Butterfly Dreams building partnership with FBI Victims Services

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Breese, Il 62230

Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery, a local not for profit victims assistance organization founded by Author/Advocate, Patricia A. McKnight of Breese, Illinois in Nov 2012.

We are very excited to share our Owner/CEO Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight was extremely honored yesterday, May 13th, when she and two of our governments finest in FBI Victims Services met at PJ’s Diner to discuss the partnership being built to enhance our direct community services for victims of all types of crime. They also discussed the amazing nomination for ‘Trish’ to both attend & speak at the FBI Citizens Academy for enhanced focused training on Victims Services for ALL types of crime.

‘Trish’ is a local author who first shared her story in the memoir, ‘My Justice’. This story was first shared by Vicky Albers in the September 2011 issue of Breese Journal. Her story is horrifying in acts of abuse, violence, child trafficking, sever neglect and more.

‘Yes’ its an ugly topic’ she shares, ‘but it is one that is now taking on more momentum in our nations media these past few years. For me it is about making sure that any of these cruel acts ever has the opportunity to steal away another child’s innocent happiness. Today we in our family units, our neighborhoods, our community activities and our churches; we have a grand opportunity to begin educating our children to believe in their value as human beings with almost all possibilities in life waiting for them to focus and achieve at their discretion.’

Not only has ‘Trish’ been working tirelessly building her more well known Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio which focuses on education, prevention, and awareness of all victims rights; she focuses the work of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery, not for profit organization in connecting resources across the country to aid in services for specialized information & assistance regarding child abuse, family/relationship violence, and human trafficking of all those held against their will or by coercion.

‘By creating a more knowledgeable base support within our entire community we can all play a part in preventing the harm we see and provide a more focused assistance to all person’s affected. These types of acts alter what these victims learn to see in their worthiness and specialty of their person inside. In providing a local connection who can reach out to educate and provide assistance in every small community across the country; we can truly begin to change what has been taught throughout our entire human society for generations, the family tolerance of and a continued denial or taught silence we still teach our children today. Today there are resources throughout the country and around the world who are teaming up to provide assistance and now, I am very proud and humbled to say Butterfly Dreams has reached an astonishing level of connection in partnership of services with our governments FBI Victims Services Unit, and this organization was built within our very own community. We now have team members in California, Arizona, Colorado,Florida, Arkansas and volunteers based out of Canada. All of these team members can reach out and provide some type of knowledge or mentorship for victims in need. We provide education, training, prevention, and basic awareness, and we even have a contact with our country’s Child Help USA who can assist with these reports.’

Yesterday ‘Trish’ met with Special Agent Brad Ware & Victims Specialist Amie Lohman about the new partnership building with our government’s FBI Victims Services and sharing what they are providing/developing across the country to better assist with all services for victims. It was just this past April 12th that ‘Trish’ was keynote speaker at the Hoyelton Ministries, Rescue & Restore National Crime Victims Rights Week 2014 Event held at Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, where there was also a fabulous 5k Night Glow Run in tribute of what is so commonly overlooked, our rights to personal support and guidance of our cases as given in our Victims Rights.

Moving forward ‘Trish’ and our local Boy Scout Troop #225, are still pushing hard for your recycled old phones. Remember our scouts donate these phones to provide a continuous circle of Emergency 911 Cell Phones for every person ages 5 & above.

‘I believe that each person, no matter their age or other circumstance, deserves the right to carry a basic 911 contact phone. In the circle of Clinton County 911 Cell Phone Recycle Program, we built a partnership with the 911 Cell Phone Bank Recycle Program based out of Florida. The phones you donate to our boy scout troop is collected and sent for recycle to the Florida facility, then I can contact them at anytime for a shipment of phones to be distributed right here in our area; providing emergency services contact at any time for every single citizen who is able to push the 911 button. This means if you or your child needs a contact phone, which can be added to normal phone contract if you choose, but at least is able to reach emergency services at any given time then please just give me a call.’

If you or someone you know is in need of a phone, please contact either Chief Bob Fix, Scout Leader Alan Menietti, or direct to speak with ‘Trish’ you can online. Please visit the website at www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com to find out more about ‘Trish’ her history and her learned knowledge today in victims services for recovery & rebuilding life after trauma. You are also invited to listen in to her weekly web based radio broadcast via the link www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflydreamstalkradio. ‘Trish’ is active online through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and more.

‘Remember to change how the affects of abuse and violence is permitted to continue within our family unit we first need to begin teaching a right for ALL person’s to be safe & live safe. We can end the trained tolerance and silence of these acts to provide a more positive guidance and overall well-being for our children today, by first learning to change our mindset. It isn’t about what may or may not have already happened in your family, but it is about making a choice right now. You can make the choice and become your ‘Family Defender’ and give all person’s in your circle the protection of your support. We can and will change the impression we are now seeing in our schools and on our streets. The acts of Bullying, violence and other crimes are NOT something our children are born with knowledge about, these are things they see in our society & in their homes & families. We can begin to mend these behaviors and provide a more positive impact for their life tomorrow.’

‘ Always believe anything is possible with you in the active equation’ trish mcknight

Author/Advocate/Owner & CEO Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery will be speaking at an upcoming ‘Meet the Author Series’ for the Friends of Lebanon Public Library on Thursday May 22nd, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Lebanon, Illinois. You can purchase your copy of ‘My Justice’ via Amazon, Barne’s & Nobel, Authorhouse. For Testimonials of service, talk radio information, Board of Directors, 911 Cell Phone Recycle Program and more please visit www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com Thank you, Patricia ‘Trish’ McKnight

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