Month: July 2010

Lavinia Masters: Guest Speaker “True Love Waits”

True Love Waits 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ~Programme~ 10:00~10:20 Praise & Worship 10:20~10:50 Lewis Rainey Entrepreneur 10:50~11:15 Facial Cleansing (Regina Williams) ***********11:30~12:00 Lunch************ 12:15~12:45 TADA (Teen against Domestic Abuse) 12:45~1:30 Speaker of the Hour (Lavina Master) With S.A.S.S.I (Sexual Abuse Support Survivor Initiative) ~Bio~ Lavinia “Bertha” Masters is a loving wife and mother, entrepreneur, author, writer, speaker, blogtalk radio host and sexual assault victim survivor turned renowned victim empowering advocate. Lavinia has taken tragedy and trauma and turned and turned it into triumph and gratification.  As a victim of sexual assault at the tender age of 13, Lavinia’s life went through a lot of psychological, emotional, and mental changes. Her world was shattered and her trust in man was gone. However her healing and survival from sexual assault trauma has come full circle by the grace of God and for more than 20 years she held her breath as she thought …

Sharon daVanport of Autism Womens Network Invited to Meet President Obama

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and according to Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, senior administration officials will be commemorating this historic anniversary in the weeks to come with new policies and events. President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have a comprehensive agenda to empower individuals with disabilities in order to equalize opportunities for all Americans. In addition to reclaiming America’s global leadership on this issue by becoming a signatory to — and having the Senate ratify — the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the plan has four parts, designed to provide lifelong support and resources to Americans with disabilities. Autism President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to supporting Americans with Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASD”), their families, and their communities. There are a few key elements to their support, which are as follows: First, President Obama and Vice President Biden support increased funding for autism research, treatment, screenings, public awareness, and support services. There must be research …

Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation: McCollum & Murphy-Milano Team Up

Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation Sheryl McCollum, Director of Cold Case Investigative Research Institute and Susan Murphy-Milano, Violence Expert and Author have joined forces to bring new eyes to cases of intimate partner homicide. July 9, 2010…..DNA equals DOA (dead on arrival) with respect to intimate partner homicide crimes. There is no voice or face, instead victim’s lives result in filling headstones and cemeteries;  placed in the “unimportant” category box. Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation gives these cases a front and center seat instead of a back door crime occurring behind closed doors. McCollum and Murphy-Milano are working proactively to reduce the number of deaths through several channels, saving not only lives, but taxpayer dollars, and utilizing unique procedures gleaned from their years of working on high risk and high profile cases.  Combining their experience will help bring new possibilities and new clues to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors across the country. One way the team will facilitate awareness of current and cold cases is through media outlets, continuing education workshops, and speaking tours.  Another, more immediate …

The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) Must Be Passed, Why?

In order to better serve families of missing persons, The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) was initiated by the mother of missing Billy Smolinski, Jan Smolinski.  Billy’s Law was quickly and unanimously passed through the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate.  We need EVERYONE to move quickly to contact the 2 Senators of your home state and all of the Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee to support and back this bill which will be of benefit to all families of missing persons. What will Billy’s Law do?  It will create incentives for all law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners to be trained in how to properly process all missing persons cases,  as well as enter the data into the NamUs system which was created by the Dept. of Justice. The bill would authorize the sharing of information from the National Crime Information Center database to the NamUs database, therefore, increasing the number of case resolutions and potentially bringing answers to families of missing persons all across our country. …

“Dresser After Dark” Hosting Mary Osborne, Jillian Maas Backman and Susan Murphy-Milano

Dresser After Dark is the place for authors & experts to spread their word, hosted by Michael Ray Dresser and produced by Suzy Greenman. Michael Ray Dresser’s show, Dresser after Dark, has evolved over the years and today features authors, experts and trainers from all over the country who offer diverse solutions to the listening audience on all types of lifestyle matters as well as business, political and financial areas of interest. He is well known for getting to the heart of the issue at hand. This week three clients from ImaginePublicity will be featured on Dresser After Dark.  You can check the schedule of guests on their website,  www.dresserafterdark.com or listen to the shows on BlogTalk Radio.   CLICK HERE Susan Murphy-Milano will be discussing her new book, “Time’s Up: A Guide on How to Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship” and the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit. Jillian Maas Backman will talk about her upcoming book, “Beyond the Pews” scheduled to be released in June 2011. Mary Osborne will highlight her Alchemy Series and the first book, …