(Washington, D.C.) — Human trafficking survivor, Andi Buerger, the founder of Beulah’s Place, and an international speaker will begin the fall speaking tour in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, for government agencies training seminars to prevent human trafficking across the nation.
Buerger stated…”When we allow our children to be sold, to be used as a commodity, to be violated, persecuted, neglected, discarded, and preyed upon by criminal influences, we deteriorate as a civilized community because there is nothing civilized about using the weak, the innocent, the vulnerable for selfish gain. I am living and leaving a positive legacy that can be adapted on any scale for the purpose of saving the future of our country, and that future is our youth.”
She was violated at the age of six months to seventeen years old, by all immediate family members and assorted others during that period. Today, the term is trafficking, but back then there was no place to run for help or safety. Her desire for justice led to law school, but she realized justice is less about law and more about action. In 2008, she co-founded Beulah’s Place to help at-risk homeless teens who have been victimized and discarded to die on the streets. Her primary focus and education tool is to engage these street teens and the daily work with law enforcement and the District Attorney’s offices to better assess and serve vulnerable youth.
Andi Buerger is speaking nationwide to universities, women’s clubs, government agencies, and members of Congress. Her message will also be featured nationwide for winter 2018 and spring 2019. To schedule booking events with Andi Buerger, please firstname.lastname@example.org
“As of Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, Cedar Point, North Carolina, where I reside, is now on the map thanks to Hurricane Florence. I am planning this Women of Influence tour with the knowledge that my home will have some repairs to it while living out of a suitcase and knowing I have to hold onto my faith through this storm. So many lives are being affected by flood and wind damage since Hurricane Florence began yesterday. It’s with this, that I firmly believe our faith and our family are the power sources of strength that get us through these uncertain times. The power of resilience”…. stated Eden Gordon
This October 2018 the Eden Gordon Media, Women of Influence, Fall speaking tour will be spearheaded by featured author and identity life coach, Linda Breitman of San Diego, California. This tour’s timing is so appropriate at this time in our nation. Women are amazing, they are resilient and they need to be honored for their courage and strength to fight for justice, mercy and the value of life. These powerful women also include Andi Buerger and Sonja Bentley Zant, who are changing our world to seek out justice for the oppressed, to remove adversity, to engage the culture and to help women understand their identity.
Women of Influence from Oregon, Andi Buerger – Human Trafficking Survivor Speaks Out
Andi Buerger will begin her speaking tour in Washington, D.C. on November 7, 2018. She will be a featured guest for government agencies and law enforcement. In addition, Andi Buerger will be speaking to universities in the North East the week of November 12-15, 2018 focused on trauma and healing. 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.
“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
Women of Influence from California, Sonja Bentley Zant – Nonnegotiable Living
Hello! It’s me, Sonja Bentley Zant, author of Hurricane Season.
Back when I first wrote this story, I lived in a hurricane prone area of Florida, and so I have a personal understanding of the realities of the kind of storm that blows in, blows up, and blows out of your life and leaves everything swirly and messy. And after living in Northern California for the past four years, I also know how it feels to have a fire come within a hundred feet of your home, threatening to strip you of the basics you sometimes take for granted.
Natural disasters are inevitable in life, and there are so many things that happen to us that are beyond our control. I know that now. And so whenever I have the opportunity to share the concepts I write about in my books, there’s one empowering life strategy I always hope people will take away and make their own: It’s called nonnegotiable living.
Life is better lived when you have your nonnegotiables figured out.
When you decide for yourself what your “must haves” or “your deal breakers” are in your life and in your relationships, the list almost always consists of things no one can take away from you unless you let them. Clearly knowing what you want makes it much less likely that you will settle for what you get, and I’m a firm believer that we live in a culture that lulls us into settling.
As I head back out into the world with all of my stories and ideas, I’m stepping out with a desire to inspire my readers and the people I meet with a new kind of hope — one that starts with a pen and a piece of paper, and the courage to name your own nonnegotiables.
Women of Influence from California, Linda Breitman – Miraculous Identity Book Launch
“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.”
What is my miraculous identity? you ask. Your true, miraculous identity is to see yourself as God sees you. It is to experience all He says about who you are, why he created you, realizing your life purpose, and experiencing who God is for you. He designed you to be in relationship with Him and live your life in all of the miraculous wonders He promised you. This book meets you where you are right now in your hidden journey. Opening these pages is rather like floating down a river of living water—sometimes you drift slowly and other times you experience the exhilaration of rushing waters! Revelation of your personal, one-on-one relationship with God will become clearer. He knows you. And He knows how to engage with you.
Linda Breitman will kick off the Fall 2018 Eden Gordon Media Women of Influence speaking tour in San Diego, California for her official book launch, Miraculous Identity on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. She will be featured by Cloud 9 Worship Center for a special book event and signing on Oct. 27- 28, 2018. Breitman will then travel to the East Coast and Texas for her continued to tour and features with “Miraculous Identity: Unveiling Your Hidden Journey.”
Andi Buerger is an international speaker, corporate trainer, educator (junior/senior high; college), business owner, writer, media talent, public relations and marketing consultant, nonprofit executive, and community ambassador. Born in Inglewood, CA, Andi graduated Marywood High School in 1980. She then received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with minors in communications and economics from Loyola Marymount University in 1983. In 1988, she completed her law degree from Western State University College of Law.
Currently, 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, Andi is in the process of locating a permanent facility in which to rescue and house more at-risk teens. She and her husband, Ed, have been married for 17 years. They live in beautiful Central Oregon. Andi and her husband are involved in church activities and enjoy traveling to Andi’s speaking engagements and other places of interest as often as possible.
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.
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.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) May 03, 2018
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.