Marsha Woodland, Author/Motivational Speaker, to be Honored at BMORENEWS Global Forum on Women's Empowerment :: 6.15.12
(WASHINGTON - June 12, 2012) - The BMORENEWS Global Forum on Women's Empowerment is all set for this Friday at the United Nations. The event will feature two keynote speakers, a panel discussion, and an awards ceremony by Sisters4Sisters Network, Inc.
Honorees include the incredibly inspiring Marsha Woodland.
WHO IS MARSHA WOODLAND?
Marsha Woodland is an established professional and Peer Consultant working with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC); she has been abstinent from drugs for 15 years and on the road to unimaginable accomplishments.
Marsha is a trauma survivor who uses her lived experiences to encourage, educate and empower women all over the United States. She has 15 years of recovery & restoration from addiction and bondage; as well as an extensive trauma history, with training and education that reinforces her commitment to trauma informed practices & alternatives to seclusions and restraints.
Marsha founded the Building Bridges Foundation in 2008 and through her own words as an Author; she has written several books that share her story of sorrow and hope. Her first book, "Doomed to be Nothing; Destined to be Something" is said to be destined a "Best Seller" at the House of Sharon. In her book she shares the journey from helplessness to hope and from hurt to healing. She is a walking "recovery story" and uses her life as a testament that trauma survivors can & do recover and live successful, productive lives.
Marsha is currently a 4th year Criminal Justice Student at UMUC (University of Maryland University College) and her organization serves the needs of women, to include female ex-offenders. Marsha’s passion for trauma informed care is evident in her advocacy as a Trauma Survivor, Mentor, Student, Author, and Trauma Peer Consultant. She embraces the opportunity to help others to heal & recover with optimism and enthusiasm; Cherishing her purpose as the Voice of Victims everywhere. She takes her work seriously, and counts it an honor & a privilege. She looks forward to the release of her latest book this summer, entitled “Shattered; Never Broken”. Her commitment to encourage, educate and empower is grounded in her favorite quote: “To whom much is given, much is required.”