From The Desk Of Darlene J. Harris- Familial Child Trafficking by Patricia McKnight A Survivor and Advocate
A must read for anyone working directly with children. You never know what might happen hidden in the protective cover of family. Learn the silent signs and give a voice to the silenced children today. Thank you for sharing
From The Desk Of Darlene J. Harris- Familial Child Trafficking by Patricia McKnight A Survivor and Advocate
Friends I am so excited to share the article released from the desk of Ms. Darlene J. Harris, check it out my darlins. She is sharing my most recent writing :)
Originally posted on and he restoreth my soul project:
First, we want to thank Mr. Eric Marts for his wonderful article on Child Abandonment. His insight and knowledge about abandonment is very valuable and we appreciate the contribution he makes to And He Restoreth My Soul Project.
Today we introduce Patricia McKnight a survivor of Familial Child Trafficking and author of “My Justice”. She works diligently to have a message of empowerment and hope to share with others like herself. She has done massive radio interviews and documentaries. In addition, Patricia works with various government agencies, and coalitions. She is often invited to participate as a speaker, and panelist member during conferences held for legal advocates, etc. For more information about Patricia please see the following website http://www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com
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artwork courtesy of Michal Madison Art (www.michalmadisonart.com)
Friends it is very difficult and sad to report that at this time it has become necessary for me to suspend our radio broadcasting due to funding. I am no longer able to continue funding this service on my own and donations to support our programming are very few and far between in these difficult economic times. However, I do hope with some new things coming up locally here in my community and also online, that we will be able to resume our broadcasting as a community outreach service of awareness, prevention, and empowerment for others.
In the meantime, I am still here as a mentor, crisis support and of course the Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery mission is still very strong. We will continue reaching out to help others and if all works well with the projects of two new books, then hopefully we will be able to get back into our active, featured, radio broadcasting. Our archive programs will still be available for anyone to access any of our shows which have aired during these past 18 months. It has been incredible to do this and I am grateful for the donations which have come our way. Know that our drive in this mission to protect all beings from harm, build stronger community services for victims, abusers, and families in need, as well as helping personally during time of crisis for others; we are still determined to continue and will never stop believing in the power of recovery.
Please enjoy the many programs we’ve shared by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflydreamstalkradio.
You will find hosted programs by myself, Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight (Owner & CEO); Michal Madison; Dr. Brenda Joyce Markert-Green; Rachel Grant (Independent Child Sexual Abuse Expert & Recovery Coach); Faith McDaniel (Volunteer Host of Surviving with Faith).
Hopefully our radio shows have touched your heart & your life in some small way that you now are more conscience of these hidden acts, especially within the protective cover of family. Always remember as you watch the children in your life’s circle, it is proven that 92% of all harmful acts against children are committed by parents & close family members. In truth throughout our country, never forget that as of 2011 1 in 3 children are being harmed at any given moment in our society. The often taught ‘Stranger Danger’ only accounts for 2% of all crimes against children. We must teach our children to report even those who they love most and those responsible for their very survival. There is help, hope, & rescue. Let no child endure the pains of terror, sexual actions, and other such emotional & physical harm. It is the duty of every responsible adult around that child to protect and report what they suspect.
Become your own ‘FAMILY DEFENDER’ and keep this mission moving forward by visiting our website at http://www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com
We thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to protecting all those who have no voice, living trapped in the dominant or trafficking control of the monsters within their circle of life.
Butterfly Dreams Team
Patricia A McKnight, Michal Madison, Linda Walcher, Dr. Brenda Joyce Markert-Green, Kelly Townsend, Julia D’Alphanzo; John L. Mealer; Lynn C Tolson, Petra Luna, Mary Graziano, Debbie Naylor Cox, Faith McDaniel
written by: Patricia A. McKnight
Owner/CEO: Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery
A true story of one child’s life spent in horrific acts of violence, family alcoholism, mental health disorders, vicious sexual harm, community trafficking, and neglect so extreme the scars from rot are still present today.
The little girl who became a young woman searching for anyone who would love her; someone who would make that child feel worthy and that her life of happiness & safety truly mattered.
The young woman who became a wife trapped in emotional degradation & an almost deadly cycle of repeated attacks from the dysfunctional dangerous relationships & marriages.
The woman who became a mother and lives forever regretful of the impact her choices and the tolerance of violence has left in her children’s lives.
The grandmother who still tries to undo the path that continues to cycle forward in the suffering of her grandchildren.
A warrior against the harm of all beings which has been tolerated throughout centuries; hidden within the protective cover of family. The generational teaching of forced family secrets and victim blaming which deters our society from making the right decision to report what they suspect.
What would you do if these ugly acts extended throughout your child’s life? What if your son or daughter, a close personal friend or a partner you chose, had been so violated and abandoned by the entire community?
Almost always there is at least one other person who knows or suspects when a child is being destroyed by those given the responsibility of their survival and growth; their perceptions of the world and the influence they will have on others. Are we abandoning our children in a society of evil?
You see this bright blue eyed cutie; well I thought she was gone forever. I really thought they, my parents, had destroyed all that was wonderful about her. However, I feel her and she is right here with me always. She lives inside and still reminds me everyday; now I am safe, loved, and respected for the simple person I‘ve become. She is right there to guide me through and always brings joy to my heart. She has endured vicious and ugly wounding, but she is still very much alive. She has doubted herself constantly, felt truly unworthy of ever being accepted, and lost all hope of ever finding love. She has risen above their pain to laugh once again, to feel blessed once again, to shine those incredible blue eyes and pray that the world will hear her voice. Every time a survivor who has read her story, ‘My Justice’, she prays they find their one stand of hope to keep them going and know that they too matter; their pain is just as tragic but with patience and reconnecting with who they are, they too will shine as they deserve and live in all the beauty, just as they should have done before the dark storms of pain turned them inside out.
‘ My Justice‘ is read by the hundreds of those who have the power and the contacts to pass it forward and let her story be told. One day she will be heard. One day her determination to change what has infected her family so horribly will be recognized for the evil it was back then. Its not about her rescue, for she has survived beyond all comprehension. Its not about being recognized, for she is definitely loved by many. Its not about the sadness she has carried, for the tears are all dry by the tender hands that hold her. It is about what this child has to share so that no child should suffer this horrendous pain ever again. It is about what this child has to say that just might change your thoughts, give you hope of a better tomorrow, and most of all to share the love she feels inside for all those who have endured the pains of harm and have themselves conquered the demons within to rise above and truly laugh in love‘s warm embrace.
If you have read her story, ‘My Justice‘; I pray for those still struggling, still trying to hang in there, still trying to conquer and escape that you will pass it forward to another. Let her voice be heard, let her justice be felt, as she has now removed the coal stained hand that crept into her world and took away her greatest weapon of protection, the hand that took away this precious child’s voice and silenced her in evil until one day the sun shined down on the person would once again breathe life into her soul. Thank you my friends for accepting and loving me in all my imperfect, but still so truly bright and shining ways.
You will find ‘My Justice’ and various purchasing links by visiting www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com….
Pledge to become your “FAMILY DEFENDER” today!!! Thank you
‘Its a Family Affair’ -welcome Jori Nunes – ‘Chocolate Flowers’ 07/07 by Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery | Self Help Podcasts
Tonight on Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio, welcome Author Jori Nunes with her book ‘Chocolate Flowers’. Our discussion tonight circles around the Mental Health of our Family Unit!!! Tell me friends, what do we do when the abuses & harmful actions against children are being committed by parents with sociopathic, narcissistic, psychopathic, and other such serious illnesses? What if the other family members have become numb to the acts of these parents, so they abandon the children in these homes rather than try to get them supportive help. A long time ago we didn’t talk about such issues, but today we do and tonight we ask you to join in as we look inside these homes. How many of you were raised by a parent who was actually suffering one of these illnesses? Did anyone know of the harmful actions or serious dysfunctions? Show starts at 9pm eastern so set your REMINDERS here or click FOLLOW to stay up to date with all of our awesome programming. Thanks and hope to see you in our chatroom with our Butterfly Helpers tonight. Let’s talk about HOW MANY CHILDREN WILL WE LOSE BECAUSE OF THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS AND ILLNESSES INSIDE THE HOUSES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS? Thanks & don’t forget to invite a friend!!!
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Originally posted on After Narcissistic Abuse:
The word “Trauma” is derived from the Greek term meaning “wound.” When targets encounter relationships with narcissists, what takes place is a human wound & trauma. When a person is wounded, there requires a time of healing; however scarring is often a result.
During times of psychic trauma, our belief that we are invulnerable to harm becomes shattered. Our defense mechanisms break down and we suddenly can’t function the way we used to. We begin to feel inadequate for not having the ability to process the trauma in a short time. Subsequent emotional arousal can reawaken the narc abuse experience that we feel the emotions all over again and realize that there’s an ongoing attack on those defense mechanisms; we’re attacked both within and without. The trauma of narcissistic abuse collapses our worldview and assumptions about life in one full blow.
Our assumptions about how we think life should operate…
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