Call for Papers.  ICSA Annual Conference - Stockholm, Sweden, June 25-27, 2015.  


Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members - Colorado Springs, CO, Aug. 1-3, 2014

Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience:  A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members - Chester, CT, April 17-19, 2015.

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    Former members are often reluctant to seek the help that they need.  Therefore, please inform and encourage those who might benefit from this workshop, which has received virtually universal high evaluations for over 20 years.

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    Receipients of 2014 ICSA Herbert L. Rosedale Award: "in recognition of leadership in the effort to preserve and protect individual freedom, help victims, or inform society about ethical and legal dimensions of the cult phenomenon."

    Judy Pardon, M.Ed., has been a teacher and a counselor. Since 1992 she has been Associate Director of the New England Institute of Religious Research and Meadowhaven, where she has worked with former cult members, including some who have experienced profound trauma. She has also spoken widely on the subject and conducted training programs for human service personnel. 

    Robert Pardon, M.Div., Th.M., is the Executive Director of the New England Institute of Religious Research and MeadowHaven. During the past five years he has specialized in Bible-based communal groups. Much of his work involves counseling, support groups, working with those born and/or raised in groups, and helping former members rebuild their lives. To facilitate the recovery process MeadowHaven, a long term rehabilitation facility was opened in 2002. It can accommodate individuals or families who require long term (up to a year) care to recover from trauma and cult abuse.

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