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The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

May 8, 2019

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

Survivorship, an organization for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture, had a conference last weekend in Long Beach, California.

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference was at the Courtyard Marriott in Long Beach California this year. Their regular conference for ritual abuse survivors and their helpers was on Saturday and Sunday May 4 – 5, 2019. Their Clinician’s Conference was opened to practitioners on Friday May 3, 2019. The conference was an excellent conference again this year, with many strong presentations.

At the Friday Clinician’s conference, there were presentations from Dr. Alison Miller, Dr. Randall Noblitt and Eileen Aveni, LMSW. LCSW. All three presenters are highly credentialed and well educated in their topics.

Dr. Alison Miller had a presentation about “Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Yourself and Your Clients Think Through the Issues.” She discussed how sophisticated organized abuser groups use torture to deliberately split a child’s mind into different parts, train all parts to obey, and indoctrinate and train each part to do a specific job assigned by the abusers. Different techniques are used to deceive and control the children and prevent them from remembering or speaking out about their abuse, even in adulthood, so that the abusers can continue perpetrating this abuse without being caught. Abusers’ power over victims depends on their victims believing their lies, and that power can be diminished when victims see through the lies told to their young parts. It is important for therapists to use critical thinking to discern the deceptions, and to help their mind-controlled clients do the same.

Dr. Randall Noblitt discussed: “The Use of Music and other Auditory Stimuli in Psychological Therapy with Extreme Abuse Survivors.” He discussed how extreme abuse (EA) survivors often listen to music for enjoyment, relaxation, and emotion regulation. Some music and other auditory stimuli also have the capacity to trigger a variety of responses including states of adaptive containment, being shut down, identity switching, abreactive responses, trance, automatisms, and flashbacks. The presentation will discuss some of the uses for music and other sounds in therapy with survivors in the context of the ISSTD’s three stage treatment model for dissociative identity disorder.

Eileen Aveni discussed “The Complexities of Identifying Ritual Abuse and Mind Control in Your Client.” She talked about how the recognition of ritual abuse and mind control in survivors is complex, as they often present with clues that are not obvious to a clinician unfamiliar with this more complex and severe type of trauma. Her presentation provided an overview of the clinical features and clues that ritual abuse and mind control may be present in the background of a client and an introduction to government and cult mind control programming.

At the Saturday and Sunday conference, speakers included Neil Brick, Dr. Randall Noblitt, Eileen Aveni and Dr. Alison Miller.

Neil Brick discussed “A Survivor’s View of Recovery from Ritual Abuse.” He talked about how recovery from ritual abuse can take many years. He talked about how recovery may include working through memories, building functionality and developing more effective ways of interacting and integrating emotions. Every individual has different experiences that lead them through the recovery path. He discussed his long journey healing from severe abuse. This included ways he learned more about himself, ways he learned to develop healthier interactions with others and ways he helped others along the recovery path.

Dr. Noblitt discussed “Talking About Triggers Without Being Triggering.” His presentation was an interactive discussion about triggering phenomena, with the intent of avoiding causing triggered responses in one another. He discussed how such a conversation is possible when we do not use triggers explicitly, when we use synonyms, euphemisms, or other roughly equivalent stimuli that communicate without provoking a response. Triggers can include gestures, words, music, sounds, pictures, colors, etc. Many triggers are not provocative unless they are repeated or paired with other triggers.

Survivorship made an excellent promotional video for their conference:
Survivorship Conference May 2019 – Promotional Video https://youtu.be/e-BgRG1a300

Survivorship provides a variety of educational resources for survivors, their helpers and the general public about child abuse, ritual abuse and mind control topics.

Some of their resources are listed at:
Ritual Abuse Evidence https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-evidence/

PowerPoints from The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

May 8, 2019

PowerPoints from The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

None of the material on this page, on linked pages or at the conference is meant as therapy, or to take the place of therapy. Please use caution, these may be triggering.

Deception by Organized Abuser Groups Helping Yourself and Your Clients Think Through the Issues by Alison Miller

Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Your Front People and Your Insiders Recognize the Lies and Tricks Which Keep You Enslaved by Dr. Alison Miller

The Use of Music and other Auditory Stimuli in Psychological Therapy with Extreme Abuse Survivors by Randy Noblitt

A Survivor’s View of Recovery from Ritual Abuse by Neil Brick

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The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

February 6, 2019

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 4 – 5, 2019
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 3, 2019

Where:
Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Airport
Long Beach, California

https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=235304

https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2019-conference/

Survivorship, an organization for survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and torture, will be having a conference from May 3 – 5, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott in Long Beach, California. The purpose of the conference is to help survivors of ritual abuse and their allies. The conference is for survivors, co-survivors, supporters and helping professionals.

At their clinician’s conference on Friday May 3, 2019, Dr. Alison Miller will present on the topic of Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Yourself and Your Clients Think Through the Issues. She will discuss how abusers’ power over victims depends on their victims believing their lies, and that power can be diminished when victims see through the lies. She will discuss how it is important for therapists to use critical thinking to discern the deceptions, and to help their clients do the same.

Alison Miller, Ph.D. is a retired clinical psychologist who practised in Victoria, B.C., Canada and worked with survivors of organized abuse, including ritual abuse and mind control from 1990 to 2017. She is the author of Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists), Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse (for survivors), and co-author with survivor Wendy Hoffman of From the Trenches: A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse.

Dr. Randall Noblitt will also present at the clinician’s conference. His topic is The Use of Music and other Auditory Stimuli in Psychological Therapy with Extreme Abuse Survivors. Extreme abuse (EA) survivors often listen to music for enjoyment, relaxation, and emotion regulation. Some music and other auditory stimuli also have the capacity to trigger a variety of responses. Although clinicians who work with survivors often hear about, or observe these phenomena, there is little discussion of them in the clinical literature. This presentation will discuss some of the uses for music and other sounds in therapy with survivors.

Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Survivorship will have several speakers at the regular weekend conference on Saturday and Sunday May 4 – 5, 2019.

Dr. Alison Miller will present on Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Your Front People and Your Insiders Recognize the Lies and Tricks Which Keep You Enslaved. If you are a survivor of abuse by a mind-controlling abuser group, you have parts who have been trained to obey abusers because they believe lies your abusers told you. If you learn to recognize when your emotions and behavior are influenced by these deceptions, and to discover the ways in which you were deceived, you can increase your freedom from the abuser group.

Dr. Randall Noblitt will present on Talking About Triggers Without Being Triggering. This presentation is an interactive discussion about triggering phenomena, with the intent of avoiding causing triggered responses in one another. Being able to discuss triggers without being triggering (or triggered) is one way that survivors can develop their own sense of empowerment.

Joseph Lumbasi will present on Barriers encountered by RA Survivors when accessing Support in Offline Spaces (Services). As a support organisation for RA survivors in the UK, Izzy’s Promise has been continuously carrying out research with its service users to identify barriers encountered and how best to overcome such barriers. Since 2002 when Izzy’s Promise was set up, they have commissioned a variety of research projects with abuse support organisations and ritual abuse (RA) survivors to identify how best to improve support services. His intention is to analyse results from research endeavours to present to delegates at the conference and publish the findings into a journal article.

Joseph Lumbasi is a dual citizen of Kenya and Britain, educated up to postgraduate level. A graduate of Sociology, Geography, Health Research, Child and Adult Protection and currently a PhD student at the University of Dundee School of Education and Social Work. He has worked in different sectors of the economy, as a media researcher specialising on issues surrounding cultural abuse and violation of human rights e.g. female genital mutilation, trafficking of children and women locally and internationally by use of ritual oaths for purposes of prostitution and other inhuman issues. Joseph is presently the Manager of Izzy’s Promise and a PhD Student at the University of Dundee. He co-authored a journal article (Lumbasi, J., & Barron, I. (2016). Male Survivor Perceptions of Seeking Support: Hermeneutic Analysis of a Cluster Case Study. International Journal of Social Work, 3(1), 91.

Neil Brick will present on A Survivor’s View of Recovery from Ritual Abuse. Recovery from ritual abuse can take many years. Every individual has different experiences that lead them through the recovery path. Neil Brick will discuss his long journey healing from severe abuse. This will include ways he has learned more about himself, ways he has learned to develop healthier interactions with others and ways he has helped others along the recovery path.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 23 years. http://neilbrick.com

 

West Coast and East Coast Ritual Abuse Conferences – Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Long Beach, CA – SMART Conference August 2018 – Windsor Locks, CT

April 4, 2018

Dear Friends,

We would like to announce two excellent conferences on the West and East Coasts of the United States.

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018

Where:
Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport – Long Beach, CA

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.

We now have continuing education credit hours available for our Friday conference.

Regular Conference Speakers – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will explain how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. This workshop will assign all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and will work to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims. Participants will be provided with a list of statements by the speaker and participants in the clinicians conference proclaiming the innocence of victims coerced to harm others under torture. Note: Survivors should carefully consider beforehand whether to attend this workshop as the material is extremely painful.

Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse and mind control, has published on this subject, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website: https://endritualabuse.org/. She has also written: A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow (2015).

Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

How to Decrease In-Fighting and Increase Respect for the Gifts of All Internal Parts
Presenter: Eileen Aveni
Understanding one’s internal system is critical to helping every internal part work together for true safety and healing. Often internal parts are at odds with each other (such as higher level alters, reporter alters, persecutor/protector alters, and other internal alters) because they are used to ‘doing their jobs” and following orders. But they are really allies in the system and can be helped to learn better and more effective ways to keep everyone in the system safe and help heal the system. The focus will be on how to communicate with parts who might seem particularly difficult to work with, learn to recognize their true gifts to the internal system, how to develop a community of mutual respect, and eventually lead the system to safety and wholeness.

Eileen Aveni, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD specializes in working with dissociative identity disorder with a focus on ritualized abuse and mind control. For almost 30 years she has worked alongside other major treatment specialists teaching and training clinicians and community groups on the major issues of these survivors and how to help and support them. She created and led an 8-year long-term therapy for DID/RA/MC survivors, and helped create and run a safe-house for RA/MC survivors for several years. She regularly presents and consults nationally and internationally. She was the 2016 Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group, a division of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Survivorship, a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018
We now have continuing education credit hours available for our Friday conference.

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will educate therapists about the methods of torture that predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture, and how to work with survivors and their self-states to overcome the consequent moral injury, including specific things to say that the speaker has found can make a difference and developing more of these together with participants in this workshop.

Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID
Presenter: Cynthia Henrie, MFT
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden, informed by the work of Ron Kurtz (1990) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolf 1987) and enriched by the contributions from the fields of attachment, neuroscience, and dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. By using bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy, rather than the events or the “story,” we attend to how the body is processing information, and its interface with emotions and cognitive meaning-making. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder. When used mindfully, Sensorimotor Skills can aid in building a sense of safety and “belonging” within one’s own body. It can help inform both the client and clinician of different alter experiences in their own physical space, and is a useful approach that aids in resolving traumatic experiences, decreasing dissociation and grieving developmental wounding in an individual’s life experience. This is an introduction to the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and some of the ways it can be useful in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and survivors.

Cynthia Henrie, MFT, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Feminist Therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Ms. Henrie is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Therapy Network, a network of private practice therapists whose mission is to help women through feminist empowerment, trauma survivors, persons with Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBTQIA issues, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking/slavery and torture. Ms. Henrie graduated from Antioch University with her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Adolescence & Feminist Therapy. She is trained in the treatment of trauma and dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a Level II EMDR Practitioner and has completed two years of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which focuses on the treatment of trauma and developmental attachment problems. She is also Sandplay Practitioner. Ms. Henrie is the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dissociative Disorder Study Group, along with Randy Noblitt, PhD which is held at Alliant University.

https://survivorship.org
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

August 18 – 19, 2018 – Windsor Locks, CT

Internet conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
E-mail for more information: smartnews@aol.com

Special Early Registration Deals:
Before May 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $150
Before June 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $175.

Conference Speakers

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors. (Skype Presentation)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Presenter: Jillian Jackson
CPT Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is short-term, specific 12 session therapeutic intervention to help adults address specific life events associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was originally designed to assist victims of rape and it has been widely used within the Veterans Administration to assist combat veterans address PTSD. Clinicians are now using this evidence-based practice to help individuals who struggle with a continuum of traumas. CPT is a derivate of the more widely known Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Research demonstrates that CPT is effective in reducing the symptoms associated with PTSD. In this workshop, participants will learn the history of CPT, determine who is an appropriate candidate for the intervention, and how CPT is administered. The workshop will also highlight the research supporting this intervention and discuss it’s outcomes.

Radikal Healing
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Radikal Healing is a holistic therapeutic approach for the healing of trauma. This workshop will provide a primer introduction to various modalities that are available and also highlight why it is vital for a process of healing and transformation to be tailored to each individual’s needs and experience.

Be Here Now
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Manjot Singh Khalsa is the creator of a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation curriculum, “Be Here Now: Yoga, Meditation & Mantra for Trauma Survivors.” In today’s experiential workshop, participants will have the opportunity to stretch, breathe, strengthen and rest in a safe space. No previous yoga experience necessary. Participants will choose to sit in a chair or on the floor during this workshop.

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Special Low Prices Continued until February 21, 2018

February 6, 2018

Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Special Low Prices Continued until February 21, 2018

Dear Friends,

We have decided to extended our special conference prices for those that register before February 21, 2018 to allow more people to participate in our conference.
  
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018

Where:
Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport
3841 N. Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.

Regular Conference Speakers – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will explain how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. This workshop will assign all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and will work to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims. Participants will be provided with a list of statements by the speaker and participants in the clinicians conference proclaiming the innocence of victims coerced to harm others under torture. Note: Survivors should carefully consider beforehand whether to attend this workshop as the material is extremely painful.

Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse and mind control, has published on this subject, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website: https://endritualabuse.org/. She has also written: A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow (2015).

Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years
Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will educate therapists about the methods of torture that predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture, and how to work with survivors and their self-states to overcome the consequent moral injury, including specific things to say that the speaker has found can make a difference and developing more of these together with participants in this workshop.

Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID
Presenter: Cynthia Henrie, MFT
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden, informed by the work of Ron Kurtz (1990) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolf 1987) and enriched by the contributions from the fields of attachment, neuroscience, and dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. By using bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy, rather than the events or the “story,” we attend to how the body is processing information, and its interface with emotions and cognitive meaning-making. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder. When used mindfully, Sensorimotor Skills can aid in building a sense of safety and “belonging” within one’s own body. It can help inform both the client and clinician of different alter experiences in their own physical space, and is a useful approach that aids in resolving traumatic experiences, decreasing dissociation and grieving developmental wounding in an individual’s life experience. This is an introduction to the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and some of the ways it can be useful in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and survivors.

Cynthia Henrie, MFT, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Feminist Therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Ms. Henrie is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Therapy Network, a network of private practice therapists whose mission is to help women through feminist empowerment, trauma survivors, persons with Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBTQIA issues, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking/slavery and torture. Ms. Henrie graduated from Antioch University with her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Adolescence & Feminist Therapy. She is trained in the treatment of trauma and dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a Level II EMDR Practitioner and has completed two years of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which focuses on the treatment of trauma and developmental attachment problems. She is also Sandplay Practitioner. Ms. Henrie is the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dissociative Disorder Study Group, along with Randy Noblitt, PhD which is held at Alliant University.

https://survivorship.org
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

Sincerely,

The Survivorship Conference Committee
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference

Survivorship
881 Alma Real Drive Ste 311
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference – May 2017

March 1, 2017

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference – May 19 – 21

Dear Friends,
We are presently accepting registrations for our annual conference on May 19 – 21, 2017 at the Executive Inn & Suite – Oakland, CA Please register as soon as possible to be sure you are able to attend. Information about the conference is at:   https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/
There will be a clinician’s conference on Friday, May 19, 2017 for licensed clinicians and students in the field.

Alison Miller
will be presenting a full day presentation at this conference. Her topic is: Working with Deliberately Structured Personality Systems. CEUs will be available at this presentation.
Speakers at our May 20 – 21 general conference will include: 

Wendy Hoffman, Dr. Alison Miller, Neil Brick.

Hotel reservations include complementary parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast and free shuttles to and from the Oakland airport. We will be offering free lunches to all attendees.

We expect this year to be another excellent conference.  More information is at the conference website:  https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Questions about the conference can be sent to:  conference2017@survivorship.org
   

Sincerely,

Survivorship

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2017 Conference

December 16, 2016

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2017 Conference

On May 19 – 21, 2017 Survivorship will have a conference at the Executive Inn & Suite – 1755 Embaracadero – Oakland, CA 94606.

There will be a clinician’s conference on Friday, May 19, 2017 for licensed clinicians and students in the field. Alison Miller will be presenting a full day presentation at this conference.

Working with Deliberately Structured Personality Systems
Many therapists working with dissociative disorders have encountered clients with very complex, structured and layered personality systems created by organized perpetrator groups.  This workshop will describe the characteristics of such systems as reported by survivors: the internalized structures or “worlds” where parts believe they live, the internal leadership and hierarchies, the “jobs” assigned to parts by perpetrators, and the security precautions embedded into such personality systems. We shall look at what survivors report about the methods by which such systems are created, the childhood and ongoing indoctrination, and the training or “programming” of parts to do their “jobs.” Effective treatment involves working with the internal leadership to turn off and eventually dismantle the programming, while maintaining physical safety as much as possible.

Dr. Alison Miller has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and is a semi-retired psychologist in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She has worked with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control since 1991. She has been a fellow of the ISST-D (International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation) since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Survivorship, a member of the advisory board of the Eleos Support Network (for ritual abuse), and the 2017 Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Her books include: Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse (for survivors), and Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (for therapists). She has contributed chapters on ritual abuse and mind control to Noblitt & Noblitt’s Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century (2008), Breitenbach’s Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence: Human Beings as Merchandise (2015), Sinason & van der Merwe’s Shattered: Multiple Selves, Multiple Voices – speaking on behalf of silenced survivors (2016), and (with Heather Gingrich) Gingrich & Gingrich’s Treating Trauma in Christian Counselling (to be published in 2017).

We will have two days of survivor and professional workshops on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, 2017 with excellent prices, good food, a safe environment and the chance to work with others who are survivors.


To register for our conference, ask about co-sponsoring our conference or to get on our conference mailing list, please write conference2017@survivorship.org

More information about our conference is at: https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Speaker List for the Saturday and Sunday Regular Conference

Conference speakers will include: Dr. Alison Miller, Wendy Hoffman, Eileen Aveni and Neil Brick.

Alison Miller (please see biography above):
Confronting the Spiritual Issues in Ritual Abuse
Survivors of abuse by ritualistic organized perpetrator groups report numerous experiences designed to destroy their spiritual integrity and leave them believing that they are so evil that no one but the perpetrators will accept them. These experiences include simulation of religious figures such as God, Jesus, and Satan, and the afterlife including heaven and hell; designation of certain internal parts of the victim to be demons or have “demonic attachments,” and most chillingly, forced childhood participation in rape and murder followed by systematic shaming of the victim as “evil.” Many parts of each survivor believe the perpetrators’ lies about how evil he or she must be. These experiences raise existential questions for survivors, such as why such things happen, why there is no divine intervention, and why such groups continue to exist without being stopped. We shall look at various ways of making meaning of such experiences, and whether these ways deal effectively with the horror of spiritual abuse.

Dissociative Identity Disorder, Ritual Abuse, Michael Jackson,Trump, Clinton, Clergy Abuse, Mind Control, UK Child Abuse, Cults, Brainwashing, Hypnosis in MPD

December 16, 2016

Shattered but Unbroken: Voices of Triumph and Testimony
Editor : Amelia van der Merwe, Editor : Valerie Sinason


Shattered but Unbroken is an edited volume focusing on Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which combines the narratives of survivors of ritual abuse with academic contributions on the causes, correlates and interventions applicable to DID.

The book is divided into two distinct parts.

Part I begins with the missing memoir of Anna, a survivor of ritual abuse. Anna chose not to publish her memoir for fear of retribution from her perpetrators. The plight of Anna is interwoven between all the contributions in the book, be they life writing or academic contributions. So too are the life writings of Annalise, writing under pseudonym. Instead of using Anna’s memoir, the politics of anonymity is addressed by a range of survivors of ritual abuse, who write about their decision to use their real name in their narratives, or to use pseudonyms.

Part II of the book contains academic contributions, which deal with the causes, correlates and interventions applicable to the most common response to ritual abuse, DID. These include a range of topics, such as the history of DID, cross-cultural perspectives, DID’s saturation with shame, debates and controversies around this diagnosis, and its relationship to culture and memory, a South African qualitative study, co-morbidity and selected reflections on its treatment, among other contributions.  http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/shattered-but-unbroken-voices-of-triumph-and-testimony/37395/

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How Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Is Being Used to Defend Child Abuse and Other Crimes
http://time.com/4481073/indiana-rfra-law-child-abuse/

Michael Jackson ran the ‘most sophisticated child sexual abuse’ operation in history: suit
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/michael-jackson-ran-elaborate-child-sex-abuse-operation-suit-article-1.2790802

Court upholds sentence given to rabbi in voyeurism case
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/court-upholds-sentence-given-to-rabbi-in-voyeurism-case/article_c253339c-6cbd-521f-8c2f-d6db57650f08.html

Catholic Archbishop Wilson loses bid to have charge of concealing child abuse thrown out of court ABC Newcastle
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-14/archbishop-philip-wilson-loses-court-appeal/7932858?

New child abuse suits filed against Catholic Church in Guam 
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/01/new-child-abuse-suits-filed-against-catholic-church-in-guam.html

Iran rocked by abuse allegations against top Qur’an reciter
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/iran-abuse-allegations-quran-reciter-saeed-toosi

Sold as salvation, Sixties Scoop placed children in abusive system
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/sixties-scoop-commentary-1.3786757

Fugitive preacher Victor Barnard pleads guilty to sexual assault, will serve 30 years 
http://www.startribune.com/accused-cult-leader-stands-trial-in-pine-county/396680501/

THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD A film by Jen Senko A filmmaker examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her father, whose immersion in it radicalized him and rocked the foundation of their family. http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com/

Hillary Clinton Freed Child Rapist
Hillary Clinton’s role in a 40-year-old rape case became the focal point of a viral meme in 2016, but the claims made about it were mostly inaccurate.
http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-freed-child-rapist-laughed-about-it/

Child rape victim comes forward for the first time in 40 years to call Hillary Clinton a ‘liar’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3729466/Child-rape-victim-comes-forward-time-40-years-call-Hillary-Clinton-liar-defended-rapist-smearing-blocking-evidence-callously-laughing-knew-guilty.html

How Hillary Clinton Grappled With Bill Clinton’s Infidelity, and His Accusers
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/03/us/politics/hillary-bill-clinton-women.html

Jane Doe Who Accused Trump of Raping Her When She Was 13 Drops Her Suit http://people.com/politics/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-dismissed/

Documenting Trump’s Abuse of Women  For his 1993 book, “The Lost Tycoon,” Harry Hurt III acquired Ivana’s divorce deposition, in which she stated that Trump raped her.  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/documenting-trumps-abuse-of-women

Trump Rape Accuser to Refile Suit in New York 
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/09/22/trump-rape-accuser-to-refile-suit-in-new-york.htm

Rape Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Dismissed — for Now
The plaintiff’s attorney says the lawsuit was will be refiled with information from a new witness.
http://www.snopes.com/2016/09/19/rape-lawsuit-against-donald-trump-voluntarily-dismissed/

Former TV reporter says Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1980s  
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-tv-reporter-says-president-clinton-sexually-assaulted-her-three-times-in-the-1980s/

A look at the sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump and Bill Clinton  
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-clinton-allegations-20161019-snap-htmlstory.html

Scale of sexual abuse in UK universities likened to Savile and Catholic scandals
Stories of more than 100 women shared with Guardian expose pattern of harassment which remains largely hidden
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/07/scale-of-sexual-abuse-in-uk-universities-likened-to-savile-and-catholic-scandals

Rotherham child abuse charges: Eight guilty   http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-37682136

Three men jailed over Bristol child abuse ring
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/01/three-men-jailed-over-bristol-child-abuse-ring

Victim Says Hastert ‘A Monster’ Protected by Child Abuse Law 
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/hastert-illinois-pushes-change-child-abuse-law-42547014

Film explores Harold Evans’s work to expose the truth about thalidomide
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/film-explores-harold-evans-work-to-expose-the-truth-about-thalidomide/article24009573/

Survivorship conference presentations are at:
https://survivorship.org/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-conference-online-presentations/

Victims of sexual abuse find comfort at conference 18th annual sexual and ritual abuse conference    http://wwlp.com/2016/08/14/victims-of-sexual-abuse-find-comfort-at-conference/

‘My Scientology Movie’: Louis Theroux’s Revealing Expose On The Cult of Scientology
http://www.inquisitr.com/3563798/my-scientology-movie-louis-therouxs-revealing-expose-on-the-scientology-cult/

How Well-Meaning, Intelligent People End Up in a Cult http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/501413/life-and-death-of-a-cult/

Leader of a ‘cult-like’ yoga ashram sexually abused children and tortured them with hard labour, starvation and humiliating public nudity
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3789146/Children-sexually-abused-leader-cult-like-yoga-ashram.html

Guatemala Raids Hasidic Group Suspected of Child Abuse
http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/349876/guatema-raids-hasidic-group-suspected-of-child-abuse/

Neil Brick, Editor of S.M.A.R.T. Newsletter, Celebrates Twenty Years of Online Child and Ritual Abuse Research http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=205239

Inside China’s secret brainwashing centres: ‘People only see what the government wants them to see’ http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/inside-chinas-secret-brainwashing-centres-people-only-see-what-the-government-wants-them-to-see/news-story/ff300943426c7dc6b76d5865b911660f

Trafficking in America Task Force Mission Statement:
UNICEF estimates there are nearly two million children in the commercial sex trade
http://traffickinginamericataskforce.org/

The Real Impact of Child Abuse on Life Span
A past history of abuse and trauma can have a significant impact on a person’s well-being and longevity.
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-09-15/the-real-impact-of-child-abuse-on-life-span

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference – Presentation at the 2016 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – August 2016
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2016-conference/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference/

The Urban Legends of Those Attacking Ritual Abuse Theories and the False Logic of False Memory Proponents and Their Occultist Supporters – Presentation at the 2016 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2016-conference/the-urban-legends-of-those-attacking-ritual-abuse-theories/

Neil Brick – Radio Interview – Scientific Information about Ritual Abuse Crimes
http://www.wljaradio.net/uploads/5/1/7/1/51715193/neil_brick__online-audio-converter.com_.mp3

Judge Allows A CIA Torture Lawsuit To Move Forward For The First Time
A federal judge indicated Friday he will deny a request from two CIA-contracted psychologists to throw out a lawsuit filed on behalf of three victims of the agency’s now-defunct enhanced interrogation program.
https://www.aclu.org/feature/out-darkness

may be heavy for survivors
Lecture by D. Corydon Hammond, originally entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse” but now usually known as the “Greenbaum Speech” delivered at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality, Thursday June 25, 1992, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FUersarZuo

Dissecting Disbelief: Possible Reasons for the Denial of the Existence of Ritual Abuse in the United Kingdom Kate Richardson Researcher in Child Abuse and Exploitation, United Kingdom (2015) http://www.crimejusticejournal.com  IJCJ&SD 2015  4 (2): 77-93   ISSN 2202-8005  https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/article/viewFile/228/pdf

Books on Ritual Abuse https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/books/

White Witch in a Black Robe by Wendy Hoffman is a memoir about how secret high-level mind control is performed throughout victims’ lives and the ways heads of governments and religious organizations participate in this, as well as the healing process and how the mind becomes whole again.
http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/white-witch-in-a-black-robe-a-true-story-about-criminal-mind-control/37567/

The Enslaved Queen: A Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control by Wendy Hoffman, a survivor of mind control and ritual abuse who is also a therapist. This memoir exposes the existence and practices of organized criminal groups who abuse children, helps survivors of those abuses, and provides important information for professionals about the dissociative brain.   http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/the-enslaved-queen-a-memoir-about-electricity-and-mind-control/35443/

Healing the Unimaginable – Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control by Alison Miller is a practical, task-oriented, instructional manual designed to help therapists provide effective treatment for survivors of these most extreme forms of child abuse and mental manipulation. http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/healing-the-unimaginable-treating-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control/30026

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse by Alison Miller   In contrast to the author’s previous book, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, which was for therapists, this book is designed for survivors of these abuses. It takes the survivor systematically through understanding the abuses and how his or her symptoms may be consequences of these abuses, and gives practical advice regarding how a survivor can achieve stability and manage the life issues with which he or she may have difficulty.  http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/becoming-yourself-overcoming-mind-control-and-ritual-abuse/34803/

Forceps: Poems about the Birth of the Self by Wendy Hoffman
The search for my true past came in distinct waves. This collection of poems includes some from the long period when I knew something was drastically wrong but didn’t consciously know what that was and some from the breakthrough when I discovered my never-bloomed self. The poems cover the outskirts of my awakening, my plowing through and arrival in the middle of awareness. When dissociated memories and emotions exploded inside, eventually they filtered into a poem. The horror transmuted itself. These poems are that record.  I have regained a real, not imposed, self. http://us.karnacbooks.com/product/forceps-poems-about-the-birth-of-the-self/38047/

news items – Paterno/Sandusky, Dennis Hastert, Jared Fogle, Spanking, Ethics, Anti-Memories

May 11, 2016

Joe Paterno – Jerry Sandusky

Report: Joe Paterno told alleged Jerry Sandusky victim to forget about sex abuse
A court order claims that former Penn State football coach knew of sexual abuse allegations as early as 1976. USA TODAY Sports
A second report has surfaced that late Penn State coach Joe Paterno was informed in the 1970s of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children.
In a CNN report released Friday, a man described as a troubled young kid in 1971 said he was raped by Sandusky in a Penn State bathroom. Then, he told CNN, Paterno ignored his complaint about it.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/05/06/penn-state-jerry-sandusky-child-sex-abuse-1970s-assistant-coaches-joe-paterno/84046678/

Sandusky victim: Joe Paterno told me to drop abuse accusation
After four years of feuding over the legacy of Joe Paterno, with a few vague details about what he may have known about allegations of sexual abuse by one of his coaches, it is becoming clear there may be much more.
There are now two allegations by men who say they were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky, who also say they reported their abuse to the legendary coach in the 1970s.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/06/us/jerry-sandusky-victims-paterno-penn-state/index.html

Penn State settlements covered 1971 Sandusky abuse claim
The disclosure came as Penn State President Eric Barron decried newly revealed allegations that former football coach Joe Paterno was told in 1976 that Sandusky had sexually abused a child and that two assistant coaches witnessed either inappropriate or sexual contact in the late 1980s. Paterno, who died in 2012, had said the first time he had received a complaint against Sandusky was in 2001.
The university has paid out more than $90 million to settle more than 30 civil claims involving Sandusky, now 72 and serving a lengthy prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 10 children. But few details have been provided on the payouts by either the school or lawyers for those who said they were Sandusky’s victims even before the period covered by the criminal investigation.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/05/08/penn-state-settlements-jerry-sandusky-joe-paterno/84125254/

Wife of football coach Jerry Sandusky appears at sex abuse appeal hearing to support her pedophile husband despite the fact that he molested their adopted son
Jerry Sandusky appeared in a Bellefonte, Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday at an appeals hearing
The convicted pedophile is attempting to prove he was wrongly convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of the convicted pedophile, turned up to support him despite the fact that he sexually abused their adopted son
She has disowned their adopted son Matthew, now 36, who detailed the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of Sandusky
Sandusky is serving a serving a 30- to 60-year sentence at Greene State prison for the abuse of 10 boys
He claims the proceedings violated his constitutional rights, prosecutors engaged in misconduct and his attorneys were ineffective during his trial

Sandusky, 71, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, some on campus. He has maintained his innocence, acknowledging he showered with boys but saying he didn’t abuse them….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3568919/Sandusky-court-molestation-case-appeal-hearing.html

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Judge sentences ‘serial child molester’ Hastert to 15 months
Former House speaker Dennis Hastert, who less than a decade ago stood second in line to the presidency, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Wednesday for a bank fraud case linked to allegations he sexually abused teen boys more than 30 years ago.
Federal Judge Thomas Durkin called Hastert, 74, a “serial child molester” and rejected a prosecutor’s recommendation of six months in prison on a banking charge that carries a maximum five-year sentence. The court also fined Hastert $250,000 and sentenced him to two years of supervised release after leaving prison. Hastert must register as a sex offender.
“Nothing is more disturbing than having ‘serial child molester’ and ‘Speaker of the House’ in the same sentence,” Durkin said.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/27/ex-speaker-dennis-hastert-faces-sentencing-chicago/83584440/

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert abused 4 boys, prosecutors say
By Faith Karimi, CNN  Sun Apr 10, 2016
The revelation comes days before his April 27 sentencing in a financial violation case. He pleaded guilty last year to structuring money transactions to evade reporting where he took massive amounts of funds he was withdrawing.
Investigators said the transactions involved $3.5 million he paid in hush money to one of his accusers.
Prosecutors listed four boys Hastert allegedly abused at a high school in Yorkville, Illinois.
An additional one — a fifth student — died years later, according to the document.
Accuser allegedly paid off
The accusations came to light after investigators found out he was paying an ex-student to stay quiet about sexual abuse allegations, prosecutors allege.
The student was among four others who told investigators he abused them, including one who was 14 at the time, the documents allege.
The allegations date to the 1960s and 1970s, according to the prosecutors’ court filing.
Hastert will not face sexual abuse charges because the statutes of limitation have expired….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/09/politics/dennis-hastert-sexual-abuse-allegations/index.html

Jared Fogle

Docs: Jared Fogle texts show pursuit of young victims
By Crimesider Staff CBS News April 19, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Text messages sent between prostitutes and Jared Fogle are the focal point of documents filed Monday in response to the former Subway pitchman’s appeal of his 15-and-a-half-year prison sentence.
Jared Fogle reveals how he lured minors in secret recordings
Fogle’s attorneys have argued that the sentence handed down in November 2015 was too harsh. Prosecutors sought a 12 1/2-year sentence, while Fogle’s attorneys asked for five years. Fogle claims he was punished, in part, for what amounted to “fantasies.” But the government said in its Monday filing that Fogle’s explanation is inaccurate.
“Fogle’s ‘fantasies’ were grounded in reality, in that he fantasized about and sought actively to repeat what he had already done, i.e., pay minors for sex,” prosecutors wrote.
The government cited text messages it said proves that Fogle developed relationships with adult escorts “and offered them finder’s fees to provide him with access to minors.”
“I’ll pay you big for a 14- or 15-year-old,” he texted one escort.
In another conversation, he asked for “young girls or boys” and said he’d pay at least $400 if they could prove their age….
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/documents-jared-fogle-texts-show-pursuit-of-young-victims/

Turkey child abuse: Scandal shocks Karaman
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36071773

Turkish teacher given 508-year sentence for child abuse 
for abusing 10 children in homes allegedly run by the Ensar and KAIMDER charitable foundations in the conservative southern city of Karaman in 2012-15.
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Turkish-teacher-given-508-year-sentence-for-child-abuse-451867

Olympic speedskater Bridie Farrell joins push to pass N.Y. child abuse law
BY Glenn Blain NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU Monday, April 25, 2016
ALBANY — The effort to pass legislation that would allow sexually abused children to bring lawsuits as adults will get a personal assist next week from Olympic speedskater Bridie Farrell.
Farrell, who has accused Olympian speedskater Andy Gabel of molesting her when she was just 15, will take part in a press conference and roundtable discussion in Albany on May 3 to build support for the Child Victims Act….
Markey’s bill would eliminate the civil and criminal statutes of limitations in New York for child sex abuse. And it would create a one-year window for victims who have been time-barred in the past to file criminal charges or civil claims….
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/olympic-speedskater-joins-push-pass-n-y-child-abuse-law-article-1.2614138

Harm from Spanking

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research
The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160425143106.htm

Risks of Harm from Spanking Confirmed by Analysis of Five Decades of Research  April 25, 2016
http://news.utexas.edu/2016/04/25/risks-of-harm-from-spanking-confirmed-by-researchers

Spanking and Child Outcomes: Old Controversies and New Meta-Analyses.
Gershoff, Elizabeth T.; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew
Journal of Family Psychology, Apr 7, 2016  Meta-analyses focused specifically on spanking were conducted on a total of 111 unique effect sizes representing 160,927 children. Thirteen of 17 mean effect sizes were significantly different from zero and all indicated a link between spanking and increased risk for detrimental child outcomes. Effect sizes did not substantially differ between spanking and physical abuse or by study design characteristics.
http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/fam0000191

Germany Expresses Regret Over Failure to Stop Child Abuse at Nazi Nurse’s Commune
Germany’s foreign ministry acknowledged Tuesday that its diplomats “looked away” and failed to prevent child abuse at a commune founded by a Nazi pedophile in Chile.
Paul Schaefer — a Nazi nurse who became a preacher — set up the secretive Colonia Dignidad commune in Chile after fleeing Germany for South America in 1961.
He died in a Chilean prison in 2010 at the age of 89 while serving a 20-year sentence for child abuse, arms possession and human-rights violations.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/germany-expresses-regret-over-failure-stop-child-abuse-nazi-nurse-n563381

Editorial   Ethical standards, truths, and lies
This is an editorial about recent social and professional ethical developments that may signal attempts to arrive at truth about critical aspects of trauma after decades of lies and cover-ups. The first development came with the release of the Hoffman Report an investigation of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) complicity in abusive, traumatizing interrogations of political detainees, with one particular reference of note to this discussion. Another development was the publication of The Witch-Hunt Narrative by Ross Cheit (2014), which challenges widely held misconceptions about victims of child abuse and their credibility perpetuated since the preschool child abuse trials of the 1980s.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15299732.2016.1114357

Article PDF
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15299732.2016.1114357

“Anti-memories”

Scientists find evidence of ‘anti-memories’, and it could change our understanding of neuroscience
Unmasking the process that silences dormant memories
http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-found-evidence-of-anti-memories-and-it-could-change-our-understanding-of-neuroscience

Unmasking Latent Inhibitory Connections in Human Cortex to Reveal Dormant Cortical Memories
We show that associated stimuli exhibit fMRI repetition suppression in cortex immediately after learning.
http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273%2816%2900168-9

Unmasking latent inhibitory connections in the human cortex to reveal dormant memories
University of Oxford    https://youtu.be/spAhT_4yhZE

Sex Trafficking Business

‘Sold’ takes a look at the sex trafficking business
By G. Allen Johnson Wednesday, April 13, 2016
There are 5.5 million children — yes, children — who are victims of sex trafficking in the world today. Bay Area filmmaker Jeffrey D. Brown calls attention to the problem in “Sold,” a drama about a 13-year-old Indian girl forced into prostitution
http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Sold-takes-a-look-at-the-sex-trafficking-7246163.php

Lebanon Shocked Over Sex Trafficking of Young Syrian Women
Back in Syria, the young women were told they would get well-paid jobs at restaurants and hotels in Lebanon. But when they arrived, their belongings and mobile phones were taken away, and the women were locked up in two hotels north of Beirut and forced into prostitution.
What followed was an ordeal of beatings, torture and abuse until Lebanese security forces raided the hotels and dismantled the operation in late March.
The case, which involves 75 female victims
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lebanon-shocked-sex-trafficking-young-syrian-women-38353505

Former students call for inquiry into assault claims
Two former students of the Fessenden School in Newton on Monday demanded a federal inquiry into alleged sexual assaults by staffers there in the 1960s and 1970s, saying they believe the suspected abuse extends far beyond the 17 individuals the school says have come forward.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/05/09/former-fessenden-school-students-call-for-federal-inquiry-into-alleged-assaults-staffers-decades-ago/xiNzJcq7OhkmlYgIHLfG7K/story.html

Zambia police arrest four suspects for ritual murders that sparked riots
“All the murders which the accused have been charged with were committed in a similar manner by crushing the left side of the head, removing body parts and later dumping the deceased near their homes,” police said in a statement.
Human body parts are sometimes used in traditional remedies and concoctions in southern Africa. The practice is linked to witchcraft beliefs.
http://www.investing.com/news/world-news/zambia-police-arrest-four-suspects-for-ritual-murders-that-sparked-riots-401105

Feds May Seek Racketeering Suit for Clergy Abuse in Diocese
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/feds-seek-racketeering-suit-clergy-abuse-diocese-38118342

The vile sex abuse by UN peacekeepers is leaving the United Nations in tatters
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/the-vile-sex-abuse-by-un-peacekeepers-is-leaving-the-united-nati/

Alleged child predators caught in undercover April Fools sex sting
The undercover child sex sting caught 18 men arranging sexual encounters with children.
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/06/alleged-child-predators-caught-in-undercover-april-fools-sex-sti/21339298/

Twenty-four-year-old Mark Dobson was charged and convicted of killing his girlfriend and their friend during a satanic ritual.
http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/2016/04/06/paramedics-laud-ptsd-legislation

Dobson found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder
A judge has found Mark Dobson guilty for the satanic cult killings of two women .
The judge called the murders grotesque and found Dobson criminally responsible in both counts of first degree murder
http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/dobson-found-guilty-of-two-counts-of-first-degree-murder-1.2190347

Nine Rochdale men to be sentenced for child sex abuse
Main complainant was raped by six of the men and was groomed by several members of gang when she was 14
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/07/nine-rochdale-men-to-be-sentenced-for-child-sex-abuse

describes graphic crimes
Texas man who killed boy, drank his blood after a satanic calling, was executed
http://www.mypanhandle.com/news/texas-to-execute-12yearold-boys-killer

MKs bid to tackle ‘harmful cults’ that ensnare 20,000 Israelis.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/will-israels-first-anti-cult-legislation-harm-religious-freedom/

‘Satanic’ sergeant suspended for posting degrading slurs before Greens MP Jenny Leong harassed
Police officers were posting homophobic and sexually degrading posts on social media before a NSW Police Integrity Commission investigation homed in on the racial and sexist harassment of an MP.
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-police-sergeant-posted-homophobic-sexually-degrading-slurs-before-greens-mp-jenny-leong-was-harassed-20160415-go7kyj.html

 

Pope Francis, Pitcairn, Military Abuse, Bill Cosby, Migrant Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, Ellen Lacter, Webcam Abuse, Mormon Towns, True Detective, Ritual Abuse, Internet Trolling and Abuse

February 17, 2016

News articles on the Pope the Catholic Church and child abuse, military abuse in the CAR and to female soliders, webcam sex abuse, Bill Cosby, female genital mutilation, Mormon Towns, trolling and online abuse, Ellen Lacter, True Detective and Ritual Abuse.

Pope’s efforts to stop church child abuse appear to unravel
A member of a commission set up by Pope Francis to advise him on child abuse says the group is a “token body” exercising in “smoke and mirrors” that won’t help children stay safe from abusive priests. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/02/15/popes-efforts-stop-church-child-abuse-appear-unravel/80394122/

Vatican riven by internal battle over handling of child abuse claims http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/16/vatican-riven-by-internal-battle-over-handling-of-child-abuse-claims

Catholic bishops not obliged to report clerical child abuse, Vatican says
Vatican guide says ‘not necessarily’ bishop’s duty to report suspects to police despite Pope Francis’s vows to redress Catholic church’s legacy of child abuse
Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign over sexual abuse scandals in his Boston archdiocese, where 150 priests were accused of molesting children. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/10/catholic-bishops-not-obliged-report-clerical-child-abuse-vatican-says

EXCLUSIVE: Catholic Church settles 30 of 40 priest sex abuse lawsuits
They are among 63 people who have made abuse allegations against priests in 40 lawsuits, according to legal documents obtained by Hawaii News Now.
Some of the cases have been reported in the media, such as the 2012 lawsuit filed by Mark Pinkosh claiming two priests at St. Anthony Church in Kailua sexually abused him.
Pinkosh said when he told then-Father Joseph Ferrario that another priest had raped him, Ferrario told him to keep the incidents secret and then Ferrario raped him.  Ferrario, who is now deceased, went on to become the bishop of the Catholic Church in Hawaii. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/31095979/exclusive-catholic-church-settles-30-of-40-priest-sex-abuse-lawsuits

Catholic church pays compensation over alleged abuse at UK school
Leslie Turner was paid £17,000 compensation after claiming two members of Christian Brothers abused him at school in Sunderland in 1960s  Leslie Turner: ‘The abuse was so common it became normal’
The Catholic church continues to quietly pay out compensation to victims of alleged sex abuse at Catholic schools in Britain while refusing to accept liability. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/03/catholic-church-pays-compensation-over-alleged-abuse-at-uk-school

Pitcairn mayor charged with possessing child abuse material wants to face ‘local law’
In 2004 and 2006, seven of the island’s 12 men faced a total of 55 sex crimes, some dating back 40 years. Six were found guilty, with four sentenced to jail terms of up to five years. The crimes included rape, incest and indecent assault against girls from the age of seven. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/03/pitcairn-mayor-charged-with-possessing-child-abuse-material-wants-to-face-local-law

Webcam sex abuse ‘established reality’ in the UK http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35384504

Mental health care ‘insufficient for abused children’
Nearly all health professionals believe there are not enough mental health services for children who have suffered sexual abuse, a survey has suggested. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35413456

UN finds more cases of child abuse by European troops in CAR
Up to six more cases of alleged sexual abuse, including girl of 7 and boy of 9, by EU and French soldiers in Central African Republic, says human rights chief
The UN human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.
Banbury said there are likely to be 69 confirmed allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation in the UN’s 16 peacekeeping missions around the world, including 22 in CAR, for all of 2015. That figure is up from 51 in 2014 when there were no reported cases, he said…. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/29/un-finds-more-cases-of-child-abuse-by-european-troops-in-car

Congress moves to confront military child abuse with Talia’s Law
Citing the 29,000 cases of child abuse and neglect in the military in the past decade, Gabbard said on the House floor Tuesday that her bill creates the same protections for military children that exist for any other child. http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/family/2016/02/09/congress-moves-confront-military-child-abuse-talias-law/80089648/

Horrifying regime of violence and sexual abuse: This chilling Mail dossier exposes the vital evidence the Deepcut coroner refuses to hear
Private Kate Wilson claims she was assaulted and sexually harassed
Said she witnessed horrific abuse after joining Army as a teenage recruit
She spoke out as second inquest into death of Private Cheryl James began
Mail investigation has revealed that a ‘wider culture of sexual abuse’ within the Army may be what the Deepcut coroner should now be considering http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3439710/A-horrifying-regime-violence-sexual-abuse-chilling-Mail-dossier-exposes-vital-evidence-Deepcut-coroner-refuses-hear.html

Senate probe faults gov’t for migrant child abuse
Migrant children in the government’s care were placed in U.S. homes and left vulnerable to human trafficking due to sometimes non-existent screening by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a congressional report released Thursday.
The investigation says HHS failed to run background checks on the adults in the sponsors’ households, failed to visit sponsors’ homes and failed to realize some sponsors were accumulating multiple unrelated children, which can be a sign of human trafficking. http://www.tiftongazette.com/news/senate-probe-faults-gov-t-for-migrant-child-abuse/article_c85235c2-c5f4-11e5-a9c0-1303317c1cd2.html

Judge Won’t Stop Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial Due to Old ‘Deal’
A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that a sexual assault case against Bill Cosby can move forward after finding that a 2005 decision not to charge him with a crime doesn’t stop prosecutors from putting him on trial now. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bill-cosby-scandal/judge-won-t-stop-bill-cosby-sex-assault-trial-due-n510746

What’s going to happen at first Bill Cosby criminal hearing?
Will the criminal sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby ever go to trial?  A hint may come Tuesday in a courthouse in Montgomery County, Pa., outside Philadelphia. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2016/02/01/whats-going-happen-first-bill-cosby-criminal-hearing/79526974/

Former Prosecutor Who Declined to Charge Bill Cosby in 2005 Says he Believed Accuser Andrea Constand
Even though he declined to charge Bill Cosby when sexual assault allegations were brought to him in 2005, and despite spending much of his testimony Tuesday alleging that accuser Andrea Constand’s story had “inconsistencies,” former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. nonetheless testified he thinks Constand was telling the truth.
“I believed Ms. Constand’s account,” Castor said at a hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania. “What I think and what is provable in a courtroom are two different things. What I think is that Andrea Constand was inappropriately touched by Mr. Cosby. http://www.people.com/article/bill-cosby-former-prosecutor-says-he-believes-accuser-andrea-constand

Good news, bad news for Bill Cosby in civil suits in California
Chloe Goins, the youngest and most recent of Cosby’s five-dozen accusers, dropped her civil suit against him, according to the Associated Press, which cited federal court records showing the suit was dropped without explanation.
Meanwhile, in another civil case in Los Angeles, Cosby was ordered to sit for another grilling in a deposition for a lawsuit alleging he sexually abused accuser Judy Huth at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2016/02/02/civil-suit-against-bill-cosby-dismissed-accuser/79698200

UK: Cult Leader Sentenced to 23 Years for Abuse, Rape
A cult leader was sentenced to 23 years in prison Friday for raping and sexually assaulting his female followers and keeping his daughter imprisoned in a secretive Maoist commune in London for three decades.
Prosecutors said 75-year-old Aravindan Balakrishnan, known as “Comrade Bala,” abused and brainwashed his followers into believing he had God-like powers, ensuring they were too scared to leave the tiny radical communist group he ran in south London.
Balakrishnan was convicted in December of rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment and cruelty to a child. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uk-cult-leader-sentenced-23-years-abuse-rape-36596744

I’m a survivor of female genital cutting and I’m speaking out – as others must too
My aunt cut my genitals when I was seven years old. The culture of silence surrounding this FGM/C means laws alone won’t stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/08/victim-fgm-speaking-out-cut-genitals-culture-of-silence

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief
The U.N.’s children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday more than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered genital mutilation, far higher than previously estimated. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-rights-women-fgm-idUSKCN0VH23R

Expert Details Sloppy Police Work of Mormon Towns
The Marshal’s Office in two towns on the Arizona-Utah border failed to investigate claims of child abuse or timely complete reports, an expert witness for the Justice Department testified Thursday during a religious discrimination trial.
Colorado City, Ariz. and Hildale, Utah are largely made up of followers of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Department of Justice sued the towns in 2012, accusing them of denying non-church members access to police protection, water and electricity. The sect’s leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison for sexually assaulting 12- and 15-year-old girls, whom he called his spiritual wives. http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/02/05/expert-details-sloppy-police-work-of-mormon-towns.htm

Internet trolling: quarter of teenagers suffered online abuse last year
Survey of 13- to 18-year-olds reveals teenagers with disabilities and those from minority ethnic backgrounds are more likely to encounter cyberbullying
Four in five adolescents surveyed said they had recently seen or heard online hate.
One in four teenagers suffered hate incidents online last year, a figure described by experts as a “wake-up call” on the impact of internet trolling. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/09/internet-trolling-teenagers-online-abuse-hate-cyberbullying

Keighley abuse: Twelve men jailed for sexually exploiting girl
Twelve men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in West Yorkshire have received jail sentences of up to 20 years. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-35524340

Beyond clergy: Ex-Boy Scouts tap Minn. law to press sex abuse claims   Jim McDonough is suing the Boy Scouts of America and its North Star Council claiming he was sexually abused by his scoutmaster http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/10/ex-boy-scouts-tap-minnesota-sex-abuse-law

Former children’s TV show host is linked to child abuse case
A California judge has determined that a man recently arrested in a San Diego suburb is a fugitive wanted in a 1979 child sexual abuse investigation in Louisiana, where he was a children’s TV show host known as “Mr. Wonder.” http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-childrens-tv-show-host-child-abuse-20160211-story.html

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of suicide, new research suggests. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2016-02-11/study-links-child-abuse-neglect-to-earlier-onset-of-bipolar-disorder

Common Forms of Misinformation and Tactics of Disinformation about Psychotherapy for Trauma Originating in Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
By Ellen Lacter, Ph.D., December 18, 2012.
from http://endritualabuse.org/activism/misinfo/
This page on my website seeks to expose a number of common forms of misinformation and tactics of disinformation about psychotherapy for trauma originating in ritual abuse and mind control. Disinformation is distinguished from misinformation in that it is intentionally fraudulent.
Misinformation and disinformation about ritual abuse and mind control trauma and psychotherapy to treat such trauma appear in both paper and electronic media, but are particularly abundant on the Internet on websites of individuals and organizations, bookseller reviews, blogs, newsletters, online encyclopedias, social networking sites, and e-group listservs.
also at http://childabusedata.blogspot.com/2016/02/common-forms-of-misinformation-and.html

End Ritual Abuse – The Website of Ellen Lacter http://endritualabuse.org/

Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse By Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D. http://endritualabuse.org/evidence/brief-synopsis-of-the-literature-on-the-existence-of-ritualistic-abuse/

Data on Survivors of Ritual Abuse, Mind Control, and Healing Methods http://endritualabuse.org/about/eas-data-on-survivors-of-ritual-abuse-mind-control-and-healing-methods/

Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control in 2008 from the Website of Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D. http://endritualabuse.org/evidence/publications-on-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-in-2008/

describes violence
THE GREENBAUM SPEECH Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse http://www.empty-memories.nl/science/greenbaum.pdf

Elizabeth Loftus  critiques of her research https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/elizabeth-loftus-critiques-of-her-research/

describes crimes
The twisted confessions of pastor from Louisiana who inspired ‘True Detective’, Babies in black dresses abused while laying in a Pentagram, drinking cat’s blood and Satanic writings on church walls https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/the-twisted-confessions-of-pastor-from-louisiana-who-inspired-true-detective-babies-in-black-dresses-abused-while-laying-in-a-pentagram-drinking-cats-blood-and-satanic-writings-on-church-walls/

describes crimes
Hosanna Church Ponchatoula, Louisiana Satanic Ritual Case https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/hosanna-church-ponchatoula-louisiana-satanic-ritual-case/

Child abuse research https://ritualabuse.us