news items – trauma and dissociation, teacher and clergy abuse, abuse in the UK, ritual abuse

This week there were several news articles on teacher abuse, clergy abuse and famous public figures in the UK. Research has been published showing connections between trauma and dissociation. A child and ritual abuse conference will be in May next year.

Evaluation of the Evidence for the Trauma and Fantasy Models of Dissociation
“strong empirical support for the hypothesis that trauma causes dissociation”

Catholic officials knew of teacher’s abuse, court files indicate – John Merzbacher, sent to prison, now seeks release

Brother convicted of sex abuse a church ‘treasure’

Cyril Smith ‘sexually and physically abused young boys’

Exclusive: Eyewitness ‘saw Thatcher aide take boys to abuse’

More boys sexually abused at M’sian orphanage: NGO

Restitution for Child Victims Returns to the Supreme Court

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse May 2013 Conference – Survivors Moving Forward