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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

*  Ritual Dates for 2017 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, and polytheist groups . 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.

Important new books

Miller Jade and illustrated by Zaninetti, Germán. Dear Little Ones: Dissociative Identity Disorder for Young Alters. 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

COMING EVENTS

Call for Submissions

updated June 3, 2017

INSTITUTE ON VIOLENCE, ABUSE, AND TRAUMA (IVAT)
IVAT is calling for abstracts of papers for two Special Issues of the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) “Financial Costs of Child Sexual Abuse Experienced by Individuals and Families across the Lifespan” and “Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of PreK-12 Students by School Personnel.”
Deadline (extended): August 21.
For information on submitting, see https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wcsa

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION (ISSTD) 
“Bridges to the Future: The Impact of Trauma and Dissociation on Human Dignity: Local and Global Perspectives.”
March 22 - 26, 2018, Chicago, IL.
Call for proposals opens August 1, 2017.

Conferences and Workshops

updated June 3, 2017

Australia

DELPHI TRAINING AND CONSULTING

““What’s Snow White Got To Do With It? Working with Complex Trauma.”
 
12 May, Sydney: May 19, Melbourne: May 26, Brisbane: August 4, Perth
Presenter: Naomi Halpern

“The Neuroaffective Compass Model: Working with Complex Trauma and Disorganized Attachment in Children, Adults and Families.”
September 5- 6, Melbourne: September 9- 10, Brisbane: September 13- 14, Sydney
Presenter: Naomi Halpern 
Information: http://delphicentre.com.au

TALOMIN BOOKS
“Treating PTSD”
Sydney: June 8 - 9, Adelaide: June 15 - 16, Perth: June 22 - 23, Wellington, NZ:
Presenter: Leah Giarratano
Information: https://www.talominbooks.com/html/store/training/default.asp?catid=4
“Treating Complex Trauma.”
July 13 - 14,  Brisbane: July 20 - 21,  Melbourne:July 27 - 28,  Sydney: August 3 - 4,  Wellington NZ: October 19 - 20, Perth: October 26 - 27, 2Adelaide.  
Presenter: Leah Giarratano
Information: https://www.talominbooks.com/html/store/training/default.asp?catid=4

Denmark

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMATIC STRESS STUDIES
The 15th Annual Meeting of the ESTSS: “Child Maltreatment Across the Lifespan”
Pre-conference workshops
June 1, Odense Denmark.
Information: http://estss2017.eu/schedule/
June 2 - 4, Odense, Denmark.
Speakers include: Andrea Danese, Grete Dyb, Ester Deblinger, Maggie Schauer, David Fergussson, Martin Teicher, and Raija-Leena Punamaki.
Information: http://estss2017.eu/

Faroe Islands

NORDIC ASSOCIATION FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
10th Nordic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
August 20 - 22, 2018 in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.

Germany

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
“The Changing Faces of Trauma Memory.”
Trauma Symposium of the Trauma-Institut-Leipzig.
June 16 -17,  Leipzig, Germany.
Presenters include: Rosemarie Barwinski, Valerie Sinason,
Renee Marks, Irina Vogt, Ralf Vogt, Winja Lutz, Thomas Haudel, Geogr. Salina Centgraf, and Sabine Hampf  
Information: http://www.estd.org/news/trauma-potentials-vi/

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

Switzerland

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
ESTD Conference: “Abuse and Neglect: Challenges for Therapy, Prevention, and Justice.”
Pre-conference: November 8, Berne, Switzerland.
November 9 - 11, Berne, Switzerland.
Presenters include: Karl Heinz Brisch, Kirsten Böök, Dolores Mosquera,  Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis, Regula Schwager, and Adrian Kaegi.
Information: http://www.estd2017.org/Programme/

United Kingdom

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION-UK with the National Health Service and PODS
“Trauma-Related Complex Dissociation: Origins and Consequences: Part 1 and Part 2.”
(must take all four sessions) starts October 19 - 20, Cardiff, Wales.
 Information: https://bookwhen.com/fpp
ESTD-UK Post-Foundation Course: "Working Therapeutically with Complex Traumatic Dissociation.”
(must take all four sessions) October 14 - 15 and November 18 - 19, London. England.
Information: https://bookwhen.com/fpp

POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR DISSOCIATIVE SURVIVORS (PODS)
“Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Complex PTSD.”
July 8, London.
“Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice.”
September 29, Peterborough: October 14, Bristol: November 4, Nottingham: December 2, London.
“Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals”
June 10, Stirling: June 24, Bristol: November 3, Nottingham 
Information: http://www.pods-online.org.uk/index.php/training/table-of-events

United States of America

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
“Frontiers of Trauma Treatment.”
July 3 - 7, Eastham, MA.
Presenter: Bessel van der Kolk  
Information: http://www.cape.org/2017/bessel_vanderkolk.html
“Internal Family Systems Workshop.”
July 24 - 28, Eastham, MA.
Presenter: Richard Schwartz 
Information: http://www.cape.org/2017/richard_schwartz.html
“Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models.”  
July 31 - August 4, Eastham, MA.
Presenter: Deborah Korn 
Information: http://www.cape.org/2017/deborah_korn.html
“Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation.”
August 7 - 11, Eastham, MA.
Presenter: Janina Fisher  
Information: http://www.cape.org/2017/janina_fisher.html

DID DISCOVERING HOPE
Christian Educational Conference “Creating Resilience”
October 7, Tampa FL.
Presenters include: Colin Ross, Julie Beach Hill, Darlene Williams, and P4T - Peace4Tarpon Trauma (a grassroots Informed Community Initiative.)
Information: http://www.diddiscoveringhope.org/conference

EMDR INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
“EMDR Therapy: New Frontiers.”
August 24 - 27, Bellevue, WA.
Information: http://www.emdria.org/page/2017EMDRIACo

HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY
“West Virginia Arts - Healing Through Creativity - Pilot Mountain Poetry”
Free art event for survivors of all sorts of trauma, RA-friendly. You may submit art, which will me mounted, or poetry, which will be read for you.
September 30, Pilot VA.
Information: http://www.healingthroughcreativity.org/

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 The Meadows http://www.themeadows.net/ and River Oaks Hospital, http://www.riveroakshospital.com

IN INFINITE MIND
"Healing Together"
February 9 - 11, 2018, Orlando Fl.
Proposals open in June: full conference information available in October.
Post Conference workshop: “Processing Healing Together Through Art.”
Presenter: Kim Snow 

Information: http://www.aninfinitemind.com/healing-together.html

INSTITUTE ON VIOLENCE, ABUSE, AND TRAUMA (IVAT)
22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
September 22 27, San Diego, CA.
Information: http://www.ivatcenters.org/Conferences.html

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION (ISSTD) 
Teleseminar: Anchorage. “Introduction to the Treatment of Complex Trauma Part 1.”
Thursdays 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM; Sept. 7, Oct. 10, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 2017, Jan. 11 and Feb. 8, 2018
Presenter:  Kimber R. Olson.
Information: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=ISSTD&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=ca43fd64-b2e1-4f83-a7d5-81c5756e5101
Anchorage Regional Conference
June 12- 17, Anchorage, AK.  
Presenters: Renee Marks and Jim Knipe.
  
Information: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=ISSTD&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=ed70b2bf-2360-4d5e-a128-d27b1afa62ff
“Introduction to the Treatment of Complex Trauma: Part 1.”
6 two and half sessions, in person.
Thursdays 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM; September 7, October 10, November 2, December 7, 2017, Jan. 11, 2018 and Feb. 8, 2018, Anchorage, AK.
Presenter: Kimber Olsen.
For complete listings of trainings offered, including classes in Spanish and German, see http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=15
Denver Regional Conference
September 8, Westminster CO.
Information: http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=221
Baltimore Regional Conference
October 21,  Baltimore, MD.
Information: http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=221 
  
Syracuse Regional Conference
Date: September 22, Syracuse, NY.
Baltimore Regional Conference
October 21, Baltimore, MD.
Annual Conference
March 22 - 26 2018, Chicago, IL.
Information: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=isstd&WebCode=EventList&FromSearchControl=Yes

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TRAUMATIC STRESS 
STUDIES (ISTSS)
33rd Annual Meeting: “trauma and Complexity: From Self to Cells.”
Pre-meeting: November 8, Chicago IL.
A networking event for young researchers and clinicians.
Information: https://www.istss.org/am17/paper-in-a-day.aspx
Meeting: November 9 - 11,  Chicago IL.
Presenters include: Christine Heim, Kenneth Kendler, Bethany Brand, Julian Ford, Michael Mithoefer, Angelique Cramer and Nnamdi Pole,
Information: https://www.istss.org/am17/home.aspx

IVORY GARDEN
“Demystifying Trauma-Informed-Care within the Dissociative Spectrum.” 
October 19 - 27 2017, Seattle, WA.
 
Presenters include: Colin Ross, Sandra Paulsen, Dana Ross, Steven Frankel, Laura Brown, David Calof, Lynn Crook, Julie Valenti, Jerry Crimmins, Staci Sprout, Mary Knight, Kim Lincoln, Naomi Lombardi, Kate White, Joshua Moore, and Emily Jaeg
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

MINNEAPOLIS TRAUMA PROJECT
“Attachment, Affect Regulation, and Sexuality.”
October 6, West St. Paul, MN.
Presenter: Alex Katehakis
Information: http://www.mntraumaproject.org/alex-katehakis-workshop
“Engaging Traumatized Clients Who Avoid Attachment, Closeness, and Painful Feelings”
November 3 - 4, West St. Paul, MN.
Presenter: Robert Muller, PhD
  
Information:http://www.mntraumaproject.org/robert-muller-workshop
There are also interesting workshops for professionals and for the general public


RESTORATION IN CHRIST MINISTRIES  
Counselors' Retreat July 27 - 30, Hendersonville, NC.
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/Events-Upcoming.html
DID Training Program
Week 1: Primary Identity Approach
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/CDT-Week-1.html
July 31 - August 4, Hendersonville, NC.
Week 2: Prenatal Healing I
Aug 7 - 11, Hendersonville, NC.
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/CDT_Week-2.html
Ritual Abuse Training Program
Week 1: Ritual Abuse and Spiritual Warfare
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/Certification-Details.html
October 9 - 11, Hendersonville, NC.
Week 2: Ritual Abuse and Prenatal Healing
Aug 7 - 11, Hendersonville, NC.
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/CDT_Week-2.html
Week 3: Ritual Abuse Dynamics I and Spiritual Warfare Dynamics II
October 9-13, Grottoes, VA.
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/CDT_Week-3.html
Week 4: Ritual Abuse Dynamics II and Prenatal Healing II
October 16 - 20, Grottoes, VA.
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/CDT_Week-4.html

SMART
“The 2017 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference.”
 
August 11 - 13, 2017, 
Windsor Locks, CT.
Presenters Include:  Neil Brick, Eileen Aveni,  Cynthia Mochowski and Pia Moorland,  
and Manjot Singh Khalsa. 
Information: https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

SNAP (Survivors' Network of Those Abused by Priests)
The 2017 Annual SNAP Conference
August 11 - 13, 2017, Washington, DC.
  
Information: http://www.snapnetwork.org

THE TRAUMA CENTER AT JUSTICE RESOURCE INSTITUTE 
6th Annual Summer Training Institute
July 17 - 21, Hyannis, MA.
Presenters include: Joseph Spinazzola, David Emerson, Margaret Blaustein, Jana Pressly, Julie Brown, Richard Schwartz, JRI Trauma Drama Ensemble.
Information: http://www.traumacenter.org/training/summer_institute_2017.phpInformation: http://www.traumacenter.org/training/Trauma_Conf_2017.php
Bessel van der Kolk's complete speaking schedule is at: http://www.traumacenter.org/about/speaking_schedule.php

Webinars

updated June 3, 2017

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

CONFER
Seven on-line modules containing videos, audio tracks, , recommended reading, slides, texts, references and a forum for discussion., including “The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation.” There are also archives of seminars and conferences on a wide variety of subjects. Among the presenters are Remy Aquarone, Adah Sachs, and Valerie Sinason.
Discount code at http://www.estd.org/confer/
Information: http://www.confer.uk.com/

EMDRIA
Distance Learning Programs
On-line trainings, on-line workshops and presentations.
Information: http://www.emdria.org/?page=54

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
Up-coming Webinars
Information for all Webinars  https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=isstd&WebCode=EventList&FromSearchControl=Yes
“Recognizing Dissociative Processes in Your Casework.”
June 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Presenter: Richard Chafetz.
“Engaging, Working Through and Ending: A Phase Approach to Complex Trauma in Adolescence: The Case of Annie.”
July 14, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Presenter: Joan Haliburn, MD
A series of webinars on ritual abuse is being planned for 2017.

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/

RESTORATION IN CHRIST MINISTRIES 
June 9: Bringing Healing to DID
past webinars (video)www.rcm-usa.org/frm-March-2017-Recording-Webinar.asp
Training Webinar 1: Dynamics of DID
Information: http://www.rcm-usa.org/frm-recording-Feb-2017-webinar.asp
Training Webinar 2: Spiritual Warfare Dynamics

THE TRAUMA CENTER OF THE JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTER 

National Action Partnership on Polyvictimization: Complex Trauma Webinar Series
The following webinars available as  web archives with downloadable slides.
“Diagnostic Issues in Polyvictimized Children and Adults.”
Presenter: Julian Ford (University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic )
“Polyvictimization Considerations in the Judicial System.”
Presenter: Julian Ford (University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic )
Biological and Developmental Impact of Polyvictimization.”
Presenter: Bessel van der Kolk (Trauma Center at JR)
“Polyvictimization and Sexual Exploitation of Young Girls and Women.”
Presenter: Lisa Goldblatt Grace (My Life My Choice Program )
“Polyvictimization and Sexual Exploitation of Young Boys and Men.”
Presenter: Steven Procopio (Trauma Center at JRI)
“Impact of Polyvictimization on K-12 Schools.”
Presenter: Christopher Blodgett (Washington State University)
“Polyvictimization and Urban Communities of Color.”
Presenters: Bradley Stolbach (Chicago Child Trauma Center)
Kathryn Bocanegra (Enlace Chicago)
Linda Rich (Drexel University College of Medicine)
“Impact of Polyvictimization on Early Learning.”
Presenters: Joshua Arvidson (Alaska Child Trauma Center)
Christopher Blodgett (Washington State University)
“Impact of Polyvictimization on LGBTQ Youth and Adults.”
Presenter: Aliza Yarrow (Trauma Center at JRI) 

Information: http://www.traumacenter.org/initiatives/Polyvictimization_Webinars_2014_rev.pdf