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Web Resources: Abuse, Trauma, & Dissociation

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Trauma Web Resources for Survivors, Parents, Teachers, Children, and the General Public (links good as of 6/22/2017)

PTSD Coach, a free mobile APP: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/materials/apps/PTSDCoach.asp
Love Letter to the Cycle Breakers: http://www.motherhoodandmore.com/2015/12/a-love-letter-to-the-cycle-breakers.html
Kid Power: https://www.kidpower.org/library/article/protecting-kids-from-sexual-predators/ One Voice Project, (One Voice/ACAA) (merged with the D.C. chapter of Justice for Children) offers legal advocacy, articles, referrals to lawyers for survivors & those who work with them. Ask for the “WALE Talk Show: Talking Points On the Repressed Memory Debate” transcript. Phone: 713-225-4357, Toll free :1-800-733-0059, DC Chapter: 202-462-4688 http://www.justiceforchildren.org/
National District Attorneys Association: http://www.ndaa.org/publications.html
Child Trauma Academy Materials: http://www.childtrauma.org/
Articles: http://childtrauma.org/cta-library/
Articles by traumatologist Bruce Perry, MD: http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/bruceperry/index.htm
Ark of Hope for Children Programs: http://arkofhopeforchildren.org/
“Removing Chains” –  Providing safe online chat areas for coaching and mentoring:
http://arkofhopeforchildren.org/programs/removing-chains-live-chat-support#.UUD68Tdvf3M
“Stop Bullying– Don’t Stand Alone”:
http://arkofhopeforchildren.org/bullying/child-bullying-statistics-info
“Chain Breakers Library” – Equipping for maximized, life changing results:
http://arkofhopeforchildren.org/resources/chain-breakers-library-volunteer-resources
“Harbourage” – Rescuing child trafficking victims and placing them in our child trafficking safe homes:
http://arkofhopeforchildren.org/programs/harbourage-child-trafficking-safe-homes
Report of the Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems, by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: https://www.atsa.com/pdfs/Report-TFCSBP.pdf
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:
http://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/facts_for_families/05_child_abuse_the_hidden_bruises.pdf
Darkness to Light: http://www.darkness2light.org/
Project No Spank: http://www.nospank.net/
Killers are Made, Not Born: https://www.scribd.com/document/157383163/Made-Not-Born
Stop It Now! Preventing sexual abuse of children: www.stopitnow.org
Kids At Risk Action (KARA) (Advocating for the Rights of Invisible Children): http://www.invisiblechildren.org/
Pandora’s Project: On Sexual Arousal and Sexual Assault: http://www.pandys.org/articles/arousalandassault.html
Child Abuse Solutions: http://www.childabusesolutions.com/page_07.html
Safer Society Press: http://www.safersociety.org/
Children’s Safety Education:   http://www.radkids.org/
Believe the Children: http://believethechildren.blogspot.com/
Abusive messages by abusers: https://www.facebook.com/pg/projectunbreakable/photos/?tab=album&album_id=312510295434559
1 in 6: Jim Hopper’s site for men sexually abused in childhood: http://www.1in6.org/
Rape-Related Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss. Comprehensive web site with information, resources, personal stories and literally thousands of links: http://pregnancypages.webs.com/
M.A.S.A. (Mothers against Sexual Abuse): Educational resources, drafting legislation, lobbying, and national resource referral network: http://www.againstsexualabuse.org/
Self-injury: You are NOT the only one: http://www.empowher.com/groups/self-injurious-behavior/posts/self-injury-you-are-not-only-one
Let Go…Let Peace Come In Foundation: Personal stories, articles, many links, where to get help: http://www.letgoletpeacecomein.org/
Suicide and Stigma: Moving Past Silence and Shame: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/09/09/suicide-and-stigma-moving-past-silence-and-shame
Growing Beyond Emotional Abuse: Resources for Healing the Scars: http://www.webheights.net/GrowingbeyondEmotionalAbuse/
Love Should Not Hurt: On verbally abusive relationships: http://www.abusivelove.com/
Something Fishy: Resources for people with anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating: http://www.something-fishy.org/
SNAP: A USA/Canadian self-help organization of men and women sexually abused by church elders: http://www.snapnetwork.org/
TELL: Therapist Exploitation Linkline: http://www.therapyabuse.org/papers.htm
Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex (State of California): http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/proftherapy.shtml
A Guide for Mothers, Grandmothers, and Others for Helping a Girl Caught in Prostitution or Sex Trafficking:
http://www.justicewomen.com/guide/index.html#part1
Child trafficking resources: http://www.childtrafficking.com/
Stop It Now: Together We Can Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children: http://www.stopitnow.org/
Fight the New Drug (on the dangers of pornography):  http://fightthenewdrug.org/
Bullying: Back Off Bully: http://www.backoffbully.com/Pages/schoolv.htm
Bully On Line Extensive resources for all forms of bullying and harassment: http://www.bullyonline.org/
Five part video: Spare the Rod: The Politics of Child Abuse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBN9T18QSCI
The Wounded Healer Journal: http://twhj.com/

Risks to Abused Children in Family Court Custody Litigation

California Protective Parents Association: http://www.protectiveparents.com/
Video: Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR4pMTwTXg0&feature=related
Myths That Place Children At Risk During Custody Litigation (The Leadership Council): http://leadershipcouncil.org/1/res/cust_myths.html
Elkins Family Court Task Force Report: http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/elkins-finalreport.pdf
Failure to Protect: The Crisis in America’s Family Courts: http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/failure-to-protect-the-crisis-in-americae28099s-family-courts
Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force On Violence And The Family – Issues and Dilemmas in Family Violence Issue 5: http://web.archive.org/web/20000307233013/www.apa.org/pi/pii/familyvio/issue5.html
Courageous Kids Network:  http://www.savingdamon.com/quotes-by-courageous-kids.html
Documentary on the problems protecting children in the family court: No Way Out But One: http://nowayoutbutone.com/
Fact Sheet: Child sexual abuse in custody disputes: http://www.childabusesolutions.com/child_sexual_abuse_fact_sheet.pdf
Investigative report of corruption in the family courts:
http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2012/05/a-life-sentence-family-courts-sacrificing-mothers-and-children-in-america/

“Parental Alienation Syndrome” Exposed

The Evidentiary Admissibility of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Science, Law, and Policy Jennifer Hoult – Children’s Legal Rights Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2006: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=910267
Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: Getting It Wrong in Child Custody Cases Carol S. Bruch  University of California, Davis 35 Family Law Quarterly 527 (2001)
paper available at : http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=228611
Information on Parental Alienation Syndrome: http://ritualabuse.us/research/parental-alienation-syndrome/
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 29:1367-1415 (1994) the Parental Alienation Syndrome: a Dangerous Aura of Reliability Cheri L. Wood: http://fact.on.ca/Info/pas/wood94.htm
Dr. Richard Gardner: A Review of His Theories and Opinions on Atypical Sexuality, Pedophilia, and Treatment Issues by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP Reference: Dallam, S. J. (1998). Treating Abuse Today, 8(1), 15-23: http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/res/dallam/2.html
http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/pas/faq.htm
The Parental Alienation Syndrome: Is It Scientific? by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP Dallam, S. J. (1999).  In E. St. Charles & L. Crook (Eds.), Expose: The failure of family courts to protect children from abuse in custody disputes. Los Gatos , CA : Our Children Our Children Charitable Foundation. http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/res/dallam/3.html
Faller, K. C. (1998). The parental alienation syndrome: What is it and what data support it? Child Maltreatment, 3(2), 100-115: http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/docs/Faller1998.pdf
Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Professionals Need to Know: http://www.ndaa.org/ncpca_update_v16_no6.html
Parental Alienation Syndrome: Frye V. Gardner in the Family Courts by Poliacoff, Ph.D., P.A., Greene, Esq., and Smith, Esq: http://web.archive.org/web/20051124134133/http://www.gate.net/~liz/liz/poliacoff.htm
Documentation of Richard A. Gardner damaging statements: http://web.archive.org/web/20061012010857/http://www.gate.net/~liz/liz/pedoph.htm
Book: Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody: Legal Strategies and Policy Issues, Edited By Mo Therese Hannah, Ph.D. and Barry Goldstein, J.D.

Web Resources with Scholarly Articles on Trauma 

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors: http://www.pods-online.org.uk/research.html
Kluft on Ramifications of Incest, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/5s8m7py
Psychohistory archive: http://www.geocities.ws/kidhistory/injouar.htm
David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages: http://www.trauma-pages.com/
Baldwin’s Trauma Articles: http://www.trauma-pages.com/articles.php
Leadership Council: http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/
Jennifer Freyd on Betrayal Trauma: http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/traumapapers.html
Free PTSD Assessment Tools from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/overview/index.asp
Free Self-report psychological tests on trauma at the VA:
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/adult-sr/index.asp
Therapy, Ethics, Malpractice, Forensics, Critical Thinking: http://www.kspope.com/
What Psychologists Better Know About Recovered Memories: Research, Lawsuits, and the Pivotal Experiment, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice (vol. 2, #3, pp. 304-315): http://www.kspope.com/memory/lofrev3.php#copy
Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~sporges/polyvag.htm
Pennebaker and Betrayal Trauma: http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/apa04/afmHandoutAPA04.pdf
Alice Miller’s book, “For Your Own Good”, free in its entirety, on-line: http://www.nospank.net/fyog.htm
Free classes by trauma specialists: http://learn.nctsn.org/
Martin Teicher: Brain Development and Childhood Abuse/Adversity: https://drteicher.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/child_abuse_brain_psychopath_amsterdam_2017.pdf

Web Resources on Memory, Recovered Memory, and “False Memory”

Ross Cheit, JD, PH.D. Recovered Memory Project: http://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/
Dalenberg, C. “Recovered Memory and the Daubert Criteria: Recovered Memory as Professionally Tested, Peer Reviewed, and Accepted in the Relevant Scientific Community,” See:
http://www.richardsipe.com/Forensic/Constance%20Dalenberg.pdf
Reconstructing the Past: http://delphicentre.com.au/uploads/Middleton-W-2007-Reconstructing-the-Past.pdf
Traumatic Memory: http://traumatic-memory.org/en/scientifically-based-opinion-about-traumatic-memory
Recovered Memories: True or False, Leadership Council: http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/tm/pr.html
Child Abuse Wiki on False Memory Syndrome: http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=False_Memory_Syndrome
Exposing Loftus: http://www.rememberingdangerously.com/
Court opinion in COMMONWEALTH vs. PAUL SHANLEY:
http://www.bishop-accountability.org/decisions/2010_01_15_Supreme_Judicial_Court_Commonwealth_v_Shanley.htm
Recovered Memory Project (Professor Ross E. Cheit): http://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/scholarly-resources/
Recovered Memory Project Archive: http://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/case-archive/
Legal cases: http://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/case-archive/legal-cases/
The “False Memory” Defense: Using Disinformation and Junk Science in and out of Court, by Charles L. Whitfield, M.D., F.A.S.A.M.: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a904668564~frm=abslink
A Brief History of the False Memory Research of Elizabeth Loftus:
http://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/a-brief-history-of-the-false-memory-research-of-elizabeth-loftus-2/
Jim Hopper, Ph.D., on Recovered Memory: http://www.jimhopper.com/memory/
Recovered Memory Controversy: http://kspope.com/memory/memory.php
“Marshalling the Media” by Katy Butler, Mar/Apr1995 in “The Psychotherapy Networker” (on the origins of the FMSF):
http://www.katybutler.com/publications/psychnetorg/index_files/psychthernet_marshallmedia.htm
Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D.: What about Recivered Memories: http://pages.uoregon.edu/dynamic/jjf/whatabout.html
Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D.: “Trauma, memory, and betrayal trauma research” included 20 studies demonstrating that upwards of 70% of those who recall their memories can substantiate them: http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/traumatalks.html
“The science of memory: apply with caution”: http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/stressweb.html

Web Resources On Dissociation

Evaluation of the Evidence for the Trauma and Fantasy Models of Dissociation (2012) Dalenberg et al.:
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/221695375_Evaluation_of_the_evidence_for_the_trauma_and_fantasy_models_of_dissociation
or: http://goo.gl/RERhc (Click the box that says “download”)
Positive Outcomes of Dissociative Survivors: http://www.pods-online.org.uk/
Tinnin: Processing Traumatic Memory With The Mind’s Eye And The Hidden Observer: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=176434
Tinnin: Hearing Voices and Talking to Voices: Invite Them In: http://EzineArticles.com/?id=172482 ).
International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation: http://www.isst-d.org/
ISSTD’s 2011 Third Revised Treatment Guidelines: http://www.isst-d.org/downloads/GUIDELINES_REVISED2011.pdf
Past issues of the journal “Dissociation” (no charge): https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/1129
A simple illustrated explanation of DID and other forms of dissociation: http://sarahkreece.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/about-multiplicity.html
20 Kinds of Dissociative Splits: http://discussingdissociation.com/2009/08/02/20-types-of-dissociative-splits/
Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation:
http://www.bainbridgepsychology.com/screening-assessment/mid/
Articles on Dissociative Sisorders at Empty Memories: http://www.empty-memories.nl/www_4.html#disso
Sidran: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy: http://www.sidran.org/
Connie’s story: Trauma at seven, decades of illness, healed 50 years later: http://wellcommons.com/groups/aces/2011/jul/26/connies-story-trauma-at-seven-decades-of/
Bethany Brand, Ph.D. rebuts claims of Debbie Nathan in her book, “Sybil Exposed” (2011) that Sybil’s “Multiple Personality Disorder” was a product of a demanding, bad therapist (Cornelia Wilbur) and Nathan’s and Paul McHugh claim that DID is a not a valid diagnosis:
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/21/141591185/exploring-multiple-personalities-in-sybil-exposed
The initial stages of psychotherapy in the treatment of multiple personality disorder patients, Richard Kluft;
http://www.empty-memories.nl/dis_9293/kluft_initialstages.pdf
Ralph B. Allisson, MD, published papers:  http://www.dissociation.com/2007/publishedpapers.php
Similarities in Responses to Extreme and Unremitting Stress: Cultures of Communities under Siege, Frankel, O’Hearn: http://www.empty-memories.nl/science/WarsawGhetto.pdf
First Person Plural:  http://www.firstpersonplural.org.uk/
Christian Perspective: Karl Lehman, MD: http://kclehman.com/  and: http://www.immanuelapproach.com/
An Infinite Mind: http://www.aninfinitemind.com/resources.html
Many Voices: Newsletter for people with multiplicity, including ritual abuse survivors. Art gallery, bibliography, calendar of events,  news items, links to websites: http://www.manyvoicespress.org/
Mosaic Minds: www.mosaicminds.org
Ivory Garden: https://www.igdid.com/
Multiple Treasures: Christian support for RA and MPD/DID, including books, resources, chat rooms, message board:
http://multipletreasures.org/
Know Dissociation: http://knowdissociation.blogspot.com/
Missing Child Abuse Statistics Educational video about perpetrators understanding dissociation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owts-Up5ttk
DES Taxon Calculator: http://www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=66
Rachel Downing, LCSW, on integration: https://www.sidran.org/resources/for-survivors-and-loved-ones/understanding-integration/
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy: http://www.dnmsinstitute.com/
Comprehensive website with a Christian perspective: http://www.net-burst.net/counselor-therapist/find-speak-alter.htm

Trauma, DID, and Interpersonal Relationships

The Significant Other’s Guild to Dissociative Identity Disorder: http://www.toddlertime.com/dx/did/did-guild.htm
Partners With PTSD by Frank Ochberg, M.D.: http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/partners.html
UK PODS articles for partners and supporters: http://www.pods-online.org.uk/partnersandsupporters.html
Supporting a Loved One Through PTSD or Panic Attacks:
http://sometimesmagical.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/supporting-a-loved-one-through-ptsd-or-panic-attacks/
How Childhood Sexual Abuse Affects Interpersonal Relationships: http://ritualabuse.us/research/sexual-abuse/how-childhood-sexual-abuse-affects-interpersonal-relationships/
Supporting Someone Who Has Been Raped or Sexually Assaulted: http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/articles/supporting-someone-who-has-been-raped-or-sexually-assaulted/
Patience Press (for Help for trauma survivors, war veterans, family members, friends and therapists): http://www.patiencepress.com/patience_press/Welcome.html
Preventing Compassion Fatigue: What Veteran Spouse/Partner Caregivers Need to Know:
http://giftfromwithin.org/html/Compassion-Fatigue-What-Veteran-Caregivers-Need-to-Know.html
Training for lay counselors: www.helpers.homestead.com
http://www.ksacc.ca/docs/when_your_partner_was_sexually_abused_as_a_child.pdf?LanguageID=EN-US
You’re Not Crazy; You’re Not Alone (DVD): http://www.clearwatercounselingservices.com/#!dvd/c1i6h

Abuse and Dissociative Survivors Support Forums

Many Voices: http://www.manyvoicespress.org/
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors). Workshops for survivors, their supporters and professionals, hotline, ongoing e-mail support e-magazine, booklets. www.pods-online.org.uk
First Person Plural. Survivor-led support for people with DID: trainings, newsletters, password protected member forums. http:// www.firstpersonplural.org.uk
isurvive support forums: http://www.isurvive.org/  (Has a place for child parts)
Survivors of Incest Anonymous: http://www.siawso.org/
Pandora’s Project Pandora’s Aquarium Moderated Message Board and Chat Room: http://pandys.org/forums/  , run by: Jaime Pollack, Founder/Director of An Infinite Mind who monitors the board to make sure it is a safe and positive place. This site also strictly offers support and not a place for alters to play and hang out. Jaime Pollack: jaime@ANINFINITEMIND.COM
Infinite Mind website has some links to online message boards. http://www.aninfinitemind.com/resources.html#didforums
Ivory Garden DID Support Group: http://www.igdid.com/
Art (on-line collage) group for abuse survivors:
http://www.polyvore.com/adult_survivors_abuse/group.show?id=37357
Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder Message Board: http://copingwithdissociativeidentitydisorder.yuku.com/
Dissociative Identity Disorder Support Forum: http://dissociativeidentitydisordersupportforum.yuku.com/
Women’s abuse site: www.myjourney.homestead.com
A safe place for those with DID: www.abbyssafeplace.homestead.com
A healing path for those with DID: www.didpuzzle.homestead.com
Fort Refuge: http://www.fortrefuge.com/aboutus.html
Multiple Treasures: Christian Forum for DID: http://multipletreasures.org/
Castle by the Lake: https://mandyrose019.wordpress.com/tag/dissociation/

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