Monday, May 30, 2011

Scientologist charged for 'intimidating' alleged sex abuse victim

Scientologist charged for 'intimidating' alleged sex abuse victim - Leo Shanahan From: The Australian May 31, 2011

A SENIOR member of the Church of Scientology has been charged by police for intimidating a young girl who wanted to report sexual abuse allegations within the church.

Jan Eastgate, the head of the church's "International Commission on Human Rights" which attacks psychology, has been charged by NSW Police with perverting the course of justice.

According the ABC TV's Lateline, police have alleged Eastgate intimidated a then 11-year-old Carmen Rainer to provide false statements about sexual abuse by her stepfather.

Ms Rainer has alleged that Ms Eastgate, who was then head of the church's citizens' commission on human rights in Australia, told her she should deny any charges of the sexual abuse or she and her brother would be taken away by social services.

Ms Rainer's mother Phoebe has also admitted Ms Eastgate told both of them what to say and to lie to police and in an interview with the Department of Community Services. Ms Eastgate previously called the allegations "egregiously false".
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/scientologist-charged-for-intimidating-alleged-sex-abuse-victim/story-e6frg6nf-1226066045613


Senior Scientologist Jan Eastgate arrested, charged in Sydney
From: news.com.au May 31, 2011

A LEADING Church of Scientology figure allegedly coached an 11-year-old girl to lie about sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather.

Jan Eastgate, who is the international president of the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, has been charged in relation to allegations she coached Carmen Raine into lying about the claims, the ABC reported.

The girl's stepfather was a member of the Church of Scientology.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/senior-scientologist-jan-eastgate-arrested-charged-in-sydney/story-e6frg12c-1226066180641

Sunday, May 29, 2011

NO WAY OUT BUT ONE: a story of love and justice

NO WAY OUT BUT ONE: a story of love and justice

Project by Garland Waller and Barry Nolan

A TRUE STORY OF FIERCE LOVE AND BLIND JUSTICE

No Way Out But One is a documentary that tells the story of Holly Collins, an American woman who was driven by fear, love and desperation to kidnap her own children and go on the run in order to protect them from a life of abuse. Wanted by the FBI, Holly left behind everything she owned and everyone she knew in an effort to keep her children safe. She became an international fugitive, eventually making it to Amsterdam. After spending 2 years in a refugee camp out in the middle of nowhere, living shoulder to shoulder with other desperate souls fleeing violence torn hell holes around the world,

Holly became the first American woman to ever be granted asylum by the Government of the Netherlands, due to domestic violence. Though it focuses on the desperate measures that one woman felt she had to take to protect her children, it also exposes the problems that protective parents and vulnerable children are facing nearly every day in courtrooms across the country....

No Way Out But One is based on extensive interviews with Holly and her family, medical professionals, lawyers, and child advocates. Filming has been completed in The Netherlands, Boston, Washington DC, and New York. The producers have culled through thousands of pages of court and medical records, unpublished journals, news reports, family photos and videos. Our Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI for Holly’s files, resulted in the identification of nearly 1,000 pages of never before seen material.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2038674816/no-way-out-but-one-a-story-of-love-and-justice

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Human Experimentation Survivor - Day Breaks Over Dharamsala book


One of the 2011 NAUTILUS AWARDS SILVER WINNERS for the category of MEMOIR / PERSONAL JOURNEY

DAY BREAKS OVER DHARAMSALA: A Memoir Of Life Lost and Found by Janet Thomas publisher Nutshell Books http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/2011_Silver_Winners.html

The Nautilus Awards recognizes Books and Audio Books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the "imagination" and offer the reader "new possibilities" for a better life and a better world. http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/Home.html

Day Breaks Over Dharamsala - A Memoir of Life Lost and Found by Janet Thomas - Day Breaks Over Dharamsala was a 20-year writing journey that started in 1990.

book excerpt:
I've tried to heal from the electric shocks that could never happen but did; the sexual slavery as a child that only my body remembers; the experiments that happened to someone else In my body; the days and nights in the dark that made indistinguishable my self from all that did not exist; the places where I became an animal, where being debased for the enjoyment of others was my charm and my glory. I heal from it all, even as I know it could never have happened to me. It is what I don't know that has both saved me and condemned me. And it seems, at times, as though there is no difference.

I do bear one visible scar. It's four inches long and reaches down the inside of my left forearm. On my left hand are five-year old fingers and a thumb that does not bend. There is not much feeling in this hand. It is a hand that is always cold, always numb, always looked after by my other hand-the right one, the one that writes, that does everything. "The scar is real," it writes. It is a huge scar. It is connected to medical experiments and electric shocks to see if the severed nerve would grow, and electric shocks to make sure I didn't remember the electric shocks. And shocks to obliterate the memory of the sexual exploitation, the manipulation of my mind, and the banishment of my self to a place of hiding so profound it would take me fifty years to get her back..

Many children were experimented on in the 40s and 50s; they still are. Many children were used for child prostitution and pornography; they still are. Many children, and adults, too, had their minds experimented upon through electric shock and drugs and by the destruction of the bonds that make life possible. It is everywhere. Yet it is ultimately our healing that matters. Only in healing that which is invisible is there hope. Nutshell Books (November 2009) ISBN-13: 978-0615329215 http://www.daybreaksoverdharamsala.com/

Friday, May 27, 2011

Priest Sex-Abuse Case Hits Church of Pope's Adviser

Priest Sex-Abuse Case Hits Church of Pope's Adviser
By Alessandra Pieracci and Giacomo Galeazzi / La Stampa / Worldcrunch Thursday, May 19, 2011 (GENOA)

The latest sex-abuse case to rock the Catholic Church is unfolding in the archdiocese of an influential Italian Cardinal who has been working with Pope Benedict XVI on reforms to respond to prior scandals of pedophile priests.
Father Riccardo Seppia, a 51-year-old parish priest in the village of Sastri Ponente, near Genoa, was arrested last Friday, May 13, on pedophilia and drug charges.

Investigators say that in tapped mobile-phone conversations, Seppia asked a Moroccan drug dealer to arrange sexual encounters with young and vulnerable boys. "I do not want 16-year-old boys but younger. Fourteen-year-olds are O.K. Look for needy boys who have family issues," he allegedly said. Genoa Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, who is the head of the Italian Bishops Conference, had been working with Benedict to establish a tough new worldwide policy, released this week, on how bishops should handle accusations of priestly sex abuse....

According to investigators, Seppia told a friend — a former seminarian and barman who is currently under investigation — that the town's malls were the best places to entice minors. In tapped phone conversations the two cursed and swore against God. The priest is charged with having attempted to kiss and touch an underage altar boy and of having exchanged cocaine for sexual intercourse with boys over 18.

Seppia's defense lawyers are expected to argue that those conversations — monitored since Oct. 20, 2010 — were just words, sex games that were played by adults. It was just a game even when he claimed to have "kissed on the mouth" a 15-year-old altar boy, according to the defense.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2072613,00.html

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ritual child abuse in France: German documentary

Ritual child abuse in France: German documentary pt. 1/5 - German documentary that delves into three cases of child abuse in France. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUzQ7aqFyiU

Ritual child abuse in France: German documentary pt. 2/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_qTWBZ_aRc

Ritual child abuse in France: German documentary pt. 3/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TquVPkCTn6U

Ritual child abuse in France: German documentary pt. 4/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxBeYH7qdVE

Ritual child abuse in France: German documentary pt. 5/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUDAZLwRuCs

Breaking the silence about non-state torture (NST)

Breaking the silence about non-state torture (NST)

I am a person who survived non-state torture in private settings in childhood. I speak and use my writing and art-work to raise awareness and educate about non-state torture including ritual abuse-torture, child trafficking, and organised ritualised pedophilia.

I dream of seeing human rights recognition of non-state torture in private settings for all persons. Torture in domestic/private settings is a genderised violence. All persons, and particularly women, women who when they were girls, and children who have endured torture victimisation in this way, are invisiblised in our world. http://www.artprintsnst.net

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jared Mohler Trial Delayed Until 2012 - Family Member Accused Of Molesting Young Relatives

Jared Mohler Trial Delayed Until 2012 - Family Member Accused Of Molesting Young Relatives
April 18, 2011 LEXINGTON, Mo.

for more information on this case, see
http://ritualabuse.us/2009/12/issue-90-january-2010/
http://www.kansascity.com/2009/11/11/1563043/search-in-family-sex-abuse-case.html

previous articles about the case have discussed
allegations of "ritual child sex crimes"

Another trial date has been set for one of six family members accused of molesting young relatives about 20 years ago in western Missouri. Jared Mohler was scheduled to stand trial Monday in Lafayette County. He has pleaded not guilty to several felony counts of abuse, including rape, sodomy and use of a child in a sexual performance.

The judge set a new trial date of Feb. 25. 2012.
Mohler's father, uncle and three brothers also face various felonies stemming from claims they abused young relatives in the mid-1980s at a farm in Lafayette County. Court dates for other members of the family have also been changed. http://www.kmbc.com/news/27587051/detail.html

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fighting child sex slavery in Thailand

Fighting child sex slavery in Thailand May 24th, 2011

Thai police recently busted a sex slavery ring, rescuing nine boys and arresting a Buddhist monk. Police footage shows the monk in possession of several fake guns. Experts working the case say he and another Thai man bought boys, held them prisoner and then sold them to Westerners for sex.

The leader of the ring was sentenced to 84 years in prison for human trafficking and sexual abuse, a sentence that has since been halved because the judges said he’d cooperated with investigators and the court. The monk, who has been expelled from the clergy, received a 21-year prison sentence for trafficking and sexually abusing under-aged children. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/24/fighting-child-sex-slavery-in-thailand/

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Parental Alienation Disorder: Why Label Children with a Mental Diagnosis?

also: Revealed, six decades of 'ritual' child abuse: Catholic schools and orphanages damned in report

Parental Alienation Disorder: Why Label Children with a Mental Diagnosis?

Journal of Child Custody Volume 7, Issue 4, 2010, Pages 266 - 286 Authors: Lenore E. Walker; David L. Shapiro
DOI: 10.1080/15379418.2010.521041

Abstract
The proposal to include Parental Alienation Disorder (PAD) in the new proposed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) creates a host of problems. The first major problem is the labeling of children with a mental disorder who may simply be reacting with anger to the changes in their lives from the separation and divorce of their parents by rejecting one parent and aligning with the other. Diagnosis may bring with it shame and have a chilling impact on parents report of domestic violence.

Although proponents of PAD are aware that it is inappropriate to diagnose children who have been exposed to child abuse and/or domestic violence with PAD, they do not clarify how to make such differential diagnoses. It is suggested that there are insufficient empirical data to differentiate abused and traumatized children from those who are alienated or estranged from the rejected parent.

Nor are there sufficient scientific data to account for other child vulnerabilities such as neurological immaturity, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), other anxiety and mood disorders, or oppositional defiant disorder. There are too few comparisons between the risks and benefits of adding a new diagnosis of childhood disorders to justify its inclusion in the DSM-V.

Appropriate intervention strategies recommended for PAD children include contact with the rejected parent, which differ widely from trauma victim/survivors who need assurance of safety and healing before contact is re-established. Ethical standards that may be impacted by this new diagnosis and admissibility issues raised by its predecessor, Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), are also discussed by the authors.

"As discussed, alienation is almost always alleged when the child does not want to be with a parent when there does not appear to be any ‘rational’ reason for these feelings. Of course, the definition of ‘‘rational’’ in these cases remains totally subjective to the person making the evaluation. Although proponents of labeling these children with PAD claim that using this label will assist in formulation of treatment goals and techniques, there are no empirical data to support this position (Bernet, 2010). Using the definition put forward by the American Psychological Association (APA) which requires two scientific studies replicating each other, there are no empirically validated interventions that support evidence that forcing a child to be with an unwanted parent will promote mental health." (p.270-271)

"PROPOSED DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR PAD AND MAKING A DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS....Perhaps the most egregious part of this newly proposed diagnosis is the impossibility of making a differential diagnosis based on the child’s signs and symptoms and not the parents’ alleged behavior. Johnston (2010) discussed the confusion currently in the courts dealing with PAS=PAD and, in particular, defining who is alienated, the rejected parent or the child? There are so many explanations other than alienation for a child’s rejection of a parent during separation or divorce that to give children a new mental illness diagnosis is neither necessary nor appropriate. Surely anxiety disorders including PTSD from abuse are primary as has been discussed herein, as are other mood disorders, particularly depression. The criteria for children’s depression often include acting-out behavior and rejection of people and things that they used to like to do.
(p. 276 - 277)

"It is not appropriate to diagnose a child with a mental illness based on the parents’ behavior. In many cases known to the authors, both in practice and in supervision of other forensic evaluators, the child’s behavior could have been diagnosed as an adjustment disorder with anxiety or depression. Separation and divorce often means a new home or even two homes, new schools, new friends, and new schedules. Even when all goes well this can be a daunting challenge for most children." (p. 277) http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/15379418.2010.521041


full article pdf and web page until 12/31/11 http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/903178__930160339.pdf http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/section?content=a930160339&fulltext=713240928


Revealed, six decades of 'ritual' child abuse: Catholic schools and orphanages damned in report
By Tom Kelly 21st May 2009
Abuse was 'endemic' in childrens' institutions
Safety of children in general was not a consideration
No abusers will be prosecuted
Victims banned from launch of shocking report

Church leaders and government watchdogs covered up 'endemic' and 'ritualised' abuse of thousands of children in Roman Catholic schools and orphanages in the Irish Republic, a shocking report revealed yesterday.

For six decades, priests and nuns terrorised boys and girls in the workhouse-style schools with sexual, physical and mental abuse.

But officials in Ireland's Catholic Church shielded paedophile staff from arrest to protect their own reputations despite knowing they were serial attackers, according to the 2,600-page report, which took nine years to complete.

Irish government inspectors also failed to stop the chronic beatings, rape and humiliation, it found.

About 35,000 children and teenagers who were orphans, petty thieves, truants, unmarried mothers or from dysfunctional families were sent to Ireland's network of 250 Church-run industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages and hostels from the 1930s up until the early 1990s.

The report by Ireland's Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse found 'a climate of fear, created by pervasive, excessive and arbitrary punishment, permeated most of the institutions and all those run for boys'.

It added: 'Children lived with the daily terror of not knowing where the next beating was coming from.'

Judge Sean Ryan, who chaired the commission, said that when confronted with evidence of sex abuse, religious authorities responded by moving the sex offenders to another location, where in many instances they were free to abuse again.

'There was evidence that such men took up teaching positions sometimes within days of receiving dispensations because of serious allegations or admissions of sexual abuse,' the report said.

'The safety of children in general was not a consideration.'....
The report found that molestation and rape were 'endemic' in boys' facilities, chiefly run by the Christian Brothers order.

Girls supervised by orders of nuns, chiefly the Sisters of Mercy, suffered much less sexual abuse but frequent assaults and humiliation designed to make them feel worthless.

'In some schools a high level of ritualised beating was routine,' the report said. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1184828/Revealed-decades-ritual-child-abuse-Catholic-schools-orphanages-damned-report.html

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Deprivation and Neglect, Man accused of sexual assaults at Rockford day care

Deprivation and Neglect Found to Age Children's Chromosomes
ScienceDaily (May 17, 2011) — Studies in institutionalized Romanian children have found that the length of time spent in conditions of social deprivation and neglect correlates with lower IQ and behavioral problems. A new study, led by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Tulane University, shows that early adversity even affects children's chromosomes -- prematurely shortening the chromosome tips, known as telomeres, and hastening how quickly their cells "age."

The study, published online this week in Molecular Psychiatry, is the first to find an association between adversity and telomere length in children. It is part of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP), which is conducting a long-term clinical trial tracking two groups of institutionalized children: those who remained in the institution and those who were removed to high-quality foster care at varying ages.

Laboratory studies, conducted by Stacy Drury and colleagues at Tulane University, examined DNA samples collected from mouth swabs of the Romanian children (62 boys and 47 girls). The studies found that children exposed longer to institutional care before age 5 had significantly shorter relative telomere length (compared to that expected for their age) when they reached age 6-10....

S S Drury, K Theall, M M Gleason, A T Smyke, I De Vivo, J Y Y Wong, N A Fox, C H Zeanah, C A Nelson. Telomere length and early severe social deprivation: linking early adversity and cellular aging. Molecular Psychiatry, 2011; DOI: 10.1038/mp.2011.53
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110517091937.htm



Man accused of sexual assaults at Rockford day care By Matt Williams RRSTAR.COM May 17, 2011 ROCKFORD

A Rockford day care worker has been charged with sexually assaulting at least two individuals who used the day care.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced the charges against Kevin Yates, 56, of Rockford, saying it is believed that Yates sexually assaulted a 5-year-old and a teenager while working at Tiny Tots Daycare on Ch√Ęteau Lane.

Yates is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, three counts of criminal sexual assault and nine counts of criminal sexual abuse.

Bruscato said the range of victims are both male and female, and he is not ruling out that more children could be involved.
http://www.rrstar.com/news/x243995037/Man-accused-of-sexual-assaults-at-Rockford-day-care

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Part of the Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series
Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Editor : Adah Sachs
Editor : Graeme Galton
Publisher : Karnac Books
Published : 2008

ISBN 10 : 1855755963

Synopsis:

This ground-breaking book examines the role of crime in the lives of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, a condition which appears to be caused by prolonged trauma in infancy and childhood. This trauma may be linked with crimes committed against them, crimes they have witnessed, and crimes they have committed under duress. This collection of essays by a range of distinguished international contributors explores the complex legal, ethical, moral, and clinical questions which face psychotherapists and other professionals working with people suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Contributors to this book are drawn from the following professions: psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, counselling, psychology, medicine, law, police, and social work

http://www.karnacbooks.com/Product.asp?PID=25876

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ritual abuse book articles


Ritual Abuse and Mind Control - The Manipulation of Attachment Needs

Cult and Ritual Abuse

Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse

Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century

Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse


Ritual Abuse and Mind Control - The Manipulation of Attachment Needs
Edited by Orit Badouk Epstein, Joseph Schwartz, Rachel Wingfield Schwartz
ISBN 978 1 85575 839 1
April 2011 Karnac Books

People who have survived ritual abuse or mind control experiments have often been silenced, accused of lying, mocked and disbelieved. Clinicians working with survivors often find themselves isolated, facing the same levels of disbelief and denial from other professionals within the mental health field. This report of a conference proceedings presents knowledge and experience from both clinicians and survivors to promote understanding and recovery from organized and ritual abuse, mind control and programming. The book combines clinical presentations, survivors' voices, and research material to help address the ways in which we can work clinically with mind control and cult programming from the perspective of relational psychotherapy. http://karnac.styluspub.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=278462

google books http://books.google.com/books?id=xU6GZ28gGy4C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

copied with permission

Cult and Ritual Abuse

Cult and ritual abuse discusses the idea that ritual abuse is an age-old phenomenon and it is found in many cultures throughout the world. It explores the many specific psychiatric symptoms caused by ritual abuse, including dissociative identity disorder. The book gives suggestions for effective ways to deal with the legal and social problems that can result from this severe form of abuse. A new diagnosis "Cult and ritual trauma disorder" is proposed in this edition. Cult and ritual abuse was first published in 1995 with a revised edition in 2000. [1]

The book was co-authored by James Randall Noblitt, a clinical psychologist and the executive director of a professional organization dedicated to treating survivors of cult and ritual abuse.[1] Noblitt is a professor and Director of the Psychology program at Alliant International University. Contents *

1 Comments and critiques *

2 References *

3 Articles and Books *

4 External links

Comments and critiques

Kenneth E. Fletcher in a Psychiatric services review, discusses evidence of ritual abuse from the book and states that parts of the book are interesting and intriguing with uneven writing at times. Fletcher concludes that those interested in the topic of cult and ritual abuse will find it a worthwhile read.[2] An article in the American Journal of Psychotherapy stated that "Whether or not one believes in MPD and/or Ritual Abuse, this book provides one with what is probably the most comprehensive and reasonable review of the subject that has appeared up to now." [3]

References

1.Noblitt, J.R.; Perskin, P. Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (2000) Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 269 ISBN 027596664X http://books.google.com/books?id=zJkTTpfyJ-8C

2. Fletcher, K., July 2001 Cult and ritual abuse: Its history, anthropology, and recent discovery in contemporary America, revised edition Psychiatric services Volume 52 p. 978-979 http://www.psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/52/7/978

3. Coomaraswamy, R. Summer 1996 Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America American Journal of Psychotherapy 50, 3 p. 383 http://www.ajp.org/

Articles and Books

* Noblitt, J.R. (1995). "Psychometric measures of trauma among psychiatric patients reporting ritual abuse". Psychological Reports 77(3):743-747. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8559911

* Noblitt, R.; Perskin, P. Ritual abuse in the Twenty First Century (2008) Reed Publishers, Bandon, OR p. 552 ISBN 1-934759-12-0 http://www.rdrpublishers.com/catalog/item/6339393/5820690.htm

External links

* An Empirical Look at the Ritual Abuse Controversy http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/an-empirical-look-at-the-ritual-abuse-controversy-randy-noblitt-phd/

* Ritual Abuse articles http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

* Ritual Abuse Cases http://www.ra-info.org/resources/ra_cases.shtml

* Extreme Abuse Survey http://extreme-abuse-survey.net/

* http://nonstatetorture.org/

* http://www.ra-info.org

* http://www.survivorship.org

* http://web.archive.org/web/20071218103952/http://www.aches-mc.org/


Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse

Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse discusses the clinical issues around the treatment of survivors of ritual Satanist abuse. Authors from the United States and the United Kingdom look at the historical foundations of ritual abuse and clinical accounts from children and adults. The book has definitions of ritual Satanist abuse. It discusses issues in psychotherapy involving clients suffering from ritual abuse.[1] Valerie Sinason is the director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, London and a psychoanalyst and consultant research psychotherapist at the Psychiatry of Disability Department at St George's Hospital Medical School, London.[2] The book has been reviewed by the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis[3], the British Journal of Psychotherapy[4] and Survivors of Spiritual Abuse[5].

References

1. Sinason, V. Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse Routledge, New York 1994 ISBN 0-415-10543-9

2. Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder - Valerie Sinason (editor) (2002) Brunner-Routledge, Hove, East Sussex, UK ISBN: 041519556X

3. Johns, M. (1998) Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse. Edited by Valerie Sinason.: London: Routledge 1994. Pp. 320 International Journal of Psycho-Analysis Volume 79 p. 1255-1258 http://www.pep-web.org/document.php?id=IJP.079.1255A

4. Black, D. M. (Autumn 1995). "Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse edited by Valerie Sinason". British Journal of Psychotherapy 12 (1): 119-131. "Most of the book is written by therapists who have lived through a very real trauma themselves: that of slowly coming to believe that the appalling stories they are hearing may be literally true. Some therapists have further paralleled their patients' experience by meeting disbelief or dismissiveness in their professional colleagues. Far from an overeagerness to accept these stories, virtually every contributor describes initial extreme reluctance to believe them, only gradually overborne by the weight of the evidence....we also meet the courage and devotion of many impressive therapists, who have persevered and very often won through, and we are also, very practically, given a great deal of helpful and directly useful information: what to do and who to turn to if we think we may be faced with these issues. This book is not fun, but it is admirable and necessary." http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119961579/abstract

5. Review of Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse edited by Valerie Sinason http://web.archive.org/web/20060925195442/http://www.sosa.org/treating.html

External Links

* Valerie Sinason's web page for the Clinic for Dissociative Studies http://clinicds.com/

* Major publications by Valerie Sinason http://valeriesinason.co.uk/allpublications.html

* http://valeriesinason.co.uk/index.html

Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century

Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century contains articles from two dozen international authors who write about the psychological, forensic, social and political consequences and ramifications of ritual abuse in modern times. The book explores cross-cultural reports of abusive ritual life-threatening ordeals. It includes information on diagnosis, controversy, cult brainwashing, satanic abuse, police and media handling, prayer, inner healing, patterns in mind control, and therapy. Its chapters discuss current issues including ritually based crime and civil suits involving allegations of ritual abuse. Ritual trauma for diagnostic and treatment applications are also discussed. [1]

References

1. Noblitt, R.; Perskin, P. Ritual abuse in the Twenty First Century (2008) Reed Publishers, Bandon, OR p. 552 ISBN 1-934759-12-0 http://www.rdrpublishers.com/catalog/item/6339393/5820690.htm

Books and Articles

* Noblitt, J.R.; Perskin, P. Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (2000) Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 269 ISBN 027596664X http://books.google.com/books?id=zJkTTpfyJ-8C

* Noblitt, J.R. (1995). "Psychometric measures of trauma among psychiatric patients reporting ritual abuse". Psychological Reports 77(3):743-747. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8559911

Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse

Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering from the Hidden Trauma was written about satanic cult ritual abuse. It describes what it is, what its signs are, how survivors can recover from it, and work being done to fight this problem.[1] The book discusses mind control, torture and ritual abuse.[2] Ryder was a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Social Worker who had worked with ritual abuse victims for many years. He stated that he had been an abuse victim in childhood and wanted to bring the reality of this abuse before the public.[1] The book was reviewed in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.[3] The reviewer wrote "the book is worth owning."

References

1. Ryder, CCDC, LSW, D. Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering from the Hidden Trauma Compcare Pubs. Minneapolis 1992 p. 265 ISBN 0-89638-258-3

2. Excerpts from: Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse - Recognizing and Recovering From the Hidden Trauma http://mcrais.googlepages.com/ryder.htm

3. Riley, E.A. (1992) Breaking the circle of satanic ritual abuse: Recognizing and recovering from the hidden trauma Journal of Traumatic Stress 6(3) "Those of us who work with satanic ritual abuse (SRA) are grateful for any treatment oriented materials on the subject. There is so little available and a majority of those most experienced fail to speak frankly and openly for a variety of reasons. In this instance, since the author (not his real name) is both a survivor and a mental health professional, the expectations of insightful revelations are perhaps greater than they should be. He interviews a number of clinicians and quotes them liberally as to their own experience with SRA survivors. As a result, embedded throughout, are little gems of clinical technique and activity....In summary, the book is worth owning..." http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/112447634/abstract

External Links

Satanic Ritual Abuse: the Evidence Surfaces by Daniel Ryder, CCDC, LSW "my research shows it does exist. And indications are we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of a social phenomenon that, when totally exposed, will rock the core of societal beliefs." http://web.archive.org/web/20080125051057/http://home.mchsi.com/~ftio/ra-evidence-surfaces.htm

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Douglas Misicko alias Douglas Mesner update 3

copied with permission

We recommend you read these pages before reading this page:
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-2/ http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update/ http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner/
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/harassment-by-false-memory-proponents/ http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/rebuttal-to-the-report-from-the-smart-2009-conference/

These pages will give readers the full background on this subject as well as a rebuttal to Mesner’s comments about ritual abuse and our conference. These pages list many of the comments posted by Douglas Mesner as well as other aliases. These pages will show connections between Mesner and websites like process, radiofreesatan.com and the book “Might is Right.”

Douglas Mesner has continued using personal insults and attacks against survivors of ritual abuse and the professionals that work with them.

In his more recent attacks on SMART, he continues to take extreme cases of ritual abuse and cult crimes out of context, ignoring evidence showing that these crimes may have or actually did occur. He uses this technique to attempt to discredit the large volume of work and research others and S.M.A.R.T. have presented.

S.M.A.R.T. presents a large amount of information on its website, mainly from mainstream newspapers, journal articles and scientific websites.
S.M.A.R.T. may not necessarily agree with all of the views presented at our conferences, on our webpage and in our newsletters. S.M.A.R.T. does however try to give voice to survivors of ritual abuse and child abuse crimes whenever possible.

Mesner incorrectly states that “bill schnoebelen” spoke at our conferences, in a false attempt to connect our conference presenters to research on “evil extraterrestrial invaders.” Our conferences work with child abuse and ritual abuse victims and their helpers and have no connection to research on “extraterrestrial(s).”

He continues to call S.M.A.R.T. “cult-like,” yet the reality is that S.M.A.R.T works hard to educate people about cults, expose their techniques whenever possible and teach people ways to avoid joining cults.

S.M.A.R.T. has had many published professionals speak at its conferences. S.M.A.R.T. has produced hundreds of pages of research articles backing its viewpoints.

When deciding upon the veracity of S.M.A.R.T.’s research and work, we recommend that readers check out the credentials of those attacking S.M.A.R.T., their experience in the field of child abuse and the tactics they use vs the research we provide that conclusively proves that ritual abuse exists.


Evidence ritual abuse exists:
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Why and how people forget sexual abuse. The Role of Traumatic Memories

includes:
Intergenerational associations between trauma and dissociation.
Dissociation in middle childhood among foster children with early maltreatment experiences.

Trauma Articles, Chapters, & Commentaries - Articles and commentaries on this site are all authored or co-authored by Jennifer J. Freyd.
http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/traumapapers.html


Becker-Blease, K.A., DePrince, A.P., & Freyd, J.J. (2011). Why and how people forget sexual abuse. The Role of Traumatic Memories In V. Ardino (Ed.),Posttraumatic Syndromes in Children and Adolescents. (pp 135-155) West Sussex, UK: Wiley/Blackwell.
http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/articles/bbdf2011.pdf



Hulette, A.C., Kaehler, L.A., & Freyd, J.J. (2011). Intergenerational associations between trauma and dissociation. Journal of Family Violence, 26, 217-225.

Abstract. The purpose of this study was to investigate intergenerational relationships between trauma and dissociation. Short and long term consequences of betrayal trauma (i.e., trauma perpetrated by someone with whom the victim is very close) on dissociation were examined in a sample of 67 mother-child dyads using group comparison and regression strategies. Experiences of high betrayal trauma were found to be related to higher levels of dissociation in both children and mothers.

Furthermore, mothers who experienced high betrayal trauma in childhood and were subsequently interpersonally revictimized in adulthood were shown to have higher levels of dissociation than non-revictimized mothers. Maternal revictimization status was associated with child interpersonal trauma history. These results suggest that dissociation from a history of childhood betrayal trauma may involve a persistent unawareness of future threats to both self and children.

....Betrayal Trauma Theory (Freyd 1994, 1996) posits that dissociation is most likely to occur when a trauma is perpetrated by someone with whom the victim has a close relationship. Research has shown that exposure to traumas high in betrayal is significantly associated with dissociation
(e.g., DePrince 2005; Freyd et al. 2001, 2005). In the case of child maltreatment, betrayal trauma theory suggests that a child who is dependent on his/her parent learns to dissociate the experience of parental betrayal and abuse from conscious awareness, in order to maintain an attachment to that parent.

Several studies have identified a link between the experience of maltreatment and heightened dissociation in children (Becker-Blease et al. 2004; Hulette et al. 2008a, b; Macfie et al. 2001a, b; Ogawa et al. 1997). For example, Hulette and colleagues (2008a, b) found that maltreated preschool-age children in foster care had a significantly higher mean level of dissociation than non-maltreated children.

Children who experienced multiple forms of maltreatment were the most highly dissociative. These findings are in accord with betrayal trauma theory (Freyd 1996), as children experiencing different kinds of abuse may have a greater need to be dissociative in order to preserve a relationship with caregivers.

Betrayal trauma seems to have long-term effects on dissociation as well. In a prospective longitudinal study, Ogawa et al. (1997) found that maltreatment predicted dissociation across developmental periods (i.e., infancy, preschool, elementary school, adolescence, and young adulthood). Dissociation is also present in adult survivors of childhood betrayal trauma (Coons et al. 1988; Loewenstein and Putnam 1990; Putnam 1997; Putnam et al. 1986; Ross et al. 1991)....
http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/articles/hkf2011.pdf



Hulette, A.C., Freyd, J.J., & Fisher, P. A. (2011). Dissociation in middle childhood among foster children with early maltreatment experiences. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35, 123-126. Dissociation, defined as “a disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception of the environment” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), has been hypothesized to develop in response to caregiver maltreatment and betrayal (e.g., Briere & Runtz, 1988; Chu & Dill, 1990; Freyd, 1994; Hornstein & Putnam, 1992; Liotti, 1999; Putnam, 1993; Sanders&Giolas, 1991; Terr, 1991).

Further, researchers have recently identified a link between maltreatment and the experience of high dissociation in early childhood (Becker-Blease, Freyd, & Pears, 2004; Hulette, Fisher, Kim, Ganger, & Landsverk, 2008; Hulette, Freyd, et al., 2008; Macfie, Cicchetti, & Toth, 2001a; Macfie, Cicchetti, & Toth, 2001b; Ogawa, Sroufe, Weinfeld, Carlson, & Egeland, 1997). Macfie et al. (2001a) found a significant increase in dissociation in preschoolaged children over a 1-year period, suggesting that early maltreatment has long-term effects on dissociation.

They also found that severity and chronicity of maltreatment were associated with dissociation and that physical abuse was associated with dissociation in the clinical range (Macfie et al., 2001b). Hulette, Freyd, et al. (2008) examined dissociation with the children in the current sample when they were preschool aged. In addition to the finding that maltreated preschool-aged foster children had significantly higher mean levels of dissociation than nonmaltreated children, they found the highest levels of dissociation in children who had experienced moderate–high physical abuse with emotional maltreatment and neglect.

In another sample of preschool-aged children, Hulette, Fisher, et al. (2008) found that children who had experienced multiple forms of maltreatment (i.e., neglect, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse) showed the highest dissociation....In this study, we examined dissociation in school-aged foster children who had been maltreated in early childhood.

The finding that foster children continue to be highly dissociative years after maltreatment experiences supports previous research findings....

Summary - The findings from the current study suggest that the experiences of early maltreatment and foster care are related to later dissociative symptoms in school-aged children, and that girls are more susceptible to dissociative symptoms. It is important for practitioners to consider these factors to prevent pathological problems that could negatively impact other areas of such children’s lives.
http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/articles/hff2011.pdf

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ritual Abuse and Torture-based Mind Control

Ritual Abuse and Torture-based Mind Control: Reducing and Preventing Re-contact with Abusers

....Survivors in therapy should read this webpage only after their therapists have first read it and assessed that the survivor would benefit from reading it. If a survivor does not have a therapist, I strongly recommend that she/he obtain a therapist and only read this webpage with the therapist’s approval. Information on this website and webpage should not be construed as a substitute for therapy....

This page represents my current opinions on mind-sets and measures that help survivors of ritual abuse and torture-based mind control to reduce and prevent re-contact with their abusers.

Most definitions of the term “ritual abuse” refer to ceremonial practices that involve physical and sexual abuse of children and adults, and human sacrifice, to appease, win favor with, or empower deities whom the abusers believe demand abuse and sacrifice, such as Satan and other polytheistic gods and goddesses.

Torture-based mind control programming can be defined as systematic torture that blocks the victim’s capacity for conscious processing (through pain, terror, drugs, illusion, sensory deprivation, sensory over-stimulation, oxygen deprivation, cold, heat, spinning, brain stimulation, and often, near-death), and then employs suggestion and/or conditioning to implant thoughts, directives, and perceptions in the unconscious mind, often in newly-formed trauma-induced dissociated identities, that force the victim to do, feel, think, or perceive things for the purposes of the programmer. The objective is for the victim to follow directives with no conscious awareness, including execution of acts in clear violation of the victim’s volition, moral principles, and spiritual convictions.

Torture-based mind control is practiced by individuals and groups who seek to maximally control and exploit others, usually beginning in childhood. Included are practitioners of abusive religious rituals (e.g., Satanism and abusive witchcraft), organized crimes against children (child pornography, prostitution, and trafficking), and groups with political, military, and espionage agendas.

My opinions are based on a synthesis of 17 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to victims and survivors of ritual abuse and mind control and extensive interviews of other survivors, including many survivor-therapists, and my ongoing communication with therapist and clergy colleagues working with survivors....
http://endritualabuse.org/healing/ritual-abuse-and-torture-based-mind-control-reducing-and-preventing-re-contact-with-abusers/


DVD: Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, Survivor Trish Fotheringham Speaks Out - Interviewed by Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
This is a three-disc DVD set interview of Trish Fotheringham, survivor of ritual abuse and mind control.

In an interview of almost three hours with Dr. Ellen Lacter, Trish Fotheringham inspires hope and courage for extreme abuse survivors. She gives direction and guidance for the healing journey, not only to survivors but also to the people who help them, including psychotherapists, clergy, and loved ones.

Trish Fotheringham’s years of ritual abuse and mind control remained secret, even from herself, until she was 30 years old, reaching conscious awareness during college social work classes about child abuse. The decade-spanning healing journey that followed led Trish to discover truths that have culminated in her life purpose of sharing her experiences to spread understanding, hope and inspiration.
http://endritualabuse.org/healing/dvd-healing-from-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-survivor-trish-fotheringham-speaks-out/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Post-Traumatic Childhood

Post-Traumatic Childhood By BESSEL A. van der KOLK
Op-Ed Contributor May 10, 2011 Brookline, Mass

describes graphic stories


....Rather than being subjected to bullets and bombs, children are victimized by those who are meant to care for them. These are children like a 3-year-old girl in Anchorage who was found by a police officer in her crib, hungry, underweight and covered in her own feces; an 11-year-old boy in New York City who has had violent outbursts since he was sexually molested, and whose terror of being alone makes him a subject of ridicule by his classmates; or a 14-year-old girl in Boston who set fire to a church and repeatedly attempted suicide after being beaten at home. The Pew Charitable Trusts estimates that the annual cost of childhood maltreatment like this is $103.8 billion.

Inspired by the work of the National Center for PTSD, Congress authorized the establishment of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in 2001 to evaluate and develop treatments for traumatized children nationwide, with a budget that is now $40 million — about the cost of keeping 40 soldiers fighting in Afghanistan for one year.

President Obama’s 2012 budget has proposed a 70 percent reduction in financing for the network. That would be devastating for these children. The network has knitted together 130 clinics and universities in 38 states that specialize in helping traumatized children and adolescents. It has allowed the members to develop treatment programs and to hire and educate the staff to run them, enabling 322,000 children nationwide to get treatment from July 2002 to September 2009.

According to the latest figures available, 2.9 million children were mistreated in 2006, many of whom manifested serious behavioral and psychological problems. The network has started to document how trauma affects developing brains differently from those of adults exposed to wartime violence....

Most traumatized children now do not even receive a proper mental health assessment. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of them are numbed by powerful drugs that help control their “bad behavior,” but that don’t deal with the imprint of terror and helplessness on their minds and brains....

Untreated, traumatized children become failing adults who populate our jails and overwhelm our human services agencies. Cutting the development of effective treatments will produce many years of increasing costs and unquantifiable human misery.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/opinion/11kolk.html



Child Abuse and Neglect Cost Nation over $100 Billion per Year
Washington, DC - 01/29/2008 - An economic impact analysis released today estimates the costs of child abuse and neglect to society were nearly $104 billion last year, and a companion report highlights the unavailability of federal child welfare funding for programs and services known to be effective at reducing incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Total Estimated Cost of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States, by Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and Time for Reform: Investing in Prevention, Keeping Children Safe At Home, by Kids Are Waiting (KAW), a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts, show that while the economic costs associated with child abuse and neglect rose to a staggering $103.8 billion in 2007, merely ten percent of federal money dedicated for child welfare, approximately $741.9 million, can currently be used to prevent child abuse and neglect from occurring by strengthening families.

The PCAA report documents pervasive and long-lasting effects of child abuse on children, their families, and society as a whole. The $103.8 billion cost of child abuse and neglect includes more than $33 billion in direct costs for foster care services, hospitalization, mental health treatment, and law enforcement. Indirect costs of over $70 billion include loss of productivity, as well as expenditures related to chronic health problems, special education, and the criminal justice system.
http://www.pewtrusts.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=34676

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Childhood Trauma and Risk for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Childhood Trauma and Risk for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Association With Neuroendocrine Dysfunction - Journal: Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009;66(1):72-80 Authors: Christine Heim, PhD; Urs M. Nater, PhD; Elizabeth Maloney, MS, DrPH; Roumiana Boneva, MD, PhD; James F. Jones, MD; William C. Reeves, MD, MSc

Context
Childhood trauma appears to be a potent risk factor for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Evidence from developmental neuroscience suggests that early experience programs the development of regulatory systems that are implicated in the pathophysiology of CFS, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. However, the contribution of childhood trauma to neuroendocrine dysfunction in CFS remains obscure.

Objectives
To replicate findings on the relationship between childhood trauma and risk for CFS and to evaluate the association between childhood trauma and neuroendocrine dysfunction in CFS.
Design, Setting, and Participants
A case-control study of 113 persons with CFS and 124 well control subjects identified from a general population sample of 19 381 adult residents of Georgia....

Results
Individuals with CFS reported significantly higher levels of childhood trauma and psychopathological symptoms than control subjects. Exposure to childhood trauma was associated with a 6-fold increased risk of CFS. Sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and emotional neglect were most effective in discriminating CFS cases from controls. There was a graded relationship between exposure level and CFS risk. The risk of CFS conveyed by childhood trauma further increased with the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Only individuals with CFS and with childhood trauma exposure, but not individuals with CFS without exposure, exhibited decreased salivary cortisol concentrations after awakening compared with control subjects.

Conclusions
Our results confirm childhood trauma as an important risk factor of CFS. In addition, neuroendocrine dysfunction, a hallmark feature of CFS, appears to be associated with childhood trauma. This possibly reflects a biological correlate of vulnerability due to early developmental insults. Our findings are critical to inform pathophysiological research and to devise targets for the prevention of CFS.
http://www.endfatigue.com/health_articles_c/Cfs_fm-child_abuse_can_lead_to_cfs_fibromyalgia.html

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician's Conference 2011

copied with permission

August 5, 2011

DoubleTree near
Bradley International Airport
16 Ella Grasso Turnpike
Windsor Locks, CT

Internet conference information is at: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ritual-abuse-and-extreme-abuse-clinicians-conference-2011/

Conference Goals
- To educate practitioners and their helpers about ritual abuse and extreme abuse issues
-To help practitioners network and discuss some of the issues their clients may have
-To discuss techniques that may help practitioners

Speakers and Biographies
(Please check our conference home page for our latest speaker list and schedule.)

Please note: Listing of these speakers does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them.
.
Staci Sprout MSW, LICSW, CSAT specializes in empowering individuals who have survived complex traumas and are seeking support in moving forward toward their life visions. Her practice is particularly dedicated to those in recovery from sexual addiction, and she is a Nationally Certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained directly by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Staci graduated from the University of Washington in 1992 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's of Social Work degree in 1994, with a concentration in Health and Mental Health Treatment. She has worked in both private practice and agency settings as a psychotherapist and group facilitator over the past 14 years. She uses cognitive behavioral skill-building approaches combined with deep listening, validation, encouragement, and education about healing and recovery. She is a trained provider of Lifespan Integration therapy, levels I and II, a gentle yet effective method for healing past traumas. Her topic is: Sexual Health after Extreme Trauma: Questions to Ask and Tools You Can Use

Lee Schwecke has been a psychiatric nursing educator for 42 years and a staff nurse in an inpatient psychiatric facility for 23 years, working with survivors of violence and trauma. She co-authored 5 editions of a psychiatric nursing textbook and is a contributor to the 6th edition. (Schwecke, LH. (2011). Survivors of violence and trauma, in NL Keltner, CE Bostrom, and TM McGuinness. (2011). Psychiatric Nursing (6th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier. She has published 2 editorials on the same topics in a national psychiatric nursing journal: Schwecke, LH. (2009). Childhood sexual abuse, PTSD, borderline personality personality: Understanding the connections. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 47(7), 4-6. and Schwecke, LH. (2011). Beyond childhood sexual abuse: Ritual abuse-torture and human trafficking. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 49(1), 8-10. Her topic is: Helping survivors of violence and trauma through education of nurses and mental health professionals.

Ginny Fouts, LPC, LMFT, is founder of Innovative Therapies LLC. Mrs. Fouts has worked in the mental health field for 30 years in a variety of settings. She has experience helping individuals, couples, adolescents and groups, along with a wide-range of training working with those who have experienced severe trauma. Over the years she has seen counseling bring healing to many lives and relationships. Her topic is: Foundations of good DID Therapy


Conference Schedule – Friday, August 5
(Please note : this schedule may be subject to change. Please write us for the latest schedule.)

9:00 – 10:30 am – Ginny Fouts, LPC, LMFT – Foundations of Good DID Therapy
10:30 – 12:00 pm – Lee Schwecke - Helping Survivors of Violence and Trauma Through Education of Nurses and Mental Health Professionals.

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Staci Sprout MSW, LICSW, CSAT - Sexual Health after Extreme Trauma: Questions to Ask and Tools You Can Use
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Open Discussion on Trauma Recovery from Severe Abuse and Corresponding Clinical Considerations and Clinician Support, Networking and Supervision


Conference Schedule

The conference will be held on August 5, 2011 from 8 am until 5 pm at the DoubleTree near the Bradley International Airport, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT. A free shuttle is available to and from the airport.

A free lunch buffet will be available to all conference participants. The cost of this conference is only $50 and limited seating will be available, so please register as soon as possible.

Due to the nature of the information being discussed, all conference proceedings will be confidential. Handouts and materials will be available for participants to take home.

Conference Registration

Registration is not guaranteed, so before making any travel arrangements, please contact smartnews@aol.com by e-mail, sending your professional qualifications.

Conference Registration
(Please read the entire brochure before registering.)

After approval, please mail this registration form and checks (made out to S.M.A.R.T., US Banks only please), money orders (US) to: Clinician's Conference, c/o S.M.A.R.T., P O Box 1295, Easthampton, MA 01027 USA

Name: (please include names and individual addresses of all registrees, thanks.)

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Please make checks payable to S.M.A.R.T.
(US banks only, please.) Refund Policy: Fees will not be refunded after July 7, 2011. Please send us written notice. Refund will be minus $20.00 deposit per registree.



Conference Information

Conference Participants

This conference will be open to licensed practitioners in related fields to discuss issues in working with clients suffering from ritual abuse and extreme abuse symptoms. Students studying in related fields and retired licensed practitioners may write smartnews@aol.com by e-mail for more information.

Members of secret organizations, acting out perpetrators, and/or members of unsympathetic organizations are excluded from the conference. This is for the protection and safety of those in attendance.

Transportation
There is a free shuttle to and from the airport. Hotel parking is available at no charge for those attending the conference. Conference sponsors, etc. assume no responsibility for ground and/or air transportation arrangements. Conference sponsors cannot assume responsibility for additional expense or losses due to illnesses, cancellation of flights, strikes or other causes.

Accommodations
Room rates for Friday night at the DoubleTree Hotel at Bradley International Airport (CT) are $89 a day for one person (not incl. tax), please mention the SMART 2011 conference to get the special rate. This rate is guaranteed until 7/7/11 or all rooms at the special rate are gone. Call 860-627-5171 for information. Lunch will be free both days for all conference attendees that register before August 1, 2011. The hotel has no information about the conference, other than room information.


Attendance Policy
Presentation of a picture ID will be required of all conference participants, unless prior arrangements are made. This is for the protection of all participants. Conference sponsors, cosponsor, speakers, organizers and exhibitors assume no responsibility for any reactions resulting from attending our conference. Statements made and materials exhibited and distributed by attendees, speakers and exhibitors are their own and don't necessarily represent the policies or views of conference sponsors, cosponsor, speakers, exhibitors, organizers or attendees. Children are not permitted to attend the conference. S.M.A.R.T. and its representatives also reserve the right to remove anyone from the conference at any time. Photographing, audio taping and videotaping without written permission from S.M.A.R.T. are prohibited.

(Permission given to forward this in its entirety to those sympathetic to extreme abuse issues and to other clinical lists.)

S.M.A.R.T. - Copyright 2011 (Entire Pamphlet and conference name) - All rights reserved, no reproduction of any material without written permission from S.M.A.R.T.

The 14th Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

The 14th Annual Ritual Abuse,
Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

copied with permission

August 5 - 7, 2011

DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport
16 Ella Grasso Turnpike
Windsor Locks, CT

Sponsored by: S.M.A.R.T.

Promotional Cosponsors:
Survivorship
California Protective Parents Association
Persons Against Ritual Abuse-Torture

Internet conference information:
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/


The 14th Annual Ritual Abuse,
Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

Conference Goals
- To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse
- To help survivors of ritual abuse
- To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities
- To unite those working to stop ritual abuse

Speakers and Biographies
(This is a partial listing. Please check our conference home page for our latest speaker list and schedule.)
Please note: Listing of these speakers does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are speaking at our conference for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors. Listening to the speakers at the conference may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when listening to any speaker or contacting any resource mentioned in this brochure. These descriptions may be heavy for survivors to read. Please use caution while reading.

Neil Brick is a survivor of Masonic based Ritual Abuse and MK-ULTRA. He is the editor of S.M.A.R.T. - A Ritual Abuse Newsletter. His topic is:
Always Getting Stronger: Giving Survivors a Voice in the World.

Carmen Yana Holiday is a survivor of child pornography, human trafficking, ritual abuse-torture and mind control. She has been an advocate for other survivors since 2001, developing and facilitating trauma recovery workshops and presenting as a survivor of RA-MC for several organizations. Her topic is: The Official Story vs. Reality: Survivors of Extreme Abuse as Whistleblowers.

deJoly LaBrier has been doing recovery work for 22 yrs. She has spoken publicly about her experiences in a military sex ring, Satanic cult and government experimentation; and is grateful for the serenity and sanity she now experiences. Her topic is: The Challenges of Recovering From Extreme Abuse

Janet Thomas is an author, teacher and activist. Her books include, "Day Breaks Over Dharamsala," a memoir of healing from ritual abuse, mind control, medical experimentation and sexual exploitation, and "The Battle in Seattle - The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations," an exploration of the socio-political-cultural issues that shape our times. Her topic is: Writing Out Loud—The Power of Story to Save Our Lives and Change the World

Kristin Constance has a Diploma in Community Welfare and Professional Counselling. She works with people with disabilities some who have been abused severely. She is a survivor of alleged masonic and order of the eastern star ritual abuse within a multi-generational family. She has been healing for twenty years. Her topic is: Alleged ritual abuse by freemasons and order of the eastern star (co-freemasonry) in Australia.

David Shurter is an SRA survivor. Involving himself in an investigation into his family and their involvement, David has created DavidShurter.com in order to bring exposure to the practice of ritual abuse and government sponsored mind control. One of the founding members of the US TRC, he has spent the last four years researching and reaching out to victims of ritual abuse. His topic is: Looking Forward as We Embrace the Past

Mary Keats RN BA wife, mother working in social services, is a survivor of Ritual Abuse Torture. She is a spiritual person who enjoys life to the fullest. Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious. She refuses to be muzzled, decided early on in her recovery to break the silence, so others could be helped. Her topic is: Continuing Hope and Healing


Conference Schedule
There will be a small get together, deli dinner, dessert and early registration for pre-registered attendees only, on August 6, Friday evening. Please check our conference home page for the latest conference schedule information. Some presentations will also be recorded.


S.M.A.R.T. 2011 Conference Schedule - August 5 - 7 (Fri, Sat. and Sun.)
(Please note : this schedule may be subject to change. Please write us for the latest schedule.)

Friday

7 - 9:00 PM - Informal Meeting, Deli Dinner and Dessert Buffet

Saturday

9 - 10 AM - Neil Brick - Always Getting Stronger: Giving Survivors a Voice in the World

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Janet Thomas - Writing Out Loud—The Power of Story to Save Our Lives and Change the World

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Kristin Constance- Alleged ritual abuse by freemasons and order of the eastern star (co-freemasonry) in Australia.

2:30 - 3:30 PM - deJoly LaBrier - The Challenges of Recovering From Extreme Abuse

4:00 - 5:00 PM - TBA

5:00 PM - door prizes

Dinner on your own - 5:00 - 7:00

7:30: Mini-Presentations


Sunday

9:00 - 10:00 - David Shurter - Looking Forward as We Embrace the Past

10:30 - 11:30 - Mary Keats - Continuing Hope and Healing

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 - Carmen Yana Holiday - The Official Story vs. Reality: Survivors of Extreme Abuse as Whistleblowers

2:30 - 3:30 pm Neil Brick - The Myth of Panic - Exposing Theories Used to Cover Ritual Abuse Crimes

4:00 - 5:00 speaker panel discussion

Conference Registration
(Please read the entire brochure before registering.) Registration is not guaranteed, please wait for approval before making travel arrangements. Or you can preregister via E-mail: SMARTNEWS@aol.com

Please mail registration form and checks (US Banks only please), money orders (US) to: RA Conference, c/o S.M.A.R.T., P O Box 1295, Easthampton, MA 01027 USA

Name: (please include names and individual addresses of all registrees, thanks.)
___________________________

Agency: ___________________________________

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Fees Early registration fees (all fees are per person)
(note: fees must be received by the due date below to get the special prices)


One and two day registrations do not include the Friday deli dinner and dessert buffet.
Before 6/8/11 - 2 day $175, one day $90
Before 7/8/11- 2 day $185, one day $95
Before 8/1/11 - 2 day $205, one day $105
After 8/1/11 - 2 day $215, one day $110
(Circle one - Sat - Sun for one day registrations)
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To add Friday night early registration, get together, deli dinner and dessert - $37.00

Donation to help those on fee waiver (not tax deductible):


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Total Amount Due _____________

special meals needed ____________________

Please make checks payable to S.M.A.R.T.
(US banks only, please.) Refund Policy: Fees will not be refunded after July 7, 2011. Please send us written notice. Refund will be minus $70.00 deposit per registree.

Conference Information

Conference Participants
The conference will include all those either recovering from ritual abuse and/or fighting against ritual abuse. This includes survivors, co-survivors, therapists, other helping professionals, lawyers and all others interested in learning more about ritual abuse.
Members of secret organizations, acting out perpetrators, and/or members of unsympathetic organizations are excluded from the conference. This is for the protection and safety of those in attendance.
People have told us that last year’s conference was the safest conference they have ever been to. But, this conference may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques and staying with that person or another safe person at all times.

Registration Waivers
Fee waiver application fees are $95.00 for two days and $50 for one day, and are non-refundable. Please do not send fees until your application is accepted. Please add $30 to attend the Friday night early registration, get together and dessert buffet. Applications will not be accepted after July 1, 2011, payment must be made by 7/14/11. Acceptance will partially be contingent on the number of paid applicants. Fee waiver registrees must volunteer for four hours at the conference. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to pay any travel expenses. Please E-mail or regular mail us for an application.

Transportation
There is a free shuttle to and from the airport. Hotel parking is available at no charge for those attending the conference. Conference sponsors, etc. assume no responsibility for ground and/or air transportation arrangements. Conference sponsors cannot assume responsibility for additional expense or losses due to illnesses, cancellation of flights, strikes or other causes.

Accommodations
Room rates at the DoubleTree Hotel at Bradley International Airport (CT) are $89 a day for one person (not incl. tax), please mention the SMART 2011 conference to get the special rate. This rate is guaranteed until 7/7/11 or all rooms at the special rate are gone. Call 860-627-5171 for information. Lunch will be free both days for all conference attendees that register before August 1, 2011. The hotel has no information about the conference, other than room information.

Attendance Policy
Survivors should try to bring a support person with them to the conference. Presentation of a picture ID will be required of all conference participants, unless prior arrangements are made. This is for the protection of all participants. Some of the topics discussed may be very heavy for survivors. The conference is educational and not intended as therapy or treatment. Conference sponsors, cosponsor, speakers, organizers and exhibitors assume no responsibility for any reactions resulting from attending our conference. Statements made and materials exhibited and distributed by attendees, speakers and exhibitors are their own and don’t necessarily represent the policies or views of conference sponsors, cosponsor, speakers, exhibitors, organizers or attendees. Children are not permitted to attend the conference. S.M.A.R.T. and its representatives also reserve the right to remove anyone from the conference at any time. Photographing, audio taping and videotaping without written permission from S.M.A.R.T. are prohibited.

Exhibitors
Tables and half tables will be available for exhibitors. All exhibitors and their materials, etc. must be pre-approved. Write for more information. Whole tables are $25, half tables are $15. Take one table fee is $5.00 per item.

Volunteers
S.M.A.R.T. is currently looking for volunteers to help at the conference. Please let S.M.A.R.T. know if you are interested.

Conference Donations
Please consider sponsoring a full or partial registree, so that all are able to attend the conference. Thank you. (Donations are not tax deductible.)


Sponsorship and Co-sponsorship Information

All sponsors and cosponsors have made promotional contributions to the conference. We want to thank them for all their efforts.

Please note: Listing of these resource organizations does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are helping to promote the conference and some may be heavy for some survivors, so use caution contacting any resource mentioned in this brochure.

The conference is sponsored by S.M.A.R.T., a newsletter that examines the possible connections between ritual abuse and secretive organizations. E-mail: SMARTNEWS@aol.com http://ritualabuse.us/

Survivorship is an international non-profit organization for survivors of sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. The organization serves survivors, partners and other allies, therapists, clergy, and pro-survivor activists and advocates. Contact information: Survivorship, FJC,470 27th St., Oakland, Ca 94612 survivorshipstaff@yahoo.com http://www.survivorship.org

The Mission of the California Protective Parents Association is to protect children from incest and family violence through research, education and advocacy. California Protective Parents Association PO Box 15284 Sacramento CA 95851-0284 http://www.protectiveparents.com/ cppa001@aol.com

Persons Against Ritual Abuse-Torture - Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald are human rights defenders who have been working for 18 years to expose different forms of non-state actor torture, including ritual abuse-torture. As independent scholars we are involved in participatory research and education and have internationally published articles. 361 Prince St., Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2N 1E4 E-mail: flight@ns.sympatico.ca Website: http://nonstatetorture.org/

(Permission to forward this without header and trailers to pro-survivor groups and websites.)

S.M.A.R.T. - Copyright 2011 (Entire Pamphlet and conference name) - All rights reserved, no reproduction of any material without written permission from S.M.A.R.T.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Catholic bishop who brokered sex abuse settlement found guilty

Shock as Catholic bishop who brokered multi-million dollar sex abuse settlement is found GUILTY of importing child porn

By Daily Mail Reporter 5th May 2011 A Roman Catholic bishop has been found guilty of importing child pornography in a case that has sent shockwaves through Canada and the Church. Bishop Raymond Lahey was stopped at Ottawa Airport after border guards found 588 images and dozens of videos of naked boys as young as eight on his computer and phone. He was also carrying a bag of personal sex toys. He was found guilty on the charge today....

The bishop’s crimes are especially shocking for Canadians because Lahey was the public face of an historic apology and $15million (£8million) settlement for victims of sexual molestation by a priest in his diocese....

Lahey, who is facing a mandatory 12-month minimum prison term, voluntarily entered custody today. The images and videos will be viewed by the judge in private before official sentencing.
In addition to the criminal charges, Lahey also faces accusations in a civil suit of sexually abusing an orphanage resident in the early 1980s.

The Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's, Newfoundland was closed in 1990 after it was revealed that staff had systematically abused some 300 residents over several decades.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383629/Shockwaves-sent-Catholic-Church-bishop-GUILTY-importing-child-pornography.html

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Morning, Come Quickly - Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Book

Wanda Karriker, Ph.D., a retired psychologist who first began working with dissociative clients (several with ritual abuse/mind control histories) in the early 80's, published the novel "Morning, Come Quickly" in 2003 to share what she learned personally and professionally about the aftereffects of extreme abuse and the resilience of the human spirit. She has recently made it inexpensively available at Amazon.com for Kindle, at Barnes & Noble for the Nook, and at online ebook stores in Adobe pdf for reading on computers.
Reviews of the print editions are at:
http://www.amazon.com/Morning-Come-Quickly-ebook/dp/B004Y6A4H0/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Information on some of Wanda's research Extreme Abuse Surveys - Child Abuse Wiki

Monday, May 2, 2011

UK Rally Against Child Abuse and Race Against Child Abuse

RACE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE 2011
SATURDAY MAY 7TH, 2011 11.00am

RACECOURSE PARK, KETTERING ROAD, NORTHAMPTON, UK

In June 2010, a newly founded charity ‘Against Child Abuse’ launched their first annual ‘Race Against Child Abuse’, a 5km sponsored fun run in Northampton. The event was a great success and attracted local press coverage.

With the support of family and friends, enough money was raised from the Race in 2010 to organise a UK Rally Against Child Abuse in Trafalgar Square, London. Victims, survivors, families, support groups and campaigners were given the opportunity to speak out and stand united for the cause. The event was a great success and was covered by ITN News.

This year’s Race Against Child Abuse already has five times the amount of participants than last year and the charity hopes to raise enough money to assist other smaller, grassroots, support organisations helping victims and survivors of child abuse. The charity is holding another UK Rally Against Child Abuse in Trafalgar Square on Saturday
June 4th 2011. To find out more about ‘Against Child Abuse’ or to sign up for this year’s Race visit

http://www.againstchildabuse.co.uk/race-against-child-abuse.html
Email: againstchildabuse@live.co.uk



UK RALLY AGAINST CHILD ABUSE
Saturday 4th June 2011

The UK Rally Against Child Abuse is part of a peaceful child protection movement giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to join together, not only in raising awareness of this most serious issue but also providing a source of support for victims, survivors and families and showing that they are not alone. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us – victims, survivors, non-survivors, friends, families, supporters and support organisations, anyone who is against child abuse and wants to make a difference – for the children.

Members of the public will be invited to take the stand to voice their views and share their experiences. Support organisations are invited to take the stand to promote their work and are encouraged to bring publicity materials.

Start 1:00pm Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London. Finish 4:00pm
(Please note: this event will be filmed & speeches aired with permission)
For enquiries, please email truthandhope@live.co.uk
http://www.againstchildabuse.co.uk/uk-rally-against-child-abuse.html