Antidepressant Addiction Called a Huge Uncontrolled Experiment

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

Antidepressants Kill

Antidepressants Kill

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Over a million children under the age of six are currently on psychiatric drugs in America

Hundreds of people reported wishing to stop antidepressants as they had been prescribed as a short-term solution. Long-term addiction was not part of the plan.

People need to know the truth about these dangerous drugs and demand true express and informed consent in which all potential side effects are disclosed and alternative solutions offered.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over 8,800 people responded to the New York Times in a follow-up to its April 8th article on antidepressant addiction. The article exposed the severe difficulties people have had in coming off anti-depressants, since the widespread introduction of these drugs in America. [1]

The original article, “Most People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit”, pointed out that while these drugs were originally researched and marketed for short-term periodic use, today 15.5 million Americans have been taking them for 5 years or more.

By the mid-1990’s, however, pharmaceutical companies convinced the government of the desirability of open-ended continuation of these drugs. “Marketers and some researchers implied that antidepressants corrected deficits in brain levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter. In truth six decades of research into the chemical imbalance theory of depression and anxiety has not achieved scientific credibility. [2]

A further boost to the proliferation of psychiatric medications, noted in the Times article, was the government’s 1997 decision to allow drug makers to advertise directly to consumers. By promoting a rosy picture of medicated states to the general public on a daily basis, manufacturers were able to greatly expand the market for mind-altering prescription drugs. “Everyone knew someone taking them. Long-term prescription rates surged,” the article, states.

Those wishing to withdraw from such medications usually cite to unwanted side effects as the reason they want to stop, such as sexual dysfunction and weight gain. Kate Slattery of Orlando, Florida wanted to stop Efflexor due to pregnancy. “When I stopped cold turkey, I felt extremely unwell and had to go back on and wean off slowly…prevented the dizziness, headache and fogginess I felt when I originally stopped the medication.”

As a further extension of the problem, in 2000 doctors started prescribing antidepressants to children. Today, recent estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics estimate that 7.5 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 17 are on psychiatric medications. [3]

These developments have prompted new concerns. The Mayo Clinic now publishes a guidebook helping parents “learn why antidepressants have warnings about suicidal thinking in children and teens, what to do before your child starts taking an antidepressant, and the warning signs of a potential problem.” [4]

The Times article also quotes Emma Dreyfus of Boston, saying that being put on Paxil at age 10 for anxiety was the “one mistake her parents had made”. Only at 23 was she able to slowly get off the drug. “I don’t blame them, but I wish we’d all understood the long-term effects.”

Even more disturbing is the report from a study released in 2016. This study reviewed and analyzed 70 antidepressant clinical trials with patient narratives for more than 18,000 participants, concluded that antidepressants doubled the risk of aggression and suicide in children and teens. [5]

“People need to know the truth about these dangerous drugs and demand true express and informed consent in which all potential side effects are disclosed and alternative solutions offered when a psychiatric drug is recommended as treatment for any condition,” said Diane Stein, President of the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

For more information on antidepressants and other psychotropic medication 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.’”

Sources:
[1] New York Times – Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories By BENEDICT CAREY APRIL 17, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-readers.html
[2] Why Depression Isn’t Caused By Low Serotonin
http://kellybroganmd.com/depression-serotonin/
[3] NIH Posts – Post by Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel: Are Children Overmedicated? June 6, 2014 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2014/are-children-overmedicated.shtml
[4] Mayo Clinic Staff, May 27, 2016 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20047502
[5] Antidepressants Double the Risk of Aggression and Suicide in Children, Study Confirms https://www.cchrint.org/2016/02/02/antidepressants-double-risk-aggression-suicide/
CCHR Bulletin. https://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/
CCHR Violence Report. https://www.cchrint.org/pdfs/violence-report.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
727-422-8820
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CCHR: Drugging Children—Did You Know?


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Attorney Patrick Megaro wins post-conviction relief for client based on ineffective assistance of counsel argument

Attorney Patrick Megaro on Fox News

Attorney Patrick Megaro on Fox News

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Video Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Video Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Essex County Superior Court granted post-conviction relief, and ordered the State to give Altariq Coursey a new trial, tossing out his convictions.

Halscott Megaro PA (N/A:N/A)

… prior attorney committed several … errors… had they been corrected at the time of the trial there is reasonable probability that the result of the proceeding would have been different”

— Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Halscott Megaro PA announced that attorney Patrick Megaro has won a Post-Conviction Relief Petition for his client Altariq Coursey. Mr. Coursey was charged on September 24, 2012, by an Essex County grand jury and was convicted after a jury trial and sentenced to 22 years with 11 of those years’ ineligibility for parole.

Once Mr. Coursey was sentenced, Patrick Megaro, Esq. field an appeal on his client’s behalf. However, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the conviction, but noted that Mr. Coursey could challenge his conviction with a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Mr. Megaro filed a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief in the Essex County Superior Court in 2016. Mr. Megaro reviewed the case and stated “Mr. Coursey’s prior attorney committed several unprofessional errors, that had they been corrected at the time of the trial there is reasonable probability, that the result of the proceeding would have been different.”

On June 4, 2016, the Essex County Superior Court granted post-conviction relief, and ordered the State to give Altariq Coursey a new trial, tossing out his convictions.

Mr. Megaro went on to add, “we are very pleased with the decision from the Superior Court of New Jersey. They considered our petition for Post-Conviction Relief and it was GRANTED.”

The term Post-Conviction Relief refers to a law or court rule that allows a collateral challenge to a judgment of conviction which has otherwise become final in the normal appellate review process. Post-conviction relief is governed by federal and state laws, which vary by state, and may be used to preclude state or federal habeas corpus.

Attorney Patrick Megaro received both his Bachelor's Degree and Law Degree from Hofstra University. He is also the recipient of the Leon Stern Award (2002). Mr. Megaro has had several articles published and has made numerous appearances on national media such as the “Today Show” and “Happening Now” on the Fox News Channel.

References

Website: https://www.appealslawgroup.com/our-attorneys/patrick-megaro-esq/

News at: https://hype.news/patrick-megaro-attorney/n-ba064c55-8ee2-42b7-ba81-cf7edd4d175f/stories

Attorney Profile: https://criminal-defense-attorney.squarespace.com/patrick-michael-megaro-esq/

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-michael-megaro-%E2%AD%90-877b284/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/patrick-michael-megaro

Better Business Bureau Profile: https://www.bbb.org/central-florida/business-reviews/attorneys-and-lawyers/appeals-law-group-in-orlando-fl-90326269

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patrickmichael.megaro.9

Blog: https://patrickmegaroblog.blogspot.com/

Patrick Megaro
Halscott Megaro, P.A.
(407) 255-2164
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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, by Patrick Megaro Criminal Defense Attorney


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Pamela Jo Roller to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — There’s a popular saying that not all heroes wear capes and it couldn’t be truer than for Pamela Jo Roller. Pamela’s life has been a series of courageous moves—from making a difference for struggling students, to overcoming her vision problems, to volunteer efforts, to taking care of a mother who faced all types of adversity herself. Pamela not only triumphed in each of these, she earned awards for her accomplishments, and wrote a book about Clara Evelyn Sizemore’s life, to honor her mom and be an inspiration for other women.

Pamela’s mother, who goes by Evelyn, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February of 2008. Pamela stood by her mom as she faced the physical and emotional ordeals of cancer treatment and began writing while mom was getting her hours of Chemo. It was not only a way to pay tribute to a mother whose time might be running out, it was therapeutic for Pamela; writing gave her focus and kept her calm during the endless hours of waiting.

Evelyn’s story, entitled My Mother’s Graceful Inspiration is no best seller, but it accomplished Pamela’s goal of paying tribute to a mother who faced adversity– at every age and in every form– and still held her head high. She never raged at God either. Instead, Evelyn kept moving ahead, and is still around today at age 84. Evelyn became pregnant at aged 16 and again at 17, both children born dead. Pamela was the first of her 5 kids to survive. Evelyn raised them as a single mom, working at a factory (back when maternity leave didn’t exist), all the while pursuing her GED and then cake decorator certification. Evelyn’s graces included making stunning special occasion cakes, and catering weddings and anniversaries. She made lovely quilts for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and Evelyn frequently donated quilts to Riley Children’s Hospital. Evelyn also raised bright and successful children, especially Pamela, who became a teacher and earned several honors throughout her career.

Pamela recently retired after more than 40 years in teaching. She loved finding a way to engage her students, especially when it came to science, and had a mock space shuttle simulator in her classroom. It not only helped reach her elementary school students, Pamela made it available to other classes, grades, and schools. Pamela was a Disney Honoree for American Teacher Awards in 2002-03. In 2005, she was asked to contribute to the series of Best Practices educational books by Randy Stone. Pamela’s articles appeared in Best Classroom Practices for Reaching all Learners, as well as the Reading, Math, Writing and Science volumes in that series.

Pamela is sweet and humble about such honors, including when she received the Pharos Tribune Good Neighbor Award. She knows she did volunteer work for the Red Cross, delivering flowers and wheeling out released patients, and that community members also admired a mentoring program she had launched, matching at-risk-children with adult role models. Sometimes the difference between a poor student and a student who excels is just having someone in their corner, to listen and build up their confidence, says Pamela.

Pamela is never sure who nominates her for these distinctions and thinks maybe it is all just a divine hand at work. She is, after all, a devout Christian. Pamela mentions God as a major influence in her life and the source of strength that helped her just keep putting one foot in front of the other during her most difficult days.

CUTV News Radio will feature Pamela Jo Roller in interviews on August 17 at 2:00pm EDT with Doug Llewelyn, and on August 24th at 2:00pm EDT with Jim Masters.

Listen to the shows on BlogTalkRadio

If you have questions for our guest, please call 347-996-3369

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
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Munfarid Partners with Floreo – VR for Social Cognition Training of Children with Autism

Virtual Reality has revolutionized the Special Needs Education by providing a customized approach and a unique set of learning and growth opportunities for students with disabilities”

— Dr. Sana Farid – Co-Founder & CEO, Munfarid

MANAMA, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — VR has truly disrupted the conventional therapeutic techniques and protocols coming to forth as an assistive technology that helps children with disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), on a personal level and enables to remove some of the physical limitations that get in the way of their learning and development. Floreo, a VR company, specialized in ASD, is now penetrating its way in the Middle East to bring groundbreaking innovation in the Special Needs Education sector by offering VR learning tools designed to help improve social cognitive skills in autistic children.

Virtual reality provides conducive environments for children with special needs to interact with their surroundings in a different way, practice essential physical skills and support their rehabilitative goals. In the Middle East, immersive technologies innovation company VRXOne has been working to bring this technology to institutes and medical facilities for children with special needs, having recently conducted VR camp for the disabled during Bahrain Summer Festival 2018. Their One Million VR Expeditions program also puts a particular emphasis on the Special Needs Education.

Co-founder & CEO of VRXone and the ARVR & Ai Strategist MENA, Dr. Sana Farid belives that VR has transformed the domain of Special Needs Education forever, "There is a lot to be said about the way Virtual Reality has revolutionized the Special Needs Education by providing a customized approach and a unique set of learning and growth opportunities for students with disabilities, which was not possible before."

Joining hands with Floreo – a VR startup working to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), VRXOne is working to extend the potential of Virtual Reality as a supplementary method to help develop social and communication skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. ASD is a developmental disability that typically restricts communication and interaction with others including difficulty in understanding complex facial expressions and to even recognize faces, causing significant social problems.

Unfortunately, little is known about diagnosis and treatment of ASD, and even the access to available therapy is limited for the majority. Although evidence states that early intervention treatment services can help with social skills development for children. To this end, Floreo is leveraging the potential of VR technology in facilitating multimodal adaptive social interaction integrating repeatable and supervised learning environments, automated performance data collection , and accessible, affordable therapeutic treatment. Floreo uses customized VR lessons to build real world skills that incorporate using/shifting eye gaze, cognitive development with the help of imitation and use of gestures, interaction in school environments, as well as various safety situations. Vijay Ravindran, Co-Founder & CEO of Floreo, talks about the pros of using VR for ASD saying:

“Virtual really allows the creation of immersive teaching environment that occur in 3D space, allow for repeatable practice, and can be designed to meet the learner where they are in complexity. We’re excited to partner with Dr. Farid and VRXOne to bring Floreo’s ground-breaking science-backed curriculum to the Middle East.”

The on-going research has already proved the effectiveness and usefulness of VR-based design system and places high hopes in the power of this technology to help bridge the gap between society and people affected with ASD by helping to considerably improve their social interaction.

About Floreo:
Floreo is leveraging the power of Virtual Reality to develop a supplementary method of teaching social and communication skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our VR learning tool is fun and engaging for the learner, while allowing a supervising adult to monitor and track the learner’s progress. Floreo is currently being used by schools, therapy practices, and parents. We are also running several research studies, including a study with the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and National Institutes of Health.
Floreo website: https://floreotech.com/

About VRXOne:
VRXOne is a comprehensive virtual reality program for education and training.
With the use of creative and immersive technologies as well as hands-on practical tools, VRXOne offers cutting-edge customizable solutions applicable for any education or training environment in an efficient and risk-free manner while capacitating maximum optimization of productivity.
VRXOne aims at transforming the face of learning and development technologies in the Middle East as well as internationally by integrating a global operating framework interweaved with corporate and economic vision.
VRXOne media kit: http://bit.ly/2kqWXS2
VRXOne website: https://www.vrxone.org

Hiba Khan
Munfarid
+97366656613
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Special Children on Wondrous World Exploration in Virtual Reality


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Mental Health Watchdog on a Crusade to Protect Children from Illegal Baker Acts

Who Speaks for the Child?

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

CCHR Florida

32,763 involuntary examinations were initiated on children during 2016-2017 according to a report recently released by the Baker Act Reporting Center.

The criteria for involuntary examination clearly allows for a parent or legal guardian to be given the opportunity to care for their child yet this fundamental right is being stripped away.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, has reached over 184,000 families in a campaign to stop the illegal Baker Acting of children in Florida.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is on a crusade to prevent unjust involuntary psychiatric examination of children without parental knowledge. Educating families on their rights at hundreds of local events, CCHR also hosts free seminars delivered by a local attorney on the mental health law at their headquarters located in downtown Clearwater.

The mental health law in Florida, commonly known as the Baker Act, allows for the initiation of an involuntary psychiatric examination of anyone no matter their age and this includes children as young as two years of age.

“We receive calls on a weekly basis from the parents of children that have been Baker Acted without their knowledge,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “This is a violation of the rights of the child and the parent.”

Seen as a statewide crisis, 32,763 involuntary examinations were initiated on children during 2016-2017 according to a report recently released by the Baker Act Reporting Center. [1]

Taking action to stop this abuse, CCHR began educating families on their rights in 2016 and has reached over 184,000 families with information on the Baker Act as well as providing them with a form designed to help prevent unjust involuntary examination. The form, created by attorneys, makes it clear that the parent is not relinquishing their parental rights and also clearly states that the parent is not giving permission for a psychiatric examination of their child for any purpose. This statement is based on Chapter 394.463 of the Florida Statutes, which reads as follows: "Without care or treatment, the person is likely to suffer from neglect or refuse to care for himself or herself; such neglect or refusal poses a real and present threat of substantial harm to his or her well-being; and it is not apparent that such harm may be avoided through the help of willing family members or friends or the provision of other services."

“The criteria for involuntary examination clearly allows for a parent or legal guardian to be given the opportunity to care for their child yet this fundamental right is being stripped away,” said Stein.

Concerned parents are encouraged to contact CCHR to learn more about their rights under the law at 800-782-2878 and to sign a petition asking Florida lawmakers to amend the Baker Act.

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.

Source:
[1] Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Annual Report 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

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
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“The Baker Act”


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14 year old with autism tragically dies, your help is requested

Anthony Blaauboer went missing and was later found in 7 feet of water, the family is devastated

We as community at large can help Anthony’s family in this horrible time of grief & sorrow. First & foremost, please pray for Anthony’s family and friends & also please help the family with a donation”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation which is named after 13 year old Jonathan Carey, who also died tragically and extremely young, which advocates for vulnerable children, is asking for your help for Anthony’s family. Here is a few links surrounding the tragic death of Anthony Blaauboer.

http://www.wbng.com/story/38851530/search-underway-in-upstate-ny-for-14-year-old-boy-with-autism

https://wnyt.com/news/anthony-blaauboer-missing-teen-with-autism-waterford-saratoga-county/5024337/

We as community at large can help Anthony’s family in this horrible time of grief and sorrow. First and foremost, please pray for Anthony’s family and friends and also please help the family with a donation. Thank you.

There are two ways you can make a donation, through a GoFundMe account at

https://www.gofundme.com/anthony-blaauboer039s-funeral-fund?member=578552

Or you can make a donation through the Jonathan Carey Foundation by sending a check written to the Jonathan Carey Foundation and send it to 90 Delaware Ave Delmar NY 12054. Simply put for Anthony’s family in the memo. We can be part of making a difference!

Thank you and God bless you and your family.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Salvador Litvak, the “Accidental Talmudist,” Explains Why Ancient Wisdom is Important in the Modern World

Salvador Litvak — image by Marko Dashev

When polarization creates logjams, time-tested wisdom is the key to progress.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We live in a time of rapid change, when things, ideas, and even relationships are increasingly replaceable. We fetishize the new and ignore the old – at our peril. Ancient wisdom that has stood the test of time is more relevant now than ever.

Salvador Litvak, founder of www.accidentaltalmudist.org says, “We’ve built a diverse community of over one million souls who enjoy learning from Judaism’s ancient wisdom. This vast body of knowledge is especially relevant in today’s polarized climate because it’s based on both Scripture and an oral tradition. Our sages did not mince words. They argued passionately over life and death matters, yet they remained respectful of each other because they were more committed to grasping eternal truths than to be being right."

How do we help the poor and protect the weak? How do we persuade others to vote our way? How do we infuse tragic moments with meaning? Politicians and pundits seem unable to answer these questions, so why not learn from sages who spent thousands of years studying and debating them?

The human enterprise requires two complementary types of knowledge: evidentiary analysis and eternal wisdom. Medical science, for example, continually tests its conclusions and tosses them aside as new evidence comes in. To this process we are indebted for cures that our ancestors would’ve deemed miraculous.

Those same ancestors, however, possessed profound insights about building a life of meaning. Whether one attributes their wisdom to divine revelation or generations of trial and error, the fact remains that we’d be fools to ignore their hard-won lessons.

As cultural critic and philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Aurora DeRose
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Judge Aurora Martinez Jones Elected to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Directors

The NCJFCJ is the Nation’s Oldest Judicial Membership Organization

The NCJFCJ has elected Aurora Martinez Jones, associate judge, Travis County, Texas, to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

Judge Martinez Jones is a creative, hard working, compassionate, smart, courageous and a tireless advocate and judge for the safety of children and families.”

— Judge Darlene Byrne

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Austin, Texas) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Aurora Martinez Jones, associate judge, Travis County, Texas, to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

“Judge Martinez Jones exemplifies the future of the NCJFCJ,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “Her extraordinary work for children and families in Austin is a forward-thinking example and a new wave of judicial leadership in the community.”

Aurora Martinez Jones is an appointed associate judge in Travis County (Austin, Texas) and was sworn in on January 2, 2015. She is from La Porte, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and attended college at The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a minor in Spanish. She then attended law school at The University of Texas School of Law and upon receiving her law license; she started her own law firm, The Martinez Jones Law Firm, PLLC. As an attorney, Martinez Jones practiced primarily in child welfare law, personal injury, probate, real estate, family law, and civil litigation.

Judge Martinez Jones is a child welfare law specialist, certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children, and has extensive experience working with parents suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Currently, her judicial position is dedicated to the child welfare dockets in Travis County including the specialty Family Drug Treatment Court.

She is currently the chair-elect for the Texas Children’s Justice Act Task Force, is the past president of the Austin Black Lawyers Association and is the former chair of the Austin Court Appointed Family Advocates (CAFA). Judge Martinez Jones is active in both the local Austin Bar Association and Texas State Bar through her service on various committees. She is also a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court.

“I have the privilege of working with Judge Martinez Jones daily, presiding over all the dependency cases in our county,” said Judge Darlene Byrne, NCJFCJ past president, Travis County, Texas. “She is a creative, hard working, compassionate, smart, courageous and a tireless advocate and judge for the safety of children and families. With her in this leadership role, I know the NCJFCJ will continue to be strong and remain as the voice for children and families who seek justice in our courts around the nation.”

Judge Aurora Martinez Jones stays active on social media and can be connected with at:
Facebook: @JudgeAuroraMJ
Twitter: @JudgeAurora

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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720-acre real estate development project outside Atlanta, Georgia could hit the property market by the end of 2018

A 25-acre spring-fed lake, one of the natural features of the property

The World Children’s Center Master Plan—this map shows the original plan for WCC layout and illustrates the potential for what a residential development could look like

A 10-bedroom, 7,000 square foot home, another amenity on the property

Just outside Metro Atlanta, a project designed to serve hundreds of neglected children may be scrapped and sold if an angel investor doesn't step forward.

We are appealing to any investor, donor, or foundation that has the means to step forward and help take this project from the five-yard line to the end zone.”

— Donald Whitney

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The WORLD CHILDREN’S CENTER (WCC), located outside Metro Atlanta is dedicated to making long-term positive influences for children in the greatest of need, but time is running out.

Donald Whitney, founder, president and the visionary of the WCC asks us all to “imagine a place where children who have only known fear, pain, and hunger, learn to laugh, play, trust and love; a place where the cycle of hunger, abuse, and neglect is broken forever; a place of healing and celebration where every child recognizes how valuable and precious they are.”

The World Children’s Center is a 720-acre environmentally-friendly boarding school campus that would serve 800+ homeless, orphaned, trafficked and/or neglected children from Georgia, the U.S. and the world. The campus is centrally-located between Atlanta (45 minutes), Birmingham, AL (1 hour) and Chattanooga, TN (2 hours).

However, at this point, Whitney says the WCC will need an angel donor/investor or foundation to step forward by the end of 2018 in order to join in his efforts so the campus can continue with its mission and open Phase II.

“If we’re unable to find an angel investor or donor by end of year, the campus will be sold and the WCC will form the World Children’s Foundation in order to begin serving the children we
aspired to help in a different way.”

The WCC is currently seeking up to $9 million to assist with Phase II of the campus, which would allow the Center to officially open.

Whitney has a long history of helping needy children. He sponsored his first child at the age of 12 through a global humanitarian organization and his family currently sponsors 18 children through various nonprofits dedicated to the wellbeing of children.

The mission of the World Children’s Center is to provide children with a nurturing environment consisting of highly-qualified staff; to provide an environment where the highest ideals of Judeo-Christian values can be explored and experienced; to give each child an opportunity to develop a sense of personal faith to gain inner strength and spiritual leadership; to develop a measurable educational curriculum to prepare children for productive living in a global society; to offer both children and adults unique opportunities for leadership training that will lead to a positive impact on the world; and to create research and development opportunities to enhance their programs and services, as well as impact the welfare of children worldwide.

The WCC campus is being modeled after the Milton Hershey School (MHS) in Hershey, PA, which is currently serving 2,300 disadvantaged children. MHS is a cost-free, private co-educational boarding school that offers state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and hundreds of extracurricular activities.

Whitney said he wants to continue in the tradition of the Hershey School in the South.

“It’s a humble, brilliant, and eternal business model that public and private companies should consider following in which the Hersheys left everything they owned to benefit children in perpetuity”, says Whitney, “It’s the golden ticket for so many deserving children. The school actually covers total living and educational expenses all the way through any college a student chooses to attend.”

As for the World Children’s Center, Whitney purchased the 720 acres of land in Haralson County, Georgia in 2005. Since then, much has been accomplished, including the infrastructure of roads, power, water, gas, sewer, fiber, the main entrance and the first children’s home.

The WCC Community also has planned public and private venues that would help to ensure the wellbeing of the children who would live and grow at the Center, as well as children who live in the surrounding communities. Private venues include a Pre-K through 12th-grade school, a pediatric wellness center, parks and playgrounds, a food and clothing distribution center, an international humanitarian development & training center, graduate housing, a 100-acre organic farm, animal therapy, a non-denominational worship center, a 4,000-seat cultural art and music center and 100 children’s homes with surrogate house parents capable of caring for up to 10 children per home.

When completely built, the World Children’s Center will employ 300+ full-time associates.

The WCC could potentially have a positive impact on the local, regional and state economies. According to one economic impact study, the WCC would create over $1 billion in total economic activity during the period 2018-2028. Construction and operation of the facility will account for a $500 million increase in direct economic activity during this period as well. Furthermore, the Center will create 360 jobs annually. As a result of that job creation, the WCC will generate $9 million in annual spending and $600,000 in tax revenue from increased spending.

The project has been endorsed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, former Georgia State Attorney General Sam Olens, President of Milton Hersey School Peter Gurt, and others.

Whitney is appealing to any investor, donor, or foundation that has the means to step forward and help take this project from the five-yard line to the end zone. If successful in raising the $9 million needed to proceed, Whitney said other foundations and organizations have committed to the project and will join the efforts for the Center’s needs.

Parties interested in helping the World Children’s Center should contact Donald Whitney at dwhitney@worldchildrenscenter.org. Also, visit the WCC website to view a map and animated tour of the property. Among the 720 acres is a 25-acre lake and a private registered airstrip.

Whitney is the Founder and CEO of Corporate Sports Unlimited, Corporate Events Unlimited, and Corporate Health Unlimited. He also founded the U.S. 10K Classic which ran for 17 years in Atlanta. The event became the 6th largest multi-sport road race in the United States and was created to assist in bringing awareness to the World Children’s Center and other children’s charities. The event donated $5 million to 30 local children’s charities during its run.

Anthony Knuppel
World Children's Center
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World Children’s Center Animated Tour – virtual 3D rendering fly-throughs of entire campus


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FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER – PARTICULARLY FOR WOMEN VETERANS

Next Uniform 2018 – Washington, DC

Maj. Jas Boothe, Founder, Ms. Veteran America and Final Salute Inc.

Final Salute Inc. – www.finalsaluteinc.org

Next Uniform 2018 provides business attire, dress shoes, accessories, make-overs, consulting, and head shots for free to military women and women veterans.

My profile photo and resume’ were not the only things I needed to adjust. I needed professional clothes and guidance on how best to relay my military skills to the civilian world.”

— Maj. Jas Boothe, Founder and President, Final Salute Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Image isn’t everything, but it matters in the workplace. A first impression can make all the difference particularly if a candidate for a job is hired or not. With the success of LinkedIn and other online career sites, applicants need much more than a strong résumé to catch a recruiter’s eye—they need the total package. Next Uniform, a program of Final Salute Inc., assists military women and women veterans become workforce ready.

Next Uniform 2018 scheduled for August 25th from 12:00pm-5:00pm at the Durant Recreation Center (1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) will provide professional business attire, dress shoes, accessories, make-overs, image consulting, and even head shots free of charge to military women and women veterans.

“I left active duty in 2013 and although the military ensured I was resume ready, I didn’t think about the significant role my image would play as I transitioned into the civilian workforce. A recruiter on LinkedIn told me to change my profile photo to reflect the potential employee, not Major Boothe. My profile photo and resume’ were not the only things I needed to adjust. I needed professional clothes and guidance on how best to relay my military skills to the civilian world,” said Jas Boothe, former Army Major, President and Founder, Final Salute Inc.

A first impression is the vital first step to impressing potential employers. Next Uniform will help event attendees make the essential adjustments needed to amaze their potential employer from LinkedIn to initial handshake.

All participants will be entered for a drawing to win either $100, $250 or $500 gift cards towards the purchase of professional clothing!

For more information and to register for Next Uniform 2018, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/next-uniform-2018-tickets-45860210123?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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About Next Uniform

Next Uniform, a program of Final Salute Inc., helps women transition from the military to the civilian workforce by providing professional business attire, dress shoes, accessories, make-overs, image consulting, and professional head shots. Jaspen (Jas) Boothe, a disabled army veteran and cancer survivor, founded Final Salute in 2010 to identify and meet the unique needs of homeless women veterans. Find out more about Next Uniform and Final Salute at www.finalsaluteinc.org.

Rusty Foster
Bow Tie Strategies
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Source: EIN Presswire