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


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 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, and provide resources and suggestions for 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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