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Why we failed in Afghanistan

“IN GOD WE TRUST” is printed on the back of every US dollar bill. The US Constitution, for the most part, was written by men of faith. American politicians and many citizens forgot what made America a great nation. During World War ll, Americans who fought and died for freedom were called the “Greatest Generation.” They…

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America Needs Divine Intervention

The love of power and money has distorted many Americans’ vision of success and freedom. Politicians and government are dividing our nation, spreading fear, defunding police, assuming the role of parents in schools as violence increases. What can we do? As a crime and violence prevention consultant for 40 years, I’ve worked in every kind of…

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The national media’s message is that the government can solve all problems.  Without debate or discussion, many people assume the government can “fix” social issues, including family and neighborhood safety. If a democracy is to survive, citizens must be involved to keep the government from assuming too much power.   Police departments are militaristic organizations with…

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America has been a free society since 1776 when the Constitution was signed by our Founding Fathers. Our basic freedoms include Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, and the Right to Peacefully assemble. However, today our freedoms are threatened by politicians seeking power and control over our American way of life! A recent…

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How to stop mass shootings in America!

As a crime and violence prevention specialist for 40 years, I would like to share my perspective on Brian Greenspun’s front page article in the Las Vegas Sun 5/30/21 on mass shooting, “What the hell’s wrong with us?” Today the only options discussed by the media to stop shootings are mental health and gun control.…

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How to heal a divided nation after Covid.

Beware of politicians telling us they will make life better. Their primary goal is to be reelected to maintain power and control. They often increase taxes, legislate reforms and pass new laws to control people’s behavior which makes Americans weaker and more dependent. The summer of 2020 saw fringe groups in Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Washington…

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“Defunding Police” has Awakened the Sleeping Giant!

Today police are leaving cities as “defund police” takes a toll on officers. City leaders are releasing prisoners as crime dramatically increases which puts everyone in jeopardy. Thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring over our southern border. Our justice system is being threatened! Radical activists blame police for violence as young people destroy their own…

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The Deadly Truth About American Youth

Many parents are setting children up to fail. Youth need to know how to survive a drug infested, sexualized, violent culture which is America today. Young people are under attack as drugs, gangs, hate groups, child sex trafficking, child abuse, date rape, internet porn and violence lure youth into self-destructive behaviors. In Detroit during one…

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Prevent Child Sex Abuse

PARENTS: Talk and listen to children! I recommend that every parent watch the documentary, “Athlete A” (on Netflix) which is a wakeup call for adults! This documentary tells us how children are used and abused by sexual predators and why men in control do little to stop it. In “Athlete A,” Dr. Larry Nassar, an…

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Prediction from an American Great Grandmother

Americans are evolving into a more enlightened country! However, many of us suffer from anxiety, fear and disappointment because that is the way human beings wake up to reality.   As an enlightened people, we become role models for positive change. We don’t need everyone to understand that we are experiencing “spiritual warfare,” good vs.…

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American Leaders: Good at War, Failing at PEACE

American Leaders: Good at War, Failing at PEACE

During the summer of 2020, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and other cities were burned, looted, and vandalized as citizens and 2,000 police officers were injured. There was little or no discussion from politicians. However, when the Washington Capital was breached, violence became the topic of discussion. Among Americans, “one in three now believe that…

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Do Children’s Lives Matter?

Society is us, not just elected officials. America’s future is in peril because children have been ignored, neglected and abused as family and neighborhood support deteriorated. We see the destructive results with many young people lacking a moral foundation which include the 3 C’s: Courage, Character and a self-protective Conscience. Click here to read the…

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The Perfect Storm for Violence!

The murder of 12 and wounding of 58 people at a theater in Aurora, CO is another national tragedy sparking debate on gun control. Based on my experience as a crime and violence prevention consultant, over the past 35 years, I see a need to share what I have learned about violence. The seed for…

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Will Spiritual Ignorance be America’s downfall?

Human beings don’t need religion to discover their inner power. We already have the power to connect with our creator without religion. Humans are born with awesome powers which include instincts, imagination, creativity, intuition, undiscovered talents, and an awesome conscience, which can keep us safe and healthy if we choose to listen. That is why…

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American Cities Are NOT Ready to “Defund Police!”

Did you ever hear the quote, “You can’t change other people; you can only change yourself?” That includes the relationship between citizens and police. Intimidation, name calling, violence and “Defund Police” will only make communities more vulnerable and less safe. And, to make matters worse, harden police attitudes toward the community. The way to change…

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ANARCHY: The tip of a dangerous crisis!

Americans watched Anarchists hijack Black Lives Matter!  Peaceful demonstrations by day turned into destroying property by night. They tore down historic statues, occupied city blocks in Seattle, and assaulted police. So…What is the root problem? We are witnessing a SPIRITUAL CRISIS IN AMERICA! Americans don’t allow children to bully in schools so why are city…

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The MEDIA: The Biggest Promoter of RACISM

As a crime and violence prevention consultant, 40 years, I’m frustrated by the national media not seeing THEIR role in spreading Racism. Yes, we must improve race relations and police reform, but we also need media reform. The national media focus has always been, “If it bleeds, it leads.” We need important information but, we…

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Beyond Stress: How to find Happiness

Sending love to all who feel isolated and depressed. You are not alone. Many people feel stressed at one time or another and may take it out on family members. Almost everyone has had bad stuff happen growing up. Perhaps, you witnessed or experienced bullying, divorce, death, abuse, drug addiction and/or violence. Many hardworking people…

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Freedom Can Defeat America’s Victim Culture!

  Our Founding Fathers knew that all men are created equal with inalienable rights to seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with freedom for all. Over the last 50 years, Americans have spent $22 Trillion on poverty which is 3 times more money than all the wars since the American Revolution. (Source: Heritage Foundation)…

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Lena Walter Receives an Award for Outstanding Efforts in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Las Vegas City Council members presented, Lena Walter Honorary Consul of Sweden, an award for outstanding efforts in the fight against human trafficking, December 18, 2019. The organization, “Awareness is Prevention” is being recognized for their contribution to the community. Safe Kids Now members are working with Lena to help stop child sex trafficking using…

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Good Mental Health Begins at Home

Many American families have made a terrible mistake, which has cost lives! They failed to discuss and create an environment that promotes individual responsibility. As a result, many young people do not know how to handle emotional pain and anger. Anger can turn into revenge as individuals blame others for their problems. They may even feel…

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Bill HB3135 Hearing

What Texas is doing to protect children from predators. Video is a hearing on Bill HB3135. Let’s support people working to keep kids safe. The sexual revolution was started by the Kinsey Report. Alfred Kinsey was a sexual predator. Check out for information about Dr. Kinsey. Thank you Cessaly Hutchinson, for sharing this information.

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Social Isolation Is Killing Our Kids

The loss of community participation has contributed to the growth of drug abuse, crime, violence and youth suicide. Social isolation has created a growing number of isolated youth who are “plugged” into their devices and get limited information from family, religion or involved neighbors who cares about them. That change has made it easier for…

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Safe Kids Now Podcast: Beyond GUN Control

After the Newtown massacre, Americans experienced, again, the reality of young people killing the innocent. A gun is a power tool for those who feel powerless. We can pass laws and try to control guns but they are NOT solutions. Community support strengthen families, reduces fear and social isolation which fuels gun violence! Find out…

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Empowerment Parenting is on Amazon

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact: Marketing Services Tel: 888-795-4274 Fax: 812-355-4079 Email: MarketingServices(at)xlibris(dot)com (When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.) Ten-step guide aims to empower youth to become centered, responsible and self-aware Author Stephanie L. Mann demonstrates approach to ‘Empowerment Parenting’ LAS VEGAS – As a…

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Congratulations, Terry!

SKN member, Terry Boykins will serve on the advisory board addressing the next generation of University of California, Riverside medical professionals serving all communities. Linda Reimann Deborah Deas MD for Mission Award Fund:

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Announcement: TIP TOONS

Announcement: TIP TOONS to help you keep kids safe – Our SKN partner, the CARR Foundation and Ginger Guadagni created, Tip Toons. Our 1st and 2nd Tip Toon address, “The Listening Chair” and “Child Abuse.”  What parents need to discuss with children to empower them.

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The Listening Chair

Every child needs to feel heard and respected. The best way to do that is for family members to LISTEN to each other! We can’t listen if we don’t provide the opportunity for children to share their feelings, anger, problems and successes.

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