Manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements
Workshops for families and ex-members
AFF offers regularly scheduled and specially arranged
small-group workshops for former members
of abusive groups, and the families, spouses, and
friends of people involved in abusive groups. The workshops offer extensive
interaction between workshop leaders and participants. Typically, 10-25 people will
participate. The workshops provide practical information and a healing atmosphere for
individuals struggling with the sometimes long-term aftereffects of an abusive group
experience or the confusion, frustration, and fear that people often experience when a
loved one becomes involved in an abusive group.
All sessions are led by individuals knowledgeable about
group psychological abuse and the special needs of former members of abusive groups and
family and friends concerned about group members or former members.