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Award Winning Best Seller ‘Street Fight in Iraq’ Honored in December’s ‘Soldier of Fortune Magazine’


Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) October 8, 2007

Lt. Col. Neil Levin USMC, (Ret), CEO and Publisher, Leatherneck Publishing, Div. of Levin Publishing Group, LLC, today announced that Soldier of Fortune Magazine, the elite and definitive publication for the professional military, government, and commercial trooper, honors Leatherneck Publishing in their forthcoming December 2007 issue. It features significant excerpts from this best seller and award winning book. Says Robert K. Brown, Editor/Publisher of Soldier of Fortune, “‘Street Fight in Iraq’ chronicles and exposes what is really going on over there. I felt it necessary to bring this important resource to the attention of our 150,000 readers.” Established in 1975, Soldier of Fortune Magazine is the industry leader in military and protective services publications.

If you wonder what it’s like fighting with the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces in Iraq, you are in for a hair raising ride when you read Leatherneck Publishing’s latest book release by Gunnery Sergeant, now 1st Sgt Patrick Tracy. A seasoned 19-year Marine Corps Warrior of many battles, GySgt Tracy takes you second by second on heart pounding, breath stopping missions through the streets of Ramadi seeking out the terrorists who hide in the shadows of inhumanity. Around the next corner awaits a surprise ambush, a massive fire fight or a little child wired for your touch. GySgt Tracy is a master at describing each moment as he lived it. He recorded each event in his personal mission log over a seven month tour of duty in one of the hottest combat zones, Ramadi, Iraq.

“Street Fight in Iraq” relates with great candor the unvarnished realities of dealing with day to day combat in and around Ramadi. You will be shocked, fascinated, outraged and frustrated when you read about the fight for Democracy and Peace in Iraq. This book is about Marines who made the journey to combat and the unbelievable events that followed. Called, “down and dirty,” the language is harsh, the writing brutally honest and the message clear. This is a definite “must read” for military and civilians alike. This book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing Online Bookstore,

“Our mission is to provide a venue to every military person, Marine, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with a story to tell,” says Levin. “We have a commitment to not only publish, but to help each of our authors realize their potential to become the best. Also, we function as a marketing aggregator for independent self publishers to expand their distribution in the market place through our book distribution operations.”

To view a 6 minute video of the Leatherneck Publishing Story click on the following link: The Leatherneck Publishing Story

“Street Fight In Iraq” is published by Leatherneck Publishing located in Oceanside, CA This book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing Online Bookstore, or your local bookstore. Dealer discounts offered through Charles Levy Home Entertainment Book Distribution and Baker &Taylor. Other recently published books, “An Angel Rode My Wing,” “A Corpsman’s Legacy” and “Of Ice and Steel” are also available.

Review copies are available to accredited media venues by calling (760) 978-4122. When requesting via e-mail, please provide your name, title, organization, address and phone number.

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Foster & Adoptive Moms Honored On Mother’s Day at One Luxury Hotel in Austin

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 4, 2008

This Mother’s Day, The Renaissance Austin Hotel will host a special tribute to Foster and Adoptive Moms in the Austin and Central Texas area with a “Salute to Foster/Adoptive Moms,” a complimentary Mother’s Day brunch and program that honors moms who give the gift foster children want most: a family. May is a significant month for mothers nationally, serving as National Foster Care Month, and also a time that traditionally honors mothers across the country for the Mother’s Day holiday.

The Renaissance Austin Hotel is hosting and funding this special event for the fifth consecutive year in partnership with the Adoption Coalition of Texas (ACT) and their annual project – Heart Gallery of Central Texas, and the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). This year’s event brings a new perspective with a focus on the mother’s personal needs for self rejuvenation and relaxation. The 12 moms who have been invited with their families will receive a gift bag of cosmetics, donated by Saks Fifth Avenue. This luxury Austin hotel will have a masseuse at the brunch to give neck and shoulder massages to these hardworking mothers and will also have a photographer available to offer a group portrait to each family. “We enjoy hosting this special event for a truly unique group of mothers. Their contributions make such a difference in a child’s life and development so we think it is important to recognize their endless efforts,” stated Rob Gillette, General Manager for Renaissance Austin Hotel.

The special moms and their families have reservations for their complimentary brunch at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 11, in the atrium area of the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Brunch will also be available in the Renaissance’s Austin arboretum restaurant for the general public and their families to enjoy the holiday. The hotel’s public brunch is offered from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and prices are $ 44.95 per person for adults, $ 19.95 for teenagers, and free for children 12 and under; prices do not include tax and gratuity.

About Renaissance Austin Hotel

The newly-renovated Renaissance Austin Hotel is located just 11 miles or fifteen minutes from downtown, nestled in the scenic hills of northwest Austin and a gateway to the Texas Hill Country. The Austin, Texas hotel is the cornerstone to the upscale entertainment complex offered in the package, the Arboretum, which is a 95-acre park-like setting filled with over 80 shops, boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters, walking and jogging paths. With 65,000 square feet of function space, including the new Glass Oaks ballroom opening this summer and the recently-renovated 30,000 square foot exhibit hall, the hotel is an attractive destination for both business and leisure travelers. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.renaissanceaustin.com.

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Coastal Cuties Organic Tear Free Toddler Shampoo Announced as a Honored Recipient of iParenting Media Award in Baby Care Category


Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2009

Coastal Cuties Gear, Inc., a producer of natural, organic, and paraben-free baby care products announced that it’s Natural & Organic Orange Creamsicle Tear Free Toddler Shampoo was a recipient of an iParenting Media Award in the 2009 category. Made with organic and natural ingredients, no parabens or phthalates, Coastal Cuties Tear-Free Orange Creamsicle Toddler Shampoo is a gentle daily shampoo that conditions and moisturizes while protecting hair’s natural moisture content.

The iParenting Media Awards is one of the country’s premiere product evaluation and testing services. Coastal Cuties Tear-free Shampoo was reviewed by iParenting’s nationwide reviewers comprising of a diverse group of parents, experts, licensed childcare centers.

“We are thrilled to have Coastal Cuties tear free toddler shampoo be the recipient of an iParenting award,” states Coastal Cuties founder Andrea Salisbury. “As parents concerned about both the environment and the harmful chemicals found in most other baby and toddler personal care we created the Coastal Cuties Website and produced a complete line of natural and organic personal care products for children. To have an esteemed group of peers and professionals at iParenting recognize our achievements with this award is an honor.”

About Coastal Cuties Gear

Southern California based Coastal Cuties began as a support group for new moms and a means to support local charities. Coastal Cuties Gear is dedicated to providing advice, tips, and well tested, mother approved eco-friendly baby gear including it’s own line of natural organic high-quality kidsafe personal care products Coastal Cutie’s natural and organic baby and toddler products can be found at http://www.CoastalCutiesGear.com or by calling (800) 516-3792.

About iParenting.com

iParenting Awards is part of the Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio, a leading group of sites that provide inspiration and ideas for parents on a variety of topics important to today`s families. Sites include Disney Family.com, Kaboose.com, FamilyFun.com, BabyZone.com, ParentZone.com, AmazingMoms.com and iParenting.com.

iParenting Awards is the leading family products evaluation program that is committed to helping parents make informed decisions as they choose products for their family. The iParenting Awards’ method for testing and evaluating products requires review by leading experts, parents and childcare providers, and each product is evaluated on numerous attributes such as quality, durability, age-appropriateness and play value, among many others. The iParenting Awards product testing and evaluation practices ensure that the highest quality

products offering the best value for families are recognized in the marketplace.

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GBK Honored 2009 Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters at its 4th Annual Luxury Emmy Lounge ‘A Luxury Bazaar for the Senses’


Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2009

Over 100 Celebrities and Press enjoyed the festivites at GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge. They entered this Moroccan inspired lounge to music from Koffee House who featured some of their top artists and DJ SHY who was spinning the hottest tracks throughout the day. This was definitely a party not to be missed

ROAR CLOTHING was one of the biggest hits. In addition to their billboard campaign opportunity giving celebrities the opportunity to submit their charity to be highlighted in the month of October, they also gifted their ‘Fresh Casual’ shirts and products which exude confidence and individuality. Many of the guests couldn’t wait to wear these cool shirts on the town. Co-sponsor, EMERGING MAGAZINE, brought a wide range of gifts, including a chance to go to NASCAR and drive around the track at 200 MPH, an assortment of products from Project Runway’s Gordana Gehlhausen, ‘The Dazer Laser’, and diamond encrusted iPod ear buds; IndulgentEscapes.com, gave out the finest in luxury travel, to one of their many top resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Six Senses Destination Spa in Thailand hooked the nominees and presenters with: A five night stay including meals and spa services (Over $ 10,000 value); Danny Alex’s Muscle Flex, a leading edge fitness, health and lifestyle company gifted one of a kind, one size fits all garments from their Vata Brasil Sports and Active wear line as well as a Buddy Tablet Caddy. The women celebrities in particular were extremely excited about this. To keep the healthy body alive ACAISODA.com gifted a year of their tasty Acai Soda – a soda providing energy, stress relief and weight loss.

Gavin Keilly, CEO of GBK said, “this is truly a remarkable drink.” Hands down the Press and Celebrities alike were amazed with THE ONE TOUCH SOLUTION, a cutting edge A/V software program that with one finger you are able to program parental controls, audio, visual, A/C, heat, lights and security. Jamie Kennedy said, “when can I get this installed. This is really cool.” Nourish, a woman-owned company that provides health and convenience products to children and their families gifted an exclusive Emmy Nourish Gift Box with various baby products, which interestingly enough even the celebrities without children were excited about; Mocks, a protective and designer socks for cell phones, digital cameras and ipods were also on site with their latest accessories.

On the fashion front, the lounge featured RANDY JACKSON EYEWEAR, gifting a cool pair of optical-quality shades or eyeglass frame from the ‘Dawg’ himself, Randy Jackson; Jen m was on site with her gorgeous Zen Jewelz to give a mini energy consultation followed by a gift of spiritual gemstone jewelry that connected many to their higher self; Hunter Fashion Clips had their adorable handmade hair clips designed by child entrepreneur Hunter Stevens with proceeds that benefit organizations promoting the physical, mental and spiritual development of girls; OKOBOS fitted everyone with their unique footwear gifting shoes designed to be a messenger of hope and a vehicle for change. Jennifer Love Hewitt loved the fact that proceeds from each product benefits their child-focused philanthropic organization. Audra and Daliah had their unique jewelry with a blend of handcrafted South American artisanship and contemporary design on display, which were incredibly impressive. Finally Cool Three, gifted their fashionable and functional accessories as well bags for women and girls and their ‘Big Wave’ professional gear for men.

On the beauty front, invited guests will also be pampered with on-site beauty treatments and beauty products from RN Factor, medicinal skin care products combining the best of nature and science as well as mini facials on site; REVITALASH, a ‘favorite’ at GBK Gift Lounge, was Gifting their eyelash conditioner that lengthens and thickens eye lashes, as well as their new hair product called Hair by RevitaLash, a conditioner that gives you thicker and fuller hair ($ 150 value each); Center for Advance Medicine gifted their extraordinary Trans D Tropin – the only natural product rubbed on your forearms that promises to be a ‘fountain of youth’ used by over 1800 Doctors; Lalo Fitness, gifted 3 personal training sessions valued at $ 450; Vivier Pharma kept attendees from getting burnt on this hot day by gifting their high quality daily moisturizing shield. IT&LY HAIRFASHION, made in Milan Italy treated guests to their Purity Design Styling Line with rich and luxurious phyto-derived antioxidants and uv inhibitors that will hydrate and protect the hair. Barbar Hair Tools gave out his designer hair tools for men and women and finallyInfinity Sun provided Infinity sun glow on the Go sunless tanning aerosol and a spray tan gift certificate.

This Year’s BAZAAR FOR THE SENSES had sampling of some of GBK’s top picks in cuisine and spirits including: Best Tequila, AsomBroso (also the chosen tequila for the 2009 Emmy Awards); Most unique vodka Devotion Vodka and Cognac based liquor, Alize The Best of the Best wines included Verite Wines (Best Meritage), Shafer Wines (Best Cabernet), Etude Wines (Best Californian Pinot Noir), Roco Wines (Best Oregon Pinot Noir), Talbott Vineyards (Best Chardonnay), Pahlmeyer (Best Merlot), and Illumination (Best Sauvignon).

In the food category Chosen for Best Japanese Cuisine was MVSEVM by Brian Ogawa (formerly of Katsuya by Stark and Katana) specializes in fusing five essential senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste) and aims to bridge creativity by supporting homegrown artists, giving them a unique platform to showcase their work. Chosen for Best Gourmet Bites, Garden of Eating Catering & Events served a selection of gourmet hot or cold bites and sweet treats. Chosen for Best Chocolate was CHARLES GOURMET CHOCOLATES. They also gifted boxes of their gourmet artisan chocolates and while providing delicious melt in your mouth samples. Best Street Taco went to CalbiBBQ, a new more modern version of the classic Mexican taco truck fused with authentic Korean BBQ. Chosen for Best Cake was the infamous HANSEN CAKES. They served samples and displayed one of their trademark elaborate display cakes fitted to the theme. This was truly a masterpiece work of art. Best Frozen Yogurt went to Cefiore, who will be sampled their leading all natural, non-fat frozen yogurt with an assortment of toppings. Chosen for Best American Cuisine was JOHNNY ROCKETS. They were on site serving up samples of their delicious shakes and offering the nominees and presenters a VIP Card to eat for a year this American-favorite restaurant group.

The Best Luxury Tea went to FULLY LOADED TEA, a tea company that takes exotic berries full of vitamins and antioxidants and blends them with premium whole leaf green, black and white teas. A selection of teas were displayed and available for tasting. EVO took home the Best Energy Drink category, and plenty of their “positive energy” drinks (full of real, healthy ingredients), and Drench was selected as the Best New Water.

And lastly, to honor its continued commitment to charitable giving, the following charities were present to represent their mission: DONATE LIFE – A national campaign to inspire Americans to donate life by signing up on their state registry as an eye, organ and tissue donor (onelegacy.org); WHITE KNOT for Equality -White Knot for Equality is a non-profit organization formed after the passage of Prop 8 in California to educate and inform the public on the issue of Marriage Equality, engage people in the conversations necessary to change hearts and minds, and visibly show the true support Marriage Equality has (whiteknot.org); FEED THE CHILDREN – Provides food, water, medical care and hope to children worldwide (feedthechildren.org); SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION – Somaly Mam Foundation gave celebrities an opportunity to get involved in ending human trafficking and invited them to attend the second annual SMF benefit in Beverly Hills, a Night of Hopes and Dreams on Sept. 29 (somaly.org).

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin B. Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting Lounges, GBK Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/PR. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to http://www.gbkproductions.com

For More Information on DONATE LIFE, go to onelegacy.org

For More Information on FEED THE CHILDREN, go to feedthechildren.org

For More Information on WHITE KNOT, go to whiteknot.org

For More Information on SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION, go to somaly.org

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Total Transformation Program Honored by The National Association of Social Workers and The National Parenting Center


Westbrook, ME (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011

In the course of helping more than a quarter of a million families, The Total Transformation Program has also picked up some prestigious awards from professional organizations across the country. The multi-media home study program used nationally by parents to manage behavior problems in children and teenagers, has won The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education and The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval, as well as the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for quality and an iParenting award for its companion website, EmpoweringParents.com

The NASW approves educational programs that meet its strict criteria through its continuing education department. The Total Transformation Program, developed by behavioral therapist James Lehman and Legacy Publishing Company, was approved for six contact hours of continuing education, and is used by social work professionals to meet the continuing education requirement for social work licensure and certification renewal.

The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Their consumer-oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and speaks to the quality and desirability of a product.

The Total Transformation Program teaches parents how to turn around disrespectful, defiant, obnoxious and even abusive behaviors in children and teenagers with practical, hands-on techniques. James Lehman, MSW developed the program in his more than 30 years of working with behaviorally troubled, at risk youth and their families. The program offers straightforward techniques for stopping arguments, setting limits, giving consequences and teaching accountability and problem solving.

Legacy Publishing Company is Americas premier producer of personal development programs for families and couples. Legacys flagship product, The Total Transformation Programcreated by renowned child behavioral therapist James Lehman, MSWhas sold nearly a quarter of a million units to date. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Nathan OLeary at 856-5600 x 3013 or nso(at)legacypublishingcompany(dot)com.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and also seeks to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy. The National Parenting Center was founded in 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice from the worlds most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

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San Francisco Family Lawyer Sarah Haselup Honored for Pro Bono Asylum Work


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2012

Sarah Haselop, associate attorney at the San Francisco family law firm Heath-Newton LLP, was honored by the UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) on Wednesday, April 10 for her pro bono work on the San Francisco Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) asylum program.

For four years, Haselop has provided pro bono legal representation to individuals seeking refuge in the United States. She has provided direct representation in many cases involving gender-based violence against women in their country of origin.

The United States is, and always has been, a safe harbor for individuals who have found the strength and courage to leave everything behind their home countries to find a new and better life for themselves, says Haselop. It is my deep honor to help these brave people.

In addition to her counsel, Haselop has helped mentor fellow attorneys and conducted intake interviews for the LCCR. Due to the nature of her clients claims, Sarah has worked with the CGRS at UC Hastings College of Law, which has been instrumental in providing the resources to create legal argument and identify case precedents in asylum law.

According to the CGRS, thousands of migrants flee the violence and persecution of their native countries and seek refuge in the United States every year. Many of them cant read or write in English and come from countries that do not guarantee the right to due process.

Because of this, these victims are rendered virtually helpless when it comes to understanding the complex U.S. immigration and asylum laws and are unable to obtain sound legal advice. It is up to pro bono attorneys, organized and supported by groups such as the LCCR and the CGRS, to fill this gap.

About the UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

UC Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California. The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) provides legal expertise, training, and resources to attorneys representing asylum seekers, advocates for the protection of refugees and advancement of refugee law and policy, and uses domestic, regional, and international human rights mechanisms to address the root causes of persecution. For more information, visit uchastings.edu.

About the San Francisco Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

For more than 40 years, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area has worked to advance, protect and promote the legal rights of communities of color, immigrants and refugees — with a specific focus on low-income communities and a long-standing commitment to African Americans. Lawyers’ Committee staff, working with hundreds of pro bono attorneys, provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals on civil legal matters through direct services, impact litigation and policy advocacy. For more information, visit lccr.com.

About Heath-Newton, LLP

Heath-Newton, LLP is a San Francisco family law practice focused on families. These San Francisco divorce attorneys pride themselves on working with clients from all backgrounds and lifestyles. Heath-Newton, LLP specializes in premarital agreements (prenups), same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships, divorce, child support, spousal support, adoption, and child custody in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

For more information about asylum laws, or any family law matters, please contact San Francisco divorce attorneys Heath-Newton, LLP by calling (415) 992-5038, visit http://www.heathnewton.com, or stop by their office located at 240 Stockton Street, Suite 300 in San Francisco, California.







Sisters of Bon Secours Honored with Maxis and Advocate Awards


Marriottsville, Maryland (PRWEB) May 18, 2012

Sister Alice Talone, CBS, was recognized on April 29, 2012 with the Maxis Award. This award from Villa Maria Academy High School of Springfield, PA, celebrates an alumna of the school who has remained faithful to the workings of the Holy Spirit and who has acted with integrity and led by example. According to the requirements for nominees of this award, she has also shown respect for self and others while making a substantial contribution to the community.

Sister Alice became a Sister of Bon Secours directly after graduating from Villa Maria, then graduated from Bon Secours School of Nursing, earned a bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and then a Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. Sr. Alice has cared for countless people as both an acute care and home health nurse, a pastoral associate, hospital chaplain and a parish nurse. She has also served the Sisters of Bon Secours as vocation director and president of their Province. She is currently busy with her ministry as a parish nurse, visiting elderly parishioners who are homebound. In an administrative role, she serves on the sponsor board of directors for Sisters Academy, board of directors for Bon Secours Health System and the steering council for the P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace. When asked about receiving this distinction, Sr. Alice said, To God be the glory. I am humbled at receiving the Maxis Award!

Sister Fran Gorsuch, CBS, received the Advocate Award during the Hands of Hope Gala on May 11, 2012 at The Nyack Seaport in Nyack, NY. This annual fundraising event for One to One Learning, an organization developed by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkhill, NY, honors people who have made significant contributions to the community. One to One Learning educates the local community by teaching English to their neighbors. Sr. Fran is the recipient of this award because of her tireless efforts and passion for immigrants and their needs. Sister Ceclia La Pietra, OP, Executive Director of One to One Learning, works with Sr. Fran on the Immigration Coalition of Rockland and says, [Sr. Fran] is clear in her thinking on each issue and always speaks on behalf of justice with courage, conviction, determination, action. Sr. Ceclia continues to say, She is knowledgeable about the issues and takes a leadership role in questioning and suggesting ways to work toward a solution that is diplomatic and inclusive. For being a voice for the voiceless in Rockland County, we present Sister Fran Gorsuch with the Advocate Award.

Sister Fran currently serves as Director of Community Initiatives at Bon Secours Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and also as Vocation Promoter for the Sisters of Bon Secours. In her role at the hospital, she has reached out to the sick and poor, many of whom are immigrants and without health insurance. Sr. Fran also saw a communication need with staff members at the hospital who were not native English speakers. She promoted a program of classes for English as a second language, for their own improvement and in their relations with patients and coworkers. Sr.Fran was also influential in initiating the Spirit of Rockland, a new center for victims of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, services for people with special needs and victims of violence to the immigrant population. The Spirit of Rockland operates under the auspices of the district attorneys office of Rockland County, in partnership with Good Samaritan, Rockland Family Shelter, Child Protective Services and other agencies. She is the Sisters of Bon Secours representative on the board of directors of UNANIMA International, a non-governmental organization at the United Nations committed to stopping the demand for trafficking of women and children, justice for immigrants and refugees and issues around water and the rights of all human beings for access to water. In her role as Vocation Promoter she extends the outreach to young Catholic women who may be considering religious life by networking with campus ministry groups and parishes. She also coordinates the annual Project Good Help volunteer event each summer. Young women come to work side-by-side with the sisters within inner city Baltimore to help the underprivileged during this short-term service project.

Sister Fran also gives time by serving on the board of Catholic Community Services of Rockland Co., the board of directors of Bon Secours Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, the Bon Secours New York Health System board of directors, the Immigration Coalition of Rockland County and the Healthy Priorities Committee of the Rockland County Department of Health.

About the Sisters of Bon Secours: As an international congregation of Catholic sisters they have long had a heart for providing healthcare, social services, spiritual comfort, and education to disadvantaged communities since their inception in 1824 when they nursed the sick in their homes. Today, their approach to caring for all of creation equips the Sisters of Bon Secours to spread holistic wellness and Gods love throughout the four corners of the world. For more information on discerning your vocation to become a nun, please visit http://BonSecoursVocations.org, email: CBSVocations(at)bshsi(dot)org or call 410-442-0267.







Dr. Kathy Seifert and ESPS Honored with Mission Flag


Salisbury, MD (PRWEB) May 19, 2012

With a special place in her heart for the armed forces who protect the United States, Salisbury-based psychologist Dr. Kathy Seifert and her behavioral health company, Eastern Shore Psychological Services, have gone above and beyond their call of duty, providing extraordinary support for Maryland National Guard members and their families. As a token of their appreciation for unwavering assistance, she and her company will be awarded a mission flag during a fundraising event hosted by a local non-profit organization, A Taste of Home Inc., on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Employing over eighty-five members on staff, Dr. Seifert has created a culture at Eastern Shore Psychological Services (ESPS) that places the needs of soldiers, their spouses, staff, and family members high on their priority list. They understand the difficulties of deployment for the families left at home, are flexible with the schedules of staff members who have family in the National Guard, and, in partnership with A Taste of Home Inc., have made supportive counseling available to soldiers in need.

As a result of extraordinary effort, she and ESPS will be receiving a mission flag, flown in their honor during an actual military mission, which also comes with a certificate signed by participating airmen.

Ive always had tremendous pride in the men and women of the National Guard and Reserves, says Dr. Seifert. These people and their families have made monumental sacrifices for our country already, so its our duty as civilians to help make their lives easier moving forward. Its an amazing feeling to be recognized for our efforts with this mission flag, yet there is nothing better than just being able to assist these courageous people. This award only further underscores the importance of supporting the armed forces.

The mission flag will be presented during the sixth annual fundraiser hosted by A Taste of Home Inc., an organization founded by Dr. Bob Strahl that supports troops by directly donating food, goods, and gifts to soldiers overseas. The fundraiser will consist of a golf outing during the day at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD, followed by a reception and the award ceremony during the evening.

For more information on Dr. Kathy Seifert, please visit http://www.DrKathySeifert.com. For more information on the fundraising event please visit http://www.atasteofhome.org.

About Dr. Kathy Seifert

Dr. Seifert has over thirty years experience in mental health, addictions, and criminal justice work. In addition to creating the Juvenile CARE-2 (Child and Adolescent Risk Evaluation), Dr. Seifert is a popular writer for the Psychology Today website, has been an interview guest on Anderson Cooper 360

Kidpower Honored As 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

Kidpower announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit, says Irene van der Zande, Kidpower founder and executive director. We are proud of our accomplishments this year; including bringing safety skills education to more than 200,000 people with our One Million Safer Kids initiative, creating new curriculum, publishing The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, and many more free articles and videos to help more people have access to what can be life-saving personal safety skills to stop bullying, abuse, kidnapping and other violence.

Dallas Clinical Professionals to be Honored at Sierra Tucsons Gratitude for Giving Breakfast


Tucson, AZ (Vocus) November 10, 2010

On Friday, November 12, 2010, Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center, will host the first Dallas Gratitude for Giving Breakfast to recognize clinical professionals and others for their considerable contributions to the Dallas community. The breakfast and ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8:00 a.m.) at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Texas. Over 100 attendees are expected to join this celebration to pay tribute to their peers. Media are invited to attend free of charge.

The following individuals will be recognized for their years of service to others:

Compassion Recognition Barry Knezek, M.D.

Hope Recognition Susan Hutchison

Humility Recognition Pam Newton, M.S., LCDC

Pillar of the Community Robert Miles, M.A.-Counseling, AAC, LCDC, ADC, CCGC, CPS

Spirit Recognition Susie Hair, LCSW, PLLC

Vision Recognition Uma Rao, M.D.

Gratitude Recognition Lois Jordan, LCSW, LCDC

Sierra Tucson has been working with clinicians in the Dallas area for over 26 years, states Christi Cessna, Sierra Tucsons Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing. We are always looking for ways to give back to the community that helps so many people. While Sierra Tucson sponsors this event, the observance is truly shaped by the Dallas therapeutic community to honor the passion of the recovery and behavioral health professionals.

For over 26 years, Sierra Tucson has provided compassionate care and clinical excellence. Multi-licensed as a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center, Sierra Tucson excels at treating coexisting disorders and has developed internationally renowned programs for Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Pain Management, and Sexual and Trauma Recovery. In-depth assessment services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Sierra Tucson has been awarded dual Accreditation by The Joint Commission and Pain Program Accreditation by the American Academy of Pain Management.

Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, Sierra Tucson offers patients a beautiful, natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information, call 800-842-4487 or visit SierraTucson.com.

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit CRChealth.com.

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