Patricia “Tricia” McKnight is a survivor of her own true horror story and lived that pattern of programmed family violence. She is now an Author/Advocate/Survivor, searching for a way to help her children and grandchildren heal and move forward to be healthy functioning adults; breaking the cycle of trained acceptance of family violence and dysfunction.
She is well aware of how severe this violence can be and what detrimental effects it leaves on our children. In the attached video you will hear Tricia beg for the help of Dr. Phil as she believes this is her last hope of helping her family to heal and move forward.
“There is nothing a loving mother won’t do for her children. This is my plea for Dr. Phil to help me break the cycle of dysfunction that has broken the bond of my family.”
Tricia has been using her voice, her story, wherever and however possible for the past two years. The non-profit organization, Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, has brought her onboard their team of highly devoted advocates, volunteers, national & celebrity spokespersons; where she is now the Exec. Director & Host of the Dreamcatchers Talk Radio. She is also a devoted advocate within her community who offers help and has created a bond with local centers to help victims of this family violence.
Tricia is now asking society to understand the “trained” behaviors of Child Abuse Survivors who are now parents and struggling to break this acceptance; knowing the problems that can grow from their own abuse. Many single mother’s live this pattern because they are truly programmed and believe they cannot function or survive on their own. This allows the cycle of abuse, sexual assault, control and battery to continue within our households.
“My children knew only the alcoholic brutal dysfunction in their young lives and I could only provide so much positive influence, not being able to realize the deep wounds that still darkened my sense of well-being.”
Please understand how desperate I must be to help my children recover and flourish in their lives. If I can break the dysfunction within my family, then as a society we can all make the effort to help each other. We can all step forward and be the extended arm of help to guide others to the proper resources so that all members of the household can heal.
Remember; Family Violence, Sexual Abuse of Children, Severe Control and Battery; these will leave an impact on each family member whether they are directly involved or not. These acts grow as veins within a family and will touch the lives of everyone. We must talk openly about what is going on and how we can help each other in this mission to end the cycle; giving our children the opportunity to live truly free and develop as the positive spirits intended.
(c) Patricia A. McKnight
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