2017 – ICSA CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL EVENTS
Conferences, workshops, and special events are important to the growth of ICSA because events are where personal contacts are made and friendships strengthened. For this reason, ICSA is trying to offer a greater variety of events in different geographical areas. Please tell others about events that may interest them. The following are scheduled:
ICSA Annual Conference in Bordeaux, France
June 29 – July 1, 2017 (preconference workshops on June 28th)
More Info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/conferenceannual
When: Friday 3:00 p.m. July 31, 2015 to Sunday 3:00 p.m. August 2, 2015
Where: Franciscan Retreat/Conference Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
These workshops are for former group members only, not family or friends (ICSA has other events for these persons. ICSA also has a special workshop for former group members who were born or raised in high-demand groups.)
When: Friday 4:30 pm April 17, 2015 to Sunday 2:00 pm April 19, 2015 (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). Guest House is a delightful retreat and conference center in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. It offers spacious guest rooms with private bathrooms, superb cuisine, and amenities that range from a grand piano in the lobby to wireless Internet in every room.
Click here to go to Cult Hotline & Clinic’s wesite. If Cults Have Disrupted Your Life… The Cult Hotline & Clinic Can Help!
Since 1980, their mental health professionals have worked with thousands of families and former cult members—providing counseling, information, and referrals to people of all religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Their outreach intiative has organized events to educate people about cults.
Cults Can Have a Terrible Effect on You and Your Family
Click here to go to the Wellspring Retreat & Resource Center website.
At Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center they treat people who have been victims of psychological, emotional or spiritual abuse from religious cults, toxic relationships or other manipulative groups. Survivors come to them for help after having removed themselves from some of the following situations:
Click here to go to Moving On: Getting Support and Speaking Out
Although, MovingOn.org was created for people born and/or raised in the religious group known as The Children of God or The Family, there are many similarities to the people born and/or raised in the Alamo Foundation. While the majority of participants are people who have left (hence the name Moving On,) second or third generation young people who still live in Family communes are welcome to participate on there as well.
The purpose of their web site is to provide a forum for open and frank discussion on the unique experience of being raised in The Family, on life after the group and how they have adjusted (or not). This site benefits all people who have been born and/or raised in any similar totalistic group, such as the Alamo Foundation.