Thousands of Complaints Documenting Psychiatric Abuse in Florida Filed by Mental Health Watchdog

Baker Acting of Children

Over 32,000 children were sent for involuntary psychiatric examination in 2016

Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida

CCHR Florida is a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and is dedicated to the protection of children.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida has filed almost 5,000 complaints documenting psychiatric human right violations.

We are determined to ensure that Florida’s children are protected from the abusive use of the Baker Act and that parental rights are restored in this state.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — CCHR Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and is dedicated to the protection of children, has filed almost 5,000 complaints documenting psychiatric human rights violations as part of an ongoing effort to clean up the field of mental health.

As a mental health watchdog, CCHR receives daily complaints from Floridians who have been sent for involuntary psychiatric examination under the mental health law, known as the Baker Act, and on behalf of these victims of abuse, CCHR has filed thousands of complaints with the applicable state agencies as well as Florida lawmakers.

According to the Annual Baker Act report, 194,354 people were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations during fiscal year 2015/2016 and 32,475 of them were children. This figure has more than doubled since 2001 and recent media reports are confirming the fact that specifically the number of children being Baker Acted is on the rise.

“In 2017 steps were taken by lawmakers to address the abusive use of the Baker Act when dealing with children but the problem is not solved and we are determined to ensure that Florida’s children are protected,” said Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida.

Since launching a campaign to end the Baker Acting of children without parental knowledge, CCHR Florida has educated 160,000 families on their rights in addition to expanding their Abuse Case Documentation area to ensure that each actionable case of human rights violations is fully documented and a complaint filed with the proper authorities.

Victims of psychiatric abuse, as well as their friends and family, are encouraged to call CCHR at 800-782-2878, to fill out an abuse case report form on the CCHR website or to come into the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison which is open seven days a week. The assistance provided by CCHR is free of charge. For more information please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR:
Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’”

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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Most parents do not know that their child can be Baker Acted, from school grounds, to a psychiatric ward without their permission – learn your rights!


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American Boy and Girl Win Harry Moon’s International Good Mischief Contest

Jazz Anders being congratulated by Mark Andrew Poe as a Finalist

Lauren Sawyer delivering her Good Mischief balloons to her teachers in her winning video

The Top Six Winners

It gives us all hope to see these kids demonstrating kindness in their communities.”

— Mark Andrew Poe, Author of the Harry Moon Books

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — While ten countries participated as finalists , it was an American boy and girl who took first prize in Harry Moon’s International Good Mischief Contest. Lauren Sawyer, 11, from Illinois and Jazz Anders, 10, also from Illinois, were the top vote-getters of the contest.

To qualify for the final round, both finalists produced a one minute video about their “Good Mischief”, an act of kindness that surprises. Both leading vote-getters involved education and reading.

Lauren Sawyer surprised her teachers by delivering thank-you helium balloons to them. Lauren’s video can be seen by clicking here. Jazz Anders hid books in various areas of his town. The lucky finders got to keep the books. Jazz is an avid reader, and reviews books on YouTube. You can watch his winning video here.

Votes were collected from the Harry Moon website, YouTube, and Instagram. Voting closed at midnight on October 30th.

Both winners, along with a parent, win a trip to the famous Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The Runners-ups for both girls and boys will receive the complete library of Honey Moon and Harry Moon books which includes 24 separate titles.

The First Runner-Up for the boys is Andrei Marti, 8, from British Columbia,Canada. Andrei raised money for Juvenile Diabetes by getting a busking license and doing handstands in the streets of Victoria. The Second Runner-Up is James Rabinovitz, 10, of Massachusetts. James volunteered at the Pembroke Firehouse Soup Connection.

On the girls side, the First Runner-Up is Charley Ulrich, 11. She created magical pumpkins and surprised people with that special gift during the Halloween Season. The Second Runner-Up is Charlotte Diehl, 9, from Indiana who made a hand puppet for her younger brother using a Superhero trailer she found on iMovie.

The winners were announced on Halloween Night by Caiden Riecks,11, the Captain of the Good Mischief Team. While trick-or-treaters from around Caiden’s hometown gathered, Caiden used some bails of hay and some pumpkins as a podium, and announced the six winners. Joining him was Carson Lykins, 10, the MC for the Good Mischief Broadcast. The announcement was streamed live on the Harry Moon Facebook page.

“We are thrilled with the response to Good Mischief, “ said Mark Andrew Poe, author of the best-selling Harry Moon and Honey Moon series. “It gives us all hope to see these kids demonstrating kindness in their communities. We can’t wait until next fall’s contest to see what Good Mischief our readers will come up with!.

“Lauren Sawyer and Jazz Anders, this year’s winners, will be next year’s Co-Captains of the Good Mischief Team. To all the kids who played this kindness game, I want to remind you that you are all winners because you were selfless. That’s what being a hero is all about.”

The Harry Moon and Honey Moon books are available at Barnes & Noble, Independent Bookstores and on Amazon. Rabbit Publishers of Chicago, Illinois is the publisher of the Harry Moon franchise.

Ted Snow
Rabbit Publishers
(847) 259-2100
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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation Announces #ZeroHungerHaryana Campaign

IFRF Haryana

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation

IRFR Gurgaon

IFRF Haryana

Concerned about India’s falling rank on the Global Hunger Index, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Haryana chapter is to launch a campaign against hunger.

GHI index has different parameters like under-nourishment (insufficient food or calorie intake), child wasting, child stunting and child mortality. It’s all about a complete, nutritious meal.”

— Dhananjay Krishna Das

GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The recently announced Global Hunger Index (GHI-2017) is indeed an alarm bell for India. The country ranked 97 in GHI-2016 but has slipped to 100 this year. Concerned about the declining rank, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana Chapter (www.ifrfharyana.org), has decided to launch an extensive campaign to fight hunger.

As per Haryana government’s Vision 2030 Document, released recently by chief minister ML Khattar, hunger eradication from the state is one of its foremost goals. In keeping with the state government’s vision, the foundation is to launch the campaign #ZeroHungerHaryana. The campaign aims at eradicating hunger from the state of Haryana. The vision is to make it India’s first state to be free of hunger.

The campaign will bring together the government, corporate houses, MNCs, startups, celebrities, activists, and volunteers in support of the cause. United with the mission to eradicate hunger, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation Haryana will work to enhance its kitchen capacity and reach so as to provide nutritious meals to more and more people.

Talking about the hunger index, Dhananjay Krishna Das, Vice Chairman, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana said, “GHI measures hunger not as lack of food but in terms of nutrition. The index has different parameters like under-nourishment (insufficient food or calorie intake), child wasting, child stunting and child mortality. We should not misinterpret the fall in rank as rise in starvation. It’s all about a complete, nutritious meal. We will do all that we can with our given resources to help beat hunger in the state.”

The food distribution system has improved and poverty is on the decline. But studies show that food subsidy and monetary benefits don’t reflect in nutrition measured by per capita calorie intake, per capita protein intake, and per capita fat intake. There is a huge population that keeps complete nutrition on least priority and sticks to eating only to kill hunger. That’s one reason why direct benefit transfers are not recommended as a replacement of meal programs.

The war against malnutrition and hunger has to be fought on multiple fronts: better governance of nutrition-focussed schemes for children and mothers, improving access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and better access to health services for the poor.

Growth-stalled state of Haryana

Did you know: 34% of children under 5 years of age are presently stunted (height for age), 29.4% are underweight (weight for age) and 21.2% are wasted (weight for height)? In last 10 years, the percentage of wasted children in Haryana has increased by 2.2% and the proportion of severely wasted children has increased from 5% to 9%.

Haryana faces a challenge given that WHO considers poor nutrition the single most important threat to world health. Malnutrition also compounds issues related to poverty, trapping individuals in its vicious cycle.

“Our vision is to ensure zero malnutrition amongst children and adequate, and safe and nutritious food for all residents of Haryana, particularly women of reproductive age, children and extra-vulnerable populations,” added Dhananjay.

Currently, IFRF Haryana is serving more than 3,50,000 healthy meals every day in more than 2500 schools of Haryana under mid-day meal scheme.

About ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation Haryana is a Food for Life organisation that serves more than 3.5lakh meals every single day in more than 2,500 schools through its 4 state-of-the-art kitchens across Haryana. The free of charge meals are provided to children under Mid-Day Meal scheme. The foundation serves hot and fresh meals, prepared with the highest standards of hygiene and quality ingredients that meet the nutritional requirements of growing children.

ISKCON Food Relief Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable trust formed on April 23, 2004. It is registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950.

Lovejeet Alexander
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Serving millions of mid day meals every day inn the government schools of Haryana


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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY MEXICAN GOVT AGENCY ""SEIDO"" IN CANCUN MEXICO Illegal seach & seizures of AMERICAN RETIREES

FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY

MEXICAN NAVY GUARDS

OWNERS PROTESTING

1500+ SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES HELD IN PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX FIRM "FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY" IN CANCUN ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY "SEIDO" MEXICAN AGENCY OF PGR

CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A VAST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE IN CANCUN SINCE OCT 9TH. SEE REPORT BELOW::::

FIRST NATIONAL SECIRITY HAS BEEN DOING BUSINESS IN CANCUN FOR 26 YEARS. IT HAS CATERED TO WEALTHY MEXICANS AS WELL AS RETIRED AMERICANS WHO ARE ACCUSTOMED TO HAVING THEIR VALUABLES SAFELY PROTECTED IN SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX. SINCE MEXICAN BANKS DO NOT OFFER THIS SERVICE, FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY HAS SATISFIED A VERY IMPORTANT NEED.

NOW SINCE OCTOBER 9TH THE MEXICAN AGENCY "SEIDO" AN ARM OF PGR HAS HELD ALL 1500+ SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES "HOSTAGE" WHILE THEY SUPPOSEDLY INVESTIGATE A LOVAL DRUG PIN. OBVIOUSLY ALL 1500 BOXES DO NOT BELONG TO THIS PERSON.

THEY ARE THREATENING TO "VIOLASTE" ALL BOXES & SMASH OPEN & THEN ARBITRARILY TAKE THE CONTENTS TO MEXICO CITY !!!!

THIS IS DEVELOPING INTO HIGHWAY ROBBERY ON BEHALF OF THE MEXICAN AUTHORITIES. DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE ERUPTED ON THE STREETS AJACENT TO FIRST NATIONAL SECIRITY AS BOX OWNERS ARE "PISSED" AND NOW ARE HAVING TO SPEND THEIR HARD EARNED $$$ TO ""PROTECT"" WHATS LEGALLY THEIRS!

A MEETING WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 26 FOR ALL BOX OWNERS WANTING TO ATTEND TO BRING EVERYONE OUT OF THE DARK AS TO WHATS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

RETIRED AMERICANS LIVING HERE IN MEXICO ARE IN DANGER OF HAVING THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATED BY THE MEXICAN GOVT. THIS IS SIMILAR TO BUT MORE EGREGIOUS THAN CIVIL FORFEITURE LAWS IN USA. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX MEANS YOU'RE A "DRUG DEALER".????????????????……………COME ON THIS IS TOTAL BULL-SHIT !!!!! AND MUST BE STOPPED !!!!

Cancún.- Elementos de la Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada (SEIDO) acudieron por segunda vez a las instalaciones de la empresa de seguridad “First National Security” (FNS) para disponer de todas las cajas de seguridad y trasladarlas a sus oficinas centrales en la Ciudad de México.
Cabe recordar que durante la primera visita el 9 de octubre, personal de la subprocuraduría habría asegurado el contenido de dos de esas cajas de seguridad e inmovilizado las restantes 148, relacionadas a la investigación FED/SEIDO/UEIDCS-PUE000740/2017, de la Unidad Especializada en Investigación de Delitos Contra la Salud.
Aunque inicialmente fuentes señalaron que podría relacionarse a las pesquisas en contra del exgobernador Roberto Borge Anglo, después se confirmó que está dirigida al combate al narcotráfico, supuestamente del grupo de la detenida Leticia Rodríguez Lara, alias “Doña Lety”.
En ese momento, la empresa había ingresado un amparo, que a juzgar por la acción de hoy por parte de la autoridad federal, acabó perdiendo.
El operativo convocado para las 03:00 horas de hoy se implementó horas más tarde debido a cambios sin previo aviso determinados por el personal judicial, por lo que fue una tercia de horas más tarde que la diligencia se llevó a cabo, junto con el anuncio del traslado de las cajas a la Ciudad de México.
La acción afecta a los centenares de clientes que tiene esta empresa en Cancún, quienes tienen dinero en efectivo, especies de alto valor o documentos en estas cajas de seguridad, y que no tienen acceso a su contenido desde el pasado 9 de octubre.
Fuentes de la PGR aclararon a este medio que la confiscación se basa en una presunción razonable, el depósito de propiedades de dudosa procedencia o resultado de actos de corrupción o ilegales en diversas cajas, registradas con diversos nombres. No obstante, los dueños legítimos del contenido diverso de esas cajas que no estuvieran involucrados en actos ilegales, al presentar la documentación correspondiente están en todo el derecho de recuperarlos, explicaron.
Con la previa inmovilización y ulterior aseguramiento, lo que la autoridad judicial procura evita es que propiedades ilegítimas sean recuperadas por los presuntos delincuentes, a fin de evadir la acción de la justicia.

Cancún.- Elementos de la Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada (SEIDO) acudieron por segunda vez a las instalaciones de la empresa de seguridad “First National Security” (FNS) para disponer de todas las cajas de seguridad y trasladarlas a sus oficinas centrales en la Ciudad de México.
Cabe recordar que durante la primera visita el 9 de octubre, personal de la subprocuraduría habría asegurado el contenido de dos de esas cajas de seguridad e inmovilizado las restantes 148, relacionadas a la investigación FED/SEIDO/UEIDCS-PUE000740/2017, de la Unidad Especializada en Investigación de Delitos Contra la Salud.
Aunque inicialmente fuentes señalaron que podría relacionarse a las pesquisas en contra del exgobernador Roberto Borge Anglo, después se confirmó que está dirigida al combate al narcotráfico, supuestamente del grupo de la detenida Leticia Rodríguez Lara, alias “Doña Lety”.
En ese momento, la empresa había ingresado un amparo, que a juzgar por la acción de hoy por parte de la autoridad federal, acabó perdiendo.
El operativo convocado para las 03:00 horas de hoy se implementó horas más tarde debido a cambios sin previo aviso determinados por el personal judicial, por lo que fue una tercia de horas más tarde que la diligencia se llevó a cabo, junto con el anuncio del traslado de las cajas a la Ciudad de México.
La acción afecta a los centenares de clientes que tiene esta empresa en Cancún, quienes tienen dinero en efectivo, especies de alto valor o documentos en estas cajas de seguridad, y que no tienen acceso a su contenido desde el pasado 9 de octubre.
Fuentes de la PGR aclararon a este medio que la confiscación se basa en una presunción razonable, el depósito de propiedades de dudosa procedencia o resultado de actos de corrupción o ilegales en diversas cajas, registradas con diversos nombres. No obstante, los dueños legítimos del contenido diverso de esas cajas que no estuvieran involucrados en actos ilegales, al presentar la documentación correspondiente están en todo el derecho de recuperarlos, explicaron.
Con la previa inmovilización y ulterior aseguramiento, lo que la autoridad judicial procura evita es que propiedades ilegítimas sean recuperadas por los presuntos delincuentes, a fin de evadir la acción de la justicia.

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Charlie – A True Story

Elton Justice

Charlie Elton Justice

A Poignant And Harrowing True Story

A True Story That Will Shock The World”

— Elton Justice

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
27 October 2017 | London

A POIGNANT & HARROWING TRUE STORY –
Charlie
A Story That Will Shock the World

"Charlie" is a poignant and harrowing true story of a gay man’s fight against the punishing authorities of a Far Eastern government over a three-year period while he lived and worked in Southeast Asia.

Around three years ago Elton Justice made the mistake of uttering the following words on his Facebook account: “He is an elected dictator.” From that day everything he held dear in his life was all but attacked and destroyed by the authorities he had criticised in his Facebook post.

His life was under attack from within his relationship, by his new boyfriend, who had been placed in his life and paid by the authorities Elton had criticised. But the person who had been put in his life to destroy him, fell in love with Elton, and through the love he developed for his victim, he helped guide and steer Elton through this terrible assault on his life that all but destroyed everything Elton Justice held dear.

In weathering this most terrible storm for three long and soul-destroying years, Elton Justice uncovered an evil and sinister machine that was not only destroying lives, but a government machine that was raping, abusing, psychologically torturing and even murdering, on the whole, innocent people. It's a true and harrowing story which details terrible crimes against humanity and serious breaches of personal liberties. It’s a story that upon hearing, will raise serious concerns across the entire world.
Following intervention by British authorities, Elton Justice was flown back to the United Kingdom and reunited with his family in Scotland. He has managed to hold enough structure in his life over the past several months and brings us this raw and audacious account of his life.

Elton and his boyfriend now live happily together in the U.K. following intervention by his M.P. in recent months, who helped bring his boyfriend to the U.K. They are rebuilding their lives together as they had both been abused and manipulated by these punishing authorities on different sides of the same law. In the end, good prevailed over evil, and the humanity of the British authorities helped to save both their lives from this terrible assault by the elected authorities of a Southeast Asian Government.

"Charlie" is a story that will raise serious concerns around the world, and a story that will give strength and encouragement to anyone who may be facing trying or terrible things in their life. It’s a story that teaches us never to give up hope, and a story that shows us that against all the odds, good can triumph over an evil from the deepest and darkest depths of hell.-ENDS-

Elton4Justice@gmail.com www.charliebook.shop

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Charlie
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Charlie – Elton Justice


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Global Core HR Software 2017 Industry Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2023

WiseGuyReports.com adds “Core HR Software Market 2017 Global Analysis, Growth, Trends and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting to 2023”

PUNE, INDIA, October 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Summary

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Core HR Software products, also referred to as human resource information systems (HRISs), store employee information within a central system of record. Core HR systems are used to manage employee information, such as payroll and benefits data, within an easily accessible, centralized HR database. Companies use core HR software to maintain employee profiles, store relevant employee documents, and identify trends with a holistic view of the organization. Core HR systems are most commonly implemented in HR departments, enabling HR managers to track employee records and report key trends to management. Many core HR solutions offer self-service options so that employees can update their benefits or contact information without interrupting HR workflows. Core HR software is often implemented as part of an integrated HR management suite, or offers integrations with third-party HR applications to increase its value across multiple HR functions.
The global Core HR Software market will reach Volume Million USD in 2017 with CAGR xx% 2018-2023. The objective of report is to define, segment, and project the market on the basis of product type, application, and region, and to describe the content about the factors influencing market dynamics, policy, economic, technology and market entry etc.

Leading vendors in the market are included based on profile, business performance etc. Vendors mentioned as follows:
SAP
Workday
ADP
Oracle
SumTotal Systems
IBM
Ultimate Software
Paycom
DATEV
Paychex 

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Services

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Enterprise Users
Commercial Users
Industrial Users
Others

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Asia-Pacific
North America
Europe
South America
Middle East & Africa

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1 Market Overview
1.1 Objectives of Research
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Specifications
1.2 Market Segment
1.2.1 by Type
1.2.1.1 Software
1.2.1.2 Services
1.2.2 by Application
1.2.2.1 Enterprise Users
1.2.2.2 Commercial Users
1.2.2.3 Industrial Users
1.2.2.4 Others
1.2.3 by Regions 

2 Industry Chain
2.1 Industry Chain Structure
2.2 Upstream
2.3 Market
2.3.1 SWOT
2.3.2 Dynamics 

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8 Major Vendors
8.1 SAP
8.1.2 Profile
8.1.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.2 Workday
8.2.1 Profile
8.2.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.3 ADP
8.3.1 Profile
8.3.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.4 Oracle
8.4.1 Profile
8.4.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.5 SumTotal Systems
8.5.1 Profile
8.5.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.6 IBM
8.6.1 Profile
8.6.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.7 Ultimate Software
8.7.1 Profile
8.7.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.8 Paycom
8.8.1 Profile
8.8.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.9 DATEV
8.9.1 Profile
8.9.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin)
8.10 Paychex
8.10.1 Profile
8.10.2 Business Performance (Sales Revenue, Cost, Gross Margin) 

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Scentsy Partners with Full Circle Exchange to Create Jobs for Refugees

Idaho company matches refugee workers with meaningful employment

Working for a large company like Scentsy will offer Rita unique opportunities for her advancement, leadership development and overall career goals.”

— Mark Priddy, CEO, Full Circle Exchange

BOISE, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Born in Sudan, 22-year-old Atteib Mahamat spent 12 years in a refugee camp in Chad before arriving in Boise two years ago with his single mother and five siblings. He never dreamed he’d find safe and secure housing and meaningful employment. Today, thanks to a partnership between one of the nation’s top fragrance and home decor companies, Scentsy, and Boise-based nonprofit Full Circle Exchange, Mahamat has a good job in a community he’s grown to love.

“I really like this job,” Mahamat said. “It makes me excited, and I will try to make good progress.”
Mahamat is one of eight refugees hired this year by Scentsy through Full Circle Exchange. Scentsy is hiring more than 100 workers to manufacture its latest fragrance product, bath bombs. Mahamat and his new co-workers are carefully hand-packing the Scentsy Bath Bombs, allowing them to cure and then wrapping and boxing the products for storage and shipment.

"We are so excited to launch our new bath bombs on November 1,” said Scentsy President, Heidi Thompson. “Not only are they full of amazing ingredients like sunflower oil, aloe vera, shea butter and olive oil, but they are made even more special because they are handcrafted by loving hands.”

Full Circle Exchange has trained and helped to employ more than 7,000 women around the world since 2013, including nearly 275 refugees in Idaho. The Gem State, population 1.6 million, is home to three resettlement agencies, including two in Boise. Most of the state’s refugees come from Iraq, Congo, Bhutan, Burma and Somalia.
Priddy says Scentsy is an ideal partner in helping refugees find meaningful work and make a difference in the greater Boise area.

“I believe each of us has a desire to work, and to apply our time and energy to something that brings purpose to our lives, and value to the lives of others,” said Priddy. “One of the reasons I respect Scentsy so much is because ‘doing good’ is more than just a corporate social responsibility afterthought—it’s embedded in the very core of the company’s DNA.”

Another employee at Scentsy is Rita Thara-Yenga. She spent 18 years in a refugee camp in the Central African Republic before arriving in Boise with her family in 2012. This year, she became a U.S. citizen.

“Rita is known for her creativity, work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit,” said Priddy. “Working for a large company like Scentsy will offer unique opportunities for her advancement, leadership development and overall career goals.”

“I have a lot of thinking and creativity in my head,” Thara-Yenga said.

She joins the fragrance company that employs 1,069 full-time and seasonal employees in the Boise area. After touring the campus on her first day, she said: “Walking around inspired me to think bigger. I’m excited. I think this will be a great place for me.”
According to the Pew Research Center, in fiscal year 2016, Idaho was among the top states for refugees resettled per capita at 69 per 100,000 residents. Following President Trump’s executive order, the Boise City Council unanimously passed a resolution last February affirming the city’s welcoming nature, acknowledging its history resettling refugees since the 1970s.

About Full Circle Exchange
Full Circle Exchange is an innovative non-profit dedicated to empowering under-served women in the U.S. and around the world to rise above poverty by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through job training, education, vital enrichment and sustainable economic opportunities that allow local economies to prosper and helps the most vulnerable succeed.

About Scentsy
Scentsy, Inc. offers stylish, innovative and customizable products that Warm the Heart, Enliven the Senses and Inspire the Soul. Scentsy features safe, fragrant alternatives to traditional wicked candles, on-the-go fragrances, laundry care, inventive cleaning solutions and luxurious personal care products for women, men and kids. Scentsy products are sold through a network of Independent Consultants running home-based businesses throughout North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Gov. Cuomo must answer questions surrounding sexual harassment allegations of top official

Questions swirl around sexual allegations of former head of abuse hotline

Governor Cuomo, why are you ignoring the clear dangers surrounding sexual harassment, sexual abuse and the cover-ups that endanger women and obviously any vulnerable person?”

— Michael Carey

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Why is Governor Andrew Cuomo mum on the fact that his top official within his agency that receives thousands of abuse allegations against the disabled every month was quietly promoted and shuffled to another top State position after he was accused of sexual harassment and workplace violence? The New York Post and CBS news among other news organizations reported on this extremely important matter of sexual harassment that has gained massive national attention because of Harvey Weinstein. NY Post http://nypost.com/2017/10/23/top-cuomo-official-claims-former-boss-sexually-harassed-employees/ and CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/patricia-gunning-cuomo-administration-aide-claims-harassment-by-superior/ .

According to the New York Post story, Patricia Gunning, the number two person within Governor Cuomo’s wrongfully titled Justice Center was directly retaliated against because of blowing the whistle on Jay Kiyonaga. As directly taken and quoted from this NY Post piece;

“A top inspector general in Gov. Cuomo’s administration is blowing the whistle on a boss who headed her agency, claiming he engaged in harassment and other misconduct.

Patricia Gunning, who recently resigned as the special prosecutor/inspector general of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, said she decided to go public after Cuomo Chief of Staff Melissa DeRosa last week recounted her personal bouts of being subjected to sexism.

“As a longtime sex-crimes and special-victims’ prosecutor, and as an employee who paid a high price for whistleblowing about an executive at a New York State agency for inappropriate behavior with a female subordinate, along with workplace violence directed at me for personally calling him out, my hope is that this conversation will be the beginning of a new era in [how] these issues are addressed by employers,” Gunning, who was the No. 2 official at the
Justice Center, said in an e-mail to The Post.”

According to the CBS story, “A top official in Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration says she resigned because due to harassment carried out by her superior, the New York Post reports.” Later in this same piece the Secretary to the Governor, Melissa DeRosa was quoted surrounding sexual harassment that she endured;

"So let's start with the truth. Sexism and misogyny is alive and well," DeRosa said in a speech in Brooklyn last week.” Also, taken directly from the Secretary DeRosa speech transcript; “And let’s be clear: despite recent revelations about Harvey Weinstein, it isn’t new. Sexism and misogyny exist in obvious and latent forms.”

Later in the same speech Secretary DeRosa get’s more vivid and candid remembering hearing a man who she says is now a national leader in progressive politics saying over the phone on a conference call which Secretary DeRosa heard “She can take the lead right up to my hotel room.”

Sexual harassment is a huge problem and there should be zero tolerance for any of this type of behavior in the workplace, but I believe everyone would agree that sexual abuse and rape or being involved in covering up sexual abuse and rapes are far worse.

This leads to numerous questions surrounding Jay Kiyonaga that Governor Cuomo himself must answer;

• Governor Cuomo, why were these sexual harassment and workplace violence accusations against Jay Kiyonaga kept quiet from the public to only surface now two months after the fact?

• Governor Cuomo, why was Jay Kiyonaga subsequently promoted to a top administration position within the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), which is rampant with sexual abuse and highly staffed by women?

• Governor Cuomo, why was Jay Kiyonaga not fired long ago when allegations of his involvement in covering up sexual assaults and rapes of staggering numbers of people with developmental disabilities were brought to your direct attention?

• Governor Cuomo, why is it that you claim that you are a champion for women’s rights and you have allowed the retaliation against Miss Gunning after she overcame her fears to report Mr. Kiyonaga?

• Governor Cuomo, why are you not taking decisive actions to address sexual harassment in New York State?

• Governor Cuomo, why are you not moving to take significant actions by law to prevent and stop the wide-scale sexual abuse and rapes of people with disabilities and mental illness within your own agencies?

• Governor Cuomo, why are you not putting measures in place to protect and assist whistle-blowers reporting sexual abuse or any type of abuse, neglect or fraud?

• Governor Cuomo, why are you ignoring the clear dangers surrounding sexual harassment, sexual abuse and the cover-ups that endanger women and obviously any vulnerable person?

• Governor Cuomo, why are you silent on this sexual harassment matter that came to light this week when the topic of sexual harassment is in the national spotlight?

• Governor Cuomo, are not other women or vulnerable people in harm’s way and danger if sexual predators of any kind are protected and shielded from firing and prosecution?

• Governor Cuomo, how can you promote Jay Kiyonaga after most reported sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled within the agency he headed internally were covered-up and purposefully kept from local police and County Elected District Attorney’s?

• Governor Cuomo, why have you not fired Jay Kiyonaga from State employment after a whirlwind of allegations of sexual assault cover-ups, as well as allegations of sexual harassment and workplace violence?

• Governor Cuomo, why the extreme silence?

Governor Cuomo, you are the Governor of New York State and these are severe problems within your agencies that directly endanger the safety and health of countless women and vulnerable people with disabilities. Governor, you must take immediate and decisive actions to stop all sexual harassment, sexual abuse of the disabled in your agencies and the keeping of these crimes from local independent authorities.

No longer can 911 and local police be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all victims, witnesses and mandated reporters regarding all sexual abuse. If you agree please go to the Jonathan Carey Foundation website and sign the 911 Petition and please consider helping us with a donation http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/ .

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
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With sexual assault in the spotlight, new documentary revisits impact of iconic Hollywood film Thelma & Louise

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise Jennifer Townsend Director/Producer

Monument Valley Key Art for Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise Documentary

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise to screen at Portland Film Festival November 3

PORTLAND, OR, USA, October 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the #MeToo social media campaign fuels a global conversation about sexual abuse and the treatment of women, a new documentary is delving into the impact of another cultural watershed: the provocative 1991 feature Thelma & Louise, a film that centers on a sexual assault and its consequences.

Seattle-based filmmaker Jennifer Townsend will present her film, Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise at the 2017 Portland Film Festival on Friday, November 3rd, 4:15pm at the Laurelhurst Theatre, 2735 E. Burnside St. The documentary has won numerous awards including Best Documentary, Audience Award, Best Director, and Opening Night Film. Townsend will be available for Q&A after the screening.

When Thelma & Louise hit theaters twenty-six years ago, it was a lightning rod for controversy. Written by Callie Khouri, directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, the movie became a rallying cry for women’s empowerment for some viewers. Others labeled it “male-bashing” and “toxic feminism.” Its treatment of sexual violence and a legal system stacked against women held the media’s attention for months, and still elicits strong opinions.

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise sprung from the director’s own “profound” reaction to seeing the original film. Townsend wanted to gauge the response of other viewers around the country, so she created a national survey. Two decades later, she pulled out the survey letters and audiotapes, and began contacting people who had submitted them. “The voices in the box of letters were clamoring to be heard,” she says. “They would not give me any peace until their stories were released into the world.”

The filmmaker flew across the country to conduct on-camera interviews with two dozen survey participants — women and men — as well as two of the film’s male actors and its editor. The resulting documentary is a thought-provoking, often intimate look at the original movie’s impact and the truth of women’s lives.
Thelma & Louise left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape in 1991. But since then, the documentary asks, what has really changed for women?

Rebecca Murray
Skagit Media Marketing
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CCHR Florida Takes Action in Response to Alarming Increase in Baker Acts

Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida

CCHR Florida is a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and is dedicated to the protection of children.

There were 194,354 involuntary psychiatric examinations in Florida, commonly referred to as a Baker Act, in 2016, which was more than a 105%, increase from 2001

With the number of people Baker Acted in Florida more than doubling from 2001 to 2016 there is a real need for people to have a Psychiatric Advance Directive in place.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, is hosting a month long open house to promote the use of Advance Mental Health Directives in recognition of Mental Health Screening Month at their center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave in downtown Clearwater.

Florida is one of only 25 states in the country that has a law in placing permitting a person to execute an Advance Mental Health Directive also referred to as a Psychiatric Advance Directive or PAD. [1] [2] Similar to an Advance Health Care Directive, a PAD allows a person to dictate what types of treatments they wish to receive or not receive in the event of a mental health crisis.

However, according to a recent study the majority of adults in the United States don't have any type of directive in place leaving their health care decisions up to others in the event of an emergency. [3]

“With the number of people Baker Acted in Florida doubling from 2001 to 2016 there is a real need for people to have a Psychiatric Advance Directive in place and CCHR is bringing attention to this important issue during Mental Health Screening Month,” stated Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

In a report from the Florida Baker Act Reporting Center released earlier this year, there were 194,354 involuntary psychiatric examinations, commonly referred to as a Baker Act, in 2016, which was more than a 105%, increase from 2001. In response the Florida chapter of CCHR is inviting anyone interested in learning more about Advance Mental Health Directives to come to their center where they can not only learn more but also obtain a template that can be used to create a PAD. [4]
For more information on Advance Mental Health Directives or to better understand the mental health law and a persons rights under this law please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’”

[1] Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Public-Policy/Psychiatric-Advance-Directives-(PAD)
[2] Ten commonly asked questions about PAD's for Florida nrc-pad.org/states/florida-faq
[3] Approximately One In Three American Adults Completes Any Type Of Advance Directive For End-Of-Life Care content.healthaffairs.org/content/36/7/1244.abstract
[4] The Baker Act Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Annual Report usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/annual_report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
7274228820
email us here

Abuse of Florida Involuntary Commitment Law- Baker Act


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