Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dec 2019 Newsletter - Giving Tuesday


What is F.A.C.T. Giving ? 

 Transparency is Important and we proudly hold Guidestars Platinum Seal of Transparency .

How are we actually assisting survivors of predatory groups, trafficking and abusive situations? How are we assisting in Preventing vulnerable, unsuspecting people from being victimized in the first place?

Here are a few ways F.A.C.T. is Giving.

Legal - Earlier this year, President of F.A.C.T., Tibor Stern on Behalf of Sharon Stern Estate, in his personal case, has accomplished an Unprecedented Ruling in the wrongful death lawsuit against cult leader Katsura Kan.

This will forever impact future cases of similar circumstances!


An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!
Our Preventative Education & Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives are well under way and 2020 holds more effective Education, Awareness and Prevention for many young adults, families and communities. Our work has, is and will continue to save lives and save families!
Support for Survivors and Families
Our efforts are resulting in families receiving much needed, specific information and support to better evaluate their unique circumstances and better educate themselves moving forward - which is crucial and ultimately can result in saving family relationships and lives!

Our collaborative relationships and programs are resulting in Survivors receiving valuable resources to actually Recover and Rebuild their lives such as therapeutic counseling, books, materials and real peer to peer support.

Here's what Survivors of the NXIVM Trafficking cult recently wrote in to us and said:

"Naomi and Deb chose F.A.C.T for the event Deprogrammed - A Night of Comedy after working to expose a cult they were both in called NXIVM. We think F.A.C.T. and the organizations resources are extremely beneficial for ex-members, families of members, or people looking to educate themselves on what destructive organizations can do. F.A.C.T. has supported in our healing and the work they are doing needs to be celebrated.
All my best,
Naomi"

If you are in the Los Angeles area Dec 19th, here are the details of their event.

We are a team centered in creating programs and collaborative relationships that result in Real Prevention and Support and we can not do what we do without the public's help.

If you would like to help us Organize Preventative Education & Anti-Trafficking workshop for your community please contact us at 877-360-FACT (3228) or email us at Support@FamiliesAgainstCultTeachings.org

If you would like to contribute and support our initiatives and collaborative efforts your tax deductible donation is needed and very appreciated. Here is the link to our online donation center

If you're a regular shopper on Amazon and would like to support us at the same time, please click the link below to select F.A.C.T. as your charity of choice. It's easy and no cost to you. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5207116

We have much to share with you in the coming weeks, please be on the look out for our next newsletter and email.

Thank you for your continued interest and support in this very important cause. Your support is resulting in Real Prevention and Real Support for Survivors and those Advocating for victims.

Warmest Regards,
The F.A.C.T. Team



Monday, December 2, 2019

People Share the Moment They Realized Their Friend was a Sociopath

These stories are very eye opening!

"The “Aha” Moment Involved Brownies
I was making some brownies. My sister was visiting for some reason…maybe it was Christmas. Anyway, I like my brownies gooey and hot, so I’m cutting into them a little earlier than I should. Sister flips all the way out and starts beating on me, grabbing heavier and more dangerous weapons from whatever she can reach (pans, rolling pins, etc.). It becomes a scuffle where she keeps screaming “Stop hitting me!” while all I’m doing is grabbing her wrists to avoid taking one to the head."
Educate Yourself and your loved ones about Predatory Personalities

The F.A.C.T. Team 

Friday, November 22, 2019

$150 Billion Trafficking Industry in Birmingham - What Can Be Done?

"Kathy Jackson was a typical college student in the mid-1980s when she went to Chicago for spring break to attend a jazz festival with a group of friends she had met in college.
She did not expect to become trapped in a human trafficking ring for more than three decades.
“I really thought they were students at the college [I attended], but they were not,” recalled Jackson. “They were finding out information about me—where I was from, who my mom is, who my dad is, what they do for a living, typical questions. When you’re in college, you don’t have a reason to wonder why people would ask.Jackson said initially she was reluctant about the trip to Chicago.
“My gut was telling me not to go,” she said. “But the free spirit in me was like, ‘No, it’ll be fun. I can work on what I need to do later.’”
“We were in this nice hotel, and they were saying we were going to lunch. I said I was going to go study, and they said, ‘No, no come. It’ll be fun.’ I was reluctant again, but the free spirit in me said, ‘It’s nothing.’”
Jackson said they went to a beautiful condo—where she was assaulted, raped, and repeatedly beaten.
That was the beginning of a devastating odyssey, during which Jackson was trafficked all over the world.
“There are only two continents I haven’t been on and only five states I haven’t been in for more than a day,” she said.
Now living in Alabama, Jackson said she has a full-time job and attends Miles College."
Read Full Article by: Birmingham Times Here 
The most effective way to combat this epidemic of Trafficking - both Sex Trafficking and Labor Trafficking is through Preventative Education! Our youth are the main targets for traffickers and predators. We must be smarter then the predators, 10 steps ahead of them and we Must Educate and Safeguard our Youth before predators get to them first. 
Help us Organize and Sponsor Anti-Trafficking Workshops in your Community. Here is the link to more details about our Anti-Trafficking Initiative


Thank you,
The F.A.C.T. Team 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Florida Becomes First State to Teach Human Trafficking Prevention in Schools

"The State Board of Education has unanimously approved a new rule requiring instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. With this approval, Florida will be the first state in the nation to address the need for instruction in child trafficking prevention.

The new rule also establishes procedures for school districts to plan and document delivery of the required instruction.

Florida is third in the nation for numbers of reported cases of human trafficking, and the average age of trafficked youth is 11 to 13 years old. In 2018, there were 767 human trafficking cases reported in Florida. Of those cases, 149 were minors. Up to 70 percent of sex trafficking and exploitation begins with predators connecting with youth online. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, one out of eight endangered runaway youth is likely a victim of human trafficking."

Read Full Article Here

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Scientology's Leader, David Miscavige Has Been Served!

"Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige has finally been served in the scathing child trafficking and kidnapping lawsuit filed by ex-member Valerie Haney.

In court papers obtained from Los Angeles Superior Court, Miscavige, 59, was served on October 10, 2019 at Church of Scientology International in Los Angeles, California.

According to the process server, the documents were left with a “John Doe,” who is listed as a “Front Desk Agent.”

The documents were also mailed to the Defendants.
 
The Sea Org, in large part, functions by way of human trafficking, including the trafficking of children,” the filing read. “Defendants engage in the forced labor of adults and children in the Sea Org. Defendants have made billions off the backs of men, women, and children who are trafficked and forced to work 75 to 100 hour weeks for far below the minimum wage with little to no free time or vacation under the threat of severe punishment for failure to perform their work duties.”

Read Full Article Here

 
From what we have gathered from former members of Scientology there are many former and current executives within the organization that should be held accountable for these charges.

As with the NXIVM case, the leader Kieth Raniere wasn't the only one responsible for the harmful acts committed against the vulnerable woman.

But we will have to wait and see how this plays out in the courts, for now it is some progress.