GLOBAL FAMILY ALLIANCE and its dba FAMILY ALLIANCE NETWORK are dedicated to promoting early detection and intervention for current rising cultural concerns, preventing family crisis that cause at-risk youth, and developing strong, empowered families within the community through advocacy, education, research and service.
2020 Directive – Encouraging early intervention and prevention and long term transitional programs for survivors of trauma.
The research is showing the complex relationship between early trauma and life long concerns. Taking this down to the local level that means addressing the home situation where families start experiencing the early signs of trouble around employment, housing, finances, relationships, health, mental health, community involvement and spiritual support. Family has to have its own safety network to turn to when situations come up. Without that network, families trouble compound and spiral as everything escalates.
Thus, from what we have discovered in 2019, its important to raise awareness on current concerning issues, educate to be trauma informed and then be involved in the families of our community to be available to ask if there are concerns. Family will only share when they trust the services and know that there are options that will help them find real solutions, not pay one bill or do yet another intake with no long term benefits.
For all the current concerns, to include Opioids, Trafficking, Attachment Based Parent Alienation, Psychological Abuse, Domestic Violence, Chronic Health Concerns, Violent Abuses, School Shootings & Suicide, the answer is early intervention & prevention. That focus is on trauma, root damage of psychopathology and reactive dynamics, and the resulting effects on interpersonal relationships. Strong communities have options for families that experience life crises and give a path forward that secures the future. Life long victimhood trapped in a dependent state is failing our children and families. This means community has to step up to bridge the gaps. Facing our own stigma and shame is tough. By doing this work, we educate communities into action through collaboration. This is the proven mode that affords the survivor the best outcomes.
Early Childhood Trauma
The focus is on the Opioid Addiction that is front and center on the news.
Child Sex Trafficking is on the rise across our country and around the world. Currently Trafficking Rings are being broken up every day. Gangs 101 says find two other people and start pimping children. The new model is keeping the children in your home as long as possible using their mobile devices as electronic leashes. At first with promises and later with real threats and violence. This is the open window in your home for your child to the world where highly sophisticated gang members, criminals and other dangerous people. These coercive people come into your house through social media, befriends your child and gives them something the want or need. THAT IS THE HOOK that allows them to be groomed in 100% exploitation. With a price tag of $250,000 for 7 years (the shelf life of the child commodity) motivates many individuals to go down this path. They use coercive controls to steal your children under your nose while using highly skilled network to instill fear, shame and threats against your child, siblings and the wellbeing of the family.
Child Sex Trafficking is up every year 500% and will surpass the Opioid Health Crisis by 2020.
Suicide is now up 45% and a major concern across our country.
Early Intervention & Prevention
Everyone agrees the answer is early intervention and prevention. The question is how do we do this quickly and well.
The PROBLEM is how to get to the ones being victimized early enough to prevent the patterns of continued targeted abuse. Kids that see LOVE is defined as pain can not see a way out.
The known answer is early intervention and prevention when families and children are seeking help, prior to crisis of abuse, drugs or trafficking. Educated families and communities can identify the common roots of trauma that that sets up children to be targeted, groomed and trapped in abusive relationships.
The steps are targeting, grooming and ultimately coercive control through psychological abuse, physical abuse, drug abuse and sexual abuse. Criminals trick victims and keep them trapped by fear, force, threat, shame and abuse.
Families are already trapped in unresolved Coercive Control of Psychological Abuse end up being targeted by gangs, criminals and other dangerous individuals to include terrorists. The mask of addiction, child sex trafficking and other criminal activity is propped up by a malignant network and personality type that sees this as normal. Someone snared are now trapped in a very dangerous world, with no way out.
Coercive Control is the new rules of engagement. This control leads to many other methods of control. First responders are being trained in the signs of trauma and coercive tactics. To stop the rise of this criminal action that is harming our families we need a network of collaboration. Without very specific tools to identify these tactics and intervene successfully, more damage is done. This leaves the victim in a worse situation.
The core is early violent psychological abuse strips a person at their core. The inclusion of physical and sexual abuse against children are the nails that seal all the doors. The result is a lifelong trauma that can be groomed and triggered to repeat the cycle abuse and dependence over and over again.
The Red Flags of Victims of Psychological Abuse
Do you know the Red Flags of Coercive Control? What does trauma look like? And even more importantly do you know HOW to intervene safely? One wrong move can cost the child their life or push them deeper into the hell they are trapped. Trauma Bonding is hard to understand unless you are trained. This is about safety on all levels, protection and successfully recovering a child, or now adult. Typically, this abuse takes about 30-40 years before the now adult consciously seeks help from professionals.
After years of research in the cultural concerns around family and crisis, prevention and the earliest of intervention is the best option to keep families from falling into extreme situations. Without intervention life is riddled with criminal activities, harmful lifestyles and long term dependency on government services, community and family. The end result is devastation and possibly early death. This complicated, multilayered, giant concern can be addressed with an added layer bridging the family with well informed communities and the right services.
After speaking with thousands of survivors of abuse and crisis, and a full spectrum of professionals in almost every possible field of expertise, all agree that dealing directly with the under currents of what dis-empowers families, one or all members. The goal would be to empower the family as a whole and each member within the community in order to prevent or at least intervene at the earliest point to to avoid extreme crisis and radical interventions. This means healthy connections and healthy relationships.
Coercive Control and other abuses are the Core Issues found within the Child Sex Trafficking, and other serious crimes against children. These are the early signals of disempowerment that gangs, criminals and terrorists are trained to target children and break their ties to their communities.
Predators and malicious personalities groom targets at first friending them, and then slowly hooking them through manipulations. Things start out fine and then slowly over time it changes into something else.
A child should never be in this position. Overtime cycles repeat if not recovered. Even a person, that was powerful over in their own, wears down over time right becomes trapped, confused and dis-empowered. There is NO WAY OUT of extreme situations of trauma. They do not even know they are abused. Their shame, guilt and trauma bonding prevents them to even self identify as a victim of abuse. They see themselves as bad and deserving all the bad that befalls them. Professional intervention is required. First responders need to have training on the subtle red flags and specialized professionals trained in the psychopathology that caused them to be so severely injured has to diagnose the perpetrated trauma and the fragile personality in order to recover the traumatized child, possibly now adult.
Empowerment is the Solution
The truth is families are searching for help in almost every case. The current system lets them slip through the cracks. The first responders and professionals need to be Trauma Informed to see the subtle red flags of early intervention. By the time the children are in crisis, they have one foot in the grave. Early intervention is not found in the hospitals, addiction centers, or jails. Breaking the cycle of runaways, addiction, incarceration, criminal activities, trafficking and death has to be the answer.
Collaboration as Support for Recovery
Collaboration is accomplished through education, awareness, early identification of first responders and professionals to identify the early signs of abuse that cause traumatic injury from different types of psychopathologies resulting in traumatic injury and trauma bonding. Trauma Informed and other evidence based programs that focus on long term transition for the child victims, families, and communities recover from the coercive controls and the many associated abuses, one day at a time.
Board of Directors
MAURINE KELLY, Psychologist, PhD, CGP, FIPA
Director of Mental Health
Director of Medical Practice
Director of Technology, Media & Social Issues
Director of Environmental, Global & General Health Research
Chairman of the Board
Dynamic Relationship Specialist (Limited Voting)
JHONABELLE BINA BIADO, Family Advocate, Philippines
LAURA ABBOTT, Family Advocate
WENDY ANN GREENE, Family Advocate
CHRIS & DEBBIE CLOUD, Co-Executive Directors
Global Family Alliance 501C(3) (under application)
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