The Annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference in Davis, California is our main event and is held in April, the national Child Abuse Awareness month. It is a NO-COST, no-registration conference which is well-attended each year and is a valuable source of informative and networking resources.
Click above for detailed information about our upcoming conference. Our past conference history can be viewed here.
We held our first Mother's Day at the White House, Washington DC, vigil and parade on Mother's Day, 2010. It was so sucessful, we did it again in October 2010, and it has now become an annual event every Mother's Day! Click here for more information, dates, and details about Mother's Day demponstrations!
Across the nation, seminars and workshops were presented on November 7 to raise awareness about incest and sexual abuse.
co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau & California Protective Parents Association
Sunday, November 7, 2009 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Topic: TO TELL THE TRUTH
Speaker: A mother whose children are in the full custody of their identified molester spoke on the failure of family law courts to protect children from abuse
ISSBYC members Sandy Dubois and Abby Hamilton provide training to Yolo County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center volunteers on how best to assist survivors of ritual abuse. The training occurs three to four times per year.
June 5, 1999
Central Park, Davis, CA
Women, Take Back The Night
Topic: HEALING & RECOVERY: THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY
ISSBYC member Kathy Dreyer, survivor, spoke at the speak-out for survivors of sexual assault.
April 17, 1999
Congregation Bet Haverim
Topic: RITUAL ABUSE & THE NAZI HOLOCAUST: CONNECTIONS
Paul Chrissy and survivor Amanda Stone
September 26, 1998
Fourth International Conference of the Healing Woman Foundation
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Topic: A CELEBRATION OF HEALING
ISSBYC presentation on healing from ritual abuse and protective parent issues as abuse is passed on to the next generation.
March 27, 1998
Topic: LEGAL PROBLEMS PARENTS FACE WHEN THEIR CHILDREN TELL THEM ABOUT ABUSE
Syrus Devers, Senior Consultant for Assmbly Speaker Pro Tempore Sheil Kuehl and a protective mother
July 24-27, 1997
ISSBYC Presentation at the VOICES in Action, Inc. Conference, San Francisco, CA
Topic: THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF VICTIMIZATION
Woodland Clinic Medical Group physician Shannon Smith, MD, Kathy Dreyer, Sandy DuBois, and Connie Valentine presented on the health consequences of childhood sexual and ritual abuse.
The Health Questionnaire was distributed to the attendees, and analyzed during the presentation. Data was provided at the end of the presentation, showing that of 16 respondents, average age 49, that the average number of medical problems per respondent were 12 in the past and 6 at present. The mots frequently checked responses were genitourinary and sleep disorders in the past, and sleep disorders and musculoskeletal problems in the present. Only 4 respondents told someone about the abuse before they turned 16, two were believed, and only one was protected.
November 13, 1996
ISSBYC Presentation to Sutter Family Practice Residency Program
Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, CA
THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF VICTIMIZATION
Woodland Clinic Medical Group physician Shannon Smith, MD, Kathy Dreyer, and Sandy DuBois presented a didactic lecture to residents at Sutter/CHS in Sacramento.
The information was well received, with excellent evaluations from the physicians.
February 12, 1996
UC Davis, UC Davis Rape Prevention Center
BREAKING SILENCE, a film on speaking out about sexual abuse, nd a ritual abuse speaker.
January 25, 1995
Topic: PROCESS OF REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE
Presentation by Detective Rick Aromando, Sacramento Sheriff's Department and Davis Police Department, including types of sentences and problems of paroling convicted molesters in the community.
January 23, 1995
UCDavis Memorial Union
OUT OF DARKNESS, a film of art work and testimony by survivors of sexual trauma.
January 19, 1995
Davis Community Church, Davis, CA
Topic: RITUAL ABUSE
Father Bernie Bush, S.J., Ph.D., a Catholic priest and psychotherapist, led a discussion on ritual abuse at a seminar for clergy and therapists. This seminar led to the development of an ongoing collaboration between clergy and therapists in our area to assist ritual abuse survivors.
January 14, 1993
University of CA, Davis Women in Medicine, Davis, CA
Topic: PHYSICIANS TREATING SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS
Seven survivors of severe sexual abuse presented autobiographical information in conjunction with Family Physician Shannon Smith, MD and Psychiatrist Lesley Schroeder, MD.