Dreamcatchers Blog Talk Radio – Upcoming Shows

Dreamcatchers Blog Talk RadioDreamcatchers for Abused Children

Blog Talk Radio Programming


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

9pm e.s.t.

Exec.Director & Host

Tricia A. McKnight

           We have had a very busy 6 weeks on the radio program, with so many amazing advocates and survivors coming to share their empowerment and inspiration with us. This will continue through the month of May and into June, so I thought I’d share our scheduled programs for the rest of this month.

Beginning with tonight; we have MMA Fighter/Advocate; Joey Primak.  Together he and I are going to discuss the Males Survivors of Domestic Violence. While we can see by the stats provided that the majority of physical attacks of battery have been primarily men abusers, there are also many men who have been financially, emotionally and physically abused by their wife/partner (male & female). As we await updated information on the passing of the Violence Against Women Act; which now included men in its language to provide the same resources that are available for women. Unfortunately at this point however, there are very few resources for men at this time. Most men remain silent because of the fear of being shamed or not believed when they report a case of Domestic Violence. Joey is a survivor of this crime as well a survivor of child abuse that we have chatted with before. Now he is coming back to share the spirit of his courage in speaking out about the need for better resources to men for the crimes of rape and domestic battery.

On Thurs. May 24th- Our show will be; GETTING OUT & MOVING ON! This will be an Open Discussion Format with your calls and your shares. If you have a special topic of discussion or a story that you would like to share, you can either email me at tricia.mcknight@hotmail.com or you can message me at http://www.facebook.com/triciagirl62 For this program I strongly encourage you to invite family & friends to listen in live or to the archive as we will be discussing the need to recognize the violence, gauge the level of danger, making a plan of escape, getting out safe and then moving forward.

Monday May 28th – Ms. Kelly Karius will be joining me for a share on her organization, NO SUCH THING AS A BULLY. It was through a mutual friend that I became acquainted with Kelly and have had the pleasure of sharing a blog talk program with her before. Her program is aimed at changing the language, the stigma, and the violence attached to BULLYING. I believe you will enjoy this program and find it very informative on dealing with and explaining a bully to your children. Again this is a topic for all family members!!!

Wednesday, May 30th – Musician/Advocate Michael Skinner will be coming back to do a show focusing on May – Mental Health Awareness Month. Michael and his organization Surviving Spirit does a lot to recognize the mental illness related to the aftermath of abuse. Also how hard it can be to cope with BiPolar Disorder; Schizophrenia; Depression; P.T.S.D. and other related problems.

Thursday, May 31st – Advocate Ms. Shirelle “Diamond” Hogan will be joining me; hopefully we will also have two other survivors. The three ladies were a panel interview for a 3 part series of “What Goes On in the Mind of a Battered Woman”. It was Journalist/Author Jerome L. Whitehead who did this interview series and I would like to take a look at who they were while in the midst of the violence and who they are now. How did they first acknowledge the violence they were in? How did they go about getting out and being safe? How are they impacting the lives of others with their survival stories now?

This is the line up that will take us through the end of May and you can find this and more on our UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR which is available on the main website @ http://www.dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com

Hopefully, all of you will join in for these shows and support our guests and those who call in to share. We want to give everyone that positive empowerment to share the information for educational and awareness purposes, but also to help anyone who may be struggling in the silence of these crimes. It seems the abuses that exist and go on everyday in our homes is still one topic that society does not wish to discuss, but we want to keep it in the forefront of our society to help create a change for something better, something SAFE FOR EVERYONE!!!

Please leave any comments or questions about this line up here or on my Facebook page. As always an event will be created with the Event on Facebook and invitations will be sent to those on my friends list. The team at Dreamcatchers wishes everyone safety and happiness in their lives.

We all deserve those beautiful roses in our garden of life!!!

Published by @ButterflyTrish

I am a survivor of over thirty years trapped inside the silence and brutality of Family Crimes, Child Sex Trafficking, and a life-lived pattern of tolerance for over thirty years in almost murderous relationships. In Feb. 2011, I chose to publish the truth about what happened in our home, the community around me, and the learned patterns of self-hatred and tolerance which became such a huge factor in my life. I never felt worthy of life, breathing, love & respect; not until I honestly began a strong focus on healing myself. There were many traits and tragedies that influenced my life. It seemed to control everything inside me and it was nothing but sadness and fake emotions. Only by facing the horrors I went through, the choices I made as a woman & mother, then relating to the greatest guilt I still grieve; how the trauma behavior has affected my children's lives. It's my hope to help others get through their battles, regardless of the type of trauma because when we hurt our lives are forever changed. "My Justice' is not an easy read. It was published to release the thick layers of trauma, sex trafficking, and disfiguring neglect, the enslavement of a child to answer the ring of 'his' bell, and keep my own private terrorist alive. This memoir is NOT SUGGESTED FOR ANYONE UNDER 16 years of age. It discusses the permanently wounding life and the cycle of destruction that held me in expecting/tolerating ridicule and violence in my adult relationships. This truth was published to inspire others to take an in-depth look at their life and behaviors as a result of their past. When we connect the dots through rebuilding an understanding of the pattern of adult choices in coping addictions, parenting, and partners; even affecting our careers and self-sustainable life. I'm so honored to have 'My Justice' used at the collegiate level for psychology classes, upcoming therapists, and educators. Today my life is very blessed. I'm finally safe, finally truly loved, finally feeling the magic of what life is supposed to be like. My greatest power only began to show when I first made the choice to end the violent relationships and behaviors around my children; to give them something better, something SAFE!! In choosing to share my own story, I've also gone the serious extra step to educate myself through years of research, attending training opportunities, and collaborating with other advocate resources focused in human resilience and healing from abuse, sexual harm, and sex trafficking. Today there are experts digging deep to recreate help and healing. I've chosen to use my past as a way to inspire a greater good and; hopefully, somehow change the cycle of tragedy in our homes so that we empower our kids to live a more positive path. The best education we can give is healing our survivors of traumatic experiences so we understand what they felt then and what they wish they would have had available; those who could have and should have said something. We can change things for our life today, but best of all in healing our wounds, we give communities a supportive working strategy in assisting the people in our lives. One step at a time, one caring soul at a time, we can give them a path to changing our human society as a whole. This is a tell-all, which was written in the midst of my third nervous breakdown as I struggled to put all my distorted pieces back together, and help my children understand how the violence I tolerated against me invaded their well-being. My children have always been my world, but my behaviors, lack of healthy parenting and life skills, and an inability to remain stable have caused another generation of suffering for my grandchildren. This is a very difficult thing to watch and the continued tragedies that seem to keep affecting the choices in my family. Writing this book was only the beginning of trying to release all that has haunted me for so many years. I have finally removed his thick, cruel, coal-stained hand which trapped me in fear for decades. Those hands and his evil, her housemaid and caregiver; created a slave, and that slave submitted to horrific and brutal attacks but always felt it was her burden to bear. I lived with that hand holding me down, continually terrorizing and silencing, stealing my voice to protect their pure evil. Throughout decades the dysfunction caused by the chaos inside my head would affect every relationship, my children, and cast a shadow of darkness on everything good in my life. Living in the true spirit of freedom, I have now become a strong advocate against the life cycle of human destruction. If we want to control our life and achievements today, then we cannot live stuck in the tragedy of hardships and pain. Life is meant to be lived, to be enjoyed, to see what you can do and what you can achieve, to find out what is important to you. We all become adults. We all have a burden to bear. Stand up and keep moving, keep living, keep dreaming. You have two choices in recreating and rebuilding yourself. Do you stay stuck in the dark shadows of your past? Do you dig deep and find that spirit that kept you alive so that you can become the proud, strong, capable, resilient, kind human being? Which do you choose and how will that choice affect your children and theirs? We can be supportive, and provide resources and suggest help so that families suffering from addiction or past trauma can find a recovery balance to rebuild their family into a more positive life pattern. We will recover, we will rebuild, we will conquer the pains of yesterday to live in the true sense of life, freedom, and safety today. Patricia 'Trish' McKnight Author: 'My Justice' Fndr/CEO: Butterfly Dreams Alliance, NFP Mentor/Advocate/Speaker/Survivor

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