, because our needs often change as we detach and be­come more indepen­dent.





















































































 

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