Come to us with open wounds, leave with …. BEAUTIFUL SCARS
Brian Keith Anderson, is a Certified Peer Specialist/Certified Recovery Educator (CPS/CRE), with a genuine compassion for those in need. Life hasn’t always been easy. At the tender age of 5, Brian along with his father and two brothers found themselves homeless and sleeping in a car with no money, no food, and not knowing what was going to happen next.
Around the age of 7 or 8, Brian was molested by one of the family members that took them in along this journey. This secret was kept from his family and father because he didn’t want them to be kicked out into the streets, living in a car without warmth or food. Because of being taken away from his mother, being molested and homeless, his learning suffered, and he was ridiculed by the other students because he couldn’t read or write well. In addition to this, he was known as the “smelly” little boy. Because of being homeless, there wasn’t money to buy soap, brush his teeth or wash his clothes.
All these occurrences led Brian on a spiraling road to mental illness, drug addiction, self-hatred, three times jailed, chronic homelessness as a young adult, two suicide attempts, lock down in- patient treatment and more.
With the help of God, a praying father, and a man who had been through what he was going through, change came. Now Brian can proudly say that he has been on TBN twice, Atlanta Live twice, and several local radio stations in Augusta, Georgia. His books have been endorsed by leading mental health professionals and are being utilized as teaching tools.
BEAUTIFUL SCARS, INC. IN ACTION
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28
Stassi Anderson, Ph.D. is the curriculum writer of Beautiful Scars, Inc. She is responsible for analyzing and reviewing various resources to support Beautiful Scars, Inc recovery movement. In addition to this, Dr. Anderson, has researched best practices, trends, and techniques to develop and implement new instructional materials for upcoming workshops, lessons and activities for scheduled events.