Dreamcatchers for Abused Children
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2010 Accomplishments: Approved for the MI NOW Capacity Building Grant Nominated for the Rare Life Award Accepted into National Assocation of Professional Women (NAPW) Launched our BlogTalk Radio Show--5 days/week Keynote speaker @ The Friendship Tree--Binghamton, New York Wrote & published 4 more books with co-author, Donna Kshir Nominated "Top 50" Early Childhood Blogs--Children's Rights Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council Member CHASE Charity Giveaway Contest Winner ($20,000) Paso Robles Film Festival Guest Speaker/Booth Launched "Books 4 Teens" Website (Donna Kshir) 2011 Accomplishments: Reached 1M+ views of our domain website Reached 10,000+ Listeners on DC BlogTalk Radio Maintaining 18 Dreamcatcher Networking Sites Named Top Rated "Children & Families" Non-profit 2011 (Great Non-Profits) Nominated for "Lifetime Remarkable Women" Award Received "Celebration of Women" Alumni Achievement Award Recognized as Valued Partner Through GUIDESTAR Exchange Nominated for "StayClassy" Non-Profit Achievement Award Charity of Choice for "Caylee's Eyes" proceeds (singer: Curtis Braly) Coordinated Community Outreach Programs on BlogTalk Radio Started "Zero Tolerance Law" Petition Partnered with "Stop Abusing Our Children" Campaign with Founder, Nickelodeon's Brain Surge Host, Jeff Sutphen, and actress/Stacy Sutphen Mrs. Oklahoma Plus America 2011 -- DC's New Spokeswoman
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am currently attending college full-time at SC4 (St. Clair College, Port Huron). I am majoring in CRIMINAL JUSTICE--LAW ENFORCEMENT.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?ABOUT THE FOUNDER: I founded my organization in 2007 after the man who molested my daughter was released from prison ~ I needed a positive avenue to vent my anger & try to prevent other families from having to go through the same anguish that my family endured. I was shocked to learn how many parents did not know the child abuse statistics, signs or symptoms or how to check the National Sex Offender Registry. I have made it my mission to try to educate the public on this increasing epidemic plaguing our nation.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?We provide free information, resources, education and tools about child abuse: -- Parenting Education --Child Abuse Awareness & Education --Abduction Prevention --Child Sexual Abuse Prevention --Anger Management for Parents --Coloring books on Sexual Abuse Prevention --Child Protection Laws --Internet Safety --Child Abuse Signs & Symptoms --Child Abuse Reporting --Child Abuse Intervention --Child Abuse Recovery --Child Abuse Prevention --Provide support for individuals (victims & survivors) --Training & free information for service providers --Community education & outreach --Advocacy & children's rights --Research & evaluation --Other prevention measures Coordinate awareness education: --Provide support for individuals (victims & survivors) --Training & free information for service providers --Community education & outreach --Advocacy & children's rights --Research & evaluation --Other prevention measures Assisting the Following: --Law Enforcement Officials --National Missing & Exploited Children --Sex Offender Registry Officials --Amber Alert --Other Child Abuse Agencies --Public Organizations