Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Time

Dial in information: 712-775-7085

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Agenda

Open with Serenity Prayer

Guests introduce themselves

Charlie created a new Slack for public discussion for Literature: #lit_open_discussion

The Literature Committee quarterly meetings for 2019 are as follows:

Saturday, 5 January at noon ET
Saturday, 6 April at noon ET
Saturday, 6 July at noon ET
Saturday, 5 October at noon ET


NOTE: The Literature Committee also has a new conference call number:

Dial in number: +1 (605) 472-5624
Access code: 292308#

A list of international dial in numbers is at the end of this report.


There are two main literature development subcommittees:

  1. Little Big Red Book (LBRB). Led by Charlie H. This project is a condensed version of the BRB for newcomers. The subcommittee meets on the first Saturday of each month from 1-2:30 Eastern Time. Writers will submit drafts of their chapters in November 2018. We plan to have a draft available for fellowship visibility in Spring of 2019.
  2. Loving Parent Workbook (LPWB). Led by Bonnie M. This working group is closed, and are currently finalizing their outline.
  3. Sponsorship Led by Barb N. ABC delegates have asked for a literature review of Sponsorship. This is going to be a R&D effort to determine what has been learned over the past 35 years about the special co-sponsorship relationship model of the ACA Fellow Traveler, and how literature can be modified to clarify these roles.

The goals of the Sponsorship group are:

  1. To explore issues related to the mentoring and sponsorship of recovering adult children
  2. To deliver a report and action plan to WSO Board and ABC by 15 March 2018, and for posting on website
  3. To work with WSO Committees – Literature, Membership and Public Service, and other interested volunteers to turn the report’s findings into a reality.

The next Sponsorship group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, 3 November at 1:00 ET.

Dial in number: +1 (605) 472-5624
Access code: 292308#

  1. Addressing Predatory Behavior (APB). Led by Josh W. Slack channel is #addr_predbehav_forum. The group is soliciting first-person accounts as well as Group and Intergroup experience, strength, and hope in dealing with Predatory Behavior in the fellowship. These will inform the committee’s work in developing literature and tools for the fellowship. The group plans to issue a special ComLinenewsletter devoted to identifying and dealing with Predatory Behavior issues in the fellowship.

The next APB meeting is scheduled for Thursday 18 October from 8:30-10:00 PM ET.

Dial in number: +1 (605) 472-5624
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  1. ComLine quarterly newsletter. Led by Mardi M and Robin R. The most recent ComLine was issued on 1 October, concurrent with The Traveler e-newsletter, which is on the first day of each month. Mardi and Robin will be working with the Josh, the Chair of the APB group to issue a special ComLine devoted to aspects of Predatory Behavior.

The APB group will request submissions via The Travelere-newsletter for shares in the special APB issue of the ComLine, to be published in 2019. The group intends to address immediate short-term needs, including those that involve compromising individual/group safety and sponsorship.

The group will develop a timetable and a process, and envision that this will lead to meeting level literature updates.

  1. New Policy Guide for Translator Groups. Led by Majbrit M. The goal of this new policy is to coordinate translations and to simplify publishing. One example is that of coordinating the efforts of French translation groups in France and in Canada, and to ensure that translations are clear to global audiences.

Development of an ACA Bill of Rights was discussed. Several versions exist that are not WSO-approved literature. Is there a value to having this? What should be included? What would be superfluous?

Literature Development Policy. Language needs to be updated to be more reader-friendly, and to clarify requirements. Charlie H. will circulate the Literature Development Policy on the open Slack channel for discussion.

David McB introduced the potential need for a Therapists trifold that uses proper terminology relating to Adverse Childhood Experiences of Adult Children, and includes the ACA model of PTSD, childhood trauma, and the 12-step recovery process.

Close with ACA Serenity Prayer

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INTERNATIONAL DIAL IN NUMBERS
FOR LITERATURE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Below is a list of local in-country dial-in numbers from around the world.
The access code for all numbers is 292308#

Afghanistan……………….. +93 72 9890508
Albania……………………… +355 4 4541723
Algeria……………………… +213 98 221 0509
Argentina………………….. +54 115219-0362
Australia……………………. +61 2 61949930
Austria……………………… +43 12650553
Bahrain…………………….. +973 65009168
Belgium…………………….. +32 2 792 0270
Brazil………………………… +55 173042-1802
Bulgaria…………………….. +359 2 4952670
Cambodia………………….. +855 96 6967930
Chile………………………… +56 2 32109970
Colombia…………………… +57 42040708
Costa Rica…………………. +506 40010250
Croatia……………………… +385 1 7757271
Cyprus……………………… +357 77788741
Czech……………………….. +420 225 989145
Denmark…………………… +45 93 75 4150
DominicanRepublic…….. +1829-239-8019
Estonia……………………… +372 6346170
Finland……………………… +358 931587216
France………………………. +33 7 55 51 1828
Georgia…………………….. +995 706 777592
Germany…………………… +49 22198203452
Greece……………………… +30 21 03002709
Guatemala………………… +502 24581461
Hungary……………………. +36 1 3237110
Iceland……………………… +354 6329700
India………………………… +91 172 5199258
Ireland……………………… +353 1 9079734
Israel………………………… +97255-966-1131
Italy…………………………. +39 051 0920304
Japan……………………….. +813-5050-5117
Kenya………………………. +254 207653312
Kosovo……………………… +383 38 413970
Latvia……………………….. +371 67 660664
Lithuania…………………… +370 5 2080624
Luxembourg………………. +352 20 30 1664
Malawi……………………… +265 212 342002
Malaysia……………………. +60 11-11460091
Malta……………………….. +356 20310014
Mexico……………………… +52 899 2747432
Monaco……………………. +377 93 10 8206
Netherlands………………. +31 97 05 5001815
NewZealand……………… +64 9-2807950
Nigeria……………………… +234 1 2278508
Norway…………………….. +47 52 90 0678
Panama…………………….. +507833-6994
Poland……………………… +48 22 263 9736
Portugal……………………. +351 21 1143172
Romania……………………. +40 31 7807071
Russian Federation……… +7 812383-96-34
Serbia………………………. +381 677892813
Singapore………………….. +65 31389200
Slovakia…………………….. +421 2/333 25221
Slovenia……………………. +386 3 828 0611
SouthAfrica………………. +27 87 8250910
Spain………………………… +34 872 50 3171
SriLanka…………………… +94115 896985
Sweden……………………. +46 8 420 02030
Switzerland……………….. +41 44 513 3038
Tanzania……………………. +255 41 1201052
Turkey……………………… +90 212 988 1791
Ukraine…………………….. +380 89 3240659
United Arab Emirates….. +971 600521250
United Kingdom…………. +44 330 9981320
United States…………….. +1605-472-5624