Safety Notice

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

Ellen Lacter has written a very thorough and moving article on forced perpetration. You can find it at

A series of webinars on ritual abuse is being planned by The  International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation for 2017.
The first one was:
Ritual Abuse Special All-Day Webinar
Ritual Abuse/MindControl/Organized Abuse
To date, all webinars have been open to non-ISSTD members.

Here is a page with literally hundreds of articles on safety in all sort of places and situations. Well worth reading!

Many Voices: back issues from 1989 to 2012 are available online now. The list of articles on RA and sadistic abuse is here: The link to open up those issues is here:

*  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.

* David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages have been updated and new resources added.

* 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. 

* 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.

* The entire contents of the journal Dissociation (540 issues) are on the web in pdf format. Go to 

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

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



“Bridges to the Future: The Impact of Trauma and Dissociation on Human Dignity: Local and Global Perspectives.”

Presenters include: Robert Neimeyer, Edward Tick, Donna Hicks, Tally Tripp, Linda Gantt, Fran Waters, Na’ama Yehuda, Renee Marks, Laurie Parker, Tim Brewerton, Ken Benau, Ulrich Lanius, Frank Corrigan, Rick Hohfeler, A. Steven Frankel, Christine Forner, Richard P. Kluft, Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, Michael Salter, Adah Sachs, and Lynette Danylchuk

Dates: March 22-26, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL


International Conference on Development Trauma and Dissociation 2018

Presented by CTC Psychological Services and ISSTD

Presenters: Ruth Lanius, Martin Dorahy, Richard Chafetz, and Joyanna Silberg

Dates: June 23-24, 2018
Location: The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, UK



Integrating Neurobiology, Developmental Science and the Phase Approach to Psychotherapy of Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder

Presenters: Joan Haliburn and Jan Ewing

Dates: September 14-15, 2018

Location: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Tasmania


Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders – Part II

Dates: Fridays, Sept 14, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14, 2018, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, and Apr 14, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Central Time

Faculty: Jean Goodwin, MD, Naomi Rosborough, LPC-S, Rosalie Hyde LCSW


Exploring Complex Issues in Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Adolescents

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Presenters: Renee Marks, Joyanna Silberg, Robert Slater, Fran Waters, Na’ama Yehuda


Relational Aspects of Therapy

Date: June 8, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Presenter: Philip Kinsler

EMDR and Dissociation: An Introduction to the Progressive Approach

Date: July 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Presenter: Dolores Mosquera

Dissociation 101: A Cursory Overview of the Field and the Neurobiology of the Disorder and Complex Trauma

Date: September 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Presenter: Christine Forner

RAMCOA (Ritual Abuse, MInd Control and Organized Abuse): Advanced Workshop

Date: October, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Presenters: TBA

Rules for Blending

Date: November 9, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Presenter: A. Steven Frankel

For addition information, check the conference and training webpages at

For questions, please contact Mary Pat Hanlin at

2018 conferences in Europe

World Congress of Psychotherapy
Amsterdam: 7 - 9 June 2018
Marylene Cloitre, an expert in DID and complex trauma is a keynote speaker at this conference. Several presentations are on trauma-informed therapy and complex trauma-related disorders.


“How to Understand, Diagnose and Treat Complex Trauma-Generated Dissociation: An Integrative and Practical Introduction”
Debrecen, Hungary: 11 - 12 May 2018
Presenters: Prof. Dr. Onno Van Der Hart and Dr. Suzette Boon