August 6 – 8, 2010
Bradley International Airport
16 Ella Grasso Turnpike
Windsor Locks, CT
Internet conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
- To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse
- To help survivors of ritual abuse
- To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities
- To unite those working to stop ritual abuse
There will be a small get together, deli dinner, dessert and early registration for pre-registered attendees only, on August 6, Friday evening. The conference will be all day on Saturday August 7 and Sunday August 8. Please check our conference home page for the latest conference schedule information. Some presentations will also be recorded.
Speakers and Biographies
Please note: Listing of these speakers does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are speaking at our conference for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors. Listening to the speakers at the conference may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when listening to any speaker or contacting any resource mentioned in this brochure. These descriptions may be heavy for survivors to read.
Neil Brick is a survivor of Masonic based Ritual Abuse and MK-ULTRA. He is the editor of S.M.A.R.T. – A Ritual Abuse Newsletter. His topics are: Fighting the Spin : The Truth about Child Abuse Cases and The Move from Blame the Victim to Blame the Helper.
Nick Bryant‘s writing has recurrently focused on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States, and he’s been published in numerous national journals, including the Journal of Professional Ethics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Journal of School Health. He is the co-author of America’s Children: Triumph of Tragedy, addressing the medical and developmental problems of lower socioeconomic children in America. His topic is: Lessons learned from Franklin.
Carmen Yana Holiday is a survivor of extreme domestic violence, human trafficking, child pornography, ritual abuse-torture and mind control. She has been an advocate for other survivors since 2001, developing and facilitating trauma recovery workshops and presenting as a survivor of RA-MC for several organizations. Her topic is: Survivors of Extreme Abuse: The Awful Rowing Toward Social Emancipation
Lynn Schirmer is an artist and survivor of ritual abuse-torture and trauma based mind control. She mounts frequent exhibits where she engages audiences about the reality of extreme abuse and tax funded exploitation of children and adults. Her work has been exhibited the US and France. Her topic is: Art & Activism: Finding Effective Ways to Tell.
Mary Keats RN BA wife, mother, grandmother, working in social services, is a survivor of Ritual Abuse Torture. She is a spiritual person who enjoys life to the fullest. Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious. She refuses to be muzzled, decided early on in her recovery to break the silence, so others could be helped. Her topic is: Hope after the Darkness.
Wanda Karriker, Ph.D. is a retired psychologist who spent a career working with survivors of extreme abuse. She is author of the novel, “Morning, Come Quickly,” co-developer of the Extreme Abuse Survey Project and former editor of Survivorship. Her topic is: The Ritual Abuse Controversy: A Personal Perspective.
Julaine has spent over 21 years on this journey. As the daughter of a career military man, working in “intelligence”, she was turned over for government experimentation prior to the formal designations like Artichoke and MKUltra. A former polyfragmented woman, she has employed many approaches and therapies to heal, and is here today to talk about things she learned as she walked this journey. Her topic is: Looking Back: Lessons from the Healing Journey.
Suzie Burke, R.N., Ph.D. is the pen name of a real woman who is a registered nurse and licensed professional counselor with a doctorate in psychology. Suzie is the author of “Wholeness, my healing journey from ritual abuse.” Her 10-year path to recovery was a result of a savvy counselor, her own determination not to let her perpetrators “win,” plus a family that never wavered. Suzie Burke is now thriving. Info on her and her book is at http://www.suzieburke.com Her topic is: Wholeness: My healing journey from ritual abuse, and what you can learn from it.
Dr. Lacter is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, California, USA, for 24 years and specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and ritual abuse and mind control trauma in both children and adults. She has a number of published chapters in edited books on the subjects of ritual abuse and mind control. Her website is http://www.endritualabuse.org/
S.M.A.R.T. 2010 Conference Schedule
(Please note : this schedule may be subject to change. Please write us for the latest schedule.)
7 – 9:00 PM – Deli Dinner and Dessert Buffet for Prepaid Registered Attendees
9 – 10 AM – Neil Brick - “ Fighting the Spin : The Truth about Child Abuse Cases .”
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Nick Bryant – “Lessons learned from Franklin”
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Carmen Yana Holiday –
2:30 – 3:30 PM – Suzie Burke, R.N., Ph.D. –
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Wanda Karriker, Ph.D. - ““The Ritual Abuse Controversy: A Personal Perspective.”
7:30 - Ellen Lacter presents the video of Trish Fotheringham
8:00 - Ellen Lacter “A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Child Abuse Survivors”
9:00 – 10:00 AM – Mary Keats RN BA – “Hope after the Darkness.”
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Neil Brick “The Move from Blame the Victim to Blame the Helper.”
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Julaine – “Looking Back: Lessons from the Healing Journey”
2:30 – 3:30 PM – Lynn Schirmer – “Art & Activism: Finding Effective Ways to Tell”
4:00 – 5:00 PM speaker panel discussion and closing