Mental Health Watchdog Hosts Baker Act Continuing Education Course in Campaign to Protect Citizens from Abuse

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

Currently there is the equivalent of one hundred Baker Acts initiated on a child every day of the year. Many of these children never met the criteria established to protect the rights and liberties of citizens imprisoned by the Baker Act and many who are

Currently there is the equivalent of one hundred Baker Acts initiated on a child every day of the year. Many of these children never met the criteria established to protect the rights and liberties of citizens imprisoned by the Baker Act and many who are

As reported by the Baker Act Reporting Center, an astounding 37,882 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children across the state.

As reported by the Baker Act Reporting Center, an astounding 37,882 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children across the state.

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

The virtual course identifies the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act, areas of abuse and the unintended consequences.

If the law itself is understood and applied from the viewpoint of using the least restrictive means possible to help someone in crisis then the potential for abuse is greatly reduced.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Almost 25 years ago the Florida Supreme Court issued an Executive Summary following a review of the use of the Baker Act. In this report, the Supreme Court noted that “the state is the only entity with the authority to restrict a person's liberty. Involuntary mental health examination and placement involve a balancing of individual rights with the state's authority and police powers” and that based on the 22.3 percent increase in Baker Acts from 1996 to 1997 that “implementation of the statutory provisions governing involuntary examination and placement, and the accompanying deprivation of liberty, affect a large number of Floridians every year.” [1]

Unfortunately, not much has changed over the past quarter century with more than 210,000 Baker Acts initiated during 2018/2019 across the state. [2]

While in the 90s the focus was primarily on the Baker Acting of the elderly, it is now children that are the fastest growing segment of the population affected by involuntary psychiatric examination. [3] Commonly called the Baker Act, the Florida mental health law has been a source of statewide abuse as reported repeatedly in the media. Headlines such as “6-year-old Florida girl “traumatized” after being involuntarily sent to mental health facility” and “Florida’s flawed Baker Act rips thousands of kids from school” are all too frequent and tell the stories of children and families that have suffered Baker Act abuse. [4]

Spurred into action by these stories and thousands of calls received from victims of Baker Act abuse, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, decided to begin offering continuing education on the law. After first receiving approval to host continuing education through the Florida Bar on the Baker Act for attorneys, the move to become a provider through the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling was a logical next step.

This past weekend, CCHR held a complimentary course delivered by attorney Carmen Miller, a former assistant public defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, with an extensive background in dealing with Baker Acts. Those in attendance learned the context and intentions of the mental health law as well as the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act and its unintended consequences.

“The education of those given the power to initiate a Baker Act on the points of the law is vital to the protection of liberty and human rights,” states the president of CCHR Florida, Diane Stein. “If the law itself is understood and applied from the viewpoint of using the least restrictive means possible to help someone in crisis then the potential for abuse is greatly reduced.”

The Baker Act allows for individuals of all ages, including children, to be taken into custody and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination and the most recent report shows over 37,000 initiations during 2018/2019 involved children and over 4,000 involved children 10 years of age and younger. [2]

Even more disturbing is that during a meeting of the Children’s Baker Act Task Force, it was revealed that a significant number of children sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination did not meet the criteria to be taken into custody. Unfortunately, this is not new information. CCHR Florida has been reporting on this alarming trend for years. [5]

“The law makes a point of noting that a person does not meet the criteria for a Baker Act if the perceived harm can be avoided through the willing help of family yet parents are not being called and given an opportunity to help their child,” said Diane Stein. “This is a gross violation of parental rights and a main reason we decided to offer continuing education on the mental health law.”

The virtual continuing education course is designed for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage Family Therapists and Certified Master Social Workers and offers 3 CE credits for completion of this course. To learn more or to reserve a spot for this complimentary virtual course, please call 727-442-8820.

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] Florida Supreme Court Baker Act Executive Summary https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/content/download/242846/file/BakerSummary.pdf
[2] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2018_2019.pdf
[3] WUSF Health News Florida COMMITTED https://wfsu.org/committed/
[4] Baker Act Abuse – Media Stories https://www.cchrflorida.org/baker-act-abuse/
[5] CHILDREN’S BAKER ACT TASK FORCE, MINUTES for FIRST MEETING 7.20.17 https://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/samh/involuntary-examination-minors/docs/20170720/20170720-minutes.pdf

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Baker Acted kids in Florida still on the rise, especially among younger children


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Faith and Tenacity Continue to Drive 91-Year-Old Founder of Boston Area Homeless Shelter

Author and Sylvia's Haven founder Sylvia Anthony.

Sylvia Anthony, founder of Sylvia’s Haven for homeless women and children, recently released her poignant memoir.

Till the End of Time by Sylvia Anthony

Till the End of Time is the ultimate love story, woven with heartwarming memories, inspirational anecdotes and life lessons that will inspire readers to share their own God-given gifts with others.

At 91 years young, Sylvia Anthony remains steadfastly involved with the shelter for homeless women and children that bears her name: Sylvia’s Haven.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sylvia Anthony firmly believes that life is a gift from God, and she’s been using her gift to impact more than a thousand homeless women and children through her nonprofit, Sylvia’s Haven, which she launched in 1987. At 91 years young, Sylvia remains steadfastly involved with Sylvia’s Haven, and hopes to inspire others to overcome life’s challenges and pursue their passions.

“When we do the right thing with the right motives, there is no limit to how far we can go with the help of God,” she writes in her poignant memoir, Till the End of Time. “My advice to you is never give up, whatever comes your way; it is all worth it.”

Sylvia had endured a difficult childhood that included an abusive father and a disinterested mother. Sylvia married young and remained in an abusive marriage until a divorce that left her alone to support her three children. Through her ambition and strength of character, Sylvia persevered, building a life for herself and her kids. After raising her children, Sylvia remarried — still, there was a void. She felt a calling to help young women, and her husband, Rick, encouraged her to follow her heart. Initially designed for homeless pregnant women, her shelter opened on January 25, 1987. Sadly, her husband lost his battle with cancer on March 30 of the same year, telling Sylvia before he died to “go get the girls.” And she’s been giving new hope to young, homeless women ever since.

Hers has been a lifetime woven with tragedy and triumph, but at Sylvia’s core burns a powerful source of courage and tenacity. She shares her remarkable story in Till the End of Time, which chronicles her early days as an unwanted child, born at the onset of the Great Depression; through her turbulent first marriage, which blessed her with three children; to finding love and discovering her divine purpose later in life. The book includes a chapter with testimonials from women who have been helped by Sylvia’s Haven, underscoring the impact of her unwavering dedication to others. Till the End of Time is the ultimate love story, woven with heartwarming memories, inspirational anecdotes and life lessons that will inspire readers to share their own God-given gifts with others.

Author Sylvia Anthony was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on June 15, 2020. Invited to their museum in Seneca Falls, New York, she drove more than 350 miles for the appointment! Shortly thereafter, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who.

A woman of faith, courage, tenacity and love, Sylvia firmly believes that the “golden years” are a time to get busy. As the founder and president of Sylvia’s Haven, a shelter for women and children near Boston, she has helped transform over 1,100 lives in the past three decades. Sylvia refers to her organization as her “magnificent obsession.” Life hasn’t always been easy for Sylvia, but she believes that God not only gives her courage during times of hardship, but also keeps her healthy so that she may realize her dream to open up Sylvia’s Haven locations in all 50 states.

Till the End of Time rose to No.1 in four different categories when it was launched on Amazon and has received 5-star reviews.

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Colombo Press Meet: UN's Zero Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka and Tamil Community Response: Wednesday (24th) – 5:00 pm

Tamil Mothers of the Disappered

Speakers: Tamil Political Party Leaders, Victim groups, Religious Groups and Tamil Civil Society Leaders

The Tamil community have been campaigning tirelessly to seek justice for thousands of Tamils who were killed and Tamil women who were sexually assulted and raped by the Sri Lanka Security forces.

— North-East Civil Society Forum

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Tamil community leaders will hold a press meet to respond to the Zero Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka presented at the UN Human Rights Council by members of the Core-Group on Sri Lanka consisting of United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

*VENUE* : Center for Society and Religion
281, Dean's Road, Maradana, Colombo 10

*Date* : 24/02/2021

*Time* : 1700 IST

*Participants* : Tamil National political parties leaders, Tamil victim groups, Tamil religious leaders and Tamil Civil societies

*Subject* : UN zero draft resolution and Tamil community response.

The Tamil community have been campaigning tirelessly to seek justice for thousands of Tamils who were killed and Tamil women who were sexually assulted and raped by the Sri Lanka Security forces.

The Community urged Sri Lanka to be Referred to International Criminal Court (ICC) for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide committed against Tamil people by the Sri Lankan State.

Tamils unitedly sent a letter to Core – Group countries urging them to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court and held a massive rally urging the same.

** The current High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in her Report dated 27th January 2021 urged UN Human Rights Council Member States to take steps toward the referral of the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

** Also, twenty former senior UN officials, including four former UN High commissioners of human rights, nine independent UN experts and all members of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka jointly issued a statement on February 18, 2021 titled “Sowing the Seeds of Conflict” have called on Sri Lanka to be Referred to International Criminal Court (ICC).

“….the fact is that Sri Lanka has made its justice institutions unavailable to its own victims. We therefore echo the High Commissioner’s recommendations to work with victims and their representatives to pursue justice through universal or extraterritorial jurisdiction. Existing international avenues for accountability such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be considered” said the report.

SOME EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST TAMIL PEOPLE BY THE SRI LANKAN STATE:

1) According to the March 2011 Report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka stated that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed during the final stages of the armed conflict and around 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final six months of the war that ended in May 2009.

2) According to the November 2012 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s Internal Review Panel on UN Action in Sri Lanka, over seventy thousand (70,000) Tamils were unaccounted for during the final six months of the war that ended in May 2009.

3) Several were killed when Sri Lankan forces repeatedly bombed and shelled an area designated by the Government as No Fire Zones (Safe zones). Even hospitals and food distribution centers were bombed. Several also died of starvation and bled to death due to lack of medical treatment.

4) International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in February 2017 handed over details to UN of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as “sex slaves.”

5) According to UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office report on April 2013, there are over 90,000 Tamil war widows in Sri Lanka.

6) Thousands of Tamils disappeared including babies and children. UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances stated that the second-highest number of enforced disappearance cases in the world is from Sri Lanka.

HISTRY OF FALSE PROMISES BY SUCESSIVE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT ON ACCOUNTABILITY TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMES:

1) Successive Sri Lankan Governments have failed to implement any of the UNHRC Resolutions, including the ones they voluntarily co-sponsored.

2) The previous Government not only failed to take any meaningful steps to implement the Resolution that it co-sponsored, on the contrary the President, Prime Minister and senior members of the Government have repeatedly and categorically stated that they will not implement the UNHRC Resolution.

3) The current new Government went one step further and officially withdrew from the co-sponsorship of the Resolutions 30/1, 34/1 and 40/1 and walked away from the UNHRC accountability process.

4) Furthermore, as a snub to UNHRC, only soldier who was ever punished and sentenced to death for killing civilians including children were pardoned by the current President.

5) Several senior military officials who were credibly accused of committing war crimes have been given promotions and treated as “war heroes.” One officer who was named in UN reports as a suspected war criminal was promoted as a four-star General

CONTACT:

North-East Civil Society Forum
Phone: +94 779060474
Email: northeastcivilsocietyforum@gmail.com

North-East Civil Society Forum
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+94 77 906 0474
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Sri Lanka – Colombo Press Meet: UN's Zero Draft Resolution and Tamil Community Response: Wednesday (24th) – 5:00 PM

Tamil Mothers of the Disappered

Speakers: Tamil Political Party Leaders, Victim groups, Religious Groups and Tamil Civil Society Leaders

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Tamil community leaders will hold a press meet to respond to the Zero Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka presented at the UN Human Rights Council by members of the Core-Group on Sri Lanka consisting of United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

*Venue* : Center for Society and Religion
281, Dean's Road, Maradana, Colombo 10

*Date* : 24/02/2021

*Time* : 1700 IST

*Participants* : Tamil National political parties leaders, Tamil victim groups, Tamil religious leaders and Tamil Civil societies

*Subject* : UN zero draft resolution and Tamil community response.

The Tamil community have been campaigning tirelessly to seek justice for thousands of Tamils who were killed and Tamil women who were sexually assulted and raped by the Sri Lanka Security forces.

The Community urged Sri Lanka to be Referred to International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, crimes against humanity committed against Tamil people by the Sri Lankan State.

Tamils unitedly sent a letter to Core – Group countries urging them to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court and held a massive rally urging the same.

** The current High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in her Report dated 27th January 2021 urged UN Human Rights Council Member States to take steps toward the referral of the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

** Also, twenty former senior UN officials, including four former UN High commissioners of human rights, nine independent UN experts and all members of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka jointly issued a statement on February 18, 2021 titled “Sowing the Seeds of Conflict” have called on Sri Lanka to be Referred to International Criminal Court (ICC).

“….the fact is that Sri Lanka has made its justice institutions unavailable to its own victims. We therefore echo the High Commissioner’s recommendations to work with victims and their representatives to pursue justice through universal or extraterritorial jurisdiction. Existing international avenues for accountability such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) should be considered” said the report.

SOME EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST TAMIL PEOPLE BY THE SRI LANKAN STATE:

1) According to the March 2011 Report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka stated that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed during the final stages of the armed conflict and around 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final six months of the war that ended in May 2009.

2) According to the November 2012 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s Internal Review Panel on UN Action in Sri Lanka, over seventy thousand (70,000) Tamils were unaccounted for during the final six months of the war that ended in May 2009.

3) Several were killed when Sri Lankan forces repeatedly bombed and shelled an area designated by the Government as No Fire Zones (Safe zones). Even hospitals and food distribution centers were bombed. Several also died of starvation and bled to death due to lack of medical treatment.

4) International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) in February 2017 handed over details to UN of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as “sex slaves.”

5) According to UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office report on April 2013, there are over 90,000 Tamil war widows in Sri Lanka.

6) Thousands of Tamils disappeared including babies and children. UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances stated that the second-highest number of enforced disappearance cases in the world is from Sri Lanka.

HISTRY OF FALSE PROMISES BY SUCESSIVE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT ON ACCOUNTABILITY TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMES:

1) Successive Sri Lankan Governments have failed to implement any of the UNHRC Resolutions, including the ones they voluntarily co-sponsored.

2) The previous Government not only failed to take any meaningful steps to implement the Resolution that it co-sponsored, on the contrary the President, Prime Minister and senior members of the Government have repeatedly and categorically stated that they will not implement the UNHRC Resolution.

3) The current new Government went one step further and officially withdrew from the co-sponsorship of the Resolutions 30/1, 34/1 and 40/1 and walked away from the UNHRC accountability process.

4) Furthermore, as a snub to UNHRC, only soldier who was ever punished and sentenced to death for killing civilians including children were pardoned by the current President.

5) Several senior military officials who were credibly accused of committing war crimes have been given promotions and treated as “war heroes.” One officer who was named in UN reports as a suspected war criminal was promoted as a four-star General.

North-East Civil Society Forum
NECS
+94 779060474
northeastcivilsocietyforum@gmail.com


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Singer/Songwriter/Producer Teddy Wender Releases “Peace Will Come” Single/Video

Multi-Talented Keyboardist Paints a Positive Picture for the Future Despite the Current Social Strife in America

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Peace Will Come”, the single/video from Long Island based Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Music Industry Executive Teddy Wender, is now available on Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Apple Music.

WATCH THE “PEACE WILL COME” VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5il8rbVrbsI

LISTEN TO “PEACE WILL COME” ON SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/album/4HHpl5kY6uDNXTLU5Ldvv2

In just under a year, our world has irreversibly changed. An invisible virus has ravaged the globe, devastating families and changing the way that humans have behaved since the dawn of time.

Yet despite these isolating and threatening circumstances, millions have come together to remind us that real change comes when we unite during difficult times. The time for peace, safety and equality for ALL people is right now.

“Peace Will Come” is an anthem of love, peace, equality, and hope. It has been viewed on the internet over 100,000 times, and has been heard on commercial, internet and public radio to great reviews. The song is the love child of native New Yorkers, Teddy Wender and Neil Rosengarden, co-produced by Chris “The Fourz” Brown. The result of decades of friendship and brotherhood that can only be sustained by empathy, acceptance, and ultimately love.

The song implores us to stand beside our brothers and help them out when they are down, and warns us that unless we show a little kindness, we’re setting up for our demise. An essential and pertinent message for our quickly evolving world.

"With the nation being at such crossroads, with over 600,000 deaths due to the pandemic, resulting in millions of jobs lost, and a dramatic rise in racial injustice not seen since the 60’s, political polarization is at an all-time high, peace, love and understanding is all we need now. It’s time to work together and this song says just that. Please join us to try to make a better world for our kids.”
– Ted Wender

Teddy continues to look forward and is currently in the studio readying his second single “Just Like A Soul Train” off the forthcoming album Theo. It’s a future classic, and with the COVID vaccine getting into the arms of people, and things beginning to open up, his hope is that people will hear this song and feel the urge to dance.

About Teddy Wender
Teddy Wender is a living legend in New York City and a lifelong keyboardist/singer/arranger/producer and songwriter. Teddy, founding member of the New-Wave band 3-D on Polydor Records, who appeared on Saturday Night Live when the cast still included Steve Martin and Bill Murray.

He’s toured alongside U2, The Ramones, The Cars, J. Geil’s Band, Eddie Money and South Side Johnny. Additionally, Teddy’s played keys for the likes of Ric Derringer, Dr. John, Odetta, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Gordon Waller, Ray Draper, Gary Stewart, Michael Powers and Loudon Wainwright III.

Teddy’s seen success as a pop songwriter, writing dance hits like, “What The Funk” and “Get Up And Dance” for The Memphis Horns / Doobie Brothers on RCA. He served as a label executive signing blues legend and guitarist Michael Powers and Pop singer Cyndi Phillips to Smooth Records.

Teddy designed, owned, and operated Data Bank / Big Noise / and Protown Studios, the infamous home to so many hip-hop / R&B and Indie Rock artist for over 30 years. Ted wrote song parodies on Howard Stern’s A&E show, and scored the music for the syndicated TV show Overhaulin’ currently on the Velocity Channel. Ted is currently the keyboardist for Long Island’s Red White & Blues Band.

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/teddywenderjazzmatik

INSTAGRAM
https://www.instagram.com/teddywender/

YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdlIGV2rgWeBvKT5RECzKw

WWW.TEDDYWENDER.COM

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86 YEAR OLD MYSTIC SHARES SPIRITUALLY, ILLUMINATING REVELATIONS ABOUT the FUTURE of MANKIND

IT'S THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF YOU LIFE and IT'S FREE!

The Jimarian Bible deserves no less, and will benefit from the open minds and hearts of readers
intent upon changing not just their lives and perspectives, but their purpose on Earth.”

— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, USA, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A MUST READ*
PROMINENT REVIEWERS’ CRITQUES OF THE JIMARIAN BIBLE
Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

“No matter their creed, the reader is forced to examine themselves by looking closely into their beliefs and how they affect our fellow man. Jimar follows the path of the great men of ancient times in their efforts to understand and bring about human enlightenment. Jimar skillfully points out the many mistakes humans have made in the past and still continue to commit in present times.”

“I particularly enjoyed the many quotations from famous philosophers such as Plato and Pythagoras. I learned a lot and remained with many questions that broadened my understanding of myself and my fellow man.”

“I enjoyed this book a great deal and it would make a wonderful topic for friends to discuss in a casual social setting. This is a book for everyone, no matter their religion.”

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

“The Jimarian Bible moves on to explore not only underlying purposes in human life on Earth, but the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, and other major world religions and their guidance on the subject.”

“As chapters unfold, a wide-ranging discussion of belief systems turns into pointed considerations of self and moves into wider concerns, from an over-populated world and the risks and rewards of parenting to human psychology, expanding the underlying probe (why humans are on Earth) to consider how people interact with the universe.”

“Enlightenment is not a process of speed-reading or quick absorption – after all, other religious documents receive lifetimes of inspection and consideration. The Jimarian Bible deserves no less, and will benefit from the open minds and hearts of readers intent upon changing not just their lives and perspectives, but their purpose on Earth.”

The REVELATIONS in THIS WORK ARE the GREATEST in the HISTORY of MANKIND
And IT'S ALL FREE! GO to: "thejimarianbible.com"

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A Record-Breaking 65,000 Find Employment Through VetJobs and Military Spouse Jobs

We help find jobs for Veterans.

We help find jobs for Veterans.

Military Spouse Jobs

Helping Military Spouses Find their Career

VetJobs & Military Spouse Jobs helped more than 10,000 Veterans and their families secure high-quality jobs in 2020; surpassing 65,000 in total job placements.

Our team meets each applicant at their stage in the career-search-process and helps to get them where they want to be. Since launch, our programs have grown by more than 2,000%!”

— Stacy Bayton

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Serving Veterans of all eras, transitioning Military members, National Guard, Reservists, and their families, these organizations have made a name for themselves as an industry leader in Veteran and Military job placement.

CEO and co-founder RADM Dan Kloeppel (USN, retired) explains, “As our organizations have grown, we’ve seen financial support increase, and we’ve been able to put more and more job-seekers into meaningful careers that fulfill their professional goals. Our hirees earn an average of $72,000.00 annually, and, after one year, we see over a 90% retention-rate within the hiring company; many of which remain at least three years in their occupation. This success is great for both the Veteran or Military spouse in need and the hiring company.”

President and co-founder Deborah Kloeppel adds, “Great funders such as The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), The Schultz Family Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Boeing, Veterans United, USAA, and Swift Transportation cover costs of all our services. This allows VetJobs and Military Spouse Jobs to advocate at no-cost to the applicants or the companies.” Senior Executive Vice President Stacy Bayton, a USMC and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, continues, “Our team meets each and every applicant at their stage in the career-search-process, and helps to get them where they want to be. Since launch, our programs have grown by more than 2,000%! However, the need continues to grow. We are seeking new funding to keep up with the demand, and increase in the number of transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses who require placement into high demand, high growth careers.”

VetJobs and Military Spouse Jobs are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations who help find jobs for Veterans, Transitioning Military, National Guard, Reservists, and Military Spouses. If you are a Military member, Veteran, or Military Spouse who needs employment assistance you can connect with one of their Career Specialists by visiting them on the web at https://vetjobs.org or https://militaryspousejobs.org.

Members of the media are free to share the work of VetJobs and Military Spouse Jobs with the public, and staff is available for interview and further information. To learn more about the organizations, their board members, or their mission reach out to https://www.vetjobs.org/media.

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Why Tom Davis, “America’s Canine Educator” Won’t Let the Pandemic Keep Him from Saving Dogs Nationwide

Tom Davis and one of the many dogs he’s saved.

Tom Davis, known as “America’s Canine Educator,” is on a mission to save the nation’s “problem” dogs and is willing to travel thousands of miles to do so.

I can’t not help dog owners and dogs in need, I’m so passionate about helping people, I hardly sleep.”

— Tom Davis

CLIFTON PARK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES , February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is no arguing how the coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. From complete shut downs, to jobs, businesses, and lives lost, the last year has been tough. And for shelter dogs? It has been devastating. Due to a diminishment in resources coupled with increased demand for space for orphaned and abandoned animals, keeping dogs from euthanization is more challenging than ever. Dogs with preexisting conditions and behavioral issues are especially vulnerable.

Tom Davis, known as “America’s Canine Educator,” is on a mission to save these “problem” dogs and is willing to travel thousands of miles to do so.

Hailing from a small town in Upstate New York, Davis has loved playing with dogs since he was three years old. His love and gift of communication with animals evolved from there.Today, he owns and operates Upstate Canine Academy, out of New York with a team of ten professionals.

“I help dog owners all over the world understand their dog to the core. My passion for empowering dog owners is as real as it gets. I started my company living out of a tent in a friend's yard to travel the world catering to dog owners wanting to unlock their relationship.”

Davis’s support also extends to shelters and new dog parents struggling with hard-to-train dogs, an issue on the rise during COVID-19.

“I recently flew out to FL to work with a dog named Darwin who was rescued from a kill shelter in LA. He had 24 hours before we were to be put down and he was saved. His owners had great intentions of saving this dog but they didn’t have the know how or skills to handle this dog.I gave them the skills and confidence to make sure Darwin doesn’t end up back in the shelter and they are on the road to success.”

For many business owners, travel is out of the question—but for Davis, it is the only option. Particularly when dogs’ lives are at stake.

“I can’t not help dog owners and dogs in need, I’m so passionate about helping people, I hardly sleep. I specialize in creating a better relationship with dog owners by explaining to them a view they can’t even see, the dogs’ POV,” commented Davis.

As more people adopt dogs with behavioral issues, the need for a “dog whisperer” of sorts will be greater than ever.

“My trademarked brand and philosophy No Bad Dogs. is what keeps the momentum moving forward.”

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CCHR Supports Congress Members Wanting Youth Behavioral Centers Investigated

CCHR Supports Congress Members Wanting Youth Behavioral Centers Investigated

Mental Health Watchdog recommends legislative protections and prohibitions to save children from psychiatric-behavioral restraint deaths. “I can’t breathe” should never again be the last thing a troubled teen says before being killed by “behavioral” restraints.

Mental Health Watchdog recommends legislative protections and prohibitions to save children from psychiatric-behavioral restraint deaths.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eight members of Congress have requested the Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investigate youth behavioral care and residential facilities, including those operated by a company with a history of the use of excessive force and improper restraints on children.[1] Restraint abuse is one of the most controversial and dangerous measures being exposed today. In response, Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, is providing legislators across the country with model language to reform their restraint laws, although CCHR says the procedure should be banned.

Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR, said, “Teens placed in behavioral facilities have been killed by restraints used on them because they had a tantrum or acted out because they were hungry. They have died because their cries to staff to get off them when they could not breathe went unheeded.”[2]

The members of Congress wrote of the unfortunate practice tragically illustrated by the homicide of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredrick at a Sequel Youth & Family Services facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2020, “as determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner.” Further, “Cornelius died after staff restrained him for 12 minutes as punishment for throwing a sandwich at another child in a cafeteria. Cornelius’s death was preventable.”[3]

Additionally, “Recent reports indicate that some companies contracting with federal and state governments administering federally-funded benefits to care for at-risk children have potentially violated the health and safety requirements required by law.” Children have been “abused, neglected, sexually assaulted and physically mistreated,” the letter continues.[4]

CCHR has been exposing this abuse for over 20 years, especially in 1998, when there was a national outcry over teen restraint deaths, resulting in federal legislative and state reforms in 2000 and onward. “Clearly, those reforms have failed,” Eastgate says, “and stronger laws and oversight are needed, prohibiting potentially lethal methods of restraint.”

In 82% of 61 restraint deaths reported in a National Review of Restraint-Related Deaths, restraint either directly or indirectly contributed to the person’s death. Nine of the deaths were ruled homicides by the coroner or medical examiner; however, none appear to have resulted in criminal charges, let alone convictions. The four youngest children to die were 9 years old.[5]

Based on state laws and legal precedents, CCHR urges prohibition of restraints that obstruct a resident’s airway; impair breathing; compress the chest which can increase the risk of death by asphyxiation; prone and supine restraints; the use of towels across the mouth to prevent biting; prolonged restraint, as this can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; and choke holds and pressure on the patient’s neck or throat.[6]

Any type of technique that obstructs airways or impairs breathing, vision, and a patient’s ability to communicate, “should not be used under any circumstances,” according to a paper published in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.[7]

Recently, celebrities such as Paris Hilton have spoken out about their own traumatizing experiences in these teen behavioral facilities, being put in solitary confinement and witnessing children being restrained, hit, thrown into walls, strangled and sexually abused. Utah responded, introducing a bill in to restrict restraint use and prohibit certain usages.[8]

The Congressional letter also reads: “Failure to address these issues in a comprehensive approach leaves children at serious risk of harm, exacerbating systemic challenges associated with group care.”

CCHR also wants tougher penalties and a mandate that any restraint death be reported to the police for independent investigation. The First Circuit has rejected the argument that staff members should not be held liable for failing to intervene in a restraint in which the patient sustains physical and psychological injuries.[9] As Eastgate points out, “You can face a $250,000 fine and 10-years imprisonment for selling or using healthcare information that maliciously harms a patient, but if you kill a patient with chemical or physical restraints, it can be clocked up as a therapeutic mistake.”

Restraints should also be prohibited in patients with pre-existing medical conditions, based on research that found pre-existing medical conditions (67%, or 41 cases out of 61 deaths) contributed directly or indirectly to a person’s restraint death.[10]

CCHR is responsible for more than 180 laws that protect patients from damaging psychiatric practices. DONATE to support its work https://www.cchrint.org/cchrint-donate/

[1] Lauren Drake, “US lawmakers request investigation into youth congregate care facilities, including one Oregon relied heavily on,” OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) News, 16 Feb. 2021, https://www.opb.org/article/2021/02/17/oregon-lawmakers-investigation-sequel-students/

[2] “National Review of Restraint Related Deaths of Children and Adults with Disabilities: The Lethal Consequences of Restraint,” Equip for Equality, 2011, https://www.equipforequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/National-Review-of-Restraint-Related-Deaths-of-Adults-and-Children-with-Disabilities-The-Lethal-Consequences-of-Restraint.pdf

[3] Op. cit., OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) News

[4] Ibid.

[5] Op. cit., Equip for Equality, 2011

[6] Patricia R. Recupero, JD, “Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Treatment Settings: Regulation, Case Law, and Risk Management,” The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2011, http://jaapl.org/content/jaapl/39/4/465.full.pdf

[7] Ibid.

[8] https://www.cchrint.org/2021/02/17/utah-state-law-curbing-behavioral-restraint-use-on-children-youths-is-applauded-but-unconditional-ban-is-needed-nationwide/ citing: Ben Winslow, “Paris Hilton testifies at Utah State Legislature on ‘troubled teen’ schools,” Fox 13, 8 Feb. 2021, https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/paris-hilton-testifies-at-utah-state-legislature-on-troubled-teen-schools-bill

[9] Op. cit., The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2011

[10] Op. cit., Equip for Equality, 2011

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Divine Revelation Leads to New Book Providing Framework for How Jesus Wants Us to Live

Follow Me - A 30 Day Wallk with Jesus - front cover

Follow Me – A 30 Day Wallk with Jesus

Follow Me - A 30 Day Wallk with Jesus by Dave Rector is available from Amazon, B&N and www.wordsparkmedia.com

Follow Me – A 30 Day Wallk with Jesus by Dave Rector is available from Amazon, B&N and www.wordsparkmedia.com

Intended for People of All Faiths, this book has Received the Nihil Obstat / Imprimatur from the Catholic Church

EMERSON, NJ, USA, February 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A conversation with Jesus is said to have led to a new book by veteran writer and local bible study leader Dave Rector. In the book, “Follow Me: A 30-Day Walk with Jesus” published by WordSpark Media, Rector details a conversation with Jesus Christ through the phenomenon of Interior Locution, which is defined as an audible, supernatural, private revelation. The phenomenon is recognized by numerous religions including the Catholic Church. Rector describes the experience as different from an inspiration in that it was an audible voice outside his body.

The result of the conversation, which lasted a minute or more, was that Rector was left with direction to write a book designed to guide others in faith. He was also told how to write it: using Jesus’ words, found in scripture, to direct a series of daily activities.

Rector discusses his reluctance to follow the divine instruction he received, and the turnaround that resulted in the faith-building program which makes up the majority of the book.

“Follow Me: A 30-Day Walk with Jesus,” is a full, interactive program,” says Rector. “Readers will be taken through a series of activities on topics from Prayer and Forgiveness to acts of Charity, with Jesus as their guide.” The book is designed to help both the faithful and those curious about faith to know Jesus in a more personal way.

Result-Driven Exercises
Once completed, the exercises and recommended journaling can be used repeatedly for reinforcement and as a barometer on how well the reader is applying the faith principles learned.

Readers looking to enrich an existing relationship with Jesus, as well as those looking to explore such a relationship for the first time, will find ways to:
• Know Jesus better
• Know themselves better
• Find a new passion: a new or renewed mission
• Be ready to live their lives as He intended
• Find peace

For those of all faiths, “Follow Me: A 30-Day Walk with Jesus” received the Nihil Obstat / Imprimatur from the Catholic Church indicating it is consistent with Catholic doctrine.

“Follow Me: A 30-Day Walk with Jesus” is available in print and eBook formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and direct from the publisher at www.wordsparkmedia.com.

About the Author
Dave Rector is a disciple of Jesus Christ, a husband, father, youth baseball coach, Pastoral Council member and Bible Study leader. A prolific writer, Dave has worked in a wide variety of formats from marketing, feature articles, and general fiction to children’s fiction and spiritual literature. “Follow Me: A 30-Day Walk with Jesus” is his first book.

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