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 Stop Bullying - Don't Stand Alone

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In days of old, when under attack, our ancestors would circle the wagons, rather than allow anyone be targeted for standing alone. They would band together as a community to protect one another and restore peace.

bullying-standalone04BannerLed by Ark of Hope for Children, our Don’t Stand Alone - Stop Bullying team feels it is time to gather our communities and families around our schools and circle the wagons once again. Our students are targeted and the epidemic of bullying is expanding. Why? We feel it is because we are not banding together over the common cause of restoring peace and unity within our young people and their schools. Our students are standing targets and the drivers of the wagons have been too busy, self consumed or scattered to assist. It is time to incorporate the history we teach, come together as communities over this common cause and restore schools to united centers of learning and kindness.

Don’t Stand Alone – Stop Bullying is a collaboration of four great organizations that are focused on reaching young people targeted by bullying (peer abuse), depression, abuse, self harm, suicidal thoughts and more. Although we remain four separate organizations we are uniting in this effort to encourage communities to band together to restore peace among our youth. Parents, school staff, teachers and of course students; our young comrades are targeted because they stand alone in vulnerability.

Don’t Stand Alone – Stop Bullying is led by Ark of Hope for Children in association with Holding of Wrist, Challenge for Change Campaign, andbullying-standalone06thumb Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness. Together we have a supporter-base of over three million people from all around the world. The representing organizations with Don’t Stand Alone want to come to your schools and communities to inspire long lasting change!

We’ve been perfecting our anti-bullying campaign and now it’s time to get hyped up about it! Don’t Stand Alone is coming to schools up and down the east coast to change school environments and lives. We will gather together students, staff, parents, and community leaders to assemblies at each school.

We will have motivational speeches, videos, TJ Prodigy performing some of his high energy mission focused numbers, interviews and an open-mic assembly meant for you! But that’s only the start; we’ll be holding give-a-ways, provide pamphlets about each organization, and share how any student can stay connected to us even after we have left the area. These will be fun and productive experiences for everyone involved! Join us in bringing real change and encouraging all young people with Don’t Stand Alone. 


 Don’t Stand Alone - Stop Bullying member organizations include;  

Ark of Hope for Children

Founded in 1999 by Blair and Verna Corbett and their family of twelve, Ark of Hope for Children provides emotional care, mobilizes advocates andthumb arklogotransparent brings awareness for  victims of child abuse, child sex trafficking. Ark of Hope has helped victims become empowered survivors for many years using the internet. Their vast internet network now reaches more than 1 million individuals worldwide. Ark of Hope has built RemovingChains.org a safe live chat support website for victims of child abuse, trafficking, bullying, male and female survivors, sick kids and more. Through their network of Survivors Coaches and volunteer mentors they provide passion filled hope in many different countries.

ArkofHopeforChildren.org        |        RemovingChains.org              

Facebook.com/ArkofHope        |        Twitter.com/AbusedKids        |        Youtube.com/ark4kids    


Challenge for Change Campaign:

Started in 2011 by Youtube sensation TJ Prodigy, Challenge for Change Campaign has achievedthumb tjstopbullying numerous acts of kindness. At only 12 years old, TJ Prodigy has gained more than 11,000 twitter followers and over 100,000 views on Youtube. Using music that he writes and coproduces, TJ hopes to influence lives around the world, and he has begun doing that. His message is simple, bullying is wrong & needs to be changed. He dedicates most days towards his music which spreads that message, along with replying to his fans on Twitter. His most recent single is “Hands Up” which has gotten an outstanding 6,000 views in one month and has reached listeners in over 50 countries.  Before that, TJ collaborated with Tae Brooks to make “We Stand” which has gotten over 20,000 views in five months!

TJProdigyMusic.com        |        Facebook.com/tjprodigy10        |        Twitter.com/tjprodigymusic       

Youtube.com/tjlasinski 


Holding of Wrist:

Founded in 2008 by 15-year-old Jimmy Elliott, Holding of Wrist has gained an enormous supporter-base. Holding of Wrist has replied to overthumb howlrgbutton 75,000 e-mails from people in over 50 countries and has formed a community of over 100,000 people. Their message remains the same as it was in 2008, they believe love can change the world & that positive thinking has a big influence on your life. HOW has helped thousands of young people through self-harm, depression, and suicidal thoughts due to bullying, LGBT issues and more. Jimmy Elliott, now 19, has uploaded over 200 youtube videos which total over 150,000 views and has gained nearly 50,000 Twitter followers since 2008.

HoldingofWrist.com        |                Facebook.com/HoldingofWrist 

Twitter.com/HoldingofWrist        |        Youtube.com/HoldingofWrist 


Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness

In memory of Ann Gettis’ son Jeremiah, who took his life in 2006, she created a 501 (c)(3) nonprofitthumb jeremiahshopelrgbutton organization called Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness. JHFK is dedicated to spreading hope, respect, kindness and compassion in our homes, schools and communities. Jeremiah’s Hope For Kindness is a resource to students, parents, teachers, schools and communities in creating kind and respectful schools and communities that are safe and caring environments for all.

Ann has a Master’s degree in Community Psychology with a focus on bullying and violence prevention. She is also a certified trainer/consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Ann gives presentations telling their story, along with what she has learned about bullying prevention and what can be done to stop and prevent it. JHFK will help schools set up a plan to get involved, prevent bullying and to increase kindness and respect in your schools and communities.

JeremiahsHopeForKindness.org        |        Facebook.com/Jeremiahshopeforkindness

"Harbourage" transitional living shelters 

Work towards Ark of Hope for Children's "Harbourage" transitional living and long term shelters for rescued child trafficking victims have been suspended due to lack of funds and feasability within the state of Florida for the type of program we offered. 

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Blair and Verna Corbett, and Ark of Hope for Children were honored to have worked in conjunction with Homeland Security, the FBI and Florida state police in providinig short term emergency shelter and care for a few survivors for roughly two years. The rescued young people and one adult were an honor for us to serve. We were able to assess how to best meet their needs an dbegin a portion of their initial healing journey.

Ark of Hope for Children has developed a great working relationship with these and other unsung hero organizations who work to free captives from human slavery. These include our partners at ChildAbuse.com who worked to bring our Harbourage programs to reality. We continue with our other programs and indeed work daily supporting survivors of child abuse, child trafficking, ritual abuse and bullying. Through Ark of Hope's interventional and advocacy programs we work daily on a global scale using our virtual e-mentoring methods and Removing Chains live chat survivor support live chat site to redirect and empower their once broken lives.

Other great organizations we worked with on Harbourage include;

BEST Stop Trafficking

Bishop's Outreach

Federal Burea of Investigations, (FBI) Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State Homeland Security, Tallahassee, Florida

The Defender Foundation

 

Chain Breakers

Equipping and training volunteer Listeners, Mentors and Survivors Coaches

 

Victims are quite often lingering on the fringes of society; disconnected, depressed, confused and all too often suicidal. Abuse victims feelthumb Giving up unaccepted by peers that don't care or understand. They often don't trust adults who represent those that most often abused them in the first place. Even so they yearn for compassionate people that truly care and will help them process their painful past. 

Chain Breakers taps into Blair Corbett's 20+ years of experience as a Survivor's Coach to multiply his efforts to counter the effects of abuse in a Christ-like, loving, non-judgmental and non-discriminating way. Working with Ark of Hope you will help survivors build upon the abusive foundation of their past, strengthening them to lead successful, independent lives. We will do this by training up great listeners. You can learn from highly equipped trauma trainers in how to empower victims with healthy life skills, boundaries and much more.

Compassion filled listeners can be life savers for those suffering due to any form of abuse. Through Removing Chains, our live chat survivor support site, you can "stand in the gap" for victims worldwide. Through our Chains Breakers program Ark of Hope will equip impassioned caring people with keys that can be life changing for those suffering. We do not provide professional counseling but will try to connect individuals to localized professional help as well as needed or requested.

Insightful articles, videos and other resources that are shared with Ark of Hope fromthumb Circle of Hands around the internet will be collected in our training library. Mentors and interns will be able to receive very valuable insights from experts into helping people suffering from a wide variety of abuse related problems. Of course all volunteers, whether serving as mentors, college interns or as a survivors coach will be required to complete background checks for the safety of any "clients" seeking help from Ark of Hope for Children.

Survivors Coaches are the most highly committed e-mentors working with Ark of Hope on our Removing chains help site. These valuable individuals will receive expert training hours in different trauma assistance techniques led by a certified trauma specialist that works closely with us.

Removing Chains

Live chat survivor support site from Ark of Hope

www.RemovingChains.org

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15 FREE, anonymous live chat rooms for survivors offering group or one-on-one support

 

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Since 1992 Blair Corbett has been offering mentoring and counsel to young people in need of love and support. Since starting Ark of Hope for Children in 2000 many more child abuse and bullying victims have sought their help online. To date they have assisted hundreds of survivors of every kind of abuse imaginable from all over the world. 

Blair's passion was to CounterAttack the affects of their abusers using unconditional love and committed long term listening. Ark of Hope has worked through many social network sites for years, but those can be very insecure. So we built our own, secure and anonymous live chat help site where people can seek help without guilt or shame. This environment that is much more conducive to healing and empowerment.

Removing Chains has 15 chat rooms in the following categories;

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  • Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Chat Room
  • Family and Friends of Victims Room
  • Female Survivors - Women Only Chat Room
  • Male Survivors - Men Only Chat Room
  • Child Trafficking Victim Support Room 
  • Institutional, Ritual, SRA Abuse Room

Illness Related Support Rooms

  • Depression, Mental Health Support Room 
  • Sick, Disabled, Homebound Adult Room

Under 18 Support Rooms

  • Bullying Support-Don't Stand Alone Room 
  • Under 18 Child Abuse Support Roombullying-standalone07thumb 
  • Under 18 Depression, Self Harm, etc Chat Room 
  • Sick – Disabled Kids Chat Room

Welcome Rooms

  • Adult Welcome Lobby 
  • Teen Welcome Lobby

Meeting Rooms

  • Training Room 

 

We are so proud of the regional teams for the UnChained Project that are rising up in the United Kingdom! These teams are sharing theregions-uk message of Ark of Hope for Children's passion for survivors of child abuse (young and old), child trafficking, human trafficking and bullying within their regions of the world!

Following are links to the Facebook pages created for them. If you are in one of these areas join them and spread the love so survivors in your area can know they are cared about so much that their neighbors are reaching out to encourage them out of their silence and out of the shadows.

If you don't see your state or region we encourage you to start one. As more join they will help you carry the torch to cities, towns and schools throughout your part of the world. We will help in every way. Join the new Unchained Project site here.

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Leader(s);

Anna Bragga


 

We are so proud of the state teams for the UnChained Project that are rising up in the United States! These teams are sharingUS States the message of Ark of Hope for Children's passion for survivors of child abuse (young and old), child trafficking, human trafficking and bullying within their regions of the world.

Following are links to the Facebook pages created for them. If you are in one of these areas join them and spread the love so survivors in your area can know they are cared about so much that their neighbors are reaching out to encourage them out of their silence and out of the shadows.

If you don't see your state or region we encourage you to start one. As more join they will help you carry the torch to cities, towns and schools throughout your part of the world. We will help in every way. Join the new Unchained Project site here

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Leader(s);

Blair Corbett

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