Support Organizations and Newsletters for Survivors

Organizations with Newsletters

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) puts out an e-mail magazine, “Multiple Parts” three times a year. Also offers workshops and resources. You can download back issues of “Multiple Parts” for free at http://www.pods-online.org.uk/magazine.html

Restoration  in Christ has two monthly newsletters for survivors: Prayer Matters Newsletter and Survivor Matters Newsletter. Workshops, tapes, books, articles, and an excellent list of ethical guidelines.Information at http://www.cm-usa.org

S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Minsd Control and Ritual Abuse Today) A bi-monthly newletter containing news items and announcements of articles is available in print or e-mail form. Sponsors a yearly conference. Back issues of the newletter are down-loadable at http://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/. Information at http://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/subscribe-contribute

The Surviving Spirit is a monthly e-mail newsletter that focuses on healing and the arts. Workshops, speakers’ bureau. Information at http://survivingspirit.com/

Survivorship has a literary journal published three times a year and a bimonthly newsletter with news of the organization and announcements of events. Articles, ritual calendar, conference calendar, and message boards. Information at http://www.survivorship.org/ 

TAG (Trauma and Abuse Group)  sends out a monthly e-mail newsletter giving information about events in England. There is also a journal “Interact” with articles on trauma, attachment and dissociation. Workshops, resources. Information at http://www.tag-uk.net

Additional Organizations and Websites

Addictions: A comprehensive treatment directory.  www.treatment4addiction.com

ASCA: (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) by the Morris Center.  Resources and support groups in the USA, Australia, South Africa and online for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse. http://www.ascasupport.org/



The Awareness Center: The International Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA.) Articles, news items from around the world, information on Jewish laws pertaining to sexual assault. http://theawarenesscenter.blogspot.com/

David Baldwin Trauma Pages:
 Started in 1995, this site includes thousands of resources on trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD and dissociation, and information about various therapeutic aproaches. www.trauma-pages.com

The Child Abuse Monument Project. A joint survivor/artist project in Toronto, Ontario. Also has information on workshops and groups for survivors. http://www.irvingstudios.com/child_abuse_survivor_monument/index.html

Eating Disorders. Resources and articles for people with eating disorders, therapists and families.  http://www.somethingfishy.org  


Harassment and bullying: Focus on workplace bullying; much of the information and resources apply to other situations  http://www.bullyonline.org

HealthyPlace: America’s Mental Health Channel. Many resources, including psychological tests and full prescribing information for all drugs used to treat mental health conditions. www.healthyplace.com/

Hotlines familiar with RA issues:
     Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR): 510-845-7273
     San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR): 415-647-7273
     The Women’s Center, Cambridge, MA: 617-354-8807

An Infinite Mind. Offers a yearly conference, workshops on equine-assisted  therapy, support groups for survivors with DID in Florida. http://www.aninfinitemind.com

isurvive.
An English organization for survivors of all kinds of child abuse, including ritual abuse. Message boards, survivor artwork, resources. At http://www.isurvive.org/articles/ you will find a new project: on-line journal with articles from survivors and therapists at http://www.isurvive.org/articles/  http://www.isurvive.org/


M.A.S.A. (Mothers against Sexual Abuse). Educational resources, information on drafting legislation and lobbying, national resource referral network.  http://www.againstsexualabuse.org/

Multiple Treasures: Christian support for RA and MPD/DID, including books, resources, chat rooms, message board. http://multipletreasures.org/

Restoration in Christ Ministries. Founded by Tom and Diane Hawkins, RCM ministers to ritual abuse survivors. . http://www.rcm-usa.org

“Self-injury: You are NOT the only one.” A very complete and practical site – even has information on first aid. http://www.palace.net/~llama/psych/injury.html

SNAP: A US/Canadian self-help organization of men and women sexually abused by clergy. http://www.snapnetwork.org/

“Suicide: Read this first.” A personal, non-shaming approach to suicidality. http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/


Treatment centers familiar with ritual abuse issues:
     Del Amo Hospital (CA)  //www.delamotreatment.com /
    The Center for Posttraumatic Disorders Program (Washington DC) http://www.thecenteratpiw.com/home.html 
    River Oaks Hospital (LA) http://www.riveroakshospital.com/home.html
    Sheppard-Pratt Trauma Disorders Service (MD) http://www.traumaatsp.org/
    Timberlawn Mental Health System (TX) http://timberlawn.com/programs/inpatient/trauma/ http://timberlawn.com/

    Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital (MI): http://www.tworivershospital.com

If you know of an organization that you would like to see included, please write us at rahome@ra-info.org. and tell us about it. Thank you!

updated on 6/18/2014