WHEN CHILDREN CRY
Global Unity Dignity Protection Equality Of Human Beings for a Better World
THE NEWBREED ABOLISHIONIST LEADING THE WAY
Awareness Leading to Lasting Community Change
When Children CRY founder and chief executive officer,, Teri Broadstreet, victim and survivor of exploitation, trafficking and abuse is responsible for When Children CRY day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s development and technology strategy. She founded When Children CRY at her kitchen table beginning 2002 from frustrations of trying to get help for her child, and the special needs accommodated in public schools.
She then began therapuetic training for foster care in 2005, through Community Specialized Services Clinical Trainings and began fostering, advocating and mentoring therapuetic children in the foster care social systems in 2006 for the American Children’s Home.
She continued until the agency lost their funding in November 2009, even being dubbed as a miracle worker by social worker’s Leandra Marsh and other’s, then commended by vice President Doris Jobe (who had prior worked as Teri’s own child’s therapist, stating, “therapeutic agencies would give their right arm to have people like you working with their children.” She highly sought out Teri to work for the American Children’s Home.
After beginning with the children’s home, Teri never turned away any child for therapeutic care no matter how profound the need. She took care of societies most profound children that other’s had refused care and turned away with some that had even been adopted and put back into the system care and also turned away. She cared for them even without any respite care relief. Many who were unwanted because of such profound issues .
They were societies throw away children.
Once the children home lost their funding, she then switched her North Carolina therapuetic facility licensing over to NC Mentor, where she continued her work and research, until she moved in 2012. Her status currently remains inactive until she notifies NC Mentor otherwise. Out of further frustration, and trying to get her child, and the other therapeutic foster children the care and needs met in the public schools, even to the point of battling the school systems for the children’s rights calling in inter-agency attorney’s, and then successfully winning children’s rights to be served. In addition she was also working within the broken social service systems with continual problematic issues for these vulnerable children.
After hearing time and again frustrations from other parents, also advocating on their behalf, Teri was relentless and decided to do something to make a differnce. That’s when, When Children CRY was born. Articles of Incorporation were filed 12/18/2008 and she received Incorporation status, of 501\c/3 as in waitng returned New Years Eve 2009. It’s expected to transition to active after official board meeting, and all documentation is stamped, signed, sealed, delivered and confirmed.
Teri has since grown the nonprofit to a current board of five, and counting.
She began Management of a Real Estate Rental Agency, American Connections, where she staffed, a secretary, photographer, boiler room, marketing staff and advertising with successful completion of Real Estate Brokerage and Law at Davidson County Community College in 1985, where she also later successfully completed Lotus 123, and North Carolina Truck Driver Training that has in turn sparked the Tiara Trucker, Rollin to Rescue project for awareness of the missing and exploited in high risk trafficking venues in and around the trucking industry.
Teri has successfully completed Therapeutic Foster Care Clinical Trainings, Parternership & Parenting, Prevention Management of Aggressive Behavior of NC, Client Rights, Confidentiality, Person Centered Planning, Diagnosis, Substance Abuse – Symptoms and /behaviors, Special Populations, Documentation She has successfully completed Heartsaver CPR First Aid, and AED through the American Heart Association recurrently for Adults, Children and infants. She has successfully completed: Person Centered Practices, Client Rights, Confidentiality and HIPPA Laws,
Alternatives/Restrictive Interventions, Medication Administration, CPI Crisis Prevention for Non Violent Crisis Interventions, She successfully completed NCI- North Carolina Interventions – Preventions and Alternatives a curriculum of the NC Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. She has successfully completed Annual Training for Compliance Program, Client Rights, Current Year Strategic Plan, and Alternatives to Restraints, She has Successfully completed Cultural Competency.
She has worked with Catawba Small Business Administration where Director Jeff Neuville stated,
“One thing is for certain, I will never out research you.”… Teri also attended the United Way High Point, NC Leadership Program. She has advocated and volunteered for the Special Olympics regularly. She has perfomed public speaking for NC Mentor on behalf of Foster Children. Wearing many hats in the world of victims, violence, crimes and conqueror, she isn’t just juggling ideas, she’s dreaming of a better-designed world for all.