Born or Raised in Cultic Groups or Relationships

Born or Raised in Cults: Clinical and Developmental Aspects. Lorna Goldberg, LCSW, PsyA; Leona Furnari, MSW

Reflections on Being a "Blessed Child" in the Unification Church. Donna Collins.


  • Born and Raised in a Sect: You are Not Alone. Lois Kendall. Purchase in bookstore. Book Review.

  • Starting Out in Mainstream America. Livia Bardin (This book provides practical solutions for people with needs like: getting a driver’s license, finding a place to live, finding a job or job training, getting health care, finding your way around the legal system, and information about broader concepts like abuse and neglect, communications skills, relationships, parenting skills, aspects of mainstream culture like music, movies, and sports.)


A Workshop for People Born or Raised in Cultic Groups - Kelley McCabe, et al.

Born or Raised in Closed, High-Demand Groups: Developmental Considerations - Leona Furnari

Childhood Adversity and Neural Development: Deprivation and Threat as Distinct Dimensions of Early Experience - Katie A. McLaughlin, Ph.D.,, Margaret A. Sheridan, Ph.D.,, and Hilary K. Lambert, B.S.

Generation Cult: A podcast about people who grew up in cults

Generational Revolt by the Adult Children of First-Generation Members of the Children of God/The Family - Stephen A. Kent

Growing up in the Culture of a Cult - Lorna Goldberg

Impact on Children of Being Born Into/Raised in a Cultic Group - Ashley Allen

Lessons Learned from SGAs About Recovery and Resiliency – Leona Furnari, et al.

Life After Centrepoint: Accounts of Adult Adjustment After Childhood Spent at an Experimental Community. Kerry Gibson, Mandy Morgan, Cheryl Wooley, and Tracey Powis

Moving On: Dealing With Family Members Who Have Caused Us Harm - Lorna Goldberg and Ann Stamler

My Perspective of Rosanne Henry and Leona Furnari’s Presentation to the Annual SGA Workshop – Patrick Rardin

Raised in Cultic Groups: The Impact on the Development of Certain Aspects of Character - Lorna Goldberg

Recovering From Sexual Abuse in Cults: What Can We Learn From Neurobiology? - Doni Whitsett

Recovery for My Children and Myself - Gretchen Ward

"That's Not Me": Multigenerational Adult Leavers of Cultic Groups - Jill Aebi-Mytton


See the Second and Multigenerational Adult Recovery playlist on ICSA's YouTube Channel

The following videos are also available on the channel

How to Choose a Therapist

Traumatic Narcissism: The Psychology of Cult Leaders

Post-Cult Spirituality: MeadowHaven

Getting Therapy After a Group Involvement

Anger, Rage, Pseudo-Personality, and Cults

First-Generation Parents; Second-Generation Children

Understanding Trauma Theory

Panel: Recovering Your Sexual Self After the Cult