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CCN Involved with Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on September 30

On Friday, September 30, the New Beginning Center hosts a candlelight vigil to honor thenewbeginningcenterlogo2 victims and survivors of intimate partner and family violence.  The New Beginning Center is a non-profit organization in Garland, Texas, dedicated to where life without Domestic Violence begins.  The multi-faceted program begins at 6:00 p.m. at Lakeside Market Plano, located at 5801 Preston Road at Spring Creek Parkway.

You can find directions and other information about the candlelight vigil on the New Beginning Center’s Facebook page by clicking here.

carmenwebsitepictureThe featured speaker at the vigil is our own Carmen Coreas, an international consultant for Creative Communication Network.  Coreas, a victim and survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence, will share her personal journey as she moved from victim to survivor to thriver.  Her upbeat message offers the dual features of remembrance and hope.  She is a frequent speaker to agencies and shelters for Domestic Violence victims, and offers a complete presentation entitled “It Ends With You,” which she gives free of charge to qualifying organizations.  You can find complete information by clicking here.  All attendees will receive a free copy of her newest publication, “From My Heart to Yours,” based upon entries in her Christian blog, which you can read by clicking here.

In addition to this event, Coreas is also one of five speakers at the October 21 half-day conference at Springcreek Church in Garland sponsored by Creative Communication Network entitled  “The State of Affairs in Domestic Violence,” benefiting the New Beginning Center and Hope’s Door, with voluntary donations.  You can find a flier for the event by clicking here, and pre-register by clicking here.  Coreas will speak on “Victim Interventions:  Four Ways It Ends With You.”  This event is CCN’s featured charity at our First Friday Book Synopsis on October 7.  Click here for complete information.

Creative Communication Network is proud to host the October 21 conference, and we are also proud of Carmen as she presents at that event, as well as the September 30 candlelight vigil in Plano.

You can call the New Beginning Center for more information about these events at (972) 276-0423.

 

New Beginning Center Receives CCN Presentation – “It Ends With You”

One of our Creative Communication Network speakers, Carmen Coreas, delivered her presentation on domestic violence and sexual abuse, entitled “It Ends With You,” on May 11 at the New Beginning Center in Garland, Texas.

The Center is “dedicated to ending family violence through education, advocacy, counseling and support and we work tirelessly to help bring these free resources to our community.  We have been a leader in the fight against domestic violence for over 30 years and the dedication of our community partners and generous donors make it possible for New Beginning Center to reach thousands of North Texans every year.”  One of the Center’s sponsors is First United Methodist Church – Garland, where CCN President Karl J. Krayer is an active participant.

It Ends With You” is a message of hope, renewal, and redirection for teens and women who have been victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.  Carmen’s incredible and heart-wrenching story of how she moved from abuse in her family and domestic relationships to a new positive and upbeat life will touch you. Her experiences will connect with you. Her message will give you direction with practical alternatives to put the past behind you, and focus on the future in order to live your life to its fullest.  Carmen’s message will inspire you to:

  • take control of your life,
  • ask God for spiritual guidance, and
  • implement positive steps to take in order to change your mental and physical outlook to redirect your life.

This presentation is free of charge to agencies and shelters which focus on assisting victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.  For information on Carmen Coreas, click HERE.  She has an active spiritual blog that you can access by clicking HERE. For information on booking this presentation, contact CCN President Karl J. Krayer at .

Here are staff members from several agencies and shelters who attended the May 11 presentation at the New Beginning Center, with Carmen centered.

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Where to Start to Reduce Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Against Women

Since our focus at the First Friday Book Synopsis is on business, we have covered very few books of interest to general society.  However, aDomestic Violence Picture great friend of mine encouraged me to investigate domestic violence against women and sexual abuse.  I have made several FB posts about this, and am preparing a formal persuasive presentation on this subject.


After reading extensively about many sub-topics on these two subjects, I believe that the root cause is a massive failure to instill in young boys and young men the virtue of honoring womanhood.  I have come to this conclusion, and believe that it has little or no emphasis in the literature. 
 
I contend that at a young age, little boys need to learn how to treat little girls properly, and at an older age, young men need to learn how to treat young women properly.  
 
Instilling that learning experience about proper treatment – what you do and don’t do – is important for men in producing proper respect for women.
 
I believe that proper treatment yields respect.  Conversely, I believe that improper treatment yields a lack of respect.  
 
When men do not respect women, they are then objects for mistreatment, abuse, and debauchery.  There is where you see physical strikes and sexual abuse.  It all goes full circle.  
 
When I was 15 and continuing through age 22, I traveled throughout Texas reciting a poem from the Order of DeMolay called the Flower Talk.  I must have given it close to 1,000 times.  In part, a mother speaks to her son when he reaches the threshold of manhood at age 21, “for my life, make no woman weep / for my life, make no woman cheap / and for my life, give no woman scorn, for that dark night when you were born.”
 
Not everyone has the chance to hear these lines.  But, we don’t need poetry to instill proper treatment, which yields proper respect, which yields proper activity.  If we had this as a baseline, we would have much less domestic violence against women, because men would actually know better.  And, they should learn about proper treatment at a very young age.  It should be a core value that will stay with them throughout their lives – one that does not waver with circumstances or conditions.
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Karl J. Krayer, Ph.D.
President
Creative Communication Network
(972) 601-1537

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