news items: Reality TV – Mama June’s history of dating sex offenders, When the Mind Splits – Dissociative identity disorder, Teal Swan’s story of Satanic Ritual abuse, FAMU Hazing Death, Jehovah’s Witnesses

This week there were many news articles on trauma. These include: When the Mind Splits on Dissociative identity disorder,  Teal Swan’s story of Satanic Ritual abuse, Reality TV – Mama June’s history of dating sex offenders, junk science, the Penn St. board votes down new look at 2012 report, the Ex-FAMU band member was convicted in hazing death, the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church to pay $13.5M for alleged child abuse and the UK child abuse inquiry. 

When the Mind Splits
Dissociative identity disorder affects millions of people, most of whom are former child abuse victims.
Research has increasingly demonstrated that DID is a trauma-based disorder that typically emerges among people who have experienced childhood sexual or physical abuse. Dissociation occurs when people mentally detach themselves from their surroundings, a common coping mechanism for a child victim of abuse. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/when-the-mind-splits/Content?oid=4109440&showFullText=true   http://goo.gl/S5bPf9

When The Mind Splits: Processing Dissociative Identity Disorder Through Art
DID most often develops as a highly complex coping mechanism in the face of intense abuse and trauma, meaning a child mentally detaches from his or her surroundings, and eventually develops distinct, dissociated parts (or personalities) that exist to withstand the abuse. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/CultureSpyBlog/archives/2014/10/29/when-the-mind-splits-processing-dissociative-identity-disorder-through-art http://goo.gl/VmtQZ2

When the Mind Splits
from East Bay Express
Elyse Winter-Volkova has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, but instead of hiding it, she openly talks about her condition online, with the people in her life, and as a guest lecturer in college psychology classes. She hopes to raise awareness and advocate for greater acceptance of people with mental illnesses. http://vimeo.com/110367678

Dissociative identity disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD) is defined in the DSM-IV-TR as the presence of two or more personality states or distinct identities that repeatedly take control of one’s behavior. The patient has an inability to recall personal information. The extent of this lack of recall is too great to be explained by normal forgetfulness. The disorder cannot be due to the direct physical effects of a general medical condition or substance. http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Dissociative_Identity_Disorder http://goo.gl/HdPL1

Teal Swan’s story of Satanic Ritual abuse
The topic of Satanic Ritual has long been taboo. One former Idaho woman says she was a victim of Satanic Ritual abuse while growing up in Eastern Idaho. http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/Teal-Swans-story-of-Satanic-Ritual-abuse-PART-ONE-281032042.html http://goo.gl/YSDy8R

Teals interview with FOX/ABC in Boise, Idaho discussing the prevalence of Satanic Ritual Abuse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1CxV_nISyE&list=UU1KIUp4PNCyIwCPTq1hYzWQ
http://goo.gl/RI0eV0

Does reality TV have a pedophile problem?
”Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Mama June hanging out with a convicted child molester http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/10/27/does-reality-tv-have-pedophile-problem/   http://goo.gl/DSg80H

Mama June’s history of dating sex offenders: Father of Honey Boo Boo’s sister Chubbs served time for sexually exploiting a child over the internet
Child molester Mark McDaniel isn’t the first sex offender that June Shannon has dated
The father of Jessica ‘Chubbs’ Shannon served over two years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a child over the internet in 2005
Michael Anthony Ford, 37, remains on the sex offender registry and is currently behind bars on a separate charge of child abandonment
McDaniel has reportedly got back together with Mama June and has been photographed with her and her daughter, nine-year-old Honey Boo Boo http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2811945/Mama-June-s-history-dating-sex-offenders-Father-Honey-Boo-Boo-s-sister-Chubbs-served-time-sexually-exploiting-child-internet.html    http://goo.gl/majjFA

Mama June’s Molester Former Boyfriend Threatened To Kill Daughter Anna If She Spoke Up About Sex Abuse
Former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon’s child molester then-boyfriend sexually abused her daughter, Anna Cardwell, for at least six months when she was just 8 years old. http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/10/mama-june-child-molester-threatened-to-kill-daughter/ http://goo.gl/Wz2dPg

Anna Marie Cardwell: ‘I Would Feel Hurt’ If Mama June Is Dating My Molester http://www.people.com/article/honey-boo-boo-anna-cardwell-hurt-mama-june-dating-child-molester http://goo.gl/7Wkhu0

Junk Science
I do not respond to personal attacks; smearing the messenger is a tactic that speaks for itself….  who dismisses virtually all medical evidence of sexual abuse: “It is now known that anal and genital inflammations and lacerations in young children, once believed to be clear signs of sexual abuse, also occur frequently in kids who were not abused.” There is no scientific basis for the claim that genital lacerations occur frequently in non-abused children. http://blogs.brown.edu/rcheit/2014/10/28/cathy-youngs-junk-science/ http://goo.gl/JnxiCZ
Evidence in the Keller Case http://blogs.brown.edu/rcheit/2014/07/10/keller/

Penn St. board votes down new look at 2012 report
Penn State’s trustees on Tuesday voted against taking a fresh look at the 2012 university-commissioned report into how the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal was handled, disappointing many who have criticized the report as deeply flawed and unfairly damaging to the institution. http://www.knoe.com/story/27055471/penn-st-board-votes-down-new-look-at-2012-report   http://goo.gl/p3b6oz

11 held as child abuse gang smashed
A suspected child sex abuse gang has been smashed by police officers as part of a crackdown on exploitation of young girls. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2810890/11-held-child-abuse-gang-smashed.html http://goo.gl/YqmnIU

Philippine shelter for street kids hit with allegations of abuse
Homeless children say they prefer sleeping rough to beatings at the ‘rescue’ center
Many homeless children choose to stay on the streets of Manila rather than in government shelters, where rights groups say detainees are subject to abuse and maltreatment http://www.ucanews.com/news/philippine-shelter-for-street-kids-hit-with-allegations-of-abuse/72262 http://goo.gl/nzjwT6

Witnesses: FAMU hazing suspect led ritual on bus
Florida A&M band member being tried on hazing charges in the death of a drum major was the ring leader
http://www.galvestondailynews.com/news_ap/nation/article_5fbd999a-ab4e-56e5-a8c6-09006367ee01.html     http://goo.gl/OaEHCb

Ex-FAMU band member convicted in hazing death
former Florida A&M University band member of manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major who prosecutors say was brutally beaten during a hazing ritual aboard a bus. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ex-band-famu-member-convicted-in-robert-champion-hazing-death/ http://goo.gl/iOgYCN

Jehovah’s Witnesses Church to pay $13.5M for alleged child abuse
Jose Lopez was awarded a $13.5 million judgment Wednesday from the head of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church for alleged sexual abuse He is one of eight children who have accused Campos of sexually abusing them between 1982 and 1995 according to his lawsuit http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/11/01/jehovahs-witnesses-church-ordered-to-pay-13-5m-for-alleged-child-abuse/  http://goo.gl/Q6gYeK

Child abuse survivors tell Theresa May: inquiry must have full force of law
Victims call for Fiona Woolf’s successor to be given statutory powers over witnesses and evidence http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/01/child-abuse-theresa-may-inquiry-fiona-woolf    http://goo.gl/dGevBN

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