PUNCTUALITY We arrive on time and remain
until the conclusion of the meeting. Latecomers wait quietly outside so that speakers who are sharing are not interrupted.
The door will open twice for late entry: just before the Presentation, about 15 minutes into the meeting, and just before
the Shares, about 30 minutes into the meeting. No one will be allowed in after this last time.
PRIVACY These meetings are exclusively for adult (over 21) survivors of childhood
abuse. We do not bring our spouses, children, friends or therapists onto the premises before, during or after a meeting.
ANONYMITY We use first names only, and do not ask each other for personal information,
family history, phone numbers or addresses. Sharing such information is each member’s individual choice.
CONFIDENTIALITY What we hear or say in our meetings is told in confidence and should not
be repeated outside.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL We ask that no one attend our meeting under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, unless the medication is prescribed by a physician.
ABUSERS ASCA meetings are not intended for survivors who are currently abusing others.
Talking about our past or present abusive behaviour is not permissible.