Friday, June 28, 2013

Teen Drug Use, Abuse; a Crash Course

Maybe you saw the title of this week's newsletter, and you thought, Well, this is one article I don't need to read. My kid would never do drugs! I'm not here to frighten you, but if you believe your son or daughter will never be tempted to use harmful substances, you're only setting yourself up for disappointment. We might like to think it's the other kids who are using, and not our own. But according to recent studies, 1 out of every 5 teens is abusing alcohol, illegal, or legal drugs on a regular basis.

Even high school students that aren't presently using are telling researchers that they get offered prescription narcotics at least twice a day!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Protect Children recommends

Protect Children is dedicated to the education of parents and children alike to the threats that the Internet can pose to our children.
Whether it is Internet predators, cyber bullying, or any other Internet threat to our children, the threat is there. recommends terrific resource invited to Face Scum UK's database of Pedaphiles has been invited to join in the fight against child abuse, molestation at
Face Scum stands tall against pedophiles who stalk young children in the UK.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lindsey Baum missing 4 years anniversary of her disappearance

New Article at Lindsey Baum missing 4 years. Lindsey was just 10 years old when she ]was last seen at approximately 9 p.m. on June 26, 2009, while she was walking home from a friend's house in McCleary, Washington.

Age-progressed image shows how Lindsey would look at age 14 years

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Teaching Your Teen to Struggle Well

Think Back. When in your life, have you gained the most experience and wisdom? Was it when things were easy? Or was it when times were tough read our new article at "Teaching Teens to Struggle Well"

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

See how a small town in Arizona takes a stand against Sex Trafficking- a lesson for us all

Over100 people were in attendance on June 13th 2013 to hear our speakers take a stand against child sex trafficking. The speakers were Dr. Karna Walter (Professor at the University of Arizona on human sex trafficking,), Franki Reddick-Gibson (treatment specialist, youth in abusive situations,) and Beth Jacobs (survivor and currently working with others coming out from being trafficked).

Check out for the latest information on this $49 Billion dollar industry, sadly there seems to be no end in sight as the market expands from the US to around the world. Sex trafficking is modern day slavery, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Help take a stand just as the residents did in a small Southern Arizona town- Tucson; help put an end to human trafficking, call your senator and congressman, ask how they plan to tackle this problem.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hope in Hard Times

New article on
"Hope in Hard Times"

Elana's dad was a recovering alcoholic. He had been sober for nearly a year and was diligently going to AA meetings, however he was also suffering from a bout of deep depression. Tired of fighting the inner darkness and afraid he would slip up and go back to the bottle,

Elana's father decided to give up the struggle and took his own life...

Learn more about how Elana developed hope in these hard times, read on

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Child ID KITS now available at

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Freedom 3-14-13 Human Trafficking

"Freedom 3-14-13 is actually a day. March 14th of this year was the day that my "freedom" was given to me." recommended post of the day

Please Stop This!!
Well, it has been quite a while since I have made a blog post. I kept having an itching to post, but always got myself busy in other things. Life has been full of ups and downs but I am still here so I guess I am learning to roll with the punches. I have a great support system in person, and also a great support system online, here.
Anyway, there has been so much going on that I don’t really know where to start but I will say this. I HATE HOW THIS WORLD ACTS BLIND TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING/Modern DAY SLAVERY. I had a status for Facebook that I wrote down but never posted. I said, “When will you notice us? We are sold every day, sometimes right before your eyes, but you are too blind to see!! Do we have to be a shiny car for you to notice we’re dying??” I will admit, I was a little mad when I was writing it. I just was thinking of how we are changing laws, and bring awareness, and trying to make things better when it really should be common sense for people. All of these things should already of been done and this problem gone. There should not have to be any pulling of teeth in order to get things done, and changes made. The reason the world is so messed up, I believe, is because people like to play the ignorance game. They don’t want to show that they know what is going on, or they just don’t want to believe it. I’m sorry, but even if you believe the air does not have oxygen in it, it does. So even if you believe Human Trafficking does not happen where you are, it does; and even if you think you can’t do anything to stop it, you can. I just wish everyone would go to the bathroom and flush ignorance down the toilet once and for all.
I will share this. When I was with my trafficker I was around others (outside of the circle of traffickers around me) a lot of the times that I was bought and even just talking to the people who would buy me. Being Deaf I was to not speak (I can voice mind you, but the guys liked the thrill of being with a Deaf girl), so I was to only allowed write in a notebook. I still have the writing from the last man who was to buy me. It was March 10th that I met him, 4 days before my freedom day. I got in his car and we sat there and he would write in the notebook and I would just nod or mime. He was military because I saw his card on the dash; I am guessing a veteran, though, as he did not have great motor skills. Anyway, near us was a car that was broke down. After a couple minutes of me being in the car, a police car pulled up between us and the broken down vehicle. The police officer never even looked at us. I don’t think he was even aware that there were people in the vehicle. After we finished the meeting, and he did what he wanted, I got out of the car and walked right by the officer and broken down car.
This is the sort of thing that has happened to me loads of times. A police car goes by or evens parks near me and the person buying me. People walk by me. I even have had some people stop and talk to me directly while I was waiting to be picked up (usually at busy places). Some have even told me I should “smile because there is so much light in the world.” The people who know me outside of trafficking know that I smile a lot, but I lose my smile when I am “working”. I just am always in a sense of fear. That I can mess up at any time, and so I am more focused on doing the right things (according to my trafficker) rather than smiling and having a good time.
My point in bringing this incident up is just a showing of what I mean by people being ignorant to the things around them. I even know someone who told me that she used to over hear people talking to their children about her. Calling her a whore and prostitute and that she was trash because of how she was dressed. What they did not know, or refused to believe, or believed she deserved whatever happened to here, was that she was being beat often and made to make a certain amount of money or risk her life. Hearing those things never really made her want life more.
I guess my plea is for people to just stop looking at us as not good enough and see us for who we are, even if we do not see ourselves in a good way. I have called myself so many things (non-cursing things but still up there). I have believed so many negative things about myself, and I am fighting to tear down the painted mirror so that I can see the real me. I gave up on myself, but the people around me are not allowing me to give up now, and if I do they are right there to catch me and put my train back on the tracks. I thank them so much for that! I would not be here without them because things got really hard after my freedom was given to me.
So, please, don’t ignore us, don’t give up on us, do fight for us, do fight beside us, do encourage us, and do motivate us!! Many of us have had so many people ignore us, give up on us, fight us, discourage us, and in no way motivate us to live. We have had enough of that to last a life time. Likewise, please raise awareness for this problem so that more babies, children, teens, young adults, and adults can be saved and not have to go through this. Let me ask you, do you believe a person is worth a full cart of groceries?? I don’t. People are priceless. Let us END THIS WAR for good, please.

91 days of freedom.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013 Takes a Stand Against Child Sex Trafficking

 fighting against child sex trafficking & child abuse, working to bring awareness against child abuse sex trafficking. Read about one community that has had enough! Southern Arizona Against Sex Slavery SAAS. Follow their blog and upcoming meetings 13 June, 2013


Friday, June 7, 2013

Southern Arizona Against Sex Trafficking Celebrates One communities efforts in the fight against sex trafficking

Community Forum on Sex Trafficking Event Alert

You are invited to attend an important event:
Community Forum: Sex Trafficking in Our Homes, Schools and Community
Date: Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, visit for more details
A message from Steve Kozachik, Tucson City Council, Ward 6:
Last week, on Tucson City streets the news reported two attempted abductions of children. The perpetrators are now behind bars. Last month a mother rescued her teen-aged daughter up in Marana after the youth had been abducted. And most of us are familiar with the story from Cleveland, Ohio where three women were finally rescued after having been held hostage right in the midst of their own neighborhood for several years. Sadly, our children are falling victim to sex trafficking daily, and all too often the results are not the happy endings described above.

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Balancing Teen Privileges and Consequences

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The number one concern of nearly every parent I meet is "How do I set up rules my teen will follow?" When adolescence hits, it can be frustrating as teens push, prod and run roughshod over the boundaries of the home. Some teens have little to no regard for any parental policies. In situations like these, mom and dad may be at a loss on how to get their child to follow their protective guidelines. If you are looking for a game plan for your home, the best place to start is creating a balance of consequences and privileges for your household rules.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Teen Violence are you at risk, or someone you know?

1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner. Abused girls are significantly more likely to get involved in other risky behaviors. They are 4 to 6 times more likely to get pregnant and 8 to 9 times more likely to have tried to commit suicide.
On the average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends, every day.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Family love matters most for outcomes in kids with neurologic diseases by staff

H H S Logo - link to U. S. Department of Health and Human Services In discussion Cerebral Palsy which is one of many childhood neurologic diseases as is seizure disorder. Family and quality of home care is the leading source of a child's hope for a successful future.
"Regardless of age or the types of therapy that are used, treatment doesn’t end when an individual with cerebral palsy leaves the treatment center.  Most of the work is done at home.   Members of the treatment team often act as coaches, giving parents and children techniques and strategies to practice at home.  Studies have shown that family support and personal determination are two of the most important factors in helping individuals with cerebral palsy reach their long-term goals."
As stated in this article by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders:

Family is always the most important single factor in the successful outcome of a child with any neurologic disorder.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Two Habits That Will Destroy a Home at

habits that destroy a homeReady for a pop quiz? What are the two habits that will destroy your relationship with your teen and are guaranteed to make parenting a wasted effort? Answer: disrespect and dishonesty. Those two noxious weeds can creep in, and uproot entire families. And left un-weeded and untamed, they'll only grow and spread their roots to areas outside the home. So how do you uproot disrespect and dishonesty from your teen?

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