Student Journalist Contest
support the teaching of critical
Awards to students and schools
Student winners receive scholarship money for
outstanding journalistic writing.
Schools of winning students will receive preventive
education resources in acknowledgement of the teaching of critical thinking.
Awards to students
First Place (one winning
$250 fellowship/scholarship award
Second Place (two winning
entries) $100 fellowship/scholarship award
Third Place (five winning
$50 fellowship/scholarship awards
In addition, all winning entries receive a
one-year subscription to the Cult Observer, and a copy of Recovery from Cults:
Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse.
schools (eight winning schools)
Award to the schools of the winning students is a
$224 collection of preventive education resources, including:
Cults and Mind Control.
A booklet written for journalists and
others seeking succinct answers to some commonly asked questions (e.g., "What is a
cult?" "Why do people join cults?").
Edited by founding ICEP director, Marcia Rudin, this recently
revised and expanded edition addresses the practical problems posed by cultic groups on
college and university campuses. The book contains advice for campus administrators and
campus counselors, chaplains, law-enforcement officials, and others.
Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of
Psychological and Spiritual Abuse.
Edited by AFF director, Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.,
this book is for helping professionals and for ex-cultists and families. How cultic groups
harm members and cause a variety of post-cult problems, including depression, dissociative
disturbances, and dependency. Chapters explore issues such as the nature of mind control,
post-cult legal problems, children in cults, teen Satanism. It also provides
practical guidelines for psychotherapists, psychiatric hospitals, families, ex-members,
and those conducting or interested in forming support groups.
Periodicals Subscriptions (one year)
- Cult Observer.
A bimonthly newsletter which reviews press stories and publishes
special reports and guest columns.
- AFF News.
- A bimonthly newsletter which focuses on recovery
- Cultic Studies Journal
- A semiannual
multidisciplinary journal addressing issues of psychological manipulation of interest to
scholars and readers of all types.
- Cults, a special report of the Congressional
This report is a thorough and balanced popular presentation of the
- After the Cult: Recovering Together.
In this 25-minute video, ten ex-cult members share their moving and dramatic personal
stories, tell how they have moved on with their lives, and suggest strategies for facing
Saying No Under Pressure.
- A 29-minute preventive education video hosted
and narrated by Charlton Heston, this video was co-developed by ICEP and the InService
Video Network of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.