Driving School in Newmarket Treats Driving Anxieties, Trains All Students to "Survive Every Drive" From the Start

Shayraz Khan of Tomorrow's Drivers and a student who passed their Ontario G/G2 road test

Shayraz Khan of Tomorrow’s Drivers and a student who passed their Ontario G/G2 road test

Tomorrow's Drivers G2 Test Tips for Newmarket and Markham Drivers

Tomorrow’s Drivers G2 Test Tips for Newmarket and Markham Drivers

Tomorrow's Drivers in Newmarket helps G1 & G2 drivers overcome on-road anxieties & develop the confidence they need to drive any time, anywhere, at any place.

Cars can be replaced. People can’t. Those words might seem harsh, but when you’re talking about learning to drive, it’s a matter of life and death. And we take nothing lightly.”

— Shayraz A. Khan, CEO Tomorrow's Drivers

NEWMARKET, ON, CANADA, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For over 10 years, Tomorrow's Drivers, a driving school in Newmarket and Markham, has been teaching students the knowledge of how to make good, confident driving decisions — no matter where they are, and no matter the time of their life. One inhibitor of road safety is anxiety, phobias, traumas or lack of confidence in on-road performance. These fears can contribute to unsafe driving behavior, which endangers the driver and others on the road.

In addition to core training, Tomorrow's Drivers instructors specialize in treating and curing anxieties and phobias about driving. This is a component of all their programs — ranging from their Ontario Ministry of Transportation-approved BDE training for beginner drivers with a G1 license (and even students who haven't yet applied for a G1), to refresher lessons to help drivers easily warm up for their G2 & G road tests.

Instructors analyze how emotions affect the driving student and focus on correcting deep-seated emotional and intellectual bad habits. The goal is to replace bad habits with positive habits in order to develop the emotional confidence of students and make them better drivers.

The symptoms of a phobia can range from mild feelings of apprehension and anxiety to a full-blown panic attack. Physical symptoms can include difficulty breathing, racing or pounding heart, chest pain or tightness, trembling or shaking, feeling dizzy or light-headed, a churning stomach, hot or cold flashes, tingling sensations, or sweating. Sufferers may also experience a range of emotional symptoms such as feeling overwhelming anxiety or panic or feeling an intense need to escape a situation.

People are not born with fears and phobias; instead, these reactions are imprinted in the mind as a learned response from previous negative or traumatic experiences. A driving anxiety could stem from having been in a road accident, witnessing an accident, or being involved in a road rage incident.

​The experienced, MTO-licensed instructors at Tomorrow's Drivers work with the part of the mind that harbours fears and phobias. Phobia therapy has proven to be extremely effective, and people tend to see results very quickly. By helping drivers replace a negative behavior pattern with a positive pattern, instructors empower students to be more relaxed and maintain focus and control while driving.

Whether the student has a G1 license, G2 license, or a full license, Tomorrow's Drivers focuses on only one ultimate goal: confidence on the road. It is not sufficient to train only for the road tests, which are easy to pass. The key focus at Tomorrow's Drivers is to fully immerse students in learning the life-saving skills necessary to drive in any situation they may encounter. With these skills mastered, students can be safe and confident drivers.

Driving is one of the most important life skills any person needs to go places; if they fail to have the know-how and confidence to drive after passing their G, not only can it be difficult for them to get where they want — it can put their life even more on the line. That's why it's vital to get the proper driver education, and that's just what Tomorrow's Drivers provides.

For more information about treating driving anxiety, visit the website at Tomorrow's Drivers Newmarket. Tomorrow's Drivers can be contacted by email at message@tomorrowsdrivers.com or by phone at 1 (800) 241-7493.

ABOUT TOMORROW'S DRIVERS

Tomorrow's Drivers is an innovative driving school that offers Ministry-Approved BDE Courses and has an unmatched 99.5% passing ratio. Centrally located in the heart of Newmarket at Leslie Street and Davis Drive near the 404 Town Centre, the classroom is a convenient six-minute drive from the Newmarket Drive Test Centre, and also provides training to students in surrounding York Region cities including Markham and Richmond Hill. The training methods at Tomorrow's Drivers have been honed over several years, and the school has had over 10,000 successful graduates.

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As 2020 Arrives, So Many Urgent Issues Command Our Urgent Action

Ivory from Elephant Tusks is Commonly Trafficked

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Wayne Pacelle

It’s an axiom of our age that the pace of change is breakneck. When I started college in the 1980s, I completed my papers using a typewriter, but by the end, those machines were in the closet attracting dust bunnies. PCs claimed their former territory on our work desks and cubicles. The internet was once a futuristic concept, but almost overnight, search became a central way to gather information at work and at home. Smart phones killed off the rotary phone, palm pilot and the flip phone and gave us access to websites, maps, language lessons, books, podcasts, music, and videos at the touch of a finger.

The world is also changing when it comes to animals. Tomorrow, Pasadena, California hosts the Rose Bowl parade before the game between Oregon and Wisconsin. A century or so ago, the Rose Bowl parade drew fans by conducting chariot races. Parade organizers also had a competition between elephants and camels, and even an ostrich race.

Tomorrow, on the day of the Rose Bowl, California’s ban on the use of wild animals in circuses takes effect. A ban on all forms of fur trapping for recreation or commerce goes into force there, closing that state’s centuries-long chapter involving the fur trade. Times change.

But the changes aren’t just happening in California. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s have been running print ads in the New York Times announcing they are getting out of the fur business and selling their inventory at bargain-basement rates. Who would have thought that the once-ubiquitous fur ads in newspapers around the holidays would evolve into major retailers announcing a fire sale to prepare for the closure of their salons?

But none of this change is self-executing. It comes through human agency. Raising issues, gathering the facts, making logical arguments, pressuring companies or politicians, and pointing to a new way forward, for us as individuals and for the whole of society.

That’s where Animal Wellness Action, founded in April 2018, comes in. Any serious-minded social movement must have a sophisticated political arm that turns ideas into policy and gets involved in elections for candidates and issues. As we turn into 2020, Animal Wellness Action, allied with its sister organization the Animal Wellness Foundation, will have a Political Action Committee, a team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill, a growing set of state directors, a National Law Enforcement Council, a Veterinary Council, and a growing International Program.

• We are passing new laws to stop cruelty at the federal level. The House and Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act to establish a national anti-cruelty law for the first time, and President Trump signed it a month ago. Public Law 116-72 is a milestone for our movement. In July, AWA led the fight on the House floor to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act to stop this form of horse abuse by a vote of 333–96. We led efforts to secure 290+ cosponsors for PAST and PACT, activating a new House rule that triggers automatic floor action.

• We are on the cusp of passing other major animal protection measures. The House passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act on November 20th by a vote of 310 – 107. We’ve pushing hard to pass the Horseracing Integrity Act (to ban race-day doping of horses), the Big Cat Public Safety Act (to stop cub petting and the use of big cats as pets), and the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (to ban horse slaughter), and we expect action on all of these bills.

• We are working to enforce laws against animal cruelty. We won a provision in the end-of-year spending bill to provide $2 million in 2020 to implement the Pet and Women Safety Act. AWA conceived of and won a U.S. House amendment to seek $2 million for an “animal cruelty crimes” unit at the Department of Justice (DOJ). That provision didn’t make it into the final bill, but language to compel DOJ to step up enforcement did, and we’ll keep at it. We’re bringing that same resolve to the effort to get USDA to turn around its sporadic and deficient efforts to enforce the Animal Welfare Act.

• We are focused on ending animal fighting everywhere. AWA in 2018 led the fight to upgrade federal animal fighting to stop cockfighting and dogfighting and is working to compel enforcement of the fighting ban in the five U.S. territories. That ban has been upheld in federal court, and it took effect on December 20th. Especially in Puerto Rico, cockfighters and their political allies are disregarding the law and continuing to stage fights. Seeing that the rule of law is enforced will be one of our top priorities in 2020.

• We are stopping greyhound racing in its tracks. With GREY2K USA Worldwide, we worked to win a phase-out of greyhound racing by 2022 in Arkansas. We are supporting Grey2K USA in similar efforts in West Virginia, and all of this is a follow up to a successful collaboration with that group to pass Amendment 13 in Florida to shut down the 12 tracks in that state by the end of 2020. Florida was the hub of the industry, with two-thirds of all the tracks in the nation.

• We are fighting wildlife trafficking and trophy hunting. We lobbied to pass the Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act, which President Trump signed into law just days ago. We are also campaigning to stop imports of sport-hunted trophies of elephants, lions, and other threatened and endangered species. And we are working to restore Botswana’s ban on trophy hunting of elephants, lions, and other wildlife.

• We are stopping contest killing. With Project Coyote and other wildlife protection groups, we were instrumental in securing a contest killing ban in Arizona in 2019. This is a campaign we are intent on pushing to all other states that allow these mass killing spectacles.

• We are Putting Animals Into Presidential Politics. AWA has developed a national platform on animal protection as a guiding document for the major presidential candidates to endorse as they run for president. Julian Castro, Cory Booker, and Marianne Williamson have issued detailed statements on animal welfare. President Trump himself just announced a petition he’s launched against animal cruelty. It’s an amazing moment when leading candidates in both parties, even if their records are imperfect or far from it, see the political benefit in associating with animal protection.

• We are ousting anti-animal politicians. Last year, AWA helped defeat two virulently anti-animal lawmakers in Texas and California. In 2020, we’ll take a strategic approach to elections again and support candidates and legislators espousing support for animals — and calling out lawmakers who stand in the way.

We are doing this work with a highly unusual degree of efficiency and fiscal responsibility. With no professional fundraisers and very limited overhead (shared office space, and very limited administrative staff), we spend 90 percent of monies on programs and less than 10 percent on administration and fundraising.

Today, we look back and wonder how people could have had chariot races and elephant spectacles at a Rose Bowl celebration. Future generations will shake their heads at the idea of people draping themselves in fur or slipping on athletic shoes made from the hides of kangaroo. They’ll wonder how politicians or regulators could allow people to keep captive lions or tigers in backyard cages or stand aside allowing cockfights, wildlife killing contests or trophy imports of rare species. And they won’t understand the confinement of animals raised for food in cages and crates so small they cannot turn around, or the killing wolves, lions and other predators, or the allowance of exotic animals like cows to degrade our public lands.

We know you’ll fight for these changes to transform society for the better, and we’re grateful to stand shoulder to shoulder with you. In the face of these life-threatening problems for animals, we cannot be bystanders. We know you share our view that helping animals helps us all.

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Mental Health Watchdog Calls for Investigation into Psychiatric Drugging of Millions of Children

Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has pathologized normal childhood behaviors, and repackaged them as “mental disorders.”

Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has pathologized normal childhood behaviors, and repackaged them as “mental disorders.”

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.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

Millions of children are given psychiatric labels for normal childhood behavior and prescribed psychiatric drugs that drive them to commit violent acts and suicide.

Millions of children are given psychiatric labels for normal childhood behavior and prescribed psychiatric drugs that drive them to commit violent acts and suicide.

Psychotropic drug use is much higher in America compared to other countries according to researchers who found that drug use was 3 times greater in the U.S.

Currently more than 7 million U.S. children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and hundreds of thousands of these children are between the ages of zero to five.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to researchers the use of psychotropic drugs in children was significantly greater in the U.S. compared to the Netherlands and Germany. Use of antidepressants and stimulants was 3 or more times greater in the U.S. (6.7%) than in the Netherlands (2.9%) and Germany (2.0%). Even more alarming is that these researchers found that, “stimulants were used at rates 10–25 times higher in American children 0–4 years old compared to the two Western European countries.” [1]

In response, the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to protection of children, is calling for an investigation into the heavy psychiatric drugging of children.

Currently more than 7 million U.S. children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and hundreds of thousands of these children are between the ages of zero to five. [2] Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has pathologized normal childhood behaviors, and repackaged them as “mental disorders.” The result is that millions of children are being drugged for behaviors reclassified by psychiatry as “disease.”

In 2015, the research arm of Florida's child-protection system released a report revealing that foster children are being put on psychotropic medications without caregivers following proper procedures and that 11 percent of the children in foster care had active prescriptions for at least one psychotropic drug. While a review of 140 children's files showed just 20 percent of these children met all the key requirements for administering such medication. [3]

Following the tragic death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in 2009, who was found hanging from a shower fixture in his foster home after having been prescribed two “black box” drugs intended for adults – the Florida policies for using psychotropic drugs on foster kids were updated but this has not solved the problem.

The psychiatric drugging of children is not just confined to the foster care system. In 2011 a two-year investigation concluded that kids in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas were “prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid in 2008.” [4]

CCHR hopes that the December 2019 “groundbreaking” settlement of a civil rights lawsuit filed in Missouri, which alleged "a longstanding failure by the state to provide adequate oversight in the administration of powerful psychotropic medications to children in foster care", will also bring about much needed reform in Florida. [5] Individuals are invited to the center, located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater to learn more about the dangers associated with psychiatric drugs. To learn more, 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. 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.

Sources:
[1] Psychotropic drug use is much higher in American youth compared to other countries. https://rxbalance.org/bibliography/psychotropic-drug-use-is-much-higher-in-american-youth-compared-to-other-countries/
[2] Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S. https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/
[3] Report finds Florida foster kids put on psychotropic drugs without following proper procedures https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/09/22/report-finds-florida-foster-kids-put-on-psychotropic-drugs-without-following-proper-procedures
[4] Foster Kids Given Psychiatric Drugs At Higher Rates https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/12/01/143017520/foster-kids-even-infants-more-likely-to-be-given-psychotropic-drugs
[5] Settlement creates major reforms for use of psychotropic drugs in Missouri's foster kids https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/12/11/missouri-foster-kids-settlement-psychotropic-medications-lawsuit/2632442001/

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The Crusade Against Human Trafficking

Youth for Human Rights educator’s guide makes it easy for teachers to educate youth on their rights.

Youth for Human Rights educator’s guide makes it easy for teachers to educate youth on their rights.

The open house at the Church of Scientology Seattle focused on human rights education as an important element in combatting human trafficking.

The open house at the Church of Scientology Seattle focused on human rights education as an important element in combatting human trafficking.

A special agent from the Seattle FBI Field Office was the featured speaker at the open house.

A special agent from the Seattle FBI Field Office was the featured speaker at the open house.

He emphasized the problem of human trafficking in the area.

He emphasized the problem of human trafficking in the area.

At a forum at the Church of Scientology Seattle, the local chapter of Youth for Human Rights takes up human trafficking in Washington State.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Youth for Human Rights Seattle Chapter organized a community open house at the Church of Scientology in commemoration of International Human Rights Day. It highlighted human trafficking and hate crimes.

A special agent of the Seattle FBI Field Office was the featured speaker who underscored the problem of human trafficking in the area, noting that the crime of slavery is a major problem in cities across the U.S. and globally.
According to Washington’s Office of the Attorney General, Washington state “is a hotbed for the recruitment, transportation, and sale of people for labor.” In 2003 “Washington was the first state to pass a law criminalizing human trafficking and we have the most stringent law in the country.” Seattle is “part of a trafficking circuit that can include Honolulu, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Portland, Vancouver (Clark County), Yakima and Canada.”

Earlier this year, Seattle police “rescued 26 women after a three-and-a-half-year human trafficking investigation into massage parlors across the city. After receiving dozens of complaints, police investigated 11 businesses and arrested six people for promoting prostitution and money laundering.” The Seattle Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The director of Youth for Human Rights Seattle spoke of the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day, “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights,” and the UN’s aims: “to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights.”

“Youth for Human Rights educates children about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inspires them to become advocates for tolerance and peace,” she said. “Children of every ethnic and socioeconomic background can be trapped into human trafficking and it is vital that they are educated on human rights so they can protect themselves and their friends from becoming victims.”

With the UN’s 90-page “Global Trafficking in Persons” report released earlier this year stressing that human trafficking of girls is on the rise, Youth for Human Rights has ramped up its efforts to reach educators by exhibiting and distributing free materials in conferences in Washington State so that they can reach as many youth as possible with the message of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1969, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Very few governments have implemented any part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These governments have not grasped that their very survival depends utterly upon adopting such reforms and thus giving their peoples a cause, a civilization worth supporting, worth their patriotism.”

The Church of Scientology and Scientologists support Youth for Human Rights and make its educational materials available free of charge. Watch a documentary on the history and activities of Youth for Human Rights International on Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.

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2020 Should Launch Zero Tolerance on Psychotropic Drugging of Foster Youth

foster child drugging

2020 should be the year to launch a government zero tolerance policy to using mind-altering drugs on children, especially those in foster care.

After inadequate government assurances to track and curb psychiatric drugging of foster youth, CCHR says its time for a zero tolerance policy on their use

2020 should be the year to launch a government zero tolerance policy to using mind-altering drugs on children, especially those in foster care.”

— Jan Eastgate, President CCHR International

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — This year highlighted the ongoing psychotropic drugging of foster care children and adolescents despite a decade of exposure of the risks of these drugs, according to Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International. The group says 2020 should be the year to launch a government zero tolerance policy to using mind-altering drugs on children, especially those in foster care. Immigrant children being held in psychiatric institutions, including those owned by for-profit companies, deserve the same protections, CCHR says.

In 2019, CCHR International filed Freedom of Information requests to each state to obtain facts about foster care and Medicaid-covered child psychiatric drugging. For example, in New Hampshire, between 2013 and 2017 there was an average of 14,000 children aged 0 to 17 prescribed psychiatric drugs. The most prescribed drugs were psychostimulants followed by antidepressants—the latter carrying a Black Box warning of potentially causing suicide. Addictive antianxiety drugs rated third highest prescribed psychotropics.

A federal Inspector General report found New Hampshire had one of the highest rates of foster children receiving drugs for emotional issues. In response, Representative William Marsh, a doctor, recently introduced a bill that would direct the state health department to develop a more rigorous oversight program.[1]

The bill recognizes that psychotropic drugs “can have serious side effects, such as drowsiness, weight gain, nausea, headaches, involuntary movements, and tremors, among others. Furthermore, certain medications carry black box warnings from the Food and Drug Administration, including antidepressant medication and suicidality in the pediatric population, and stimulant medication and sudden death in the pediatric population.”[2]

A similar oversight law was enacted in California in 2015 where nearly 25% of adolescents in the state’s foster care system were prescribed mind-altering drugs.[3] California’s foster care system “has grown more addicted to mind-altering medication,” the chair of a powerful Senate committee told a packed public hearing in the state Capitol in 2015.[4] Since then, the number of foster care kids prescribed antipsychotics decreased by 45% and prescriptions of multiple psychotropic drugs by over 73%.[5]

However, CCHR says this does not go far enough because psychiatrists are still dictating that the unique circumstances foster care children face when displaced from their family, require a drug to control emotional and behavioral responses to these circumstances. The drugs’ side effects only exacerbate the situation, the group says.

In 2018, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, co-founder and co-chair of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, along with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, led a bipartisan group of senators that wrote to Assistant Secretary for Family Support Lynn Johnson, urging her to implement recommendations from a recent Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that would help foster children being drugged. Iowa was one of five states studied by the OIG. More than 35% of its foster youth are on psychotropic drugs.[6]

For several decades, CCHR has been exposing the risks of psychotropic drugs given to children and recently launched a FightforKids website as a resource for parents, including foster parents, about the dangers of psychotropic drugs and other treatments prescribed children, including electroshock.

In 2004, CCHR Texas provided information to the then State Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn who released “Forgotten Children,” a report that found too many foster children on many psychiatric drugs. The Legislature in 2005 passed Senate Bill 6, which required a study of the use of these drugs in foster care, strengthened medical consent requirements, and the state’s ability to track prescriptions.[7] CCHR found that children as young as three were on antipsychotics.

At that time, an Austin American-Statesman investigation found that between August 2004 and September 2005, at least 19% of foster kids in state psychiatric hospitals also stayed longer than necessary. Yet 14 years later, it found hundreds of Texas foster children are still languishing for weeks or months in psychiatric hospitals. Nearly 600 foster kids in fiscal 2017 spent a total of almost 14,000 days in psychiatric hospitals after doctors said they were ready to leave, according to a report by Disability Rights Texas.[8]

This year, Oregon's foster care system was accused of failing to shield children from abuse when it was found they were sent to out-of-state facilities where they were drugged and suffered other abuses, including sexual and physical assault. The number of children sent to privately run psychiatric facilities had more than doubled since 2017. A report filed with the State legislature identified problematic companies that owned these facilities included Acadia Healthcare (10 clients),” “Universal Health Services (2 clients),” and “Sequel Youth and Family Services (74 clients).[9]

Since 2015, CCHR International has filed tens of thousands of alerts to state legislators about the risks found in these facilities, including the finding that immigrant children were also warehoused in Acadia facilities. An unnamed Acadia source, with over 30 years’ experience in the finance and operations of health care facilities, stated, “They’re warehousing children, because they get $650 per day from the state.”[10]

CCHR encourages foster parents and whistleblowers to use its online abuse case form to report any abuses.

CCHR is the mental health watchdog responsible for more than 180 laws that now protect patients from damaging practices. Donate to support its work here.

References:

[1] www.nhpr.org/post/bill-seeks-more-state-oversight-foster-children-prescribed-psychotropic-drugs#stream/0
[2] www.gencourt.state.nh.us/lsr_search/billText.aspx?id=1182&type=4
[3] www.cchrint.org/2015/03/20/finally-a-foster-care-bill-to-help-children-not-big-pharma/
[4] www.behaviorismandmentalhealth.com/2015/03/16/the-drugging-of-children-in-foster-care/
[5] www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/01/big-drop-in-drugged-foster-kids/
[6] www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-kaine-urge-hhs-move-forward-recommendations-help-foster-youth
[7] www.tribtalk.org/2014/08/26/how-texas-kicked-its-big-drug-problem/
[8] www.statesman.com/news/20190308/report-texas-foster-kids-left-in-psychiatric-hospitals-for-weeks-or-months
[9] www.kdrv.com/content/news/Advocates-say-Oregon-foster-child-abandoned-508443771.html; www.cchrint.org/pdfs/healthcare-fraud-by-the-for-profit-behavioral-industry.pdf
[10] seekingalpha.com/article/4231927-ex-employee-acadia-healthcare-warehousing-children-treating-undocumented-immigrants-taxpayer

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Discoveries of Specific Injuries in Sexual Abuse Cases Across Australia

Comparison of three cases in South Australia with chilling similarities, across four decades, of pedophilia caused injuries.

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

— Nelson Mandela, 1995

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over this last year, more and more cases of rectal injury from sexual abuse is emerging.

Young children are reporting this all across Australia, yet they are not believed. Even the courts have been skeptical.

However, since Rachel Vaughan, now 46, went public, this was almost unknown.

Rachel had for over a decade asked the South Australian Police (SAPOL) to investigate her father, Max McIntyre (now deceased). She had detailed the abuse perpetrated by her father, and how he had cut her in the rectum with a special curved-bladed knife when she was a young girl. She said, her father used “…a very oddly shaped knife, a short little handle with a curved blade … he then held me around my waist … He put it into my rectum…”

She described the specific pain, and then how she was abused.

'Sphincterotomy’ is a surgical procedure to cut and stretch the sphincter — for medical or health purposes — but this form of home-procedure assault on very young children is simply the most terrible form of sexual assault.

As authorities did not believe her or take action, Rachel sought medical confirmation. Some years back, the nature of Rachel’s injury was confirmed by colorectal specialist Professor Nicholas Rieger, MD.

In a recent survey, it was estimated that between 10 to 14% of abused children could have suffered this abuse.

In the one case of three siblings, the authorities and Family Court did not believe the kids and sent them to live with the person they said abused them. For many years they were forced — against their will — to be separated from the very person who was protecting them — their mum. The young lad had described this injury.

The two older brothers eventually managed to escape from the perpetrator in June/July this year and found their way back to their mum. But they were unable to take their younger sister with them. And now the family is desperately trying to get her back.

In another case, a young lass had for over two years told mandatory reporters that she was abused — and that she was 'cut in the bum'. These abuses were never investigated. The court did not believe the young girl's version, despite blood-stained underwear being submitted as evidence.

None were believed.

And the young lass, she too was removed from her mum — with the Department for Child Protection (DCP) and SAPOL now claiming that she had never been abused. And if she had — well, “we’ve moved on.” The mother is desperately trying to get authorities to right the wrongs in her daughter's case. But not a single leader in South Australia is willing to put their hand up.

Earlier this month, this young lad — the escapee — had spoken to a police officer. With his mum supporting him, he asked this officer to arrange a medical to inspect his abuse injuries. The young lad, now in his early teens, wants to have a rectal examination to prove the cutting and subsequent rape. He had described these accounts many years ago but was still removed unwillingly from his mum.

The detective tried to discredit the lad’s experience — saying that he needed to have “reasonable suspicion” to investigate. He even tried to question and discredit the boy’s memory. But this young lad refused to be stood over and said that he has injuries on his body. As a young teen, he’s old enough and courageous enough to demand to be heard — and demand a medical. The conversation became heated.

There is another strange twist in the investigations of the two contemporary cases. Both kids had reported (separately) they had been cut in the rectum — with knives, and both kids described bleeding when going to the toilet or bleeding in their underwear (as did Rachel).

But, both investigating officers in these cases have the same surname.

The two escapee brothers, who are now bigger than their abuser, have warned SAPOL that should they be sent them back to live with their abuser, SAPOL will need to protect the perpetrator — as they will kill him.

The police, the child protection departments, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers need to be alerted and trained to detect this most horrific abuse injury.

Since the publication of this article, more adults have come forward and said this was done to them. And some protective parents have come forward with similar accounts about their children — and about their children trying to escape from police to avoid being sent back to live with their abuser.

Dee McLachlan
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Scientology Forum Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

Forum at the Church of Scientology Portland focused on detecting and preventing human trafficking.

Forum at the Church of Scientology Portland focused on detecting and preventing human trafficking.

Sex trafficking in Portland was the topic of a human rights forum at the Church of Scientology to engage the community in helping victims of this crime.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sex trafficking in Portland affects children as young as 8 according to a Portland State University study and the average age of children being trafficked is 15. Raising awareness about this issue and what the individual can do to be alert and take action was the focus of an open house held at the Church of Scientology Portland at 309 SW 3rd Ave.

The Church of Scientology Portland Director of Public Affairs Cherie Gross began the program with an overview of the issue, including the importance of educating youth on their human rights. She introduced the human rights initiative the Church supports, United for Human Rights, and the educational materials the Church makes available free of charge to educators, community organizations and law enforcement for their use in making this and other human rights abuses known and understood.

The forum featured a presentation by a sergeant of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department who works in a special unit that uses intelligence collected at the jail to assist in identifying sex traffickers, purchasers, and victims. The common comment by those attending the open house was that they had no idea of the extent of the problem. This was further pushed home by the screening of a documentary on sex trafficking of minors in Portland, titled "Waiting for the Light". Produced in 2015 by the Junior League of Portland, the film includes interviews with law enforcement, victims and perpetrators and shows the extent of the situation and what the individual can do to take action.

The Church of Scientology Portland opened its doors in the city’s historic downtown quarter in May 2013. The Church’s home is the landmark Sherlock Building, originally constructed in 1893 and listed today on the National Register of Historic Places. The Church is featured in an episode of Destination: Scientology on the Scientology Network, which can be streamed at Scientology.tv and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

For more information, visit the Scientology Newsroom.

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Gloria Marcott, Acclaimed Coach and Trainer, to Release Empowering Book “The Unshakeable Soul” in 2020

Gloria Marcott, Acclaimed Coach & Trainer

Gloria Marcott

Gloria Marcott breaks myths on women's safety and explains how to build a path to BAD!ASS resiliency.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In her upcoming book “The Unshakeable Soul,” Gloria Marcott (aka “Glo”), breaks myths to women’s safety and drives home the fact that your personal safety is NOT just an outside physical equation. “My training and this book focuses on blending layers of preparedness and force multiplying your skills response. It guides you with a new perceptual acuity that helps form behaviors to adopt and skills to acquire so you can slay your path to BAD!ASS Resiliency regardless of the environment you are in.” Glo continues, “The reality is, and the thing that no one wants to talk about, is that self-defense for women is needed in every single environment we are in. WE have to prepare and live differently for simply being a woman. So, when we incorporate the internal fortitude into our physical response we ARE forces to be reckoned with!"

Glo explains that her book isn’t just a simple addition to the #Metoo movement. While the #Metoo movement has laid the foundation for all women to come together with the strength of our voices to be heard, her training and the book takes it further, as she always does. “The Unshakeable Soul” represents women who not only want to feel safer, feel stronger, feel empowered, but wants those God given rights blended with kickass trained abilities to take anyone down, in any environment, that even thinks of committing a #Metoo offense. The result? An ecosystem of women warriors creating the #NOMORETOO movement… and tomorrow there will be even more of them!

“I have always had a drive to succeed at every single thing I do,” continues Glo. “As I experienced moments in my life that caused defeats, pivots, and "Soul Shifts" my goal was to overcome them, kick them in the teeth, and to train young girls and women to NEVER, EVER, EVER, feel the level of defeat I have felt during those moments.”

Glo is a on a mission to pass along knowledge, strategies, and resiliency skills needed to make young girls and women safer everywhere. Her own personal safety was challenged at the young age of seven living in the south Chicago suburbs. Glo has been through many stages of life and has endured difficult experiences since an early age such as surviving an abduction event at the age ten, to becoming an Olympic Level tryout invitee for the first USA Women's Softball Team, or experiencing a life-changing defeat as a recent college graduate working in pharmaceuticals at a corporate ‘after party,’ to becoming a decorated Law Enforcement Officer and Master Trainer in tactics, or her “Soul Punch” wakeup call, and finally to nationally recognized women's self-defense and safety expert, author, and speaker.

“I have personally been there, and I’ve seen it all too often when a young girl and woman’s lack of training, fear, and forced expectation of “silence/politeness” outweighs her thoughts, opinions, voice, actions and most importantly her personal safety,” explains Glo. “The result is we end up not being protected to our full potential on top of living with a daily "fear" mindset, of harassment, violence, retaliation, backlash, and embarrassment.”

Glo wants the world to know that anyone who works with her will learn the behaviors, strategies, and skills to feel safer, stronger and more empowered. “The Unshakeable Soul” will be released soon in 2020. It sounds like the time is coming to give “The Unshakeable Soul” a read.

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Gloia Marcott
https://www.glo360.us/

Soul Punch Self Defense
http://www.soulpunchselfdefense.com/about

Aurora DeRose
Michael Levine Media
+1 951-870-0099
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Gloria Marcott, Acclaimed Coach and Trainer, to Releasee Empowering Book “The Unshakeable Soul” in 2020

Gloria Marcott, Acclaimed Coach & Trainer

Gloria Marcott

Gloria Marcott breaks myths on women's safety and explains how to build a path to BAD!ASS resiliency.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In her upcoming book “The Unshakeable Soul,” Gloria Marcott (aka “Glo”), breaks myths to women’s safety and drives home the fact that your personal safety is NOT just an outside physical equation. “My training and this book focuses on blending layers of preparedness and force multiplying your skills response. It guides you with a new perceptual acuity that helps form behaviors to adopt and skills to acquire so you can slay your path to BAD!ASS Resiliency regardless of the environment you are in.” Glo continues, “The reality is, and the thing that no one wants to talk about, is that self-defense for women is needed in every single environment we are in. WE have to prepare and live differently for simply being a woman. So, when we incorporate the internal fortitude into our physical response we ARE forces to be reckoned with!"

Glo explains that her book isn’t just a simple addition to the #Metoo movement. While the #Metoo movement has laid the foundation for all women to come together with the strength of our voices to be heard, her training and the book takes it further, as she always does. “The Unshakeable Soul” represents women who not only want to feel safer, feel stronger, feel empowered, but wants those God given rights blended with kickass trained abilities to take anyone down, in any environment, that even thinks of committing a #Metoo offense. The result? An ecosystem of women warriors creating the #NOMORETOO movement… and tomorrow there will be even more of them!

“I have always had a drive to succeed at every single thing I do,” continues Glo. “As I experienced moments in my life that caused defeats, pivots, and "Soul Shifts" my goal was to overcome them, kick them in the teeth, and to train young girls and women to NEVER, EVER, EVER, feel the level of defeat I have felt during those moments.”

Glo is a on a mission to pass along knowledge, strategies, and resiliency skills needed to make young girls and women safer everywhere. Her own personal safety was challenged at the young age of seven living in the south Chicago suburbs. Glo has been through many stages of life and has endured difficult experiences since an early age such as surviving an abduction event at the age ten, to becoming an Olympic Level tryout invitee for the first USA Women's Softball Team, or experiencing a life-changing defeat as a recent college graduate working in pharmaceuticals at a corporate ‘after party,’ to becoming a decorated Law Enforcement Officer and Master Trainer in tactics, or her “Soul Punch” wakeup call, and finally to nationally recognized women's self-defense and safety expert, author, and speaker.

“I have personally been there, and I’ve seen it all too often when a young girl and woman’s lack of training, fear, and forced expectation of “silence/politeness” outweighs her thoughts, opinions, voice, actions and most importantly her personal safety,” explains Glo. “The result is we end up not being protected to our full potential on top of living with a daily "fear" mindset, of harassment, violence, retaliation, backlash, and embarrassment.”

Glo wants the world to know that anyone who works with her will learn the behaviors, strategies, and skills to feel safer, stronger and more empowered. “The Unshakeable Soul” will be released soon in 2020. It sounds like the time is coming to give “The Unshakeable Soul” a read.

———————————–

Gloia Marcott
https://www.glo360.us/

Soul Punch Self Defense
http://www.soulpunchselfdefense.com/about

Aurora DeRose
Michael Levine Media
+1 951-870-0099
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Smith and Madison Join Llewellyn King

Llewellyn King, Host, White House Chronicle

Analyzing Today's Media

To believe that we are somehow a single entity that reacts in unison to events is to know nothing about journalists and how they work, investigate and behave”

— Llewellyn King Executive Producer and Host, White House Chronicle

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, December 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Veteran journalists Hedrick Smith and Joe Madison join White House Chronicle’s Llewellyn King to analyze the present state of journalism in the United States. The episode airs on PBS and SiriusXM Radio beginning this weekend.

Hedrick Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, reporter and editor for the New York Times, and author of bestselling books "The Russians," "Who Stole the American Dream?" and many others. Now, his reporter’s curiosity has led him to places like Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Hartford, Connecticut to report on efforts to end gerrymandering, remove money from politics, and fight corruption through grassroots organizing. Smith is also the Executive Producer of the PBS documentary "The Democracy Revolution: A Reporter’s Notebook,” scheduled to air on PBS in January 2020.

Smith described how 85 of 100 reporters in one Washington, D.C. bureau were all working on Trump stories.

Known as “The Black Eagle”, Joe Madison is a legendary voice in radio, and a recognized human and civil rights activist. He demands action against injustice every weekday morning on SiriusXM Radio, Channel 126, asking his audience, “What are you going to do about it?” Madison was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2019. By completing a 52-hour live broadcast, he broke a Guinness World Record and raised over $200,000 for the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum.

Madison described monitoring six different television channels all focused on the same political story from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. with reruns airing that same evening all continuing to describe the story as “breaking news.”

Llewellyn King, Host and Executive Producer of White House Chronicle, began his career in journalism when he was 16 years old and his award-winning King Publishing Group published The Energy Daily for three decades along with a half dozen other publications. In his weekly nationally syndicated column for the InsideSources Syndicate, King wrote, “Politicians have succeeded in creating a mythical entity: the media, We are not a monolithic whole but a disparate, irregular army,” King says of journalists. “To believe that we are somehow a single entity that reacts in unison to events is to know nothing about journalists and how they work, investigate and behave.”

"As George Orwell wrote, and I take this from my Producer, Linda Gasparello, 'Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.' ”

White House Chronicle is a weekly news and public affairs program, airing nationwide on 200 PBS and public, educational and government (PEG) access stations, and worldwide on Voice of America television and radio. An audio version of the program airs four times weekends on SiriusXM Radio's P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), Channel 124.

Llewellyn King
White House Chronicle
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Source: EIN Presswire