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* 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
Date: October 6, 2017
CE Credits will be available for this event. Additional information will be available when registration opens.
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:

*  We are lucky to have several wonderful new books. All except the coloring book are available through Amazon.
A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Written by Ellen Lacter and illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow. You can read the introduction and order the book through Reviewed at
Dear Little Ones: Dissociative Identity Disorder for Young Alters. Written by Jade Miller and illustrated by Germán Zaninetti. CreateSpace, 2015. Available from Createspace as well as Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Reviewed at
Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse. by Alison Miller. Also available through Karnac Books. This is horribly expensive, but worth it. You might want to get two or three survivors together and share a copy.
Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence, and Healing Approaches, Third Edition. by James Randall Noblitt  and Pamela Perskin Noblitt. Also available through Praeger. Places ritual abuse in historical and social context.
We Have Come Far:  Gifts of Healing from Survivors of Extreme Trauma Ani Rose Whaleswan, Editor. This anthology is reviewed at

* Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime, and – has its own Facebook page now.

* Mike Skinner puts out “The Surviving Spirit Newsletter – Healing the Heart Through the Creative Arts” which contains news on performances and resources pertaining to trauma and mental health issues. Write him at if you wish to subscribe.

* Ellen Lacter’s website ( has two articles for survivors who are, or wonder if they are, still being abused.
“Seeing and Breaking the Chains: Steps for Recognizing On-Going Abuse and How to Break FREE”
“Ritual Abuse and Torture-based Mind Control: Reducing and Preventing Re-contact with Abusers”

* 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 Enter “Dissociation” in the search box at the upper right.

updated 10/21/2015


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