MS-13 Satanic killing, Trump rape accuser, Organised Sexual Abuse, Flaws in satanic panic theory, Witch-Hunt Narrative, Ritual Abuse Network Scotland, Defining Ritual Abuse

October 7, 2020 Comments Off on MS-13 Satanic killing, Trump rape accuser, Organised Sexual Abuse, Flaws in satanic panic theory, Witch-Hunt Narrative, Ritual Abuse Network Scotland, Defining Ritual Abuse


-Third MS-13 member linked to 2017 death of Houston girl sentenced to four decades in federal prison “
– Young woman in satanic killing identified
– Trump Rape Accuser Says Slander Isn’t a Presidential Duty
– Organised Sexual Abuse – Michael Salter
– Dr. Sarah Nelson – The Discourse of Disbelief
– Flaws in satanic panic theory
– Rebuttals of “Satanic Panic” Theory and “False Memory Syndrome”
– The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children by Ross E. Cheit “many of the cases at the core of the witch-hunt narrative involved compelling evidence of abuse”
– Ritual Abuse Network Scotland – Highly confidential support and information for survivors of RA
– Defining Ritual Abuse https://www.rans.org.uk/ritual-abuse.html


Third MS-13 member linked to 2017 death of Houston girl sentenced to four decades in federal prison
Rebecca Hennes Sep. 29, 2020


A third member of the transnational MS-13 gang — convicted recently by an Ohio federal court — has been linked to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Houston girl whose death was widely speculated to be part of a Satanic ritual.
Police found the slain body of Genesis Cornejo-Alvarado on the side of a road in the 8900 block of Sharpcrest in Chinatown. She was shot in the head and chest….


It was widely reported in 2017 that authorities believed a satanic ritual was a factor in Cornejo-Alvarado’s death. While searching the apartment of Alvarez-Flores and Hernandez-Rivera, police found an altar to Santa Muerte, the Mexican folk saint of death that has been prominently tied to the criminal syndicate, according to federal court records.
A police investigator, while grilling Alvarez-Flores — whose nickname was “Diabolico” — on the death, fixated on what the altar meant, according to a Houston Police Department report shared in federal documents.


But investigators also stated in court records following the 2017 arrests that Cornejo-Alvarado had been dating a man with the rival 18th Street gang— also a transnational syndicate. Both gangs were founded in Los Angeles….
In translated interviews with Alvarez-Flores and Hernandez-Rivera nearly two weeks after the teen girl’s death, investigators asked them in detail about the Santa Muerte altar.
An investigator said “he heard the real reason why Genesis … was killed” and that it was to offer her soul to the folk deity.
Alvarez-Flores denied that Cornejo-Alvarado was sacrificed or that he prayed to the devil. He said he looked to Santa Muerte for a never-ending source of marijuana and for protection “against the law.” Alvarez-Flores also denied killing the teen girl…. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/houston/article/Third-MS-13-member-linked-to-2017-death-of-15607129.php


Young woman in satanic killing identified
Victim identified as missing Jersey Village teen John D. Harden , Houston Chronicle March 6, 2017 Authorities confirmed Monday the identity of a young girl who was allegedly killed as part of a satanic ritual and dumped on a side road in mid-February as that of a missing Jersey Village teen.
For weeks the girl’s identity remained a mystery until a witness to the murder recently came forward, leading to the arrest of two men, according to police. At the time police released only the victim’s first name — Genesis….
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Medical-examiner-IDs-young-women-shot-dumped-in-10981191.php


Trump Rape Accuser Says Slander Isn’t a Presidential Duty
By Erik Larson
October 5, 2020
Justice Department wants to swap U.S. for Trump as defendant
Carroll says he wasn’t acting officially in calling her a liar   The New York advice columnist who claims President Donald Trump raped her in a department store dressing room two decades ago asked a judge to deny a Justice Department request to substitute the U.S. government as the defendant in her defamation lawsuit. E. Jean Carroll, who went public with her claims last year and sued Trump after he called her a liar, said in a court filing Monday that the U.S. effort misapplies a federal law intended to protect government workers from lawsuits related to their jobs. The law doesn’t apply because the allegedly defamatory statements weren’t part of Trump’s official duties, she said….   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-06/trump-rape-accuser-says-defamation-isn-t-part-of-president-s-job  


Organised Sexual Abuse
Michael Salter Nov 2012
Routledge
https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oPnh6nPKnvoC&rdid=book-oPnh6nPKnvoC&rdot=1&source=gbs_atb


Organised Sexual Abuse offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of this phenomenon. Since the early 1980s, social workers and mental health professionals around the globe have encountered clients reporting sexual abuse by organized groups or networks. These allegations have been amongst the most controversial in debates over child sexual abuse, raising many unanswered questions. Are reports of organized abuse factual or the product of moral panic and false memories? If these reports are true, what is the appropriate response? The fields of child protection and psychotherapy have been polarised over the issue. And, although cases of organized abuse continue to be uncovered, a reasoned and evidence-based analysis of the subject is long overdue.


Examining the existing evidence, and supplementing it with further qualitative research, in this book Michael Salter addresses: the relationship between sexual abuse and organized abuse; questions over the veracity of testimony; the gap between the policing response to sexual abuse and the realities of child sexual exploitation; the contexts in which sexually abusive groups develop and operate; the role of religion and ritual in subcultures of multi-perpetrator sexual abuse; as well as the experience of adults and children with histories of organized abuse in the criminal justice system and health system. Organized Sexual Abuse thus provides a definitive analysis that will be of immense value to those with professional and academic interests in this area.


Dr. Sarah Nelson – The Discourse of Disbelief
The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, August 8 – 9, 2020.
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2020-conference/dr-sarah-nelson-the-discourse-of-disbelief/ 

“The Discourse of Disbelief”
Sarah Nelson MA PhD, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee
Judith Herman: “In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens”.


Flaws in satanic panic theory
In my book (Nelson, 2016), I describe numerous flaws in satanic panic theory which had to be either unnoticed or ignored.
In summary:


• There WAS no widespread panic – most professionals and lay people remained unaware of these disclosures and behaviours. Only a small, often isolated minority of police, psychiatrists and counsellors, journalists, child protection professionals and foster parents had encountered them, and most of their own colleagues were sceptical of their belief.


• Nothing could be further from the truth than the claim that professionals and random feminists pursued satanic abuse theory with passion or zeal.

That anyone would actually want to find it, or would be pleased and zealous in pursuit, was bitterly laughable. Even for people experienced in working with CSA, it was the worst, most disorienting and traumatising knowledge in the world, challenging all your beliefs and your assumptions about human beings. Ritual abuse cases also brought many professionals considerable fears for their personal safety.


• The scapegoats and folk devils in classic moral panic theory (Cohen, 2002) should have been the accused adults. Instead they have been the professionals who took children into care, and/or publicly professed a belief that ritual abuse existed.


• Another essential feature of ‘moral panics’ in classic sociological theory is that these are promoted, carried and encouraged by the media. But most media, after a brief flurry of salacious interest, became not supportive but hostile in their coverage of ritual abuse. Most media have supported accused parents and adults with standing in their communities.


• The verbal disclosures, actions and behaviours of children and adults abused in ritual settings were so baffling, so esoteric and so unlike content previously heard that it would be incredibly difficult or impossible generate these words, actions and behaviour through pressured interviewing techniques by, for instance social workers. It was in fact the foster parents of children taken into care in both Nottingham (England) and Orkney (Scotland), not professionals, who produced by far the most evidence of children’s bizarre statements, drawings and actions. These were ordinary people who were baffled and disturbed by what they witnessed and heard from the children placed in their care.


• People, including journalists, lost their critical faculties. For instance, on Orkney claims were spread that one ‘born-again’ Christian basic grade social worker, CF, influenced Orkney and Strathclyde social work departments and police into jointly carrying out the dawn raids on four families with children. This was implied too in BBC Scotland TV’s ludicrous ‘faction’ drama Flowers of the Forest (BBC2, 1996). Both ignored the simple fact that a basic grade social worker had no power, influence or status to achieve this far-reaching joint action by police and social workers, which was authorised from top level!


Rebuttals of “Satanic Panic” Theory and “False Memory Syndrome”https://ritualabuse.us/research/rebuttals-of-satanic-panic-theory-and-false-memory-syndrome/


The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children by Ross E. Cheit
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-13384-000


Abstract
The sexual abuse of children in the United States became national news in February 1984 with allegations about the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California. The case, once considered the largest “mass molestation” case in history, ended without a single conviction. Since then, it has become the conventional wisdom that the McMartin case, and hundreds of other cases in that era, were nothing more than witch-hunts. These cases are now seen as compelling evidence that children are “highly suggestible” and that society was in the grips of “hysteria.”


Based on a comprehensive examination of primary sources, The Witch-Hunt Narrative challenges the conventional wisdom about these cases. Ross E. Cheit uses trial transcripts and related court documents to demonstrate that many of the cases at the core of the witch-hunt narrative involved compelling evidence of abuse. He focuses on three major cases while also surveying dozens more, including some that involved injustice to the defendants. He finds that in many cases the conventional wisdom is significantly overdrawn.


Cheit’s years of research also revealed a history of minimizing and denying abuse, and a surprisingly lenient response to many child molesters. Those trends continue into the present, where there are pockets of; overreaction to sexual abuse in a sea of under-reaction. Cheit concludes with a consideration of recent events, including the Catholic Church cases, the Sandusky case at Penn State, and issues concerning sex offender, registration and civil commitment. He argues that progress in social responses to sexual abuse notwithstanding, there are still unjustified attacks on the credibility of children and on child-abuse ‘ professions, from forensic interviewers to pediatric child-abuse specialists.


This powerful book shows how a narrative based on empirically thin evidence became a theory with real social force, and how that theory stood at odds with the grim reality of sexual abuse. The Witch-Hunt Narrative is a magisterial account of the social dynamics that led to the denial of widespread human tragedy.  


New name for abuse charity


Izzy’s Promise will now be known as Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (R.A.N.S.)
A charity which supports victims of abuse has a new name.
Izzy’s Promise will now be known as Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (R.A.N.S.)


The organisation has said the name change will make it easier to explain the support it offers….
“R.A.N.S. has also become the lead national charity in Scotland and indeed the UK providing information and support to survivors of ritual and organised abuse while also carrying out international research. Additionally, we work to increase awareness of ritual abuse and provide consultancy to policy makers, statutory bodies and other third sector agencies.” According to R.A.N.S, ritual abuse is abuse that follows any kind of pattern. It can occur with or without a belief pattern. It often involves multiple perpetrators and multiple survivors. The impact of ritual abuse is often devastating to a person. Survivors of ritual abuse often have complex mental health problems along with additional and unique barriers to accessing support.
https://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/new-name-for-abuse-charity

Ritual Abuse Network Scotland
Highly confidential support and information for survivors of RA


What is Ritual Abuse?
Ritual or ritualised abuse is abuse which follows any kind of pattern. It sometimes follows a belief pattern but not always. It often involves multiple perpetrators but not always. And it ​often involves multiple victims/survivors.


The impact of Ritual Abuse is most often devastating to a person. Survivors of RA often have complex mental health problems along with additional and unique barriers to accessing support. https://www.rans.org.uk/ Defining Ritual Abuse Ritual abuse can be defined as organised sexual, physical, and psychological abuse, which can be systematic and sustained over a long period of time. It involves the use of rituals, with or without a belief system. It usually involves more than one person as abusers. Ritual abuse usually starts in early childhood and involves using patterns of learning and development to sustain the abuse and silence the abused.


Most sexual abuse of children is ritualised. Abusers use repetition, routine and ritual to force children into the patterns of behaviour they require, to instil fear and ensure silence, thus protecting themselves. Sexual abuse of a child is seldom a random act: it usually involves the abusers in thorough planning and preparation beforehand.


Some abusers organise themselves in groups to abuse children and adults in a more formally ritualised way. Men and women in these groups can be abusers with both sexes involved in all aspects of the abuse. Some groups use complex rituals to terrify, silence and convince victims of the tremendous power of the abusers.


Some abusers organise themselves round a religion or faith and the teaching and training of the children within this faith, often takes the form of severe and sustained torture and abuse.
https://www.rans.org.uk/ritual-abuse.html

Survivorship September/October Notes are available for free online at https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/

September 22, 2020 § Leave a comment

Survivorship September/October Notes are available for free online at https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/

The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference was on August 8 – 9, 2020. Speakers included Survivorship board members Dr, Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick. Pamela Perskin Noblitt presented with Randy. They had several speakers from Scotland, including representatives of Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS), Izzy’s Promise and Eighteen and Under. Speakers included Dr. Laurie Matthew, Dr. Sarah Nelson, Kieran Watson and Clare Barrie.

Internet conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

2020 Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2020-conference/2020-conference-video-presentations-and-powerpoints/

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise

Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse. https://www.izzyspromise.org.uk/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS)

RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://www.izzyspromise.org.uk/rans-online-support.html

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year. RA Research conclusions: Survivors still suffer the backlash of 1980-90’s and the continued discourse around belief, memory and mental illness. The only witnesses to ritual and organized abuse are the abusers and the survivors. Only the survivors will try to tell so the public can learn about it so society needs to listen to them.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who have been abused. She is also a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and of the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS). She is the author of several books about ritual abuse and the Violence Is Preventable abuse prevention programmes for children and young people. She has over 40 years experience of directly supporting abuse survivors. Her recently published research has included participatory research with adult ritual abuse survivors and participatory research with young survivors of sexual abuse who were unknown to authorities

Journal Articles on Child and Ritual Abuse – Laurie Matthew https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/journal-articles-on-child-and-ritual-abuse-laurie-matthew/

Dr Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

In this presentation Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed and are still potent, despite their numerous flaws. She interconnects the disbelief by outsiders including professionals, many media and public with the disbelief and doubts of survivors themselves, and think about the interplay and mutual strengthening which has long taken place. She explains how this a neglected aspect of the discourse of disbelief yet she believes it important and relevant. She discusses the example of interplay of disbelief between survivors themselves and these outsiders in dissociative identify disorder, formerly multiple personality disorder, a condition strongly linked to the experience of the profound trauma of ritual abuse in childhood. She asks whether and how far this circle can be broken in working against ritual abuse in future.

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2020-conference/dr-sarah-nelson-the-discourse-of-disbelief/

Dr Sarah Nelson (Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee) has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. Her research and publications include the voices of young survivors, critiques of current child protection systems, community prevention, ritual and organised abuse, media representations of abuse cases, and adult survivors’ experiences of mental and physical health services. She has also been a professional adviser to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. Her book Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical approaches to prevention, protection and support (Policy Press, UK and University of Chicago press, USA)) was published in 2016.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years. These campaigns use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those who are working to help trauma survivors and rape victims. These techniques will be compared to past and present public campaigns that have distorted information and used unethical tactics to manipulate public opinion. Propaganda and suggestion techniques used will be discussed and analyzed.  https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/misinformation-campaigns-against-survivors-neil-brick/

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors.

Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse; recruits and trains volunteers to work towards supporting survivors of ritual/organised abuse and those who support them; and networks with other agencies. https://www.izzyspromise.org.ukPresentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://www.izzyspromise.org.uk/rans-online-support.html

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt

Many trauma survivors have debilitating psychological and physical symptoms that prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. For these individuals the Social Security Administration has programs that can play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy. Unfortunately, the rules that govern this process are complex and confusing. Further, an important contributing factor in SSA denials is that survivors’ health care providers are often unfamiliar with SSA’s requirements which include documentation of symptoms and the limitations they impose along with professional opinions that correspond to Social Security’s definition of disability. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements for healthcare providers.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. He is the principle author of Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates (2020) as well as Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014). He is the co-editor and a contributor to Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (2008).

Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research

https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimants representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits. She is in independent private practice in Los Angeles County, California. She is co-author of Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates (2020) as well as Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014). She is the co-editor of Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (2008).

2020 Ritual Abuse Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints

September 9, 2020 § Leave a comment

2020 Ritual Abuse Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints

Recent Conference on the Ritual Abuse Problem – International Panel of Speakers and Attendees – Dr. Laurie Matthew, Dr. Sarah Nelson, Neil Brick, Dr. Randy and Pamela Noblitt.

The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse Conference was on August 8 – 9, 2020. It included speakers from the United Kingdom and the United States.

2020 Ritual Abuse Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2020-conference/2020-conference-video-presentations-and-powerpoints/

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un2UpO9z4Ns&feature=youtu.be

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year.

Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under providing confidential support services to abused young people. She is a founder and advisor to Izzy’s Promise for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and Ritual Abuse Network Forum.

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXVtD5el08o

Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed, despite their numerous flaws.

Dr. Sarah Nelson has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. She was a professional adviser to Scottish Government and Parliament.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXVtD5el08o

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His child/ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us and webpage http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran is a manager with Izzy’s Promise, Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non-denominational and regulated service for RA survivors. Izzy’s Promise offers training and conducts research into causes of ritual abuse.  https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie

RANS provides information and safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Noblitt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwCUuI-ZBZE

Information on Social Security Administration programs can help play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt

Pamela Noblitt is a non-attorney claimant’s representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

Ritual Abuse Online Conference – Scotland and the United States – Special Prices until August 1st

July 31, 2020 Comments Off on Ritual Abuse Online Conference – Scotland and the United States – Special Prices until August 1st

Ritual Abuse Online Conference – Scotland and the United States – Special Prices until August 1st

The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference  August 8 – 9, 2020. Please register now. Registration closes next week. Prices as low as $50.

Internet conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Speaker’s include:

Dr. Laurie Matthew – OBE, Dr Sarah Nelson – Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee, Neil Brick, Kieran Watson (manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland) and Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt.

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise

Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse.

https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS)

RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year. RA Research conclusions: Survivors still suffer the backlash of 1980-90’s and the continued discourse around belief, memory and mental illness. The only witnesses to ritual and organized abuse are the abusers and the survivors. Only the survivors will try to tell so the public can learn about it so society needs to listen to them.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who have been abused. She is also a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and of the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS). She is the author of several books about ritual abuse and the Violence Is Preventable abuse prevention programmes for children and young people. She has over 40 years experience of directly supporting abuse survivors. Her recently published research has included participatory research with adult ritual abuse survivors and participatory research with young survivors of sexual abuse who were unknown to authorities

Dr Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

In this presentation Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed and are still potent, despite their numerous flaws. She interconnects the disbelief by outsiders including professionals, many media and public with the disbelief and doubts of survivors themselves, and think about the interplay and mutual strengthening which has long taken place. She explains how this a neglected aspect of the discourse of disbelief yet she believes it important and relevant. She discusses the example of interplay of disbelief between survivors themselves and these outsiders in dissociative identify disorder, formerly multiple personality disorder, a condition strongly linked to the experience of the profound trauma of ritual abuse in childhood. She asks whether and how far this circle can be broken in working against ritual abuse in future.

Dr Sarah Nelson (Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee) has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. Her research and publications include the voices of young survivors, critiques of current child protection systems, community prevention, ritual and organised abuse, media representations of abuse cases, and adult survivors’ experiences of mental and physical health services. She has also been a professional adviser to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. Her book Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical approaches to prevention, protection and support (Policy Press, UK and University of Chicago press, USA)) was published in 2016.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years. These campaigns use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those who are working to help trauma survivors and rape victims. These techniques will be compared to past and present public campaigns that have distorted information and used unethical tactics to manipulate public opinion. Propaganda and suggestion techniques used will be discussed and analyzed.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors.

Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse; recruits and trains volunteers to work towards supporting survivors of ritual/organised abuse and those who support them; and networks with other agencies. https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie

RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Questions about Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) and Izzy’s Promise.

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt

Many trauma survivors have debilitating psychological and physical symptoms that prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. For these individuals the Social Security Administration has programs that can play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy. Unfortunately, the rules that govern this process are complex and confusing. Further, an important contributing factor in SSA denials is that survivors’ health care providers are often unfamiliar with SSA’s requirements which include documentation of symptoms and the limitations they impose along with professional opinions that correspond to Social Security’s definition of disability. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements for healthcare providers.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. He is the principle author of Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates (2020) as well as Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014). He is the co-editor and a contributor to Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (2008).

Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimants representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits. She is in independent private practice in Los Angeles County, California. She is co-author of Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates (2020) as well as Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014). She is the co-editor of Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (2008).

Please note: None of the material on these pages or at the conference is meant as therapy, or to take the place of therapy. These presentation may remind survivors of their programming, so please use caution while reading.

Scotland and the United States – Discussing the Ritual Abuse Problem at the 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse Conference – August 8 – 9, 2020

July 16, 2020 § Leave a comment

Scotland and the United States – Discussing the Ritual Abuse Problem at the 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse Conference – August 8 – 9, 2020

Speakers include: Dr. Laurie Matthew, Dr. Sarah Nelson, Neil Brick, Kieran Watson, Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt.

Conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year. RA Research conclusions.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under providing confidential support services to abused young people. She is a founder and advisor to Izzy’s Promise for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and Ritual Abuse Network Forum.

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed and are still potent, despite their numerous flaws.

Dr Sarah Nelson has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. She was a professional adviser to Scottish Government and Parliament.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His child/ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise, Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors.

Izzy’s Promise offers training and conducts research into causes of ritual abuse https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie

RANS provides information and safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt

Many trauma survivors have debilitating psychological and physical symptoms that prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. For these individuals the Social Security Administration has programs that can play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimant’s representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

SMART reports their 23rd Annual Child/Ritual Abuse Conference has been moved online due to the Corona virus.

June 25, 2020 § Leave a comment

SMART reports their 23rd Annual Child/Ritual Abuse Conference has been moved online due to the Corona virus. Speakers include Neil Brick, Dr. Randy Noblitt, Dr. Laurie Matthew and Dr. Sarah Nelson

SMART announces their August 2020 Child/Ritual Abuse Online Conference with speakers from Scotland and the United States.

Conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Presentations:

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who were abused. She is a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS).

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors – Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland. Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse. https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie. RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed, despite their numerous flaws. She has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues and was a professional adviser to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick. Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns which use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those working to help trauma survivors and rape victims.  Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse. His work educates the public about child/ritual abuse and trauma crimes. http://neilbrick.com

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt.  This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements. Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.  Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimant’s representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

Related Links

Ritual Abuse  http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

Dissociative Identity Disorder   http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Dissociative_Identity_Disorder

Recovered Memories  http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Recovered_Memories

Extreme Abuse   http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Extreme_Abuse_Surveys

SMART Announces First Online Conference Due to Corona Virus           

June 5, 2020 § Leave a comment

SMART Announces First Online Conference Due to Corona Virus                              

The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference – August 8 – 9, 2020 was changed to an online conference for safety reasons due to the Corona virus (COVID-19).

Special Low Prices Until July 1, 2020. Prices are as low as $50. 

Speakers:

USA: Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin, Neil Brick

Scotland: Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE, Dr. Sarah Nelson, Kieran Watson and Clare Barrie.

Conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ 

E-mail: smartnews@aol.com

Presentations:

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who were abused. She is a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS).

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed, despite their numerous flaws. She has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues and was a professional adviser to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick. Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns which use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those working to help trauma survivors and rape victims. Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse. His work educates the public about child/ritual abuse and trauma crimes. http://neilbrick.com

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors – Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland. Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse. https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie. RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements. Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimants representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

THE ORGANISED AND RITUALISED ABUSE OF CHILDREN: THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL SITUATION CONFERENCE

November 8, 2019 § Leave a comment

THE ORGANISED AND RITUALISED ABUSE OF CHILDREN:
THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL SITUATION CONFERENCE
26th February 2020 9am-5pm

West Park Conference Centre Perth Road Dundee Scotland
https://rans.org.uk/https://rans.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/conference-flyer-2019.pdf

Following on from their highly successful 2018 conference, Organised Abuse in the UK, Izzy’s Promise are once again joining with Eighteen and Under to offer an exciting conference about organised and ritualised abuse.

The Organised and Ritualised Abuse of Children: The Current International Situation conference brings together leading experts from all over the world. All with the aim of breaking the silence around organised and ritualised abuse of children.

The conference will examine the current situation in the world and in the UK specifically and will help workers and supporters to identify and work with children who are affected by organised and ritualised abuse.

The main speakers at the conference will be Dr. Michael Salter from Australia, Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE from Scotland, Neil Brick from USA, Dark Justice from England and Dr Sarah Nelson from Scotland.

Tickets available by visiting https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/izzys-promise

Dr Michael Salter is a Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of New South Wales. His research is focused on organised forms of child sexual abuse, complex trauma and dissociation. He is the author of Organised Sexual Abuse (2013, Routledge) and Crime, Justice and Social Media (2017, Routledge). He sits on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, who awarded him the 2018 Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement. Current research projects include a study funded by the Australia’s National Research Office for Women’s Safety on women’s experiences of complex trauma and existing service responses, and a study funded by the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation that analyses the role of parents in producing child exploitation material of their children.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who have been abused. She is also a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and of the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS). She is the author of several books about ritual abuse and the Violence Is Preventable abuse prevention programmes for children and young people. She has over 40 years experience of directly supporting abuse survivors. Her recently published research has included participatory research with adult ritual abuse survivors and participatory research with young survivors of sexual abuse who were unknown to authorities.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 24 years. http://neilbrick.com

Dr. Sarah Nelson – Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee, has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. Her research includes the voices of young survivors, critiques of current child protection systems, backlash theories, community prevention, and physical and mental health issues for survivors. She is author of Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches (2016)

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