Satanic-occult victimization is the worst-case example of abuse, including emotional, psychological, physical, sexual and drug abuse.

With disturbing regularity, cult and occult-motivated crimes have been reported in Utah during recent years.To understand ritual abuse and how it can affect families, Network Against Child Abuse Inc. and Highland Ridge Hospital will present a three-hour conference open to the public. Lauren Stratford, author, national speaker and survivor of satanic ritual abuse will provide the keynote address.

The conference will be held at the Salt Lake Hilton Hotel Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Also featured will be a five-member panel of Utah therapists. Cost is $12.