National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

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NAASCA Highlights
- Carol D Levine -
We appreciate the contribution made by NAASCA's Carol D. Levine. Her autobiographical book, "Panic Child: a harrowing true story of child abuse and trauma" (available at Amazon), describes her many childhood traumas, how it effected her adulthood and, most importantly, how more than 30 years of sobriety and recovery position her well to represent our organization in many ways. Among other things, Carol co-hosts our talk radio shows on the BlogTalkRadio system.
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Carol D Levine
2017
  April, 2017

Carol Levine - 2 presentations in April 2017 !!

NAASCA was again well represented in northern New Jersey by Carol D Levine during April 2017, in two appearances for this year's Child Abuse Awareness Month.

One was at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, and the other a presentation at the Phillipsburg Alliance Church.

This year Carol screened videos for those gathered at both venues and handed out a lot of Blue Ribbons and info cards as well.

Here are her 2 talks (MP3 files):
Centenary College - 4/03/17 Phillipsburg Alliance Church - 4/05/17


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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Phillipsburg, New Jersey

7pm to 9pm

St Luke's Warren Hospital
Auditorium

FREE Presentation

  Carol D. Levine appearing in Phillipsburg, NJ, first week of November
Presentation and Vigil at St Luke's Warren Hospital

NAASCA's own Carol D. Levine will be making another of her appearances in Northwest New Jersey on the evening of Thursday, November 3rd, in Phillipsburg. She'll hold a FREE presentation at St Luke's Warren Hospital.

Child Abuse Prevention & Domestic Violence Presentation

Survivor and “Stop Child Abuse Now” talk show co-host Carol Levine from NAASCA.org is scheduled to speak about child abuse & domestic violence and how it affects children’s lives.

November 3rd - 7 PM to 9 PM
St. Lukes Warren Hospital Auditorium
Phillipsburg, NJ

Mrs. Levine is a long time activist for abused children and says, “We the people have to teach our children about predators — how they operate to groom children and society.” People say they want their children to be innocent, but we do not live in an innocent world. Mrs. Levine teaches adults how to speak to their children to help prevent abuse. Domestic violence and it’s affects on children will aslo be discussed.

An educated child is a safer child.

Please join us (no one under 18). This is a free presentation. Learn the astonishing stats given by the CDC, Child Help, FBI, Justice Dept. and Missing and Exploited Children and how you can help prevent further abuse.

LET’S KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFER!

NAASCA: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE


Please contact Carol for details: CarolDLevine@aol.com

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Centenary College (download audio here) April, 2016 - Carol Levine on child abuse

Carol D Levine again appeared on April 12, 2016, at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, making a presentation to their students, professors and community members.

She included role playing skits and videos, speaking for about 90 minutes. Afterwards there was a candlelight vigil to celebrate Child Abuse Awareness month.

As always, Carol explained the work we do at NAASCA, and spoke of co-hosting our six-night-a-week "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio show. She emphasized the need for every adult to protect our kids in the fight against child abuse and trauma.

 



  Centenary College (download here) Fall, 2015 - Carol Levine speaks on child abuse & Domestic violence - (90 min)
Once again Carol D Levine appeared on November 4, 2015, at Centenary College in New Jersey to make a presentation to their students and professors, this time keying on the relationship between child abuse and Domestic Violence. A victim of both herself, Carol's the perfect spokesperson on these issues. Carol explained the work we do at NAASCA, and spoke of co-hosting our six-night-a-week "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio show. Carol emphasized the need for every adult to protect our kids in the fight against child abuse and trauma.




A survivor says, "You absolutely can heal"
Carol Levine -- NAASCA.org
  You absolutely can heal

by RAACE.org - Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere

6/1/2015

Carol Levine, a survivor of child sexual abuse, outspoken victim's advocate and speaker, author, and co-host of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse's (NAASCA) "Stop Child Abuse Now" radio show, shared the story of her healing journey with RAACE.

I was born into a wealthy family. My father was an alcoholic and my older brother and I frequently witnessed him abusing my mother. One night, when I was 5 and my brother was 10, my father was threatening to hit her with a heavy iron frying pan, and even though I was a child I knew he was about to kill her.



  Centenary College - 2015 - Child Abuse talk by Carol D Levine - (50 min) -- see the photos and pictures
Once again Carol D Levine appeared on April 21, 2015, at Centenary college in New Jersey to make a presentation to their students, professors and local law enforcement. Police Officer Donna Hernandez spoke first, relating her experiences as a victim of domestic violence. In her talk, Carol explained the work we do at NAASCA, and how she participates as the co-host on our six-night-a-week "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio show. Carol emphasized the need for every adult to protect our kids in the fight against child abuse and trauma.


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  Centenary College - 2014 - Child Abuse talk by Carol D Levine - (70 min)
On November 4th, 2014, NAASCA's own Carol D Levine was again asked to make a presentation at Centenary College in Northwest New Jersey to students, professors and law enforcement. Her speech covered a lot of territory, most of it about the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse, as Carol explained to the future therapists and lawyers, as well as faculty and officers, about the need to be statistically informed.
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  Listen to the Presentation !!!

Speaking to NJ's Centenary College
by Carol D Levine, NAASCA

One of NAASCA's most dedicated volunteers, Ms Levine makes regular appearances in her local area, Northwest New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania. Here's a talk she gave recently (2013) at Centenary College in Hackettstown.

Ms Levine is, among other things, a regularly appearing panelist on NAASCA's 6 night a week "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk shows
 
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Carol D Levine - Survivor / Thriver / Activist
with her Blue Ribbon campaign poster
  Carol D. Levine - in the news !
Over 30 years in recovery, and 85% healed

by Bill Murray

One of our most committed NAASCA volunteers, red headed Carol D. Levine has been on her healing journey from a devastating childhood for over 30 years, and jokes that most of the time she's 85% healed.

She's not only the co-host of the 90 minute, Monday to Friday, "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show but also participates on the panel of NAASCA volunteers who appear on 2 two hour "Community Matters" - This Week show on Sunday nights (where the discussion is the child abuse related news from the previous week.

When she's not on the air she's hard to keep up with, as Carol's all over NW New Jersey (where she lives) and NE Pennsylvania, raising awareness of the issues of child abuse prevention, intervention and recovery, and demanding that community members recognize the need to be "pro-active."
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Here's a terrific newspaper article about Carol and her activism that appeared on April 1, 2013, at the beginning of the 30th Annual Child Abuse Awareness month:

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New Jersey

Phillipsburg woman refuses to stay silent about child abuse on radio show

by Colin McEvoy

Child abuse is an issue most people would rather avoid talking about altogether. Carol Levine is not one of those people.

Herself a survivor of child abuse, the 65-year-old Phillipsburg woman co-hosts an Internet radio show six days a week about child abuse awareness and prevention.

April marks the 30th anniversary of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. As difficult a subject it can be to discuss and hear about, Levine believes it's important that people be aware of the issue.

“People don't want to think about it. They put their heads in the sand,” Levine said. “We're trying to keep the conversation going and get rid of the stigma of talking about child abuse.”

Part of Levine's refusal to stay silent stems from the silence she endured when suffering abuse in her childhood.

Levine was molested by her uncle for about 18 months starting at age 6, and during that time she, like many child abuse victims, did not speak out because of fear she would be harmed.

“I was told I'd be killed if I told,” Levine said. “I took it for a year and a half and I couldn't take it anymore. I decided I'd rather die than keep it a secret anymore.”

In a separate incident, a 9-year-old Levine was stalked and kidnapped by a stranger, who pulled her into his van and held her for three hours.

Levine believes that even today, few understand the scope and magnitude of the child abuse problem in this country.

At least 850,000 children will be sexually abused this year alone, according to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, which runs the radio show Levine co-hosts.

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, according to the group. There are more than 42 million survivors of sexual abuse in America, and 293,000 children and youth are estimated to be at risk of exploitation.

Like Levine, 90 percent are abused by someone they know, love or trust. And, according to association, between 66 percent and 99 percent of sexual abuse victims never tell anyone.

Levine co-hosts the show "Stop Child Abuse Now" from Monday to Friday, and "Community Matters" on Sunday. She interviews a variety of guests, including doctors, members of law enforcement, specialists, college professors and child abuse victims.

Levine knows from experience how difficult it is to be a survivor. In her youth after she was assaulted, she skipped school, had panic attacks, abused alcohol and saw friends die in front of her from drug overdoses.

“It damages you,” she said. “It never goes away. Even today, I'd say I'm about 85 percent OK.”

Levine also noted child abuse is a very expensive national problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that confirmed cases of child mistreatment cost about $124 billion a year to treat.

The per-victim lifetime costs include $32,648 in childhood health care costs, $144,360 in productivity losses and $10,530 in adult medical costs, among other expenses, according to the CDC.

Levine encourages listeners to call in to her show live but also said that archives of the show dating to 2009 are available on the association web site.

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If you suspect a child is in danger, call 911 or the 24-hour National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD .

For information about the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, visit NAASCA.org/blueribbon. Call 646-595-2118 at 8pm EST every night except Saturday to participate live in the radio show.

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http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/phillipsburg/index.ssf/2013/03/phillipsburg_woman_refuses_to.html


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Please feel free to call in to our "Community Matters" This Week and Stop Child Abuse Now radio talk show six nights a week (we take Saturdays off).  All episodes are on the air at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific, and we'd love to have you join us.  Its easy.  You can listen in over our dedicated phone line .. (646) 595-2118 .. or go to the show's HOME PAGE .. www.BlogTalkRadio.com/Bill-Murray
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