Invisible Children, Kids At Risk Action (KARA) and nationally recognized speaker, Mike Tikkanen stated that “Minnesota hospitals are turning away mental health patients because they are unable to deal with the quantity and severity of mental health problems in their community. About 1/3 of the state ward children in America are forced onto psychotropic medications and almost two-thirds of youth in Juvenile Justice use them. All the Prozac in the world will not fix children broken by trauma and abuse. America put 20,000 one and two-year-olds on Prozac like drugs in 2014, and drug companies paid billions in fines for illegally selling their drugs to doctors for use on very young children. The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 31% of the world’s mass shooters.”
Tikkanen continued..”Teacher turnover is high, school performance is suffering, social workers, health workers and, law enforcement is seeing the exponential growth of fearful behaviors triggered by childhood traumas. Suicides, violent crime, and mass shootings come from a very deep well of unaddressed mental health issues and it is most likely that our nation will see many more until voters recognize the depth and scope of the problem.”
Invisible Children, Kids At Risk Action (KARA) is a voice for abused and neglected children based in Minnesota and leads the national stage. Founder Mike Tikkanen, the author of the book Invisible Children, was a featured speaker to the United Nations Youth Assembly, the Women Prison Warden’s annual conference, the CASA Reno Conference and the Indiana Foster convention working with at-risk, neglected and abused children.
Tikkanen concluded, “Working with traumatized children has taught me that disturbed people do disturbing things”. The more traumatized the child, the more unstable and violent their behaviors. Gun violence is only a small part of the price our society is paying for the epidemic of child abuse in our nation today. 37% of American children are reported to Child Protection Services by the time they are 18, one hundred million Americans have a criminal record.
A friend of Tikkanen and Kids At Risk Action, former MN Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz stated that “The difference between that poor child and a felon is about eight years” & “90% of the youth in our Juvenile Justice System has passed through Child Protection”.
About Invisible Children, Kids At Risk Action (KARA):
KARA was created to initiate community conversations and to engage citizens in discussions about the traumas suffered by neglected and abused children and the impact they are having on our communities. Since inception nearly two decades ago, KARA has engaged principals, teachers, social workers, lawyers, judges, police officers, parents, students, health professionals, and the larger community in discussions about child abuse and trauma.
About Mike Tikkanen:
Former president Minnesota Entrepreneurs Club, businessman, national speaker, CASA guardian ad-Litem volunteer, founding board member of CASAMN, CASA CARES, and Kids At Risk Action. and author (1000 articles Star Tribune & the book INVISIBLE CHILDREN.
Tikkanen’s book Invisible Children (Pre-Teen Mothers, Adolescent Felons and What We Can Do About It), published in 2005, focuses on the shameful treatment of vulnerable children and how this impacts American society. For more than a dozen years Tikkanen spoke for abused and neglected children in court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has experienced first-hand the impact of extended exposure to violence and deprivation to young children at the hands of their parents and other caregivers. Frightened and alone these tortured children live in foster homes and institutions that poorly address their need for recovery and healing.
6 million children a year are reported to child protection services each year and that represents only a small percentage of the abuse that occurs. Mike advocates for abused and neglected children bringing to light the profound impact the crisis of childhood trauma is having on our schools, public health, public safety, and neighborhoods.
By generating conversation around the issue and exposing facts that have for too long been left unspoken, Tikkanen brings attention to solutions that reverse trends of generational child abuse and trauma to make our communities safer and happier.
The co-founder of Holly’s House, former RAINN speaker and author of Sole Survivor was a featured author for the Junior League of Richmond 73rd Annual Book and Author event held in Richmond, Virginia.
Dunn stated, “I am truly thankful for a second chance at life. I made a choice to either crawl into a hole or do something. I so appreciate my second chance at life. If I can give any hope or inspiration, I want my book to get into the hands of those who need it when they need it. You have two choices in life, crawl into a hole or do something. I am a survivor that wants to do something for victims of crimes. I am RESILIENT, I PERSEVERE, I BELIEVE.”
The Sole Survivor scheduled speaking event, held last Thursday, May 10, 2018, was received by a sold-out crowd in Richmond, Virginia by invitation to the Junior League of Richmond 73rd Annual Book and Author Event. Master of Ceremonies and author, Bob Deans stated “This book is a stirring testament to faith. Faith in the human spirit. Faith in one woman’s capacity to heal. And faith in her dogged determination to turn personal tragedy into the power of hope for millions of people around the world. Holly made up her mind — she made the choice — that she would not live out her life in brokenness. That she would not be defined by tragedy, heartbreak, and fear. That she would find a way to raise her voice on behalf of others to help them on their journey toward wholeness.”
Holly K. Dunn, The Sole Survivor, is available for interviews, speaking engagements, and book signings. The Sole Survivor will be a featured guest speaker with the “Be Strong & Courageous”Women Table Talk Tour, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA.
Dunn has been featured by CBS 48 Hours, People Magazine, NJ Blue Magazine, New York Post, TIME, The National Press Club Annual Author’s Event, The University of Kentucky Alumni Magazine and a Women of Influence feature for Sexual Assault Awareness month.
Linda Breitman highlights that 80% of Christians wrestle with negative mindsets, and the war between our ears affects everything we do—from our personal relationships to our success in business.
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80% of Christians wrestle with negative mindsets. The war between your ears affects everything you do—from personal relationships to succeed in business.
Linda Breitman is the author of “The Real You” a nationally recognized force behind women’s groups, faith-based ministries, medical professionals, and church-based Bible Studies. “Identity is the key issue in our relationship with God. ‘The Real You’ is an excellent resource for small groups as well as ministry training schools,” said Graham Cooke, Brilliant Perspectives.
Additional features for Linda Breitman include a Mother’s Day special for “The Real You” and an exclusive interview with an 8-year military spouse, Rachel Tenpenny Crawford, to honor our nation’s military spouses this May 11 for Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Breitman’s weekly podcast features Women of Influence leading the next generation to defeat child abuse, sexual assault, end teen homelessness, providing job opportunities for military spouses, honoring the mother’s in our lives and tackling the many social issues that canvas our society. To hear Linda’s latest podcast please visit: http://www.lindabreitman.com
About Linda Breitman:
A Women of Influence, an influential speaker, author of identity Bible Studies, and a minister, holds seminars on Kingdom Identity, The Real You and The Supernatural You. Her latest book, The Real You – Believing Your True Identity includes a book, workbook, and DVD Teaching Sessions. Churches and ministry schools are using Linda’s identity curriculum to inspire people to align their thoughts with heaven and see themselves through God’s eyes.?
Dedicated to helping people realize their true Kingdom Identity in Christ, Linda travels internationally, teaching carefully designed sessions that are vibrantly interactive. With humor, sensitivity, and insight, she invites her audience to join her in uncovering The Real You. Because of this interaction, these sessions have been labeled “identity therapy.” Whether she delivers one session or a complete conference, participants will surely leave encouraged and with a more confident grasp of who they are in Christ.
Linda founded Dangerous Women of God during an eight-year season while she mentored young women in her living room. She continues to hold Dangerous Women Events to help women break through the glass ceiling over women in the church and step into their full identity.
Her latest book, The Real You – Believing Your True Identity includes a book, workbook, and DVD Teaching Sessions. Churches and ministry schools are using Linda’s identity curriculum to inspire people to align their thoughts with heaven and see themselves through God’s eyes.
Growing up in San Jose, California, Linda has lived in Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, and New York City. She and her husband settled in San Diego in 1997. Since then, she developed an intensified mentoring program with graduates who have moved on to be successful parents, business owners, ministry leaders, and missionaries. Linda’s husband, a retired physician, graduated to heaven in 2016. She has many spiritual children and one furry child, Fuzzball.
(Washington, D.C.) Our nation continues to seek healing as our communities and our families mourn, grieve and find healing from the heartbreaks that have affected our youth, the escalated numbers of loss in opioid addiction, teen homelessness, daily sexual assaults, and deaths. From the heartland of America, many Women of Influence have come together to heal the brokenhearted and share their freedom of overcoming loss, sexual assaults, and their invisible wounds. The Women of Influence featured by Eden Gordon Media include mothers and daughters, victims of numerous acts of assault and altogether a powerhouse of women who fight to protect and bring healing to the victimized. A former Fortune 500 leader, an entrepreneur, a corporate trainer, a faith-based leader and a co-founder of nonprofit. Each woman has walked a very dark road and now share their stories of faith, hope, perseverance, and their journey to victory as they are featured in the nation and our Women of Influence.
“Regardless of age, gender or cultural background, sexual assault is an abomination of fundamental human rights. This intolerable act must be recognized as such, as well as the debilitating toll it takes on its victims. Now is the time to stand united – beyond political boundaries – against those who freely pilfer our nation’s innocence and cripple its spirit through acts of depravity.”
Andi Buerger is an international speaker, corporate trainer, educator, business owner, writer, media talent, public relations and marketing consultant, nonprofit executive, and community ambassador. Andi is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beulah’s Place, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing temporary shelter services to at-risk homeless teen boys and girls. She is in the process of locating a permanent facility in which to rescue and house more at-risk teens.
“I’m the co-founder of a company dedicated to the emotional well-being and healing of hearts, and those affected by sexual assault need all the support we can give them. The core of Teamotions is compassion and I strive to empower women to heal through tea, adaptogen herbs, and hope. Teamotions empowers women to take back their hearts and heal one cup of tea at a time.”
In 2011, Rachel co-founded Teamotions, an emotional well-being focused tea company that blends tea with adaptogens, remarkable herbs that are scientifically proven to boost strength and immunity, restore balance, and improve the body’s response to stress, which promotes emotional and physical healing. Teamotions was inspired by the heartbreaking deaths of Rachel’s twin daughters Aubrey and Ellie in 2008, just a few weeks after they were born. Together with her sister Crystal Tenpenny, they are on a mission to offer comfort to others in difficult times and share their message of hope and healing through tea.
A teacher, speaker, and writer, Rachel shares candidly and transparently about her journey through grief and provide real tools and insight into the healing process, especially the role tea played in sustaining and comforting her life every step of the way. Rachel believes that healing is always possible with the right support, information, and tools.
“My vision for our children and their future is to educate and instill tools for a fearless spirit. As a young child, I was abused repeatedly by my father. I also watched my father repeatedly abuse my sisters and my brothers. The cry for help led me to want to help our society through my writings and my work. My story, ‘This Should Never Have Happened’, reveals my courage to shed light on the darkness of repeated abuse.”
Laura Vivian is a former Fortune 500 leader, speaker, author, and educator. Laura is the author of “This Should Never Have Happened”, a true-life account of Laura, a child whose mother only physically present and a father’s force that was ever present imposing sexual terror upon their seven children. Laura is beginning her second book release date to be determined.
“The aftermath of sexual, emotional or physical abuse produces thoughts of fear, shame, and loss of identity. In particular, after a sexual assault, women wrestle with tormenting mindsets of shame. Through the work of my ministry, I not only see negative mindsets being transformed into ones of positive hope and a glorious future—but I also see the invisible wounds of the brokenhearted healed. Though it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is really the awareness year!”
“If I could crawl inside your mind for 24 hours would I have a good day?” 80% of Christians wrestle with negative mindsets. The war between your ears affects everything you do—from personal relationships to success in business. As a woman of faith, Linda Breitman is an ordained minister, author, and inspirational speaker. Her latest study curriculum, “The Real You – Believing Your True Identity”, including a book, workbook, and videos, inspires people to align their thoughts with heaven and see themselves through God’s eyes.
“As our nation remembers the victims of sexual assault this April 2018 for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month, I am asking our communities, our neighbors, our families, our leaders at the federal, state and local level to recognize the killer next door, sexual assault trauma. This epidemic affects our nation’s service members at a greater level that we can’t even fathom. Let us use our voices to heal the deafening sound of the invisible wounds of sexual assault.”
Holly’s work includes being the spokesperson for Holly’s House, a local sexual abuse and domestic violence advocacy center which she co-founded in her hometown of Evansville, IN. That passion later evolved into her current full-time work as a motivational speaker and trainer, using her own experience and uplifting message to inspire and enlighten.
About one in five women have told their VA health care provider that they experienced sexual trauma in the military. This statistic is found in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Women Veterans Healthcare. On April 11, 2018, Sexual Assault Spokesperson, Author of Sole Survivor, Co-Founder of Holly’s House and inspiration speaker, Holly K. Dunn will speak to female veterans about her personal journey of PTSD and trauma sustained from her attack in 1997 by the infamous Railroad Killer.
Dunn will be featured in Eastern North Carolina by The Pamlico Rose Institute, Ruth’s House, Open Door Community Center and the Arts of the Pamlico for an evening of conversation about PTSD and the effects of sexual assault. “We all have a story, my story gives them a sense of inspiration, and there is life after. We need to remember our women veterans.” said Holly K. Dunn
Dunn concluded..”As our nation remembers the victims of sexual assault this April 2018 for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month, I am asking our communities, our neighbors, our families, our leaders at the federal, state and local level to recognize the killer next door, sexual assault trauma. This epidemic affects our nation’s service members at a greater level that we can’t even fathom. Let us use our voices to heal the deafening sound of the invisible wounds of sexual assault.”
Holly Dunn Pendleton is a survivor, a motivator, and a tribute to the human spirit! The victim of a violent physical and sexual assault and witness to her boyfriend’s murder, Holly has become a beacon of hope and inspiration to many.
Miraculously living to tell her story, Holly motivates others to reclaim their lives after the assault and to help her community build a network of healing and outreach. Holly’s passion to advocate for other victims of violence is extraordinary, and it is this passion that has allowed her and organizations that she is a part of to reach so many people.
Holly’s work includes being the spokesperson for Holly’s House a local sexual abuse and domestic violence advocacy center which she co-founded in her hometown of Evansville, IN. That passion later evolved into her current full-time work as a motivational speaker and trainer, using her own experience and uplifting message to inspire and enlighten.