February 2010 Ritual Abuse Newsletter by ra-info.org

February 2010 Ritual Abuse Newsletter
Prepared by ra-info.org in affiliation with Survivorship

2. Survivorship continues with its Webinars. If anybody would like to give one, write me at jeannie@survivorship.org

Here is the latest schedule. Complete information is at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Saturday, March 13
“Art and Activism: What the Public Sees.”

Lynn Schirmer
Saturday, April 17
“Healthy Supportive Relationships – What They Are, How to Make One.”

Kitty Downey
Saturday, May 15
“Riding off into the Sunrise.”

Celestial
(This will be a light-hearted look at coping skills in the later stages of recovery.)

Recordings of past Webinars are available without cost to Survivorship members.

3. Survivorship is giving monthly workshops at the Family Justice Center in Oakland, CA. The next one is:

Saturday March 6
“Sharing Difficult Truths”
with Mary Mary Ciofalo MFC and Dvora Gordon

4. The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation is holding its second bi-annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland on April 8 – 10. In addition, ESTD workshops are currently scheduled in Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, and the UK. Resources, links, and a members’ section are found on http://www.estd.org/

5. Deep Release Training, Counseling in Brentwood, Essex, UK offers a series of workshops on DID, extreme abuse, and related topics. More information is on their website at http://www.deeprelease.org.uk

April 19
“Extreme Reactions: Self-Harm, Suicide and Anorexia Nervosa.” with Pauline Andrew
April 19, October 13
“Early Trauma, Abuse and Neglect.”  with Pauline Andrew
April 21
“DID:  Who are the Perpetrators?” with Adah Sachs
April 30
“Toxic Churches and Spiritual Abuse.”  with Pauline Andrew
July 15
“Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).” with Pauline Andrew

5. Your survey: http://www.ra-info.org would be happy to post a survey you have designed or to help you design it. Write rahome@ra-info.org if you are interested.

6. New surveys: There is a survey on Primary Method of Self-Injury. Includes current results. http://www.palace.net/~llama/psych/injury.html
“People Against Ritual-Abuse-Torture” has a survey about extreme abuse, torture and discrimination and stigmatization. Includes current results. http://pub25.bravenet.com/vote/vote.php?usernum=2120596064&cpv=2

7. The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal. There is a new book on the nationwide sex trafficking/ritual abuse/child pedophile ring in Franklin, Nebraska, written  by investigative reporter Nick Bryant. Bryant had access to many sources of documents including FBI reports and interoffice memos, Omaha Police Department reports and internal memos, Nebraska State Patrol reports, Nebraska Department of Social Services reports, and internal Boys Town reports. http://franklinscandal.com/index.html

8. “Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: Survivor Trish Fotheringham Speaks Out.” A three-DVD set ($18.00 plus $6.50 shipping) Trish, a Canadian survivor of ritual abuse and mind control, is interviewed at length by Ellen Lacter Ph.D. Information: http://www.MoreThanAnIdea.ca/id74.html

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