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Incest Support Groups

Incest Survivors Anonymous, an international self-help, mutual-help recovery program for men, women, and teens that is run for and by survivors. For local meetings, look for their telephone listing in the business section of the white pages of your local telephone book

Survivors of Incest Anonymous World Service Office, Inc. a resource for survivors of child sexual abuse. Survivors of Incest Anonymous is "a self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are guided by a set of 12 Suggested Steps and 12 Traditions, along with some slogans and the Serenity Prayer. There are no dues or fees. Everything that is said here, in the group meeting or member to member, must be held in strict confidence. We do not have any professional therapist working in our group. SIA is not a replacement for therapy or any other professional service when needed. The only requirement for membership is that you are a victim of child sexual abuse, and you are not abusing any child." SIA defines incest very broadly as a sexual experience by a family member or by an extended family member that damaged the child. "Extended family" may include an aunt, uncle, in-law, step-parent, cousin, friend of the family, teacher, coach, another child, clergy or anyone that you were led to trust. The SIA Website contains a list of several types of meetings--some in person, some over the telephone, and others via the internet. For a full meeting directory see: meeting schedule information.

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