Last year as a family spent with The GA Force indoor arena league football team

Last year as a family spent with The GA Force.

I came across this photograph of me with my autographed GA Force indoor arena league football team hat going through old photos of me and my children for Throwback Thursday on facebook.

This year’s marks my ten year Anniversary of my divorce and parental alienation. Even given the state has rectified their mistake time and time again we have all suffered by the hands of this state immensely.

Our last year spent together as a family though was spent with the GA Force. Just me and my children. I was working as a Leasing Consultant and Contract Paralegal to The GA Force in Gwinnett County and took care of the team and their families day in and day out.

My children were able to enjoy the GA Force games every weekend. Just me and my 5 children. My ex – husband DID NOT attend any football games with us but we were there every weekend and they were able to spend time at the apartment community meeting the team and swimming. My manager felt it was very family friendly to have my children accompany me to work and to all the games. My youngest three of my adopted daughter’s was able to celebrate her birthday at The Gwinnett Arena with The GA Force on the field cheering with the cheerleaders. She invited many friends and had a wonderful birthday that last year we spent together. I hope she recalls it and cherishes the memory.

For an entire year from 2003 – 2004 me and my children spent it with The GA Force and their families. My being hospitalized occurred in August of 2004 for authenticated documented marital abuse and depression along with being a caregiver Codependent. Supporting other’s with their drug, alcohol and gambling habits being a caregiver Codependent. All records of which are authentically documented and have been presented to the Court’s.

Finding this photo brought up all the memories of that very last year as a family unit and full time primary care giver and full time mother to 5 thriving, flourishing children. Our last year was spent peaceably as mother and children at all the GA Force games.

My son Tyler now has the hat and takes very good care of it. I lost my entire life during my divorce. Even given the divorce marital property division that was awarded me, I received nothing. Nothing from my entire life’s history. I lost everything. It was never given to me and I chose to pursue custody and visitation right’s over my marital property.

That last year spent with The GA Force was a very memorable time for me and my children and I hope they can reflect and cherish those moments and the birthday day that was spent among the team and the cheerleader’s.

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Recollection’s and wonderful memories from that very last year as mother and children with the GA Force reminiscing all our wonderful time spent with the team and their families.

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When Advocacy begins to not be enough

When Advocacy begins to not be enough.

I may never heal from the damning process of this state. Even though they have rectified their mistake time and time again it is still a damning situation to have to live with daily.

It infuriates me that there have been 1000+ Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001 and my life has been made a living hell for being hospitalized at Peachford for marital abuse and depression and being separated and alienated from four daughter’s for no reason other than the being in the hospital. No hint, suggestion, implication nor accusation of any wrong doing on my behalf as a mother nor as a wife. Not ever.I have won many court hearings to my full favor since 2004 to present but all I can do is advocate.” I understand that Georgia Certified Peer Specialists work from the perspective of their lived experience with recovery from a mental illness . I agree to be open about the fact that I have been diagnosed with a mental illness. I understand that in doing so I help educate others about the reality of recovery.” Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

I found out that the motto of The GA Peer Institute is “Each One Reach One” and with the facts of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist being :> Candidates must have diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and must desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness current or former consumer of mental health services.> Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED and may be requested to provide a copy of this document.> Must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated on their responses on the pre – test which is part of the application.> Must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy or governance.> Must be well grounded in recoveryThese facts are taken directly from the Certified Peer Specialist brochure.

1000+ Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001

The O.C.G.A. is my Voice of Vocation and has been since 1994 when I began advocating for my three legally adopted step – daughter’s and adopted them in 1999 the very same year my youngest  daughter was born.

As I sit with a self – help worksheet from TherapistAid.com 2012 on Building Happiness. I try so hard forgiving this State of GA and for even now the current situation where my ex husband still out of pure hate and spite alienates me from my four daughter’s and does not encourage the relationship even though in 2004 a written prepared proposed Opinion by his very own attorney at the time Honorable Nancy Bills states I am to have custody of our youngest daughter and he is not to interfere in the relationship of me and  my older three daughter’s. He has taught them hate over time and distance. This document can be viewed at http://aprilfullersasser.wordpress.com/ under Advocate Awareness.

This is still an ongoing parental alienation issue that I am having to be made to suffer and deal with daily. And when Advocacy begins to not be enough where do you turn?

Thankfully I have always had my son in my life to love, hold and have a very loving relationship with.

The Building Happiness self – help worksheet states that sustained happiness takes work. How can you build sustained happiness when you are continually alienated from your children even at the discretion of the Court that it is in the best interest of the relationships and encouraged family therapy.

Building Happiness

External factors have very little influence on our happiness.

Gratitude’s

Acts of kindness

Exercise

Meditation

Positive Journaling

Fostering Relationships – Social connections are thought to be one of the most powerful influences on our mood. Those who are dedicated to spending time with friends and family show the highest levels of happiness.

I have had a terrible itch over the last nearly 3 months now and have come to the decision that it is because advocacy just is no longer enough for me. I am in process of making application for the GA. Certified Peer Specialist Certification and will be taking the essay exam again in October or in December. The testing will be in Savannah in October and in Atlanta in December. I pray that I can make a difference in someone’s life and that those I have touched through View Point Health and continue to be my friends love me.

Going to do some studying this evening and hopefully clear my head with some therapeutic self – help healing.

 

 

 

 

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GA PEER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION TRAINING APPLICATION 2014

 Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Frank W. Berry,  Commissioner

Office of the Commissioner2 Peachtree St., NW, 24-290, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142 ~ 404.463.7945 

 

Training Announcement

Peer Specialist Certification Training

To:         Potential Training Participants

Certified Peer Specialists

Regional Coordinators

Executive Directors of Community Service Boards and other Behavioral Health Providers

                 

From:     Mark Baker, CPS, Director of the Office of Recovery Transformation, DBHDD

Sherry Jenkins Tucker, CPS, Executive Director, GMHCN

Samuel Rapier, CPS, CPS Training Coordinator, CPS Project, GMHCN

 

CC:         DBHDD Management Team

 

Date:     7/14/2014

Title:           Peer Specialist Certification Training

 

Description:             We are pleased to announce the upcoming September certification training for Peer Specialists.  The training will be held on September 8-18, 2014. The Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project is an initiative of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in partnership with the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN). Please note the training schedule, cost, and application procedure below.  The required application materials for prospective participants are attached.

 

The September 2014 training marks our 44th to date. There are over 1000 Certified Peer Specialists (CPSs) from Georgia, including those who have joined us for training from 12 other states and 4 Canadian Provinces. CPSs work in a variety of settings both within and outside of the behavioral health system and are leaders in some of GA’s newest initiatives: The Medical College of Georgia has hired CPSs to bring strengths based recovery and the concept of peer support to student physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists. CPSs statewide are supporting peers who are currently transitioning from long-term hospitalization into the community under Olmstead. A CPS in partnership with clinical providers, in a traditional system, created The Peer Support Specialist Program of the Veteran’s Administration in Augusta, it has now expanded nationwide. The presence of CPSs in the lives of Georgia’s peers is a powerful statement of belief in the reality of recovery and the power of peer support to aid in recovery.

 

Georgia shines because of its consumer leadership. Carol Coussons de Reyes was the first CPS to serve as Director of the Consumer Relations and Recovery Section of the Department of Human Resources. Currently, Mark Baker, CPS, is the Director of the Office of Recovery Transformation at DBHDD.  GMHCN continues under the leadership of, Executive Director and CPS, Sherry Jenkins Tucker. The partnership forged by these organizations has underscored Georgia’s determination to be a leader in behavioral health system transformation.

 

 

The National Institute of Medicine promotes the GA CPS Project as a model for other states to emulate. The Annapolis Coalition on Behavioral Health Workforce identified the Project as an “innovative and exceptional practice”. The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), released a Resource Kit, Building a Foundation for Recovery:  How States Can Bill Medicaid for Peer Support Services and Train a Workforce of Peers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) endorsed peer support services, a milestone accomplishment that allows other states to tap into a steady funding mechanism for peer support services.

 

Training graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam, given in Decatur, approximately one month after their training. CPSs are expected to attend continuing education, held throughout the year. Georgia’s CPSs are prepared to meet Medicaid requirements for reimbursement in Peer Supports, ACT, and CPSs also work in PSR, and wherever the power of peer role models can and should be felt.

 

For more information, go to http://www.gacps.org

 

Presenters:  Presenters from Appalachian Consulting Group, and GMHCN, will conduct the training with guest presenters from APS Healthcare, Georgia Advocacy Office and other community partners.

 

Audience:     This training is for current or former consumers of Behavioral Health services in Georgia, who have an interest in providing peer support services for people who have been given behavioral health diagnoses.

 

Date, Time & Location: (Both weeks are required)

 

 

 

Date Time
Location
Week One:

 

September 8-12, 2014

Beginning at

1:00 PM on Monday, September 8 and ending on Friday, September 12

at 12:00 PM.

 

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn

101 S Front Street

Albany, GA 31701

 

Phone: 229-888-1590

 

 Week Two:

 

September 15-18, 2014

Beginning at

1:00 PM on Monday, September 15 and ending on Thursday, September 18

at 1:00 PM.

 

 

 

Registration

Fee:             $85.00 (This Registration fee is due when you are accepted to the training.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel:             Hotel accommodation costs are listed only for the dates of the training. (Those participants wishing to stay over the weekend before or after the training can do so at an additional cost.)  You are not required to stay at the hotel to participate in the training. A block of rooms will be reserved but participants must make their own arrangements with the Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. The hotel’s phone number is: 229-888-1590.

 

Lodging Costs: $877.45 per person for 7 nights ($109.00 per night plus 15% Tax $16.35)

 

Please note that the Project does not assign roommates or assist with transportation. It is expected that participants are able to make their own arrangements.

 

Deadline:     The deadline for all application materials is August 11, 2014.

 

(Training class size is limited to 40 – 45 persons.)

 

Application:           Those wishing to participate should complete and return the Application Form and Pre-Test below according to the following guidelines:

 

  • Candidates must have a diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person in recovery from a behavioral health diagnosis (current or former consumer of behavioral health services).
  • Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma and be at least 18 years of age.  An applicant may be requested to provide a copy of this document.
  • In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated by their responses on the pre-test.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training).

 

Confirmation: 

  • If your application is accepted for this training you will be notified by telephone and provided additional information about the training.
  • To facilitate contact regarding your participation, please include an email address, daytime phone number and fax number.

                       

Contact:        For more information on this event, you may contact:

Samuel Rapier, CPS
CPS Training Coordinator, Georgia CPS Project
Phone: 404-687-9487

Email: cpsproject@gmhcn.org

 

 

 

* PLEASE CONTINUE TO THE NEXT PAGE *

 


 

GA PEER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION TRAINING APPLICATION

September 8-12 and continuing September 15-18, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn

101 S Front Street

Albany, GA 31701

 

  1. I. Fax Application and Pretest to:

The GA Certified Peer Specialist Project

(GA CPS Project)

Fax: 404-687-0772
OR

Email Application and Pretest to

cpsproject@gmhcn.org

OR

Mail to

Attn: Samuel Rapier, CPS

CPS Training Coordinator

246 Sycamore St, Suite 260

Decatur, GA, 30030

 

Email Assistance:

Samuel Rapier, CPS: cpsproject@gmhcn.org

Phone Assistance:

Samuel Rapier: 404-687-9487

 

If you have any difficulties,
call Samuel Rapier, CPS at 404-687-9487

Deadline for Applying:

August 11, 2014

If accepted to the training, you will be notified by telephone and a Welcome Packet will be emailed to you.

  1. Once you have been notified that you have been accepted to the training,

Mail your $85 Registration Fee to:

 

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

Attn. Lynn Thogersen, Financial Manager,

246 Sycamore Street, Suite 260

Decatur, GA 30030

 

Please specify name of applicant on your check or money order.

 

If you plan to stay at the hotel please reserve a room as soon as you receive notification that you have been accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

Page 2. Fill out both columns. Leave blank any information you do not want us to use to contact you:

 

 Your Name: ______________________________

 

Name you prefer to be called:

 

____________________________                _____

 

Home Telephone No.: ____________________________

 

 Home Address: __________________________________

 

________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________­­__

 

________________________________________________

 

Home Email: ____________________________________

 

Cell Phone: ______________________________________

 

Street Address (if your home address is a P.O. Box):

____________________________________

____________________________________

____________________________________

 

 

              

County in which you work /volunteer/or receive   services:

 

 ___________________________________

Current status: (Check all that apply)

 

____I work here.  ___I volunteer here. ____Other

 

Agency name: _________________________

 

Current job title: _____________________________________

 

Work telephone: ______________________

 

Work/volunteer address: _____________________________________

 

_____________________________________

 

_____________________________________

 

 Work e-mail: ________________________

 

Country if other than US: ________________

 

 

 

*I am currently working as a Peer Specialist. Yes* No
*I am required by my agency to be certified. Yes* No
* I have been told by a mental health agency that I will be hired as a CPS once I pass the certification exam. Yes* No
* Name of agency paying for my training: 
Voc Rehab is paying for my training. Yes No
Name and Phone Number of Voc Rehab counselor 

 

I am a self-pay participant. Yes No
I am interested in a scholarship. Yes No
I am an out of state applicant. Yes No

* A letter of commitment from your agency is required to accompany your application.   The letter should be on the agency’s letterhead; it must detail your employment circumstances and their financial commitment to your training, and be signed by a representative from the agency.

 

If none of the above are applicable to you, please give us a brief description of your current situation:

 

 

 

 

 

Please let us know if you require special accommodations and tell us what accommodations you need with the training:

GA PEER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION TRAINING APPLICATION

September 8-12 and continuing September 15-18, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn

101 S Front Street

Albany, GA 31701

 

Deadline August 11, 2014

PRE-TEST

 

Full Name: ____________________________                      Date: _____________

 

Answer all questions on your own. Your answers can be brief but please use complete sentences. If your application is handwritten, it must be legible. This is a brief examination of your reading and writing skills as well as your understanding of what it takes to become a Certified Peer Specialist including your lived experience with recovery.  Certified Peer Specialists assist peers they work with in many activities requiring these skills.

 

 

1. Why do you want to become a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)?

_________________________________________________

 

2. What makes you a good candidate to work with other peers in the behavioral health field?

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                   __      _                           _____________________________________________________________

 

  1. 3. What does recovery mean to you? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

4. What are some of the important factors in your own recovery?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

5. What types of experiences have you had in working with consumers of behavioral health services?  Please describe in detail, listing efforts in letter-writing, personal advocacy, public testimony, programs you began, or the work you are doing now. Be specific i.e. advocating, self-help groups, community activities.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

6. Why do you think it is important for CPSs to tell their recovery stories?

__________________________________________________

 

7. What will be your most difficult challenge in attending the Certified Peer Specialist training?  How will you deal with this challenge?

_____________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

 

8. Describe your current employment situation (or volunteer situation). If neither applies, how do you spend your time?

______________________

 

9. Is there anything else you would like us to know in considering you for the Certified Peer Specialist training?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Proceed to the next page to complete your Pre-test


Place your INITIALS next to the statements apply.

Do NOT use a checkmark or an X.  Please fill out this page in your own handwriting.

 

I understand that Georgia Certified Peer Specialists work from the perspective of their lived experience with recovery from a mental illness . I agree to be open about the fact that I have been diagnosed with a mental illness. I understand that in doing so I help educate others about the reality of recovery.

 

 

______________      I am in recovery from Mental Illness or Dual Diagnosis (Mental Illness and Addictive Disease).

 

______________        It has been at least one year since I was diagnosed with a Mental Illness.

 

______________        I agree to disclose my history with mental illness and recovery in keeping with the values of the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project.

 

______________        I completed High School and hold a High School Diploma or have a GED Certificate.

 

______________        I can supply documentation of my High School Diploma or GED Certificate.

 

________________        I completed this pre-test on my own.

 

________________        I understand that I must make all hotel and travel arrangements to attend the CPS training.

 

______________      I understand that completion of the CPS training does not guarantee a job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your signature: _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Please also print your name: ____________________________________________________________________

 

If you have additional questions, please call Samuel Rapier, CPS Training Coordinator at 404-687-9487. Be sure to leave your name and phone number with your area code.

 

You will receive a Confirmation Letter within 6-10 business days on receipt of all or part of your Application and Pre-test. If you do not, please contact the Project immediately. It may mean we did not receive all or part of your application packet and may be unable to contact you. Thank you for your interest!

 

Email – cpsproject@gmhcn.org

Fax #:  404-687-0772

Mail to:  GA CPS Project – 246 Sycamore St, suite 260, Decatur, GA 30030

Attn: September 2014 CPS Training Application

 

********END PRE-TEST********

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Demi Lovato Let It Go

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Demi Lovato Let It Go is an original song she recorded for the soundtrack of Disney movie “Frozen”. The ballad is performed in the film by the character of Elsa, the Snow Queen. The production in “Let It Go” is guitar and drums. Demi delivers strong vocals and emotion in the lyrics.

Demi Lovato “Let It Go” lyrics
[Chorus]
Let it go
Let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go
Let it go
Turn my back and slam the door

[Verse 1]
The snow blows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I’m the Queen
The wind is howling like the swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl
You always had to be
Conceal, don’t feel
Don’t let them know
Well, now they know

[Chorus]
Let it go
Let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go
Let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand, and here I’ll stay
Let it go
Let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway

[Verse 2]
It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all
Up here in the cold thin air
I finally can breathe
I know left a life behind but I’m too relieved to grieve

[Chorus]
Let it go
Let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go
Let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let it go
Let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway

[Bridge]
Standing frozen in the life I’ve chosen
You won’t find me, the past is so behind me
Buried in the snow

[Chorus]
Let it go
Let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go
Let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let it go
Let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway
Source:http://www.directlyrics.com/demi-lovato-let-it-go-lyrics.html

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Respect Institute 2012 graduate per Mr. Joel Slack

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental DisabilitiesRESPECT Institute Joel Slack, who facilitates the RESPECT Institute in Georgia, originally developed the program at the request of Fulton State Hospital in Missouri. Leadership at the hospital realized that clients often had a solid understanding of what worked best in their rehabilitation. It was thought that this insight could be used to help aide in recovery, but most of them had never been asked to share their stories in their own words.  The first RESPECT Institute began at Fulton State approximately 15 years ago. Groups of 12 met for a 3½ day training in which each participant learned to present his or her story before an audience. After about 7 years of successful implementation at the hospital, Slack obtained grant funding to expand the RESPECT Institute statewide in Missouri. DBHDD brought the RESPECT Institute to Georgia two years ago. Training sessions are held 24 times a year across the state.Day 1Participants give an informal introduction using an outline provided by the RESPECT Institute. Each member of the group is able to offer feedback to the other presenters. For homework, individuals write down their stories.   Day 2Each participant shares his or her recovery story at a podium. These stories are empowering and healing for the presenter and sometimes also very emotional. Following each presentation, the individual offers three pieces of advice learned through recovery. The group helps members develop a message and embed educational components into their stories. At the end of the day, participants are assigned to refine their stories based on the class’ feedback.Day 3Participants present their final stories and select three to four individuals to speak at their graduation ceremony.Day 4A graduation ceremony is held for all the individuals who complete the program. Graduates finish the RESPECT Institute empowered to tell their stories in any venue.Upon completing the program, graduates become guest speakers at universities, corporate trainings, civic meetings and more. Outreach coordinator Alfred Brooks helps graduates find venues to share their stories. The RESPECT Institute has been in Georgia for less than two years, but graduates have shared their stories with nearly 20,000 people. Brooks also facilitates an ongoing monthly support group for each class.“The RESPECT Institute offers life-changing, transformational experiences for people as they learn how to tell their stories. We’ve watched people heal in those three days,” said Slack. “Our graduates are also transforming their audiences by helping people to see the humanity beyond the illness. Once you’re able to see that humanity, it’s easier to treat someone with respect.”The RESPECT Institute is provided by DBHDD in partnership with the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Networkand Mental Health America of Georgia. There is no cost to participants. To learn more about the RESPECT Institute, contact Mark Baker, director of DBHDD’s Office of Recovery Transformation, atbakermj@dbhdd.ga.gov. To apply, or to obtain a copy of an informational video, please contact:Jen Banathy, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Networkjen@gmhcn.org404.687.9487http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqGF6MUMD2IRespect International http://dbhdd.georgia.gov/respect-institute 

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There have been 997 Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001.

My next essay application for CPS Certified Peer Specialist will be in later this year, I believe the training will be hosted in Atlanta in December if I am not mistaken. I will begin to work on this again very soon.

I found out that the motto of The GA Peer Institute is “Each One Reach One” and with the facts of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist being :> Candidates must have diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and must desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness current or former consumer of mental health services.> Applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED and may be requested to provide a copy of this document.> Must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated on their responses on the pre – test which is part of the application.> Must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy or governance.> Must be well grounded in recoveryThese facts are taken directly from the Certified Peer Specialist brochure.There have been 997 Georgia Certified Peer Specialists Since October 2001.

http://www.gacps.org/

View Point Health held a very lovely picnic today in Olde Town Conyers for its clients. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, cake and cold bottled water. We played a couple of games and discussed our feelings of being View Point Health clients. We discussed a mandatory meeting coming up in August that we must all attend. The cook out was fabulous and enjoyed by all. We had a great time and very much enjoyed each other’s company and excellent conversations on the lawn. Thank you View Point Health for the awesome cook out today and all that you do.

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So “Did she love tree houses?”

What actually began as advocacy in 1994 for me for juveniles has continued until present date 2014.

I legally adopted my three step- daughter’s in 1999 and have had my hands in the O.C.G.A. since 1994 advocating for children.

Due to authenticated, documented remiss, neglect and abuse from their natural mother I was able to adopt my children in 1999.

These are things included in an independent adoption in the State of Georgia:

I have the full report but have chosen not to share the entire report.

Independent Adoption Report – State of Georgia

I. Verification of allegations contained in the petition

II. Circumstances under which the minor children came to be placed for adoption

III. Whether the proposed adoptive parent is financially, phsically and mentally able to have the permanent custody of the minor child

IV. The physical and mental condition of the minor children to be adopted

V. Whether or not the adoption is in the best interest of the minor children

VI. Suitability of the home to the minor children

VII. Other information – References

Four references were obtained on myself, Leslie Syles, school counselor, Julie Manders, school counselor, Mark Zielenske, family friend, Charles and Dot Sasser. All of the references support the adoption of the minor children by the petitioner, April Christina Fuller Sasser

So my advocacy for juveniles did not just begin with my own biological daughter it began 20 years ago with all four of my daughter’s.

With never having one single hint, suggestion, implication nor accusation as to any wrongdoing as a mother nor as a wife it has been very hard for me being parentally alienated due to being hospitalized for authenticated documented marital abuse and depression. That is what began the parental alienation. My being hospitalized at Peachford. And NO I have NEVER had addictive diseases issues or rather alcohol and drugs. It has never been an issue in my life and I have always tested negative while a patient.

UPHELD HONORABLE RHYMER’S ORDER OF JULY 2010 WALTON COUNTY GEORGIA ALCOVY JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

2004, Honorable Nancy Bills, Rockdale County, Georgia USA, Opinion and prepared, proposed Order, Superior Court

and of note; Mr. Sasser’s very own attorney of record and choosing giving me custody of our youngest daughter and for Mr. Sasser not to interfere in the relationships of me and my older daughter’s. You can view these court documents at my WordPress blog at :

http://aprilfullersasser.wordpress.com/

2008, Honorable Sidney Nation, Rockdale County, Georgia USA, Order, Superior Court

2010, Honorable Stanley Rhymer, Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Walton County, Georgia USA, Order, Juvenile Court

2011, Honorable Samuel D. Ozburn, Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Walton County, Georgia USA,, Superior Court, contempt hearing, Order

2012, Honorable Samuel D. Ozburn, Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Walton County, Georgia USA,, Superior Court, contempt hearing

and of note; upheld and made clear in open court that Juvenile Judge, Honorable Stanley Rhymer’s Order of therapeutic

visitation with the goal of a full and open relationship once again, remain standing and be upheld. Order

The only issue left remaining is the analogy of the Superior Court on January 5th 2012. Of which, a wound that should endure no

further, scarring. Not to mention, the Parental Alienation and Estrangement of (6) six, individual’s lives since 2004, and with no fact’s or evidence of any wrong doing as parent to child or child to parent nor as wife to husband, either, for that matter. Georgia, USA

Sasser/Sasser

The Court reserves ruling on the issue of contempt but recognizes the need to assure compliance with the Order of this Court that the Plaintiff’s relationship with her child as a parent be fully established. January 5th 2012

The minor child shall be informed of this arrangement to enable her to communicate with the Plaintiff if she so chooses.

The Court enters this order to protect the child’s best interests and to hopefully enable the plaintiff and the child to have contact in the future. The Court encourages the parties to attend some form of family therapy. However, the Court is not ordering that the parties do so based upon the age of the minor child, the current relationship of the parties, and the history of this case.

October 31 2013

Due to being in the hospital in August of 2004 I have suffered severe parental alienation and estrangement. Over night they were gone never to be seen or heard from again due to authenticated documented marital abuse and depression. With authenticated documented letter of clearance that I was in good health and not a harm or threat to myself or others in 2004 to current date.

When I visited my friend Bruce’s house he had beautiful garden’s, a swimming pool, lizards, a chick, and a tree house. I toured the family’s yard and got some nice photos and swam all afternoon.

What I want to know is “Did she ever play in tree houses?” We had  a 5 acre yard and I got to watch my 4 older children grow up to be young, healthy, thriving teenagers. But this parental alienation began when my youngest daughter was only 4. So, “Did she ever play in tree houses?” How many times has she been sick or ill? How often does she think of me? Has she ever been to a dance, now being nearly 15 I am certain she has. And I am certain she was just gorgeous. From pictures I see she looks just like me when I was growing up. I often wonder of these matters but visiting Bruce’s tree house that day has brought it to the forefront of my mind every single second since. I cannot seem to shake the feelings. Being in the tree house at Bruce’s made me really think long and hard over everything that I have missed in their lives and for no reason other than being in the hospital for authenticated documented marital abuse and depression. No remiss, neglect nor abuse to ever be mentioned of. Not ever. Not as a mother nor as a wife. Not ever to this present date.

When she was young we had a tire swing and a trampoline that she enjoyed. But after age 4, I have no idea.

So “Did she love tree houses?”

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