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For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture


Introduction One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme child abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. For the purposes of this article, the term...

Legal and Ethical Dilemmas for Psychotherapists in Making Reports to Child Protection and Law Enforcement of Suspected Ritual Abuse of Children or Dependent Adults


Psychotherapists face many legal and ethical dilemmas when making reports of suspected ritual abuse, or reports against ritually abusive groups, to child protective services (CPS) and law enforcement (LE). Such reports may lead to protection of victims, but they also carry significant risk of harmful outcomes. I. Suspected Reports of Ritual Abuse of Current Children In most states in the USA...

Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive


Disclaimer: The following archive is the work of Diana Napolis, M.A., who is copyright owner, and is solely responsible for its content. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive by Diana Napolis, M.A., Copyright 2000 and 2007 The following cases describe legal proceedings held in Juvenile, Family, Civil and Criminal...

Call for Policy to Increase Protection for Victims of Ritual Abuse in San Diego


By Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., October 4, 2002 I. Problem: Lack of Protection for Victims of Ritual Abuse in San Diego County Victims of ritual abuse in San Diego receive little or no protection due to problems in the functioning of the following public organizations, as described below: A. District Attorney’s Office B. San Diego Union-Tribune C. Civil Grand Jury of San Diego County D. Children’s...

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