The Twelve Traditions of SIA
- Our common welfare should come first; personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity.
- 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.
- 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.
- Groups should be autonomous except in matters affecting SIA as a whole.
- Each group has but one primary purpose: to carry its message to the sexual abuse victim who still suffers.
- An SIA group ought never to endorse, finance, or lend the SIA name to any outside enterprise lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary objective.
- Every SIA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous Twelve Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous groups, as such, ought never be organized, but they may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues, hence the SIA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.
- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.