Examining the Global Problem of Human Trafficking


Source: Examining the Global Problem of Human Trafficking

Check out the interview via WANDtv.com concerning the trauma & statutes in Illinois, which I’ve personally addressed with House Rep Jay Hoffman, States Attorney Brendan Kelly, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and even Congressman John Shimkus. However, no matter what I’ve researched through CDC, National Inst. of Mental Health, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, even PTSD.va.gov; we still do NOT have the attention or the support in updating Illinois or Federal Statutes to give children who are suffering today a chance to heal, grow up, understand what actually happened in all the ugly violence of what family members have manipulated, threatened, or forced them to endure.

Yes, it happens every single day right here in Illinois and across the country. I can prove to the readers here, as I have proven to all those listed above; 1 in 3 children are suffering in some type of sexual or severe physical harm. Illinois wants to give them just ONE YEAR after their 18th birthday to file charges. However, in all the research the above organizations have published, the trauma of these vicious crimes leaves a lasting wound so extreme it is compared only to those enduring Concentration Camp, Prisoner of War, Combat Veterans.

Think for just a moment if you would please; these kids cannot refuse their parents/guardians direction. Many times they may even be drugged, filled with alcohol, given as a prize at special private parties held inside their very own home. These children are used, beaten, raped, traded, sold, forced to endure grievous and heinous attacks over and over, throughout years in isolation and even within a community where teachers, law enforcement, neighbors, family friends all see how the child is distant, trained to jump at the second their ‘Family Terrorist’ calls their name. These children are living in a daily hell, never knowing when the next party, the next personal attack, or who will ever help them because apparently no one is ready to realize just how horrific their world might be.

This is a hell that is unlike any other. It beats a child into a pattern of tolerating the most vicious attacks, while their tears are silent, and their voice taken by the monster who has all the control. A life pattern of tolerating nothing less than attempted murders in any of their relationships; after all nothing is as bad as what they have already been through and the last thing they want is to be left abandoned by another person because they must not be worth saving. No one ever stood up for them. No one questioned the bruises, the sexual knowledge, drug use, failing grades, lack of attention, even outbursts of anger, sadness; inside these children are praying everyday for someone to help them.

They are asking themselves ‘Why doesn’t anyone care what’s happening? Am I not worth saving? Is sex and beatings, servitude for others all I am worth? Is this going to be my life? 

The words that swirl in the mind of these children, while the other kids are playing games or taking part in school activities; these children only worry about what is going to happen when they get home from school.

Will I have to do this all over again? My body is so tired. Please can they just let me rest or do my homework for one night without anyone demanding me to answer that little brass bell, to cook their dinner, clean up their mess, put my siblings to bed, and then maybe, just maybe; perhaps I can just sleep without attack for one single night? PLEASE JUST LET ME DIE!!!”

This survivor has worked constantly to research the aftermath she suffered, just so she could understand how everything inside her was so different from everyone else. I’ve researched the legal statutes, the child maltreatment investigation process, even published a full report on the statistics of these crimes and how many children actually do suffer these traumas. Please contact me to find out about introducing this program for your staff;

‘Family Crimes – Our greatest human tragedy’

This program has been quoted as ‘Groundbreaking material‘ from Dr. Elise Lobue of University of Illinois Springfield. Hoyleton Ministries Direct Care Workers and Foster Parents have reviewed this information as ‘Excellent, something every person should know about the true traumatic impact of a child who suffers in a violent home, a sexually harming home, and even worse for those who are dominated constantly by their own personal ‘terrorist’.

This news interview was done at our last presentation. You can help educate others in your network. You can help a child in danger. You can help a family who is suffering with mental health, drug addictions, even outbursts of raging violence. You can make a difference in our how society continues to force silence on these young victims, protecting their family monster, and pretending nothing is happening in their nightmarish hell. We can empower every young person to believe we will help them, to know they have written Constitutional Rights to be SAFE, and also a Universal Human Right to live free; free from harm & free from the fear of harm. We do not have to continue ignoring the CRIMINAL ATTACKS that happen inside our homes, within our families, and all while those too young to have a say in their life are beaten down, sold, used, raped, and forced to accept such ugly attacks until they are old enough to escape.

Help end this cycle today. Help us ask for a Federal Statute against these types of heinous cruelty against persons 15 years or younger. Please click here to sign the ‘Family Crimes & Terroristic Abuse Act’


Thanks for your time,

Patricia McKnight

Dana Pfeiffer

Lisa Chilton

Contact: trish.mcknight@live.com


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