||National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
CSA Survivor Force
The mission of CSA Survivor Force is to provide factual information about child sexual abuse (CSA) in a gripping manner to all forms of mass media to inform and educate large populations, reduce the stigma to discuss the topic, and affect change in individual and societal behaviors, policies and procedures across the U.S. and the world.
Child sexual abuse can be prevented and treated with a conscious and sustained effort.
Member - CSA Survivor Force:
Patricia (Trish) McKnight
|| Patricia (Trish) McKnight - St Louis, MO, area activist
618 / 304-7438
Facebook: www. facebook.com/triciagirl 62
‘Trish' McKnight says she's, ".. a thousand miles away from the person my parents created. And, because of that, work to be the person I want to be. I have found my voice and am using my past, to give something better to the next generation." She goes on, "Working together every community can play a part to save one child, one family at a time. We are inspiring new ideas, while changing old views, about what can become the most dangerous place in the world for our children."
Today Trish is an incredible speaker, with a passion to help create awareness & prevention strategies in every small community resource, as well as in our policy, prosecutions, and procedures across the United States. Her voice has been heard in online and local news interviews. She has given presentations to help build support & educational programs.
She's also produced and hosted about 180 talk radio broadcasts through Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio.
She created Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery website to share learned and lived knowledge about the acts of child abuse, child sex trafficking, relationship & family violence.
Trish uses the presentation ‘A View from the Inside' to prepare Direct Care workers, students and University faculty, foster parents, and church organizations on how to handle a report of child maltreatment, what uncommon signs to look for, behavioral challenges, and health problems which can be our leading clue of something dangerous in a person's life.
Survivors of any type of trauma are invited to use the ‘Six Daily Coping Tools', which she still uses herself and helps other develop to help focus on short & long term goals, healthcare & emotional wellbeing support, awareness of behavioral acts connected to ‘Triggers & Memories', understanding learned behaviors and retraining our parenting & living habits to prevent re-victimization.
Her true memoir, ‘My Justice', the new YouTube broadcasts, and resources in other orgs and survivors, authors & advocates are helping to encourage and empower our youth to get involved, report and avoid crime, even when it happens inside our family; this and more on her website, Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery.
Trish, graduated Valedictorian from Abbie Business Institute of Frederick, Maryland in 1989. She lived a life of tolerating sexual and murderous attacks repeatedly for almost 40yrs of her life. As a young single mother of three, she lived through addiction and attempted suicide, and used her later earned training to finally break the daily living cycle of sadness, fear, harm, and trauma in her children's lives.
In learning to become the best advocate possible, she has attended trainings in Domestic Violence Advocate, Sexual Assault Response, Elder Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Community Response Resource. She's researched the National Statistics, Centers for Disease, National Institute of Mental Health, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and has a special focus in Complex Post Traumatic Stress and the frontal lobe brain impairments that cause young children to live in a violent, threatening, traumatic environment.