Coping with Causing a Serious Accident
A Site for Information, Support, and Healing
Who We Are
We are good people who have unintentionally harmed others, in accidents occurring on the roads, at work, at play, or around the home. Some call us CADI’s (Causing Accidental Death or Injury). Most of us feel grief, guilt, and distress about our accidents. Over time, we learn that our mistake does not have to define us.
There is no easy path to peace. Each of us must find our own way through this dark night of the soul. Although we cannot change what happened, we can control how we respond. We believe that CADI’s face three challenges:
- Coping with emotional distress;
- Wrestling with responsibility and with moral injury;
- Honoring our experience, and those we harmed, by becoming better, stronger people. In this, we find hope and growth.
In this site, we share information and resources that may be helpful to you. I encourage you to share your ideas and experience. You can write me privately here, or add your comments so that other readers can benefit from your input.
Accidental Impacts Mission & Values
Accidental Impacts started out as a modest website and over the past decade has grown to reach a worldwide audience. In 2019 we became a not-for-profit corporation in the State of California. Today, in addition to this website, we offer an array of programs and services including monthly fellowship meetings, expressive writing opportunities, peer support, and outreach. We are the only organization worldwide serving the needs of those who have unintentionally killed or seriously injured other people.
Our mission: Accidental Impacts alleviates the suffering of those who have unintentionally harmed others.
Our core values:
We treat others & ourselves with honesty & integrity.
We approach our work with compassion for ourselves & others.
We accept responsibility for our past actions & for our current healing & growth.
We recognize that healing is both psychological & spiritual.
We recognize community as a source of support for ourselves & others; we commit to building community with & among those we serve.
Accidental Impacts Programs
We offer monthly Fellowship Meetings and periodic Expressive Writing (also called Writing to Heal) sessions. These are valuable opportunities for those who have inadvertently killed or seriously injured someone to meet with others who share a similar experience, for purposes of peer support and sharing information and encouragement.
Click here for more information about our fellowship meetings
|January 17, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|February 21, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|March 21, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|April 18, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|May 16, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|June 20, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|July 18, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|August 15, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|September 19, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|October 17, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|November 21, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|
|December 19, 2021||2:00 – 3:30PM PST|