The Alternative Council conducts limited research on existence of ritual abuse in the Netherlands. The Alternative Council wants to continue the research project, on the existence of ritual abuse in the Netherlands, that was started in 1993 by the Dutch government.
By gathering and comparing the experiences of survivors and/or their therapists, we are trying to shed light on the reality content of the repeated reports of ritual abuse.
We also hope to get more insight into the content of the reportings. We aim to find recurring patterns and methods of influence, and the results thereof, within the settings in which the reported abuse took place.
We have no illusions that we will discover the truth univocally on the subject of ritual abuse.
It would already be a big achievement if awareness increases to include the possibility that the reports of ritual abuse could indeed be part of a horrible reality.