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If you are a survivor, please be careful in reading the information compiled here. It is impossible to give information on ritual abuse, and about people's opinions about ritual abuse, in a way that is not upsetting and/or triggering. Only you know how much is wise to read, and how much information you can absorb at one time.

News and Resources

* Here is a page with literally hundreds of articles on safety in all sort of places and situations. Well worth reading!  http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/crimeprevention/

Many Voices: back issues from 1989 to 2012 are available online now. The list of articles on RA and sadistic abuse is here: http://www.manyvoicespress.org/subjectindex.html#ritualistic The link to open up those issues is here: http://manyvoicespress.org/newsletter.html

Important new books

Dear Little Ones: Dissociative Identity Disorder for Young Alters. Written by Jade Miller and illustrated by Germán Zaninetti. CreateSpace, 2015. Available from Createspace and Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Lacter, Ellen, Lewis, Robin Baird, and Callow,  Jen. A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Read the introduction and order through  http://colortoheal.com

Miller, Alison (2014) Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse. Karnac Books, London, England.

Miller, Alison. (2112) Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control. Karnac Books, London, England.

Noblitt, James Randal and Noblitt, Pamela Perskin (2014) Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence, and Healing Approaches. Third Edition Praeger,

Whaleswan, Ani Rose, Editor. (2014) We Have Come Far: Gifts of Healing from Survivors of Extreme Trauma. Sojourn Press

*  Ritual Dates for 2015 can be found in these sections: Ritual Abuse, Mind Control, For and by Survivors, For Professionals, For Researchers, and International Resources. Dates observed by Satanic, Neo-Nazi, polytheist, and Thelemic groups are included. There is also a section on triggering symbols and objects.

* Arts and Healing Network. Resources include links to artist websites, artist grants, workshops and conferences, book publishing and marketing calls for exhibition entries. http://www.artheals.org/home.html

* David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages have been updated and new resources added. http://www.trauma-pages.com/

* RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) lists over 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the US. It also has a hotline 800.656.HOPE and programs to prevent sexual assault and help victims.   www.rainn.org/ 

* An international inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women’s organizations, searchable by country, plus an index of domestic violence resources in over 80 languages. http://www.hotpeachpages.net

* The entire contents of the journal Dissociation (540 issues) are on the web in pdf format. Go to https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/search Enter “Dissociation” in the search box at the upper right.

COMING EVENTS

updated July 6, 2016

HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY
All forms of art, presentations, book signings, Volunteers needed
Information: http://www.healingthroughcreativity.org/#!submit

AN INFINITE MIND
7th annual “Healing Together” Conference
February 3 - 5 2017, Orlando, FL.
Deadline August 15, 2016
Information: http://www.aninfinitemind.com/healing-together.html

INSTITUTE ON VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND TRAUMA  (IVAT)
21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
August 28 – 31, San Diego, CA.
Information: http://www.ivatcenters.org/Conferences and Workshops
Deadline for Posters: June 15
Information: http://www.ivatcenters.org/tblspeakerpacket_insert.asp
Volunteers application form
Information: http://www.ivatcenters.org/Documents/2016/International/Volunteer_Application_2016.pdf

SOUTH AFRICAN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ON THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN
Seventeenth Annual Conference: call for papers
Information:http://www.sapsac.co.za/docs/CALL_FOR_PAPERS_SAPSAC_17th_CONFERENCE_2016.pdf

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences and Workshops

updated July 5, 2016

ACADEMY FOR EATING DISORDERS
(Surveys show that approximately 60% of RA/MC survivors have eating disorders.)
The Academy for Eating Disorders has a calendar that shows 1 - 4 conferences per month from around the world. Probably few of them discuss dissociative clients directly, but much of what they present would be useful in working with our population.
Information:  edweb.org/index.php/education/education-events

CAPE COD INSTITUTE
Information: http://www.cape.org/2016/bessel_vanderkolk.html
“Internal Family Systems Workshop.”
Presenter: Richard Schwartz
July 18 - 22, Eastham, MA.
Information: http://www.cape.org/2016/richard_schwartz.html
“Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models.”
Presenter: Deborah Korn
August 22-26, Eastham, MA.
Information: http://www.cape.org/2016/deborah_korn.html

DELPHI TRAINING AND CONSULTING

“The Pain Paradox: East Meets West in a New Paradigm for Processing and Moving Beyond Complex Trauma.”
October 7 - 8 Sydney: October 11 - 12, Brisbane: October 15 - 16, Melbourne
Presenter: John Briere
Information: http://delphicentre.com.au

HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY
October 29, Bluefield, WV 
All forms of art, presentations, book signings, Volunteers needed
Information: http://www.healingthroughcreativity.org/#!submit

HOSPITALS
Many hospitals offer free or low-cost workshops, some on issues that are pertinent to dissociative disorders.  It is useful to check your local hospitals as well as Intensive Trauma Therapy, Morgantown, WV, http://www.traumatherapy.us  Centre for Therapy, Kingston, Ont, Canada. http://www.centrefortherapy.ca/events and River Oaks Hospital, http://www.riveroakshospital.com

AN INFINITE MIND
“Healing Together” An Educational and Support Conference on DID
February 3 – 5, 2017, Orlando, FL.
Information: http://www.aninfinitemind.com/healing-together.html

INSTITUTE ON VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND TRAUMA  (IVAT)
21st Annual Summit
Pre-conference: August 26, Orlando, FL
Instructors:  Suzanna Tiapula, Robert Geffner, Mike Hertica, Toby Kleinman,Viola Vaughan-Eden, and Harry Elais, Mary Jo Barrett, Jennifer DeFeo,  Marissa DeFeo,  L. C. Miccio-Fonseca, and Derek Hsieh
Conference: August 28 – 31, San Diego, CA.
Titles of presentations and a partial list of presenters is found at presenters http://www.cvent.com/events/21st-international-summit-on-violence-abuse-and-trauma/agenda-a1bc38fa7eff4940a52df8ea0a780e30.aspx?i=71f2fea9-18f8-446e-b4e1-371ff4c3802b
Information: http://www.ivatcenters.org/

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION (ISSTD)
Chicago Regional Conference: “Dissociative Processes and the Psychodynamics of Complex PTSD.”
11 November, Chcago, IL.
Presenter: Richard Chefetz
Information: http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=481
34th Annual International Conference; “The Ripple Effect: Trauma and Dissociation in the Mainstream.”
Pre-conference: March 30 - March 31, 2017, Arlington, VA.
Conference: April 1 - 3, 2017, Arlington, VA.
Information: https://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=221

IVORY GARDEN
October 7 - 9, Seattle, WA.
Presenters include: Colin A. Ross,  Dana C. Ross, A. Steven Frankel, Laura S. Brown, Joan C. Golston, David L. Calof, Lynn V. Crook, David Shurter, BoyyM, Julie Valenti, Jerry Crimmins, Staci Sprout, Lani Kent, Mary Knight, Fiona Barnett, and Kate White.
Information: https://igdid.org/

THE MEADOWS
Workshops for survivors, therapists, family and friends.
Survivors I, Survivors II, Strengthening Coupleship: Working Together, Love Addiction / Love Avoidance, Family Workshop, Men’s Sexual Recovery, Journey Of A Woman’s Heart: Finding True Intimacy, Healing Intimate Treason: For Partners of Sex Addiction, Healing Heartache: A Grief And Loss Workshop, Spirit: A Somatic Equine Workshop, Mind and Heart: A Mindful Path To Wholehearted Living.
For dates and other information, click the workshop titles at the left on http://www.themeadows.com/workshops/survivors-i-workshop

POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR DISSOCIATIVE SURVIVORS (PODS)
“Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.”
July 16, London
Information:  http://www.pods-online.org.uk/index.php/book-training/tatb/tatb-london  A.
“Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Cmplex PTSD.”
October 15, London: November 12,  Brighton: November 26, Preston.
Information: http://www.pods-online.org.uk/index.php/book-training/tdar/tdar-cambridgeshire

RESTORATION IN CHRIST MINISTRIES
Survivors Retreat: August 4 - 6, 2016, Hendersonville, NC.
Trauma Healing Conference, September 16 - 17, Olathe, KS.
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org

SEEK FIRST MINISTRIES
“Trauma Healing Conference.” for survivors and professionals and lay support people
September 16 - 17, Olahe, KS
Presenters include: Diane Hawkins, Wanda Morgan, Laurie Morris, and Melissa Finger
Information: http://www.traumacopingsystem.com/

S.M.A.R.T.
The 2016 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
August 13 – 14, Windsor Locks, CT.
Presenters: Alison Miller, Eileen Aveni, Jeri Shivans, Neil Brick, Randy Noblitt, and Pamela Noblitt
Information: https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

SOUTH AFRICAN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ON THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN
Seventeenth Annual Conference on Child Abuse: “Toward Multi-Disciplinary Expertise in the Handling of Child Abuse.”
June 29 - July 1, Pretoria, South Africa
Information: http://www.sapsac.co.za/conference.php


6th Annual SOUTHEASTERN EATING DISORDER Conference
“Trauma Informed Approaches to Eating Disorder Treatment.”
Presenters: Pam Kelle, Buck Runyon, Karen Beerbower and Pamela Trout, Melissa Spann, Leah Graves, Cathy Reto, Marian McGavran, Kim Dennis, Nicole Siegfried, Lee Roach and Karen Brown, Kelly Turner, and Linda Buchanan.
August 28 - 29, New Orleans LA.
Information: http://theseedconference.com/

TALOMIN BOOKS
"Treating Complex Trauma."
Presenter: Leah Giarratano
July 7 - 8, Sydney: July 14 - 15, Melbourne; July 21 - 22, Brisbane: July 28 - 29, Perth: August 4 - 5, Adelaide: August 11 - 12, Auckland.
“Treating PTSD”
Presenter: Leah Giarratano
May 12 -13, Brisbane: June 2 - 3, Cairns: June 9 - 10, Perth: June 16 - 17 Adelaide: June 23 - 24 Aukland
Information: https://www.talominbooks.com/html/store/training/details.asp?prodid=198

THE TRAUMA CENTER AT JUSTICE RESOURCE INSTITUTE
The 27th Annual International Trauma  Conference
Pre-Conference: June 1 - 2, Boston, MA.
Presenters include: Margaret Blaustein, Kristine Kinniburgh, Joseph Spinazzola, Joshua Arvidson, Jon Ebert, Natalie Turner, Hilary Hodgdon, Laurel Parnell, Peter A. Levine, Joseph Spinazzola, Dave Dorvilier, Valerie Krpata, with members of the JRI Trauma Drama Ensemble, Elizabeth Warner, Alexandra Cook, Heather Finn, Anne Westcott, Bill Watson, Nancy Smith-Watson, Jim Tasse, Mary Gauthier, Amy Speace, Licia Sky, Bessel van der Kolk, Ed Hamlin, Thomas Collura, David Hagedorn, Laurence Hirshberg,  Paul Frewen,  Rex L Cannon, Sebern Fisher, and Richard Jacobs.
Conference: June 3 - 4, Boston, MA.
Presenters include: Bessel van der Kolk, Martin Teicher, Georg Northoff, Paul Frewen, David Emerson, Norman Doidge, Michael Mithoefer,  Richard Schwartz, Wendy D’Andrea, Lou Bergholz, Meg Stone, Elisabeth Warner, Amber Elisabeth Gray, Shelly Uram, Laurel Parnell, Peter Levine, Paula Thomson, David Emerson, Phyllis Booth, Hilary Hodgdon, Ainat Rogel, Frank Anderson, Dafna Lender. Sat Bir Khalsa, and Richard Schwartz.
The Trauma Center's 5th Annual Summer Training Institute 
July 18 - 22,  Cape Cod, MA.
Presenters include: Martin Teicher, Georg Northoff, Laurel Parnell, Paul Frewen, Paula Thomson, Phyllis Booth, Peter Levine, and Norman Doidge.
Information: http://www.traumacenter.org/
Bessel van der Kolk's complete speaking schedule is at:
http://www.traumacenter.org/about/speaking_schedule.php

VILLA LINDENFEL
Offers one- and two-year courses on dissociation and extreme abuse as well as a variety of day-long and week-long workshops.
Faculty include: Gaby Breitenbach, Michaela Dressler, Katharina Drexler, Monika Harsch, Thomas Kühler, Thomas Lang, Klaus Nouvertné, Harald Requardt, Werner Tschan, Ralf Vogt and invited guests.
Information: http://villa-lindenfels.de

Webinars

updated July 6, 2016

ACADEMY FOR EATING DISORDERS
Webinar series on issues in eating disorders: some are 4-session series. $25 per Webinar: some free. Recordings of past Webinars are available.
Information:  http://www.aedweb.org/web/index.php/education/education-events

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION (ESTD)
Studies and Surveys: Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD)
Network study: a web-based educational video program for DD clients and their therapists which focuses on improving clients’ safety and their ability to manage dissociation and emotions.
Information: http://www.estd.org/

JANINA FISHER
Webinar series on complex trauma and dissociation "Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma," "Working with Trauma-Related Dissociation and Complexity," "Principles and Challenges of Trauma Treatment," and an Australian series.
Some titles: "Sadistic, Malevolent and/or Cult Abuse Alters"
"Working with Chronic Pain"
"'Pastel' Dissociative Disorders: the Challenges of Work with Underwhelming Clients"
"The Challenges of Integration: Homogeneity or Collaboration?"
Information: http://www.janinafisher.com/seminar.php

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION (ISSTD)
Downloads of past Webinars.
Presenters include Richard P. Kluft, Pat Ogden, Kathy Steele, Janina Fisher, Richard J. Lowenstein, Bethany Brand, and Catherine Fine, Lisa Danylchuk, Christine Forner, Bob Slater, Warwick Middleton,Victor Welzant, and Martin Dorahy.
Live Webinars (open to those who are not ISSTD members.
) Presenters include Richard P. Kluft, Pat Ogden, Kathy Steele, Janina Fisher, Richard J. Lowenstein, Bethany Brand, and Catherine Fine.
Information: http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=58

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE CLINICAL APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
"Rethinking Trauma."
Presenters: Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, Daniel Siegel, Sebern Fisher, Ruth Lanius, Laurel Parnell, Richard Schwartz, and David Grand.
“New Treatments for Trauma: 2013 Therapy Program”
Presenters: Peter Levina, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Stephen Porges, Francine Shapiro, Ruth Lanius.
Also “New Treatments for Trauma 2012 and "New Treatments for Trauma 2011.”
Information: http://www.nicabm.com/programs/trauma/

PROFESSIONAL PSYCH SEMINARS
On-line courses on a wide variety of subjects, including trauma, eating disorders, adolescents and families, self-injury/suicide, and psychopharmacology.
Information: http://www.psychsem.com/onlinecourses/

THE TRAUMA CENTER OF THE JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTER 

National Action Partnership on Polyvictimization: Complex Trauma Webinar Series
Information: http://www.traumacenter.org/initiative/Polyvictimization_Webinars_2014_rev.pdf
Past Webinars are available on their website.
Information: http://www.traumacenter.org