Michigan Anti-Bullying Expert Lisa Freeman
Schools, Work Places, Communities in USA
Help for Abuse / Bullying / Violence
Lisa Freeman is an abuse/bully prevention expert in Michigan, the CEO of Abuse Bites and the Healing Projects Specialist with the Bully Police USA. She is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and offers both Training & Testing for Dog Obedience and Pet Therapy. She has hosted a National radio program for Dreamcatchers for Abuse Children and has worked closely with the SISFI Bully Taskforce in New York. Photo Gallery. In 2012 two of her stories were chosen as finalists in the blog category of the Dog Writers Association of America National Writing Competion. In Feb, 2013, she learned her story "Healing Hearts" was chosen as the winner of the prestigious Medallion Award.
I was both a Victim and a Bully, but now I'm A Survivor!
Abuse Bites, CEO Lisa (Elisabeth) Freeman, a lifelong abuse survivor, a bullying speaker in schools, work places, and communities, who works diligently to stop bullying in the USA. She knows if nothing changes, bullying and sucide will keep taking the lives of innocent children, teens and adults. CHANGE is what America needs!
Being a bully herself as well as a victim/target, Lisa Freeman has been on both sides of the bullying spectrum, which enables her to help with bullies. She offers help for bullies through her love, compassion, and realization that they were probably abused or bullied too. Her book "Run For Your Life", educational anti-bullying workshops, and advocacy have offered much help for bullying in Michigan. Now she hopes to offer even more for the victims of bullying in the USA.
Overcoming panic attacks and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, at the age of 26 she turned her life around. After passing her GED and graduating college with an Associates Degree, she founded two non-profit organizations, now combining them into one: Abuse Bites & A Time to Heal (2000). She later became an Award-Winning Author with her new book release "Run For Your Life" (2005). Her love of pets/dogs led her to take in an abused runaway dog, and with some brief training the two became Award-Winning Certified Pet Therapists and began teaching and training others the ropes of heeling and healing (2006). Currently she uses her therapy dogs in her activism to fight bullying and violence and to help others heal.
A Voice for the Bullied: Help for Bullies, Victims, & Bystanders
Bullying in the USA is huge! Everyone in Lisa Freeman's family were bullied or abused in some way (even their dogs). However, they all received the help they needed and have healed. Now Lisa wants to take that amazing healing to others.
"Many programs today offer help and a solution only for victims of abuse. I was both bullied and the bully. I've also been a parent of children who bully as well as children who have been bullied. And until we offer complete help for bullies and healing for all those involved in the bullying spectrum, we will not see the change our world so needs." ~Lisa Freeman, CEO Abuse Bites & Healing Projects Specialist Bully Police USA
A Change For Victims, Bystanders, Bullies & Their Families
"In Loving Memory of my precious son, Brian and my loving father, Stanley Hunt."
- Freeman's son, Brian, had Asperger's Syndrome and a rare heart condition. He was bullied all through life. Yet, he had a change of heart and instead of wanting to get even with the bullies, he wanted to help with bullies. He believed they could change and if they did change, the problem of suicide, bullycide and cyber bullying could all come to an end. So although on a heart transplant list he wanted to travel all over and share his story to stop bullying in the USA.
- When Brian unexpectedly passed away in 2010, his family found a CHANGE jar he'd been saving, that's when his mother knew she was to collect CHANGE so they could go all over like Brian wanted and offer help for the bullies, by being the CHANGE to CHANGE HEARTS & SAVE LIVES. Brian's Story
- CHANGE of HEART TOUR-- A patriotic memory quilt has been made in Brian's memory, which includes 50 white hearts, which will be signed in each state as the family travels to stop bullying in the USA, like Brian wanted, to be a voice for those silenced in death and bring healing and help for bullies and all.