Survivors of Incest Anonymous
Coming Home Phone Line
for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Call  1.712.432.8808     
Access code 742247#

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12 Traditions of SIA

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, as this one may express her/himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

3. The only requirement for membership is that you be a victim of childhood sexual abuse, that you desire to recover from it, and that you have not abused any child as an adult.

4. Groups should be autonomous except in matters affecting another group or SIA as a whole.

5. Each SIA group has but one primary purpose: to carry its message to the incest survivor 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 and 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.