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Domestic Violence Conference 

UnitE in Light 2022
(Click HERE for DETAILS)

Every Tuesday & Thursday Nights
6:30 pm Mountain Time

October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 27 

We are all Light. When we Unite the Light inside us, we amplify power, energy, and love to others. Changing the face of Domestic Violence starts with shining a light on the subject, holding tough conversations, and choosing to change, heal, and GET REAL!





All events will be broadcast through Streamyard on my FB group "Beacon of Light Podcast" and through my Youtube Channel, April Tribe Giauque Beacon of Light. Tune in to the night that will help you, or tune into Each NIGHT!

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Meet the Speakers


Andrea Merriman
Oct 4th Prevention

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Keely Crook
Oct 6th
Red Flags

I disrupt the normalcy of DV, coach and train leaders, and provide H.E.L.P.

The Jennifer Y. Merriman H.E.L.P. Program was designed for victims of Domestic Violence and those at risk that are ready to live independently and free from harm and abuse.

1. Hope: understanding there is life after abuse and forgiveness

2. Empowerment: Will give tools needed to make decisions with power and understanding;

3. Life Skills

4. Prevention: learn skills to recognize domestic violence and decrease the chances of toxic relationships


She was being boiled alive in her relationship until she jumped out of the water and saved herself.

I inspire and empower both women and men to escape the cycle of abuse.

1. Identify toxic behaviors

2. Tools to help identify abuse

3. Being able to understand when it is time to leave a relationship

My Walk My Way

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Andrea D. Merriman is a Creative Harmony Coach and Master Domestic Violence H.E.L.P.© Coach that will help you clarify your purpose to create self-harmony and take ownership of your life. She’s survived several family tragedies. She works through the pain of her loss with purpose and passion. Clothed in strength she nurtures her family while sharing her philosophy and techniques with women from their youth up. Andrea designed the Jennifer Y. Merriman H.E.L.P.© program because of the increasing risk of dating and domestic violence. The H.E.L.P. program offers hope, empowerment, life skills and prevention methods to women of all ages.

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Keely was born and raised in Wisconsin. She is a leader in her community and has a strong desire to help others find their way out of abusive relationships. Keely lost her own sister to domestic violence, and she wants to inspire and empower people to escape the cycle of abuse.


Rachel Brooks
Oct 11th
Move Through Trauma

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and not recognize the reflection staring back at you? You ask yourself, "who am I? How did I get here?"

You have the power to create your own story.

Let Go. Redefine. Create. I'll help you move through the trauma.

Chasing Perfection

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I’m Rachel Brooks, a published Author of the 3x global award-winning book, Chasing Perfection, Host of The Confident Woman Podcast, and Creator + Founder of I Am Athletics, a lifestyle activewear brand for The Confident Woman.

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Donna Scott
Oct 13th

The Tapestry of Trauma, Transforming the Tangles of Childhood Sexual Abuse into God's Masterpiece.

Break Free from the Past's Grip on Your Life to Experience Peace in Your Present.

1) Identify and understand your triggers

2) Discover ways to safely express your pain

3) Choose one skill designed to help you manage your pain.

The Tapestry of Truama

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Donna Scott is a licensed marriage and family therapist who combines her professional experience and training with compassion and insight from God’s word. For over 30 years, Donna has provided Christian counseling to help those with hurting hearts heal. As a speaker, Donna provides tangible, practical tools to improve relationships and quality of life. Her desire is to live a life worthy of the calling she has received from God. Donna lives in San Diego, California with her family.

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Panel Discussion
Oct 18th
Men Make the Difference

Gathering together a group of Men and discussing with them how they are key to helping their brothers change really puts the focus on the power of men and what they can do. 

Domestic Violence is NOT a Women's Issue. It's a Man's issue, a family issue, and society's issue. 


Estelle Gibson
Oct 20th
Freedom & Finances

Break free from fear, confusion, and self-sabotage with money, and learn how to manage your money in simple ways that are customized for You!

I help women going through a major life change or challenge, break free from financial dependency and overwhelm so they can rebuild their lives financially and emotionally and live the life of their dreams.

Books from Speakers

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Men who are Community supporters - Raised in a blended family by a physically and emotionally absent father, and a distant overworked mother; my childhood was characterized by abandonment and a shattered self-image. I was a victim of the most subtle and deceiving domestic violence there is; emotional trauma resulting in behaviors that seemed to have no basis. But then God showed up. Consequently, I have great empathy for people ravaged by domestic violence and living out behaviors that are ravaging our world. He has shown me a scriptural pathway to healing and wholeness. Join me so that together, we can help point people toward this healing and restoring pathway.

Thank you, C. Dewayne Hinnant, Chris Schimel, and Scott Vinci, for being the men you are and standing up to the abuse!


Illa Lynn
Oct 25th
Exit Plans

HOW TO OPEN YOUR HEART AGAIN- Healing the aftermath of DV and finding love after abuse.

1. Accepting the reality of DV is a catalyst for everything else that will follow. Realize that the ongoing abuse alters the brain's capacity to think rationally, and that's why so many do not take action.

2. Cognitive Dissonance is a side effect of gaslighting and stonewalling- And it can be overcome by specific steps like tracking the conversation by recording or writing it down.

3. Educating oneself on how to become an empowered empath, learn the yellow and gray rock method. Set a plan in motion to safely get out. Get clarity that there is life after DV and that will right support system freedom is obtainable.

Uncover Authentic you

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Illa Lynn is a Transformation Life Coach and Mental Health Advocate for women. As a survivor of narcissistic abuse herself she is on a mission to help women globally reclaim their freedoms and become empowered empaths.


As a Relationship Coach she serves women in restoring their authenticity and opening their hearts to Love. Her book "Unlock Authentic You" encompasses 10 aspects of her own healing journey toward finding who she is. As she says it is a guide for any women starting over in Life and wishing to have tangible steps to follow toward self love and self acceptance.

Rewrite Your Money Story

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Estelle Gibson is a CPA and Financial, Business and Life Coach. She’s committed to helping women break free from financial dependency and overwhelm by empowering them to move past their limiting beliefs and to implement powerful money strategies. Estelle presented her first TED talk in 2019 and is a member of Toastmasters International. She is also the author of an upcoming book to help women take the courageous journey from Financial Dependency to Financial Freedom. With over 35 years of professional experience as a CPA, she’s worked with individuals and companies from small privately owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies in various industries.


April T Giauque
Oct 27th
Ultimate Supporter

Trapped. I was in Domestic Violence for 9.5 with no hope of getting out—the abyss.

The abyss of abuse is different for everyone, but the one thing in common is the deep, dark inky mess. There is no hope but for a pinpoint of light. 

Now, who brought that light to you? Where did it come from?

Are you going to follow it? 

It was lit for your ultimate supporter.  I had family, a first responder, and a complete stranger who became the pinpoints in my life. 

How many of you have watched friends, family, or co-workers countless times in abusive relationships and not know what to do? You, too, can shine that light and help.

Be pinpoint! Become the Ultimate Supporter!

Pinpoints of Light
Out of Darkness

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I am a Ghostwriter, amplifier, and podcaster. I am also a victor over Domestic Violence and walk a healing journey as a Beacon of Light. When we connect, income, impact, and influence are the result. 


April Tribe Giauque has a passion for showing stories and how they connect humanity together. She is a writer for hire in ghostwriting, editing, and coaching. Speaking from the heart, her powerful story captivates her audience about surviving and forgiveness.  She also teaches you how to take action and support others who are in abuse. 

She is an action taker that blesses the lives of victims of many types of abuse. Her published works, Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse, gives real hope to anyone in domestic violence to know there is a way out, and with Out of Darkness, healing wholeheartedly is possible.

UNITE IN LIGHT 2020-2021
Domestic Violence Conference 

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