Pray…The Lord’s Prayer works well…it’s okay to emphasize the forgiveness part. We have to forgive our enemies and those that do us wrong so that the devils can’t get in the door to fill our hearts and minds with hate and anger. Give it to God and He will have His vengeance. It is also okay to emphasize the “deliver us from Evil” part because God does promise to do that when we put him first and keep our eyes on Him. Just turn to prayer and have faith that God is in control. Relax. Turn to your Bible and read. Continue reading When anxiety threatens to take over our daily lives, what can we do?
For those people who want to shut us down, tell adoptees how to feel and what to think and how to behave, please, please listen to what adotped people say. Validate our feelings, our experiences. Continue reading The Art of Dismissing Adoptee’s Voices
The Associated Press reports that Brett Blomme, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s juvenile judge pled guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography. He looking at possibly facing five years and will be sentenced in December. Milwaukee is the #2 hotspot of human trafficking in the entire world so these charges are especially concerning because Brett Blomme had power over America’s most vulnerable children that passed through his courtroom. Those that are interested can check out a 2016 report, “A Crime in Plain Sight” and other City Reports from Milwaukee to find out just how bad the problem really is. Continue reading Milwaukee’s juvenile judge pleads guilty to child porn charges
Tom Little, the prosecutor says, ”Security camera footage showed Couzens targeted the 33-year-old marketing executive on March 3, after finishing a shift at the US embassy. Couzens, who was off-duty, but wearing his police belt, kidnapped Everard in a “false arrest”, by “handcuffing her and showing his warrant card”. Witnesses said they assumed an undercover police officer was making an arrest. Sarah’s mother Susan said her daughter “lost her life because Couzens wanted to satisfy his perverted desires. It is a ridiculous reason. I am outraged that he masqueraded as a policeman in order to get what he wanted”. Continue reading UK police officer arrested, raped, and killed Sarah Everard after finishing his shift at the US embassy.
21 of 83 perpetrators were employed by the WHO and have been banned from future WHO employment. Four contractors have been terminated. “Victims were promised jobs in exchange for sexual relations or in order to keep their jobs…29 of the more than 80 women became pregnant and some were forced abort their babies.”, said commission member Malick Coulibaly. Continue reading W.H.O. & U.N. exposed in the Congo sex abuse Ebola crisis scandal
I offer two solutions; (1) place children will family or someone that they already know and trusts so that their lives are not disrupted any more than it has to be, and (2) localize foster care so that youth do not end up in strange places with strange people far from where they no their way around. This will prevent children from being trafficked and provide more stability. Continue reading Too few lawmakers address foster youth aging out or the failed foster care system. Let’s fix it.
A malware alert on a company computer led IT to report an Eagle River man with four adopted foster children to the FBI. Now he is facing child pornography charges. Agents arrested John Daniel Brooks, 51. Continue reading Arrested on child porn charges one day after adopting 4 kids, admits he is attracted to children.
Everyone uses defense mechanisms to protect themselves from anxiety and in social settings to cope with what is happening around them. Defense mechanisms are usually healthy ways that people have to deal with whatever is happening but become pathological when maladaptive behaviors emerge from the unconscious mind to manipulate or deny reality. Addicts use defense mechanisms to rationalize their addiction and to protect their own ego. Continue reading What family and friends can do to help a loved one with an addiction.
Jacob Brown faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The FBI, Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Walker for the Western District of Louisiana, and Trial Attorney Katherine G. DeVar of the Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case. Investigations are ongoing. (Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights – Criminal Section, Press Release Number: 21-919) Continue reading Louisiana State Police Officer Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charge.
The federal lawsuit claiming abuse at Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana prison alleges harsh treatment and isolation of the mentally ill and has been granted class action status. Continue reading Yes! Class action status against Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana means advocates can move forward.