A very special speaking engagement….

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Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

Victims Rights Annual Conference

Sept. 19th, 2013

It is with a very sincere thank you and a deep appreciation that I share….

On September 19th, I was given the very distinct honor to be invited to give a two hour presentation and share my survivor story at the Victims Rights Annual Conference, sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan State. In attendance were about 100 Advocates from across their great state who were there for the two and a half day conference. I was given the very special gift to present at the end of day two.

Along with sharing the horrific details of my story, there is also a Power Point presentation I developed to help advocates, community leaders, legal & healthcare professionals. This presentation gives information on detecting a victim of Child Abuse or Family/Relationship Violence, which is NOT commonly shared through other informational resources. These are specifics shared from a survivor’s point of view and the many RED FLAGS & WARNING SIGNS you may often dismiss, especially within your circle of family & friends. (Please check the website pages of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery; Child Abuse & Family Violence for the specifics on these warning signs, thank you)

It was such a huge opportunity to speak at the P.A.A.M. Conference and I hope other associations will reach out to arrange a presentation for their next event or conference. It is well known resources are being cut across the country and it is through these Survivor Presentations that all of us become more aware of how to better assist with detection, rescue, rebuilding, and recovery for families, victims and survivors today.

A couple hours of absorbed knowledge can continue the mission of connecting hearts & holding hands around the world, so that all beings, (Men, Women, & Children) are able to reclaim their value, soar into their dreams; developing the skills to Live Strong & Fly Free.

Thank you Ms. Angela Tomasko & Ms. Kirstyne Parker for reaching out and flying me in for this very special opportunity!!!

On behalf of myself, Michal Madison, Dr. Brenda Joyce Markert-Green, and the developing board members of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery; we all thank you and hope you will contact ‘Trish’ or another member of our unique team for your next upcoming event.

To arrange a training or speaking presentation please contact:

via email; butterflydreams@charter.net or p.mcknight@charter.net

Feel free also to give us a call & leave a message @ 618-304-7438; we will certainly follow up with you or your organization.

We invite everyone to check out the website where we share much of this special information at http://www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com

You can also listen in to our many community outreach talk radio broadcasts by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflydreamsabuserecovery

Thank you one and all for supporting our continued efforts & growth in this enlightenment, empowerment, and educational mission of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery. May we all find the power to Live Strong & Fly Free!!!

Sincerely,

Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight

Author: My Justice

Advocate/Speaker/Consultant/Trainer/Radio Host/Survivor

Founder/CEO – Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery & Talk Radio Broadcasting

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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 30 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. My life today was built through publishing 'My Justice'. I never would felt worthy of life, breathing, love & respect with first healing myself. There were many things the traits and tragedies that influenced my life 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 have; 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. This graphic, violent memoir is NOT SUGGESTED FOR ANYONE UNDER 14 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. Connect the dots of your rebuilding in understanding 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 that serious extra step to educate myself through years of research, attending training opportunity, and collaborating with other advocate resources, abuse, sexual harm, and the experts digging deep to recreate help and healing. I've chosen to use my past as a way to inspire a greater good; 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 a survivor of traumatic experiences who can use 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, help my children understand how the violence I tolerated against me invaded their emotional 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 has 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; they created a slave and that slave submitted to horrific and brutal attacks but always felt it was her burden to bare. I lived with that hand holding me down to terrorize and steal away my voice, holding me captive in the dysfunction of the aftermath and casting 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. 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 bare. 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 could 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, provide resources and suggestions for help so that families suffering with addiction or past trauma themselves can find a recovery balance to rebuild their family in 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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