Making Peace with your Past-Buried Memories: Katie Beers’ Story

February 19, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Stem

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Buried Memories: Katie Beers’ Story is a never-before-told true story of survival, memory and recovery. A profoundly neglected and abused child was kidnapped and locked in an underground box for 17 days. With strength and smarts, she slipped the chains of captivity and began a new life. Katie Beers, now a married working mother, breaks her 20-year public silence to reveal the inspiring story of her torment and recovery. The kidnapping of Katie Beers made worldwide headlines in late 1992. As details emerged daily about Katie’s pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse, public outrage grew over the failure of suburban institutions and the Long Island community to have helped her. The kidnapping was the exclamation point at the end of a tragic childhood. The public was rooting for Katie, and now, the public can finally know the ending to the captivating story in Katie’s own words.

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Dr. Stem

Dr. Stem

My name is Dr. Sithembile Stem Mahlatini, a compassionate and result oriented personal and organizational development Professional Speaker with a vision since 2007. I am a messenger and champion of Hope, better known as the Voice of Hope. I am the President and Founder of Global Counseling & Coaching Services, Inc. and Founder of Women and Youth Empowerment Seminars. I hold a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts, a Master of Social Work, MSW degree and Ed. D degree in Organizational Leadership.

I am originally from Harare Zimbabwe in Africa. I have been a resident of the USA for 26 years. After obtaining my degrees, I was licensed as a Psychotherapist and became certified as a professional speaker, author, career and life coach. My work is primarily with adolescents and families. I have conducted extensive adolescents work with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and in my private practice. My work has also included extensive grief work, crisis stabilization and employee assistance (EAP).

I am certified as a speaker, trainer, and coach through both the John C. Maxwell Team and the Susan Jeffers “Feel the Fear and Do it anyway” team. My goal is to empower, educate, and engage others so that they believe and achieve more in life than they ever thought possible. I have authored four books, including my memoir “Beyond the Tears-A story of Hope and Encouragement, and co-authored seven books with the Professional Woman Network.

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