PRESS RELEASE: Trafficking Survivor Changes Lives of Victims.

PRESS RELEASE: Trafficking Survivor Changes Lives of Victims.

 

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2018
Contact: Eden Gordon Media

Email: hello@edengordonmedia.com

(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
Contact: Eden Gordon Media
Email: hello@edengordonmedia.com

(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.

Hurricane Florence and Resilient Women Bring Healing, Women of Influence Speakers Series Fall 2018

Hurricane Florence and Resilient Women Bring Healing, Women of Influence Speakers Series Fall 2018

CEDAR POINT, N.C. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

“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 Talks Catholic Church Abuse on “The Hard Question” with Blanquita Cullum

Andi Buerger Talks Catholic Church Abuse on “The Hard Question” with Blanquita Cullum

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.

 

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
Contact: Eden Gordon Media
Email: hello@edengordonmedia.com

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.