Ritual abuse conference, newsletter, survivor accounts, day care sex abuse

April 13, 2009 § Leave a comment

The newest ritual abuse conference information with a speaker schedule is at : http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
A conference to help survivors of severe child abuse (ritual abuse) and torture will be held on August 14  – 16, 2009, between 8 – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel near Bradley International Airport, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA).  This conference will help educate survivors of this abuse and their helpers.  Pre-registration is preferred.  For information write  S.M.A.R.T., P. O Box 1295, Easthampton, MA 01027-1295 E-mail: smartnews@aol.com, conference information is at: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

SMART’s newsletter with information on the statute of limitations, child pornography, clergy abuse and ritual abuse is at http://ritualabuse.us/2009/04/issue-86-may-2009/

Therapy for adults molested as children by John Briere “It is my clinical impression, supported by a growing body of research, that many (although not all) survivor reports of previously unavailable abuse memories represent actual occurrences. To the extent that this is true, there exists a certain unpleasant irony: By negating true accounts of sexual abuse, our culture may be accomplishing exactly what it discounts in the survivor: “Repressing” or wishing away things that are too painful to tolerate in conscious awareness.” p. 48 – Springer Publishing Company, 1996 ISBN 082615641X,  9780826156419, 256 pages http://books.google.com/books?id=tyz0GlsdxiUC
books by John Briere – http://www.johnbriere.com/books.htm

Sexual Abuse in Day Care: A National Study – Executive Summary – March 1998 – Finklehor, Williams, Burns, Kalinowski “The study identified 270 “cases” of sexual abuse in day care meaning 270 facilities where substantiated abuse had occurred involving a total of 1639 victimized children….This yielded an estimate of 500 to 550 reported and substantiated cases and 2500 victims for the three-year period. Although this is a large number, it must be put in the context of 229,000 day care facilities nationwide service seven million children….allegations of ritual abuse (“the invocation of religious, magical or supernatural symbols of activities”) occurred in 13% of the cases.” The authors divided these cases into “true cult-based ritual,” pseudo-ritualism” with a primary goal of sexual gratification and ritual being used to intimidate the children from disclosing and “psychopathological ritualism” the activities being “primarily the expression of an individuals obsessional or delusional system.” http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/1c/82/61.pdf

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