Resources Relevant to Children and SGAs (Second Generation Adults - people born or raised in high-demand, cultic groups)
A Workshop for People Born or Raised in Cultic Groups. Kelley McCabe; Lorna Goldberg, MSW; Michael Langone, PhD; Kristen DeVoe, MSW . ICSA E-Newsletter. 6(1), 2007.
Authoritarian Culture and Child Abuse in ISKCON. Nori J. Muster CSR, 3.1, 2004 (4-18)
Born and Raised in Aesthetic Realism – Ann Stamler, MA, MPhil IT, 2.3, 2011 (20-23)
Born into a Doomsday Cult – Andie Redwine, IT , 4.1, 2013 (2-5)
Born or Raised in Closed, High-Demand Groups: Developmental Considerations. Leona Furnari. ICSA E-Newsletter, 4(3), 2005.
Brainwashing and Re-Indoctrination Programs in the Children of God/The Family. Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D. & Deana Hall. CSJ, 17.0, 2000 (56-78)
Child Fatalities from Religion-Motivated Neglect. Seth M. Asser, M.D. & Rita Swan, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Journal, 17, 2000, 1-14.
Child Protection in an Authoritarian Community: Culture Clash and Systemic Weakness. Livia Bardin, MSW. Cultic Studies Review, 4(3), 2005, 233-267.
Children and Cults. Michael D. Langone & Gary Eisenberg. In Michael D. Langone (Ed). Recovery From Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse. Norton, 1993.
Children and Cults: A Practical Guide.Susan Landa. Journal of Family Law, 25(3), 1990-1991.
Cults and Children: The Abuse of the Young. A. Markowitz, C.S.W. & D. Halperin, M.D. CSJ, 1.2, 1984 (143-155)
Cults and Children: The Role of the Psychotherapist. David Halperin, M.D. CSJ, 6.1, 1989 (76-85)
Current Status of Federal Law Concerning Violent Crimes Against Women and Children. Robin Boyle, J.D. Cultic Studies Review, 1(1), 2000, 65-89.
Diana, Leaving the Cult: Play Therapy in Childhood and Talk Therapy in Adolescence. Lorna Goldberg IJCS, 2.0, 2011 (33-43)
Education and Reeducation in Ideological Organizations and Their Implications for Children. Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D. CSR, 4.2, 2005 (119-145)
Generational Revolt by the Adult Children of First-Generation Members of the Children of God/The Family. Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D. CSR, 3.1, 2004 (56-72)
House of Judah, the Northeast Kingdom Community, and the Jonestown Problem: Downplaying Child Physical Abuses and Ignoring Serious Evidence - Stephen A. Kent. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 1, 2010, 27-48.
How Children in Cults May Use Emancipation Laws to Free Themselves. Robin A. Boyle. Cultic Studies Journal, 16(1), 1999, 1-32.
Innocent Murderers? Abducted Children in the Lord’s Resistance Army. Terra Manca CSR, 7.2, 2008 (129-166)
Lessons Learned from SGAs About Recovery and Resiliency – Leona Furnari, MSW, LCSW & Rosanne Henry, MA. ICSA Today, 2(3), 2011, 2-9.
Litigating Child Custody with Religious Cults. Ford Greene, Esq. Cultic Studies Journal, 61), 1987, 69-75.
Litigating the Cult-Related Child Custody Case. Randy Francis Kandel, Esq. Cultic Studies Journal, 4(2)/5(1), 1987/88, 122-131.
Mothers In Cults: The Influence of Cults on the Relationship of Mothers to Their Children. Alexandra Stein. CSJ, 14.1, 1997 (40-57)
Physical Child Abuse in Sects – Lois Kendall, PhD. ICSA Today, 2(2), 2011.
Prayer-Fee Mandates Removed from Federal Health Care Bills – Rita Swan IT, 1.2, 2010 (18-21)
Psychosocial Evaluation of Suspected Psychological Maltreatment in Children and Adolescents. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. CSJ, 13.2, 1996 (153-170)
Questions and Answers About Memories of Childhood Abuse. American Psychological Association.
Raised in Cultic Groups: The Impact on the Development of Certain Aspects of Character. Lorna Goldberg, MSW. Cultic Studies Review , 5(1), 2006, 1-28.
Religious Justifications for Child Sexual Abuse in Cults and Alternative Religions. Stephen A. Kent IJCS, 3.0, 2012 (49-74)
Ritual Child Abuse: Understanding the Controversies. David Lloyd, Esq. CSJ, 8.2, 1991 (122-133)
Ritualistic Abuse of Children: Dynamics and Impact. Susan J. Kelley, R.N., Ph.D. CSJ, 5.2, 1988 (228-236)
Stairway to Heaven: Treating Children in the Crosshairs of Trauma. Bruce Perry, MD, PhD; Maia Szalavitz.
Starting Out in Mainstream America. Livia Bardin.
Task Force Study of Ritual Crime. Michael Maddox, Esq. & the Virginia State Crime Commission. CSJ, 8.2, 1991 (191-250)
The Psychobiology of Trauma and Child Maltreatment. Doni Whitsett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. CSR, 5.3, 2006 (351-373)
Women, Elderly, and Children in Religious Cults. Marcia Rudin. CSJ, 1.1, 1984 (8-26)
Book Review: Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind (Amy Baker) – Lorna Goldberg; Reviewer CSR, 7.1, 2008 (57-63)
Book Review: Boy Soldiers. (A. Hicklin) – Frank MacHovec; Reviewer CSJ, 16.1, 1999 (80-81)
Book Review: Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment (Janet Heimlich) – Marcia Rudin, Reviewer, IT, 3.1, 2012 (19-20)
Book Review: Cartwheels in a Sari: A memoir of Growing up Cult (Jayanti Tamm) – Marcia Rudin; Reviewer CSR, 8.3, 2009 (306-310)
Book Review: Child of the Cult (Nori Muster) – Joseph Szimhart, Reviewer IT, 4.1, 2013 (13-15)
Book Review: Grandparents’ Rights: What Every Grandparent Needs to Know – Robin Boyle; Reviewer (e-version, no page numbers) - DOUBLE ISSUE VOL. 3.2/3.3 CSR, 2004
Book Review: Help at Any Cost. (Maia Szalavitz) – Steve Eichel; Reviewer CSR, 5.2, 2006 (327-332)
Book Review: In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from Faith-Healing Homicide - Elmer J. Thiessen, Reviewer IJCS, 5.0, 2014 (70-74)
Book Review: Lost Boy (Brent W. Jeffs with Maia Szalavitz) – Andrea Moore Emmett; Reviewer CSR, 8.3, 2009 (303-305)
Book Review: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrists Notebook: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing (Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz) – Doni Whitsett; Reviewer CSR, 6.2, 2007 (204-209)
Book Review: The Religion that Kills: Christian Science, Abuse, Neglect, and Mind Control. (Linda Kramer) – Frank MacHovec; Reviewer CSR, 2.3, 2003 (e-version, no page numbers)
Child Trauma Academy
CTA is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. We recognize the crucial importance of childhood experience in shaping the health of the individual, and ultimately, society. By creating biologically-informed child and family respectful practice, programs and policy, CTA seeks to help maltreated and traumatized children.
CHILD (Children's Healthcare is a Legal Duty) - The mission of Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty is to end child abuse or neglect related to religion, cultural practices, or quackery through public education, research, legal action, and a limited amount of lobbying.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study - One of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.
Virginia Child Protection Newsletter
The Virginia Child Protection Newsletter (VCPN) is published by James Madison University through a contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services. Each newsletter is focused on one or more topics in child welfare. The articles provide a survey of literature and also address current practice issues. VCPN is mailed to about 13,000 agencies and individuals in Virginia and across the United States. The publication is provided free of charge to any interested person or organization. Single copies of back issues are available free of charge.