Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Workshop for Families and Former Members
When: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. October 15, 2016 to Sunday 4:45 p.m. October 16, 2016
Where: Center for Inquiry, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90027
This workshop, which will take place at the Los Angeles Center for Inquiry, is open to family members and former members of cultic groups. The workshop will include much discussion on topics such as the following: Overview of joining, leaving, and recovery Why people leave groups and why they stay Recovery needs of former members Trance and triggers Trauma and recovery Building relationships
For more information and to register: http://www.icsahome.com/events/localevents/los-angeles-workshop
Dangerous Liaisons: The Truth About Campus Predators, Toxic Relationships, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Teens
When: October 23, 2016 from 1pm- 3:30pm
Where: Garden City Community Church (247 Steward Ave. Garden City, NY)
This panel discussion will provide information about warning signs of toxic personal relationships and potential recruitment into unhealthy commercial or spiritual organizations. Among the topics explored will be: What parents need to know in raising teenagers. Speaking teen-to-teen, how to stay safe.
For more information and to register: http://www.icsahome.com/events/localevents/dangerous-liaisons
Conference: Enhancing Professional Knowledge on Preventing Undue Influence and Cults
When: December 9-11, 2016
ICSA’s Education Network, in cooperation with The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Stalowa Wola Campus, will conduct a conference in Stalowa Wola and Sandomierz (Images of Sandomierz) December 9-11, 2016. The conference will focus on enhancing professional knowledge on undue influence and cults. On Friday, December 9, 2016 there will be a preconference education workshop.
For more information and to register: http://www.icsahome.com/events/conference-europe
Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience: A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members
When: Friday 4:30 pm April 28, 2017 to Sunday 2:00 pm April 30, 2017 (Check-in time is 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.)
Where: Guest House Retreat & Conference Center, 318 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412 (860–322–5770).
For more information and to register: http://www.icsahome.com/events/workshopsgas
ICSA Annual Conference
Theme: Cultic Dynamics and Radicalization
June 29 — July 1, 2017
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2017 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal and Société Française de Recherche et d’Analyse de l’Emprise Mentale (SFRAEM). The conference will take place in Bordeaux, France from June 29 through July 1, 2017 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 28). The conference will address the needs and interests of ICSA’s four main constituencies: former group members, families, helping professionals, and researchers.
For more information and to register: http://www.icsahome.com/events