National Association
of
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
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a non profit 501(c)3 - self supporting thru our own contributions
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child abuse trauma prevention, intervention & recovery
We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives:

1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone

2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery
 
Fighting For Kids,
Serving Adult Survivors

Visit our HIGHLIGHTS page. Get our next Newsletter.
Read our latest NAASCA Newsletter: November 2017.

Building a survivor community. Together we can do what we can not do alone.
We all do general Outreach, but read here about being a NAASCA Volunteer.

   







Search our NAASCA web site:

  The Blue Ribbon
- sign of Child Abuse Awareness
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We're giving away FREE Blue Ribbons and "info cards" (4 or 5 per person) to anyone who asks.

Visit our "sister site"
too -
www.LACP.org
LA Community Policing
- Regional / National -




Our Talk Radio Show, 6 nights a week (no shows on Sat) 8pm EST - 90 mins
"call in" number: 646 / 595-2118

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Community Discussions
Topic / News Discussions
Special Guest Shows
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THIS WEEK'S TALK RADIO SHOWS:
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"Community Matters News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion - from NAASCA.org
"Public Safety Discussion Show" Join us ! - OPEN MIKE discussion - from LACP.org
Special topic: Q & A call-in show with Dr. Debra Warner, LA, Forensic Psychologist
Special guest: Christine Ashley from Elyria, OH: abuse survivor thrust into foster care
Special topic:
Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion - NAASCA's mission
Special guest: Not yet booked
No radio show tonight
- We take Sat nights off! See you Sun at 8pm EST (5pm PAC)


Internet-based talk radio shows
6 nights a week - LIVE at 8pm EST
"call in" number: 646 / 595-2118



Unique NAASCA Programs:
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  Locate 'Recovery Groups & Services' - worldwide, global listings ...NAASCA's Most Popular Tool !!
We have listings for all 50 US States, all the Canadian Provinces, and now include everywhere English is spoken world-wide !! That's right, NAASCA has gone GLOBAL, and VIRTUAL (we've got "on-line" groups, too), and you can add to our listings by simply writing to us. Can't find a local recovery group near to you? WHY NOT START YOUR OWN GROUP ? !! Choose from several possible formats.





  See the 'Calendar of Events' - non-recurring worldwide events...A Unique NAASCA Service !!
We now carry non-recurring calendar event listings for everything we know of .. from across the country, and around the world. This is a brand new tool, where we'll list workshops, conferences, rallies, marches and so on. We started with the United States and Canada, but now have calendars for virtually every country on earth. Send us your non-recurring events. We'll list them for you !!







  NAASCA's 'Highlights Page' - lists our many projects & services ..Over two Dozen FREE Projects !!
Check out this list of most of NAASCA's many FREE services. All our services / tools are FREE and run by non-paid NAASCA volunteers. Read the statistics of abuse. Take advantage of our special articles, member appearances on our SCAN talk shows, opinion pieces, archives and thousands of resources. Consider how you might become involved. BECOME A NAASCA VOLUNTEER !!




New NAASCA Programs:
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8 US regions, 2 in Canada
  NAASCA's 'Ambassador Project' ...We're getting organized in the US and Canada !!
We're growing quickly and want to organize our efforts better. So we're providing the 'NAASCA Ambassadors' tool. Montana family member Terri Lanahan will coordinate this project. Email: t_lanahan@yahoo.com - Phone: (406) 299-0253. As NAASCA's local representatives, Ambassadors will be the a primary point-person who's available for the newcomer to NAASCA. Equally important to knowing what NAASCA does is to understand what we DON'T do.

Please contact Terri if you'd like to be considered. We require basic training for all these volunteers, including a familiarity with our web site, projects and tools, and a commitment to represent the NAASCA effort in one's state or province.





  NAASCA-mobile.org - empowering the NAASCA family ...NAASCA's mobile-friendly web site !!
We now offer a new mobile-friendly version of our web site at: www.NAASCA-mobile.org - Bookmark it on your smart phone! Now you can access our many FREE services, tools, programs and resources easily over your smart phone or tablet! Make comments, like or share things on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, get Blue Ribbons or even make a tax-deductible contribution to support our work .. directly through the new NAASCA-mobile.org web site!!




I'm interested in learning more about these NAASCA resources and topics:



1. News related to issues of child abuse and trauma
News of Current Week - News from past - Some Stats - Feature Articles - Media Watch - Our Videos & Graphics -


2. Help related to child abuse trauma recovery
Recovery As An Adult - Self-Help Groups - Professional Help - Find a Professional - Local Government Help -


3. NAASCA's many tools and services for adult survivors
Recovery Groups & Services - Start a Recovery Group - NAASCA's Talk Radio Shows - Our Social Media efforts -


4. Protecting and supporting at-risk and abused children
Prevention & Intervention - Federal Resources - Non Profits - The Missing - Offenders - Media Outreach -


5. More info about how NAASCA works and how it started
Contact Us - Primary Volunteers - Ambassadors - Young Adults - Veterans & Cops - The 12 Traditions - Our Forum -


6. Volunteering and supporting this effort
Volunteer at NAASCA - Our HIGHLIGHTS - Get our Newsletter - Poetry & Book Reviews - Comments & Letters -




RH:  There is no limitation on the murder of the body. So why should there be limitation on the murder of the soul?

JW: 
Thank you so much for creating this forum/site, Bill Murray! I have led a lifetime of shame and sorrow with this secret from my childhood haunting me with every step. I never thought that there would be a time to shout out about the horrors of child sexual and physical abuse, but your kindness and compassion has provided this for all who have carried around the millstone of pain within our hearts and souls. As children, we never had a voice. Now we do, and we need to shout out about this criminal epidemic in society. This should never be a silent crime, but it still is. Let's protect those who can't be heard from a lifetime of pain and shame.

JR:  This really is a new level of advocacy for me, breaking the silence on verbal and emotional abuse in families. I want to thank you again for ALL you do on behalf of survivors everywhere.?

FL:  This email is a long time coming. I wanted to reach out to let you know that your web site may have saved my life.

I am an adult survivor of child abuse (the party pack of abuse). While some of the abuse was obvious, other forms of it such as the environment in which I was living and the people around me were not. I started to have more pronounced symptoms of trauma in the past few years and these continued to worsen. The thing was I had no idea what was wrong with me (I was in my 40s).

Long story short I had an issue with long-time friend a couple of years ago and started to write things to her that I had no intention of sharing. The letter didn't even sound like me. I deleted the letter but was freaked out. Something about the behavior was familiar and I started to think it may be related to trauma. When I GOOGLED for information (and I had no idea what I was searching for exactly) an article from your web site from back in 2011 came up PTSD in adult survivors of child abuse. I read it and was in shock. Then I read it again 3 more times and spent the next few days walking around in a daze. It sounded, in part, like the article was describing aspects of me. And still, I thought I am sure I don't have PTSD just some residual effects of abuse? 

I read other articles on your web site about dysfunctional families and a host of other information. I spent weeks trying to talk myself out of whether it was abuse or whether it wasn't. The PTSD article, I believe, noted something about people not recognizing abuse in some cases questioning things. It was right on point.

It was by chance that I made it to your web site and that article. It took me a few more months, but I finally got up the courage to see a trauma counselor rather than a more general therapist and this is because the article noted strongly that specific kinds of child abuse are considered to be trauma and that the trauma can and should be treated. I still wasn't sure if I needed a trauma counselor but I went anyway and OH MY GOSH what an eye opening experience. I guess when one has been suffering from trauma since childhood and the symptoms become part of who you are it's difficult to understand that this is not who you were meant to be and that you can be treated, heal and move forward.

Sorry to make this so long but your web site has made a profound difference in my life. I am probably not the only one for whom it has had a positive, life changing impact but I wanted to thank you for posting the information and starting the site. I was really suffering before I found the web site and while the healing process has been painful (like going through a fire as my therapist likes to say) I know that there is hope and light now and ultimately peace.





Be aware .. be a voice .. be a hero ..
Join the NAASCA survivor / activist community in our fight against child abuse.




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Sat No radio show tonight - We take Sat nights off! See you Sun at 8pm EST (5pm PAC)  
Sun "Community Matters News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion - from NAASCA.org
Mon "Public Safety Discussion Show" Join us ! - OPEN MIKE discussion - from LACP.org
Tue
Special topic: Q & A call-in show with Dr. Debra Warner, LA, Forensic Psychologist
Special topic: "Examining Institutional Abuse" with Dr Jill Jones-Solderman, NYC
 
Wed/Fri Special guest: Not Yet Booked - 'special guest' appearance of NAASCA family member  
Thu
Special topic: "For Our Kids" show: the Rights of Children & Families in North America
Special topic: Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion - NAASCA's mission
Special topic night: Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery -- ASCA12step.org
 
Open Open topic: Call in! You pick any issue, topic or subject you'd like to hear us discuss