PRESS RELEASE: Trafficking Survivor Changes Lives of Victims.

PRESS RELEASE: Trafficking Survivor Changes Lives of Victims.

 

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2018
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(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 emailhello@edengordonmedia.com

PRESS RELEASE:  The Weekly Fight: Turning Post-Traumatic Stress into Post-Traumatic Growth.

PRESS RELEASE: The Weekly Fight: Turning Post-Traumatic Stress into Post-Traumatic Growth.

For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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(Philadelphia, PA) After 28 years of service, Retired Marine Sergeant Major Marty Kenny found his new Mission and Purpose by creating The Weekly Fight. The Weekly Fight is a registered 501c3 non-profit company whose mission is: “To forge a bond between Veterans and the community to maximize their civilian potential.”

The Weekly Fight was founded when one of SgtMaj. Kenny’s Marines committed suicide after an invisible battle with PTSD. Two years after The Weekly Fight’s inception, their mission is to forge a bond between Veterans and the community to maximize their civilian potential, SgtMaj’s vision of turning Post-Traumatic Stress into Post-Traumatic Growth has come to life.

Stars and Stripes cited in June 2018 of this year, “The VA has now revealed the average daily number of veteran suicides has always included deaths of active-duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserve, not just veterans.” As our nation continues to face these deep wounds of war, the 20 that commit suicide per day is The Weekly Fight’s daily battle to combat the visible and invisible wounds of war.

Kenny stated…”I have now lost more Marines to suicide than from combat. I believed something needed to be done for our veteran community. We don’t talk about suicide before it happens and we don’t provide solutions to this problem. My biggest push is trying to get our veterans out of post-traumatic stress disorder mindset. When we come together at The Weekly Fight, we are regaining that sense of camaraderie … it opens these veterans up to begin sharing and talking, it brings them together, and it brings the veterans families together. As The Weekly Fight opens up its fifth chapter in the northeast region of the country, this Veterans Day, we lead the fight for our veterans to overcome the violent struggle and have post-traumatic growth.”

The Weekly Fight currently hosts weekly workouts free to Veterans, first responders, and their family members in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Northern Virginia. The Weekly Fight is now serving our nation’s veterans in five locations including Frazer, Oxford, Lancaster, Manayunk, and Wilmington Delaware. The Weekly Fight is adding least two additional locations before the end of 2018.

6 Million Children are Reported to Child Protection Services Each Year

6 Million Children are Reported to Child Protection Services Each Year

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For Immediate Release
Monday, July 30, 2018
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Kids At Risk Action (KARA) and nationally recognized speaker, Mike Tikkanen offer colleges & universities a powerful tool for building awareness and support for abused and traumatized children in their community. The INVISIBLE CHILDREN campus Community Program is a catalyst starting conversations about trauma and abuse with the goal of improving the lives of at-risk children where you live.

KARA’s INVISIBLE CHILDREN program collaborates with colleges and universities to educate students, departments, and the community creating awareness for ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the critical issues impacting at-risk children.

The INVISIBLE CHILDREN campus program creates volunteer opportunities and organizes workshops & presentations tailored to educate the community about the conditions of at-risk children where you live.

Mike Tikkanen stated….”The community collaboration and volunteerism component to the campus project is key for our nation to adopt if children are to be safe, schools to improve and prison populations and preteen pregnancies be reduced.”

Kids At Risk Action (KARA) is a voice for abused and neglected children based in Minnesota and leads the national stage. Founder Mike Tikkanen’s most recent opinion article “If You Knew: The Effects of Child Abuse on a Developing Brain” was featured on Politichicks.com and highlights the devastating data that effects victims of abuse.

About 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. http://www.invisiblechildren.org

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 of 1000 articles & 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 volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has experienced first-hand the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on young children at the hands of their parents and other caregivers.

Mike Tikkanen has been 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

Mike Tikkanen & KARA, bring to light the profound impact the crisis of childhood trauma is having on our schools, public health, public safety, and neighborhoods and what we can do about it.

CISION PR WEB Mental Health Features June 2018

CISION PR WEB Mental Health Features June 2018

Linda Breitman Ministries’ “Miraculous Identity” is not a “how to” book… It is not even a self-help book… “Miraculous Identity” is a book designed to stir a hunger in you.

(PRWeb June 15, 2018)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15566053.htm

 

She is the definition of Unstoppable, Holly K. Dunn, the Sole Survivor speaks out against former President Clinton’s most recent comments “He needs to stop talking..”

(PRWeb June 15, 2018)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15566010.htm

Kids At Risk Action Demonstrates how Trauma Impacts Children and how Traumatized Children Impact our Communities

Kids At Risk Action Demonstrates how Trauma Impacts Children and how Traumatized Children Impact our Communities

Weapons are not the problem; the epidemic of child abuse and childhood trauma is an exploding mental health problem filling our prisons and creating fertile ground for violent behaviors.

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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.