Posts Tagged ‘Boy Scouts’

Survivorship September/October 2019 Notes Online, Conference Presentations

September 4, 2019

Our Survivorship September/October Notes are available for free online at https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/ 

This issue has information on Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, Boy Scouts, Clergy Abuse, Alison Miller and this summer’s East Coast Conference.

We co-sponsored the East Coast conference organized by S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse) The 2019 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Speakers included Dr. Alison Miller, Neil Brick and movie maker Daniel Roemer.

Online Conference Presentations: 

Please note: None of the material on these pages or at the conference is meant as therapy, or to take the place of therapy. This presentation may remind survivors of their programming, so please use caution while reading.

Deception by Organized Abuser Groups: Helping Your Front People and Your Insiders Recognize the Lies and Tricks Which Keep You Enslaved by Alison Miller https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2019-conference/deception-by-organized-abuser-groups-helping-your-front-people-and-your-insiders-recognize-the-lies-and-tricks-which-keep-you-enslaved-by-alison-miller/

Possible Hate Groups – How Do They Effect Survivors and Their Resources by Neil Brick
This presentation discussed groups that attack survivors and their helpers due to their diagnosis of dissociation and dissociative identity disorder and work recovering from trauma. https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2019-conference/possible-hate-groups-how-do-they-effect-survivors-and-their-resources/

A Survivor’s View of Recovery from Ritual Abuse by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2019-conference/a-survivors-view-of-recovery-from-ritual-abuse-by-neil-brick/

PowerPoints from the Survivorship Conference are now available at:
https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2019-conference/

news items: Leon Brittan, secret Westminster paedophile ring, Gary Glitter, Boy Scouts, Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Vatican City Child Abuse Images

February 3, 2015

This week in the news there were articles on allegations connecting former British Home Secretary Leon Brittan to  the cover-up of a secret Westminster paedophile ring,  Gary Glitter connected to child abuse images, the Boy Scouts settling a sex abuse case and the ‘perversion’ files being sealed, the US Government trying to block Prince Andrew’s alleged ‘sex slave’ from the Jeffrey Epstein case and images of child abuse found in Vatican City.

New Allegations Of Child Abuse Emerge After Former British Home Secretary Leon Brittan’s Death
Leon Brittan’s death last week has reignited claims that the former home secretary was involved in the cover-up of a secret Westminster paedophile ring that operated in the 1970s and 1980s.
Days after Brittan’s death, Labour MP Tom Watson said he spoke to several people who allege they were raped by the late politician.
Brittan remains the subject of an investigation into the disappearance of a 40-page dossier naming eight senior civil servants and politicians who were allegedly involved in a secret paedophile ring.
http://www.businessinsider.com/leon-brittan-death-and-child-abuse-allegations-2015-1
http://goo.gl/M4Ol2p

Gary Glitter breaks down in tears over child abuse images
as he explained to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images.
Glitter denies 10 charges relating to three girls between 1975 and 1980.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31015347

Boy Scouts settle sex abuse case, sealing years of ‘perversion’ files    
The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years’ worth of “perversion” files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.
….In 2012, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the Scouts to make public a trove of files from 1965 to 1985. The records showed that more than one-third of abuse allegations never were reported to police and that even when authorities were told, little was done most of the time.
Those documents came to light after a jury in 2010 imposed a nearly $20 million penalty against the Scouts in a molestation case in Portland, Oregon, that dated to the early 1980s.
http://nypost.com/2015/01/29/boy-scouts-settle-sex-abuse-case-sealing-years-of-perversion-files/
http://goo.gl/XMFphn

Boy Scouts of America Settles California Child-Abuse Suit
Case Involves Man Molested When He Was 13 Years Old in 2007 by Scout Volunteer
A lawsuit alleging the Boy Scouts of America negligently allowed boys to be sexually molested by Scout leaders has been settled during the first week of a trial in a Santa Barbara, Calif., courtroom.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/boy-scouts-of-america-settles-california-child-abuse-suit-1422561742
http://goo.gl/Ljyfy4

US Government trying to block Prince Andrew’s alleged ‘sex slave’ from Jeffrey Epstein case 

US Government is trying to bar Prince Andrew’s alleged ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts from Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit case with a new filing.
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-us-government-trying-to-block-prince-andrew-s-alleged-sex-slave-from-jeffrey-epstein-case-2057560
http://goo.gl/3MDbjU

Woman’s Claims About Prince Andrew, Others Reignite Sex Case
First came the allegations late last year that Britain’s Prince Andrew and a prominent American lawyer took part in a wealthy sex offender’s abuse of teenage girls aboard private jets, in luxury homes and on the financier’s Caribbean island.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/womans-claims-prince-andrew-reignite-sex-case-28657678
http://goo.gl/dYrFni

Images of child abuse found in Vatican City
Holy See’s prosecutor general says two cases involving indecent material came to light last year, along with other crimes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/01/images-child-abuse-found-vatican
http://goo.gl/dfZPGw

news items – Savile – BBC, Boy Scouts, India rape case, victim restitution, DID psychobiology, twitter, Scientology, Italian priest

December 31, 2012

This week there are several new articles about the BBC and Savile case, newly published files on the Boy Scouts, the rape cases in India, victim restitution for child pornography, psychobiological evidence for DID/MPD, twitter accounts containing child abuse and Scientology being prosecuted in Belgium.

BBC cleared of coverup in Jimmy Savile case
But a report faults the British broadcaster’s decision to drop a news investigation of pedophilia allegations against the late TV host, as well as ensuing ineptitude.
http://goo.gl/2ZOMe
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/19/world/la-fg-britain-bbc-report-20121220

The Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal breaks
28 September: the scandal of Jimmy Savile’s child abuse allegations goes public – and the BBC investigates itself
http://goo.gl/NcIuC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/dec/23/jimmy-savile-child-abuse-scandal

Boy Scout files on suspected abuse published by The Times
Viewable online: about 1,200 previously unpublished files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on volunteers and employees expelled for suspected sexual abuse.
http://goo.gl/VOKu5
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-scouts-data-20121226,0,6477648.story

Inside the ‘perversion files’
Tracking decades of allegations in the Boy Scouts
http://goo.gl/tSbkb
http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases/

Indian teen kills self after pressed to drop rape case
http://goo.gl/Tz3mi
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/15727354/indian-teen-kills-self-after-pressed-to-drop-rape-case/

Prosecutor: Pediatric dentist facing child porn possession charges
By Laura Ly and Rande Iaboni, CNN
http://goo.gl/2v1cL
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/massachusetts-pediatric-dentist-charged/index.html

Victims of child pornography seek restitution from men who downloaded and traded horrific images http://goo.gl/HbVZV
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2012/12/27/victims-child-pornography-seek-restitution-from-men-who-downloaded-and-traded-horrific-images/LPHPAEuOjJGACBwBTA485K/story.html

Dissociative Identity States. Reinders AATS, Willemsen ATM, Vos HPJ, den Boer JA, Nijenhuis ERS (2012) PLoS ONE 7(6): e39279. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.003927
Conclusions/Significance

The findings are at odds with the idea that differences among different types of dissociative identity states in DID can be explained by high fantasy proneness, motivated role-enactment, and suggestion. They indicate that DID does not have a sociocultural (e.g., iatrogenic) origin
http://goo.gl/Jnn1i
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0039279

Psychobiological characteristics of dissociative identity disorder: a symptom provocation study. Reinders AA, Nijenhuis ER, Quak J, Korf J, Haaksma J, Paans AM, Willemsen AT, den Boer JA. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Oct 1;60(7):730-40.
CONCLUSIONS:
Patients with DID encompass at least two different DIS. These identities involve different subjective reactions, cardiovascular responses and cerebral activation patterns to a trauma-related memory script.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17008145

One Brain, Two Selves.  Reinders AA, Nijenhuis ER, Paans AM, Korf J, Willemsen AT, den Boer JA. Neuroimage. 2003 Dec;20(4):2119-25.
Our findings reveal the existence of different regional cerebral blood flow patterns for different senses of self. We present evidence for the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) and the posterior associative cortices to have an integral role in conscious experience.
http://goo.gl/1iJop
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14683715

Paedophiles behind a face of respectability
http://goo.gl/mM9Hs
http://www.news.com.au/opinion/paedophiles-behind-face-of-respectability/story-e6frfs99-1225777275022

Twitter shuts down string of accounts containing child abuse images after hackers expose indecent content
http://goo.gl/9E6rC
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252951/Twitter-shuts-string-accounts-containing-child-abuse-images-hackers-expose-indecent-content.html

Piero Corsi, Italian Priest, Says ‘Provocative’ Women To Blame For Spate Of Domestic Violence (VIDEO)
http://goo.gl/GCp04
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/piero-corsi-italian-priest-provocative-women-to-blame-domestic-violence_n_2376702.html

Belgium To Prosecute Scientology As Criminal Organization; Church Faces Charges Of Extortion, Fraud
http://goo.gl/6zKwK  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/belgium-prosecutes-scientology-extortion-fraud_n_2375823.html

Boy Scouts, CIA brainwashing, ritual sex abuse, trauma and dissociation, asthma and child abuse

December 10, 2012

This week there were new articles on the Boy Scouts, documented CIA brainwashing experiments, child abuse prevention, ritualistic sex abuse, trauma and dissociation and asthma and child abuse.

Boy Scouts’ opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
http://goo.gl/336Ls
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-scouts-screening-20121202,0,3619516.sto

Evaluation of the Evidence for the Trauma and Fantasy Models of Dissociation
“strong empirical support for the hypothesis that trauma causes dissociation”
http://goo.gl/RERhc
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/221695375_Evaluation_of_the_evidence_for_the_trauma_and_fantasy_models_of_dissociation

Richmond homemaker was innocent victim of CIA brainwashing experiments http://goo.gl/Vha5Y  http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Richmond+homemaker+innocent+victim+brainwashing/7640880/story.html

CIA Accused of Coverup in Military Scientist’s 1953 Fatal Fall
http://goo.gl/P5HK8
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/3066923-95/olson-cia-agency-according

Klobuchar, Franken, Walz, McCollum Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Train Child Protection Professionals to Detect and Prevent Child Abuse
http://goo.gl/vgVwj
http://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2240

White witch coven’ took part ritualistic sex abuse of young girls, court told – Cornwall   http://goo.gl/u5MmH
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/28/witches-sex-abuse-allegations-children-court

Abuse During Childhood Linked to Adult-Onset Asthma in African-American Women http://goo.gl/HVIq2  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121207133240.htm

Abuse during childhood and adolescence and risk of adult-onset asthma in African American women  http://goo.gl/6adyg  http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749%2812%2901691-0/abstract

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2013 Conference – Survivors Moving Forward  https://survivorshipwp.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2013-conference-survivors-moving-forward/  http://goo.gl/A4EQb

Boy Scouts, Mind Control, Memory, Trauma, Loftus, BBC – Savile

October 29, 2012

This week there were several new articles about the Boy Scout scandal, the Jimmy Savile – BBC scandal, 22 faces – MPD ritual abuse book, memory and mind control.

Boy Scouts and Catholic Church were inclined to silence on abuse: James Gill
http://goo.gl/5D5ha
http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2012/10/scouts_and_church_were_incline.html

CKLN-FM Mind Control Series http://goo.gl/Di9q9

How our brains work to erase bad memories? The brain has a unique way of helping you forget.  http://goo.gl/T6lrc

Survivorship Webinar: Trauma Treatment by Judy Byington author of 22 Faces
https://survivorshipwp.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/survivorship-webinar-trauma-treatment-by-judy-byington-author-of-22-faces/
http://goo.gl/3pkgU

22 Personalities: A Ritual Abuse Survival Story
http://goo.gl/apgjc
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/22-Personalities-A-Ritual-Abuse-Survival-Story/t1p2neiN0k2LEdutF2O1Bg.cspx

New York Times Dragged Into BBC Sex Abuse Scandal Through New CEO Mark Thompson
http://goo.gl/7TyGo
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/24/new-york-times-mark-thompson-jimmy-savile_n_2007906.html

Elizabeth Loftus – critiques of her research http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/elizabeth-loftus-critiques-of-her-research/
http://goo.gl/4kZVz

Met Police investigating Savile prepare to examine files into historic claims a Downing Street aide had links to a paedophile network
http://goo.gl/dhVcA
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222459/Jimmy-Savile-rumours-Met-police-look-claims-Downing-Street-aide-links-paedophile-network.html

Jimmy Savile scandal: the evil we do in giving celebrities a free pass
http://goo.gl/1Gj93
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/27/jimmy-savile-celebrities-free-pass

Jimmy Savile: police heard seven sexual assault complaints before he died
http://goo.gl/9JerG
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/25/jimmy-savile-sexual-assault-complaints-alive

Jimmy Savile: Newsnight investigation halted two days after BBC Christmas schedule announced
http://goo.gl/ZRsvX
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9637079/Jimmy-Savile-Newsnight-investigation-halted-two-days-after-BBC-Christmas-schedule-announced.html

Jimmy Savile ‘grabbed woman’s chest in front of MPs and journalists’
http://goo.gl/70Exm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9636879/Jimmy-Savile-grabbed-womans-chest-in-front-of-MPs-and-journalists.html

Who Was Jimmy Savile?
http://goo.gl/lsMLH
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/who-was-jimmy-savile/

Millions watched as Jimmy Savile molested me on TV
I told BBC boss but he snapped ‘get lost’
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4612576/Millions-watched-as-Jimmy-Savile-molested-me-on-tv.html

BBC in a spin as sex scandal escalates  –  Jimmy Savile    
http://goo.gl/oPhb6
http://www.smh.com.au/world/bbc-in-a-spin-as-sex-scandal-escalates-20121026-28axg.html

Former UK pop star Gary Glitter held in Savile probe
http://goo.gl/02clA
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-britain-savilebre89q06g-20121027,0,7295122.story

news items – Jimmy Savile – BBC, Boy Scouts Abuse Scandal, Jerry Sandusky – Penn State

October 22, 2012

This week there were many new articles about several child abuse scandals in different parts of the world. Investigations continue into the Jimmy Savile – BBC Scandal,  The US Boy Scouts Abuse Scandal and the Jerry Sandusky – Penn State Scandal.

Nearly 50 unidentified kids buried in Florida reform school’s century-old secret graveyard

http://goo.gl/WFNcm
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/50-unidentified-kids-buried-florida-reform-school-secret-graveyard-article-1.1183090

‘No Way Out’ October 15, 2012
By Cara Tabachnick
In 1996, Holly Collins and her children became the first Americans to be granted asylum by the government of the Netherlands due to domestic violence.
http://goo.gl/87Cxz
http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2012-10-no-way-out

Sexual Abuse Scandal Turns the Tables on BBC http://goo.gl/6QFY5
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/world/europe/jimmy-savile-scandal-turns-the-tables-on-bbc-program.html

Savile’s hospital access to be examined: Health officials announce inquiry into abuse at three institutions
http://goo.gl/Oym13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219361/Former-barrister-oversee-inquiry-Jimmy-Saviles-reign-abuse-NHS-hospitals.html

Savile pulls liner victim Sue on to bed in friend’s snap
http://goo.gl/KBAAo
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4595261/jimmy-savile-sex-abuse-victim-recalls-attack-on-cruise-ship.html

Jimmy Savile: Labour faces embarrassment over former child sex claims
http://goo.gl/wdLco
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9614516/Jimmy-Savile-Labour-faces-embarrassment-over-former-child-sex-claims.html

Jimmy Savile treated school like ‘paedophile sweetshop’
The Home Office has been dragged into the Sir Jimmy Savile abuse scandal after it was revealed he was allowed to stay overnight at a school for disturbed girls.
http://goo.gl/GGPpr
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9614091/Jimmy-Savile-treated-school-like-paedophile-sweetshop.html

Jimmy Savile confessed to reporter that he would be seen as ‘crooked’ after his death
http://goo.gl/Y7N07
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9618674/Jimmy-Savile-confessed-to-reporter-that-he-would-be-seen-as-crooked-after-his-death.html

Boy Scouts ‘Perversion’ Files Show Locals Helped Cover Up Child Sex Abuse By Scoutmasters
http://goo.gl/frmYK
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/boy-scouts-perversion-files-locals-cover-up-child-sex-abuse_n_1981596.html

Comment by Professor Marci A. Hamilton
on Behalf of 25 Child Advocacy Organizations In Support of Boy Scout Survivors on Release of “Perversion Files”
Calling on All States to Eliminate the Statutes of Limitations Keeping Child Sex Abuse Victims Out of Court
http://goo.gl/YCJi4
http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/uploadedFiles/Cardozo/Profiles/hamilton02-447/PressReleaseBSA2.pdf

The Oregon Supreme Court ordered the release of the Boy Scouts’ “perversion files” in Jack Does I-VI vs. Corp. of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Corp. of the President of the Church of Latter Day Saints and Successors & The Boy Scouts of America, et. al (Or. June 14, 2012), available at
http://goo.gl/T9LE8
http://media.oregonlive.com/portland_impact/other/S058601%5B1%5D.pdf   .

Boy Scouts Perversion Files Document Sexual Abuse Cover-Up, Spark Public Interest
http://goo.gl/5ltS1
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/20/boy-scouts-perversion-files_n_1992252.html

Teen says Sandusky chased him in car as he ran away: ABC
http://goo.gl/bdaPn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-pennstate-victimbre89i0wo-20121019,0,695676.story

Sandusky Victim 1 Steps Out of Shadows, Says Justice Took Too Long
http://goo.gl/IsYH3
http://abcnews.go.com/US/sandusky-victim-reveals-identity-justice-long/story?id=17511612#

Sandusky victim speaks out
October 19, 2012
Penn State victim Aaron Fisher says officials at his high school stood in the way of justice.
http://goo.gl/s7jit
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-viral-video-sandusky-victim-speaks-out-html,0,7063241.htmlstory

Child pornography probe leads to 21 arrests
http://goo.gl/ueHHS
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/child-pornography-probe-leads-30-arrests-174829449.html

news items – Sandusky and others, Boy Scouts, severe abuse radio shows, CDs, webinars, conferences

August 14, 2012

This week there were several new articles on Jerry Sandusky and his possible connections to other abusers, repeated child abuse in the Boy Scouts and several new opportunities to learn about severe child abuse issues.

Jerry Sandusky, Penn State Booster Sexually Abused Boys On Private Plane: Witness http://goo.gl/loyNP

http://goo.gl/UxqFY

tabloid reported that it found 200 Twitter users who openly expressed interest in sexual images of children http://goo.gl/W6Sia

Feds probe possible Sandusky child porn ring http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57491185/feds-probe-possible-sandusky-child-porn-ring/

Boy Scout files reveal repeat child abuse by sexual predators http://goo.gl/WsrG5              http://goo.gl/ai0qu

Stop Child Abuse Now – Radio Show by Bill Murray Tue, Aug 7, 2012  Ritual Abuse Interview http://goo.gl/lBb95

CDs available for the August ritual abuse and child abuse conference    http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Survivorship Webinar – The Spirit of Healing – Janet Thomas –
September 8   http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

news items – Josh Powell, Boy Scouts, Clergy Abuse, Teacher Abuse, Jerry Sandusky

February 21, 2012

This week there were several new articles about child abuse and trauma crimes. There is research out on dissociation, memory and the negative effects of child abuse.  New information is out on the abuse cases of Quanitta Underwood, Josh Powell, the Boy Scouts, several teacher abuse cases, Jerry Sandusky, Orthodox Jewish cases, Marilyn Van Derbur and problems with child abuse prevention efforts.

Selective memory does exist, say scientists – Selective memory really exists and we can train our mind to forget   embarrassing moments completely, research claims.  http://goo.gl/zy298

Epidemiology of Dissociative Disorders: An Overview
Epidemiology Research International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 404538, 8 pages
doi:10.1155/2011/404538 http://goo.gl/r08Zm

Child Abuse Leaves Mark on Brain http://goo.gl/wZuWK

The Living Nightmare – Quanitta Underwood: A Contender for Olympic Gold and a Survivor http://goo.gl/2ftJ8

Murder-suicide dad Josh Powell had cartoon sex, incest images on computer  http://goo.gl/c1z64

Sex abuse often not reported http://goo.gl/JLrMp

Secret church files detail anguish – Unprecedented look at struggle to manage a child sexual abuse crisis Feb. 19, 2012 http://goo.gl/Wd7qR

Boy Scouts sued in sexual abuse case
A Santa Barbara County boy was sexually abused by his Scout leader in 2007. A judge overseeing the lawsuit brought by the boy’s family has ordered the Boy Scouts to hand over confidential files detailing allegations of sexual abuse by Scout leaders around the nation.
http://goo.gl/jmOUE

Scouts to turn over files in Calif. sex abuse case
http://goo.gl/HNiQy

Recently, several school teachers have been either charged or convicted of sexual crimes committed against children. Here are two cases, one from Los Angeles and one from Pittsburgh. http://goo.gl/jE2Nb

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
A local teacher who molested his charges was allowed to take a new job in West Virginia, where a student died in his care.  http://goo.gl/Dvuhc

Mother of Jerry Sandusky’s grandchildren aims to bar him from visitation     http://goo.gl/dMJ2R

Few penalties for keeping child abuse secret
“Child welfare agencies estimate that 695,000 children were abused or neglected last year, but studies have repeatedly found that even more abuse goes unreported.”
http://goo.gl/ndnO1

Public Secrecy About Child Sexual Abuse – allegations of secrecy and cover-ups involving child sexual abuse in fervently Orthodox Jewish communities http://goo.gl/7ZQXF

Marilyn Van Derbur Atler – Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 – child abuse survivor speaks about her activism to stop child abuse http://goo.gl/IeVoN
Survivorship  – Saturday, February 25  – 12 pm Pacific Time
“Resourcefulness as a survival tool. Drawing on both internal and external resources”  http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference
On May 19 – 20, 2012
Executive Inn & Suite  1755 Embaracadero  Oakland, CA 94606 http://www.survivorship.org/2012conference.html