Sharp Rise in ADHD Labeling of Children Prompts CCHR to Educate Families

The side effects for Ritalin (methylphenidate hcl), include nervousness, agitation, and anxiety as the top 3 listed effects, as well as psychosis.

The side effects for Ritalin (methylphenidate hcl), include nervousness, agitation, and anxiety as the top 3 listed effects, as well as psychosis.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

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CCHR is hosting a seminar to educate families on alternatives to dangerous ADHD drugs with Child Education Specialist, Sharon Hillestad.

There are safe and workable solutions to help a child with study and making these known is something I am very passionate about.”

— Sharon Hillestad, Child Education Specialist

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Spurred by reports of a sharp rise in the number of children labeled as ADHD in the United States, the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), is hosting a seminar to educate families on this important subject with Child Education Specialist, Sharon Hillestad. [1]

An educator for most of her life, Ms. Hillestad will cover the tests used to diagnose ADHD, alternative treatment options, the signs of a child who isn’t doing well in school and how all of this can be addressed with healthy, safe methods.

There are approximately 1.8 million children between the ages of 12-17 in the United States who are taking prescription psychotropic drugs, largely to treat difficulties with study, and one of the common psychostimulants used to treat ADHD has a high potential for abuse. Methylphenidate, commonly known as Concerta and Ritalin, is a Schedule II drug, meaning the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has classified it as having a high potential for abuse and warns that this drug produces many of the same effects as cocaine. Psychotic episodes and severe psychological addiction have all been associated with methylphenidate abuse. The side effects for Ritalin (methylphenidate hcl), include nervousness, agitation, and anxiety as the top 3 listed effects, as well as psychosis. [2][3]

“Parents want the best for their children and when a child is struggling in school a parent should be given options not just a prescription for a drug,” said Hillestad. “There are safe and workable solutions to help a child with study and making these known is something I am very passionate about.”

For more information or to find out when the next educational briefing will be held, please call CCHR at (727) 442-8820 or visit the center at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, Florida.

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. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “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,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] ADHD rates rising sharply in US kids, August 31, 2018 by Dennis Thompson, Healthday Reporter https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-adhd-sharply-kids.html
[2] CCHR Alerts Parents About New Federal Statistics Showing Rates of Youth Overdose Deaths on 'ADHD' Stimulants and Benzodiazepines Are Greater Than on Cocaine https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cchr-alerts-parents-about-new-federal-statistics-showing-rates-of-youth-overdose-deaths-on-adhd-stimulants-and-benzodiazepines-are-greater-than-on-cocaine-300507566.html
[3] Ritalin Side Effects Center
https://www.rxlist.com/ritalin-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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Child of Abusive Heroin Addict Still Thankful for His Late Mother, With Whom He Shares the Same Birthday.

Jimmy Colson (at 3 Years Old) and His Mother (Age: 22)

Jimmy Colson (at 3 Years Old) and His Mother (Age: 22)

Jimmy Colson and His Wife Sara Colson (2018)

Jimmy Colson and His Wife Sara Colson (2018)

Jimmy Colson with His Younger Sister Melissa and Younger Brother Eli

Jimmy Colson with His Younger Sister Melissa and Younger Brother Eli

The lost little girl who was my mom is now a guardian angel to my daughter and son. She had so much love to give but was lost in all the pain that she experienced throughout her lonely and sad life.”

— Jimmy Colson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jimmy Colson, now multi-millionaire business owner, was raised by abusive addicts, bounced in and out of foster care, and was even homeless. He shares the same birthday with this mother Linda: November 26.

Throughout his childhood, his mother and her addict friends would steal as much as they could from stores and force Jimmy and his younger sister to return it for cash. The money was not used to feed the starving children forced to do this, but to get the addicts their next fix.

On Jimmy’s 18th birthday — also Linda’s 37th — Jimmy arrived home to find his mother and friend “shit-faced drunk, slurring their words, and yelling at me.” Heartbroken that she had gone back on her promise to stay sober to celebrate their birthdays together, Jimmy confronted her. “She slammed down her empty gallon of vodka and they beat me up. I did not swing back.”

In a new tell-all book From the Depths: A Journey from Addiction, Abuse, and Homelessness to Positively Impacting the World, Jimmy Colson reflects on his mother after dying from a drug overdose: “Our baby pictures were covered in trash. Used syringes and garbage covered the last relics from our lost childhoods….I loved my mother. I hated my monster. I loved the thought of who she could be. I hated the person she had become.”

But despite it all, Jimmy is thankful for everything life has thrown at him to make him stronger and more compassionate. He is even grateful for his mother. “The lost little girl who was my mom is now a guardian angel to my daughter and my son. I believe she had so much love to give but was lost in all the pain that she experienced throughout her lonely and sad life.”

Jimmy Colson is an American Board Certified Orthotist who owns one of the fastest-growing orthotics and prosthetics companies in Nevada, Precision Orthotics and Prosthetics. He and his family-owned company are committed to giving back and he has even received Congressional recognition for doing good in the community.

With the help of Laura Petersen from Copy That Pops Publishing, Jimmy Colson is debuting his raw and real book on Amazon for only $0.99 on Cyber Monday (his 46th birthday and what would have been his mother’s 65th birthday) with the mission to show others with a troubled past that they too can achieve success and have a positive impact on the world.

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CCHR Continues Fight to Reform Mental Health Law in Campaign to Protect Children

Having educated tens of thousands of Floridians on the mental health law, CCHR has helped to make changes to the Baker Act specifically for the purpose of protecting children.

Having educated tens of thousands of Floridians on the mental health law, CCHR has helped to make changes to the Baker Act specifically for the purpose of protecting children.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

CCHR has been working for years to create positive change in how the mental health law is applied to minors in order to protect children and parental rights.

All too often the Baker Act is used incorrectly to address the behavior of a child and this abuse of the law comes with long term ramifications for that child and the family.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the international mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), has been working for years to create positive change in how the mental health law is applied to children and teens in order to protect children and parental rights.

The mental health law in Florida is commonly known as the Baker Act and under this law there were more than 199,000 involuntary psychiatric examinations last year alone according to the Baker Act Reporting Center with those 17 and under accounting for more than 32,000 of these initiations. [1] And while the Baker Act is seen by some as the only solution to help those in crisis CCHR states that the abusive use of this law does more harm than good.

Having educated tens of thousands of Floridians on the mental health law, CCHR has helped to make changes to the Baker Act specifically for the purpose of protecting children. These changes have included changing how long a Baker Act Receiving Facility has to initiate an examination on a child reducing it from 72 hours to 12 hours. Stating that the trauma experienced by a child, especially a very young child, during a Baker Act needs to be taken into consideration by those who have the authority to send children for an involuntary psychiatric examination, CCHR is currently asking Florida lawmakers to amend the law to clearly spell out the procedure for Baker Acting a minor.

“All too often the Baker Act is used incorrectly to address the behavior of a child and this abuse of the law comes with long term ramifications for that child and the family,” stated Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida. “Being escorted out of school by law enforcement is a stigma the child carries for life.”

Currently the law is being executed in such a way that parents and legal guardians are being left out of the process only finding out that their child has been Baker Acted after initiation and usually after the child has already been transported by law enforcement to a psychiatric facility. CCHR believes that this is a violation of the rights of the child and the parent a belief that is shared by Sheriffs, Police Chiefs and even School Districts across Florida.

Since 2017, CCHR has been working to educate those granted the power to initiate a Baker Act on why a parent or guardian should be brought into the process before initiation resulting in over one hundred adoptions of policy changes, mostly within law enforcement, to contact the parents of a child before initiating a Baker Act.

“This policy adoption is helping to protect children, parental rights and is reducing the number of illegal Baker Acts where a child does not meet the criteria to be sent for involuntary psychiatric examination,” said Ms. Stein.

With it being disclosed during a meeting of the Baker Act Task Force in 2017 that 30 percent of the minor Baker Acts in Pinellas County did not meet the criteria and that facilities were “risk-averse” and admitting children that might not fully meet the criteria, adoption of policy to bring parents and guardians into the process before a child is put through the trauma of a Baker Act only makes sense. [2]

Those interested in learning more about CCHR’s campaign to protect children from abusive Baker Acting are encouraged to call 800-782-2878.

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. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “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,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Reporting Center http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[2] CHILDREN’S BAKER ACT TASK FORCE, MINUTES for FIRST MEETING 7.20.17 http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/mentalhealth/task-force-examination-minors/docs/20170720/20170720-minutes.pdf

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Diane Stein, CCHR Florida, said both law enforcement and school personnel need more training and reporting requirements need to be improved.


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Vidéo du CMM pour aider Ebola à lutter contre la maladie d'Ebola

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Une Animation Primée apporte un message de prévention urgent

C'est une excellente nouvelle d'apprendre que le gouvernement de la RDC prendra toutes les mesures nécessaires pour faire face à la situation actuelle d'Ebola.”

— Firdaus Kharas

OTTAWA, CANADA, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alors que les équipes de santé d'urgence de l'est de la République Démocratique du Congo subissent des attaques quasi constantes de militants, la chaîne locale du pays va diffuser deux fois par jour l'une des vidéos de prévention Ebola de Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) pour faire face à une épidémie d'une durée de plusieurs mois.

"In Praise of Prevention " (Pour faire l'éloge de la prévention), avec une voix hors champ en swahili, sera diffusé avant le journal télévisé de 7 h 30 et 18 h 30 sur RTGB/Goma TV. Harper Hill Global financera les émissions.

La vidéo animée a été produite à l'origine en réponse à l'épidémie en Afrique de l'Ouest en 2014, mais les messages sont également applicables à la plupart des pays d'Afrique subsaharienne. Il s'agit de la deuxième d'une série de trois articles sur la prévention d'Ebola de la CMM, qui porte sur une jeune fille qui a perdu son frère et qui offre des conseils pour éviter de contracter et de propager la maladie.

"Alors que les équipes de santé d'urgence sont attaquées, c'est une excellente nouvelle d'apprendre que le gouvernement de la RDC prendra toutes les mesures nécessaires pour faire face à la situation actuelle d'Ebola," déclare Firdaus Kharas, fondateur de CMM.

À propos de Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) est le premier producteur mondial de communications animées sur le changement de comportement visant à résoudre les problèmes sociaux et de santé dans le monde. Dirigée par le célèbre innovateur social, réalisateur et acteur humanitaire Firdaus Kharas, CMM produit des animations, des documentaires, des vidéos et des séries télévisées conçues pour éduquer, divertir et changer les comportements sociaux et individuels afin d'influencer positivement les connaissances, attitudes et comportements du public, en particulier ceux des enfants et jeunes adultes, afin d'améliorer la condition humaine. Plus de 3 600 vidéos d'animation en 245 langues sont disponibles en ligne sur une chaîne Vimeo.

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CMM Video To Help Ebola Battle

Courtesy of Agence France Presse

Award-winning animation brings urgent prevention message

With emergency health crews under attack, it is excellent news to hear that the DRC government will take any step necessary to deal with its current Ebola situation.”

— Firdaus Kharas

OTTAWA, CANADA, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With emergency health crews in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo under near-constant attacks from militants, the country’s local broadcaster will televise one of Chocolate Moose Media’s (CMM) Ebola-prevention videos twice daily to help deal with a months-long outbreak of the disease.

"In Praise of Prevention," with a Swahili voiceover, will be telecast before the 7:30am and 6:30pm news on the broadcaster RTGB/Goma TV. Harper Hill Global will fund the broadcasts.

The animated video was originally produced in response to the West African epidemic in 2014 but the messages are equally applicable to most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is the second in CMM’s three-part, Ebola-prevention series and focuses on a young girl who has lost her brother and who offers advice about to avoid getting and spreading the disease.

“With emergency health crews under attack, it is excellent news to hear that the DRC government will take any step necessary to deal with its current Ebola situation,” says CMM founder Firdaus Kharas.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, especially those of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition. More than 3,600 animated videos in 245 language versions are available online in a Vimeo channel.

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Announcing the “Global Game Village,” a City of Atlanta Pre-Super Bowl Event for Humanity

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

CROWN-TMI World Impact Strategy, a social impact media global strategy advisory and platform;  Pvblic Foundation, a United Nations Partner harnessing the power of media to drive social change;  Crown Strategy Group, a New York- and Atlanta-based global advisory firm; the Global Partnerships Forum, a United Nations-aligned social impact leadership and collaboration accelerator; and Unify Earth Systems®, Ltd., a Bahamas-based social-impact-committed technology services company, have come together in humanity-furthering collaboration with the City of Atlanta to announce the first annual Global Game Village.  

Launching Super Bowl Weekend in Atlanta – January 29th through February 3rd, 2019, our goal is to not only entertain, but also explicitly activate, the world in support of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and to bring together the world in celebration of the power of sports. entertainment and service to accelerate a positive future for humanity and our children’s tomorrow.

We wish to honor and accelerate the amazing and powerful contributions of our sports, celebrity, corporate, NGO and individual citizens who are also typically unsung world leaders in using their branding and power to help their fellow humans.

Ambassador Andrew Young notes that “Sports has the power to unify us in the world. This initiative’s effort to make this a reality through the SDG Platform is indeed a good thing.”

What can you expect from this year’s Global Game Village?

The Global Game Village, a World’s Fair for SDG-powered Sustainability. will feature a number of already committed major musical acts being announced in early December; the second “SDG Achievement Awards.” first given at the United Nations during the 73rd U.N. General Assembly, September 24, 2018; a l drum circle for our future featuring youth and celebrity drummers from across the planet; a Global Game Village demonstration of HOPSports’ youth fitness, wellness and SDG Leadership programs being offered to every K-12 child in Atlanta plus 10 schools in Africa; and other Super Bowl-inspired events, announcements and activities.

Atlanta’s Super Bowl will feature the world's first “pop-up” Global Game Village / SDG Festival

The Global Game Village will not only bridge the gap between locals, Super Bowl fans and tourists as a unified community, but will also fuse together caring celebrities, brands, communities, NGOs, the greater football-loving community and diplomats, such as the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms;  Amir Dossal, founder of the Global Partnerships Forum, UN Fund and Foundation, and former Executive Director at UNOP; and former two-time Mayor of Atlanta, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayoral Host of the 1996 Atlanta Games, Andrew Young, one of fathers of the Global Game Village.  

This first-time ever “Global Game” event is a chance for sponsoring brands to directly reach, influence and bring value to passionate audiences, both worldwide and across Atlanta. Designed as an ongoing endeavor delivering positive impact for all of 2019, it is the perfect platform for building relationships using viral, word-of-mouth, experiential and mass media marketing, now and for years to come.

“We welcome our extended Atlanta and Unify Earth families to join us at this ground-breaking first-time event,” says Unify Earth CEO Ro Rinaldi.

Information on ticket sales, and on additional global media partnership and channels, will soon be available at www.GlobalGameVillage.com and other to-be-announced sites and locations.

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Pvblic Foundation is an innovative non-profit media organization harnessing the power of media to drive social change. An aggregator of media across all platforms, PVBLIC works strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at local, national and global levels. We utilize existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes. helping non-profits amplify their message. We believe media and technology are the new currencies for sustainable development.

Crown Strategy Group is a global advisory firm managing projects and portfolios across several asset classes and sectors, with a particular focus on social impact,  infrastructure, energy, real estate development, technology, and alternative sustainable solutions. Our advised projects thrive because of our deep multi-sector subject matter expertise, our ability to create world-renowned expert teams tailored to clients’ needs, and our access to projects yielding sustainable satisfaction to all stakeholders while making a positive impact on communities. We provide a wide range of strategy, media, policy, and entrepreneurship advisory solutions. We deliver resources for projects, support investable impact projects and the implementation of policy initiatives delivering solutions, jobs and community opportunities.

The Global Partnerships Forum®’s  mission is to accelerate the social impact of people and organizations around the world through innovative collaboration. Our Mission is three-fold: (1) To build partnerships and alliances around the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals; (2)  To build a knowledge base and a body of good practice, so that investors are guided towards opportunities which support social causes; and (3) To secure new investments through partnerships for sustainable development.  Please visit us at GlobalGameVillage.com for more information.

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Intermountain Healthcare Caregivers Come Together for The Road Home

47,000 clothing and hygiene items donated to Salt Lake City's homeless shelter

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, November 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Intermountain Healthcare caregivers and its Community Health team have donated more than 47,000 clothing and hygiene items to The Road Home, Salt Lake City's homeless shelter. Together, Intermountain provided vital hygiene products, supplies and clothing for the shelter.

The Road Home is the largest homeless shelter in Utah. In addition to operating a single-adult and family shelters in Salt Lake City and Midvale, they provide case management, mental health services, employment services, children's programming, housing programs, and more. They annually support roughly 10,000 individuals, including more than 1,000 children and infants.

"The Road Home is a very mission-driven organization, like Intermountain Healthcare," said Greg Johnson, Intermountain's vice president of Finance. Johnson has volunteered at the shelter since 2008 and was recently elected as chair of the shelter's board of directors. "Those donations are very meaningful to the people receiving them because they're in limited supply," said Johnson.

Matt Minkevitch, The Road Home’s executive director, said, "I've learned to never underestimate the smallest of contributions — some soap, some shampoo, a change of clothing. That transformation of feeling cold, wet, dirty, and abandoned, to feeling clean, warm, and dry — you can see a transformation in a person."

The donation from Intermountain included:

• 6,624 personal bottles of shampoo
• 1,800 boxes of feminine pads (32,400 pads)
• 700 bottles of family-sized shampoo
• 5,390 pairs of socks
• 2,285 pair of underwear

"As we take on service projects, it unites us," Johnson said. "We can come together and have a singular focus. There are many needs in our community. As your life circumstances permit, look for them because the rewards are significant. There's a tremendous amount of satisfaction in supporting meaningful organizations such as The Road Home."

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

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Congress of IDWF Elects Its Leaders – re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President & Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice,Community House, the IDWF elected its leadership for the next five years.

With this global federation of domestic workers, we will make every government in the world to ratify C189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers & pass laws to protect their rights & dignity.”

— Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, November 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 18 November 2018
From the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF): www.idwfed.org
For Immediate Release

Congress of International Domestic Workers Elects Its Leaders –
Re-elections of Myrtle Witbooi as President and Elizabeth Tang as General Secretary

Cape Town, South Africa – As songs of solidarity rang out from Cape Town’s historical building of social justice, Community House, the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF) elected its leadership for the next five years. Myrtle Witbooi, General Secretary of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU), was re-elected as President, without contention. Carmen Britez, General Secretary from Union Personal Auxiliar de Casas Particulares (UPACP) in Argentina, is IDWF’s new Vice-President. Elizabeth Tang was re-elected to the position of General Secretary, and will continue to head the IDWF Secretariat in Hong Kong.

The IDWF is a global federation of domestic workers, composed of 69 affiliates from 55 countries, representing over 600,000 domestic workers worldwide.

The office bearers positions were elected from members of the 13-member Executive Committee, which was created the day before. Two members from each of the 6 regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean and North America, had all been elected before Congress, and those candidates were uncontested.

Taking inspiration from the achievements of the host country in its fight for social justice, this group of domestic workers and their advocates from around the world assembled to champion the rights of the 70 million domestic workers worldwide, the overwhelming majority of whom are routinely undervalued and underprotected by labour laws.

As Myrtle Witbooi, said on her successful re-election,

“We are not free yet. With this global federation of domestic workers, we will make every government in the world to ratify the international convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and pass laws to protect their rights and dignity.”

This international Congress of domestic workers will end tomorrow, the 19th with a celebration on the inclusion of domestic workers in the COIDA in South Africa enabling them to enjoy better health and safety protection at work.

The 2nd Congress of the International Domestic Workers’ Federation will take place Nov 16—19 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, please visit www.idwfed.org or contact Ms Adriana Ramirez at adriana.paz@idwfed.org or Ms Myrtle Witbooi at myrtlewitbooi@gmail.com.

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In continuing series of published articles, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys examines Deportation Defense Remedy

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In the newest article in her Instruction Series, Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys reviews the Deportation Defense known as Withholding of Removal

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Remember that relief under CAT is not as beneficial as asylum or withholding. It is generally used primarily by those applicants with serious criminal convictions who may benefit from CAT relief.”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the most recently published article, a continuation of a series, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Ewa Cuprys examines a Deportation Defense Remedy. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

Magdalena Cuprys explains that Relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) is the third form of relief an individual fearing persecution may seek. As per another remedy, withholding of removal, Deferral of Removal may only be granted by an Immigration Judge (IJ), and not by an Asylum Officer. The individual applicant bears the burden of demonstrating that it is more likely than not that they will be tortured if removed to their country of origin.

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has found that torture “must be an extreme form of cruel and inhuman punishment” … that “must cause severe pain or suffering.”

There are no bars to eligibility (i.e. criminal violations, etc.) for relief under CAT. The major advantage of CAT is that there are no bars to eligibility under this defense to deportation. Therefore, since the treaty itself does not contain any bars to its mandate of non-return, even those convicted of an aggravated felony may still make claims for relief if they do in fact fear torture upon their forced removal from the United States to their country of origin.

Additionally, as mandated by asylum laws, applicants seeking Deferral of Removal are not required to establish that their fear of torture is based upon an enumerated ground, i.e. on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Immigration regulations create two separate types of protection under CAT.

The first type of protection is another form of withholding of removal under CAT. Withholding of removal under CAT prohibits the return of an individual to their home country. This status can only be terminated if the individual’s case is reopened and if the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) establishes that they are no longer likely to be tortured in their home country.

The second type of protection is known as “Deferral of Removal under CAT.” Deferral of removal under CAT is a more temporary form of relief. Deferral of removal under CAT is appropriate for individuals who would likely be subjected to torture, but who are ineligible for withholding of removal, such as persecutors, terrorists, and certain criminals. This status can be terminated more quickly and easily than withholding of removal if the individual is no longer likely to be tortured if forced to return to their home country. Additionally, an individual granted deferral of removal under CAT may be detained by the DHS if they are deemed to be a threat to the community.

Like regular withholding of removal, the benefits to both forms of CAT relief are limited. An individual who is successful under a CAT claim cannot be removed from the United States to the country from which they fled persecution, but they can be removed to a third country if one is available. Further, an individual granted CAT cannot adjust their status to that of a Lawful Permanent Resident, however, they may apply to obtain employment authorization.

The standard of proof under the CAT is higher than the standard for asylum. The applicant must prove that it is “more likely than not” that they would be tortured if forced to return to their country. The evidentiary proof for torture is very similar to the proof for asylum or withholding claims.

Individuals seeking relief under the CAT must bring their claims before an IJ. The procedure for filing a claim under CAT will differ depending on certain factors, including the status of an individual’s case. If the applicant is filing for asylum, they should request relief under withholding of removal and CAT in their Form I-589 and should include the following information:

1. The type of torture they are likely to experience if forced to return to his/her country;
2. Any past instances of torture that they have experienced;
3. Any past instances of torture experienced by close family members and associates; and
4. Documentary support showing related human rights abuses by the government of their country, such as: the U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Country Reports, Amnesty International Reports, Human Rights Watch reports, and reports from other human rights monitoring groups, etc.

If the applicant has already filed for asylum, but did not mention withholding of removal and CAT, they should supplement the application with the above information.

Remember that relief under CAT is not as beneficial as asylum or withholding. It is generally used primarily by those applicants with serious criminal convictions who may benefit from CAT relief. Thus, while most applicants file for asylum, withholding and CAT in the alternative, unless the applicant is statutorily ineligible for asylum or withholding, it is unlikely that the CAT claim will be a principal component of their case.

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ISKCON Food Relief Foundation commences campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children

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Rishi Kumara Das motivating children

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Children rescued from Child Labour being motivated by Annamrita Team

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Children participating in Annamrita Counselling program

The campaign will see children from Government schools and under National Child Labour Project receive much-needed exposure to various future opportunities

GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gurugram, India, November 15, 2018: ISKCON Food Relief Foundation branded as Annamrita, a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization, kick-started a campaign to impart motivational counselling to under-privileged children in the week of National Education Day. Sri. Rishi Kumara Das, Trustee – Annamrita, who has more than 22 years of experience in various reputed organizations, led the session. The event was attended by more than 100 children upto class 5 at a school run by Max Vision Social Welfare Society under the National Child Labor Project (NCLP) in Gurgaon. Also gracing the occasion with their presence were Ashok Yadav, – Project Director- National Child Labor Project, Gurugram and Brijesh Singh, Director – Max Vision Social Welfare Society.
Annamrita has gone much beyond the mission of liberating these children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them wholesome nutritious meals. They, through the creation of this campaign, intend to expose children across Government, Government funded and NCLP schools in Gurugram to various future opportunities in the country. The unique initiative started by the organization witnessed kids seeking knowledge on the various opportunities which they can explore in the future. This was followed by a mid-day meal being distributed among the children.
Commenting on the campaign, Sri Rishi Kumara Das, Trustee – Annamrita said, “Annamrita has always sought to touch the lives of lakhs of school children in India by providing them a wholesome meal while these children are pursuing their education. Being touched by Annamrita, these students on completing their education will be able to reap the benefits of the midday meal program as well as the personality development initiative which is being provided as a part of this campaign. We are hopeful that one day these children may set an example and give it back to the society in many ways. We are thankful to the District administration of Gurugram, Government of Haryana and the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment for setting up and constantly supporting such initiatives.”
Speaking on associating for this campaign, Ashok Yadav, Project Director – National Child Labor Project, Gurugram said, “We are happy to partner with Annamrita for this benevolent cause which will serve as a boon for these under-privileged children. I am certain this campaign will act as a platform to bridge the gaps and advance their educational experience to a whole new level.”
Annamrita has been at the helm of initiatives such as Zero Hunger Haryana which have received immense support from the public as well as the government. The foundation has been honoured by Lion’s Club, District Red Cross Society, Rotary Clubs across Delhi NCR and other prestigious organizations earlier for its outstanding work in different spaces.
Annamrita:
With a mission to liberate underprivileged children from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving them wholesome nutritious meals, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation branded as Annamrita, under the leadership of Sri Dhananjaya Krishna Das, Vice Chairman has been successfully running a large scale operation in North India. The organization has been serving 1.2 million meals everyday through its 20 kitchens across India among their network of 6500 schools, out of which 250K meals are served everyday in 1900+ schools in the state of Haryana. A not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization has a presence in 7 states namely – Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
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