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Karen Yoder Family





Karen Yoder

Karen Yoder is a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. She practiced in numerous places including Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Kentucky and Lewistown, PA. Twenty years ago, she left her nursing profession to devote full time to parenting and to work with her husband in their dairy farming business. Glenn and Karen have three young adult children.

Karen worked for twenty-five years with Crossroads Pregnancy Center, Lewistown, PA., serving on the initial Steering Committee and the Board of Directors, volunteering in the office, providing counseling for pregnancy options, parenting education, sexual integrity, and abortion recovery.

Karen currently provides premarital, marriage, and individual counseling using the materials of Caring for the Heart written by John Regier (www.caringfortheheart.com).

In the year 2000, Karen trained and was certified with the International Hope Alive Counselors Association and has been leading groups since that time. She provides the Hope Alive group therapy counseling course in the Juniata Valley, Central Pennsylvania, at various locations.

Philip Ney MD FRCP(C) MA RPsych and Dr Marie Peeters-Ney MD

Raised in Canada, Dr Ney graduated in medicine from the University of British Columbia and trained as a child psychiatrist and child psychologist at McGill University, London University and the University of Illinois. He is an academic and clinician of over fifty years. He has taught in five medical schools, been full professor three times, served as hospital and academic department chairman, and established three child psychiatric units. He has done research into child abuse for more than forty years and has published many papers and books on this subject. In his early research he became increasingly aware of the connection between child abuse and abortion.

Dr Peeters-Ney is an American. Having obtained her medical training in Belgium and her paediatric specialty training in the USA and Canada, she worked at the University of Paris with the world-famous geneticist, Jerome Lejeune, and won an important scientific prize for her research into the biochemical causes of mental retardation. She is currently Director of Medical research at the International Foundation for Genetic Research.

Together they have studied children who are survivors of abortion. From their experience conducting therapeutic groups for women and men suffering from the effects of child abuse and/or abortion, Philip Ney wrote "Ending the Cycle of Abuse" (Taylor Frances, New York) and "Deeply Damaged" (Pioneer Publishing, Victoria, BC), which summarise his research and describe the theoretical structure of a Psychology of Created Humanity.

Professor Ney has a deep desire to protect children and encourage parents by treating the roots of the problems that make children such vulnerable scapegoats. He lectures in a variety of countries and conducts training seminars in the treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, Post-Abortion Syndrome, and Post-Abortion Survivor Syndrome