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South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, believe that a combination of  professional  theraphy, counselling and peer support  is the best route totake for your journey to recovery. However, with limited available resourses in Africa and that fast distance between towns, we have found these manuals to very very helpful to survivors. They are not a substitute professional theraphy but they will assist you in your healing process.

The Survivor to Thriver manual is an essential guidebook for ASCA, participants, as well as for any survivor of physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect. This 115 page manual describes the transformative journey from victim, to survivor, to thriver.

The online versions are available  from :

Thanks to the ASCA and The Morris Centre for developing and making these resources available.

Nelson Mandela

"As I walked out the door towards my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind, I would still be in prison"


People from all walks of life can be a victim of sexual abuse. It doesn’t matter your age, race or cultural background, everyone is at risk of becoming a victim. It must be known that you did not choose for this to happen to you, there is nothing specific about you that makes you more vulnerable to this abuse. Sexual abuse, like any form of abuse is a criminal offence and is never the fault of the person it happens to. It doesn’t matter whether you were drinking or drugging. It doesn’t matter what you were wearing or saying. It doesn’t matter if you knew the abuser or were having an argument. You are, Under No Circumstances responsible for being assaulted or sexually abused. The person who did this to you is the only person responsible for your sexual assault; they are the ones to blame.