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Host is Bill Murray, founder and CEO of NAASCA.org and LACP.org. Episodes feature Special Guests, Special Topics and / or News.
All our talk shows are recorded and are later available as "on demand" podcasts.. Descriptions include links to supporting materials.

Episodes - 2014 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 998

Special guest Lisa Dawn Wilkins
Wednesday
12/31/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Lisa Dawn Wilkins from North Platte, Nebraska. A survivor of severe childhood sexual and physical abuse, her adult life was just as disastrous and painful. Now she's a foster parent and author of a new book, "Abuse The Darkness Within," expected out next year. She runs a Facebook Community of the same name. Lisa works  to bring about awareness and to put an end to child abuse and domestic violence. "Medication to me is not the answer," Lisa says. "I healed and continue to heal by choosing to help others and challenge my fear one step at a time. I had several diagnoses through out my life and after studying them I knew that was not what I had. I knew what took me years to get to would take me years to come out of. Medication could not help me because I didn't suffer from chemical imbalances." She goes on, "I suffered from circumstances .. from things that happen to me. The psychologist try to push medication. But look at me. I refused and I am a productive citizen. We can choose to let them win or we can choose to win." Determined to succeed, Lisa went her own way. "I walked away from everyone and everything I knew my whole life and I put up a no contact order. I started over and my life has improved everyday their away. I still love them but I don't desire their approval or love any longer because you can't force love and some people are too self centered to see they are the problem." Lisa concludes, "I now share my story to bring awareness to what is real, what I lived through and what I do to over come."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 996

Special guest Feather Berkower
Monday
12/29/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Feather Berkower from Colorado, a returning NAASCA family member and a 30-year veteran in child sexual abuse prevention. Using a community-based approach, she has trained well over 100,000 school children, parents and professionals! Her highly-regarded workshop, Parenting Safe Children, empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse. Feather has a way of making difficult topics less scary, and consistently impresses audiences with her knowledge, commitment, and warmth. Parenting Safe Children helped to inspire "Off Limits," a parenting book that will change the way you think about keeping kids safe. "Off Limits" presents easy-to-follow guidelines for making children, homes, and communities off limits to child sexual abusers. Tonight we'll focus on the topic of adult responsibility in protecting children from sexual abuse. Feather says, "I see in my work repeatedly, prevention education focused on children and adults relying on children to protect themselves. It is my fervent belief that although kids can learn to protect themselves with important skills, ultimately it is up to adults to protect kids, not kids to protect themselves." Before founding Parenting Safe Children, Feather managed a regional chapter of the Child Assault Prevention Program, which delivers school-based curricula to protect children and teens from bullying and sexual assault. Feather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master's of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She conducts media interviews, workshops, and private consultations throughout the United States regarding issues of child sexual abuse and safety.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 995

Special guest Susan Sengezer
Friday
12/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Susan Sengezer from Los Angeles, an Emergency Room RN at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, an ordained Christian minister and Ms California Ambassador FoRe! Domestic Violence with Safe Passage as her charity of choice. She's also an accomplished author of three books, "I'll Meet You at Winston and Wall Street Journals: Ministering to the Homeless on the Streets of Los Angeles," "The Anointing of Mercy from the Heart of a Parish Nurse: Providing a Guide to Minister in the Hospital setting," and "Journey To My Fathers Palace." Susan explains, "I would describe myself as an "I can do all things kind of person" learning this biblical principle in my late teens." She continues, "I overcame Domestic Violence with odds against me a marriage at age 16 to an abusive man. I put myself through College with 5 children at age 30 and became an Registered Nurse in the Emergency room." Susan has served on the board of the Charity Safe Passage for over 3 years and has been their full time sponsor everywhere she goes. She looks forward to her role as Ms United States Ambassador FoRe! Domestic Violence and hopes she can do a great deal of good with the voice God gave her. "I wanted to give back and became a certified advocate for domestic violence in 1997. Today standing strong I have accomplished my past goals of writing my story and donating it to domestic violence."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 994

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2
Thursday
12/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 2: "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." Step Two is about asking for help,  and being receptive to receiving this help. Survivors, especially, often hide their fundamental lack of trust. Operating in a superficial world, fighting for respect, and lacking in support to pursue a spiritual life, survivors press ahead in spite of their collection of battle scars. Such people find themselves greatly challenged to maintain an appearance of having it all together, and are longing to trust and to be fully expressed. Survivors are struggling with courage and determination to make their lives work, in spite of this great, gaping wound. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 3. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 991

Special guest Dr Sue Cornbluth
Monday
12/22/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Sue Cornbluth from Philadelphia, a nationally recognized expert in parenting, divorce and childhood trauma. Also known as “Dr. Sue,” she's not afraid to express her direct opinions about the most controversial topics, and is often referred to as the "Power House" for child advocacy.  President of Parenting Beyond Trauma, Dr. Sue earned her reputation as a leading expert in child abuse and victims' rights during the Jerry Sandusky trial. Her psychological commentary on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown Connecticut was broadcasted nationally. She has appeared on numerous television outlets around the country discussing victims' rights. Dr. Sue recently completed her second book, "Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens who are Fostered or Adopted," released in August 2014. Dr. Sue is also the author of the training manual “The Ambiguous Foster Child: Attachment, Separation, Loss & Loyalty.” Dr. Sue began her career in the field of foster care. It was there that she learned how to connect with abused children through building a safe, trusting relationship with each child she counseled. This later propelled Dr. Sue to become involved in establishing her own business "Parenting Beyond Trauma, LLC" where she provides expert consultations for parents struggling to help themselves and their children move beyond traumatic events. She is also an Adjunct Psychology Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 990

Special guest Yanette (Lola Lola) Novoa
Friday
12/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Yanette (Lola Lola) Novoa, LCSW, from Miami, a child abuse survivor who studied psychology at Florida International University and is now writing a guide related to the issues of child abuse and trauma. Lola is the Founder and Director of Find The Way, LLC, and is publishing a new guide related to learning how to heal from child abuse and trauma. She says, "I know the pain, I know how it feels." Lola's childhood was taken away. She had been assaulted and raped from the age of 4 to the age of 12, ending in an illegal abortion at 12 in the presence of the perpetrator who forever changed her life. The new guide book, "Dare to Let Go and "Thrive": A Self Help Guide for Learning to Thrive After Experiencing Sexual Abuse", will be out next year. It invites the reader to learn the fundamental difference between "Thriving" versus surviving. Surviving is being able to function within a society. "Thriving" leads to living a meaningful life. Former victims of sexual assault can use the steps and strategies in this self help guide to point the way in becoming the thriving individual they are meant to be. Ms Novoa believes the key to all malice is "Prevention." In the long run, it is easier and cheaper to prevent than to treat. She specializes in working and assisting individuals of all ages that have suffered sexual abuse and are in need of finding their way to living a more meaningful life via different therapeutic techniques. Lola says, "I put together this guide mainly to .. give you some techniques to solve your own problems related to the long term effects of sexual abuse that you are carrying with you either consciously or unconsciously .. to be the thriving individual that you were meant to be.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 989

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
12/18/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. They'll present the topic "Mass 'Murder' by Family Court." Joining them will be advocates Anthony Brasher, Vincent Shiele and Vernon Beck to discuss the tragedies and failures of the Family Court System. The epidemic of systemically being abused by family courts has caused many injured individuals to take their own lives, or sometimes the lives of others. In fact, thousands are attempting (or succeeding) at taking their own lives in desperation every year. As a result of the system's failures, an incredible 79% of people involved in the Family Court System report experiencing some form of health injury, whether physical, mental and / or emotional. We will be discussing some of the horrific cases of suicides and murder-suicides that come out of our structurally violent family court system, and how, at so many levels, these tragedies could have been prevented. We will also hear from special guest Ashlee White Blandford, daughter of Darin White, from Prince George, British Columbia. His suicide in March of 2000 was a huge eye-opener to many, highlighting the brutalizing effects of our Family Court System. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 988

Special guest Kimberly Mackanic
Wednesday
12/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kimberly Mackanic, MSW, LCSW, a councilor at SAFE in Hunterdon in Flemington, New Jersey, since July 2011 . Their mission is to empower adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, while collaborating with the community to prevent violence and create positive social change. They have a 24-hour hotline and provide safe and transitional housing, legal advocacy, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, community education and PALS, and a unique children's arts therapy program. SAFE in Hunterdon delivers critical support services to the many families that have experienced violence in their lives. In her role, Kimberly provides individual and group counseling services for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the community, as well as to survivors of abuse who are incarcerated at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women (where an estimated 85% of the population are survivors of abuse). She is also a facilitator for the agency's 80-hour Volunteer Training program. Kimberly entered the field after completing her Master's in Social Work at Rutgers University, with an area of emphasis in Violence Against Women & Children, and completed her clinical license in 2014. Additionally, she has discussed her work with incarcerated survivors on panel discussions at V-day Flemington ("What I Want My Words to do to You") in 2014 and at Rutgers University Law School ("Crime After Crime: Debbie's Law") in 2012.  Kimberly has also been an advocate for survivors of sexual violence via performances in nine productions of The Vagina Monologues throughout NJ since 2006.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 986

Special guest Robert Nelson
Monday
12/15/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Robert Nelson, a survivor of child sexual abuse who, in spite of being sexually abused by a teacher when in school and dealing with the associated trauma, became an internationally recognized speaker and consultant. When in his late 40s, Nelson began to actively confront his childhood abuse. In addition to seeking therapy, Robert became active on the government affairs front, and he's currently a Member of the Board of Directors at Justice4PAKids. The athletic trainer at Nelson’s high school, a marathon runner, befriended him. Robert was 15 and naturally he felt special. After their run one day, the teacher began the pattern of sexual abuse that would last until Robert's senior year. The man made Robert feel as if he were his friend, that he could trust him. He gave Robert access to his mobile home and let him sleep there in the middle of the day where he had an array of gay magazines. He also gave Robert his sports car to drive, and money. When Robert was 17 the trainer took him to an over night professional conference at a hotel and made him sleep in his room. To this day, the trainer continues to work with children at a Pennsylvania high school. In fact, after retiring at the collegiate level as a head athletic trainer the abuser went back to the high school level as a part-time trainer where he could again be amongst children. Robert has become a passionate anti-abuse advocate, lobbying for statute of limitations reform and for child sexual abuse to be added as an exception to the sovereign immunity defense that shields public officials from being sued. Nelson is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in Criminology and Sociology.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 985

Special guest Melanie Jacobs-Davis
Friday
12/12/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Melanie Jacobs-Davis from Monroe, Michigan, an abuse survivor who was a victim of rape at 7 years old and a survivor of domestic violence as an adult. Melanie is now an activist fighting against abuse. "I'm taking a tragedy and making it into something wonderful," she says, "so that everything I've been through, will not have been in vain." Melanie relates that she was unlucky in the stepparent department. Her stepmother performed unspeakable acts of verbal and psychological abuse, and her stepfather hated her. In third grade, she began spending a lot of time staying at the home of her best friend, Bessie. But unfortunately Bessie's stepfather, a large man of 280 lbs, began sexually assaulting them. This continued for a year until one night he went too far. "I couldn't keep the secret anymore," said Melanie. "I had to tell someone. I reached out to my fourth grade teacher, and she in turn notified the proper authorities." Her predator eventually accepted a plea deal and was convicted of 2nd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a person under the age of 12 with special circumstances. He got nine years. "The events that unfolded after that in my life were a direct result of the trauma I endured from ALL of the abuse I suffered from, not just the sexual abuse. I had zero self-worth, no self-confidence and I began using drugs regularly to escape the pain." She says "I ended up in one dysfunctional relationship after another until I finally met my ex-husband, to whom I almost lost my life". Eventually she realized things HAD to change. "I got myself sober all by myself and I fought, she says. "I fought like I've never fought before."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 984

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1
Thursday
12/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 1: "We admitted we were powerless over the abuse and trauma of our youth -- that our lives had become unmanageable." The survivor's decision to begin a process of healing begins with the admission of what happened to them. This involves working through the defenses employed to shun from consciousness the excruciatingly painful memories of the traumatic events. Having passed through this phase of remembering (in any way possible), the acceptance of the truth of the traumatic experience moves the survivor towards resolution. Thus begins the creation of an internal, healing space for the survivor to feel what remained frozen in time, banished and unwelcome in consciousness. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 2.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 982

Special guest Kira Bursky
Tuesday
12/09/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kira Bursky from Asheville, North Carolina, a filmmaker and visionary artist whose unique perspective is already engaging audiences from around the world. Her new film, "Tree Hugger: A Dark Fantasy Short Film" is described as a dark fantasy short film that deals with the themes of sexual assault and abusive relationships. The main character, Clara, is a wide-eyed, innocent, freshman high school student with a magical outlook on life who becomes involved with a cute senior named Leo. Unbeknownst to Clara, a kind boy named Cody likes her and watches over her. Clara soon discovers that Leo only wants to take advantage of her .. and he does. Paralleling Clara's relationship with Leo is Clara's experience with a magical forest of trees. "Tree Hugger" follows Clara through a journey of discovery in which she finally recognizes the love that has always been directly in front of her.  She realizes that she does not have to settle for anything less and that she, just like anyone, deserves respect and love .. not abuse. All Around Artsy is Kira's film production company, which she founded in 2009.  The company has produced approximately thirty films. Kira is also a singer-songwriter who released her first album, “Confused Travels”, in December 2013 under her alias, Miss Whimsy. She has fully scored or provided songs on many of her most recent films.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 981

Special guest Elisabeth Corey
Monday
12/08/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Elisabeth Corey from Richmond, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member who is a survivor of severe childhood sex abuse and trafficking. She explains, "My childhood was not a childhood. In my family, men had sex with little girls. It was our normal. It was our culture. And it was generational. My parents grew up with it. Their parents grew up with it. Most of the victims in our family didn't even remember it because the trauma caused memory loss. We were a family of traumatized individuals who were doing whatever it took to survive .. usually at the expense of the others." Elisabeth goes on, "My parents, uncles and grandparents started sexually abusing me when I was 2 years old. This was necessary to break me. I was indoctrinated in to a way of life. I was brainwashed.  But there was a problem. As I got older, they realized I was a talker. They had not successfully broken me. I was actually telling people. The good news for them .. nobody believed me." Now in her 6th year of recovery, Elisabeth has worked with many organizations on advocacy, but her first love is BLOGGING about trauma recovery. She writes a blog, at www.beatingtrauma.com, that is currently geared toward the general public and survivors, but is expanding this into a subscription blog for clinicians. It'll focus on trauma theory, research and practice, but from a survivor perspective. She's hoping to include interviews with other survivors and guest blog posts from clinicians.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 980

Special guest Annie O'Sullivan
Friday
12/05/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Annie O'Sullivan from Oregon, a returning NAASCA family member, child abuse survivor, author and advocate for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Annie says she's, ".. advocating for adults who have survived childhoods of sexual abuse, be it violent or not, [and] have a need to be validated, recognized and heard. How frustrating to have lived a life so colored by abuse that one is not allowed to discuss it in polite company. How sad to be careful not to offend someone with who you really are, when the truly offensive individual is likely lurking around happily." Her book, "Can You Hear Me Now?" is a collection of short stories built around art therapy, old photos, and the memories of a child. It drops you into the mind of the child as she tells her shocking story from a very different and important point of view; hers. The reader is taken on an intimate life journey through the eyes of this child's confusion, misunderstanding, will to persevere, and seek goodness in the world. It's the true story of careening through Annie's life with her dysfunctional family as she experiences violence and abuse without a compass, to ultimately, against all odds, prosper. It is also the story of the toll taken 50 years later on the body, caused by mental and physical abuse. This is not your typical survivor story. You won't be able to put it down. “Can You Hear Me Now” is the voice of a child you as you have never heard it before.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 979

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
12/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. They'll be asking the question. "Is destroying children and families really 'In The Best Interests of the Child'?" This nebulous and often misused concept, 'In the best interests of the child', is not grounded in law, yet has been the mantra behind which some of the worst crimes committed against children has been hidden .. hidden by government agencies around the world. It is one constantly used by CPS, Family Courts and all the related industries that profit off our children to justify the worst types of abuse imaginable. Tonight we will be welcoming back Rhonda Nordlander from Ontario, Canada, Melissa Diegel from Phoenix, Arizona, Laura Cruz, also from Arizona, Justin Pellerin from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Nickey Maich, from Ontario, Canada. They'll be sharing their shocking and horrific stories at the hands of Child Protective Services and the Family Court System. None of these cases were resolved in the best interests of their children. Instead, their families were destroyed, and in the case of the Diegel family the children's lives are now in grave danger. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 978

Special guest Rivka Edery
Wednesday
12/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, a survivor of childhood abuse on every level, who is intimately familiar with the challenges of surviving, and thriving, in the aftermath. Grateful for the spiritual recovery of the 12 Steps of AA, she's also the author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Rivka explains. "I experienced complex trauma as a child, and most acutely, I experienced attachment-loss trauma as my parents were mired in their own problems. They were completely unavailable, and I suffered in excruciating silence." She goes on, "My childhood included an unfortunate intergenerational transmission of trauma, and I was not alone in my suffering and torment. I constantly wrestled with why bad things happen to innocent children, most notably: what actually happened and why, and other questions that seem to have no answer to. I also developed a resiliency and intuitive insight into people that I will always be thankful for." These days, Rivka is a highly intuitive, sensitive, licensed clinical social worker. With her new book, "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide”, Rivka establishes herself as a first time author specializing in trauma recovery and spirituality. She has been active in the treatment and recovery field for over seventeen years. "As an adult, I am infinitely grateful for the spiritual recovery of the 12 Steps of AA, as it brought me directly to my root spiritual and emotional issues," Rivka says. "The most urgent issue for me was an intense and core sense of being disconnected from my Higher Power. While I now understand this to be a common issue with adult children of complex trauma, I was not emotionally connected to this truth, until I became ready to face it."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 977

Special guest host Barbara Ochoa with Billy Walker
Tuesday
12/02/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest host is Barbara Ochoa from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member who has been with us several times. That's because Barbara (aka Petra Luna) has a special mission, one which we share with her here at NAASCA. Each year for the past three years, Barbara has produced a series of events celebrating what's become known as Male Abuse Awareness Week (MAAW -- the first week of December). Each year, recognizing that young males have an especially tough time even talking about being abused as kids, Barbara reaches out to this frequently undeserved group with videos, music events, dance and special guest appearances (Help4Guys.org). She encourages victims of abuse to seek help, justice and recovery through her music and nonprofit organization, the P.Luna Foundation. Barbara will be joined tonight by former police officer, Billy Walker, an abuse survivor who serves as a Board Member at Barbara's P. Luna Foundation. He has a BA in Political Science, a Masters Degree in Education and has worked as a police dispatcher, police officer, jailor, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, prison counselor and parole officer. He's even worked security at the Olympics. "I served in law enforcement for 20 years," says Billy says. "Through my work in law enforcement I have seen the results of heinous acts perpetuated by adults upon children. I joined the P. Luna Foundation in 2005 because I wanted to help in making the world a better and safer place for children." Among other topics we'll be asking him for any safety tips he might have for males to stay safe and avoid predators. We'll also find out what Billy recommends what one should to do about it if one does become a victim. Join us to discuss these and other issues pertaining to Male Abuse Awareness Week.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 976

Special guest Justin Hoekman
Monday
12/01/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Justin Hoekman from Chicago, a 31 year old child abuse survivor and NAASCA volunteer. Justin endured a childhood filled with sexual assault, physical abuse, mental, verbal and emotional traumas, and neglect. As an infant, Justin was adopted into a Christian Reform family of foster parents, and a younger sister was adopted when he was a toddler. Sexual abuse and molesting began when he was 3, and his 13 year-old cousin "played doctor" with him starting at the age 6. When he was 10 he was sexually abused by a family friend. This abuse went on for 2 1/2 years. Justin's dad physically abused him for a decade and he has vague memories of his dad sexually abusing him as well. His mother often witnessed his father's physically abuse but did nothing to stop it. Justin left the house at 17, but he'd begun using drugs to escape the reality of his home. "I have always felt less than, unimportant, and have hated myself for a long time," said Justin. "Currently, it is difficult for me to trust others. I am diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety." But he now works the 12 step Narcotics Anonymous program, and has a wonderful therapist. "While I am no longer in contact with my parents, my sister and I remain very close. As a child when my dad was beating me, my sister was my saving grace, she would scream and my dad would stop." After working on himself for a number of years Justin's made great progress and hopes to return to school to become and LCSW, a therapist with his own practice. As he says, "I would like to help in anyway I can whether that be a child advocate, helpline, sharing my story, or anything else." He goes on, "All of the horrible things I endured I believe happened so that I may help other overcome and be a survivor of childhood abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 975

Special guest Jennifer Olivardes
Friday
11/28/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jennifer Olivardes from Houston, Texas, an abuse survivor who's now an activist, mentor, speaker and author. She's the founder of Mending Wounded Hearts Corporation (MWHC), a faith-based, non-profit organization, created to assist victims of sexual and domestic abuse, empowering and uplifting the victim through the transition period from victim to survivor. "I have had a passion to help the hurt, [since I was] broken and abused my entire life," Jennifer says. "I speak at colleges, several different organizations and where ever I am called to." Jennifer certainly has a lot of experience to talk about. Childhood molestation by one of her uncles began for her at age 4, and it continued through her mid teenage years. By that time it included two uncles and two cousins. "At age 10 I began to have black outs mostly when I was in school," she says. "My vision would come back slowly, first black and white, then full color. Age 13, I tried to end my life. At age 14 I almost got raped by an ex boyfriend. At age 15 the physical abuse began, and it continued till I was 28." Her adult years weren't much better. Jennifer was involved in numerous bad relationships and marriages where she repeatedly experienced brutal and frightening domestic violence. She's putting all that behind her now, explaining, "I am free from all abuse today and no one will ever hurt me like they did in my past! This is why I do what I do, and I will never ask for anything in return. My joy is in helping others, as I have had people do for me, and I will not be stopped!" She's currently writing her memoir, "Broken Angel," and a collection of poetry, "Silenced No More," both of which will be available after the third quarter of 2015.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 973

Special guest Simon Weinberg
Wednesday
11/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Simon Weinberg from Carlsbad, CA, a returning NAASCA family member. He'll tell us about the film he co-produced with his wife, "Men and Boys Healing." We'll also highlight the needs of male child abuse and trauma victims / survivors, and compare them to those of women. Mr. Weinberg was formally marketing and fundraising director for leading environmental organizations, and is dedicated to social justice filmmaking. He's co-owner of Big Voice Pictures, and Co-producer and Outreach and Distribution director for both "Men and Boys Healing" and "The Healing Years". His ongoing outreach and advocacy for these films have an made an impact in hundreds of universities and communities in the United States, Canada and England, including his collaborative efforts with MaleSurvivor.org, organizing "Dare to Dream" screening events and panel discussions at Penn State University and other universities nationwide. Simon works collaboratively with leading organizations such as 1in6.org, MaleSurvivor.org, PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment), End Violence Against Women, the military, correctional organizations and leading prevention and state coalitions against sexual assault internationally who utilize the film as a training and advocacy tool to motivate positive and lasting change.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 972

Special guest host Barbara Ochoa with DeWayne Watts
Tuesday
11/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest host is Barbara Ochoa from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member who has been with us several times. That's because Barbara (aka Petra Luna) has a special mission, one which we share with her here at NAASCA. Each year for the past three years, Barbara has produced a series of events celebrating what's become known as Male Abuse Awareness Week (MAAW -- the first week of December). Each year, recognizing that young males have an especially tough time even talking about being abused as kids, Barbara reaches out to this frequently undeserved group with videos, music events, dance and special guest appearances (Help4Guys.org). She encourages victims of abuse to seek help, justice and recovery through her music and nonprofit organization, the P.Luna Foundation. Barbara will be joined tonight by her guest DeWayne Watts from Tennessee, the author of several books including the novels "The Boy in The Wood" and "David's Mark." He also writes a blog at www.DeWayneWatts.com, where one can keep up to date on all his current projects. DeWayne's parents divorced when he was 6 years old and over the course of his life his father married 6 or more times and mother perhaps 5 or more. In between 'step-parents' others came and went. While his books are not autobiographical, they do draw on his life's personal experience. Join us to discuss these and other issues pertaining to Male Abuse Awareness Week.
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Special guest Mary E Graziano
Monday
11/24/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Mary E Graziano from Hamilton, Ontario, a child abuse survivor and member of the NAASCA family. Mary is Assistant Director at Abuse Survivors and Victims United, where she's been pairing up her poetry with the work of artist Michal Madison. She describes herself as an independent advocate for child abuse. She's very active in sometimes "secret" groups on Facebook and a member of Protecting Canadian Children and a member and volunteered at Butterfly Dreams Abuse and Recovery. Ms Graziano is a writer / poet / blogger, writing poetry about child abuse and trying to transmit the message that child abuse is wrong, stressing that we as adults need to be the voices for those who can't speak, the abused and traumatized child-victims. Her BLOG (http://www.nippercats.blogspot.com) is about her own child abuse. She says, "I started writing back in 2008, but now as a survivor I write about children in general." Mary works in an elementary school, assisting in the classroom with a teacher, and is an Educational Assistant for children with special needs. Mary writes, "Helping them do their work, teaching them skills they will need later in life. I have been doing this job for 25 years." and this is showing up as a new job, sorry about that everyone.
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Special guest Brittney Bray
Friday
11/21/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Brittney Bray, a returning NAASCA family member from New Jersey. A survivor of child abuse who was removed from her family as a teen, she was eventually able to take advantage of the CASA SHaW facility in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, and is now enjoying life in recovery. At the age of 15 she was taken away from her family due to her parents' drug abuse and her father's physical abuse towards her. She experienced about 8 different placements from the age of 15 till the age of 16. She was involved with many organizations, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). At the age of 17 she had her first child. At 18 she married the baby's father and became independent. After her son was born, she was faced with opposition from the child welfare system which did not believe she could succeed as a mother. CASA SHaW was there to support and defend her, helping her to retain custody of her baby. Brittney says, "I have tried to make the best from my difficult past. I am thankful to CASA for continuing to be supportive to me. Today I am 23, I live in my own home, I have 2 healthy and happy children, and I have been happily married for 5 years. I work, and I am planning to go back to school. My parents are in my life, and the relationship I have with them is stronger than ever now. We've all made it to the other side of a bad time."
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/20/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. A growing number of parents have lost their children after being falsely accused of child abuse and even imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. Many of these cases only occur after parents mention that their child first became ill after they received a routine vaccination, or if they request a second opinion about a diagnosis or a prescription for their child. Many of them have had the support of other leading experts proving their innocence. Tonight's show will include Connie Reguli from Tennesee, an attorney and founder of the group Innocent Families Against Family Law Corruption. We'll also hear from Terri LaPointe from Alabama, a journalist from Health Impact News. Then Kristi Devine will visit, a representative for the Diegel family from Arizona, whose 2 children are currently being held against their will. Another guest will be Tim Donnelly, California State Assemblyman. Finally, Maryanne Godboldo from Detroit will join us, a mother who withstood a 10-hour confrontation with police and SWAT for refusing to give her daughter a harmful drug. Many children are stolen by the State as a result of "medical kidnapping." ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Vicki Polin
Wednesday
11/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Vicki Polin, MA, LPCC, LCPC, from the Dancing Tree Wellness Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with over 30 years of experience working in the trauma field in various capacities, Vicki has worked with individuals who want to learn how to empower themselves, along with working with couples and families. Her experience includes working with adults who are looking to over come a full array of issues, such as overcoming traumatic events from childhood and also as adults. Over the years Vicki has provided assistance to survivors of sexual violence (both male and female survivors), domestic violence, political torture, bullying, life transitions and those experiencing health issues. She's also provided counseling to professionals experiencing burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious victimization. Vicki is forming a new FREE Networking Group for adult survivors of childhood trauma. This group is open to adult survivors of childhood trauma (emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse). The NETWORK offers survivors a place to share ideas, connect with others and learn new skills. The Networking Group will begin December 1, 2014. My goal as a psychotherapist is to work with individuals, couples and families who are having difficulty adjusting, experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and or dissociation, in response to life changing events." Vicki explains. "As a therapist I do my best to assist my clients on their journey to discover healthy coping mechanisms so that they are able to overcome obstacles -- making it possible for them to live happy, productive and fulfilling lives."
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Special guests Rush L Russell & Christine Citero
Monday
11/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guests are Rush L Russell, Director & Christine Citero from New Brunswick, NJ, representing "Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey." Their mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect in all forms, for all New Jersey children. Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is the only statewide non-profit dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms, for all New Jersey children. Rush L. Russell has served as the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCANJ) since July 2009. Prior to coming to PCANJ, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. He was also the founder and President of Children’s Futures, a comprehensive effort to improve early childhood health and development for all children in Trenton, New Jersey. Christine Citera currently serves as the Community Education Coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCANJ). She has extensive experience volunteering and working with various non-profit organizations. She is a certified Enough Abuse National trainer, specializing in the prevention of child sexual abuse and a certified Period of PURPLE Crying National trainer, specializing in the prevention of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma. Christine has coordinated several primary prevention events throughout the state to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pcanj
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Special guest Sequoya Willis
Friday
11/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Sequoya Willis from Chester, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member appearing again as a special guest especially to update us on her progress with "The Sequoya Show". Sequoya gre up neglected, abused, starved, and malnourished. Amazingly she survived the turmoil of her past. With parents who cared more about their next hit of crack cocaine than the wellbeing of their children, it is amazing Sequoya is still in her right mind. She cried out for help; while everyone including friends and family turned their back. Her own mother threw her for a loop when she placed her daughters' lives on the line for the love of a man who hung her out of a three story window. Going to school was her only way of having peace, until her classmates made her life a living hell. School officials and The Child Welfare Administration ignored the signs of abuse and believed the lies that were fed to them. Surrounded by rape, lies, drugs, and alcohol, Sequoya cried out to someone she never knew. She was told never to talk to strangers, but a stranger saved her life. Today, Ms Willis is an author of two books about her experiences, "The Fight of My Life: Memoirs of a Child Abuse Victim" and "The Fight Continues: Sagas of a Foster Child" as well as a Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Internet Talk Show Host, and Inspirationalist. Her goal is to assist as many people and families as she can in reaching their fullest potential and purpose. Being a child abuse survivor and foster child, she relates to her clients', readers', and audience's feelings of losing themselves, worthlessness, uncertainty about life and life's purpose, self-doubt, and fear about their future.
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Special guest Jori Nunes
Wednesday
11/12/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Jori Nunes from Modesto, California, a sex abuse survivor and author of the new book "Chocolate Flowers: A Twisted Tale That Deserves to be Told" which was written for awareness to help understand and protect children. Jori says, "I have 2 counties in California now using the book as mandatory training for people who have to renew their credential's like CPS, foster care parents, social workers." She continues, "The Lisa project is a scientific exhibit in CA and they buy it in bulk at cost and keep the proceeds which is fine with me. I am just a small fish in big sea with a huge story that makes a ton of sense." As a survivor of sexual abuse by her birth parents as well as being a mother of a molested son, Jori has not only lived to tell her story but has spent twenty years researching this topic by interviewing pedophiles and victims of sexual crimes. She has gathered the information and memories together with the amazing ability to write one twisted tale for awareness and prevention of a silent crisis that effects about 20% of our children. Jori hopes that no other parent or caregiver will have to go through the devastating consequences of coping with the unimaginable emotional life sentence that sexual abuse causes to the victim as well as the parent or caregiver. "Chocolate Flowers" was written with love however. It is not an easy story to read as it is disturbing and can make readers become emotional just enough to change the way they think and feel about the topic of emotional and sexual child abuse. Jori hopes the book will help detect and prevent such abuse from ever happening to another child. This is a tale you will not want to put down, and will never forget.
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Special guest Lee Parker
Monday
11/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Lee Parker from Pittsburgh, PA, an abuse survivor and activist for changing the Statutes of Limitations. At 13 years old he was abused while under Children and Youth Services (foster care) by a staff member. Eventually the man filed through the group home and CYS for Lee to become his foster child. After being approved, Lee went to stay with his abuser. The man would come to his bed to molest him after he was asleep. This went on a couple times a week for over a year. Lee explains, "The day I broke down I was in school. At the end of the day when it was time to leave I told my teacher I didn't want to go home. I was crying and wouldn't stop so my teacher sent me to the nurse's office. She soon realized I was being sexually abused at home and she called the police. That's when I was taken from my abusers care." Lee still suffers from knowing nobody protected him while he was in the care of CYS. He says, "It took a toll for the worst on my life. At times I think about death. Its like I've been killed emotionally. I go through life pretending things are fine. I smile but really I just cry on the inside. I'm torn into pieces that can't be put back together." Now 31 years old, Lee has come forward to seek justice from Children and Youth Services, the institution where he met his abuser. But he's discovered the statue of limitations blocks him from seeking justice. Disappointed, Lee explains, "In some states there's no statue of limitations. Just like murder there should be no statue of limitations. A victim should [be able to] take all the time he/she needs."
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/06/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will lead the this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Participants will include such notables as Eugenia (Gina) Couture from British Columbia, author of the book Adoption Not An Option, Kevin Cline, Social Reform and Child Welfare Advocate from Tacoma, Washington, and Dr. Ruby Dillon from Orange County, California, whose attempts to help her daughter, Lexi, have been met with serious judicial corruption. Dr. Thea Reinhart, who worked on Lexi's case, will call in from Irvine, California, and Dean Tong, Forensic Child Abuse expert, will join us from Florida. Tonight we are talking about the hypocrisy of our Child and Family services. Children are being seized from their families for profit, for Federal funding. States and Provinces are offered financial incentives to increase adoption numbers. All across the US, parents are suing CPS for malfeasance, the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, contrary to law or in violation of a public trust. In British Columbia, Canada, lawyer Jack Hittrich recently won a landmark case proving deliberate malfeasance on the part of CPS. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Stephanie Mann
Wednesday
11/05/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Stephanie Mann from the San Francisco area, a returning NAASCA family member who's an author and crime & violence prevention specialist. Her life's mission started in 1969 in her hometown of Orinda, California, where she worked with community leaders and helped spearhead a citywide crime-prevention program. In 1975, with the support of California's first lady at the time, Nancy Reagan, and the California Youth Authority, Stephanie and Shirley Henke published Alternatives to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods, a guidebook which helped popularize the “Neighborhood Watch” Program nationwide. Ms Mann eventually saw the need to co-author another book. In 1993, she wrote Safe Homes Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime where You Live (Nolo Press) with Mary Claire Blakeman. Stephanie's work continued to expand in the 1990s. “I realized child safety needed to be the primary focus for communities,” she says. “My work with the homeless in Oakland exposed me to the legacy of childhood neglect, abuse and social isolation.” Street Safe Kids was published in 2000 as a ten-step guide to give parents practical tools to help young people become safe and spiritually strong. Stephanie continues to speak out on the need for individuals to take responsibility for neighborhood and community safety to protect children. (Please also see: www.pinterest.com/safekidsnow)
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Special guest Scott A Johnson
Monday
11/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Scott Allen Johnson from Florida. For nearly 30 years Mr. Johnson, a  licensed psychologist, has been educating law enforcement, probation, prosecutors, and forensic mental health professionals about sexual predators and physically violent offenders. Scott writes of his Forensic Consultation services, "I offer high quality consultation, presentations and training related to assessing, prosecuting, treating, and investigating sexual offenders and physical abusers. I also offer Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and response to crisis situations to offer supportive education." Mr. Johnson's work and books are being used nationwide to educate professionals (including judges, probation officers, and police officers) about physical abusers and sexual offenders. The National Judicial Education Program for Legal Momentum is using Mr. Johnson's textbook, "Physical Abusers and Sex Offenders; Forensic and Clinical Strategies," to educate Judges about sexual offenders (www.njep-ipsacourse.org). His publications include "Man-To-Man; When Your Partner Says NO " which teaches men about sexual assault, rape, date rape, molestation, and pressured sex. Its appropriate for high school and college students, athletes, and men on probation or parole, and  addresses areas of concern for men addressing sexual assault and abuse, date rape, child molestation, pressured sex, and rape. A third book, "When 'I Love You' Turns Violent," is about recognizing and confronting dangerous relationships.
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Special guest Coral Anika Theill
Friday
10/31/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Coral Anika Theill, abuse survivor and author of the memoir "Bonshea: Making Light of the Dark." For several years as a young child she was sex trafficked by her mother nearly every night. Eventually she experienced molestation and abuse, rape, domestic violence, marital rape, spiritual abuse, and nearly twenty years of “legal stalking” and judicial injustice. "I knew that my soul had been violated," she says. "I knew someone, somehow, had taken something very sacred of mine. Feelings of shame, uncertainty and chaos would haunt me in the years to come as a result of living in a home where no one listened and boundaries were seldom honored." Now living under a “state address protection program” from her former husband, Coral knows healing is the process of rounding up all the fragments of our shattered self and reconciling them. It took her a long time to 'find her voice' and she says she's learned that true freedom begins that day we walk away from fear, scarcity, blame, and guilt. "Childhood sexual abuse is ‘soul murder' and child homicide," she explains. "Survivors become the walking wounded." Coral goes on, "The freedom that I gained when I broke my silence about the abuse I suffered I wouldn't trade for anything. Once secrets are exposed to the light, they lose their power over you. A victim's first scream is for help; a victim's second scream is for justice." Her published works address abuse and trauma recovery and Coral's positive insights as a survivor have earned the respect of fellow survivors, clinical therapists, advocates, professors and authors. Please see: www.coralanikatheill.com
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Special guest Michael Broussard
Wednesday
10/29/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Michael Broussard from Philadelphia, a child abuse survivor with a unique way to be of service and carry the message. NAASCA has committed to presenting his play, a one-man show "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor," to a wider and ever-expanding audience through our web site and on our talk shows. The next presentation will be on Sunday, November 9 at 5:00pm at The Adrienne Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael says to his friends in the Philadelphia area, "My interactive stage show about childhood sexual abuse is happening again on Nov 9th. I tell my story of survival and healing and I invite audience members to comment, ask questions and tell their own stories during feedback breaks throughout the performance. The show has been praised by mental health professionals and survivors." During the play, which was first performed at the end of June, 2014, Michael told the story of a childhood lost to abuse — and rediscovered decades later. Throughout the performance, audience members were encouraged to share their own experiences, ask questions and offer up comments. The play provides a unique opportunity for an open, interactive dialogue on the effects and causes of abuse and, as such, NAASCA will be devoted to helping the play be presented elsewhere. We'll sponsor these events and list them on the NAASCA web site when they are scheduled, etc, too, as an ongoing project / service. We're delighted to count Michael among our NAASCA family members.
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Special guest Faith Reagan
Monday
10/27/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Faith Reagan (McDaniel) from Jacksonville, Florida, a self-described survivor-turned-thriver, now a Certified Life Empowerment Coach. She helps her clients move forward by breaking boundaries that have held them back. She assists them in identify goals in their personal and professional life as well as to make a plan to achieve them. Born in Kentucky as the second oldest of five children, Faith McDaniel grew up in a troubled family. "My father liked to play with little girls," she explains. He used a slew of persuasive tactics to keep Faith silent, usually by telling her that her mother would leave him and the children would be left to fend for themselves. After years of abuse, Faith became rebellious and occasionally ran away from home. Eventually she found relief in the military and decided to join the Air Force. "My father said my mother would never agree." She decided to use some creative persuasion, explaining to her father that she would tell her mother about his abusive ways if he didn't talk his wife into letting her join. "Joining the Air Force was the best thing I could have done," she says. "What was I going to do, be a street whore?" Faith feared at the rate she was going, life on the streets was a possibility. Now Faith openly talks of her troubled childhood and has come to terms with her past. Once she learned not to beat herself up for what happened in her youth everything seemed to click. "I've got nothing to hide. I'm not a victim; I'm a survivor. I want people to know you can get out of a bad situation and succeed. With all the negatives you see today, if you have drive and desire, you can overcome anything." Please see: Surviving With Faith
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Special guest Laura M Parks
Friday
10/24/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Laura M Parks from Chandler, Arizona, child abuse and DV survivor - author of several books including, "Under the Broken Halo," "A Promise to God: The Story of Pastor Cam Iverson" and "Alias 'The Rose': Though the petal may fall.....She shall never be forgotten." Being brutally raped by her older brother, molested regularly and beaten by her father, emotionally abused by her mother, and molested by other family members, led her down a very destructive path. "By my teen years I didn't know which way was up and dreamed of either dying or running away." She says. "I married men like my father, domineering, abusive, and controlling.  Between marriages I hung out with bikers in dimly lit bars engaging in activities that were less than appropriate for a mother of young children. I made some bad decisions and the cycle of abuse continued in my children." One morning in February of 2009 she woke up and said "enough is enough." She decided to start living instead of just existing. "I had faith that I could finally become a whole person and started making arrangements to move on with my life," she says. "The day I left my third husband, he was waving a gun in my face threatening to blow a hole in anyone that came on "his" property. Even though I was terrified and shaking, I refused to back down from him. I packed my stuff, got in my car, and drove away from the nightmare." Laura concludes, "I listened to my voice inside, prayed every day, stayed strong and never looked back. My mission is to inspire others to become survivors and stop considering themselves victims. If I did it, so can you." As Laura says, "We don't have to stay victims, we can all become survivors."
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
10/23/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will welcome Glen Gibellina from Sarasota, Florida, as our US guest host. He has a unique perspective on what really goes on inside our courts and the damage to children and families as a result. The three of them will lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight we are covering the deliberate malfeasance of the agencies we have in place to protect our children and how badly they are failing them. We're seeing an epidemic of children being physically, sexually and emotionally abused, and sometimes even killed. Tonight's show will include our International Forensic Child Abuse expert, Dean Tong from Tampa, Florida, and Canadian Legal Expert, Jack Hittrich, a lawyer from British Columbia, Canada. US legal expert lawyer Connie Reguli will also join us. Our first guest, Dr. Ruby Dillon from Orange County, California, has been on our show before. Every effort she has made to expose the truth and save her daughter, Lexi, has been met with seriuous judicial corruption. Another guest, here tonight to share her family's absolutely brutal ordeal at the hands of Social Services, is Angel Cook from Rio Vista, Texas. Angel's case is one of the most horrific and heartbreaking stories we've ever heard. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Dr Janet Rosenzweig
Wednesday
10/22/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, the national consultant for child sexual abuse prevention for Prevent Child Abuse America. In 2011, she drew on her experiences as a sex educator working with child abuse prevention to write "The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying." Based on her experience, academic research and scores of interviews, this book has been hailed as a "breakthrough" full of "sound information and advice -- a must read for parents." Dr Rosenzweig writes, "Abusers count on the fact that kids don't like to speak to their parents about sex, and you don't want that to be true on your family." She says to use the news stories that appear concerning child abuse as an opportunity to teach your kids that people who sexually abuse children put their own pleasure above the pain they cause children. "Remind them that sometimes they dress it up like a friendship or a love relationship to confuse the child (or teen!). Remind them that anyone who wants to be sexual with a young person is selfish at best and a criminal at worse." NAASCA has often posted her shorter works in the "Featured Articles" and / or "News of the Week" sections of our web site. Dr Rosenzweig has been presenting workshops to parent and professional groups promoting the ideal that parents must be the primary sex educators of their children, learning how to support their overall sexual health and safety in the home, school and community.
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Special guest April Marie Loposky
Monday
10/20/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is April Marie Loposky from Pennsylvania, founder of Marley's Mission, a "Horses Healing Children" non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, who have experienced trauma. Her commitment to Marley's Mission is a personal one – her then 5 year old daughter was attacked in the early morning hours of July 5, 2009, in their home in Taylor, PA. Police immediately responded to her home and captured her daughter's attacker. As the legal process went on, Ms. Loposky saw firsthand her daughter's interaction with horses and their innate ability to help children like her heal – unconditional love and trust – from horse to child and child to horse. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) has shown evidenced-based efficacy in patients who have experience abuse and now suffer with depression, anxiety and other symptoms as a result of abuse. Research and observational findings have shown EAP yields a variety of psychotherapeutic benefits such as: confidence; self-efficacy; self-concept; communication; anxiety reduction, and most importantly… trust. Marley's Mission currently has several horses as well as the use of stables and fields in Lake Ariel, PA. Marley's Mission employs a team approach to healing children who have experienced trauma. The treatment team includes a specially trained Trauma Therapist and an Equine Specialist. See the web site at: www.marleysmission.com
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Special guest Mike Tikkanen
Friday
10/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Minnesota, Founder of KARA (Kids at Risk Action) at InvisibleChildren.org. Kids At Risk Action is partnering with Minnesota Public Television to demonstrate why it is in our community's interest to stop the repeated failures throughout our child protection system and make children healthy. Brandon Stahl's reporting on the tortured death of four year old Eric Dean after 14 ignored reports of child abuse by mandated reporters caused Governor Dayton to remark on the colossal failure of child protection and order a review of Minnesota's child welfare system. Mike hopes changes will be made to the reporting, recording, and accountability as to how counties manage reports of child abuse and some effort will be made to change the dismal fact that Minnesota screens out 70% of child abuse calls and ranks 47th among the states in providing resources to children in child protection. 29% of children are sent back to the abusive conditions they were rescued from, and the average child is placed in four different foster homes. Mike asks, "Please support KARA's effort to create the change to reach the tipping point to save children from the toxic homes and dysfunctional lives that hurt our schools, make our streets unsafe, and fill our prisons." Mike is passionate about improving the treatment of abused and neglected children and has formed his non-profit, Kid's At Risk Action (KARA), to bring public awareness to children's rights and form action groups to improve public policy towards at-risk children. Contact him at: Mike@Invisiblechildren.org
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Special guest Anah Maa
Wednesday
10/15/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Anah Maa from Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who we've not seen for three years. A child of a cult which included torture, sexual exploitation, deaths, rituals, her story, "The Light at the End of the Tunnel," tells of her journey "coming out of the darkness of ritual abuse, into the light of my soul." A Life Coach, Mentor, and Teacher of Healing, Anah is devoted to helping children feel loved, safe, and knowing that they are an expression of God's Love. "This is why I have created the Agape Center for Hope," says Ms. Maa, "to provide abused and neglected children counseling, treatment, support, education, and mentoring to help them not only heal from the effects of abuse and neglect, but help them re-awaken the hope and joy in their hearts so they can realize their greatest life that God has for them." Please see: www.AnahMaa.com and www.ajourneyoflight.com
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Special guest Pamela Pine
Monday
10/13/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, founder and CEO of "Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.", a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization, with a Mission to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. Their goals are: 1) to promote healing of victims and survivors; and 2) to celebrate the lives of those healed. Through their work, "Stop The Silence" aims to address the relationships between CSA and the broader issues of overall family and community violence, and violence within and between communities. Their focus underlines the importance of a shift in focus on positive development within our social complexes (e.g., the relationships between men, women, adults and children, cultural groups) to support peaceful - and to hinder violence-prone - relationships. "Stop the Silence" is also known for its annual "Race to Stop the Silence" event held in Washington DC each April and for its partnerships with such organizations as the annual International Violence and Trauma (IVAT) convention in San Diego and "The Lamplighters Movement."
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Special guest Tim Fisher
Friday
10/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tim Fisher, a returning NAASCA family member who lives in the Las Vegas area and runs Juvenile Justice Now. Tim, a child abuse survivor, will be with us tonight to describe his experience, strength and hope. Tim was seven years old when he met his predator, a neighbor, teaching Sunday school at the Baptist church. The man began grooming and manipulating Tim and his parents, offering Tim and his sister rides to and from church in his little red Volkswagen. Thus began a situation that was to last seven years. His mother told him that their neighbor needed some help in his yard and around the house and that Tim would be going to go with him on Saturday mornings to help out for a few hours. "My parents must have thought they'd hit the lottery. Here was this fine, upstanding man of God who had taken a genuine interest in their young son's moral growth and development, says Tim. He goes on, "I'm here today because by the time I had reached my 14th birthday I had been sexually molested approximately 350 times over the course of seven years." He continues, "It took four years for me to become strong enough to come forward. Shortly after my 18th birthday I lit a fuse that would blow multiple families apart." Eventually he went to the Anaheim police and reported his abuse and name his predator. From start to finish it took a year almost to the day for him to be convicted. Eventually he took a plea of guilty to 49 counts of child molestation, lewd conducts involving a minor and with the use of force. Sadly although he was sentenced to 2 to 12 years he was released after serving just nine months. "I'm here to remind you that the abuse never stops for the victim," Tim says, "I encourage anyone who has been sexually abused to make a report even if it happened when you were a child."
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
10/09/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will welcome Dan Brewington from Norwood, Ohio, as our US guest host. Dan was one of the subjects of the "Divorce Corp" documentary. The three of them will lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight we are covering a very sensitive topic, "Family Court and the Reality of Grief, Loss and Trauma for Children and Families." It should be noted that although we have 5 different individuals who have different stories to tell, the outcome, and the trauma they suffered, is remarkably similar. Going through the system while in a state of acute emotional distress is much like how Prisoners Of War suffer in battle. We are very privileged to have two esteemed experts addressing these issues tonight, Dr Julie Macfarlane, University Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Ontario and Dr. Edward Kruk, Associate Professor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia. The judicial system has become such a hostile environment that Litigation has actually been referred to by lawyers as the last Blood Sport in America. We will also be discussing something the system seems to forget, the grief and trauma suffered by children, and how this affects them for the rest of their lives. The best interests of the system are NOT the best interests of the child. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Lynda Allen
Wednesday
10/08/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Lynda Allen from Graham, Washington, a sexual abuse survivor, domestic violence survivor and author of the book, "Rose of Robert's Journey thru A Darkened Valley." She hopes that people involved in social service work, Lawyers, Judges, Guardian Ad Litem's and Casa workers will pick up her book and read it. "I was molested by my Uncle," Lynda says. "In that era 1966-1980's it was something that was not talked about. I learned years later that I was not the only victim, but that my two sisters and my cousin, his own daughter, were victims as well. He was never held accountable for the mental/emotional damage he caused us girls." She says, "I believed everyone knew this horrible secret and I was morbidly embarrassed by this. I had friends but no one I really "connected" too. I felt alone and dirty, like something was wrong with me." Like many trauma victims she made a lot of bad choices. As a young adult she picked abusive men for partners. "The second man I picked was worse then the first." Eventually she realized she needed to change her living situation for the best interest of her daughter. "I made a plan, packed a bag, and ran into a temporary roadblock by my abuser. The following day I moved out." Lynda goes on, "What most of us fail to grasp is the decisions we make where children are concerned directly effect their lives, their own journey. We need to think about that." She concludes, "My prayer is that this book will change the way we think about the legal and moral rights of these innocents. It should be required reading for anyone entering into the social services. I urge you to read this book and demand changes in our broken system, so that others can be saved."
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Special guest Kathy Haley
Monday
10/06/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Kathy Haley from Florida, a gunshot victim and survivor of domestic violence who has become a victim's advocate for DV and those with disabilities. "I am a survivor of domestic violence and am in a wheelchair because I was shot 4 times by my husband in 1992," Kathy shares. "Since that time I have been very outspoken concerning domestic and dating violence. My story is currently running on Discovery ID on stalking." It seems Kathy Haley's estranged husband Dave didn't seem to want to take "no" for an answer, and that included the court order she had against him. Nothing could keep him away. "I was shot 4 times by my [estranged] husband and have been in a wheelchair ever since. One of the bullets hit my right elbow, another struck my upper back. One went in my lower back, and then one in my abdomen. Then he shot himself in the head with his .38 caliber handgun." She goes on, "I speak about what it takes to overcome being a victim and maintain a positive outlook." Kathy offers her experience, strength and hope to anyone who needs it. "I have a very powerful story to tell and I'll do so, passionately, around the country. I am always willing to speak to any groups that would like to hear a tragic situation [delivered] with a bit of humor. It will certainly grab the audience's attention. Please contact me by email if you would like more information." (kathywom@aol.com)
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Special guest John Seryack
Friday
10/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is John Seryak from Ohio, Board Member of SESAME (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation), the leading national voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff. Ending the practice of “passing the trash,” a phenomenon where educators investigated for abuse are able to resign and get a new job at a new school, is SESAME's top priority for ending abuse in schools. The organization works toward the following goals: increasing public awareness of educator sexual abuse by breaking the silence in a strong and united voice, fostering recovery of survivors through mutual support and access to information, and encouraging survivors of educator sexual abuse to report their offenders to local law enforcement officials and state education department credentialing offices. SESAME also insists on implementation of and adherence to child-centered educator sexual abuse policies, regulations and laws and  directs attention to the maintenance of proper boundaries between school staff and students by promoting annual training, the adoption of professional standards and codes of ethics. After 35 years as a teacher John became interested in child abuse and neglect issues from the classroom teacher's perspective. Building on his academic background, he developed the Dear Teacher Project, whose mission statement embraced the need to educate classroom teachers as to the extent, degree and effects of child abuse and neglect on students in the classroom. This work culminated in the publication of Dear Teacher If You Only Knew!
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Special guest Roberta Rogers
Friday
09/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Roberta Rodgers from Georgia, a child abuse survivor and author of "Diary of a Lost Lamb" which tells the story of an abused child who struggles her way through life. From raising four of her first husband's siblings after his mother committed suicide, to cleaning the outline of her second husband's body off the floor, Diary of a Lost Lamb is a story of struggles that are too much for any human to overcome without God. She went through thirty-two surgeries, spent three years in a wheelchair, and eight years in a chair drooling from medications. Diary of a Lost Lamb is a story of triumph in the face of terrible adversities, and you will read how God healed her and she went to college. Roberta was born in Kittery, Maine, and lived there until the age of two when her father retired from the Navy. Her's was a family of 6, 4 girls and 2 boys. She lived in Jacksonville, FL, for 40 years and worked for CSX railroad. She graduated from South Georgia College at the age of 58 and went on to Georgia Southwestern University. She was given Who's Who for College Students at both colleges and won the state and regional debate championship at SGC and the state debate at GSW. She was also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Roberta's story is inspiring for one and all and we welcome her as she makes her first visit with NAASCA's "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show.
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
09/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Deborah and Tracy are Canadian activists from British Columbia.  ~~ This week we'll be examining Judicial Corruption in our Family Courts in North America. We'll be featuring several guests, including Joe Sorge from Candor Entertainment, Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan Keckler, an attorney from Trophy Club, Texas, Anthony Pappas, Economics professor at St. John's University, New York, and Ron Funk, an attorney from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Joe Sorge is Director of the documentary "Divorce Corp," a film that examines the issues we are facing in our courts today. Susan Keckler is an attorney who represents Wendy Archer, one of the documentary's subjects. Her case is known as the most corrupt case in the history of Tarrant County, Texas, Family Court. Anthony Pappas is the victim of one of the longest running and most financially punitive cases in Nassau County, New York, history. Ron Funk represented Ruby Dillon in what turned out to be one of the worst cases of Judicial Corruption in North America. He'll discuss how there is no accountability in the appellate court. Judges act with impunity, without a need to explain their decisions.  ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Tim Fisher
Wednesday
09/24/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Tim Fisher, a returning NAASCA family member who lives in the Las Vegas area and runs Juvenile Justice Now. More than 100,000 sex offenders are in violation of state and federal laws by not registering their current addresses with local law enforcement. The Juvenile Justice Now web site operates as a public service, and uses the Internet by way of displaying pictures of people who are currently not in compliance with current sex offender registration laws. Users are encouraged to keep the available information on registered offenders current and up to date. Tim cautions that each state has it's own information collection and privacy / confidentiality policies, as well as policies / disclaimers / terms and conditions for access to information contained in state sex offender web sites (review individual state conditions of use). Megan's Law, signed into law in 1996 by President Clinton, allows states discretion in establishing criteria for disclosure, but compels them to make private and personal information on registered sex offenders available to the public. Tim's current project is “Find the Offender,” where he's researching the states registries' non-compliant offenders and attempting to locate them in compliance in other states. With this project he hopes to encourage communication between state agencies. "I started the project as a way to mark the 30th anniversary of my abuser's arrest," Tim writes. "At first the goal was to find 30 offenders in 30 days. I will take a count of how many records I have submitted for each state for their verification of my research as we get closer to the air date. I believe I have found more than 100."
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Special guest Laurie Ann Smith
Monday
09/22/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Laurie Ann Smith from Calgary, Canada, a long time NAASCA family member who's returning to the show after more than a year. She's always a welcome addition to anything we do. Laurie Ann works with many advocates around the globe, speaking out against child abuse. She encourages others to take a stand on the issues surrounding child sexual abuse, too, emphasizing the need to break the silence. She regularly speaks on Internet radio programs, telling her own story and helping break the chains of shame and guilt so many survivors of abuse suffer with day to day. Laurie has written several books, including “One Child Abuse Survivor 2 Another: The Journey,” the true story of Laurie Ann's personal healing journey and memoirs through “talk therapy” on Internet radio, exposing the truth of growing up abused, child sexual abuse, incest, rape, sodomy, and traumatic memories. Laurie Ann shares the painful process of working through her healing journey and the issues she was forced to face due to the child sexual abuse and incest she endured as a child. This is a story not only of pain, but of healing, of revelation, and of Laurie Ann's determination to claim victory over the nightmares that consumed her since childhood. Other books include her first work “A Life of Death: The Redemption” which is a memoir of growing up abused, and the tragic events that destroyed her family long before she was born, and “La Veta Juvies,” a hard look at the issues so many teens face being brought up in violent homes, and living on violent streets. Laurie Ann's mission is to continue writing and speaking publicly, to be “one more voice” to add to those voices who are making a difference.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 925

Special guest Stacy Pendarvis
Friday
09/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA, from Florida, an instructor for "Darkness to Light" and a specialist in child safety and abuse prevention. The Program Director for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Stacy is a social worker and educator with two Masters degrees from East Carolina University, and twenty years experience in the child welfare and prevention field. As a consultant in North Carolina, Stacy developed an online Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse curriculum for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and helped organizations and communities develop prevention initiatives utilizing programs such as Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Internet Safety, and Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children. She has also held Social Work and Psychology adjunct faculty positions at several Universities in North Carolina and Florida. Stacy's role at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children is to oversee all program efforts related to the MBF Child Safety Matters™ and Darkness to Light Stewards of Children programs, and all prevention related activities.  Her work includes topic research and resource development, curriculum design and updates, and facilitator training.  Stacy also provides community awareness events and professional development trainings.  She lives in the Jacksonville area with her husband and three daughters.
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Special guest Tracey Heisler
Wednesday
09/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Tracey Heisler, from New Jersey, executive director of the CASA program in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers to act as advocates in court for children living in the foster care system, giving them a voice that might not otherwise be heard. Mrs. Heisler, herself the mother of 8 children, has degrees in Psychology with an emphasis in Juvenile Justice and Forensics. She came to this work as a result of her mother and uncle's experiences of growing up in the foster care system in upstate New York. It is her life's mission to improve the quality of life for these children while in care and to facilitate their transition to their "forever family," whether through reunification, adoption, or kinship legal guardianship, as quickly as possible. The role of CASA is to advocate for children in out-of-home placement. The CASA is appointed by the Family Court Judge. The volunteer must read all of the child's records and interview people in the child's life and then makes recommendations to the court. All volunteers must be screened, fingerprinted and must agree to a federal, state and local background check before being accepted into a CASA 30 hour training session. All volunteer must be over the age of 21 and be able to provide their own transportation.
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Special guest Marci Hamilton
Monday
09/15/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Marci A. Hamilton from NY, a returning NAASCA family member, an attorney and professor who's a national leader for legislative reform -- particularly Statute of Limitations reform -- through her website (www.sol-reform.com) -- for the protection of children from sex abuse. She's also the author of "Justice Denied: What America Must Do To Protect Its Children" and "God vs the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty." Professor Hamilton has served as constitutional and federal law counsel in many important clergy sex abuse and religious land use cases in state and federal courts, and has testified before numerous state legislatures regarding elimination of the statutes of limitations for childhood sex abuse. She is frequently asked to advise Congress. She is an author, lecturer, and advocate on the protection of the vulnerable from religious institutions. During 2012, she was honored as one of Pennsylvania's Women of the Year, and received the National Crime Victim Bar Association's Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award. Professor Hamilton is the co-editor of "Fundamentalism, Politics and the Law" (2011). She is currently a bi-monthly columnist for www.justia.com and was a bi-monthly columnist for www.findlaw.com for ten years.
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Special guest Zelda Hayes
Friday
09/12/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Zelda Hayes from Florida, survivor, author and Certified Life & Spiritual Coach. A survivor of rape and domestic violence, her ability to counsel others stems from overcoming her own experience. As Zelda says, "It is my desire to help you find the path of freedom regardless of your personal circumstance. From my experience I have learned that I am a co-creator and I have the power to determine what comes into my life. I want to share that lesson with you." Her new book, "Jezebels Last Dance; It's Every Woman's Story," tells the story of Zelda's life, a journey of tragedy to triumph where she learned to live again. Because we are all unique individuals her coaching style is unique to every client. Ms Hayes says, "My coaching style is not text book because life is not textbook. To set you up with a standard style would not be beneficial, I understand that every individual comes to me with a specific character. Therefore, my styles of coaching are based on the individual as well as the circumstance." Clients are also taught communication skills where they can be heard and can hear others. They are taught how to master body language and key words in order to align themselves in a position of power to master their own lives. "As an end result, the client will be able to live life and achieve their goals on their own terms and not the terms of society, Zelda continues, "I am not your everyday life coach."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 919

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
09/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Tracy Baxter and Kevin Cline will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Deborah and Tracy are Canadian activists and Kevin Cline runs The Child Welfare Reform and Family Support Association in Tacoma, Washington - www.supportthepoorfamily.org. ~~ On this episode, we'll be examining the problems in our Family Court Systems in North America and how this leads to Parental Alienation. We will feature guests Wendy Archer from Watwauga, Texas, Glen Gibellina from Sarasota, Florida, and Trena Thompson from Ontario, Canada. Wendy is a Parental Alienation expert and also a mother who was the inspiration for Joe Sorge's documentary "Divorce Corp" (Joe himself will be a future guest). Glen has a large non-profit in the US which deals with these issues, and is a father who has had this experience, and Trena is coming from the point of view of an adult, who was a child that went through this and is now being inter-generationally targeted as an adult. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Jessica Solsona
Wednesday
09/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jessica Solsona from California, a survivor and talk show host. Jessica started speaking out about what happen to her in 2012 because she was angry and tired of keeping it all in. "It is not easy to do," she says. "I knew I had to do something to stop feeling like I was. With Complex PTSD I began to be depressed all the time I was not happy with how I was. I knew I had something great to show the world! One day I had a conversation with a family member and this person had no idea what happen to me. His comment was to not victimize myself and that all parents make mistakes! I wish then I could tell this person everything. I could not!" Jessica goes on, "Well let me tell you! That moment changed my life! It blew me away and I had this strong urge to fight back! I was done protecting those who hurt me while I was the one who was ill due to not speaking out!" But speaking out wasn't easy, and even caused her some health problems. In her sickness she had to wonder about what she was dong. "I had to make sure if this was the right choice! I thought of what would happen if I did? Would my family get angry? Would I lose them? Would they come and harm me or my family?" But in the end Jessica understood, "The reality was I had no family! I was not protecting the right people! I was not doing myself any favors by keeping this secret, making myself upset everyday. Because all I did was have flashbacks and was thinking of why all the bad happen to me?" She made her decision. "I spoke out! I feel so proud for where I am today!  I am no longer that little girl who never had a chance to be heard! I AM FREE!! My message to all of you is to speak out loud and clear! Don't give in!! I am so proud of where you stand today!
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Special guest Kym Tracy
Wednesday
09/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Kym Harmony Tracy from Robinson, Illinois, a survivor and activist and an Inspirational Christian speaker. "For most of my life I've have heard, 'but you seem so normal.' Well, I'm far from normal. As a matter of fact, I call my life a beautiful mess," says Kym. "I have experienced many things from most all forms of [sexual] mental, physical and emotional abuse as well as divorce and dysfunctional relationships." She relates that she was in the second grade when she was first molested in the home of a friendly older grandparent-like couple in her neighborhood. At 9 she was abused by a babysitter she'd come to love. "The most troubling part of this molestation was she got her boyfriend involved, writes Kym. "They would either take turns with me or it would be a 2 on 1 event. I never told due to threats." Later, at 16, she was date raped by her boyfriend, "A rape he told me later he so enjoyed because he stole my virginity." She continues, "Now at nearly 50 years young I can still recall every detail of the experience with each of my monsters." As an adult, Kym was deeply troubled be her experiences, believing she was worthless, and wanting to give up. "And then, just when I thought I could no longer take it, when I felt I couldn't even breathe, God entered my life at just the right time." Kym says, "I believe God had me experience so many different things in my lifetime, so that I could be used as His vessel to help others see that in surrendering to God, and turning our life over to Him. A Beautiful Mess becomes His Beautiful Masterpiece. I'm helping to change lives one day at a time."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 909

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
08/28/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Kevin Cline who runs The Child Welfare Reform and Family Support Association in Tacoma, Washington (supportthepoorfamily.org) will be a panelist. First we'll visit with Canada's Julie Salisbury, founder of Influence Publishing, who has seen the importance of making it possible for authors to speak out about their child abuse. We'll discuss how she has a special process she uses to ensure people feel safe and ready, and how there are healing benefits in this. Her authors become a support network for each other. Kelli Benis, author of "Shredding the Shame," Eugenea "Gina" Couture, who penned "Adoption Not An Option," and Kim Bartell, co-author with Theo Fleury of the new book, "Conversations with a Rattlesnake," are all confirmed for the show. We'll have each one discuss salient points and find out why they decided to speak out.  They'll talk about how it has helped them to cope and begin to heal .. to rip away the shame and stigma survivors put on themelves. It should be a very powerful show. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Kelli Benis
Wednessday
08/27/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kelli Benis from Alberta, Canada, a survivor of sexual abuse and the author of the new book "Shredding the Shame: Healing Childhood Abuse." Kelli was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta, where she currently lives. Raised by loving parents, she was the younger of two children and was sexually abused by her grandfather from the age of four until twelve. Cloaked in the silence of shame, she kept her secret for twenty years before she was able to find the courage to tell her immediate family in an effort to ensure her children would not be exposed to her abuser. It would be another twenty years before Benis was able to tell her story to the world—fuelled by the inspiration provided by attending the Victor Walk on May 23, 2013 on the steps of Parliament Hill with Theo Fleury, the former NHL player who is also a survivor of childhood abuse. Benis is passionate about inspiring others to come forward and find their voices in the hope of raising awareness about this issue, which thrives in an atmosphere of silence. She continues to seek out opportunities to share her story so that others may also enjoy living their lives free from the shackles of shame. She is motivated by the heartfelt belief that the more we connect with each other through our adversities and support each other in overcoming them, the more connected we will be as a community. Kelli's book, "Shredding the Shame," is described on the Amazon.com web site as, "A healing snapshot of one 'Victor's' journey to releasing the shame of childhood sexual abuse. Finding her voice in a refusal to allow a painful past to hinder her future, she became determined to inspire others to do the same. Join Kelli as she savors the freedom of ending the secrecy and elevates the conversation to inspire the other '1 in 3 females' and '1 in 6 males' to take steps towards healing and empowerment."
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Special guest Maria Vinci-Savettiere
Monday
08/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guests are Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Exec Dir at Dierdre's House, the Center in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed family violence. Established in 1994, Deirdre's House is the only site in Morris County where a child victim can be interviewed and digitally recorded by law enforcement, medically examined and treated by a pediatric abuse specialist, prepared for trial, and clinically counseled in English or Spanish----all under one roof. As a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC), Deirdre's House provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, safe, secure, child focused setting. As Executive Director of Deirdre's House, Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Esq, has combined her legal knowledge and business acumen to expand and improve the programs offered to child victims, increase cooperation among agencies and organizations utilizing the facilities, and bring Deirdre's House back to financial stability. The National Children's Advocacy Center website lists CACs across the country. Since 1985, it has revolutionized our nation's response to child sexual abuse. More than 54,000 child abuse professionals have been trained by the NCAC. The social service and the criminal justice systems don't always work together in an effective manner that the children can trust. This common problem adds to children's emotional distress, and cause a segmented, repetitious, and often frightening experience for the child victims. The child advocacy center model pulls together law enforcement, criminal justice, child protective service, medical and mental health workers onto one coordinated team.
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Special guest Renee Fredrickson
Friday
08/22/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Renee Fredrickson, PhD, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a psychologist in private practice for over three decades who's experienced in training and consultation. Her specialties include dealing with child sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, trauma, psychotherapy, consultation, mental health issues, the role of emotions in our lives, abuse and trauma. She's also the author of "Repressed Memories: A Journey In Healing from Child Sexual Abuse," a self help book for survivors of abuse with amnesia about significant aspects of the trauma. Renee has some 44 years of experience working with child abuse and in psychotherapy with adults, couples, families, adolescents, children and infants. Works with abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, traumatic amnesia, marital issues, chemical dependency and spiritual issues. Her goals include continuing to work toward preventing trauma and family violence and educating professionals and the public on mental health issues. "I've lectured across the U.S. and Canada. I especially like talking about infant and early childhood sexual abuse, stalking of sexual abuse victims and emotional processing in recovery. Also resilience is a topic I am exploring," Renee says, adding that she enjoys teaching folks about repressed memories, too. She goes on, "Besides doing all that training, my audio and video sets have been purchased by over 250,000 survivors and professionals. So now I've started doing storytelling in the past year. I did my first story for the Minnesota Moth StorySlam sponsored by National Public Radio and won. So now I'm in the finals and my story is for sale on theMoth.org website."
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Special guest Michelle Bless
Wednesday
08/20/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Louisville, Kentucky, survivor, activist and volunteer with NAASCA. She's the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story" in which a young girl is abused by her family and ostracized for being associated with Satan. Out of the Darkness is her story of redemption. Born in the northeastern United States to parents from the Caribbean, author Michelle Bless was raised in a home of violence and suspicion. Her father beat her mother and siblings but spared Michelle because of her perceived association with Satan. Even so, this did not save her from other abuses: she witnessed incidents of violence, incest and other horrible, unthinkable acts. One hot summer day in 1997, Michelle writes, she "was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to the Lord. After two years of demonic attacks, she was fully delivered and never looked back. Today she lives for the Lord. Ms Bless says her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. She often participates as a volunteer and family member at NAASCA, and over time has contributed many appearances as a panelist for the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show.
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Special guest Tina Frundt
Monday
08/18/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Tina Frundt from Washington DC, Executive Director/Founder of Courtney's House, which provides direct services for domestic sex trafficked youth, ages 12 – 21 in the Washington DC metro area. Since its inception, Courtney's House and Ms. Frundt have helped over 500 victims escape from being trafficked. A high profile national advocate on the issue of domestic sex trafficking and a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), Ms. Frundt is deeply committed to helping other children and women who are living through experiences similar to her own. She has been featured on numerous national shows and publications, including the OWN Network's Our America with Lisa Ling: 3AM Girls, which featured an undercover look into sex trafficking in Washington, DC, the CNN Freedom Project, and Redbook Magazine. Ms. Frundt trains law enforcement and other non-profit groups to rescue and provide resources to victims, and is also a member of the Washington, D.C. Anti-Trafficking Task Force. She has testified before the U.S. Congress about her own experiences and the need for greater protection and services for trafficked persons. In 2010, she became the first U.S. citizen to receive the Free the Slaves Freedom Awards-Frederick Douglas Award, which recognizes survivors of sex trafficking who use their life in freedom to help others. In 2012, she was honored with the Norma Hotaling Survivor-Centered Service Provider Award.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 900

Special guest Sandi Atmore
Friday
08/15/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Sandi Atmore from California, a survivor and returning NAASCA family member who's a Life Coach & Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Her childhood was tumultuous and she suffered physical, sexual and verbal abuse from the time she was 2 until the age of 15. The dynamic in Sandi's home was that all bad things were to be kept behind closed doors and so to the outside world her family looked happy and normal. To deal with the stress and abuse Sandi developed the same coping skills she learned from her caregivers, denial and repression. As an adult her life revolved around moving up the corporate ladder and fitness. Childhood wounds that had left an internal feeling that something was terribly wrong with her fueled her drive. If she could just “make it” in business and have the perfect body then perhaps that terrible feeling would go away. It didn't work. Neither did drugs or alcohol. In 2005, after facing the abuse of her childhood Sandi walked away from drugs. She discovered Grief Recovery in 2006. The Outreach Program gave her the structure and tools to heal from the inner wounds. Sandi notes, "I am a survivor and I received help in many ways. One was therapy, one was Grief Recovery (which I now teach). I am a Life Coach and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist so I help many people who have suffered through child abuse, specifically sexual." She continues, "I work with people vocationally, relationally, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to support them in inner healing which always leads to a better quality of life and the ability to break the cycles of abuse. I also volunteer at an organization called Safe Passage which helps women to recover from domestic violence, many of those women are sexual abuse victims as well."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 899

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
08/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. We'll first be updating the Lexi Dillon case with Dr Ruby Dillon and Dean Tong, Forensic Trial Expert, who exposed serious corruption he found in the courtroom. He was threatened with incarceration if he didn't withdraw his Declaration. Next we'll have publisher Julie Salisbury from Influence Publishing and one of her authors, Eugenea Couture, author of "Adoption Not An Option." Julie will explain how she came to do these incredible stories, and how important and healing it is for people to be able to have a safe way to do so. She has a process to help people through their experiences, and her authors become a support group for each other. We believe you will see many parallels between the 'Influence Family' and the 'NAASCA Family.' ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 898

Special guest Angela Williams
Wednesday
08/13/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Angela Williams from Marietta, Georgia, abuse survivor, author and returning NAASCA family member. Ms Williams is Founder & CEO of VOICE Today, launched in 2008, where the goal is to increase global awareness about childhood sexual abuse, and promoting its prevention, healing programs and resources. "As a survivor of incest, suffering in silence for 14 years at the brutal hands of my stepfather," she says, "my passion has become helping others learn to break the silence barrier of child sexual abuse and to make a difference in the lives of children in the next generation." A faith based organization, the values of the Voice Today Movement include the belief that prayer is the power source against the demonic forces driving child sexual abuse. They seek to break the silence of child sexual abuse by fostering a grass roots effort to educate adults, speak out unashamedly and provide healing support for survivors, and that will become a platform for social change. Angela shares her own journey as a survivor in her book, "From Sorrows To Sapphires" and is co-author of "Pathway to Healing." Other books include "True Intimacy" and "Tough Talk To Tender Hearts." Angela is a trained facilitator for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs and a tireless advocate speaking to crowds nationally and internationally. Through VOICE, Angela works to change society's attitudes and actions that surround child sexual abuse, both locally and globally, by reaching as many people as possible, and seeks to shift the responsibility for preventing Child Sexual Abuse from the child to the adult. She hopes to empower survivors to find their voice and start the healing process.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 896

Special guest Lynn Shiner
Monday
08/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Lynn Shiner from Harrisburg, PA, the Director of the Office of Victims' Services at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Lynn has turned the Victims Compensation Assistance Program into a national model through streamlining processes, legislative changes, and technology enhancements that ensure that the Program is victim-centered and eases the financial burden on victims and their families. With 35 years of experience in state government, she came to the Commission with a passion to ease crime victims' pain after she experienced a tragedy of her own. Her young children, Jen and Dave, were murdered on Christmas Day 1994. Lynn is also co-author of the book "Stabbed in the Heart: Three Murdered Children, Two Resilient Mothers" which is a story about violence, homicide, and transformation. In 2010, Lynn launched PA Crime Victims, a website she designed to help those whose lives have been forever changed by violence and crime. The primary focus is to let crime victims know they are not alone and that help is available. The website provides information on trauma and healing, how to follow an offender through the criminal and juvenile justice system, rights and services available to crime victims statewide and in specific counties and how to obtain financial help and free counseling. Lynn is committed to doing everything possible to ensure victims' needs are being met, they understand their rights as they enter the criminal justice system, understand what services are available to them at the state and local level, and that victim service programs throughout the state have the needed resources to make this happen.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 895

Special guest Kelley Alsobrook
Friday
08/08/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Kelley Alsobrook from Memphis, Tennessee, a survivor of child abuse, child molestation, human trafficking and domestic violence. An activist with Ashes2Beauty, she leads an abuse recovery class at her church. Kelley says, "It is amazing and an honor to watch the transformation as these women get healing and then in turn help others!!!" Kelley Alsobrook was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has resided in Memphis, TN with her husband for the past fourteen years. Growing up in an abusive home was something that is known well to Mrs. Alsobrook. Being sexually, physically, and mentally abused in her youth  she came to accept this kind of treatment from a man. This abuse continued into her adult hood as she became the victim of human trafficking and domestic violence. Being disconnected from her family and being a single mother she became a very easy target for a pimp that preyed on her vulnerability. She continued in this lifestyle for approximately 4 years. The guilt, shame and self loathing of this lifestyle led her into drug use as her life spiraled downward. She felt there was no hope of ever escaping. Once she escaped this torturous lifestyle she was determined to help others get through these same experiences. She is now passionate about seeing those who have been beaten, broken, battered, and bruised become whole. This was the motivation for beginning Ashes2Beauty. As Kelley notes, "I am a survivor of child abuse, child molestation, human trafficking and domestic violence! I share my story in order to bring awareness as well as hope to those that feel hopeless!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 893

Special guest Denise Sakel
Wednesday
08/06/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Denise Sakel from Valley Forge, PA, a survivor of child abuse who didn't remember or discover what had happened to her in her youth until she was 30 years old. She grew up in a strict Catholic family, not knowing the first thing about anything having to do with sex. "I was 14 years old when I was first going to get my teeth straightened and was very excited," Denise says. The local orthodontist started to examine her. "Something did not seem right though. His arms were going where they were not suppose to be going, his hands were not on my mouth the whole time." Although Denise was uncomfortable, she didn't know what to do. "Something was off. What just happened? I was confused. Was it me? Did I do something wrong?" She stayed quiet while she saw him over the next two years. "I did not tell anyone, especially my father .. I thought he would KILL the orthodontist. Needless to say, I did not know this was going on to countless other girls at the same time." It took years and years before the truth came out. In 1989 there was a news flash. "It was my orthodontist. Thirty-six girls came forward!!! Thirty-six!! All those years! A brave eleven year old had the courage to tell her father." The orthodontist got a slap on the hand, was told he had a disorder and left town. But for Denise the consequences of his abuse have effected her life ever since. The family doctor began prescribing mind altering drugs to handle her anxiety, and she became addicted. "I stopped being social. I didn't talk in school to anyone. My panic attacks, depression and substance abuse worsened over the years. Three marriages later, I can say I still need therapy, I still have to watch myself around pills, and I still have problems trusting people." She concludes, "It really messed with my head, but therapy helps."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 891

Special guest Angel Holohan
Monday
08/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Angel Holahan from Aurora Colorado, a survivor and activist. Angel was about 4 when a very close friend of the family and babysitter decided he was going to violate her vioently. She remembers bleeding, how much it hurt and her emotions towards him. "Not knowing what just happen or why," she writes, "I remember thinking that somehow it was my fault .. like I had done something horrible .. and I remember his voice telling me if I ever told anyone he would hurt my family. And I believed him." She goes on, "My step dad and mom said I wasn't myself after that." She lost her innocence to this man and though she was so young it destroyed her for years and years. "I got into doing drugs and drinking a lot. The one thing I could never do was have sex with anyone. For the longest time the idea of someone even looking at me in a sexual way horrified me," Angel says. She still has her struggles. "I have suffered PTSD and depression from it. I deal with nightmares constantly and I have constant anxiety." But she's healing now and working through her problems. Her fiance has shown her how to trust and accept love, and she has a renewed faith and couldn't be more happy. She now has a 4 month old son. "I don't blame my family for what happened. I was just too young to understand what happened to me and why anyone would let it. I understand that now that I'm older," she admits. "I guess it just makes it worth talking about knowing it can help others too."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 890

Special guest Daphne Young
Friday
08/01/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Daphne Young from Phoenix, Arizona, VP of Communications and Prevention Education at one of NAASCA's favorite non profit organizations, Childhelp, America's largest, longest running national nonprofit dedicated to the intervention, treatment and prevention of child abuse. She is the creator/researcher/writer of "Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe for Athletes" fighting abuse in youth athletics. Debuted in WA DC by Senators Jon Kyl and Dianne Feinstein, this lifesaving program is funded by Olympic consultants the Foundation for Global Sports Development. Chief among  Childhelp's many meaningful services is an International child abuse HOTLINE at: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential. The Hotline has received more than 2 million calls since it began in 1982. These calls come from children at risk for abuse, distressed parents and concerned individuals and is also a valuable resource for those who are mandated by law to report suspected abuse. For their many other services, see the web site at: www.Childhelp.org. NAASCA promotes the use of the 24 hr / 365 day International Childhelp HOTLINE regularly, including when we distribute our Blue Ribbons -- 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 889

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/31/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject.  Tonight we're going to discuss the problems of being caught in entwined systems, systemic abuse and the parental/child alienation that is caused as a result.  We'll have at two special guests with essentially the same powerful story. First we'll have Rhonda Norlander, a mother from Ontario, Canada, and then Kevin Cline, a father from Tacoma, Washington, who runs The Child Welfare Reform & Family Support Association - www.supportthepoorfamily.org - back as a panelist/expert. The phone lines will be open during part of the show for call-ins from listeners. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 888

Special guest Deb Maybury
Wednesday
07/30/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Deb Maybury, a returning NAASCA family member, survivor of abuse by "trusted others" who's now a public speaker, activist, Harmony Integration Coach and facilitator at The Gatehouse in Toronto. She's also the author of two books, "Unlock The Door-Beyond Sexual Abuse" and "What Is Your Teenage Daughter Afraid Of?" She describes herself as an entrepreneur, a woman of many hats, who's focus is on assisting others in their healing process through awareness, support and connection. It is her mission to be part of the movement to remove the stigma and taboo associated with sexual abuse and to do that in a way that promotes a healing. In 2006, her dearest old friend of 33 years lost her battle with cancer. She told Deb, "I'm not afraid of dying; I'm just not ready to go.” Ms. Maybury's response? "I told her that if she was leaving me here I was just going to have to do, be, become, enjoy, and learn enough for both of us. In her memory, I continue to strive to learn, teach, and challenge myself and others." Ms Maybury has certainly kept her promise and is an excellent representative of the NAASCA family and mission. She also hosts her own "Reveal, Connect and Heal" talk shows, and recently interviewed NAASCA founder, Bill Murray.
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Special guest Polly Moore
Monday
07/28/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Polly Moore from Atlanta, Georgia, the Executive Administrative Assistant of Angela Williams, Founder of VOICE Today, a non-profit organization whose mission is to break the cycle and silence of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention, and healing programs. She began volunteering with VOICE Today on July 17, 2012, the day after she broke her silence. She'd found her voice at VOICE Today’s support group the night before. Polly grew up with six siblings in Mobile, Alabama, but was only 8 years old when her father died of lung cancer. Soon two neighborhood boys began to molest her, friends of her older twin brothers. A couple of years later she was assaulted by another neighbor and later by her older brother. She was able to break away from the abuse at the age of twelve, but was by then deep in the darkness of isolation. Polly is now a mother and grandmother, and has lived in Atlanta for the past 15 years. She is contemplating returning to finish her final year at Western Carolina University where she majored in Accounting, and has become a devoted advocate for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Polly says she will forever continue to help fellow adult survivors find their voice and welcome their healing through the working of Angela Williams and VOICE Today.
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Special guest Dr Patrick Gannon
Friday
07/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Dr Patrick Gannon, a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He has worked extensively with high risk children and adults who have been abused over the last thirty five years and lectures widely on a range of mental health issues. Dr Gannon says, "When I started working with child and adult survivors, I identified with many of their feelings although never to the extent that I felt traumatized by what I experienced in childhood. In a sense, I experienced just enough of the emotional abuse to want to do something about it." Based on his experiences in child abuse prevention, he wrote the book "Soul Survivors: A New Beginning For Adults Abused As Children" in 1989. In 1993, he became the Clinical Director of the Norma J. Morris Center for Healing From Child Abuse in San Francisco, where he was one of the founders of the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse self-help program (www.ASCAsupport.org). The 21 steps of recovery outlined in "Soul Survivors" provided the theoretical basis for the ASCA program of recovery. Dr Gannon co-authored the ASCA basic manual and guidebook, "Survivor to Thriver," which describes process of recommended tasks and issues that most adult survivors face during their recovery from child abuse. The second edition of "Soul Survivors" was published as an ebook only two months ago. The ebook contains significant revisions, additions, updated research as well as integrates the ASCA program into the three stage, 21 step program. The Morris Center is sharing in the profits from "Soul Survivors" set at a very low ebook price of $5.99 (Smashwords.com and Amazon.com) to make it affordable for survivors around the world.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 883

Special guest Mandy Trouton
Wednesday
07/23/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Mandy Trouten from South Carolina, a returning NAASCA family member, child abuse survivor and anti-violence and abuse activist who does peer counseling. Ms Trouten is also the author of two books. Her first was "Maybe Today" and the second one "Shadows of Night" was published since we last saw Mandy. "I write about sexual violence because I saw it first-hand'" she says. "I have relatives and friends who are victims. I've seen first-hand the damage it can do to a person’s life, as well as the ways in which our society still ignores and even condones it." When younger, she found an anti-abuse network on MySpace where the stories of other victims/survivors and the many pages of statistics about different kinds of abuse helped her find her mission in life. Mandy writes, "More than anything, I enjoy helping victims/survivors of abuse in their path to healing. I have always said I would undo the abuse and its effects in a heartbeat, but I am grateful for the opportunity God gave me to use my experience. I grew up hearing that there's a silver lining to every cloud and I used to think 'not this one.' In time, I realized 'not this one yet.'" She goes on to say, "If I had never had to experience the undeserved attentions of classmates, my life might have been normal. I might have gotten the career in architecture that I've always dreamed of, but I would not be a part of the fight against abuse because I would know nothing about it. That's my silver lining."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 880

Special guest Liz Breuker
Friday
07/18/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Liz Breuker from Alaska, an abuse survivor who runs a recover group that's a part of "The Lamplighters Movement" in Alaska. She says, "As a child, I grew up in an abusive, alcoholic household. The screaming, fighting, furniture breaking, front bay window to my house breaking, my mother and stepfather putting me in the middle of their hurricane-like fights constantly, ruined holidays, and me becoming a pseudo-mother to my brothers at six years old took a toll on me as a person (as a child)." Liz continues, "My entire youth was stolen from me, from two very greedy and unstable adults." She eventually went to many years of therapy and counseling, and goes on, "My life is much, much better now. I still struggle with low self-esteem at times; the anger that my stepfather instilled in me is unfortunately a part of me sometimes (I am extremely conscious of it and catch myself in those moments that I head down the same path my stepfather did in the moment of frustration/anger); I do not drink, and most importantly; I am a very loving, conscious mother to my three children." Life has been far from perfect. Liz explains, "As for present day: I am an advocate and activist for survivors of any age of child sexual abuse. Last summer, my husband's ex-wife's son was visiting with us in our home for a two-week summer break. During his entire visit, he was sexually abusing my two daughters, then aged six and four. He did many horrible things to them. My husband and I did everything humanly imaginable to bring healing and justice for our girls through the Alaska legal system. Since, I have introduced legislation to my AK Representative about child sexual abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 879

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Jane Wells will be coming back on to tell the second half of her harrowing true story and the fight for her daughter and grandchildren to this day. Also, Kevin Cline, founder and director of Child Welfare Reform and Support Association in Tacoma Washington will be joining us again as well for his perceptive insights into the issues affecting children and families in these situations today. Finally, we are very excited to be welcoming a new member to the NAASCA family, Aleah Holland, RN, founder and director of HEAL NETWORK INC. She is also the author of the three novels: "Beat" (2007 chronicles her life as an abandoned child growing up on the streets of Brooklyn), "A little Lynched" (about a judge ordered kidnapping) and "Please Tell My Mother I love Her." In addition, Aleah is currently working on a documentary "The Rig" featuring true stories of judicial kidnapping and court licensed abuse. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 878

Special guest Michael Broussard
Wednesday
07/16/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Michael Broussard from Philadelphia, a child abuse survivor with a unique way to be of service and carry the message. NAASCA has committed to presenting his unique one-man show, "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor," to a wider and ever-expanding audience through our web site and on our talk shows. During the play, which was first performed at the end of June, 2014, Michael told the story of a childhood lost to abuse — and rediscovered decades later. Throughout the performance, audience members were encouraged to share their own experiences, ask questions and offer up comments. The play provides a unique opportunity for an open, interactive dialogue on the effects and causes of abuse and, as such, NAASCA will be devoted to helping the play be presented elsewhere. We'll sponsor these events and list them on the NAASCA web site when they are scheduled, etc, too, as an ongoing project / service. Michael be in charge of this .. as a NAASCA family member and volunteer. He'll work directly with us, and serve as the contact person for "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" too. There's a big need to help folks who were child abuse and trauma victims come out of the closet of the secrets they've sometimes kept for decades, and this play may provide a unique opportunity to hear about the issues of abuse, and a safe haven for discovery that one is not alone.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 876

Special guest Haseena Patel
Monday
07/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Haseena Patel from South Africa, a returning NAASCA family member who's a girls' empowerment coach, activist, speaker and author. She'll be appearing to talk about the "Bubbles Beyond Borders" campaign. This International event is planned for August 16th, and is being done to support the rights and dreams of girls and women worldwide. It was inspired by the recent horrific abduction of Nigerian girls. At least 9 countries are planning to be involved at present: South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Trinidad, Bahrain, Australia, the UK, Canada and the USA (www.facebook.com/bubblesbeyondborders). Ms Patel's own life journey led to her writing her first book, "I Choose Victory: Find light in the darkness of a life-changing crisis." Girls' empowerment, along with gender equality, has always been something that Haseena felt strongly about, and in 2010, together with her sister, Shameema, she founded Leave No Girl Behind International. Their organization inspires girls to live up to their own potential and raises awareness about the necessity of empowering girls, through international projects and programs. Haseena's latest book, which she co-authored with Shameema, is titled "Leave No Girl Behind: How to help girls become the change in our world." As Haseena writes, "We need to be the light for all those girls out there who need hope." She goes on, "An empowered girl means an empowered nation which means an empowered generation. Let us Leave No Girl Behind!"
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Special guest Jerome Elam
Friday
07/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Jerome Elam, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse survivor and writer for the Washington Times, Communities section. Mr Elam says, "I have struggled against many things in my life including childhood sexual abuse and somehow I found a way to survive." He recently related how, as a defenseless child, only 5-years-old, a relative forced him to be a sex slave in Florida. "I was a child desperate for affection. The relative who was a predator took advantage of that, and basically coerced me into trafficking using drugs and alcohol and threats of violence," recounted Elam. He was also coerced into child pornography. To outsiders though, he says he appeared to be a normal child. He even attended school. Raised in the South, he joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen and spent the next eight years seeing the world. After his enlistment was finished he attended college and graduated to work in the Biotechnology sector. Jerome continues, "Writing is my passion and it keeps me in touch with the wealth everyone holds deep inside their hearts and minds." At NAASCA, Jerome is easily one of our favorite journalists who writes on the topics of child abuse and trauma, and we feature his articles regularly on our web site. His work for the Washington Times "Communities" section is always to the point, and he frequently takes advantage of the opportunity to explain the shocking statistics pertaining to the material in his articles. NAASCA is delighted to include Jerome Elam as a card-carrying member of the NAASCA family!
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Special guest Jody Williams
Wednesday
07/09/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Jody Williams from Las Vegas a survivor of child abuse, rape, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. She has been in recovery from drug addiction and the sex industry as well as mental illness since 1985. In 1987, Jody founded Sex Workers Anonymous - the first program of it's kind to help men and women across this country to exit the sex industry and/or find recovery after having left it. Their hotline has answered over 500,000 calls over the years. What started out as a small meeting in a coffee shop soon exploded to now have meeting across the USA, as well as in five other countries now. Spending five years interviewing 1,000's of recovering prostitutes and sex workers, Jody published the Recovery Guide. This is the her group's version of what is the Big Book in Alcoholics Anonymous. Jody also produces a radio show where she interviews survivors of trafficking and those who work in the field. For decades Jody has been fighting back the legal brothels from expanding outside of their small county into both California and Nevada successfully. She put together the first ever press conference about trafficking as it exists within the legal brothels of Nevada in 2008 where she was met with violent retaliation. Many courts are using this program today as part of their probation and alternative sentencing programs, while there are local meeting in many cities and phone meetings for those who wish to remain truly "anonymous" or for those who can't travel. The SWA hotline is the only one answered by a survivor that's not connected with law enforcement. Jody has just come out with an e-book for parents on "What to do if you suspect your child is involved in prostitution" based on years of getting the same call over and over again.
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Special guest Christine Lozier
Monday
07/07/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Christine Lozier from Boston, a returning NAASCA family member who is a survivor, activist and Board Member of "Protect Mass Children" where the mission is to pass stronger law to protect children from sexual predators, to educate the community on how to defend themselves from sexual predators, to end childhood sexual abuse in Massachusetts, and to be a voice for the victims. Christine is also now serving as President at "Speaking Out Safely", a non-profit organization focused on prevention and response of three epidemic level crises in our society: child sexual abuse, domestic violence and bullying. They educate on both sides of each issue: first, prevention and empowerment to keep community members safe and prevent abuse from ever happening in the first place; and second, how to respond if a perpetration does happen. Speaking out Safely is inventing a new future for a loving, empowered and ‘us world'. Christine is also here to catch us up on her personal life over the last couple years. Her recovery story is an example of how healing often happens in spurts, but that one must still deal with life on life's terms. Christine is determined to continue to make progress in her life, and is a terrific example of a valuable and respected NAASCA family member who has refused to give up, and continues to serve the survivor community.
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Special guest Sharika Soal
Friday
07/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Sharika Soal (aka LadySoal, her name as a professional musician) from Ames, Iowa, a survivor of sexual abuse who is currently struggling with the abuse of her own small son. She was adopted in 1989 from a foster home that was riddled with neglect, abuse and molestation. "We lived in a pantry," Sharika writes., "ALL of my and my older sisters clothes smelled like pee." Around 9 she began to notice her adopted father acting very strange when her adopted mother was not around. "He would rub on me and have me sit on his lap in a way that reminded me of my other abuser in my foster home" Her fears were well-founded, as her father began visiting her alone at night in her bedroom. When she disclosed to her mother her reply was, "Sharika, he has been here longer than you and if I have to choose between you or him I will choose him." No one reported her dad. The next two years were filled with denial and volatility including several hospital visits. Sharika's mother told her daughter she was having flash backs from her previous abuse in foster care. "I spent 11-17 years of age in and out of treatment." In time Sharika became a mother herself but she kept her family away from her son until he was about two (he's now 4 years old). Deciding to pursue her dream of a career in the LA music industry, she left her small child temporarilly in her parent's care. Now she faces some of the worst pain of her life. Sharika's young son recently disclosed he was being abused by her father, and a custody battle began .. one Sharika's determined to see through. "If your child comes to you and says 'so and so' touched them believe them," she says, "and report it right away. My actions are what saved my son."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 869

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Tonight's episode will commence with a quick update with Dr. Ruby Dillon to let people know the status of the case since the last show. Following that will be two new stories. Author Jane Wells from California of ‘Run Jane Run', a True Story of Murder and Courage will be coming on to discuss the terrors she and her children faced in their desperate attempt to escape a violent and controlling abuser. She will also be discussing the Systemic Bullying faced by herself, her children and her grandchildren and her brave fight to re-unite her family in a system that seems to favor criminals over victims and punish the innocent. Next we'll be bringing on Monika Wesolowski from Virginia to share her harrowing tale of corruption and abuse when her young son was legally kidnapped by the state. From trying to have a SWAT team arrest her to threatening to adopt him out to strangers for speaking out and fighting for her son, this battle has been ongoing for over 8 months and the tactics beyond abusive. On tonight's show, we are very excited to welcome Legal and Social Advocate Joe Lewis from Rochester, New York. Joe is an impressive Legal Advocate who has started an innovative new legal program to help deal with the many problems faced by people caught in the system. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Kimberly Toth-Lajzer
Wednesday
07/02/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Kimberly Toth-Lajzer from North Carolina, an Art Instructor at the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton who runs a program described at Art4aPurpose.Org. She's also the author of a new series of books using Art to help children connect to their feelings, emotions and instincts about sexual abuse. She grew up in what she describes as a "typical, wonderful, normal household," her father a firefighter, her mother a homemaker. The four kids enjoyed a solid middle class upbringing. At least that's how it appeared on the outside. But behind closed doors things were different. "We constantly fought. My father and I got along like oil and water. My parents were Alcoholics, and my dad loved to keep my mom sedated. I thought the emotional abuse, neglect, and occasional physical abuse was all I endured. I was proud of myself the night I finally stood up to him. I stood nose to nose to him even after he flipped over the kitchen table." Escaping the family by going off to college, she quickly established a tumultuous relationship. "We went 5 years without speaking." She married and moved to North Carolina at 23, an instant family in tow. Years went by before a series of memories started coming back. "I was 43, working with a special needs boy that found my body voluptuous. That was the end of my denial." There was no turning back. "My husband looked at me and said, 'For the first time in our lives I finally understand you.' And he helped Kimberly me get help. She went through counseling, and began to use her Art to survive. "I was trying to figure out the implications of my sexual abuse, I did not want it to have happened in vain. I began focusing on how I could use my experiences to make a positive difference."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 866

Special guest Dr Jaime Romo
Monday
06/30/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego is a returning NAASCA family member who has been with us numerous times. As his web site states, "Dr. Jaime Romo is an educator, consultant, and author. He promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings." He offers numerous services, including seminars and consulting, and writes workbooks and a newsletter. Of special note is his, "Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers and Supporters." Jaime specifically wants to talk tonight about trauma, how it works, how it's generally treated / mis-treated, and some solutions. He recently wrote about Traumatic Incident Reduction, an efficient means of addressing post-traumatic stress disorder from a variety of life events, including rape, physical and mental abuse, combat, and child abuse. "Even though we may not consciously remember the details of a buried memory," he says, "it still acts on us and has the power to make us feel it again, as if the trauma is still happening. This is why memory has such an ever-present impact on us. And why it is so important to address those memories and feelings in a structured and safe environment." The majority of clients receiving TIR sessions experience significant improvement within just 25-35 hours of treatment. Jaime is a certified TIR facilitator, and he'll tell us about the Traumatic Incident Reduction sessions he's facilitating in Carlsbad, CA.
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Special guest Michael Broussard
Thursday
06/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michael Broussard from Philadelphia, a child abuse survivor with a unique way to be of service and carry the message. In his one-man show, "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor," Michael Broussard tells the story of a childhood lost to abuse—and rediscovered decades later. Throughout the performance, audience members are encouraged to share their own experiences, ask questions and offer up comments. Thus, "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" provides a unique opportunity for an open, interactive dialogue on the effects and causes of abuse. Fellow survivors as well as friends and family members of survivors are encouraged to attend. Each performance is a unique collaboration between the artist and the audience. "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" will debut on June 29th, 2014, at the Adrienne Theatre (Playground), 2030 Sansom Street in Philadelphia, as a part of the 2014 SoLow Fest, a do-it yourself festival dedicated to new, experimental work focusing on solo performance with low-maintenance and low-stress. Michael is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted guardian, his stepfather. The resulting trauma and long lasting effects of the experience have colored every part of his life. Every relationship, friendship or romance, has been informed and shaped by the mental and emotional impacts of the abuse. Like many survivors, he struggles daily with panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and a host of other challenges. With "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor", he hopes to reach out to fellow survivors and their friends and families, to share stories, perspectives, comments, and questions, and thus come to a better understanding of the issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse and its aftermath.
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Special guest Ken Heard
Wednesday
06/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Ken Heard from London, Ontario, Canada, a child abuse survivor and activist who's now doing all he can to help other survivors find a path to healing. He's becoming a more and more involved volunteer member of the NAASCA family. Ken is associated with Emmaus Cares, a non profit that offers help and hope for adult survivors of trauma, neglect and abuse. Emmaus provides effective counseling to men and women who suffered neglect, trauma or abuse as children, fosters and supports local Child Abuse Prevention initiatives through the production of resources for parents and others in positions of trust and raises public awareness and understanding of the far reaching problems abuse creates not only for the survivors but for society as a whole. Their "Road to HOPE" program provides individuals an opportunity to become calm, happy and healthy, have good relationships and achieve their goals regardless of what has happened in the past. Emmaus also provides speakers, training and seminars for anyone wishing to learn more about how to support survivors of neglect, trauma or abuse and resources for parents and caregivers to better provide for the needs of children. We welcome Ken to our NAASCA family and look forward to his ongoing contribution to our cause.
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Special guest Eric Schneider
Monday
06/23/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Eric Schneider from Laguna Beach, California, a child abuse survivor and author of "The Choir Boy: Why I turned to a Life of Crime with the Whitey Bulger Gang after being Raped by my Scoutmaster." Just recently, bill # H4126 was passed 145-0 in the Massachusetts House of Representatives that eliminates the statute of limitations for sex offenders. The bill will soon be passed into law, and other states will follow suit. Sexual abuse of children is more common than parents think because young victims are threatened by their abusers not to tell anyone. It's important that parents and other caregivers recognize signs of sexual abuse and assure children that it's safe to talk about whatever might be bothering them. The warnings signs are significant changes in a child's behavior, such as extreme aggression, being often withdrawn, fear of going home, etc. There can be many other signs. If you suspect something, or a child claims that someone touched him or her inappropriately, only four questions should be asked: 1) what happened, 2) who did it, 3) when did it happen, and 4) where did it happen. Listen, but don't push for more information. Tell the child that you believe him, it's not his fault, and it was right for him to tell you. Then call the police or your local child protective service to do the investigating. Don't try to resolve the situation yourself. If you aren't certain what to do or have questions, call the 24-hour ChildHelp National Child abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child. All calls are anonymous and confidential. This advice comes from ChildHelp and Eric Schneider, who was abused as a child and recounts in detail the incredible consequences he faced in his new book, "The Choir Boy."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 860

Special guest Beverly Anderson
Friday
06/20/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Beverly Anderson from North Carolina, child abuse survivor and activist. Beverly grew up being sexual abused by her biological father, starting at 8 years old. "I was being told I was Daddy's favorite," she says, "and this was "our little secret." (Her mother claimed she didn't find out about her Dad's abuse for about 30 years). Beverly escaped the house at 21, "but as I got older I was being told by my Father that he loved me and actually wanted me to live with him out of state so he could be with me." She suffered from unfortunate or tragic relationships for many years. She loved one of her husbands, who she married at 28, but he was killed by a drunk driver leaving her with two small children. "I was hospitalized in 1989 and I had major flashbacks of what had happened when I was younger. Married at the time, another block hit me in the face .. my son was molested by my husband's (now ex husband) stepfather." She continues, "After all the poor choices in men, I stayed single for quite awhile trying to find myself. I always loved working with numbers, working in different banks and finance companies, so I went to college for accounting and graduated with honors at 50 years old. I married again at the age of 60 and I know I got it right!" She goes on, "Last year I got reacquainted with a friend of mine who is also an Adult Survivor and she got me to really open up. Through her encouragement I opened my group page in April, 2014." Beverly concludes, "I am, who I am today, which I want to help others like myself and knew all I had to do was...say..."I didn't become who I am because of you, I became who I am in spite of you!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 859

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Tracy Baxter will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. We'll shine a special spotlight on an urgent case at the top of the show. Dr. Ruby Dillon, from Orange County, California, has a 7 year old daughter, Lexi, who was sexually abused during a visit with her father. Ruby was punished for speaking out and a Family Court Judge stripped her of her parental rights. Now Lexi's abusive father is attempting to take her to Thailand. After that author Eugenea Couture from British Columbia, Canada, will discuss her incredible journey as a young girl growing up through the Social Services System where she survived both sexual and physical abuse. Now Eugenea shares many positive tools for others to locate and reunite their family members, even when all hope seems lost. We are also excited to welcome Advocate Kevin Cline, from Tacoma, Washington. Kevin has a background in Human/Social Services and is a devoted advocate. His in-depth perspective and experience with the challenges faced by our most targeted people in society today are not only relevant but unique, with a focus on positive change. Finally, Tracy Baxter, an incredibly dedicated member of the For Our Kids Team will be coming on as a panelist and advocate as well. Tracy has worked tirelessly for Children and Families and her story will also be uploaded to the NAASCA/ForOurKids website. There is much more that unites us all in these issues than divides us in the US and Canada. Our strength comes in working together and supporting each other, and that's how we've been running so far .. fueled by emotional support. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Lisa Kelly
Wednesday
06/18/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Lisa Kelly from California, a gang-style date rape survivor and blogger at BreakingMySilence: A Story of Hope and Healing. "I grew up in Virginia by Christian parents who loved each other," she writes. "My Dad was around but was a distant father .. he suffered from untreated depression and came across as an angry person. He scared me and I made many bad decisions in order to get attention from him. That vulnerability and desperation for male attention made me a prime target to get taken advantage of. I ended up in abusive situations and ultimately raped." She explains, "I am a survivor of acquaintance rape or the more familiar term would be “date rape.” I was first raped at 16 yrs old on my first Valentine’s Day date. After the first rape my light dimmed and I began to hate myself. My confidence turned to shame and embarrassment. I wanted to escape the pain I felt so I went to drinking alcohol. Drinking and partying led to more bad decisions and I was raped again by my boyfriend at the time and his friend. They took turns having sex with me while I was passed out. After this happened it lead to me starving myself and going on diets and drinking and partying even more. I wanted to control something so I controlled my weight in an unhealthy way." She concludes, "I thought that moving away from my problems would solve them. I continued my partying lifestyle living in this new place where no one knew me; I felt a false sense of freedom. At the age of 25 I went out on a date and I was raped again. It wasn't until God stepped into my life did I begin to heal and find true freedom from my past. Here I am today using God’s strength and encouragement to speak out and break my silence in hopes of helping other survivors!"
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Special guest Elizabeth Lowder
Monday
06/16/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Lowder, MSW, LCSW, from Sage Tree Therapy in St Louis, Missouri, here to discuss her work .. Talk Therapy for Women and Teens. Ms. Lowder is an expert in the field of Trauma Therapy and Healthy Sexuality. Throughout her fifteen year career, she has served women and teens in a variety of settings including law enforcement, County Prosecutor's Office, domestic violence shelters and residential treatment facilities for teen girls affected by violence. She earned a Masters in Social Work at Saint Louis University where she specialized in Sexual Health. She's educated thousands of women in teens in the Saint Louis area via Planned Parenthood and the County Health Department. She recently transitioned from Safe Connections, a local community health agency specializing in women affected by violence, where she was the adult support group manager and now owns Sage Tree Therapy. She is a certified O.W.L. sexuality educator. Elizabeth believes in the power of survivors. Her strength-based approach empowers clients to make healthy choices and value self-compassion.
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Special guest Barry Goldstein
Wednesday
06/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Barry Goldstein, an expert in Domestic Violence issues of child abuse. He does workshops and provides judicial and other trainings regarding domestic violence particularly related to custody issues. He also serves as a consultant and expert witness. Barry joins us to explain what is the problem around child sexual abuse, and what is the solution to the crisis. "I have worked in the domestic violence movement since 1983. I was an attorney for thirty years until my license was suspended in retaliation for exposing an abusive judge," Barry explains. "Since then I have worked full time as a domestic violence author, speaker and advocate." He is the author of "Scared to Leave, Afraid to Stay," co-editor of "Domestic Violence Abuse and Child Custody" with Mo Therese Hannah and co-author with Elizabeth Liu of "Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor." His newest book, due out in October, is "The Quincy Solution: Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion," and he serves as Co-chair of the Child Custody task force for the National Organization for Men against Sexism (NOMAS). He'll also want to discuss some of the findings of the Ace Study. Barry can be reached at: BarryG78@aol.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 852

Special guest Eileen Siple
Tuesday
06/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Eileen Siple from Bel Air, Maryland, here to discuss the case of child abuse victim and neighbor Robert (Bob) Richardson who shot his predator father when he was 16 and has been serving a sentence for the killing since he was 18. There's a movement to re-open the well-known case with new legal representation and a newly established defense fund has been formed to support the cause. Bob's story is one of survival. He survived the long illness and eventual death of his mother when he was only 10 years old, as well as the subsequent loss of much of his support system, as those supports were systematically cut off from the young boy by his father. He survived years of abuse and horror at the hands of his father, a man who was known to abuse drugs and alcohol. After his arrest, Bob survived 10 months in isolation (24 hour lockdown) and more than a year of segregation (23 hour lockdown) within an adult jail setting, denied any form of counseling, education, or rehabilitation. This isolation eventually led to a desperate need to escape the confines of his incarceration in the jail, and weighed heavily into Bob's decision to take a plea deal. Bob pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a gun charge. The "justice" system continued its abuse of Bob by ignoring the court recommendation, which was part of that plea deal, that Bob serve his sentence in the Youthful Offender program at Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Maryland. Instead, the DOC has sent Bob to an adult prison in Hagerstown. But this is also a story of how strangers, from all over the world and from all walks of life, have come together to love a boy that they have never met - a boy that has not known this type of unconditional love for a very long time.
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Special guest Dr Eliana Gil
Monday
06/09/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Dr. Eliana Gil from Fairfax, Virginia, who's in group private practice at Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education (www.gilinstitute.com) where she provides therapy, consulting, supervision, and training services. She's a well-known lecturer, author, and clinician. Bilingual and bicultural (originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador), Dr. Gil conducts intensive trainings through Starbright Training Institute for Child and Family Play Therapy in Northern Virginia. Her most recent of several books are "Helping abused and traumatized children: Integrating directive and non-directive approaches" and "Helping Children Heal from Interpersonal Trauma: The Power of Play." Other books discuss various topics and issues in play therapy: Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Therapy, Family Play Therapy, Doll-house play, Puppet Stories, Videotherapy, Bibliotherapy, Filial Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. "This is an exciting time to be a professional in the field of child maltreatment," she writes. "Talented, responsible clinicians and researchers are doing more and more impressive work---and there is much yet to learn. Never before has there been such a large group of interested professionals advancing theories and approaches in order to help abused and traumatized children." And she continues, "Each approach seems to have its own merits, and scientific data are increasingly guiding our understanding of treatment effectiveness. I am committed to observe, learn, and study so that I can best assist my clients."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 849

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/05/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Angela Borths and Joan Zanard will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Tonight's special guest will be Zabeth Bayne, a Canadian whose story was a high-profile, precedent setting case that was covered by the media. Zabeth will be presenting a brief summary of what happened with her family and the social services ministry.  She will be focusing on the topic of medically diagnosed abuse and the assumption of guilt that stems out from this misdiagnosis. We will also be having a U.S. expert on the show, Joan T. Kloth-Zanard from Connecticut, who will reappear on "For The Kids" from time to time. Joan is a certified recovery support specialist who has been running support groups for survivors of psychological abuse since 1998. She recently authored a book called ‘Where did I go wrong? How did I miss the signs? Dealing with Hostile Parenting and Parental Alienation.' There is much more that unites us all in these issues than divides us in the US and Canada. Our strength comes in working together and supporting each other, and that's how we've been running so far .. fueled by emotional support. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Wayne Filowitz
Wednesday
06/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Wayne Filowitz from Boca Raton, Florida, CEO of WRPBiTV LLC. Wayne has been in the broadcast industry for the past 20 years. He has been an innovator in the Internet Radio and TV industry. Wayne has had the pleasure of interviewing celebrities such as Chris Evert, Chevy Chase, Elizabeth Shue, Jeffrey Donovan and many others. Wayne has never let his past experience of being molested affect his drive and ability to succeed. Mr. Filowitz uses his past experiences in an effort to improve himself and help others with his constant devotion to community efforts and charity events. In 2010 Wayne was hospitalize for one month and was not expected to live. Upon regaining his health he chose to talk about being molested as an 11 year old boy by his uncle. Speaking about this has caused riffs in his family but he is now speaking publicly about this experience and is helping others get through their experiences. Wayne is married and has a 27 year old daughter.
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Special guest Teresa Rybolt
Monday
06/02/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Rybolt from Pennsylvania, survivor of sexually abuse from age 2 to 17 and victim of a kiddy porn ring from ages 6 to 9. Her predators were her father and the men on his side of the family. Teresa's the author of a new book "Never A Child" which is the story of her life of abuse from early childhood through her late teen years, and of how it impacted her adulthood decisions. She turned in her father at 17 but, she writes, ".. he got a slap on the wrist and the law failed to protect me or give me any justice." Teresa speaks of how the law system failed her as well as society, explaining, "I grew into adulthood with many demons walking on a very destructive path for myself and those around me." After considerable suffering, she eventually found God, "..and through Him I found peace with my past. He healed me fully from all the scars that were put on me. And now that I have come full circle in my healing I am now ready to share my story with the world and pray it shines a light on the veil of darkness Satan has over victims. I want victims to see that there is true healing and there is life to be lived to the fullest after abuse." Teresa continues, "I was led to the healing path by befriending many who helped me change from what I was to who I am now. I have come full circle with my healing and am ready to take my story to the world and share it." She concludes, "My goal with my story is to reach those that are still in the darkness of abuse to let them know that it is okay to come out .. that there can be life lived to the fullest from love to laughter, to how do deal with anger, and how to forgive to letting go .. to live full functional life away from all the pain."
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Special guest Judy Cagnemi
Friday
05/30/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Judy Cagnemi from Suffolk County, Long Island, a child abuse survivor and blogger at One Woman's Adventure Through Life and Recovery. Today she says describes a beautiful life, and is grateful for her family, home and career. But, she writes, "For most of my life, I didn't see things this way. I was filled with rage and self-hate." Her mother, bruised and battered by Judy's father, turned up on her maternal grandparents doorstep when Judy was an infant. She continues, "My mother made it clear she never wanted me. I suffered neglect and emotional abuse from her." She was physically abused by her grandmother, " .. and much later on I realized I was sexually abused by my grandfather. When my mother remarried and took me to live with her and my stepfather, the emotional abuse got much worse. I was a victim acting out for decades by abusing myself with alcohol, drugs, engaging in physically and emotionally abusive relationships and making incredibly bad choices." As an adult Judy was in therapy for over 20 years for depression and emotional child abuse and neglect before uncovering the sexual aspects of her trauma. "The door that kept the memories locked behind it was opened when I found out that my perpetrator raped a child," she says. "Since the door was opened, memories have been springing forward and it feels as though they are happening now rather than 30+ years ago. It's a strange reward for being in a better mental state." She goes on, "My mind must feel that I am finally able to accept the memories of what happened and recover from it" She concludes, "Along the way, I turned from the victim I was to the survivor I am today. I look forward to sharing how that miracle happened for me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 844

Special Topic - Survivors and Spirituallty
Thursday
05/29/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - Survivors and Spirituality - Guest host Julie Brand from Henderson, Nevada, a returning member of the NAASCA family and author of "A Mother's Touch" will lead the discussion about the role of faith and religion in recovery. Does it play a key role? Is it different for each person? Julie writes, "I believe in all kinds of weird stuff like reincarnation and pre-birth soul lesson choices, and a God who loves each Soul and weeps with/for us." On our show. we'll examine any and all related issues, from traditional Christianity to atheism. How do clergy explain abuse to child victims? What about when the perpetrator is a member of the clergy?! What about when bad things happen to good people? What role does God, love, forgiveness, play in your recovery? We'll seek diverse viewpoints as we examine Survivors and Spirituality. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest JoAnn Kerschner
Wednesday
05/28/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is JoAnn Kerschner from Baltimore, Maryland, a child abuse survivor, RN, Nursing Director and Mental Health worker who's still in the early stages of her recovery. "My father died in 2011 from melanoma. I took care of him in his last few days of life (on home hospice) with the exception of his urinary catheter," JoAnn writes. "I could not look under the covers at the catheter; it brought back too many memories. I had little emotion and actually prolonged his life. You see, I am a Registered Nurse and have witnessed deaths of patients that I cared deeply for in my 30 year career. I never had a relationship with my mother, it was always distant, no bonding, no mother daughter moments, only continual narcissism, but yet somehow I found the strength to care for her for the next year. I hoped that I would always be chosen, good enough, but I never was." After her father's passing, JoAnn began her recovery in earnest, reporting she had a lifetime of memories. "I never forgot the details and I know my mother knew because I saw the sickness, the love of little girls and yes the picture of my mom wearing my pajamas, holding my stuffed animal, posing as a little girl for Daddy." JoAnn is grateful she has found a dedicated therapist (who still spends four hours a week with her), and the support of her husband and sons. "Is it over?" she muses. "No, it will never be over!" She says she's grateful to have the opportunity to share my story and join the NAASCA family. "I really need one! I am hopeful that some of your listeners will find strength in the fact that I am still in the beginning stages of my journey, I still go to counseling 4 hours a week, hold down a 60+hour/week job, and I am beginning to start my business HHOPE (Healing Hearts of People Everywhere) and make a difference."
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Special guest Eve Carson
Monday
05/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Eve Carson from Indianapolis, Indiana, a true crime author and whistle blower, who's recent book is "Mommy's A Mole," the story of the still-unresolved 1981 murder of her sister-in-law, Joan Webster. Our show will focus, however, on how Eve's own children became abuse victims right under her nose! "Behavioral changes in my children were the first sign of trouble," she says. Family counselors involved with the family fragmented communication and complicated the issues. After the discovery of her daughter's written allegations of sexual abuse by her father, numerous professionals and law enforcement were involved. The system failed the victims. A mother trying to protect her children, Eve became a victim herself, alienated from her children by the paternal family. She'll discuss the dysfunctional system and the difficulty to identify abusers. False reports of abuse in our society leave real victims vulnerable and deny them the proper support for healing. The tendency to shun and vilify someone coming forward compounds the abuse for the children and the alienated parent. Eve learned the behaviors, not words, of the alleged offender and the victims are the key to understanding the truth. She writes, "Being vocal is critical to help victims of abuse. I look forward to working with you and continuing to bring awareness to a problem that scars so many lives. There are so many silent victims." She continues, "I want that part of my experience to be out there. When the system failed, it left my children without the love and support they need. It also opened my eyes to the patterns of abuse in the family. Support groups need to be better educated." See her BLOG
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Special guest Ms. Nique
Friday
05/23/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Ms. Nique from Savage, Minnesota, child abuse survivor, writer, poet, actress and advocate, and author of the memoir, “If my past wasn't so dark .. My future wouldn't shine so bright." The book goes into vivid details about her life growing up and touches on many subjects she feels has had an effect on not only her but so many others as well. Ms. Nique initially used writing as a way to vent (get her feelings out) while dealing with some of the toughest times in her life, but recently decided it would be better to publish it because she believed she could inspire other people including single mothers in the world to follow their dreams. As an advocate for the lost and unfounded, her mission to is to motivate anyone she can by using her own life lessons to teach and encourage others. Ms. Nique has had the opportunity to speak with groups of both adults and young people at branches of Social Services, high schools, community centers as well as several speaking engagements at local churches including her own. She has been interviewed by radio show hosts, freelance reporters, newspapers and magazines both print and Internet and “If my past wasn't so dark .. My future wouldn't shine so bright” has been featured on several websites. One of her favorite quotes is, “Appreciate life and all it has to offer.” Ms. Nique can also be found performing in live shows as an opening or featured act, in theatrical productions, and advocating for the voiceless victims of abuse by speaking at schools and other organizations throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/22/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Paula Ciardullo and Angela Borths will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. Tonight we will be highlighting two high-profile cases in the media spotlight at the present time.  One is a Canadian case and one is an American case, (1) in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, two foster boys who were in the care of a Kelowna family for over a decade are being moved by the Ministry for unjust causes. And (2) in Boston, Massachusetts, US, the story of a teen in a medical dispute that was sent to foster care. The program will lead into a discussion of some of the tactics employed by children's ministries to unjustly apprehend and keep children from their families, and the horrific abuses of parents and children with disabilities. There is much more that unites us all in these issues than divides us in the US and Canada. Our strength comes in working together and supporting each other, and that's how we've been running so far .. fueled by emotional support. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Amy Crohn
Wednesday
05/21/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Amy Crohn from New York, a survivor of child abuse, and an accomplished marketing communications, business development professional, writer and journalist. Her book "Dying To Live" explains how childhood maltreatment can lead to adult physical illness. As a youngster Amy was subjected to emotional abuse and neglect. Her mother was mentally disturbed and her father was absent much of the time. A very nervous child, she was quite often sick, and missed a lot of grade school. Amy became very ill at age 20 with mononucleosis and decided then and there that she was not going to let the first 18 years of her life dictate the rest of it. She writes, "That was my first step toward healing but I pushed everything inside and coated myself with armor. At age 36, stage 4B cancer and Lupus blew the illusion wide open." She continues, "I couldn't hide from my past anymore .. I literally had to die to live" (see book). Amy explains, "While writing my book, I learned of The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) and took the ACE survey. With a high score of 8, I am convinced that my early childhood traumas caused my adult physical illness." Today, after the suicide of her brother eight months ago, she is feeling the effects of PTSD once again. She goes on, "The early childhood abuse simply does not prepare one for the challenges of life." Amy has recently been trained as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and, in fact, adopted one foster child in 2000. She says, "It is my hope that I can help educate physicians to include The ACE survey questions in their patient intake questionnaires and, as a CASA, to help interrupt a pattern that may lead to illness later in life." Be sure to check out Amy's BLOG
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Special guest Ava Schlesinger
Monday
05/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Ava Schlesinger from New Jersey, Clinical Director at the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center. The Center's Outreach Program provides individual support and counseling to both domestic violence and sexual assault clients (and significant others), two Women's Domestic Violence Support Groups, a comprehensive Legal Advocacy program, and accompaniment to hospitals, police stations, and courts. DASASCC (pronounced day-sack) knows domestic violence is not about anger; it is about power and control, and it encompasses more than physical abuse. Other forms of domestic violence include emotional, verbal, financial, and sexual abuses. DASASCC recognizes that victims are the experts in their situations and through support counseling assists them in weighing their options. The ultimate goal is the safety of the victim regardless of her choice to stay or leave the situation. Over the past 17 years Ava has developed a clinical expertise in the area of sexual abuse, assault, trauma and dissociation. She is an enthusiastic advocate for the use of EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This powerful short-term therapy is highly effective for a wide range of disorders including recovery from sexual abuse, rape and traumatic incidents, depression, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders and poor self-image, stress, worry. Ava is deeply directed toward innovation in direct services, advocacy and grass roots efforts in the arenas of human trafficking, poverty prevention, economic justice and human and women's rights. See the web site at: www.BESAFEWC.org
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Special guest Dan Williams
Friday
05/16/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dan Williams from Rockford, Illinois, a returning NAACA family member whose specific areas of expertise are assessment of perpetrators and the effects as well as resolution of life trauma. Dan has over thirty years experience in primary care medicine and occupational medicine. He's worked directly with companies and OSHA record-ability. Dan is currently working with patients at Now Care, an urgent care center that also offers psychotherapy for individuals experiencing life trauma. Dan's newest book, an autobiographical account of sex abuse and its lasting effects, "Above His Shoulders," is available on Amazon. "There is always hope," writes Mr Williams. "Each day is a blessing. It takes perseverance, introspection, and actual implementation to move through any trauma. Never give up trying. Continue to look for the positive and move forward. One can always find the benefit in traumas. It may be in the form of someone you meet to reach out a helping hand or an awakening you experience that before went unrecognized. Your path of life will undergo many changes. Recognize them. Accept them. A new direction may be all you need." Dan Williams devotes himself more and more to helping those with life trauma, and has launched his latest web site for this purpose: www.LifeTrauma.com
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Special guest Maralee McLean
Wednesday
05/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Maralee McLean from Denver, Colorado, the author of " Prosecuted but Not Silenced: Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children." As Ms. McLean writes, “A mother’s first instinct is to protect her child, and when the means and the power to do this are stripped unjustly from a mother, there are no words to describe the constant heartache that is felt as each day passes by.” McLean tells us “my heart was ripped out every time my precious little girl told me and others what most people would describe as unimaginable.” "Prosecuted But Not Silenced" calls our hearts and minds to sharp attention. We simply cannot look away from this reality, from this clear cut example of what can take place in and within all too common poorly informed, flawed, biased, and at times even dishonest judicial and legal processes. Far too frequently these processes and their professional participants actually enable the perpetration, and virtual protection of the perpetration, of child sexual abuse, often fallaciously applying “parental alienation syndrome” and "evidence" and "experts" which would be rejected outright in any other courtroom following the dictates of constitutional law. In her book, Maralee McLean takes on the abuse and litigation of abuse journey of the author and her daughter, a bloody path, a path fraught with double binds, trick twists, traps, and impossible choices. How does an abused woman who is a mother choose between the risk of losing custody on the one hand, and the risk of further sexual abuse of her child if she stays with the abusive parent? This is the story of how this woman made her way through the tangled web of sloppy, inadequate, nonsensical, uninformed, poorly administered, and cruelly denied justice.
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Special guest Donna McCauley
Friday
05/09/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Donna McCauley from Roseville, Michigan, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. She was abused by her father and a few of his friends from about age 5 to 10. At the age of 14 she filed charges against her father, after catching him in bed with her youngest sister, but ended up dropping the charges on the advice of her mother. Donna explains, "This was back in the 60's so you were able to drop the charges then, not like now. After dropping the charges against my father my mother started fixing me up on dates with older men who would take me out to dinner and then to motels for sex." They would pay her mother for these dates. She knew things weren't as they should be but felt honored that her mother loved her enough to fix her up with men she knew. Donna left home at age 18 and carried on the tradition of sexual exploitation for money. She gave birth to a son at the 19 and started the journey to change her life. Donna says, "I am now thankful for the journey, with all it's ups and downs. It has allowed me to start a ministry (at www.70x7outreach.org) that reaches out to women and men working the streets. I have the privilege of getting to know adults that are in the midst of a battle for their life and sanity. These are really children in adult bodies and I can relate!" Be sure to watch Donna's three videos, starting at: https://vimeo.com/40357897 -  https://vimeo.com/40760245 - https://vimeo.com/41197427
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids" - introductory show
Thursday
05/08/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Paula Ciardullo and Angela Borths will lead the discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America in this first of a series of bi-weekly shows dealing with the subject. In British Columbia, Canada, Family Services are known as the Ministry of Child and Family Development or MCFD, (an oxymoron to say the least), governed by the Child, Family and Community Services Act. In the United States Child Protective Services (CPS) is often the agency involved. In general those working with Children and Families are referred to as Social Service workers (SS). There are a great deal of similarities in both the laws and the abuses throughout North America and the U.K., so much so that without knowing where they are from, solely from the story alone, it would be impossible to determine they're from different countries. There is much more that unites us all in these issues than divides us. Our strength comes in working together and supporting each other, and that's how we've been running so far .. fueled by emotional support. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Teresa Joyce
Wednesday
05/07/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Joyce from the UK, a returning NAASCA family member, author of "There's a Fine Line" which she says is a true story that ranges over a period of many years. Teresa writes the book, "covers the first married years of my mother's life, and the abuse she received from my now deceased father. The hardship she found within her life in so many ways, no one should have ever had to go through, but sadly it just seemed to follow her around. Some years later she remarried, but unfortunately this union would tear her once more into tiny pieces." Teresa explains she would spend many years hating not only herself, but everything around her. She swore to herself that she would leave all this behind at the first possible occasion. "The impact of sexual abuse varies from child to child for many the damage is enormous," she says, "with the impact still being felt into adulthood affecting all aspects of their life." Teresa continues, "Working through the memories of childhood abuse is painstaking work it will never happen overnight. But if we are ever going to be tested in our lives then this is one of the biggest test of all." Ms Joyce explains, "Traumatizing memories are not always remembered all at once on a conscious level. In truth it's your mind that is protecting you from confronting all those painful memories all at once. You will remember more when you are ready and able. With remembrance and time you find that you are working towards and able to see that positive outcome that can be yours. This is the right way – the one where you say to all that you alone stopped abuse in its tracks. Once you reach that feeling of completion you will understand fully – that yes it is indeed your life."
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Special guest Cynthia Luce
Monday
05/05/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Cynthia Luce from Southern California, abuse survivor and author of "Invisible Girl" in which Cynthia takes you on an invaluable and heart wrenching journey to understand what happens to children who are subjected to being bullied, living in foster homes, surviving on the streets, in abusive situations and more. Invisible Girl provides personal narratives of serious problems plaguing society today and what happens when children go unseen, unheard and remain invisible. Cynthia Luce opens up in an incredibly insightful manner, addressing concerns that destroy our youth and change the path of their future. She takes you on an invaluable and heart wrenching journey to understand what happens to children who are subjected to being bullied, living in foster homes, surviving on the streets, in abusive situations and more. She shares painful experiences that torment children, often at the hands of adults. More importantly, she offers solutions to preventing negative situations from devastating children or your own life. “We must do more to keep these children from remaining invisible to society,” says Luce. She is exposing the most painful parts of life that ravage children in an effort to help bring attention to more viable solutions. “If you refuse to see it, you are a part of the problem. Children need us—I needed someone,” she adds. Cynthia Luce is a mother, friend and compassionate woman sharing Invisible Girl to inspire you to implement change. She wants you to see what is necessary so we can collectively work to help save or alter the path of our youth. She is an inspirational speaker and advocate for change.
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Special guest Sequoya Willis
Friday
05/02/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Sequoya Willis from Chester, Virginia. Sequoya was neglected, abused, starved, and malnourished. Amazingly she survived the turmoil of her past. With parents who cared more about their next hit of crack cocaine than the wellbeing of their children, it is amazing Sequoya is still in her right mind. She cried out for help; while everyone including friends and family turned their back. Her own mother threw her for a loop when she placed her daughters' lives on the line for the love of a man who hung her out of a three story window. Going to school was her only way of having peace, until her classmates made her life a living hell. School officials and The Child Welfare Administration ignored the signs of abuse and believed the lies that were fed to them. Surrounded by rape, lies, drugs, and alcohol, Sequoya cried out to someone she never knew. She was told never to talk to strangers, but a stranger saved her life. Today, Ms Willis is an author of two books about her experiences, "The Fight of My Life: Memoirs of a Child Abuse Victim" and "The Fight Continues: Sagas of a Foster Child" as well as a Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Internet Talk Show Host, and Inspirationalist. Her goal is to assist as many people and families as she can in reaching their fullest potential and purpose. Being a child abuse survivor and foster child, she relates to her clients', readers', and audience's feelings of losing themselves, worthlessness, uncertainty about life and life's purpose, self-doubt, and fear about their future.
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Special guest Julie Brand
Wednesday
04/30/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Julie Brand from Henderson, Nevada, a returning member of the NAASCA family. Julie's been busy over the last several months and we're delighted to be hearing from her again. Ms. Brand holds a Master's degree in Counseling and enjoyed a distinguished 25-year career as a school counselor. Now she uses her unique perspective as both counselor and survivor, to speak out about females who sexually abuse children. Since 2005, she has educated and empowered audiences across the United States with her dynamic programs on maternal incest, female offenders in positions of trust and the opportunities for recovery from childhood trauma. She combines research data, professional insights and her personal experiences to enlighten audiences about the reality of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Julie's upbeat presentations focus on the power of resiliency and healing in all of our lives. In 2007, she published a book "A Mother's Touch: Surviving Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse." Ms. Brand is a frequent presenter at numerous regional and state conferences, she is a frequent presenter. Julie and her work are also featured in a 2013 Canadian documentary on mother-daughter sexual abuse, entitled "It Was A Woman."
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Special guest Elisabeth Corey
Monday
04/28/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Elisabeth Corey from Richmond, Virginia, a survivor of severe childhood sex abuse and trafficking. She explains, "My childhood was not a childhood. In my family, men had sex with little girls. It was our normal. It was our culture. And it was generational. My parents grew up with it. Their parents grew up with it. Most of the victims in our family didn't even remember it because the trauma caused memory loss. We were a family of traumatized individuals who were doing whatever it took to survive .. usually at the expense of the others." Elisabeth goes on, "My parents, uncles and grandparents started sexually abusing me when I was 2 years old. This was necessary to break me. I was indoctrinated in to a way of life. I was brainwashed.  But there was a problem. As I got older, they realized I was a talker. They had not successfully broken me. I was actually telling people. The good news for them .. nobody believed me." Now in her 6th year of recovery, Elisabeth has worked with many organizations on advocacy, but her first love is BLOGGING about trauma recovery. She currently writes a blog at www.beatingtrauma.com that is geared toward the general public and survivors, but is expanding this to a subscription blog for clinicians at www.beatingtrauma.org. This new aspect will focus on trauma theory, research and practice, but from a survivor perspective. She's hoping to include interviews with other survivors and guest blog posts from clinicians.
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Special guest Susan Suafoa-Dinino
Friday
04/25/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Susan Suafoa-Dinino from Tennessee, a returning NAASCA family member and founder of the Speaking Out Against CSA non profit organization. Susan will be catching us up on what she's been doing since we last heard from her a year ago. In 2000, Susan was faced with a very real issue in which she was unfamiliar .. the horrifying truth and reality of child sexual abuse (CSA). "Since that time," she writes, "I have been trying to figure out a way to help children who are Sexually Abused. The task seemed impossible once I read the statistics and learned about the failures of the systems in place that are supposed to protect children. The truth is that we live in a fallen world in which many children are robbed of their innocence by Sexual Predators." The primary purpose at Speaking Out Against CSA is "to raise awareness on child sexual abuse in an effort to aid in prevention." They are not a reporting agency, nor do they offer legal advice. Their intent is NOT to raise panic, rather to raise awareness. The primary focus is on the home with parents and grandparents). They believe child safety begins at home, in addition to at churches, daycare centers, and schools, and with caregivers, healthcare professionals and anyone who works with or around children. The Speaking Out Against CSA approach is to be proactive, to prevent and stop child sexual abuse before it happens. Their services are presented from a parent's perspective and, in some areas, a survivor's perspective.
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Special guest Paulie O'Byrne
Wednesday
04/23/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Paulie O'Bryne, a returning NAASCA family member who just happens to be a Canadian hockey player / coach and abuse survivor, as well as founder of 1in5. In 2006, Paulie was a 21 year old coach / trainer of a team in the Minor Hockey League. He was brutally attacked, sexually assaulted and raped by his employer, the President of the League, over a 45 minute period of time. Although his perpetrator was convicted and given a short prison term, Paulie now tells us the course of his life has been changed forever, his goals, dreams and ambitions crushed. Originally from Nova Scotia and now living in Ontario, Mr O'Byrne is drawing attention to the problem of sexual assault against men and boys in Canada, where 1 in 5 males are victimized. At a golf tournament with fellow survivor and hockey great Theo Fleury, O'Bryne came up with the idea to stick handle a hockey ball across Canada to raise awareness about these alarming, and has he puts it "unacceptable and disgusting" statistics. Paulie says that apart from raising awareness, the main goal of fundraising is to help build and fund community based recovery centers specifically for sexual assaulted men and boys. O'Bryne wishes that there were more options for men like him struggling with the feelings and emotions that happen after sexual assault and says that 1 in 5 will be part of the solution to creating Canadian communities.
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Special guest Madeline McClure
Monday
04/21/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Madeline McClure, Executive Director of TexProtects in Dallas, TX, where the mission is "to reduce and prevent child abuse by educating and organizing its members to communicate with government officials, public and private funders, and the public-at-large about the need for increased investments in research-based best practices of child abuse prevention programs, CPS reforms, and treatment programs for victims of abuse." TexProtects was created to tackle issues of CPS reform, prevention and public awareness to bring a collective, organized voice representing the needs of children at risk of abuse and survivors of child abuse and neglect. The TexProtects organization is autonomous, nonpartisan and apolitical, designed to educate decision makers, private funders and the public at large. Ms McClure was featured prominently in a recent BBC documentary production, "America's child death shame; behind closed doors." TexProtects is the only membership-driven agency in Texas to take a holistic, detailed view of child abuse and prevention and apply it to an advocacy and education effort aimed at implementing research-based best practices. See: www.TexProtects.org
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Special guest Rachel Grant
Friday
04/18/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant, MA, from San Francisco, a Trauma Recovery Coach, a returning NAASCA family member who was abused as a child by her grandfather in Oklahoma. Rachel Grant is a Sexual Abuse Recovery coach with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Rachel provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal. As Ms Grant says, "What you think, you create!" Rachel brings to the table a passionate belief that her clients do not have to remain trapped or confronted daily by the thoughts or behaviors that result from abuse. Through her own journey of recovery from sexual abuse, she has also gained insight and understanding about what it takes to overcome abuse. This makes it possible for her to relate to and appreciate her clients' struggles intimately. Based on her desire to foster community, intimacy, and connection, Rachel has dedicated much of her time to understanding relationships and communication and how they are impacted by abuse. For her, how we are relating to others is crucial to improving the overall quality of our lives. Her program, Beyond Surviving, has been specifically designed to change the way we think about and heal from abuse. Rachel has an upcoming free 90 minute teleseminar, Understanding the 3 Stages of Recovery from Sexual Abuse, that's being offered at 9pm EST (so 6pm PAC)  on April 23rd. Participants will learn: 1) How to identify which stage of recovery you are in, 2) What the goals of recovery are for each stage and 3) The types of support to seek out at each stage. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.
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Special guest Aime Hutton
Wednesday
04/16/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Aime Hutton from Calgary, Canada, an Empowerment Leader, and a double International Best Selling Author! Her two co-authored books "Success in (high) Heels", and "The Missing Piece" became international best sellers on their launch days both in 2013! Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Aime works with young girls in her programs of Wonder Girls Camp helping young girls break free from their shells to live with confidence and courage. Empowering them to be brave, bold, and celebrate their unique self. Aime also helps women through her "Awakening Goddess" programs. Using dance and movement, Aime teaches women to live with radiant joy, playing full on in their lives, and live with confidence in all areas of their lives. In January of 2013, Aime was approached and named the Canadian Teen Ambassador for the Freedom & Empowerment Teen Campaign. Where she educates and supports the next generation about the warning signs of dating violence, the different kinds of abuse, and sharing her own journey from survivor to thriver. Then in Sept of 2013 Aime was appointed Ambassador of the Full Campaign helping women move through the stages of domestic abuse so they can heal fully. Aime now writes a monthly column for the eZine called "Abuse Hurts". A magazine put out by the Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness. The column is called "Youth Booth" targeting teens and young adults about situations/themes that are important to them such as bullying, dating violence, healthy boundaries, healthy relationships, and what love is/is not.
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Special guest Kristina Brown
Monday
04/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kristina Brown from Independence, Missouri, the Family Support Services Director at Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), where the mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing. Kristina has always been passionate about partnering with families in the effort to promote the healthy and holistic developmental growth of children. She truly believes that parents, as well as other family members, serve as a child's most important and influential teachers. As the Director of Family Support Services, Kristina supervises the implementation of the services offered through this department. She works directly with families and incorporates her past experience and knowledge to provide support and guidance to the programs of the Family Support Services Department. She enjoys seeing children and parents in their home environments, and believes that providing in-home support and education helps to strengthen the family unit.  Kristina held the position of Family Support Case Manager here at CAPA before becoming the Director of Family Support Services. Prior to coming to CAPA in August of 2011, Kristina spent several years working as an instructor at the Berkley Child and Family Development Center, teaching within the field of Early Childhood Education.
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Special guest Margie McKinnon
Friday
04/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Marjorie (Margie) McKinnon, abuse survivor, activist and returning NAASCA family member. Margie is the founder of The Lamplighters Movement, an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. She's author of several books, including "REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse." The name of the REPAIR program is an acronym that stands for the stages of the program: Recognition, Entry, Process, Awareness, Insight and Rhythm. "When I was in incest recovery," Ms. McKinnon writes, "living in a women's shelter, married to my third abuser, suicidal, and fumbling my way in the dark, I thought, ‘If only I had a Lamplighter, someone who would show me the way.'" From that, the dream of the Lamplighter Movement was born. The Lamplighter Movement is growing, and now has over 100 chapters internationally in 13 countries. Magie writes, "My program, REPAIR, is the result of several years of note-taking, keeping a journal, meditation, and piecing together parts of my own life, as well as conversations with other incest survivors across the country. As I worked my way through recovery, I kept notes in anticipation that someday what I was learning might help others. When I began this book, I re-read my own first-person account, I Never Heard A Robin Sing, to re-walk the path I had taken. I never realized at the time how blessed I was, for that path, although rugged, was straight, and in retrospect provided me with invaluable help to create this program."
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Special guest DH (Hank) McGrath
Thursday
04/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is DH (Hank) McGrath, a survivor of severe child abuse, an activist and author of the new book "Slave In Modern America." McGrath was born in South Troy, New York, where he spent his first six years of horror under the care of an extremely and disturbed mother and a never-home-father, in a very poor Irish family setting filled with emotional turmoil, unemployment, poverty, and serious hardships. He was the eldest born son of four children (later to become five children), and suffered his first drowning when he was 4 or 5 years old. "Slave in Modern America; the Living Story of Child Abuse" depicts the life and actual events of abuse, torture and terror suffered by a child and the "system's" response. It is a four-volume series which covers segments of Hank's life. The first book covers his time as a slave-child being tortured and how he escapes and lives on the city streets throughout US. The second volume describes is his life trapped in juvenile schools and early adulthood as a gangster working for well known mobsters. The third book is about when he goes thru imprisonment and becomes a sort of civil rights leader working with famous people in Black Panthers and Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein. The fourth book is on the present where he's become a well known rights advocate and media entrepreneur (Hank hosts his own BlogTalkRadio show, VOPfreedomradio). A Kickstarter Campaign for "Slave In Modern America" seeks to provide the funds needed to publish the first book of the series.
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Special guest Robert Santiago
Monday
04/07/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Roberto Santiago from Florida, a child abuse survivor and activist who's also a Life Coach. He won an Emmy for his part in the documentary "shhhhhh .. a story of a boy and recovery". Roberto was born in 1969 and raised in a Puerto Rican home in a multi-cultural neighborhood in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was the youngest of three boys, and he spent most of his life in a community where addiction, abuse and gang violence was common place. A victim of childhood sexual abuse, Roberto's life path became riddled with addiction. To not feel the hurt, to quiet the voices that continued to haunt him, Roberto spent his teen years until early adulthood battling a very serious addiction to drugs. It wasn't until 1990, when Roberto decide to leave a culture and neighborhood so familiar to him, that his journey toward healing began. His struggle to get clean, his sexual abuse healing work, provides HOPE for other who battle similar pain. His testimony is one of courage, brave truth and triumph. Through speaking and mentorship Roberto shares his own personal pain and his intensive perseverance to find peace. He's also writing a book. "Now I'm living a life of transparence," he says, "and I'm not afraid of who / what I am nor what I've gone through. I'll talk about anything .. my healing process, dealing with my sexuality, how I've approached child rearing and how I've overcome the feeling of being ostracized and alone." Roberto invites you to contact him by email at: santiagoroberto@bellsouth.net
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Special guest Mary E Graziano
Friday
04/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mary E Graziano from Hamilton, Ontario, a member of the NAASCA family, is Assistant Director at Abuse Survivors and Victims United. She describes herself as an independent advocate for child abuse. She's very active in sometimes "secret" groups on Facebook and a member of Protecting Canadian Children and a member and volunteer at Butterfly Dreams Abuse and Recovery. Ms Graziano is a writer / poet / blogger, writing poetry about child abuse and trying to transmit the message that child abuse is wrong and stressing that we as adults need to be the voices for those who can't speak, the abused and traumatized child-victims. Her BLOG (http://www.nippercats.blogspot.com) is about her own child abuse. She says, "I started writing back in 2008, but now as a survivor I write about children in general." Mary works in an elementary school, assisting in the classroom with a teacher, and is an Educational Assistant for children with special needs. Mary writes, "Helping them do their work, teaching them skills they will need later in life. I have been doing this job for 25 years." and this is showing up as a new job, sorry about that everyone.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 803

Special guests Wally and Tanya Bagot
Wednesday
04/02/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guests are Wally and Tanya Bagot from Los Angeles, survivors and activists here to discuss their Workshop for Assault Prevention (WAP). Each is also a master in the San Soo system of self-defense, which they stress is completely applicable for everyday life, no matter the situation. Having been separately assaulted themselves during their lives, they are completely serious about the importance of learning self-protection. Wally Bagot began his extensive martial arts training with Judo classes at the tender age of seven, a self-described “scrawny kid.” Through his life he studied Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Transcendental Meditation, Tai Chi and classical Kung Fu before discovering Kung Fu San Soo. Bagot was made a master in 1997, and Tanya eventually reached the same distinction. Sunset San Soo, the Bagot's school in West Hollywood, is flourishing today. Wally says, "I love teaching more than ever." He continues, "I love the simple-is-better, always move towards the center philosophy and pragmatism of this art. After nearly 28 years, I still love everything about San Soo." Wally believes that no matter how much technique one teaches his students, it is only by helping them learn to grow genuine self-confidence that any of the rest of it matters. As his teacher Chin Lo Si Fu said to him one night at the Dragon's Den: “You may take my life, but you'll never take my confidence.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 802

Special Topic - Steps to Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse
Tuesday
04/01/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - Steps To Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse - Elaine Crocker and her guest Karen Doughty will lead the discussion. Karen Doughty is an adult survivor of child sexual abuse. The very reason that she advocates for victims of sexual abuse is that she overcame the harsh reality of being perpetrated upon. She holds a BA in social work and a MS in criminal justice. She is also notable for her radio personality and the launching of “The Lighthouse Rescue Radio Ministry Broadcast.” She is a member of the Louisiana Foundation against Sexual Assault and RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) speakers' bureau. Karen has written 2 books: Uprooting the Seed of Abuse and Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse The Workbook. This show is one of a series of SPECIAL TOPIC shows, now scheduled as occurring at once a month, on the first Tuesday night of the month. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 801

Special guest Neil Brick
Monday
03/31/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Neil Brick from Massachusetts, a returning NAASCA family member, here to talk about ritual abuse. An abuse survivor from the Springfield area who has been working on the issues of ritual abuse and mind control for nearly 20 years, Mr Brick launched the SMART newsletter (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today) in 1995 to help stop ritual abuse and to help those who have been ritually abused. Neil Brick is an advocate and researcher for survivors of child abuse and ritual abuse. Neil writes, "Satanic ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of these crimes against children and adults." He has worked for years to help expose this type of child abuse crime. He runs several Internet lists to help survivors of child abuse as well as expose child abuse crimes and their cover up. His web site is at www.ritualabuse.us and he maintains a BLOG. The group works toward this goal by disseminating information on the connections between secretive organizations, ritual abuse, and mind control, by encouraging healing from the damage done by ritual abuse and mind control, and by encouraging survivors to network. Since 1998, they have held the Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, which helps unite those who have suffered from and those working to stop ritual abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 800

Special guest Evelyn Majil
Friday
03/28/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Evelyn Mejil from Essex County, NJ, executive director of Wynona's House (www.wynonashouse.com) a Child Advocacy Center in Newark. The mission of Wynona's House is to promote justice and healing for child victims of abuse and violence by coordinating investigative, prosecution, treatment, and prevention services for children and families. The vision of Wynona's House is to create an community where children are safe, families, are strong, and victims become children again, by: 1) Reducing the number of times a child is interviewed during the investigation phase to a single interview conducted by a specially trained interviewer in a child-friendly environment, 2) Increasing successful prosecution through improved evidence collection, victim-witness advocacy, and partnerships with municipal law enforcement, 3) Promoting the research and development of innovative evidence-based behavioral health treatments for children and families, and 4) Strengthening the safety net for children through community outreach, education, and prevention efforts. Before they opened their doors, abused children in Essex County often had to tell their stories again and again -- repeatedly reliving the horror of their abuse. After disclosing what happened to their teacher, a child might have to repeat the details to the principal, school counselor, nurse, police officer, police sergeant, doctor, lawyer, and more. Research shows children would often have to retell what happened to them an average of 10-15 times to child welfare and law enforcement professionals located all over the county. This might take months or even years, and some children never received help at all.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 798

Special guest John Mark Clubb
Wednesday
03/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is John Mark Clubb from New York City, child abuse survivor, activist, speaker and author. As a boy growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, he endured years of abuse by his parents. John tried to find refuge in the regimentation of a distinguished 22 year military career and in multiple marriages. But his efforts to deal with the trauma of his experiences led him on a self-destructive path that left a trail of broken people and dreams. He now works as a commercial pilot for a major airline. In 2009, Mr. Clubb published "Boys Cry Too," a seminal account of his sexual abuse by his father, a former Baptist minister, and the physical abuse by his mother. In the book he chronicles his hidden pain, negative echoes, self defeating behaviors, multiple negative relationships with both men and women and finally the healing journey which lead him to the place where he was able to say, "I forgive you," to his abusers. In doing so he freed himself of the chains of his father's crimes against him. In his off time from flying airplanes, John Mark Clubb is an author, business owner, screenwriter, short story teller, playwright, competitive rower and father. His favorite expression is, "Abuse does not have to be a life sentence."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 796

Special guest Marian DeRossett
Monday
03/24/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Marian DeRossett from North Carolina, a survivor of abuse who now works as an advocate for missing children and adults with Porchlight for the Missing, the Maryland Task Force for the Missing and many others. She was first beaten with a belt at age 6 by her stepfather. The oldest of five children, she witnessed him come home drunk and beat her mother. Marian was repeatedly told of her worthlessness .. that she could do nothing right. When she was 13 her mother made her stepfather leave the house, but a lot of damage was done and Marian went through years of therapy. She was so terrified of her stepfather that she was in her late 20's before she was able to deal with what happened to her. "I am a survivor and have never had to deal with abuse again," she says, "and I am the person I am today because I understand what so many abused children go thru and can put myself into what they endure." She explains. "A lot of situations as to how they went missing I can relate to. This is my mission and to be an advocate for the families." Marian points out that many missing persons are victims of homicides. Many are listed as missing because the number of unidentified sets of remains runs into the thousands. She works with many individuals, groups and organizations who try to match these cases up. Marian has also learned how to use networking to keep John and Jane Doe cases in the public eye and has worked frequently with NamUs.org, Can You Identify Me and Children Without A Voice. "My objective is to keep the missing and unidentified cases out here so none of them are forgotten and I pray they will be found safe."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 795

Special guest Nanayme Kasmira Godfrey
Friday
03/21/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Nanaymie Kasmira Godfrey, MS, LMHC, from Washington State, a survivor of childhood trauma who describes herself as a Social Interaction Consultant. Her personal and professional journey have culminated in her being disenchanted by her profession because of its focus on individual pathology as the seed for many of society's problems. She says, "At the foundation of my work lies the intersection of two theoretical approaches; Critical and Positioning theories. I have come to believe that our society is strongly rooted in the language of capital and revenue enhancement to the detriment of its own people. In my decade of work with litigants, I have seen "professionals" and workers of all types choose to keep their positions secure rather than do what is right for the benefit of the people they are supposed to serve. Our culture is in a mess not from the ground up, but from the top down!" Nanaymie has used the strategies and work of Positioning Theory to successfully help "strategically position" litigants, mandated clients, and parents when faced with judgment and intervention by social institutions in a place to deprive them of their civil liberties and basic human rights. She explains, "My approach combines the tenets of several psycho-therapeutic techniques" She says she equalizes the playing field for the disadvantaged by acknowledging and responding proactively to a system that creates advantage for people of wealth and privilege who erroneously act on personal biases and prejudices of 'others'.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 793

Special guest Julie Ann Kilmer
Wednesday
03/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Julie Ann Kilmer from Arkansas, a child abuse survivor and advocate who wants to shed light on problems with the legal system / justice. She's also an Authorized Facilitator / Educator at Darkness to Light. Julie Kilmer was born in Sarasota, Florida, but moved to Virginia when her divorced mother married an ambitious and charismatic young lawyer. The early days were lean buy eventually the family began to enjoy the "good-life" as the law firm became profitable. But behind closed doors the seemingly happy family held many secrets. The patriarch was often both verbally and physically abusive. Worse, her stepfather sexually abused her from the time she was eight years old until she was twelve, when she summoned the courage to report the abuse to her mother and later to church leaders. Sadly, she was denied counseling and instructed to "forgive" and never speak of the abuse again. She was forced to live a lie and pretend that this horrific thing never happened. As she grew older the emotional pain and damage never went away. Like many victims of abuse she self-medicated to numb the pain and suffered from addiction. Her life began to spiral out of control as she struggled to live a "normal" life. However, Julie's faith in God, her determination, and will to live became a significant and driving force in her life. She was able to break free from addiction and lead a sober life. She decided that she would be open about the abuse she endured as a child and her life has taken an exciting turn. She has a new passion that drives her. "I know this is what God wants me to do," she says with certainty and a smile that exudes both confidence and peace.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 791

Special guest Mike Tikkanen
Monday
03/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Minnesota, founder of KARA (Kids at Risk Action), whose web site is at www.InvisibleChildren.org. He's also the author of the free book "Invisible Children; the American cycle of abuse and its cost." Mike's focus this year is speaking to CASA organizations & on college campuses. He explains, "The need for civic involvement of young future community leaders is the solution to America's At Risk Youth problem. Without today's college students understanding and support, schools will continue to fail, streets to be unsafe, and jails to fill." His talk addresses the social and political child protection problems and solutions that need action now. Mike speaks at local and national venues and has been the keynote speaker at business, community, and religious organizations. He lead a workshop at the United Nations in New York addressing the rights of children. Since 1996, he's volunteered in the Guardian ad-Litem program as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) and has worked with over fifty “Invisible Children,” who are part of the County Child Protection System. Mike is passionate about improving the treatment of abused and neglected children and has formed the non-profit, Kid's At Risk Action (KARA) to bring public awareness to children's rights and form action groups to improve public policy towards at-risk children. Contact him at: Mike@Invisiblechildren.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 790

Special guest Patricia Caldwell Singleton
Friday
03/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Patricia Caldwell Singleton from Arkansas, a returning NAASCA family member. Patricia was a victim of incest from ages 11 to 17 and an adult child of an alcoholic. Her dad and grandfather were mean drunks who influenced her to not drink because she was afraid of becoming like them. When she was 20 Ms. Singleton met her future husband, but made no mention of her incest for the better part of a decade. She writes, "We were married for 8 years when I told him and my sister both about the incest." She continues, "In my marriage, I became a controller thinking that would make me feel safe." Eventually she began working on herself. "I started reading books on self-improvement and started working on letting go of some of my controlling behaviors. Small changes happened but still no work on the incest issues. Today I know that's called denia. Denial keeps you in the hurt." Her real healing started in January 1989 with her first 12-Step meeting in Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA). She explains, "Those 12-Step meetings and the work I did with my sponsor saved my life and my marriage. I learned about codependency and dysfunctional families. I also went to 12-Step meetings for families and friends of alcoholics (Alanon) and found out where so many of my characteristics came from. I have written about those 12-Step meetings and the healing that I did in my blog Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker." She's also published two books, "Silent No More" and "Growing Stronger, Growing Free" -- www.thistangledweb.co.uk/online-shop/books/
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 788

Special guest Thomas Stone
Wednesday
03/12/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Thomas Stone from Alberta, Canada, a NAASCA family member and volunteer who's telling his story in public for the first time tonight. His first 2 years were spent in domestic violence with physical abuse from his mother and emotional abuse from an alcoholic father. Eventually Thomas' mother left his dad and moved in with a man who molested him for two years, several times a week. She decided to have Thomas and his brother adopted. The parents they ended up with were religious extremist evangelicals who (supposedly) wanted to take in kids from abusive households and "give them a better future." They believed in harsh discipline, even for small offenses. Thomas reports that discipline included, "everything from grounding (confinement to my room for days on end), corporal punishment (sometimes partially disrobed), and fasting (24-48 hours)." Thomas did poorly in school and was constantly bullied. He was punished severely for bad grades and was made to stay after school regularly to do homework. "In my mid-teens," says Thomas, "my father resorted to fines and hours outside in the cold to "straighten me out" because I was supposedly being intentionally insubordinate and defiant. I was told that I was such a problem child that I needed to find my own place by the time I turned 18 or I would be thrown out on the street." He finally moved out of the home, but since he had no life skills, he's struggled since to have any real stability. He has learning difficulties that hinder his ability to function at a regular job and to understand work instructions. Thomas invites listeners to contact him at: thomasstone@shaw.ca
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 786

Special guest Rene Howitt
Monday
03/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Rene Howitt from St Louis, Missouri, a returning NAASCA family member and Executive Director of COPE24, dedicated to providing educators, physicians and advocacy agencies & organizations tools to assist in reaching our youth in a meaningful way. Through videos and curriculum, the organization prompts dialogue about positive parenting during the most challenging of situations. Our new video is the first in a series of documentaries, and shares the heart-wrenching stories of four families whose children survived tragic incidents of shaking and severe head trauma. The reality is that dealing with a crying baby is very stressful. When parents or caregivers react violently to that stress, they create a new reality. Rene Howitt, founder of COPE24, reaches out to students in communities around the Country, educating them on the stress and responsibility of being a parent to an infant, a toddler, young child and a teen. The COPE24 mission is to equip young adults with skills to become better parents. It is the belief of this organization that very little time is devoted to preparing young adults for what to expect when bringing home a baby. COPE24 has put together, with input from the Missouri Department of Education, a 2-week Parenting Skills Program to be presented in classrooms around the nation. To date some 20,000 students have been reached, after presentations at nearly 200 schools and universities in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Rene writes, "Let's stop the cycle of child abuse with education that makes an impact."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 785

Special guest Dr Anna Salter
Friday
003/07/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Dr Anna Carol Salter, Ph.D., from Madison, Wisconsin, author of "Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How They Operate and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children." Dr Salter's impressive career includes an BA from University of North Carolina, a Masters Degree in Child Study from Tufts and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University. She's the author of numerous fiction and non fiction books and educational DVDs, and currently serves as a Consultant for the Department of Corrections, State of Wisconsin. Dr. Salter has conducted trainings on sexual abuse in 46 states and 10 counties (England, Canada, Scotland, France, Sweden, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Costa Rico), and has lead numerous workshops, published many professional publications and received a number of awards, including winning the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. She was nominated for a 2003 Edgar Allan Poe Award in the category of Best Original Paperback, for her non fiction work, "Prison Blues." Please see her extensive bio: Anna Salter - BIOGRAPHY
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 783

Special guest Alan Fountain
Wednesday
03/05/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Alan Fountain from Atlanta, Georgia, a child abuse survivor and member of MaleSurvivor. He hopes to start a non profit group using the acronym: TAP - (Truth + Action) = POWER. Between the ages of 9 and 16 (when his family moved) he was molested hundreds of times by an athletic coach who ran a summer youth program. In his mid-20s, Alan, who is gay, revealed his deeply held secret experiences to his father, and asked him to help prosecute the coach. His dad's inappropriate response was that he believed his son had been willing to be molested, would not be believed and should never speak of it again. His self-esteem destroyed, Alan became obsessed with a desire to succeed by overcompensating for his fractured self worth. He became an entrepreneur, eventually moving to California where he was a successful image consultant for affluent business and political leaders (among them President Ronald Reagan). Seeking professional help, Alan was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Anxiety Disorder and a Heightened level of social drinking compounding depressive moods as a means of self medicating. Thus began a 20 year on-again off-again recovery journey. In 1992 he was granted social security disability and was blessed that his father now committed to subsidizing his disability income for several years, hoping to aide in his son's recovery. Back in Georgia since 2013, Alan is now a determined child abuse advocate who wishes to tell his story in public, confront his home town and complete a book about his experiences.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 782

Special Topic - Suffering in Silence - Male Sexual Abuse Survivors
Tuesday
03/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - Suffering in Silence - Male Sexual Abuse Survivors - Elaine Crocker and her guest Tremayne Moore will lead the discussion. Molested by a close family member, Tremayne spent much of his childhood in fear and yearning for someone to take his side. After writing a poem with the classmate who introduced him to poetry, he accepted his gift and began to write what was in his heart. Tremayne Moore is the founder of Maynetre Manuscripts, LLC, a publishing company with a vision of writing to write the broken soul and has written/published 6 books. Tremayne is committed to educating youth, parents, pastors, and community members concerning child sexual abuse/teenage suicide through social media and community involvement. This show is one of a series of SPECIAL TOPIC shows, now scheduled as occuring at once a month, on the first Tuesday night of the month. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 779

Special guest Tonya Ratcliff
Thursday
02/27/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tonya Ratcliff from Guthrie, Oklahoma, here to talk about the Peppers Ranch organization (www.peppersranch.com) where the mission is to "break the cycle" of child abuse and neglect through loving homes, counseling, and growth-oriented activities. By creating a network of caring foster parents and adult mentors on whom children can depend, Peppers Ranch is committed to providing a safe and secure environment where physical and emotional wounds can heal. Their web site notes that children entering the foster care system have many times been exposed to domestic violence, substance abuse..and worse, by their parents and guardians. Without stability, they often experience social, emotional, developmental, and academic delays. Programs are designed to help them successfully overcome these challenges. With so many deficits, it is difficult for foster parents to connect the children to all of the services they require to catch up to their same age peers. Due to the extensive time, money, effort and energy it takes to meet these special needs, many foster parents "burn out", resulting in another move for the child in a potentially long history of instability. Each move further decreases the child's chances to break the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 778

Special guest Charles J Stecker, Jr
Wednesday
02/26/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Charles Stecker from Philadelphia, a returning NAASCA family member who'll be talking about his new petition and campaign to have the City of Philadelphia to release all records in reference to his brother's murder. The actual petition's on the Internet at Change.org: http://chn.ge/1k9Izc5 and explains on the web site, "On February 28, 1967 at the tender age of 2 years old my younger brother, Edward John Stecker, was murdered by the hands of a foster mother. We had been assigned to her home by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services contract agency, the Philadelphia Society to Protect Children, now known as Turning Points for Children." He goes on, "I was with my brother and witnessed his murder. I suffered a severely shattered left elbow causing me limited use of my arm to this very day." One of the most involved abuse survivor / activists we know, Charles offers his info on the NAASCA Contact Page, and has a web site called "Chahlies Angels." He's also listed on the Eagle Rare web site where he's devoted to 'Inspiring Victims to become Empowered Victors'. The site says, "Charles has made it his 'Call Of Duty' to positively empower the Youth of today encouraging them to become the Leaders of tomorrow. They will in turn positively empower the next generation of Youth with the pattern repeating for generations to come.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 776

Special guest Dr Asa Don Brown
Monday
02/24/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr Asa Don Brown from Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada and Bellingham, Washington State, USA (www.asadonbrown.com). He's an expert in the areas of Brain Technology & Neuroscience Research and an author, professor, clinician, advocate, and an inspirational and motivational speaker. Dr. Brown has consulted various forms of government; social service agencies; legal practices; educational institutions; medical practices; religious organizations; and others in the field of psychology and psychiatry. He regularly consults and engages businesses and business leaders on topics that directly affect their fields. He is a prolific author having been published in a variety of professional and popular journals, magazines, and online columns, including: Healthy Directions, American Psychiatric, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Inner Peace Parenting Magazine and many others. He has had the privilege of being interviewed and a guest of a variety of television, radio, magazine, and newspaper columns. Dr. Brown has a bimonthly column with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association and has published two books in recent years: Waiting to Live, 2010 and The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Adult Perception and Worldview, 2008. He anticipates completing and publishing two additional books by the end of 2014.
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Special guest Chris Anderson
Wednesday
02/19/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Chris Anderson from New York City, a returning NAASCA family member. Chris is a child abuse survivor who serves as the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping male survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones by creating communities of Hope, Healing, and Support. In that role he oversees outreach to other survivors of sexual abuse and organizations that advocate on their behalf. He also oversees website operations, development efforts, the MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery Program, International Conference, and social media. Chris joined the organization in 2007 after coming to understand the extent to which the sexual abuse he suffered as a child profoundly altered his life. A survivor of multiple forms of childhood trauma with an ACES [Adverse Childhood Experience Study] score of 5, Chris has overcome battles with severe depression, anxiety disorder, and suicidal impulses to become a passionate advocate for survivors of sexual abuse and childhood trauma. As a peer advocate, he speaks publicly about his own story, and on the need for greater partnership between professionals and survivors across all disciplines.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 772

Special guest Morgana Rae
Tuesday
02/18/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Morgana Rae from Los Angeles, an abuse survivor, author and well respected Life and Money Coach. Many individuals, especially those in early recovery, find dealing with finances, debt and career a serious challenge. Morgana understands this. A sought after teacher, speaker and pioneer in personal development, she is widely regarded to be the world's leading Relationship with Money coach. As a "thought leader" on the topics of Wealth and Relationship, she's frequently a featured expert who guides entrepreneurs, artists, healers and humanitarians to thrive in their purpose, attract more than they chase, and make things happen with ease, flow and synchronicity. She was named one of 2012's Top Women in E-commerce by WE Magazine. Morgana's fans have called her the "Money Magnet Queen" because of the many documented stories of clients manifesting unexpected income of hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of dollars, within hours of changing their relationship with money. Morgana's Financial Alchemy books, CDs, magazine articles, and classes have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Morgana writes, speaks, and coaches from a desire to empower idealistic entrepreneurs, coaches, authors and artists to have a big impact in the world... and to heal the rift between heart, spirit, and money.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 771

Special guest Marala Scott
Monday
02/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Marala Scott from Columbus, Ohio, abuse survivor and activist. She's a Best–selling, Award-winning Author, Motivational Speaker, and Ghostwriter who spends her time Teaching to Forgive, Inspiring to Live. Her efforts earned her the unique honor of being named an "Oprah Winfrey's Ambassador of Hope" recipient, in addition to The Sunny 95's "20 Outstanding Women You Should Know". Marala speaks from unimaginable experiences. She shares them with considerable passion, which translates into heartfelt truth. Her life-altering memoir, In Our House: Perception vs. Reality tells of her horrific childhood. Surrounded by Inspiration, shares her journey of healing through faith, personal growth and understanding relationships. Her passionate and honest words will challenge you to become a better, stronger, more passionate version of you! A childhood of abuse almost kept Marala Scott from a life happiness...until she discovered how to use her story to help others. She writes, "Through the process of forgiveness [of her abusive father], I realized how many years I lost having allowed the abusive memories and flashbacks to run my life. I decided to write In Our House, Perception vs. Reality with my husband, Tre' Parker. I take the readers through my life story and the unimaginable, descriptive, abusive episodes where they could feel the beatings as if they were withstanding them. I wanted readers to understand the destruction of domestic violence and child abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 770

Special guest Gloria Hass
Friday
02/14/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Gloria Hass from Bullhead City, Arizona, near Needles, CA, an abuse survivor and advocate. Gloria grew up in a home with abusive parents. She thought abuse was normal and found herself drawn to the wrong type of men who would beat and sexually abuse her. Gloria finally escaped and has undergone many years of therapy. She works as a life and business coach as well as giving presentations and seminars. She believes quality coaching and mentoring services and products should be affordable to anyone who desires it. Gloria's motto is - "Growth - One Step At A Time." Ms. Hass is a survivor of child abuse as well as domestic violence and adult trauma. After spending 25 years in recovery, Gloria wrote and presented seminars to help abused women. Gloria is letting others know that there is life and growth after abuse. The journey of healing and recovery is a road that you don't have to take alone. Gloria's book "From the Crib to the World" depicts Gloria's life of abuse and healing. Her book will be for sale on her web site www.gloriasworld.net after March 17, 2014. Gloria volunteers with John Mealer's Anti-Trafficking non-profit organization, appears on radio shows talking about recovery and helps several non-profit organizations help abused women in whatever capacity she can. Gloria hosted her own local broadcast out of Needles, California on KTOX AM radio called The Glorious Overcomer Show. Gloria has also appeared on many local television and radio shows on both the East and West Coasts talking about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, being a survivor of abuse (incest, domestic violence, physical abuse and rape).
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 768

Special guest Eric B Ramsey
Wednesday
02/12/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Eric B Ramsey from Studio City, California, a child abuse survivor and awareness advocate. Eric is producer of a film, "Unspeakable Indiscretions," which features four siblings who face the hard reality that despite the different paths and success in their professional lives, their past will forever be entwined. The subject matter is ripped from the headlines. "Unspeakable Indiscretions" is the story of four athletically inclined brothers, Thomas, Marlon, Victor and David, as they struggle to escape a dark secret from their youth brought on by a well established pillar of the community and their uncle. A recent headline brings the story close to home when it's discovered that the cycle of sexual abuse has plagued their high school sports program. It's a tale of murder, human weakness, frailties and individual deficiencies in us all. Eric is seeking to raise the finishing funds for his film through an on-line campaign at GoFundMe.com where it's noted, "The world was deeply shaken by the Penn State - Jerry Sandusky scandal a couple of years back, but the truth is that the molestation of young boys in this country remains a serious problem. Eric B. Ramsey sheds light on this great tragic sin with his film "Unspeakable Indiscretions." Eric has invested heavily with his own time and money but now needs just a bit more to get the project done and out. Your help is greatly appreciated and if it stops just one molestation it is also a great social good."
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Special guest Norma Bastidas
Tuesday
02/11/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Norma Bastidas from Vancouver, Canada, an abuse survivor and activist who uses her athletic abilities to bring about awareness. On July 11, 2009, Norma became the fastest and fiercest female in history by running 7 of the planet's most unforgiving environments on all 7 continents in 7 months. Norma trekked through the thick jungles of Brazil and the driest deserts in the world, all in support of the blind and visually impaired (her son has an incurable eye condition that could lead to blindness). Her story was featured as an "Extra Ordinary Mom" on the Oprah Winfrey Network: Norma Bastidas Races Through the Desert. Norma is no stranger to adversity; she has overcome poverty, rape, abuse and addiction. Now she confronts another opportunity to teach her kids and thousands of survivors across the world the astonishing strength of the human spirit. She views these experiences as a metaphor for the incredible trials faced every day by the survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence. “Ultras are tough, both physically and emotionally,” admits Norma, “but the challenge is only temporary. After I finish an ultra, my life goes back to normal, but survivors have to keep overcoming huge challenges every day of their lives.” Her new challenge surpasses anything ever accomplished in human history: Norma will complete more than 5,000 miles of consecutive swimming, biking, and running in the World's Longest Triathlon starting March 1st, 2014. "Be Relentless," the documentary about her record-setting journey, is her gesture to ending modern slavery and empowering survivors everywhere.
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Special guest Stacey Giovanni
Monday
02/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Stacey Giovanni from Chicago, an abuse survivor and author of the book "No Time For Tears; A Survivor's Tool Kit for Healing." Stacey's background has been in social service for the 12 years.  She is a certified consulting hypnotist, emotional freedom techniques, neuro linguistic coach and practitioner, advocate and survivor. Stacey has been recently certified with the Attorney General's office of Illinois as a designated victim's service practitioner. Stacey is also a professional keynote speaker, her motivational and educational speaking is presented in a relaxed yet enthusiastic and engaging style. Stacey also offers in-service trainings for corporations and organizations on abuse and substance abuse issues. Stacey's book, "No Time for Tears, A Survivors Tool Kit for Healing," is a memoir of her journey to healing from abuse and beginning a new life. She is the author of numerous articles in Ezine Articles, and has hosted of a highly received blog talk radio show. She has been featured on numerous radio shows nationwide. Ms Giovanni writes, "As a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, I speak from a life experience and education level to help others. I specialize on in-service trainings nationwide on abuse and addiction issues." And she goes on, "I specialize in guided imagery and emotional freedom wellness. emotional freedom can help when nothing else does. It is my goal to help people to live their lives in peace, wellness and happiness. It is powerful, fast and effective."
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Special guest Ginger Kadlec
Friday
02/07/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Ginger Kadlec from Indianapolis, IN, founder of 4UrKids. After nearly 20 years pursuing a career as an executive in the technology sector, Ginger was presented an opportunity to lead a child advocacy center .. a gift that forever changed her life. Now a child forensic interviewer, trainer and speaker, she is inspired to raise awareness on a larger scale about child sexual and physical abuse, as well as become active in education and prevention efforts to protect children. Her website "GingerKadlec.com" and her weekly BLOG address issues related to child abuse awareness and prevention. As an extension of what she believes to be her calling to help children, she one day plans to write children’s books about real-life issues and hopes their message becomes a conduit for developmental and safety discussions between children and adults around the world. For as long as she can remember, Ginger has been passionate about working with children. From babysitting during her teen years, to tutoring blind students while studying at Butler University, to being a “Big Sister” for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Ms Kadlec reflects, “Kids have always had a magical way of inspiring me to be a better person." Prior to working with sexually and physically abused children, she served as a management consultant and executive for technology companies including NIC, Inc. and Open Solutions, responsible for division operations, administration and marketing. Her varied background also includes not-for-profit marketing as a staff member of the United Way and corporate communications/media relations at Caterpillar.”
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Special guest Erin Runnion
Wednesday
02/05/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Erin Runnion from Newport Beach, California, founder of The Joyful Child Foundation in Memory of Samantha Runnion, her kidnapped and murdered child. The Joyful Child Foundation is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families and communities. Their mission is to protect our nation's children from sexual abuse and abduction through programs that unite and uplift communities. Ms Runnion launched The Joyful Child Foundation in 2005, after the abduction, molestation and murder of five-year-old Samantha Runnion. It is dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse and abduction while facilitating proactive community organizing to give everyone an opportunity to participate in the national movement to stop these horrible crimes against children. Erin recently appeared on a television show with Katie Couric and Megan Kanka's parents, of Megan's Law, talking about life after loss and their plights in honor of their murdered children (the show airs January 7th). The Joyful Child web site reminds us that sex-trafficking has evolved into a lucrative business in the US and around the globe. The industry grosses $9.5 billion annually in the US, and an additional $32 billion worldwide. Trafficked women are constantly moved throughout the country so as to avoid drawing the attention of law enforcement officials.
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Special Topic - The Manifestation of Blame, Guilt & Shame for survivors
Tuesday
02/04/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - The Manifestation of Blame, Guilt, & Shame for survivors. Elaine Crocker and her guest Gloria Hass will lead the discussion about how sexual assault victims often blame themselves for the crime committed against them. Victims feel they should have done something differently (therefore they feel it is their fault - undeserved guilt). Or victims feel there is something inherently wrong with them (causing them to deserve to be assaulted - shame). This is the first in a series of SPECIAL TOPIC shows, scheduled as occuring at lease once a month, on the first Tuesday night of the month. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Mike Willbur
Monday
02/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Mike Willbur from Vancouver, Washington, an experienced interviewer working with incarcerated Veterans who is currently working with Domestic Violence perpetrators and anger management clients who have experienced trauma. But more than this, he is a grandfather who lost five of his grandchildren in one night and is working to ensure that never happens again in his community. He writes, "Tuan Dao seemed to everyone but his own family, to be a loving father. Even his extended family had little warning of what lay hidden beneath the surface. On April 24, 2011, the world woke up to a raging inferno that revealed who Tuan Dao really was. Who was this man who could burn his house down around himself and five of his children?" In his book, “More Than Domestic Violence, The Insidious Story,” Willbur gives the answer to that question. Were there warning signs that Tuan Dao was capable of this atrocity? Mike explores these questions from multiple perspectives. Willbur has taken his experience and education into the prisons to work as a volunteer as well as in the local community. Additionally, he works as a counselor, treating Domestic Violence perpetrators. Willbur, with his wife of 28 years, Ki, reside in Vancouver, Washington and are both actively involved in increasing awareness of domestic violence, its causes and solutions.
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Special guests Valerie Gibson & Neil Jaffee
Friday
01/31/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Valerie Gibson, a child abuse awareness advocate and producer of the film "Pursuit of Truth." She's joined by Neil Jaffee, the film's co-producer and legal council. Valerie conceived of the Pursuit of Truth film project as a result of her fight to support her adult son’s quest for justice against the individual who abused him as a child. The family’s odyssey through the legal system was marked by countless impediments-incompetence, indifference, and procedural devices that are heavily weighted against adult survivors and in favor of their perpetrators. This experience led to the realization that as presently constituted, the process re-traumatizes survivors by invading their rights to privacy and subjecting them to inherently unfair practices. Ms. Gibson thought that a film documentary was the most effective method to initiate the process of exposure and education. By presenting the survivors' stories interwoven with the experts' commentary, the film uncovers the pitfalls for survivors in entering the legal system and the inherent problems facing them in confronting their abusers in the courts. The film also raises serious questions about police procedures, prosecutorial charging decisions, defense tactics, and judicial responses to survivors' claims. The film's mission is to provide a framework to answer those questions and thereby improve the quantity and quality of justice for survivors who have the strength and determination to hold their abusers accountable before the law. Valerie has become a tireless advocate for the cause of survivors seeking justice against their abusers.
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Special guest Rose (Rosey) Morrisroe
Wednesday
01/29/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Rose (Rosey) Morrisroe from New Jersey, an educator, child advocate, and the founder of Soldiers Against Child Abuse, a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising child abuse awareness nationwide. Morrisroe is herself a survivor of sexual child abuse (which began at age 4). She chairs seminars at school districts and town hall meetings, which encourage parents and students of all grades to freely speak out about abuse. Morrisroe, a first grade teacher, is the first to create an age/grade appropriate curriculum for child physical and sexual abuse education, reaching grades K-5. Morrisroe wrote her newly launched book, “No Secrets Between Us,” to teach children in Kindergarten to third about recognizing and protecting themselves against sexual abuse. Michael Reagan (President Reagan's son) has endorsed Rose Morrisroe as just the right author for a children's book on this subject.  Morrisroe's organization, Soldiers Against Child Abuse (SACA), provides the public with continuous news and media coverage of child abuse cases, informative resources, links and tips to intervention and prevention, guidance to government agencies, and information on shelters and safe havens. SACA holds rallies in the tri-state area every April (Child Abuse Awareness Month) featuring educational resources, personal testimonies from survivors, and entertainment to attract audiences.
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Special guest Lina Geha
Monday
01/27/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Lina Geha from London, a self-employed bilingual councilor who treats individual clients and therapy groups in both Arabic and English. Lina offers help with, among other things, addiction all types, psychological and sexual abuse and torture, Domestic Violence, depression, PTSD and anger issues. She grew up in mostly war-torn Lebanon, where she witnessed a lot of violence and anger, and eventually moved to the west where, as a mother of two, she's relied on her resourcefulness and coping skills. She describes herself as an integrative counselor with strong Existential and Humanistic leanings, and has a huge interest in Developmental psychology as it relates to neuroscience. She believes some of the explanations offered regarding how the human brain forms enduring habits and patterns which can lend insight into understanding what can happen during early abuse to a developing sense of self .. all of which can help the work with victims and or survivors and to understand better the damage, the cost and most importantly helpful ways to reclaim and develop the self and its capacity for love and joy. Lina says, "I have an interest in the implications of developmental abuse to dissociation in the self," and goes on to explain the work she does, ".. is mostly client led, developed through mutual trust, empathy, respect, appreciation of what a victim or a survivor have been through and the all important unconditional love.
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Special guest Judy Balduccini
Friday
01/24/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Judy Baldaccini from Pennsylvania, a survivor of abuse and author of a book called "Not One of Them" A Story of Adoption, Alcoholism & Abuse. She and her brother, both adopted, were both severely abused by a drunken, enraged father and a mother who hated them. Judy writes, "My case of child abuse was so severe I required over 10 surgeries to repair childhood damage. Doctor upon surgeon would inquire, 'Who did this to you, how'd this happen?' I've been through the ringer to be repaired. Every single day I've got horrific pain." Her brother, Jim, wasn't as lucky. He suffered permanent brain damage. She explains, "The cover of my book is actually what Jim wrote with his own blood, as he bled from ears and nose in his bedroom when Father finished with him one night. Mother stood in the doorway and said, 'Jack stop it, that's enough because tonight you may just kill him.' I often jumped in front of Father to try and stop him. My brother has been confined to a mental facility in NJ since age 17. He was born in 1957. Wish I could find him. I fear he is..." As bad as the physical abuse was for Judy, the psychological and emotional abuse, which continued for several decades, was even worse. From childhood well into adulthood, with a cult-like prevailing attitude, she was taught to believe she needed to "pay them back" for having adopted her. But Judy's story is not just about abuse and hatred. Its also about her immense willpower and strength to not let her childhood define her. Its about the miraculous recovery she made to take back her own life and acquire true freedom.
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Special guest Mark Riser
Wednesday
01/22/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Mark Riser from Vancouver, BC, Canada of Made to Soar. As we meet Mark, he's already completed the very first leg of a cross-country motorcycle journey, a tour during which he plans to meet other childhood sexual abuse survivors. He wants to help other survivors live their dreams, and to move from fear, shame and hiding to the life they're truly capable of. As he says, "I want to help you rise again." Wherever he goes he plans to ask, "What has childhood sexual abuse cost you and your family? What do you dream of doing? How can I help you live your dreams?" And then he'll do his best to help survivors go on the adventure of living their dreams. Mark says, "Along the way, I hope to help some of my fellow survivors tell your stories (with your informed consent), to produce an amazing video series, and to raise awareness of both the enormous cost of childhood sexual abuse and the potential all of us have to rise triumphantly out of our difficult past." Mark explains, "When I confronted my parents about their abuse of me, my world was turned upside down. It was a heavy conversation, full of denial and shame. My dad said “you must be mistaken”. My mom turned around and called me a pedophile, and started blaming gays and the fact that I'm gay." After years of intense therapy of various types, Mark has a new dream, to help other survivors live their dreams. "To give hope and purpose to the pain, to go and live the life we are capable of," he says, "even with the challenges we’ve faced."
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Special guest César M.
Monday
01/20/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is César M, a 41 year-old survivor of sexual abuse originally from Central America who's now living in California. César was sexually abused as a child by a family member, and then in his teenage years by Catholic priests. His abuse lasted from his early childhood until his late teens, and once the years of assault were over he succumbed to alcohol addiction as a way to dealing with the repercussions. In his mid thirties he decided to seek help, and started a long journey of psychotherapy and self help, networking with other survivors, etc. Male Survivor is among the important groups with which he's affiliated. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, was another. César writes, "Now as a survivor I want to start living a meaningful, purposeful life. Thus I've decided to start working on fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming a photographer. This new journey is about to take place come the New Year with the help of my friend Mark Riser (also a NAASCA famuily member)." Mark and César met a few years ago at a retreat for male survivors of sexual abuse and have kept in touch ever since as a form of having a support network. Their bond as survivors has become very strong. Now César will be along to record Mark's "Made to Soar" road trip, a cross-country motorcycle tour to meet other childhood sexual abuse survivors. César says, "This will be a new chapter in my life as I thrive to transition from victim hood to survivor ship. I want to be someone that tells the world that sexual abuse is not a myth, but a reality and that silence can kill."
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Special guest Dale & Faith Ingraham
Friday
01/17/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guests are Dale & Faith Ingraham, a husband and wife from upstate New York. Dale and Faith are co-founders of Speaking Truth in Love ministries, a ministry that addresses domestic violence and sexual abuse especially within the Christian community. Faith Ingraham is a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse, raped and molested for years by her father who was an Independent Baptist Pastor at the time. The sixth of nine children and only daughter, she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior when she was five years old. She graduated from Corning Community College and Practical Bible Training School. She has written articles on abuse and is a conference speaker. Dale Ingraham graduated from Practical Bible Training School and has been serving God in the pastoral ministry since 1983. He's very concerned at the apathy in the Church over this issue. He is currently pastoring the Curtis Baptist Bible Church in Campbell, NY. He has written several articles for publication and is the author of “Tear Down This Wall: Sexual Abuse in The Church," which provides guidance in how we should respond to abuse. Dale is also the President of MKSafetyNet USA. Faith and Dale have five children and two grandsons. They travel and speak about the issue of abuse and the need to deal with it before it devastates another generation.
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Special guests Lynn Tolson &
Carol D Levine

Wednesday
01/15/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guests are Lynn Tolson and Carol D Levine, both dedicated volunteers to the NAASCA family, both survivors in long-term recovery who are healing from severe child abuse and later adult trauma .. and both authors of autobiographically based books. Ms Tolson's book is "Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story" and Ms Levine's is "Panic Child: A Harrowing True story of Sexual Abuse and Neglect." Each is available at Amazon. On tonight's show, we'll be comparing the two works. Lynn explains her book was written during therapy to overcome abuse and adversity. She says, "My story illustrates physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation." She goes on, "The mission is to comfort victims by sharing my story, confront violence by breaking the silence, change society via information and action." Carol's childhood was filled with abuse and neglect. But even after the toll it took on her in her adult years, Carol found the courage to keep going, to heal and to be a voice for change. Ms. Levine now uses her knowledge and experience to help many youth and survivors of abuse in her local area, encouraging survivors to report their assaults and to get medical and therapeutic attention. Both Ms Tolson and Ms Levine are dedicated members of the NAASCC family, spreading their message of recovery and speaking out against the horrible epidemic of child abuse.
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Special guest Dan Hays
Monday
01/13/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Dan Hays from Texas, is a returning NAASCA family member, an abuse and PTSD survivor and author of "Freedom's Just Another Word." Dan was diagnosed with chronic and severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from two incidents in his childhood, only remembered when he was an adult. In 1987, as his life was spinning out of control, Dan was trying to put together pieces of his past, to remember some piece of his past that struggled to come to the surface. He was broke, unable to go look for a job, at times suicidal and mystified by it all. After years of struggle with PTSD symptoms, Dan remembered a violent incident with his alcoholic father when he was 17. Dan's book describes the steps he took, out of desperation, to try to make sense of his life. As he revealed old wounds and began to heal them, he was able to embrace the journey toward forgiveness of his father. In 2003 Dan began to remember events when he was eight years old, when his grandmother threatened to have him locked up in an insane asylum if he became a writer. This led to a substantial writer's block and was the second source of his PTSD. Dan is working on his second book, to be entitled "Healing the Writer," which describes his healing process from the abuse by his grandmother, through a number of inner child exercises, therapy and using other healing tools. The book will describe how he has reclaimed his writing gift, and now works as a freelance writer.
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Special guest Jayneen Sanders
Friday
01/10/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Jayneen Sanders (aka Jay Dale) from Melbourne, Australia, an author and advocate for sexual abuse prevention education at UpLoad Publishing. Jayneen is an experienced primary school teacher and a successful children's book author. She is also the mother of three teenage girls and has been a primary school councilor for over seven years. Her time spent in primary schools inspired her to ask: "What are we doing in schools to protect our children from sexual interference?" When she realized very little was actually being done, she decided to write a book to help broach the subject of self-protection and to encourage children to speak up. Her accomplishments as a children’s book author include writing over 80 titles for Engage Literacy. Jayneen is an advocate for sexual abuse prevention education and is the author of the children’s picture book on this topic: "Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept" (www.somesecrets.info). The beautifully illustrated book sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from sexual interference. It's meant to be used as a tool to help parents, caregivers and teachers broach the subject with children in a non-threatening way. Jayneen notes, "As the mother of three young children, I knew at some stage in their young lives I would not be there to protect them. With the talk of the ‘first sleep-over’, I realized I needed to broach the delicate subject of how they could protect themselves from unwanted interference. I challenged myself to write this book so parents, careers and educators had a tool (one I did not have) to open up the discussion on self-protection."
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Special guest JL Mealer
Wednesday
01/08/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is JL Mealer from Arizona. He's a developer, engineer, automobile designer, manufacturer and patent holder .. and he's running for office this year as Arizona's next Governor. He's joining us to specifically discuss his passion to deal with several issues close to the NAASCA mission. Firstly, Mealer wants to take Child Protective Services (currently a Federal Agency) and put it under extremely tight reigns by creating a publicly owned agency in Arizona. During the first week of service, John would demand the exact location of the Federal CPS “homes” (actually prisons) for the children who have been removed from families. The children would be freed to a safe haven or kept there, but the doors opened so they can come and go as they desire. John also wants to crack down on Human Trafficking which sadly includes many children who at one stage either ran away from an abusive home or were lured into the world of prostitution. He's proposing the crimes for prostitution will be rewritten to consider many of the prostitutes as victims, and the “jons” and pimps as human traffickers and kidnappers. Free cell phones would be handed out to suspected victims of these predators, giving them the free One Call Number for Pick-Up Teams. John wants Arizona to build centers that would accommodate trafficking victims, complete with shopping, schooling, job skill training and security with housing for their victims, ensuring that the lure of returning to a life as a victim of traffickers is taken away. Mealer believes that the victims can be self-sufficient, valuable members of the community who in turn can give back to other victims and help them to escape the lifestyle. He proposes turning currently closed or abandoned buildings, large apartment houses and shopping centers into interim centers, reimbursing owners for use of their property.
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Special guest Kathleen Milliken
Monday
01/06/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Kathleen Milliken from Seattle, Washington, who's dedicated to finding holistic and empowering ways to help the world heal from domestic violence and abuse as well as life's every day challenges. In 2009 Kathleen wrote a book to help empower women of Domestic Violence and abuse and to help herself heal from past wounds. The title, "Escaping the Glass Cage: A Story of Survival and Empowerment from Domestic Violence" (under the name Schmidt). From this Project Empowerment was born as she felt the pull to do more and reach more people. The mission is dedicated to finding holistic and empowering ways to help our world heal from domestic violence and abuse as well as life's every day challenges. As part of Project Empowerment, Kathleen hosts a BlogTalkRadio show dedicated to empowering lives everywhere, bringing people, stories, ideas and inspiration to help each of us make our world a better place. Kathleen's also a Women's Empowerment Coach. Her focus is to work with women of all ages to help the find their voice, passion and path in life. "You can hike with me," she suggests, "meet for coffee or talk on the phone/Skype. I also do workshops for bigger groups, all designed to help you empower your life, right now!" She goes on, “If you can find that spark, that driving force that pulls you in the direction of doing something bigger than you, listen to it. We each have a voice, we each can make a difference in the world, and it all starts with us.”
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Special guest Elaine Crocker-Bey
Friday
01/03/2014
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Elaine Crocker-Bey from Virginia, an abuse survivor and talk show host. Elaine is the epitome of a survivor. Her life's journey has not been an easy one. She was a victim of sexual abuse as a child on more than one occasion and as a result of being blamed and shamed and alone carrying the burden of what had been done to her, she went through 10+ years of drug addiction. Drugs for Elaine were similar to leaving this world as all memories of her dreadful past floated away as if they never existed. What she didn't realize was that she was trying to kill herself. Then, 23 years ago, Elaine was arrested due to a stupid "scam" she and her then boyfriend were involved in, and she spent 3 months in a county jail. It was there that she began taking the steps to get clean and sober. Once released she went into rehab for 90 days and became an active member of the Narcotics Anonymous program which provided the information, tools and resources she needed to help her better her circumstances. Instead of asking "Why me?" Elaine asks "Why not me?" and uses her past experiences to help others. She has volunteered in prison ministry, she's created a BLOG where she encourages and inspires other survivors of sexual abuse and she runs an online radio show titled "Experience Strength Hope" where she interviews survivors of sexual abuse with the purpose of instilling the hope in others.

 
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