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"Community Matters" and "Stop Child Abuse Now" - 8pm EST
SUNDAY thru FRIDAY (no shows on Saturday) - (90 mins)

The HOSTs of our shows are all NAASCA volunteers / survivors. 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 - 2019 Original Air Date Description
"Community Matters" This Week - 568

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
01/27/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2060

Special guest ?
Friday
01/25/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2059

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Felicia Reed - Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
01/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. Then she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2058

Special guest ?
Wednesday
01/23/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2057

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/22/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2056

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
01/21/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 567

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
01/20/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2055

Special guest ?
Friday
01/18/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2054


Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
01/17/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She 'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2053

Special guest ?
Wednesday
01/16/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2052

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
01/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “The Work of the FCVFC” ~~ Tonight's special guest yet to be booked. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2051

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
01/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 566

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
01/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2050

Special guest Nicole Kilburg
Friday
01/11/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Kilburg from Wassaic, New York, who comes from two or three generations of trauma, child abuse and sex abuse. "I ran away from home when I was 15 and was placed in foster care," she says. Nichole eventually became an attorney and discovered the horrible state of Child Welfare Practice in New York State. "I am currently blacklisted from practicing in Family Court in New York State," she explains, "because I stood up to the so-called powerful Judges."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2049

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Dr Stefanie Stolinsky, Forensic Psychologist
Thursday
01/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special co-host is Dr. Stefanie Stolinsky from Los Angeles, survivor of child sexual abuse (CSA) and a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. Among other things, Stefanie is often called upon to testify on the neurology behind the thinking / actions of an adult survivor. She's the author of numerous books, including "Act It Out: 25 Expressive Ways to Heal From Childhood Abuse" and has produced free YouTube examples of the exercises in her book. It turns out Stefanie and Bill Murray, our founder, have crossed paths in some remarkable 'coincidental' ways. We're delighted she's joined this series! ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2048

Special guest Renee Encinias
Wednesday
01/09/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Renee Encinias from Austin, Texas, Program Director at Hope Rising Ministries, committed to the long term care and recovery for minor girls who have been rescued from human sex trafficking and exploitation. Their mission is to provide hope and a future to these girls and to foster wholeness and healing to at-risk families and children.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2047

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/08/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2046

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
01/07/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 565

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
01/06/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2045

Special guest ?
Friday
01/04/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

.
Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2044

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister / Chaplain
Thursday
01/03/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is  the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2043

Special guest ?
Wednesday
01/02/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

.
Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2042

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner

-- New Years Day --
Tuesday
01/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Episodes - 2018 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2041

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events

-- New Years Eve --
Monday
12/31/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 564

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
12/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2040

Special guest Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff
Friday
12/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff from Easton, Pennsylvania, Commander and Chapter Leader of the Easton Guardian Angels. He'll be joined by original founding members of the Chapter including his assistant, Captain Tracy 'Gypsy' Rapoli, Administrator, and 1st Lieutenant Steve 'Bald Eagle' Brailo, Trainer. The Easton Guardian Angels started in 2007. Ryzer explains, "One of our main focuses is physically patrolling our streets, deterring crime, being the eyes and ears for our police, helping and watching over those in need, as well as mentoring and being positive role models for our youth."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2039

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Felicia Reed - Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
12/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. Then she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2038

Special guest Shirley J Davis
Wednesday
12/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Shirley J Davis from Mattoon, Illinois, a survivor of child abuse and a writer for blogs, magazines and websites. "I have had three books published that are mental health related, and many children's books," she says. "I write content and motivational sayings for the blog and the smartphone application." This will be her first time with us telling her story.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2037

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner

-- Christmas Day --
Tuesday
12/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2036

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events

-- Christmas Eve --
Monday
12/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 563

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
12/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2035

Special guest Andrew Pari
Friday
12/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Andrew Pari, LCSW, from the Antelope Valley area of Los Angeles, a returning NAASCA family member who serves as the Executive Director of Sexual Assault Awareness. He's a psychotherapist with over 20 years' experience treating survivors of sexual abuse and assault, including CSEC and sex workers. "I've done a number of law enforcement/military trainings, along with conferences since we last spoke," Andrew reports, "I speak and train nationally on the experience of arousal during rape/sexual abuse and how that affects survivors. He says forensic psychologists can better use this information in prosecutions. Andrew explains, "What brought me to my work and research on arousal affecting survivors was an interaction I had years ago with a colleague who denied sexual abuse/assault when a person experienced arousal during the event." He goes on, "This led me to pursuing the literature and research to see what was out there." It's quite common for survivors to delay recovery from feelings of shame or guilt, and a sense of self-responsibility for childhood sexual assaults. NAASCA knows these feeling are real, but misplaced. Children are helpless, innocent and powerless against predators. The 'responsibility' belongs to them .. not the child. Andrew was surprised when he first looked into this. "I had assumed this was common knowledge in the field. I have since learned that I was very, very wrong." He knows better now. "There is still so much to do in basic education on arousal for survivors. It's an area of great pain, great damage, and great danger for those who don't address it in treatment."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2034

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
12/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She 'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2033

Special guest Dr Robert T Muller
Wednesday
12/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Robert T Muller, Professor of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, author on trauma and mental health, a Fellow at the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation and founding editor of an online magazine, The Trauma & Mental Health Report, that's now visited by over 100,000 readers a year. His new book, 'Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up' describes how to use attachment and trauma therapy in the psychotherapy relationship to help clients find self-understanding and healing from trauma. Dr. Muller provides the steps needed to build and maintain a strong therapist-client relationship – one that helps bring recovery and growth. "My interest in trauma work stemmed from my past, my family's history," Rob reports. "My parents were school-age children during the Holocaust." Rob says they survived only because of a combination of luck and the goodwill of non-Jewish family members, who took great personal risks to help. He explains that the legacy of the Holocaust for him was the loss of childhood. "It's hard for me to imagine the terror my parents felt as children—terror so many others felt as well." Dr. Muller admits that these stories occupy a large space in his mind, and have had a large impact on his life. An award winning author, he's also served as lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, and has lectured internationally.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2032

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
12/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “The Work of the FCVFC” ~~ Tonight's special guest yet to be booked. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2031

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
12/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 562

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
12/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2030

Special guest Jennifer Corona
Friday
12/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jennifer Corona from Houston, Texas, a returning NAASCA family member who was last with us in 2014. "I am a survivor of 30 years of multiple types of abuse. Throughout the years I managed to continue pursuing my goals & achieved by far more than I could have ever imagined." A paralegal and author, she's an activist, advocate, speaker and mentor for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. "My greatest desire is to become an attorney to help victims more." She explains, "I speak at colleges, several different organizations and where ever I am called to." Jennifer certainly has a lot of experience. Childhood molestation by one of her uncles began for her at age 4. 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. Now, among other things, Jennifer counts her blessings as a mother in a blended and extended family. But 2017 was a tough year for her. She had surgery and ended a relationship with a narcissist. In April of 2018 Jennifer married her best friend, also a survivor. They are writing a book together, SCARS, a combination of both of their testimonies and the journey through the pain, suffering and heartache "that ultimately led to redemption, restoration, reconstruction, forgiveness, endless hope, mustard seed faith, unseen tears, unspoken words, and numerous prayers." She concludes, "Greatest thing of all, we survived!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2029

Q & A call-in discussion - about NAASCA with Bill Murray, a survivor and our founder - 12 Step recovery
Thursday
12/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill will be happy to answer questions about anything related to NAASCA, it's mission and tools. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2028

Special guest Yisroel Picker
Wednesday
12/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Yisroel Picker from Jerusalem, Israel, a Psychotherapist. He works with survivors specializing in helping children and young adults understand and improve their own thought processes.  Although he's not himself a survivor, he obviously knows his stuff .. especially in the area of CSA prevention. Yisroel has written extensively on the topic. "Working with my child clients about their thought process has shown me that there is a lot in the area of Child Sex Abuse Prevention that is lacking," he says. "Parents aren't leaving open doors for reporting, and some children are taking some of the information too literally." He goes on, "My goal with my clients is to enable them to understand how their minds work. Together we try to find ways to improve their thought processes, helping them improve their functioning in all areas of their lives. While others treat the effects, I work with my clients to treat the cause." And that, of course, is the point. "My work with kids has enabled me to see and understand how they think and I share this information with parents. This enables them to better understand their child and parent them more accordingly." Yisroel concludes, "I speak to parents about laying the groundwork to ensure that their child WILL be fine, and if something happens, that the child will feel safe enough to speak with their parent."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2027

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2026

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
12/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 561

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
12/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2025

Special guest Melissa Hudson
Friday
12/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Melissa Hudson from Grapevine, Arkansas, a child abuse survivor who recently published a book, 'The Drums Beating House,' about her experience as a survivor of child abuse. Melissa reports that a lot was expected of her as a first-born child. "More is expected of [them], she says. "They are pushed further to achieve and have that never-ending sense that 'I'm just not doing good enough, I have to do better' instilled within their personalities." My parents were in no position to care for an infant, and when they tried, it was with little effort on their part. I'm not certain how I survived." There was a lot of violence. "I had black eyes, bruises on my body, and I had to lie to authority figures, the police, DHS and Child Services." She had a flashback while giving Connor, her oldest son, a bath. "When I did something bad, my parents would leave me there, in the bathtub, so I could clean up and not be a 'filthy bastard' .." , Melissa writes. "Tears started streaming down my cheeks and I had no idea why." She did some Google searching on her own symptoms and figured it out. "It was then that I realized that I was actually an adult survivor of child abuse." We're glad she did. "My parents were monsters," explains Melissa. "My mother is currently in prison because she attempted to pay someone to kill my father and his wife." She goes on, "The purpose of this book is to provide an account—as accurately as I can—of events that happened through several generations of my relatives."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2024

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister / Chaplain
Thursday
12/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is  the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2023

Special guest Patty Duncan
Wednesday
12/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patty Duncan from Batesville, Arkansas, a child abuse survivor who spoke at The SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles in July. She's the former Executive Director of Family Violence Prevention. Patty says she was abused sexually from ages 3-5 by a teenaged boy." I never told [anyone] until my daughter was born, and I struggled changing her diaper so afraid that I would be perceived has having done something inappropriate." She goes on, "I will never forget the day he [her teenage abuser] walked into a place where I was working and called my by name as if nothing had ever happened." It must have been quite a shock. "The worst part of that experience was that no one in my family was willing to just talk about it or help me." Patty was again raped following a concert at age 12. By then she had started abusing drugs and alcohol. "Once an adult," she says, "I found myself in an abusive relationship after I divorced my children's father at the age of 24. He tried multiple times to kill me in several different ways." Eventually Patty got help. "I ended up checking myself into a behavioral hospital to find what I needed to start healing." She worked for 'Family Violence Prevention' from 2009 until July of 2018 and is credited for opening the first ALL male domestic violence shelter providing services to male survivors in 2015 called the 'Taylor House'. "I am thankful to be alive today and have spent the last 10 plus years of my life as an advocate for other abuse victims and survivors," she says. "I'm happy to share my story if sharing can empower someone else," she writes.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2022

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2021

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
12/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 560

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
12/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2020

Special guest Teresa Joyce
Friday
11/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
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 explains the book, "covers the first married years of my mother's life, and the abuse she received from my now deceased father." Sadly, hardship 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, "We learn to process the memories that we remember as and when we can, because those 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."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2019

Q & A call-in discussion - about NAASCA with Bill Murray, a survivor and our founder - 12 Step recovery
Thursday
11/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill will be happy to answer questions about anything related to NAASCA, it's mission and tools. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2018

Special guest Patty Rhyne
Wednesday
11/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patty Rhyne from Antioch, California, a survivor of sexual, physical and emotional abused by multiple men over the course of her life. "My abuse started when I was only 4 years old. My first abuser began by grooming me," she writes. By the time she was 7 his sexual abuse was happening every day. And her mother regularly neglected her. "CPS was called on my mom many times, but nothing ever came from it." Patty's mom began working for her abuser at his bar. "It's hard to put into words what he did to me and made me do, but it involved engaging in all kinds of sexual things, and also filming me and making me watch porn with him." Her abuser was very wealthy. "When he was with me, someone was paying attention to me and making me feel 'loved'. It was a no-win situation." Patty explains, "My abuse went on for 22 years. It even continued after I got married at age 16." At 26 she learned her mother had made a financial arrangement with her abuser, effectively selling Patty to him. "For so many years I have been seeped in the deepest, darkest feelings of shame possible. I learned to stay silent and just block it all out." Patty automatically assumed that others would hurt, manipulate, use, disappoint, abandon, reject or judge her. Therapy started to help. "Although there are things about therapy that are really difficult, one of the best things is that it allows me to be my true self. In therapy, I can be whoever and however I need to be - with no judgment!" Patty's hopeful now. "I want to let go of the shame and blame that doesn't really belong to me anyway." She's all about awareness. "People need to know that it happens – not just to poor kids, or rich kids or black or white kids, but to kids everywhere."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2017

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2016

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
11/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 559

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
11/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2015

Special guest Sandra Holdorf
Friday
11/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sandra Holdorf from Lansing, Michigan, an adult survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and mental abuse from an alcoholic parent. "When I was younger," she says, "people didn't really recognize the long lasting impact that mental abuse had on children. Physical abuse was recognized to a degree, but you still only heard about it in extreme cases." She goes on, "The sexual abuse I suffered was getting more and more invasive. My sister recognized that I had started suffering her same fate and came forward. Her strength caused an investigation and stopped the abused." But Sandra suffered physical and mental abuse throughout her childhood, too. "I was told I was stupid on a regular basis. I was told I was a pig and that I was going to have to start eating on the floor with the dog. I was hit with a belt so many times I can't count them. I was kicked in the head with steal-toed cowboy boots." The abuse she experienced at home was like a sign to others. "Once I spent the night at a friend's house." she explains. "Her brother (much older brother) took me out of the bed where I was sleeping up to his bedroom and did what he wanted." Drinking at an early age, Sandra spent much of her adult life as a raging alcoholic. "I've attempted suicide a couple of times. The last time ended in an inpatient stay at a psych hospital." The inpatient stay set off a chain reaction of medical care. "Issues with my physical health lead me to a university center for treatment for chronic stomach issues. This physician, my psychiatrist, and my therapist were all on the same page. My illnesses all stemmed back to childhood trauma." We're glad she's better now. Sandra's now looking into becoming a NAASCA volunteer!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2014

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Felicia Reed - Trauma Informed Life Coach

- Thanksgiving Day -
Thursday
11/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

GRATITUDE NIGHT -- Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. Then she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2013

Special guest Ghadeer Elghafri
Wednesday
11/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ghadeer Elghafri from Toronto, Ontario. Originally from Gaza City, Palestine, she's a sexual, physical, emotional, mental, verbal and psychological child abuse survivor. "I am Muslim and Arab .. and both cultures need help in child sexual abuse," she shares. "My mom, my eldest brother and my 2nd eldest sister abused me physically and psychologically. There was sexual abuse from my eldest brother." Ghadeer goes on, "There was domestic violence in my family home. My mom used to abuse my dad emotionally, verbally and psychologically. It seems that my grandma forced my mom to marry my grandma's relative, my father. My mom forced me to marry her relative too. It is generational trauma." In her own marriage Ghadeer experienced domestic violence from her ex-husband. "He abused me sexually, physically, mentally, emotionally, verbally, psychologically and financially. His step mother was also so abusive to me and him in all kind of abuse to get money from us." She points out that this re-trauma causes layers of trauma. "That's why I was diagnosed of having CPTSD and chronic depression! I had a chronic pain due to ankle injury 10 years ago which caused me a disability." Ghadeer is 35 now, and began her own healing journey in Toronto two years ago. She's already learning to give back. "My goal is to help everyone, and mainly my community, because abuse happens there alot but they keep hiding and denying it!" she says. Ghadeer is a talented bilingual poet, and now serves NAASCA by doing special Outreach to the Muslim and Arabic speaking community. She's also started a recovery meeting in Toronto. We're delighted to have her!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2012

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
11/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "The Latest Plague Upon Our Houses - 'Pre Fix Custody' Litigation" -- A  predetermined end result determines the outcome of a Trial Court. Tonight's anonymous guest is from California, a section of the country where we have seen an embrace of programs referred to as 'reunification treatment programs'. These programs justify the transfer of children from the hands of Protective Parents into the hands of the children's accused abuser. Crimes against children and the parent who seeks to protect them are first defined in terms of misperception of acts of depraved, consequential abuse. But the move toward transfering a child from a Protective Parent is often justified by false reporting. The period of exclusive enforced isolation is described as a period of time to 'correct incorrect misperceptions' held against the parent seen as a danger, a threat, a criminal. The 'parentectomy' period is described by survivors of the process as a brutal, frightening, threatening experience. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2011

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
11/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 558

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
11/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2010

Special guest Fallon Seabrook
Friday
11/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Fallon Seabrook from Raleigh, North Carolina, which she now serves as NAASCA's Ambassador. She's a child abuse and domestic violence survivor whose parents divorced when she was young. Fallon and her sisters were raised in a single-parent home with their mother. She had traumatic teen and young adult years and had no idea awaited her. She now calls herself 'The Adversity Warrior' and is an activist and author who helps young girls, teens and women. Fallon's misunderstanding of what a “relationship” looked like was given to her at an early age. For years, she mimicked unhealthy relationship behavior with guys, leading her into the life experience of fighting through four domestic violence relationships. She found herself in over the next few years with men that led her to relive similar experiences of losing love she'd seen before. Eventually Fallon felt tired of the aggressive arguing and mistreatment from the wrong men. That led her to a man who was the complete opposite of those she'd dated before. They married in 2010. Fallon has fought her way through emotional and mental abuse from family members, life-threatening harassment over gang controversies, molestation from friends of the family, homelessness, human trafficking, stripping, selling her body, doing drugs, selling drugs, and two near death experiences. But Fallon is a fighter, 'The Adversity Warrior', who combats domestic violence, sexual assault, and drug abuse. It's her promise that every woman and teen girl that connects with her will never have to worry about a story being shared, or a secret being told, and can get help with being okay with every decision made during their times of unexpected life trials.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2009

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Dr Stefanie Stolinsky, Forensic Psychologist
Thursday
11/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special co-host is Dr. Stefanie Stolinsky from Los Angeles, survivor of child sexual abuse (CSA) and a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. Among other things, Stefanie is often called upon to testify on the neurology behind the thinking / actions of an adult survivor. She's the author of numerous books, including "Act It Out: 25 Expressive Ways to Heal From Childhood Abuse" and has produced free YouTube examples of the exercises in her book. It turns out Stefanie and Bill Murray, our founder, have crossed paths in some remarkable 'coincidental' ways. We're delighted she's joined this series! ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2008

Special guest Emily Samuelson
Wednesday
11/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Emily Samuelson, Ph.D., from Baltimore, Maryland, a returning NAASCA family member and the Director of the 'Soaring Project.' A psychologist who specializes in treating trauma, she's also a survivor of incest in her childhood and has written a book about her experience, "Soaring Above the Ashes: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse." Emily was sexually abused in childhood by her father, whom she adored. She tells me, "Somewhere in my childhood, I boxed up the memories and lost my connection to the truth of what happened to me. It wasn't until I was 39 years old that my memories broke through. This was after a betrayal when my daughter was 5 weeks old, and separation and eventual divorce 6 months later; a breast cancer scare; a job where I was a scapegoat; and news that my mother had two different kinds of cancer. That's what it took to break me open." She goes on, "I got PTSD and lived in a nightmare of flashbacks for many months. I worked on healing for the next 20 years." Her book, "Soaring Above the Ashes," has stories of survivors based on face-to-face interviews from all over the country. Each story is accompanied by a black and white portrait. "The story of my healing journey is woven between the chapters, Emily explains. "Although I am now thriving, I continue to work on becoming more whole, my deepest wish." She's a passionate activist on behalf of sexually abused children and adult survivors, based on her experience as a psychologist and a survivor. Emily knows it is possible to heal.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2007

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2006

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
11/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 557

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
11/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2005

Special guest Dr Dora Wolfe
Friday
11/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Dora Wolfe from New Lenox, Illinois, a Clinical Psychologist and a Trauma / Attachment Specialist. While not a survivor, Dora has devoted the last 20+ years working with both survivors and perpetrators. We love it when concerned professionals and activists who may not themselves be survivors become members of the NAASCA family. Dora's worked across a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, residential facilities, the department of corrections and private practice. She has worked with a diverse trauma population - combat vets, emergency workers, survivors and perpetrators of abuse, and survivors of natural disasters. She practices trauma informed therapy with a foundation of attachment theory and affective neuroscience. Utilizing modalities such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, EMDR, somatic processing and mindfulness into her work with patients. Dr. Wolf trains and supervises students and early career therapists, and consults with schools, hospitals, PCPs, pediatricians, surgeons and attorneys. Her aim is to insure others are trauma informed. She's presented on topics such as stress and the brain, trauma and the brain, attachment, early developmental trauma, and trauma and attachment. She's currently working on numerous publications related to trauma.Dora's passion has always been on prevention. Her career has led her on what is being called 'pre-trauma.' That is, how we both prevent abuse, and nurture protective factors that lead to fewer traumatic occurrences and increased resilience in the face of traumatic events. Should be a fascinating show!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2004

Q & A call-in discussion - about NAASCA with Bill Murray, a survivor and our founder - 12 Step recovery
Thursday
11/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill will be happy to answer questions about anything related to NAASCA, it's mission and tools. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2003

Special guest Cindi Taylor
Wednesday
11/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cindi Taylor from Saint Augustine, Florida, who says, "I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I overcame 7+ yrs with determination, a positive outlook and a true willingness to help others in the same situation." Cindi's parents divorced when she was 2, and her mother remarried when she was 6. Her stepfather began molesting her by 3rd grade, 'teaching' her to fondle him. Cindi didn't realize it was wrong until she was expected to keep it secret. By 5th grade, he was 'full-on abusing' her weekly. She felt different from other kids and worried of being sent away or not believed if she told. In 10th grade, her stepfather disclosed his pedophilic behavior to a therapist. This therapist violated Cindi's privacy by telling a boy she was dating, who then told everyone at her school. For a while her mother, sister, and her moved in with relatives, and Cindi was relieved going to a new school and weekly therapy. This was short-lived though, because they moved back in with her stepfather. The abuse did not continue, but Cindi discontinued therapy and the family treated it like nothing had happened. After decades of holding in her emotions, at 37 she disclosed to her husband and began recovery. Following a therapist's advice, she wrote an email about the abuse and 'CC'd' all her family when sending it. Her mother never separated from her stepfather. After both of them had died, Cindi felt finally free of her past. She now calls herself 'A Positive Survivor'. Cindi goes on, "My purpose in life is to tell everyone my story, on every corner of the globe and make it easier to talk about. I have survived due to grit determination and by being positive 24/7. Yes I've made many mistakes but I'm still here."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2002

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2001

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
11/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 556

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
11/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2000

Special guest HelenMarie McCracken
Friday
11/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is HelenMarie McCracken from Tucson, Arizona, telling her story with us for the first time. HelenMarie serves as the NAASCA Ambassador program's Pacific Southwest Regional Director. She says, "My children and my life experience are what attracted me to become an activist and advocate for domestic violence and child abuse." While domestic violence is typically not included in the legal definitions of child abuse, NAASCA recognizes the devastating consequences it has for children. Being raised around domestic violence causes trauma even if the child experiences no direct physical harm, such as the emotional, psychological, and developmental impacts that can affect a person throughout their life. HelenMarie is a long-term survivor of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence. It wasn't until after she finally had the courage to leave the marriage that she learned truth of what her life had become. She did not know what a narcissist was nor realize that she was in a domestic violent marriage, and has been spending the last several years educating herself to understand personality disorders and domestic violence. She has learned numerous valuable life lessons and how to protect herself and her children and wants other victims and survivors to know that they are not alone and that there is help for them. She is dedicated to educating youth with the Domestic Violence Youth Awareness Week Campaign, a program designed for high school level kids. She's advocating to create a law, BriElen's Law, which would mandate every high school in the US to provide Domestic Violence Youth Awareness Week. We're delighted to have HelenMarie as a part of our NAASCA family!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1999

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minister and Chaplain
Thursday
11/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is  the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1998

Special guest Edna Sailor
Wednesday
10/31/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Edna Sailor from North Dakota, a child and adult educator who at 71 years old has just published her first  novel "Alfalfa Girl; the Path from Childhood Molestation to Soul." She wrote the book at a time she was going through several life-threatening illnesses. Edna explains that the last few years have been, “a difficult time for me listening to the Corporate Moguls, Politicians and televangelists continue to pour out their disturbing comments about sexual assault.” Her book is fiction, but every sexual abuse incident depicted is based on a real crimes Edna witnessed or was told directly about by another survivor. “Alfalfa Girl” is the inner soul of the fictional teacher and mentor, Emily Sorenson, reflecting Edna, who goes through a painful but illuminating journey of self-discovery about the impact of debilitating and repeated child abuses. Edna herself is a survivor of molestation by five separate persons before the age of about 11. All her abusers were either relatives or close family friends. She was too fearful to tell about the abuse, and did not think anyone would believe her. In her adult life Edna spent thousands of dollars on therapy to deal with the feelings of worthlessness and dirtiness she lived with, and the 'bad girl' label she earned before seeking help. She was able to recover and earn three undergraduate degrees and a Masters degree while raising her three children (and six grandchildren). Edna says she'd wanted to write this book for 50 years, and now, at age 71, after outliving all her abusers, "I am so hoping my book can bring hope and encouragement to victims and survivors." She wants to educate families about the importance of creating an environment where children feel free to disclose abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1997

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1996

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
10/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 555

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
10/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1995

Special guest Kelly Matthews
Friday
10/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kelly Matthews from Birmingham, Alabama, a 55-year-old teacher and survivor of childhood abuse in all its forms. He says, "As I have grown beyond those years into thriving, I have become impassioned about reaching out to others. Having endured profound levels of abuse in my childhood, I believe that my faith, family, and friends have each served as my big rock." From age 5 Kelly’s step-father abused him daily calling him an 'oxygen thief' and physically, mentally, and sexually assaulting him .. even sometimes paying his brothers a quarter to look-out during the sexual assaults. Kelly’s mother also sexually abused him. Kelly recalls sitting in church as his step-father fondled his privates saying that, “providing him, my mother, or any one of his friends with various forms of sexual gratification was my sole purpose for existing.” At age 15 Kelly was violently raped by a man posing as a Law Enforcement Officer. A year later he dropped out of school, left home, and struggled using anti-depressants, drugs, and alcohol. He was placed in a Texas boy’s home where he experienced more sexual abuse including being drugged and filmed in child pornography. Kelly struggled with identity issues, and recognizing 'normal.' During young adulthood, rediscovering his faith and accepting that past events did not have to define him was the turning point. He went on to get two master degrees, has been married for 30 years, and has 2 children. Today, Kelly is Program Administrator of Academic Foundations 365, and is now beginning an adult survivors of childhood abuse ministry in Birmingham. His goal is to, “empower adults to step from behind the shadows of shame, fear, etc .. and into a stage of thriving.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1994

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Felicia L Reed, Trauma Recovery Coach
Thursday
10/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1993

Special guest Randy Burton
Wednesday
10/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Randy Burton from Houston, Texas, an internationally recognized expert on child abuse and neglect and is the founder of 'Justice for Children', a national child advocacy organization that provides pro bono legal services and social services to victims of abuse and neglect across the United States. The 'Justice for Children' call center helps when the child protection system fails to protect a child. They offer information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe. The Pro Bono Legal program provides free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation, and the Court Watch program sends observers to courts in cases where a know abuser might be on the verge of obtaining custody or unsupervised visitation. 'Justice for Children' believes that  every child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. Child abuse is a crime and should be treated as such, costing American taxpayers more than $300 billion dollars a year. The primary focus of communities, child protective agencies, police and courts should be on the safety of the child rather than the rights of the parents. When a child reports being sexually molested or physically abused, the child should be protected until and unless the report is proven false and no child should be forced to spend unsupervised time with their abuser. Child protective agencies should be held accountable for negligent failure to protect children in their charge. Randy is a frequent author and lecturer on child abuse and criminal justice issues and has testified before Congress and numerous state legislative committees over the past 27 years.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1992

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1991

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
10/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 554

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
10/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1990

Special guest Jeremy Oppman
Friday
10/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jeremy Oppman from Des Moines, Iowa, a child abuse survivor who serves as NAASCA's Ambassador for Iowa. As a child he and his three siblings were  always on edge, never really able to feel comfortable or to relax. "The tension in our house was always extremely high," he reports. They moved a lot, and his father was one of those people that "on Sundays at church was an angel, but at home he was very very controlling." He was very verbally and emotionally abusive toward Jeremy's mom and the kids, but especially with Jeremy himself. "I think me being the oldest had something to do with that. As I got older he became physically abusive as well." When he was 17 they got into an all-out fist fight. "It didn't end well for him." Jeremy's early adulthood, was very unstable and full of partying. "Things that are good for me have always made me feel very uncomfortable." He tried hard to live a Godly life, but found himself failing a lot. The ups and downs of his life eventually led him to Meth, and he got busted for felony possession in 2017. He bonded out, took a plea deal to avoid prison time, and was sentenced to a 4 year suspended sentence. "Since then I have remained clean with no issues," he reports. "I truly believe that was God's love reaching down, and pulling me out of a life that would have ended with me dying in the very near future had I continued in that downward spiral." He's now working towards a degree in clinical psychology. "Life is still a challenge at times," he says, but it's obvious Jeremy's grateful. "God has done things, and allowed me to do things, I never could have imagined."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1989

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
10/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She 'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1988

Special guest Nancy Brown
Wednesday
10/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nancy V Brown from Atlanta, Georgia, a child sexual abuse survivor who now serves NAASCA as our West Virginia Ambassador. At age 5 Nancy was sexually abused several times by an older family member. She told her mother what happened, but where she lived in Costa Rican culture sexual abuse was viewed as bringing shame to the family and therefore most victims are encouraged to keep it a secret. Due to this, Nancy kept the family secret of her abuse for most of her life, but the trauma severely affected her. She ended up dropping out of school in 8th grade, running away, and entering the juvenile justice and foster care systems. After becoming a teen mother she turned her life around by focusing on her education and career. Behind the successes she kept hidden her struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and chronic nightmares. She finally decided to write her book, 'My Costa Rican Humming Bird Sings', to address the question “why do victims feel ashamed for being victims?” and to help other survivors to hold on to hope and not give up. Nancy says, “If I can survive so can you. You are NOT alone.” The book shares her life story of family, abuse, teenage pregnancy, divorce, single motherhood, racism, alcoholism and more .. and the the unending power of God's unconditional love. "I turned my life around completely," she says. "One thing I always avoided was sharing my very messy, painful and dark past until God called me out to serve people like me. He said to me 'how dare you survive and not help someone else survive?'"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1987

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
10/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “Yes We Can – Taking Control of the Narrative In Court Litigation” ~~ Among the mistakes most frequently made among litigants is that when forced into a defensive position, attempting to lead from behind, by answering a complaint, they lose control of what we at the FCVFC refer to as the case narrative – or story line. Tonight's guest remains Anonymous, and hails from Sarasota, Florida. In the case to be presented, the court, through the directives of the judge defined our client as engaging in “malicious prosecution”. She was, in the terms of the court a negative presence in the lives of her children, worthy of being trashed and removed. The case redefined in terms of the facts and the removal of the judge, now has a clear path to present evidence and secure the best interest of the children. We do not remain passive in the face of defending a false narrative. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1986

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
10/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 553

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
10/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1985

Special guest Dale Hemming
Friday
10/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dale Hemming from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a returning NAASCA family member. Among numerous other issues for Dale is the safety of our children and Domestic Violence. Tonight he'll be sharing about his current Sioux Falls 2018 Domestic Violence billboard campaign that features images and messages concerning Domestic Violence month (in October). Dale leads the effort at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, where the motto is 'Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!' The web site says, ".. all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible." Dale, now in his 70s, became a feminist in 1960 while he was in high school. In college he went further. "I was a campus radical and civil rights activist fighting against the Vietnam War, racism, and for women's rights and gay/lesbian rights," Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse." His billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows. Dale has appeared on our show many times, always sharing about the terrific work he's doing for his home town. He's also one of our most dedicated volunteer contributors. No question, Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes !!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1984

Q & A call-in discussion - about NAASCA with Bill Murray, a survivor and our founder - 12 Step recovery
Thursday
10/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill will be happy to answer questions about anything related to NAASCA, it's mission and tools. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1983

Special guest Sarah NZ
Wednesday
10/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sarah from New Zealand, a NAASCA member who regularly participates on our show and forums and is telling her story for the first time. Sarah was born about one year after her mother had experienced a violent gang rape. Her father was married to another woman when Sarah's mother became pregnant, and he left his wife. There was domestic violence between her parents, and when she was 4 years old they separated. Animosity between them continued. Sarah's mother was angry all the time and took out her frustration by physically and verbally abusing Sarah and her two siblings. At 8 years old she was sexually abused by her uncle, who was jailed for it, but Sarah was never offered any treatment for the trauma. Her father sided with his brother instead of supporting Sarah. Like most sexually abused children, Sarah internalized feelings of shame. She coped with the trauma by avoidance and distraction, spending much time reading books or creating a fantasy world in her mind as an escape from reality. Through her 20's and 30's Sarah focused on working and raising her children. She became excessively busy, self-critical, and struggled with feeling she had to be 'perfect.' When her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer Sarah became his caregiver, which triggered  flashbacks of the sexual abuse and nightmares. She experienced an emotional rock-bottom and realized the trauma from her childhood had never gone away. Sarah has only recently begun her recovery process with a therapist and reaching out to other survivors through NAASCA. We are so glad to welcome her here where she feels ready to speak out for the first time. We invite you to call in and join the conversation. Offer your support to a fellow survivor.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1982

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1981

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
10/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 552

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
10/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1980

Special guest Carol D Levine
Friday
10/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Carol D Levine from Oxford, New Jersey, one of NAASCA's most dedicated volunteer family members. She serves as Vice-president of NAASCA's non-profit (charity) and is the author of the book "Panic Child: the harrowing true story of sexual abuse and neglect." A lot has happened in Carol's life over the last couple years. She took care of her husband Marty until he passed a year ago, eventually sold their old home and is now on the cusp of moving into a new house within the next week. Carol's commitment to the cause and mission at NAASCA, educating the public and serving fellow survivors, is unsurpassed. She reaches the public by making regular live personal appearances both in northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania. She's offered hope for healing to innumerable still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse. It's not been an easy path for Carol. Her childhood was filled with child sexual abuse, stranger abduction, and rape, a journey of pain, and neglect. But even after the toll it took on her in her adult life, over 30 years ago Carol found the courage to keep going, to heal and to be a voice for change. Carol has appeared on numerous other radio shows, too, has been interviewed for newspapers and has spoken before community groups and at colleges. She spreads her message of recovery and speaks out against the horrible pandemic of child  abuse. Carol continues to appear as a regular host on our SCAN talk shows, and trains new hosts as NAASCA expands. She's always willing to step in wherever a regularly scheduled talk show host has a conflict.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1979

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
10/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1978

Special guest Megan Erin Galloway
Wednesday
10/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's returning special guest is Megan Erin Galloway from Lincoln City, Oregon, [Listen to her first interview on SCAN episode 1813 here]. She is a survivor of long-term incest by her grandfather, physical abuse by her father, and emotional neglect by her mother. Like many children who cannot physically escape ongoing abuse, Megan coped by using dissociation (a psychology term describing  a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experiences ). While making the distinction that she does not have multiple personality disorder, Megan describes how different personas she creates helped her live through the past trauma and deal with day-to-day life as an adult survivor. She is the author of the book "Pieces: Help for Your Life Journey," an autobiography detailing 63 years of suffering with symptoms including lack of identity, feeling that God was punishing her, depression, and anxiety followed by a 7 year journey of self-discovery by picking up the broken pieces and finding healing, self-acceptance, and even joy. Her book offers help and hope for others who can identify with, or remember, similar types of experiences in their lives and are looking for a way out of the darkness and fear. Tonight Megan will also highlight her Breathing the Joy of Life Workshop that she says aims to "provide some helpful tools for survivors to develop their own self-respect, self-worth, and self-love; how to gradually bring themselves out of repetitive patterns of gray days and the feeling of not deserving to be happy." We are very happy to have Megan come back on the show, and invite all listeners to call in to engage Megan and support her in what is sure to be a great discussion.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1977

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1976

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events - with guest Jeff Anderson
Monday
10/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org with guest Jeff Anderson (please also see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 551

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
09/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1975

Special guest Robert Sherriff
Friday
09/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Robert Sherriff from Adelaide, South Australia, an actor/model/singer, motivational speaker, writer of youth fiction and poetry, and author of the recently published autobiography ‘Nobody's Home.'  Robert's father was a severely violent alcoholic in the RAAF, and his mother was a prostitute often raped and beaten by his father right in front of him. Robert and his twin brother were miracle births each weighing only 2 lbs, but he often thought it may have been better if they were aborted. His life changed course forever the day his father broke his arm and four ribs with a broomstick, resulting in Robert becoming a ward of the Australian government. There began years of systemic and brutal physical and sexual abuse beginning at only 7 years old in multiple boy's homes and hospitals by multiple persons which he says left him feeling shattered, afraid, grieving, and sometimes wishing he would die. He remembers everything in graphic details how he ended up feeling self-hatred leading to self-mutilation and self-punishment. It took until 2008 for him to truly begin healing after finding good medical supports and with his faith in God. Now at 64 years old, his book reveals the horror of children in government care in the 60's and 70's, “one of the darkest periods in Australia's history where children were currency in the hands of evil men who could operate with immunity.” He shares his long journey from victim to survivor, eventually forgiving his father, and wants to give voice to the horrors suffered in secret and see justice for every one of these Wards of State, many of whom committed suicide.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1974

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
09/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).  Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education .  Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1973

Special guest Timothy Markison
Wednesday
09/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timothy Markison from Mesa, Arizona, a survivor of child abuse by his father and an administrator of his school. Its been 30 years since that abuse ended and, like most survivors, he still has a hard time talking about it. We are honored to have him with us tonight sharing his story with NAASCA for the first time. "The worst part for me is the physical pain of it ended pretty quickly,” Tim says, “The emotional scarring, it got so ingrained into me that I was worthless, I was stupid, I was less than human, I was basically a sex toy, a punching bag for the people that were supposed to be taking care of me." A major thing that Tim attributes to saving his life was his passion for playing baseball as an escape. Although he suffered through much, Tim's story is one of overcoming the abuse and using his great success in life and his company as a platform to speak out about child abuse and to help other survivors in his community live a healthier life. Some of these problems include very few perpetrators being convicted, and lack of evidence/recollection from the child victims who sometimes are drugged while the abuse is occurring. Today, he has been married over 30 years, has children, and his extensive career path includes being a patent attorney, inventor, activist, and the founder and CEO of Athalonz sporting shoes. Tim donates 5 percent of all profits from Athalonz to Safe at Home, an organization committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and saving lives.  Please join us in giving Tim a warm welcome to the NAASCA family, and hearing the inspirational path to recovery from child abuse he is taking!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1972

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1971

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
09/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 550

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
09/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1970

Special guest Henry (Hank) McGrath
Friday
09/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, NY, a child abuse survivor, author, and NAASCA's Volunteer Regional Director for the North East US as a part of our Ambassador Program. He has started a NAASCA support networking group in NY. Hank began life in a poor 2nd-generation Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics and his mother likely had bipolar/schizophrenia. Although his siblings were treated harshly, Hank alone was targeted with extreme and horrific tortures never knowing why he was singled out. By age 9, he was forced door-to-door asking, "My mother said we are too poor to take care of me. Can I live here?” By age 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone, and Hank carried trauma from it his whole life including abuse he endured while in the juvenile detention system. His adult life began with crimes, prison, and frequently moving between states. However, after decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and even received the President's Volunteer Service Award and Points of Light Award. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community including as the Director of 'Focus on Fathers' and 'Neighborhoods Against Drugs', as a Red Cross Disaster Trainer, and an investigative reporter and host for "Voice of the People-FreedomRadio.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1969

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Felisia Reed, Life Coach
Thursday
09/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Felicia L Reed, a  trauma-informed Recovery Coach who s uffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning, and using coaching and self-healing techniques, saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1968

Special guest Lisa (NYC)
Wednesday
09/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lisa from New York City, a returning member of our NAASCA family who many will recognize as a frequent participant on the panels of our BlogTalkRadio shows. She's here to talk about her experience with 'court-ordered rape'. Lisa grew up in a middle-class family in Teaneck, New Jersey, along with her two brothers. Happy for the most part, she even started college a bit early. Then she discovered a man she had been dating for years had intentionally infected her with the herpes virus. She took him to court. Eventually the Judge ordered Lisa to submit to an invasive pelvic exam requested by the defendant and against her will, for no medical or legal reasons. Medical evaluation of victims of sexual assault are expected as part of the procedure for collection of evidence – body fluids, DNA sample collection, wound / bruise documentation. However, 'court-ordered rape' refers specifically to body cavity examinations conducted in some states at the request of the assailant in order to conduct discovery on the body of a person, even without his/her consent to such an exam. Lisa first appeared on our show in 2017 (episode #1662). Since then Lisa learned there are numerous children who experience these humiliating and re-traumatizing exams at the hands of a doctor (see the recent report). In that vein, Lisa is an outspoken advocate for victims rights and raising consciousness of the presence and impact of this crime. NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects the childhood experience, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. In that vein, Lisa is now an outspoken advocate for victims rights and raising the public consciousness of the presence and impact of this crime. Please call in to join us for this special topic discussion!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1967

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
09/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC:  “Institutional Bias - When The Deck Is Stacked” ~~ Tonight's guest found herself childless, homeless and penniless within months of her husband's having left home with their four little children. The crime he committed is called Custodial Interference, when a spouse leaves home and keeps children from contact with their custodial parent. This couple was neither divorced nor legally separated. The institutions that should have protected her include the legal system, where her own lawyer became the greatest liability, the court system, which featured a biased Judge, and Child Protective Services, which proved incompetent and inept. A Corporate Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker, facilitating bias and abuse through their sales force, and they almost took her life. But now a resolution is in view. Jill's client is anonymous tonight, as settlement is in progress. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts (be sure to check out the new web site) and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1966

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
09/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 549

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
09/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1965

Special guest Michele Baker Johnson
Friday
09/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michele Baker Johnson a survivor from Bartow, Florida. Michele was the youngest in a house of 9 children raised with alcoholism, drugs, and violence. She suffered through years of sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators including a stranger at a park when she was 5, a step-brother when she was 9-11, an adult female babysitter when she was 11, and an uncle when she was 12-15. Michele did not disclose, until a 4-month hospitalization during which she began self-injuring and had a suicide attempt. The counselor's police report led to his arrest, but Michele's parents dropped the charges and lashed out blaming her, accusing her of being promiscuous before abandoning her and moving to another state. At this point Michele had started 12th  grade living with one of her brothers where there was more dysfunction. To support herself and survive she turned to prostitution with older men. Michele married at age 18 and when she struggled in her relationship she sought out treatment but the therapist ignored abuse and trauma issues. She continued living with depression, anxiety, and PTSD through domestic violence and two ended marriages, raising a son with a chronic illness, and eventually a career layoff in 2009 she describes as her rock-bottom. Today things are looking up after finding a good therapist, becoming engaged in outreach and fundraising, and letting go of toxic family. "I now have a team of friends, who support me whenever I'm at my lowest," she says. "They go to counseling with me. They cry with me. They pray for me and they support me anyway they can." Michele goes on, "I no longer have to hide or be perfect. Today I'm blogging my daily experiences along with memories from the past so others can find hope for recovery."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1964

Special general discussion show
Thursday
09/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's show is a general OPEN MIKE discussion show, based on themes that come from our organization's simple Mission. NAASCA is a non profit charity that receives no outside support. We're made up of volunteers, adult survivors of child abuse, our friends and activist-professionals. We cover topics on prevention, intervention and recovery. We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over it's taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting facts showing child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope and healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. Members of our NAASCA family regularly gather to address topics and issues that are close to our hearts. Please join us anytime you can!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1963

Special guest Jeremy Malcolm
Wednesday
09/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is a new member of the NAASCA community, Jeremy Malcolm, PhD, from San Francisco, California, a lawyer and a human rights activist. His career has focused on global human and civil rights advocacy such as defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation and he is also an advisor to the United Nations Internet Governance Forum. Jeremy's desire to reduce child sexual abuse in ways that don't infringe on civil rights of minority groups has led to his current role as the Executive Director of 'Prostasia', a new child protection organization he launched in San Francisco in August this year. Jeremy details in an article about why he created Prostasia that he feels strongly many current laws that are supposed to address sexual abuse end up harming the victims rather than the perpetrators. Part of NAASCA's mission is to educate the public on the problem of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) including our #metooCSA campaign building on the popular #metoo movement that unfortunately leaves out those abused in their youth, and as such we encourage collaboration with other non-profits with the same agenda. Prostasia's main goals are fundraising and research for better child protection approaches and it focuses on a rights-respecting and evidence-based approach to CSA prevention. Their mission is to protect children from abuse and also to reduce the harms caused to children and others by society's predominantly reactive child protection agenda. Jeremy suggests that "primary prevention” methods are a more effective solution to ending CSA.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1962

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1961

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
09/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 548

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
09/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1960

Special guest Madeleine Black
Friday
09/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Madeleine Black from Glasgow, Scotland, UK, a survivor of a violent gang rape and torture at age 13 during which she feared for her life and experienced dissociation, and then 3 further rapes before age 18. Madeline describes the impact of these events, “I lived in fear that the two young men who had raped me would kill me one day. I felt worthless, totally degraded, and empty. I thought it was all my fault, and most of all I felt so dirty and contaminated.” Like many others who have been a victim of child rape, she developed problems with drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity and had one suicide attempt but the hospital failed to evaluate her for trauma. Madeleine did tell her parents although they decided not to report to the police. At age 16 she left school and at 17 moved to Israel where she first met her husband and started a new family life. When her daughter became 13 it triggered Madeleine to have flashbacks, panic, and nightmares for three years. During psychotherapy she realized she needed “to come to terms with the rape and accept it for what it was. After all, I had survived it and it wasn't happening anymore.” Madeleine continues, "something happened that I never set out to do and that was I chose to forgive them. I also realized that they wouldn't know if I felt hate toward them and the only person it was hurting was me.” It took from the 1970's until 2014 before Madeleine was able to tell her story publicly on The Forgiveness Project website. She says, “I now share my story to help end the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence.” Since then she has shared her story on TV and radio interviews and in her memoir, 'Unbroken: One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence', with a message to others that life is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity. Please call in to the show to welcome Madeleine to the NAASCA family and show your support as she shares her story for the first time with us.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1959

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minster and Chaplain
Thursday
09/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1958

Special guest Lisa Zarcone
Wednesday
09/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lisa Zarcone from Springfield, Massachusetts, a returning NAASCA family member and the NAASCA Ambassador for her state. A child abuse survivor, she's the author of "The Unspoken Truth, A Memoir." Her book is about childhood neglect and abuse at the hands of my severely mentally ill mother and others. Lisa says, "I wrote my story to promote awareness for mental health issues, child safety and to bring a voice to so many who have the same unspoken truth as myself." She uses three words to describe her childhood experiences: horrific, disgusting and hideous. Her home life left a lot to be desired. "My mother would bring all types of strange people into our home, which set me up as prey." Lisa buried the abuse deep inside herself for years. "I fought daily battles with myself to get beyond it. I was still battling my mother daily as I was growing into womanhood." Eventually she married and had children of her own. "I had severe panic attacks, flashbacks and depression. I thought I was crazy and terrified of being like my mother." Lisa says, "I found an incredible therapist who helped me bring my deep dark secrets to the light of day and release them. I had to face my husband and share things with him that he never knew about me after ten years of being together. It was a long painful journey." Then Lisa's father died, which brought up flashbacks. But her therapist explained she was not crazy. She was suffering PTSD. "I had to then jump back into my past and deal with more buried memories, which brought me to deciding to write my book."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1957

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1956

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
09/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 547

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
09/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1955

Special general discussion show
Friday
08/31/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's show was a general discussion show, based on themes that came from our organizations simple Mission. As a non profit charity we cover topics on prevention, intervention and recovery. We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over it's taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting facts showing child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope and healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. Members of our NAASCA family regularly gather to address topics and issues that are close to our hearts. Please join us anytime you can!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1954

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Bill Murray, 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
08/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, whose recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Bill will handle any 5th Thursday that occurs in a month. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life.  ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1953

Special guest Karen Mills
Wednesday
08/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Karen Mills from Santa Clarita in Canyon Country, California, a returning NAASCA family member. We're delighted to be connecting with her again. Karen was born in Malaysia to unknown parents, and adopted by a single mother at 2 months old. Her adoptive single mother (Chinese) immediately departed for England and left Karen behind, returning when Karen was 6. Karen was physically, verbally, emotionally and even sexually abused for 11 years by her mother and a cousin. Her mom would regularly threaten to “throw her out to live in the gutter”. The young Karen was a naturally exuberant, energetic and happy child .. but from 6-18 years was kept on a tight leash. In adulthood Karen succeed. She especially excelled in the computing industry, but inside her soul was dying a slow death. She began to explore her natural artistic and creative self, and relocated to Santa Clarita in 2003 where she began teaching adults art. In 2011 Karen stumbled upon the “Survivor to Thriver” manual from The Morris Center's ASCA program. She found the words to explain her childhood and her subsequent life. Karen is no longer reactive but is pro-active and empowered. She has overcome not only childhood abuse but the bias against her as a Chinese adopted girl with no rights, growing up in a fundamental Muslim country. "Because I am a survivor," Karen says, "it used to make me feel better about myself when I was helping others. Now I find in supporting other survivors, I am learning a lot, and it has facilitated a deeper healing within me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1952

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1951

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
08/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 546

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
08/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1950

Special guest Beth Donahue
Friday
08/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Beth Donahue from Port Richey, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who's both a survivor and an activist. She'll be catching us up with any number of things she's been doing over the last year or so. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." Beth has told us she has taken a copy of a bill from Protect Mass Children and is turning it into a federal bill, "It is to abolish the Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). I will be going to Washington DC with it." The Protect Mass Children mission is to pass stronger laws to protect children from sexual predators and to educate the community. Beth herself is a survivor who was sexually abused by 3 men as a child, but she's been an advocate for children most of her adult life. "I was involved with helping start the organization The Innocence Revolution," Beth reminds us, letting us know she's going to be starting it back up. But she's even doing more. "I'm going to try and get the NFL to do a day for us," she says! Beth's paid a price because of her advocacy, too. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." We're delighted to have her back on the show!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1949

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Trauma Recovery Coach, Felicia L Reed
Thursday
08/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. At that point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning, and coaching and self-healing techniques, saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1948

Special guest Randy Boyd
Wednesday
08/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Randy Boyd from La Quinta, California, a returning NAASCA family member and a 54 year old survivor of childhood sexual, emotional, verbal, physical and spiritual abuse. Now he's a trauma-informed Life Coach. Randy will join us to speak about the Courageous Healers Foundation, which he founded, a ministry where the purpose is to help men overcome sexual, emotional, physical and spiritual abuse, and find their worth is their loving Father. He'll also let us know about his annual bicycle "Ride Across America 2 Stomp Out Shame" which he starts in September. Along the way, Randy will be stopping in various cities and recovery centers to speak and raise awareness about how sexual abuse of boys affects men today. He'll have a lot to say. His young mother was emotionally and physically abusive. A very promiscuous alcoholic, she exposed Randy to a lot of things a young boy should not be exposed to, When his parents divorced (his father died shortly thereafter) a man named 'Jack' moved into the family home .. and immediately began sexually molesting Randy. Jack was a respected Deacon in their Church, which contributed to Randy's confusion. He began drinking in his mid teens and married young. "I believed God turned his back on me and for the next 38 years I ran with the devil," Randy says. But he's on a new path since 2006, when his therapist arranged eights in Betty Ford Intensive Outpatient program. "I always knew that my calling was to help other men that had been sexually abused," Randy shares. We're delighted he does!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1947

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
08/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “10 Years of Speaking Truth To Power” ~~ The FCVFC has been at work for the past ten years. We have now produced a book “10 Years of Speaking Truth To Power”, in memory of child victims and celebration of our successes, looking back and moving forward, presenting the words and stories of our child clients and protective parents. The book is also about how the JUNK CONCEPT of “Parental Alienation,” developed by Richard Gardner, MD, has changed the narrative of child custody litigation in Family Courts across the country. Science and sound methodology have largely been replaced by industrial revolution, factory farming / assembly line techniques for categorizing parent custodians and separating protective parents from vulnerable children in crisis. We'll discuss the Cottage Industry of “Parental Alienation Experts” and may include the stories of the Wolferts sisters, Tracy Fabres, the 'H' children and the 'P' sisters. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1946

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
08/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 545

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
08/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1945

Special guest ShirleyAlexis Johnson-Brady
Friday
08/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is ShirleyAlexis Johnson-Brady from Bellingham, Washington, a returning and active NAASCA family member. Originally from Oklahoma, Shirley is a survivor of various kinds of child abuse and the founder of several early childhood trauma and adoption related support groups. A victim of abandonment 3 times as a child and a Native American of Cherokee genealogy, she was first abandoned by her birth parents in 1973. At just one and a half, Shirley was diagnosed as suffering from the effects of severe starvation, malnourishment and neglect, and was not expected to survive. She later enduring an abusive but failed 6 year adoption from age 3 to age 9. This ended in a painful termination due to the abuse and daily isolation from human contact. Transferred to the Pacific Northwest, she was re-adopted at 12 into a home with a pedophile and alcoholic father. After a year she was able to convince her adoptive mother to divorce him. At 14 Shirley entered into crisis response and support programs meant to promote her own healing. But she found many of those who were supposed to help her hadn't a clue how treat her. She says, "I learned as a teen that I needed to identify my emotions. I began writing a journal, which I continue to do today." Volunteering with other high risk teenagers was another outlet that finally connected Shirley to the world. She'd never bonded with a human being as a child. She writes, "My endeavors gradually became my life's daily purpose in accordance with the response I began receiving early on from adult survivors of abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1944

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Public Health Specialist, Lorna Littner
Thursday
08/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She 'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month.  Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).  Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education.  Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1943

Special guest Patrick Hogan
Wednesday
08/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patrick L Hogan from Salem, Oregon, a survivor and retired computer analyst now working as a Coast Guard Auxiliary, a homecare worker, and the volunteer NW Regional Director for NAASCA's Ambassador Program. After his parent's divorced when Patrick was 4, he moved into his grandparent's house with his mother and siblings. Living there was a culture of deep south racism, strict rules, and abuse. Patrick says, “We didn't know anything about, Family, Parenting, or any type of Love. That word was not in our vocabulary.” His grandparents called them, “useless, the worst thing to happen to my mother,” and made them pick out switches to be beaten with. Patrick spent most of childhood alone in his room to avoid trouble. His mother worked two jobs attempting to move 10 times in 12 years, but they always returned. Patrick left home while still a teen and the trauma deeply affected his interpersonal relationships over decades, with five marriages ending in divorce. Patrick says he, “knew nothing about love or being emotional,” and “I was always there financially but never emotionally.” As a survivor still early in recovery, he suffers from PTSD and mostly buried the memories of abuse until in his late 50's when he began regaining some. He says, “I honestly don't know a big portion of my childhood and it frightens me to think something else was really bad and I just don't know it yet.” Patrick is currently in the middle of launching a young adult historical fiction book. He says, "I was told one time that the greatest error a person can make is to not share all of the information they have gathered in their lifetime."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1942

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1941

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
08/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 544

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
08/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1940

Special guest Charles (Charlie) Tinsley
Friday
08/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charlie Tinsley from Harrisonburg, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse survivor and Seminary student heading into ministry. Charlie's parents divorced when he was 2 years old. "I was taken in by my father and stepmother as my mother was deemed unfit to be a parent. What happened for the next 17 years of my life was quite traumatic. My father and stepmother had three other children which my stepmother always used to remind me that I was not her child and I was the child of a deadbeat." He did poorly in high school but escaped the family when he unsuccessfully tried to join the military. Migraines were his downfall. Things began to turn around when he got a BS in Religion, graduating Summa Cum Laude. "I am a Seminary student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary studying for a Masters in Divinity and on track to become a Licensed United Methodist preacher. I am married to a woman whose family took me in when I left my home and have been married for several years following many years of dating." He writes a BLOG on Theology, Book and Bible Reviews, and Bible Study. "Now, I am a survivor," he says. "That means I made it out of a hostile and abusive environment and have a story and experience to share so I can help others. Being a male makes this even more important, because men are reluctant to share their experiences with abuse, inadequacy, depression, and suicide." Recently Charlie has been studying the roles of faith in trauma, the ways trauma affects children into adulthood, and the anger that is pronounced in the lives of survivors serving as a role of invitation for grieving in appropriate ways.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1939

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Sexologist Specialist, Dr Laura Jean McGuire
Thursday
08/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Dr. Laura Jean McGuire from New York City, who'll appear on the show every 2nd week of the month. Dr. Laura is a nationally recognized Sexologist and survivor of Domestic Violence with a unique perspective on prevention and recovery. A specialist in human sexual behavior, she'll share about consent, inclusion, and equity, using trauma-informed approaches. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1938

Special guest Teresa Syms
Wednesday
08/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's guest is Teresa Syms from Woodstock, Ontario, a survivor of child abuse and returning NAASCA family member. Now serving as our Ontario Ambassador, Teresa's an award winning author of 'A Century of Secrets,' and the founder of Teresa Syms Coaching. Survivors make great coaches, as they understand the issues fellow trauma victims face .. from the inside out.  Teresa offers her clients programs that have solid foundations in both personal and professional growth and development. "I assist my clients in crushing those obstacles in life that have left them stuck, Teresa explains.  She goes on, "I champion those who have experienced abuse and trauma to break free from the silence and fear and into a future filled with courage and strength." Using the Achieve Today foundational certification methods of successful coaching, she assists her clients in overcoming those obstacles in life that have left them stuck and prevent them from moving forward in their success. "I specialize in empowering people to take back their lives; support people who have experienced serious trauma or face Chronic Pain daily," Teresa says. "I encourage victims of spousal and childhood abuse and inspire young women who are experiencing image issues by removing old programs that keep us trapped." She goes on, "One aspect of your life can overflow and affect your personal life, family life or happiness," and concludes, "Together we can change the patterns, deflate and devalue your limiting beliefs and move you towards your most brilliant future."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1937

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1936

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
08/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 543

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
08/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1935

Special guest Pippi (Darcy) Heyd
Friday
08/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pippi (Darcy) Heyd from Honor, Michigan, a returning NAASCA family member and current NAASCA State Ambassador for Michigan. From the Sault Saint Marie Band of Ojibwe Indian, she is the youngest of 6 children, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) at a young age by an older brother and grandfather. Her mother did not protect Darcy but tried to cover it up, instructing her not to tell anyone about it. Darcy's brother was later incarcerated for the kidnapping and rape of a young girl. During his imprisonment Darcy says, "My mom didn't want me around as I was her shame.” Over a 6-year period she was placed with 6 different foster families. The emotional abandonment by her mother left her feeling confusion, chaos, shame, self-doubt, and fear. When her brother was released it triggered trauma. She struggled with maintaining a consistent job and used food to self-medicate. Darcy now advocates that mandated reporting laws should include ANY adult, summarizing, “If a child tells an adult in their life that someone is hurting them, and that adult does nothing to try and stop it, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Darcy has a photography business, is a CASA advocate for foster children, and is the founder of the TORO-The Guardian Rescue Project, providing service dogs for survivors of CSA. Since her last time on the show, she's focused on self-healing and wants to share what has benefited her including, “self-care, therapy (it's timing and place), breaking ties with toxic family members and friends and surrounding yourself with people that validate and support you.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1934

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Minister and Chaplain, Michelle Bless
Thursday
08/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1933

Special guest Malaysia Halley
Wednesday
08/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Malaysia Halley from Columbia, South Carolina. Malaysia's a transformational speaker, child abuse advocate, and survivor of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. At only 2 years old, Malaysia and her 5 siblings were abandoned and left starving by their mother. She then suffered 8 years severe abuse by a cousin, who adopted them, and her boyfriend. Malaysia never gave up seeking help and disclosed the abuse over 19 times, including to school staff and neighbors who ignored her. Finally, someone stepped in to stop the abuse. The trauma continued to negatively impact her over the next 10 years, affecting school performance, sleep and relationships. Like so many abused children, she felt suicidal, depressed, angry, and began to bully others. Now, after her healing process, Malaysia advocates about the importance of educating students on childhood sexual abuse (CSA), teaching them what's right and wrong when it comes to abusive behavior. She has worked as a counselor, a guardian ad litem, a sexual trauma services worker, and as an executive director for the Save Our Kids LLC program. This past spring she organized a city-wide event called the Healing and Empowerment Day of Columbia to support survivor healing and gain awareness through local media. The founder and CEO of the non-profit Heal with Me, LLC, she offers schools, communities, colleges, organizations, and individuals a resource for CSA education, focusing on “how to see it, stop it, and heal from it.” Malaysia also travels sharing her story. She uses humor in motivational speeches, advocating the reporting of abuse, receiving support services, and self-healing.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1932

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/31/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1931

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
07/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 542

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
07/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1930

Special guest Joe Potosi
Friday
07/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joe Potosi from Dubuque, Iowa, a child abuse survivor, minister, and author of the book 'When The Dust Settled.' When he was 3 years old Joe's father abandoned the family. Over the next 15 years of his life his mother and step-father used drugs and alcohol, had a turbulent on-again-off-again relationship, and were both physically and emotionally abusive to him. Home was a dangerous place. After high school, Joe joined the Navy which was the first time he realized the resentment and anger he carried inside about the years of abuse. Even knowing this, he did not have coping skills to deal with those emotions and, like many of us survivors, made some poor choices in life. It was becoming a father himself that helped Joe turn a corner to change his behavior, explaining, “They'd rented space in my mind for far too long. Now, as a father, I made a conscious decision I was going to break that cycle of abuse, violence and neglect toward my children.” In his adult life, Joe did reconcile his relationship with his biological father and eventually decided to forgive his mother and step-father. He attributes his faith in God as what has helped him most with his recovery process. What began as years of journaling to help himself heal developed into his book (watch this Youtube interview). Joe is now using the telling of his story to help other survivors who are struggling with resentment, anger and unforgiveness. “People struggle every day in situations that they cannot control,” he says. “They feel helpless and held hostage by whatever trials hold them down in life. 'When The Dust Settled' is the ultimate story of success. This is a story of inspiration, courage and triumph.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1929

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Trauma Recovery Coach, Felicia L Reed
Thursday
07/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning, and using coaching and self-healing techniques, saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1928

Special guest Lulabel Seitz
Wednesday
07/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is 17-year-old Lulabel Seitz from Petaluma, California, currently enrolled as a Freshman at Stanford University. During her senior year of high school she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student. His parents hired a defense attorney, however, and the perpetrator received no disciplinary consequences from the school. He was also allowed to attend graduation. Eventually this attracted media attention on multiple news outlets when, during her graduation speech as the 2018 valedictorian of Petaluma High School, she stood-up for victims rights by stating to an audience including her accused perpetrator, “Learning on a campus in which some people defend perpetrators of sexual assault and silence their victims [but] we didn't let that drag us down,” only to have school administration cut-off her microphone mid-speech. The school district said “If the school is providing the forum, then the school has the ability to have some control over the message. ” Lulabel defended her position when posting her Youtube video of the full speech that has now gone viral. “For weeks, they have threatened me against ‘speaking against them' in my speech. Sometimes we know what's right and have to do it despite the threats.” Please call in and join NAASCA in hearing the rest of Lulabel's story and supporting our new young members in advocating for victim rights! Lulabel herself makes an excellent point about society's young survivors saying their voices have, “demonstrated time and time again that we may be a new generation, but we are not too young to speak up, to dream and to create change.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1927

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1926

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
07/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 541

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1925

Special guest Brian S
Friday
07/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Brian S from India, a former boarding school student who survived severe long-term physical and sexual abuse. After being sent to live at the school at age 9, Brian disclosed the physical abuse he experienced by the hostel warden and the school principal to his family. Tragically, he was forced to stay at the school being told things like, “you need to learn to be brave and deal with these things,” and, “there are other children living in the same situation as you. If they can manage it, why can't you? Don't try to run away from life. Be brave.” Brian describes feeling worn down physically and mentally after the first few years of enduring constant violence that left him feeling hopeless. It was at that already low point at age 11 when the sexual abuse began and lasted for 4 years. For three decades after leaving school Brian tried to focus on working hard while he continued suffering the impact of trauma including insomnia, flashbacks, an eating disorder, and chronic stress. He was unable to have close relationships due to issues with trust, insecurity, and needing validation. Then about 2 years ago Brian began his healing journey through working with a therapist and psychiatrist for counseling, medication, and EMDR therapy along with listening to Buddhist chants, practicing yoga and meditation, and walking briskly for 45 minutes per day. Brian describes his recovery process, "While I feel much better now, I still have some distance to go in terms of truly loving myself. I still struggle with publicly disclosing my experience. I have so far disclosed only to a very small number of people," he says. We're looking forward to hearing his story and welcoming Brian to the NAASCA family. We invite you to call-in to join the conversation and give your support.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1924

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Public Health Specialist, Lorna Littner
Thursday
07/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1923

Special guest Ernest Cardi
Wednesday
07/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ernest Ciardi from Teaneck, New Jersey, a university professor, musician, writer, and survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). His uncle was his primary babysitter and began sexually abusing him at a very early age. While his father never knew of the abuse until many years later after his uncle had died, his mother (now deceased) knew early on and failed to protect him allowing the abuse to continue. Ernie says, "My mother caught him several times and told him to stop. She didn't want to lose the apartment, so I was victimized because my mother was reluctant to tell my grandmother that her son was a sexual predator." The trauma of these experiences followed Ernie for much of his life. Like many sexually abused children, he began touching himself and he recalls his mother scolding him for this. In school years he developed a stutter, low self-esteem, and struggled with using public restrooms or changing in locker rooms. In high school he suffered conflicted feelings about his sexuality and obsessive thoughts about males lusting after him. Later in college, he had difficulty expressing interest toward females due to worrying that his attention would be unwanted and make them feel victimized as he had felt. While therapy has helped and he describes his supportive wife as his ‘savior', Ernie says, “there are images and feelings that are permanently etched into my consciousness,” and, “the fears and memories never go away; they just go dormant until something wakes them.” Recently Ernie has written a story about his victimization entitled “The Fawn” and plans to use this to speak with college students about CSA. Please join us as Ernie shares his story on our show for the first time. We are very glad to welcome him as a new member of our NAASCA family!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1922

Special topic - "A Review of the SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles"
Tuesday
07/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "A Review of the SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles" hosted by Carol D Levine. The Summit on Community Resiliency, Intervention, Prevention and Training (SCRIPT) is an annual conference that is offered free to the public. It provides an opportunity for professionals and community members to come together to address social issues on a local level. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., the NAASCA family member who hosts the Conference, is a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. During the Conference, attendees will learn that more than 60% of the population has experienced at least one adverse childhood experience. Evidence suggests that abuse, neglect and other types of adverse experiences are significant risk factors for later physical and mental health problems including drug and/or alcohol abuse, criminal activity, suicide attempts, domestic violence, cancer and heart disease. The costs to society associated with child abuse and neglect exceed $124 billion per year. Additionally of course, adults also experience abuse and trauma in various ways. SCRIPT is committed to the treatment and prevention of trauma.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1921

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
07/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 540

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1920

Special guest Marjorie McKinnon
Friday
07/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marjorie (Margie) McKinnon, from Cornville, Arizona, an 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," Margie 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. Margie 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." NAASCA loves Margie!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1919

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Sexologist Specialist, Dr Laura Jean McGuire
Thursday
07/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Dr. Laura Jean McGuire from New York City, who'll appear on the show every 2nd week of the month. Dr. Laura is a nationally recognized Sexologist and survivor of Domestic Violence with a unique perspective on prevention and recovery. A specialist in human sexual behavior, she'll share about consent, inclusion, and equity, using trauma-informed approaches. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1918

Special guest Adrien Hooper
Wednesday
07/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Adrian Hooper from Lexington, Kentucky, sexually abused for 2 years starting at age 12. He was one of many children abused in a span of over 50 years at the Fessenden School in West Newton, MA. “I can only describe it as the most frightening thing I've ever been through. Not just the sexual abuse but the physical, emotional, school-sanctioned bullying and the fear that I lived through every day I spent there.” Unable to tell his parents, Adrian eventually ran away from the school after one assault by his dorm master and this led to his father removing him from school. Now 67 years old, Adrian says his 2 years of abuse, ".. plagued me all my life. The shame and self-loathing has crippled my ability to have the confidence to succeed and many ventures." For years he struggled with PTSD, addiction, and incarceration. While trying many types of treatment, Adrian says, "The only thing that has been helpful is the fact that I am undergoing MDMA treatment for trauma and PTSD." This is currently in FDA approved phase III clinical trials. Adrian continues, “I did a lot of research before I did it. I am so excited the FDA is on board with its legal use by specialized professionals.” Adrian now works to help others with addictions and is involved in the Harm Reduction Movement. He is the co-founder of The Chooper's Foundation, a non-profit that provides addiction treatment and information. Adrian is also fighting with other Fessenden School abuse survivors continuing to seek justice. “We will not give up, we will not rest. We have over a dozen witnesses that have come forward.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1917

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1916

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
07/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 539

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1915

Special guest Regla_girl
Friday
07/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Regla_girl from San Diego, California, a child abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA family member. In the past, she frequently participated as a panelist on many of our SCAN talk shows. We're looking forward to catching up with her! The whole idea of these shows is to use a member's personal story to help a newcomer identify. Generally we begin by asking our 'special guest' to tell us the story of their early life, what kind of family and community they were born into, and the types of child abuse they experienced. For many it's sexual assaults of a variety of kinds, but each act of  sex between and adult and a child is a criminal offense. Others are abused physically, emotionally and / or through neglect. We point out that the child is NOT responsible in any way, yet we understand many folks who are new to recovery will feel a sense of misplaced shame, guilt, embarrassment or responsibility. We know how they feel. Following their young childhood, we frequently explore a person's teenage and adolescent years, asking if the abuse they went thru effected how they felt while growing up. Then we'll discuss young adulthood up to the time a'special guest' turned the corner into healing. Finally, we want to reserve time during each episode to talk about the solution, about our guest's personal healing journey and what they are doing today. We're delighted to have Regla_girl here tonight!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1914

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Minister and Chaplain, Michelle Bless
Thursday
07/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1913

Special guest Marita Murphy
Wednesday
07/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marita Murphy from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, a CSA survivor currently in appeals court for assaults from almost 50 years ago. Marita's mother raised her and 6 older siblings after her father died of a brain tumor. By age 7 her mother became unwell and Marita temporarily lived with a community family where she was molested and raped by 2 teens. Her story is another Catholic cover-up, and she wrote a public testimony about growing up in the Maryknoll Catholic settlement separate from outside society and not understanding what happened until later .. when she learned what the word 'rape' meant. Marita remembers her behavior changing drastically, experiencing emotional rages, and cutting off all her hair in attempts to avoid attention from boys. She initially loved school, but it became a struggle, and at age 12 she dropped out. The church pushed ideas about “sins of the flesh” and “impure thoughts.” She suffered in silence until her mother's death when she felt free to make a police report, “It was really harrowing to relive the experience over again.” Later she confronted one of her abusers! “He got in my face and said, 'Do you know WHO I am?'" She replied, “I know for certain now who YOU are - you're the man who raped me when I was a little girl!” Marita has been married for over 33 years, raising their three children and training racehorses. She feels the courts have been failing her so far, but she isn't giving up. “Thank goodness for the Internet, Facebook and GoFundMe, as it's the only platform left for me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1912

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1911

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
07/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 538

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1910

Special guest John (pseudonym)
Friday
06/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is John (a pseudonym), an ex-Buddhist monk of 18 years, an activist, writer, and a child abuse survivor living with PTSD. John has long advocated against physical, sexual, and psychological abuse and exploitation that was occurring in the Buddhist Centers. He officially left being a monk six months ago after his best friend's child was raped by a lama who is now under investigation for crimes against multiple child victims. John writes, "Abuse and abuse-coddling is rampant in Buddhist centers and there still is little accountability for perpetrators nor compassion for victims." He continues, “I've created petitions and written to Buddhist leaders from my former Buddhist tradition (Vajrayana Buddhism) multiple times and never received one response. I believe that the abuse of children in Buddhism is as pervasive as the Catholic church, but less well-known.” John is a former foster youth, part of the LGBTQ community, and had left the Catholic Church due to abuses within it prior to becoming a monk. His research has uncovered the problem of rape occurring prolifically in Buddhist monasteries and centers all across the world. His message to the public and our listeners is, "I advise those still involved or thinking about becoming involved with Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism to be very careful. If I had known what I know now, I would never have joined." John offers this article from the 'Lion's Roar' Buddhist Wisdom web site to bolster his point: "Breaking the Silence on Sexual Misconduct." He says, "For those still involved, please stand up to corruption and support the victims of abuse. It's what real bodhisattvas would do, not the sycophantic sucking up to and enabling of abusive lamas who destroy lives and faith."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1909

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Trauma Recovery Coach, Felicia L Reed
Thursday
06/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning, and using coaching and self-healing techniques, saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1908

Special guest Matt Carey
Wednesday
06/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Matt Carey from London, England, a childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivor and author of the new book 'A Small Boy Smiling: a remarkable journey of healing from the trauma of child sexual abuse to spiritual awakening.' Included is a 20-page chapter by a trauma therapist, Sarah Paton Briggs, about their therapy sessions together, and listeners can preview the first two chapter free! When Matt was 8 years old, he was targeted by a group of pedophiles who subjected him to 18-months of horrific sexual abuse. The trauma made him feel guilt and shame, and he was too scared to tell anyone what happened. This led to teenage alcoholism and adult PTSD. Matt's book focuses on how he overcame trauma to find success and spiritual peace. He explored many roads on his healing journey including conventional trauma therapies, a month-long pilgrimage in Spain, and hiking and studying spiritual philosophy and meditation in India. However he found the 12-Step-Recovery model very helpful throughout his healing process. In addition to maintaining sobriety through AA for 25 years, he recently facilitated a group specifically for survivors. Matt writes, "A few years ago I also joined a survivor group in the United Kingdom called Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous (SoSAA) which uses an adapted version of the 12 Step program." Matt is sharing his story and incredible experiences with NAASCA for the first time and hopes to help other survivors of child abuse to discover their own healing. We can't wait to hear from Matt and welcome him to the NAASCA Family!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1907

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1906

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
06/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 537

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1905

Special guest Amber Hubenschmidt
Friday
06/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amber Hubenschmidt from Leonardtown, Maryland, a 19-year-old survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) who's sharing her story with us for the first time. When Amber was 8 years old her parents were going through a divorce, and it was during this time that a boyfriend of her mother's began sexually assaulting her. Amber remembers him coming into her bedroom at night repeatedly for about a month, raping her at gunpoint and threatening to kill her and her family unless she promised not to tell anyone. As happens in so many cases of childhood sexual abuse, Amber suffering in silence and with PTSD for ten years before, as a senior year in high school, she was able to speak up about what happened. Unfortunately, Amber did not receive justice after reporting the abuse. She learned this was common for cases like hers. “This fueled a fire in me to become an activist, she says. "I want to help others in similar situations to not feel so alone.” Amber continues, "Now, at 19 years old, I have dedicated my college career to spreading awareness about PTSD from sexual abuse and [teach others] how to fight the rape culture we live in today." We invite our listeners to call in to participate, whether this is your first time listening or you have been with us for years. Give your support and share your healing and recovery with our newest NAASCA family member, Amber."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1904

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Public Health Specialist, Lorna Littner
Thursday
06/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1903

Special guest Debra Hunt
Wednesday
06/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Debra Hunt from Glendale, Arizona, a new NAASCA family member and volunteer. She began life in Fontana, California, in a childhood home marked by mental and emotional trauma, and outward displays of hatefulness. Yes, she was given opportunities participate in normal childhood activities like choir, dance, and cheer-leading .. to look like a shining star. But meanwhile Debra experienced a home-life filled with ridicule, hatefulness, belittling, and silence .. deafening silence. There was extreme physical and mental abuse. Invisible but enduring scars of childhood trauma laid the path for adolescence. Feeling alone, scared and unloved, she embarked upon her teen years in true rebellious style. She began sneaking off. Debra began seeking attention and validation through drug and alcohol use, and risky sexual encounters. She was molested and raped as a teen, and later, in young adulthood, she endured Domestic Violence and more victimization. After graduation she got married and had a child. When her husband left her homeless with a baby, Debra picked up her life and moved on. In 1994 she met the second man she would wed. After the first seven years she noticed an abusive pattern in her life. She'd brought childhood feelings of emptiness and worthlessness into adulthood. Debra had learned that to 'feel safe' she had to shut up and take it. However bad things seemed, she believed the alternatives, real or imagined, would be worse. Debra realized these thoughts, this seeming truths, were the result of trauma from an abusive childhood. But things are improving now. Currently, after a 23 year marriage, Debra's surviving a divorce. She's begun her survivor journey, determined to heal, and is documenting it in the new book she's writing, “I Am Hunt.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1902

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
06/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “The Work of the FCVFC” ~~ Tonight's special guest is Jeffrey M Bloom, EJD. Jeff is a litigation paralegal as well as a mediator, a tremendous addition to the FCVFC. He's not lawyer but a neutral mediator/arbitrator. His own organization, the Creative Resolutions Group, improves mediation so that the potential outcome of a situation shows a judge that one has taken every reasonable step possible to resolve a conflict before bringing it into the public eye. Jeff can also provide arbitration, a private, adversarial dispute resolution process in which an impartial neutral (the arbitrator) or panel of arbitrators hears arguments, weighs evidence and issues an award based on the merits after an expedited hearing. The object is to seek a win/win result in a court case. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1901

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
06/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 536

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1900

Special guest Viktoria Rosqvist
Friday
06/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Viktoria Rosqvist from Portland, Oregon, abused at the hands of her stepfather as a young child until she turned him in to the police when she was 14. Around that same time, her biological father committed suicide and Viktoria grew distant from the rest of her family. Victoria writes, "I went into foster care and quickly moved from home to home to home." She describes how her early childhood traumas resulted in living constantly in survival mode, acting out, and fighting with caregivers who labeled her “too needy,” “eating too much,” “too mouthy,” or “too standoffish.” Finally she was placed where the caregivers didn't brush her off due to behaviors that are normal for kids who have been through trauma and grief. When these foster parents didn't give up on her, she found stability for the first time in her life. With their support, Viktoria became active in foster youth advocacy, and now at only age 19 she is already doing impressive work for multiple organizations including Oregon Trauma Advocates Coalition, the Oregon Foster Youth Connection,  and the United for Kids Gubenatorial Forum Leadership Council. Viktoria's message is, "It's still a struggle for me to switch off that fight-or-flight reflex I've lived with for so long, but now I stop and enjoy the little things in life a lot more than I ever thought possible." Please join us tonight and offer a warm welcome and support to our new NAASCA family member, Viktoria, as she shares her story with us for the first time.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1899

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Sexologist Specialist, Dr Laura Jean McGuire
Thursday
06/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Dr. Laura Jean McGuire from New York City, who'll appear on the show every 2nd week of the month. Dr. Laura is a nationally recognized Sexologist and survivor of Domestic Violence with a unique perspective on prevention and recovery. A specialist in human sexual behavior, she'll share about consent, inclusion, and equity, using trauma-informed approaches. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1898

Special guest Dawn Lloyd
Wednesday
06/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dawn Lloyd from Pocahontas, Illinois, a child abuse survivor who serves as the NAASCA Ambassador for Illinois. She's also a writer and blogger who writes about abuse and healing. Dawn describes herself as an International Best Selling Co-Author, Results Catalyst, and Trauma / Passion / Business Coach. "I take my clients through all three of these steps to create a business they love" she says. "All of the books that have my writings in them serve a purpose to help others. I use them to help people out there that are hurting." That's because Dawn herself is a survivor. "I have lived with violence from conception until my mid-forties. I had one memory from under the age of 5 that has kept me going. I never believed that I deserved to live in violence, but I did think it was my lot in life. I couldn't have been more wrong." Dawn goes on, "I'm using my book with co-authors, 'Dream Boldly, I Dare You,' to help special needs children. I just want to help any way I can." She continues, "I've helped a lot of women with the 'Dream Boldly' book. I take the profit to help others." Her own life story, a book entitled 'Destined 2 Dawn,' will be out in the fall. "I have turned my pain into a gift to help others," she explains. "I didn't find my passion, it found me. It turned out that even my name had meaning for my life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1897

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1896

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
06/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 535

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1895

Special guest Pamela Elaine Lockridge
Friday
06/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pamela Elaine Lockridge from Robeline, Louisiana, who'll talk about her horrendous past as a child sex slave from the age of four to eighteen. She'll also reveal how she was finally able to escape the lifelong terror of her captor. Pamela, a new member of the NAASCA family, is also the author of a book, "I Was a Whore at Four: the redemptive story of a child sex slave." As she writes, Pamela realizes that the end of her life as a child sex slave, was the beginning of a beautiful life (foreordained by her loving Father in heaven), which she could have never imagined possible. When the time finally arrived for her to confront all the living family members about her child sexual slavery / abuse, Pamela discovered a mind-blowing sequence of events which answered the most significant question of all. Who was complicit in her child sex slavery so many years ago? As she searches for complete closure, Pamela likens this journey to the unraveling of an afghan, as she located and pulled the one string that exposed the total meaning behind her life's pain and suffering. The book "I Was a Whore at Four" presents an actual therapy Pamela created called the 'Grief Stages Plus Narrative Therapy' (GSPNT) based on the stages of death and dying. "I took these stages and added three more to create a therapy that can be used by professionals to help individuals with their loss of sexual innocence as a child," Pamela explains. "The therapy found within its pages will fast track victims and survivors to become strong advocates."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1894

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Minister and Chaplain, Michelle Bless
Thursday
06/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1893

Special guest Stacy Stover
Wednesday
06/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Stacy Stover from Kansas City, Missouri, a child abuse and domestic violence survivor, an activist and mother. "I've got a story to shock all child abuse advocates," she says. And she's been searching for someone to help her tell it. "I only dream of the day I can put all this behind me, and start healing with my girls, helping free others of the demons on this earth." Her personal experiences have taught her a lot. "People more than not often turn a blind eye to a lot of situations of domestic violence, stalking and tormenting, as they are scared of retaliation. I know first hand what that is like." Stacy goes on, "Never turn a blind eye, even to just the suspicion of a child being sexually abused (raped / molested / exploited). You may be that child's only hope. REPORT IT, even if anonymously." Stacy's story will include the difficult situation she now faces. We hope to point out that we must face whatever we're presented, even in recovery. We have to be responsible to deal with life on life's terms. Stacy now finds herself embroiled in a difficult marriage, and is currently trying to extricate herself and her kids from her husband's control. She feels the cards have been stacked against her, and we'll try to assist. NAASCA is hoping she'll be able to resolve her problems and find the comfort that we know lies before us as we simplify our lives.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1892

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1891

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
06/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 534

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1890

Special guest Wanda Means
Friday
06/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Wanda Means from Dallas, Texas, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, an activist, blogger, mother, business woman and author. Her book 'The Shelf Life of a Secret' is a real-life account of abuse, addiction, resiliency, and self-awareness. "Months after I was born, my father walked out on our family," she writes. "At eight, I was sexually molested by my step-father. After two years of abuse, I told my mother but instead of believing me, she defended him and remained with him until his death. These three experiences frame my childhood of perfect hell—one that lined a path of fear, shame, and eventual route to courage." Wanda goes on, "One of the first things anyone learns about me is that I have a big mouth . . . and I'm not afraid to use it. I will talk about anything that others are uncomfortable talking about because I am brash, honest, and real. I'm also a mother, coach, athlete, blogger, volunteer, adventurer, ex-wife, successful real estate developer, a decent cook, and exhausted most of the time. The final thing to learn about me is that I am a true survivor of sexual molestation as a child and developed according to what I like to call 'a Tri-Fecta of F*ckedupness': childhood sexual molestation, the betrayal of my mother, and the rejection of my father. These travesties culminated in my most impressionable years and have continued to impact the most horrible decisions I've made as a grown woman."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1889

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - 12 Step Child Abuse Recovery with Bill Murray
Thursday
05/31/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, whose recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Bill will handle any 5th Thursday that occurs in a month. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1888

Special guest Charm Isom-Asenime
Wednesday
05/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charm Isom-Asenime, from Dallas, Texas, a survivor of child sexual abuse who's joining us for the first time to tell her story. After suffering molestation by a step-father from age 5-7, Charm was later molested by a second step-father from age 8-12. Concerning disclosure, she says, “I never told anyone, I actually spoke out about it during the #metoo movement. I've been depressed and suicidal because of my childhood trauma.” In her current life, Charm is a wife and mother to two children and has recently offered to volunteer as the Southwest Regional Director for NAASCA's Ambassador Project. She is also volunteering as a court appointed special advocate for CASA and is attending her first meeting this month. Two important issues to her are working to help change laws and for Child Protective Services (CPS) to be reformed. Her big dream that she plans to make a reality is to open a shelter for abused kids to provide the full spectrum of resources needed including medical, mental health, food, laundry, etc. "From what I've researched in the state of Texas," Charm writes, "There's not enough foster parents, so a lot of those kids who were brave enough to say something usually get sent back to their mom or dad." She continues, "I want to create a safe space for them that doesn't make them feel too uncomfortable." We are delighted to have Charm with us tonight we invite anyone to join in the conversation by calling in to the show and helping give a warm welcome to our new NAASCA family member!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1887

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1886

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
05/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 533

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1885

Special guest Johnny Rock
Friday
05/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Johnny Rock from New Orleans, Louisiana, a child abuse survivor and an activist. An actor professionally, Johnny is an advocate and public speaker for both children and adult survivors of childhood abuse. He's excited to be a NAASCA family member. "The timing is perfect," he says. "I'm also interested in holding Recovery Group meetings in the New Orleans area ASAP. I've already downloaded all of the materials, set up an e-mail address and am scouting for a location." He explains, "I am an adult survivor of numerous forms of childhood abuse." Johnny goes on, "I am currently producing a documentary called Victim to Victor - Surviving Child Abuse and have just begun working on a book with the same title. I look forward to standing side by side with each and every one of you." Johnny speaks from experience, "The first memory I have of my mother is a vivid nightmarish image that plays in the theater of my mind like it was yesterday. I must have been maybe in 1st or 2nd grade. She was chasing me down the hallway with a butcher knife screaming the words “I'll kill you, you son of a bitch”. He goes on, "She would call me a sissy and forcefully put my sisters dress on me and push me out of the front door for the neighbors at the school bus stop to see. I wanted to die." Johnny understands NAASCA's mission. "Anything that harms children has a trickle down effect for generations." He concludes, "Abused children are at far higher risks level for suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, or victims of further sexual exploitation, or crimes. We as a society need to help survivors in every way possible."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1884

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Trauma Recovery Coach, Felicia L Reed
Thursday
05/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning, and using coaching and self-healing techniques, saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1883

Special guest Alex Oleksij
Wednesday
05/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Alex Oleksij (aka: Roman Alexander) from Nutley, New Jersey, director of  David Harrower's acclaimed and award-winning play 'Blackbird,' which is now headed for Off-Broadway and has been extended for a three week run. The cast will be joining us, too. The two person drama deals with a 27 year old woman, abused as a child (played by Gina Sarno), confronting her predator (played by Nick Pascarella). The complex experiences of sexual abuse are seen from multiple points of view. Through the darkness of conversation, one is forced into uneasy emotions. But, unlike sexual abuse victims, the audience gets to walk away thinking, but unscathed. Alex says, while he is not a survivor himself, it was through his work with ‘Blackbird' that he became aware of how widespread the horrendous phenomenon of child sexual abuse is. He now is using his work in theater to advocate in hopes of keeping the conversation going and to help spread awareness of the damage caused by sexual abuse. To do so, the Rockland County Welcome Committee Charitable Organization, a (501(c)(3), is now sponsoring the special Off-Broadway limited three week run of ‘Blackbird.' The production is a means of bringing the conversation of sexual abuse into the spotlight and public donations are being requested to help support the enormous costs of this production to spread the message. Please join in that discussion with us tonight for an opportunity to hear from the director and cast of ‘Blackbird' and hear more about this project and ways you can be involved!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1882

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1881

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
05/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 532

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1880

Special topic - notes from predators
Friday
05/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's SPECIAL TOPIC was all about predators and pedophiles. Led by Carol D. Levine, we had an OPEN MIKE discussion based on an article she likes from the NAASCA web site that was written by a number of child molesters and abusers who were in treatment at The Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon. Here's a similar article entitled Profile of a Child Molester that's the sort of issue and topic you'll find on our web site under "Offenders". ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the issues of child abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1879

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Public Health Specialist, Lorna Littner
Thursday
05/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1878

Special guest Asha Lightbearer
Wednesday
05/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Asha Lightbearer from Atlanta, Georgia, a child abuse survivor and a singer / songwriter who is the music director for One World Spiritual Center. She also runs 'The Fiona Project,' a non-profit music movement dedicated to child sexual abuse prevention and survivor support. Through music videos and concert series the project goal is to raise $1 million dollars for child sexual abuse prevention and healing. Using the concert events and the hashtag #UndoTheTaboo, the Fiona Project educates communities and raises support for programs and services provided to survivors through their charity partners. Asha's homage song and music video to CSA survivors ‘Fiona (The Renegade)' was featured in NAASCA's April Newsletter and was the recipient of the People's Choice video of the 2018 Posi-Music Awards. Ahsa's also has an exciting new piece of the Fiona Project, the Survivor Speak Website, which invites CSA survivors to submit their art, music, and poetry to share healing through the creative process. Today in addition to pursuing her musical career, Asha is in a loving and supportive relationship and enjoys watching her son perform in motocross racing. Please join us for what is sure to be an inspiring and encouraging night on the show!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1877

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
05/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC:  “Battered Women's and Children's Custody Conference: A National Crisis” ~~ Tonight we'll discuss the institutional perpetuation of victimization in the family/divorce court system, and the need for a new message of advocacy for women and children. We will talk about the state of the family court, litigants and the court, and about evidence and expert witnesses. The 13th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference took place in Albany, New York, on May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018. The theme of this year's conference was 'Custody Litigation, Trauma, and Recovery.' The conference is an annual weekend event dedicated to educating professionals and the general public about the serious legal and psychological challenges faced by battered women who seek protection for themselves and their children from the family/divorce court system. The conference aims to inform, support, and advocate for survivors of abuse within the legal arena. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1876

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
05/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 531

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1875

Special guest Donna Mickens Sylvester
Friday
05/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Donna Mickens Sylvester from Atlanta, Georgia, a returning member of the NAASCA family and a Licensed Practical Nurse who's been in the health care field since 1985. Donna will be telling here story on our show for the second time. She and her older sister were both sexually assaulted by a cousin as youngsters. Donna shares. "I can remember vividly how my abuser would come into my room, put a pillow over my face and rape me," Donna shares. "I suffered in silence for years and when I told family members they said I was lying .. until my sister confessed that it happened to her, too." Donna got married secretly at 18 to escape her family and their home, where her molester would visit. She barely knew her new husband, and certainly didn't love him. Hers was a marriage of convenience. He needed a path to citizenship and she needed to get out of her parent's house. Donna was overprotective of her two daughters, in constant contact with them even after they'd grown older and went off to college. Donna says her fear of them being assaulted or raped caused an unfortunate distance between she and her kids. But, she reports, there's been no love lost with her own birth family. She goes on, "I have hated my blood relatives for years and still do. I have been treated wrongly by this family." Many who share with us describe a disappointing reaction and lack of support from those from whom they'd most like to get it .. their family and closest friends. Fortunately NAASCA members provide a new 'family' through which we establish a new support system. Donna explains, "I call myself the invisible child. I was, and still am, an introvert. I have alot to say. I also went through a period of depression in my early adulthood. But, she concludes, "I have a strong mind and will."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1874

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Sexologist Specialist, Dr Laura Jean McGuire
Thursday
05/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Dr. Laura Jean McGuire from New York City, who'll appear on the show every 2nd week of the month. Dr. Laura is a nationally recognized Sexologist and survivor of Domestic Violence with a unique perspective on prevention and recovery. A specialist in human sexual behavior, she'll share about consent, inclusion, and equity, using trauma-informed approaches. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Patricia (Trish) McKnight
Wednesday
05/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patricia A. McKnight from Breese, Illinois, a small town east of St Louis. Trish, a returning NAASCA family member, is a survivor who became a voice and an advocate, using several therapists and publishing her own story, "My Justice," the true story of her struggle to overcome the cruelty of her childhood. Today, she is NAASCA's Mid-West Regional Ambassador and President of the newly chartered Butterfly Dreams Alliance, a nonprofit volunteer organization empowering families to rebuild and heal, while encouraging our youth in our new Butterfly Dreams Youth Partners group. Tonight Trish is bringing a frirnd and team-member she's introducing to her NAASCA family, Lauren Stoelze, a film/documentary graduate student at Southern Illinois University who's working on her Master of Fine Arts. The man who assaulted Trish, her stepfather, continued his torture for twelve long years. "I finally broke free to claim a life of my own and provide a home where my children could feel safe," Trish says. Trish has focused many years of research to speak facts & stats that have updated Illinois Statute of Limitations on Child Trafficking, and educated professionals on many levels with the awareness of Beginning Steps of Human Trafficking in Rural America. She says, "I now share my voice to help others understand they too can break free and claim their own happiness in life, feel safe, and finally feel true freedom."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1872

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1871

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
05/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 530

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1870

Special guest Lakell Maxwell
Friday
05/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lakell Maxwell, an Atlanta, Georgia, native who is a child sexual abuse survivor, activist, and blogger. She is now serving as NAASCA's Ambassador to South Carolina and we're looking forward to having her on the show for the first time. Lakell is the oldest of 4 siblings. When she was 11 years old, her stepfather molested her during a car trip to a talent agency. She says in her blog, “Being molested not only changed my life but the way I would think from that day forward.” Lakell also was deeply affected when she learned that one of her nephews had been molested for years at an early age by a babysitter. She says, “I've watched him experience the same struggles I've experienced growing up as a victim of child molestation myself. I wanted to help him now.” So Lakell made a commitment to writing and sharing the life lessons she lives through daily as a S.A.S (Sexual Abuse Survivor). No longer a victim, she now celebrates what she calls her annual “survivorversary” and encourages other survivors of child abuse to do so through her blogs, journaling classes, and open discussions. Lakell serves as a life coach and offers a number of services including her 'Listening Session with Lakell' tool which gives people feeling stressed, depressed, or overwhelmed a compassionate person to talk to. Lakell says, “My purpose here on earth is to teach love, build self and free souls through my writings. My prayer is that you leave more empowered than you showed up.” Join us to give Lakell a warm welcome to NAASCA and gain encouragement from her story!
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Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Minister and Chaplain, Michelle Bless
Thursday
05/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. 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. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1868

Special guest Rachel Grant
Wednesday
05/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant from San Francisco, California, a child abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. She's a counselor and Sexual Abuse and Trauma Recovery Coach at Rachel Grant Coaching. Abused as a child by her grandfather in Oklahoma, Rachel provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients, 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 Rachel says, "What you think, you create!" She 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. 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 writes, "The Beyond Surviving program is based on what I have learned through my own journey of recovery from sexual abuse, my study of neuroscience, and my training in counseling psychology. I have given much thought to the structure and content of the program so that my clients can reach the recovery goals they set in a way that is approachable and straightforward." She goes on to explain, "We use my guidebook, Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse as the roadmap for our work. Each month, we cover a few of the lessons from the guidebook and I bring in additional reflections and exercises for each session." She points out, "Ultimately you are in the driver's seat, and we prioritize our work based on your needs."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1867

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will be out of town on Tuesday night, and has asked two friends to substitute for her. One, Carol Adkisson, MA, LMFT, is a survivor, therapist and author, and the other, Mark Venckeleer, LCDW, is a trauma informed Life Coach. Together they are launching their own new pod-cast 'Curious Intentions; Powerful Dialogue Inspiring Introspection.' I'm sure it'll be a terrific show. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. Most Tuesday nights, she'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1866

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
04/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 529

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1865

Special guest Christina Baird
Friday
04/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christina Baird from Vacaville, California, a survivor of child sexual abuse, an activist, and an author. In her early childhood, Christina was raised by a physically abusive mother who was addicted to heroin and gave her up to foster care before she was 14 years old. In her early teens, she experienced homelessness and then was emancipated at age 16. Christina feels some of the most significant issues in her recovery from the abuse have been working through abandonment and trust issues, the theme of boundaries, and saying "no" without stressing about the consequences. Christina believes in service through accountability in her communities. Today she works with local non-profits, organizations, religious affiliations and legislation to deter predators from harming today's youth. Christina has been a facilitator for the community education and sexual abuse prevention program, Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training, and was a contributing writer for the book Trigger Points: Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting about survivors breaking the generational cycle of child abuse. She was the recipient of the Congressman John Garamendi's 2016 Women of the Year award for improving the quality of life in her community through her work and volunteerism. Her current work includes running her public relations and internet marketing business, 'Little Wing Connections' and writing for multiple blogs. She is also the author of a memoir, 'How Far Will I Run,' with the message of how she has made a conscious choice to be an asset to society despite her childhood traumas.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1864

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
04/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1863

Special guest Joy TJ Riley
Wednesday
04/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joy T.J. Riley from Baltimore, Maryland, a returning NAASCA family member and child abuse survivor whose abuse began nearly from birth by a relative. Joy was also molested by a baby sister and two other relatives and has lived through domestic abuse and adult rape. Now her focus is on healing through writing, speaking, community work, and her faith. Joy says, "My trauma of sexual abuse began not long out of my mother's womb by a relative. I didn't remember much at first. It took years before understanding I suffered from PTSD. It took many years before I understood there were long term effects. I was angry because in nearly all the cases, authority figures abused their authority over me. It was the last occurrence that pushed me into writing as a way to cope with all the emotions." Joy began writing at age eleven to channel feelings she could not express in spoken word due to child abuse. Now she writes about what it's like for survivors not just as children but about the journey of healing. Joy says, “I had to go back and remember everything I felt. It was painful but I'm in a better place." Currently, she is an activist and radio show host of "Get Your JOY In The Morning" and a contributing writer for Divine Voice Magazine. She is also involved with "Safe Shores – The D.C. Children's Advocacy Center," a direct service nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and working with child victims of sexual and physical abuse. In addition, Joy is the author of two books and a playwrite.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1862

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1861

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
04/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 528

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1860

Special guest Mary Havens
Friday
04/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mary Havens from Wasilla, Alaska, a child abuse survivor and new member of the NAASCA who's planning on volunteering for us, perhaps as an Ambassador. She's quite impressed with the web site and radio shows. Mary has spoken, presented and testified all over the country, and is is author of "The Shadows in My Heart." The book details events that will be all too familiar to some and unfamiliar to others, but will pull at everyone's heartstrings. Mary describes growing-up one of 12 children on a picturesque farm in what may have looked to outsiders like the happy chaos of a large Mid-West American family. However, behind the scenes Mary's youth was filled with unresolved grief, abuse, religious dogma, and secrets that left her in the shadows feeling lost and alone. More than the terrible abuse though, her story is one of determination, survival, and the ability to rise above the fray. Written with an impressive candor, "The Shadows in My Heart" is an inherently engaging read from beginning to end and will prove to be an enduringly popular and appreciated addition to both community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that "The Shadows in My Heart" is also available in a digital book format. Please join us by calling-in for what is sure to be an inspiring evening on the show!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1859

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
04/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1858

Special guest Pamela Olson
Wednesday
04/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pamela Olson from Sacramento, California, a Therapist and Activist who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and trafficking. Pamela was molested and raped from age 3 to 17 by an uncle. She disclosed the abuse to her parents but they told her she was “a whore and more then likely 'made it happen.'” Pamela's parents divorced when she was 12 after which her mother struggled financially and she was then sex-trafficked from age 14-16 by her mother. Pamela's husband was the first person she disclosed to actually helped her, and their relationship has been a huge factor in healing from her traumatic childhood. She recently founded SaveOurChildrenCA (SOC), an organization aimed at dismantling and overriding the current governmental systems and laws that “interfere with the family unit” (i.e. CPS, public schools, FDA, CDC, medical fields), and supporting parents with legal funds to fight “false claims of abuse” made against them. SOC aims to educate the public about “child trafficking, CPS abuses, family law court abuses, medical kidnapping and pedosadism” and to work with legislators to create bills to protect children but also “will uphold our constitutional rights and freedoms.” "I was a victim, turned survivor," she says. "I wanted to go after sex child trafficking first. God had other plans. Through CPS and FCP Group homes I've discovered child trafficking, severe abuses and neglect." Pamela recently said of sharing her story that, since starting SOC, “.. I've not talked about my own experience with sex abuse out loud into the mainstream alt media. Perhaps speaking aloud to it will help many understand why I advocate on the all the topics I do?”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1857

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
04/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "A Case Based Review of New York Judges" ~~ Join our special guest, Sebastian Doggart, an activist / citizen whose dedication to protecting the USA experiment in democracy is expressed in film, writing and activism. His support of the Brook Altman case, recently discussed on NAASCA, has been a vital part of the strategy directed at correcting a wrongful custody transfer that never should have taken place. Sebastian's participation in drawing attention to the wrongful actions of many judges on the New York bench has made him a powerful ally to Protective Parents seeking a voice in New York courts .. where voices are too often silenced. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1856

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
04/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 527

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1855

Special guest Valerie Swinnerton
Friday
04/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Valerie Swinnerton from Bremerton, Washington, a newcomer to NAASCA and survivor of neglect, emotional, and mental abuse. Valerie says, "It seems that, in the last few years, my childhood experiences have been rushing back into my brain." Recalling at only 6 years old being expected to care for herself and being “socially ostracized in and outside my family circle, even when I tried to commit suicide (at age 15),” she goes on to say, “When my mother found out she had a tantrum and told my father to make me “stop hurting her.” He told me to quit upsetting my mother.” Valerie's narcissistic mother admitted withholding love claiming, “the reason she didn't love me or even hugged me and made me fend for myself was to prepare me for my future. She said that no one will ever love me so why not get use to being alone because that was my fate.” Valerie admits that, “On my dark days I think she was correct.” This toxic relationship with her mother continued into Valerie's adult life with boundaries violated and interference in relationships with family and her children. Valerie describes, “She told my eldest daughter that I wasn't her mother and that I hated her and would kill her. We moved to Washington state to escape her abuse.” Valerie later divorced from a marriage she says “nearly destroyed her,” and as a single woman is currently raising her sister's three children in addition to her own three children. She says one of the biggest challenges is, “trying to protect them from my parents.” We are honored to have Valerie on our show, and invite her NAASCA family to call in with support and encouragement as she tells her story for the first time.
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Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
04/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1853

Special guest JoAnn Elizabeth Stevelos
Wednesday
04/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is JoAnn Elizabeth Stevelos from Albany, New York, a child sexual abuse survivor, advocate, and author joining us for the first time. Her writing explores themes of compassion, estrangement, vulnerability, complex family relationships, lost love, loneliness, and sexual and emotional abuse. JoAnn helps people understand why children stay silent and how they feel after disclosing CSA (childhood sexual abuse). "Howard Be Thy Name," JoAnn's novel, is based on her true story  and explores the problem of sex abuse in within the Catholic Church community and how survivors sometimes fail their children in spite of good intentions and the desire to give them a better life. She has also authored “Dream Alibis,” an anthology of poems, fiction, and a play about hope in the aftermath of estrangement, lost love, loneliness, and emotional abuse. JoAnn is an expert on the  link between childhood obesity and CSA and has worked for several state and national level programs for prevention of childhood obesity. She is currently a consultant for Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse along with several other children's health programs, and writes a syndicated blog  published by Psychology Today entitled Children at the Table. We invite all listeners to call in to welcome JoAnn to our NAASCA Family, and join in the discussion with your questions and comments.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1852

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma' which is available throught the web site for The Script Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Please also visit her DrDebraWarner.com web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1851

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
04/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 526

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1850

Special guest Cynthia Lackner
Friday
04/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cynthia Lackner, MA in Psychology, from Denver, Colorado. She is an expert on the effects of trauma, brain injury, stress, and substance abuse,  and has presented in many prestigious arenas including to medical, legal, psychology, and education professionals. She has created and implemented programs and workshops on making life changes to thrive rather than just exist. She promotes the belief, “True health is not the absence of disease; it's about the presence of vitality." In her private practice, Cynthia focuses on stress-free living working with people all over the country who experienced incest, sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. To mask pain from trauma some people self-medicate with alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, food and other substances. She points out, "Often people don't feel worthy, competent, powerful, and able to love or be loved back. They're living with anger, sadness, disappointment, fear, shame, and guilt." Cynthia uses a science-based technique called Emotional Brain Training to teach survivors how to rewire their emotional-brain to reduce effects of being triggered. She also co-produced a documentary for PBS called "Respect Me" about dating violence prevention. Her message to tonight's listeners is, "I hear about people's struggles. They are real. We dive deep into the root cause of their stress."  She concludes,  “What I offer is hope. I help people see what they can do to bring about changes, to make their lives work better. They get clarity about what is keeping them from living the life they envisioned. From there, they can make good decisions.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1849

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
04/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1848

Special guest Patricia Rettig
Wednesday
04/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patricia (Patsy) Rettig from Bayonne, New Jersey, a survivor of neglect and severe physical and emotional abuse joining us for the first time. After 27 years, she has completed a memoir entitled 'Patty's Turn; Surviving the Tidal Waves of Abuse.' The book describes growing up one of 14 children in a home that “never seemed to be enough of anything, clothes, food, bedding, etc.” and with a mother who was so violent Patsy ended up hospitalized. In addition, she suffered physical abuse by siblings and witnessed her parents ongoing fighting. The result was living with constant fear as a young child which became anger and rebellion as a teenager. Her first marriage was to an abusive alcoholic who and later she had another relationship that was so abusive she almost did not survive. However, Patsy's story is one with a light at the end of the tunnel. "Although it is my story of decades of abuse," she says, "I share my story in hope of empowering other women to live a better life and gain their self-worth." Patsy found the motivation to turn things around through her children. She was able to break the chain of abuse and has now been happily married for 12 years. She is a proud mother and grandchildren stating, “life is filled with faith, peace, love, and happiness,” as she focuses on her art and writing. Patsy has already written a second book entitled ‘Woven Webs and the Metal Box' which is soon to be released. We want to welcome Patsy to the NAASCA family and invite listeners to call in to join in the discussion as Patsy shares more of her inspirational story.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1847

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1846

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
04/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 525

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1845

Special topic - "Child Abuse Prevention"
Friday
03/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse Prevention" ~~ Tonight's OPEN MIKE discussion will feature NAASCA family member Dale Hemming from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, whose explicit graphic billboard campaigns have become well know to our followers. His non profit organization, Sioux Falls Feminists, addresses numerous topics throughout the year on a number of issues near and dear to NAASCA's mission. Among them is their Child Abuse Prevention billboard campaign. -- PRESS RELEASE -- The Free Thinkers web site contains numerous resources on where to find help, from centers and counselors to hotline numbers. As Dale writes, "We are here to let women and children know they are not alone."  Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse." His billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows. Dale has appeared on our show many times, always sharing about the terrific work he's doing for his home town. He's also one of our most dedicated volunteer contributors. No question, Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes !!  Follow the Sioux Falls Feminists on theif Facebook page.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1844

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
03/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1843

Special guest Michelle Bless
Wednesday
03/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, Ohio, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor, activist, Minister and NAASCA volunteer. 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, Michelle 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 God. After two years of demonic attacks, she was fully delivered and never looked back. Today she lives for the Lord. Michelle 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.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1842

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1841

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
03/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 524

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1840

Special guest Krystal Johnson
Friday
03/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Krystal Johnson from Moore, Oklahoma, a youth pastor's wife and author who writes with a focus to help children who have been sexually traumatized feel safe physically, mentally, and emotionally to share their story with a trusted parent or adult. Although Krystal is not a survivor of childhood abuse, she has helped kids who have been sexually traumatized start their recovery process, has family members who have experienced childhood sexual trauma, and as a college student she suffered rape at the hands of 2 classmates. Krystal describes how those experiences have deeply motivated her, “Just watching them go through their journey stumbling along and not getting the help that they need has made me want to help children as early and as soon as I can.” Krystal has now completed a children's book soon to be released to the public titled "My Mila and Me -- Healing Childhood Trauma One Kid, One Family, At A Time" with the intent to help both sexually abused children and their parents. Krystal elaborates, "Often we as parents get so caught up in life and relationships that we don't see what's going on right in front of our faces.” She goes on, “It breaks my heart to know that children are scared, terrified even, to speak up .. trying to get past their trauma, on their own.” Krystal hopes the book will, “help to provide that safe place for children to tell their story.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1839

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
03/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1838

Special guest Charles (Chuck) Prinzen
Wednesday
03/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charles (Chuck) Prinzen from Fairfield, California, a returning NAASCA family member. A survivor and activist, Chuck is an educator who's worked with youth for many years. His 'Me Inc Now' project offers guidance to teens (and their parents). In fact, he's scheduled to be the Keynote Speaker at Banning Hight School on March 23rd in front of the Los Angeles Unified School Board (LAUSB). Chuck says that he survived 'cycles of life' and says his story of abuse is no different than many others who have experienced abuse .. the same torment, pain, feelings of loneliness and despair. "It was not till I was older that I could clearly see the past. They say that hindsight is twenty-twenty, mine was not, it was blurry." He goes on, "The first step to seeing the past clearly was when a kindhearted gift of love was given to me by a stranger." Chuck's principal goal to help instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today's youth, and that's that 'Me.Inc.Now' (me expressing I need change now) is all about. A brighter future can be achieved by incorporating cultural change in our youth of today through understanding lessons of the past to bridge the ever growing generation gap. Change is built upon a foundation of communication, listening, and love. 'Me.Inc.Now' is committed to inspiring positive thoughts and breaking cycles of anger and resentment that prevent young individuals from being the best version of themselves. "I am thankful for learning that 'love' is most the powerful tool in my emotional toolbox," Chuck writes, "no more sorrow and loneliness, no more bruises, no more pain, no more fear."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1837

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
03/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Abuse of Judicial Power, Predator Professionals" ~~ This evening we'll take a look at a number of issues included in the work and experience of our special guest, Sebastian Doggard, President of the New York Chapter of the Families Civil Liberties Union. He's also an internationally renowned journalist and documentary film maker. The FCLU works tirelessly to represent parents whose rights are being compromised by judicial overreach, deprivation of due process and equal access to courts, among many other acts of malfeasance. They work on issues of coercion, compulsion and suspicion of Cash for Kids. We'll ask Sebastian about the process of assessment, intervention, action plans and outcomes. Jill reminds us that her organization, the FCVFC, ".. considers of the utmost importance, that children know that their parents are fighting for them. What may not appear as of significant impact in the moment, becomes of great meaning with twenty / twenty hindsight." ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1836

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
03/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 523

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Laura Jean McGuire
Friday
03/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Laura Jean McGuire from New York City, a nationally recognized sexuality educator, trauma-informed specialist, and inclusion consultant who has worked with young adult survivors as well as teen parents struggling to break the cycle of abuse. Although not a survivor of child abuse, Laura did survive domestic violence. Her personal experiences and her work with others has led her to see connections between all forms of abuse. She now has made the goal of “creating a trauma-informed, culturally humble, and gender equitable world is my life's ambition and calling.” NAASCA's family members, mostly survivors, also include many activists and professionals who are a valuable part of the organization. They lend us their own specific experience, strength and hope. We're delighted to have their professional expertise, and they, in turn, learn a lot from survivors! Dr. Laura is glad for the opportunity to interview with NAASCA stating, "NAASCA is an incredible organization doing vital and very pertinent work as to what is going on in cultural discussions right now." Laura continues, "I feel so blessed to know that every day I am working towards being part of the solution instead of the problem." We invite all our NAASCA family to call in with questions or comments for Dr. Laura, as we talk about creating trauma-informed sex/prevention education and having a healthy sex/love life after childhood trauma. Laura has an ongoing column called “Ask Dr. Laura” in 'Out Smart: Houston's LGBTQ Magazine' where she openly addresses sexuality questions while promoting gender equity, queer competency, and cultural humility.
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Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
03/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Lorna Littner
Wednesday
03/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (Public Health), from New York City, a new member of the NAASCA family appearing on the show for the first time. We know it won't be her last! A survivor of sexually abused by her grandfather when she was 12, she's now a professional. "I was able use the therapy I was involved in when I was in my early 20's to do recovery work on these events," she says. "I am sure that this history motivated me into the helping / teaching professions." Lorna invites listeners to call in with questions as she talks about sexuality education and its links to prevention education. Lorna has taught Adolescent Sexuality & Pregnancy Prevention as well as Family Life & Human Sexuality education education courses. She is currently a teaching consult for Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Science. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse. It brings to light the lack of attention on the problem of child abuse even during a time when society is starting to more openly discuss sexual harassment/abuse of adults. Lorna makes clear what some of the major problems are including children socialized to view females in submissive roles to males, institutions ignoring the improper behavior, availability and access to pornography, and delayed time between the abuse and disclosure. Lorna emphasizes the solutions must focus on prevention, “As a society, our default modus operandi is to be reactive, and only respond to problems after they have occurred. Let us change that. It is time for us, finally, to be proactive when it comes to child sexual abuse." We're delighted to welcome Lorna, a survivor / professional, as an active volunteer NAASCA family member!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1831

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
03/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1830

Special guest Carol Damron
Friday
03/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Carol Damron from Toledo, Ohio, a survivor of severe childhood sexual abuse by multiple predators and in many situations. The abuse started as early as Carol's first childhood memories of being abused at 3 years old by two of her uncles and then at 4 years old by another family member while she lived with her Aunt. It's important to Carol that people understand how being abused, “changes you as a person. Especially when victims are so young.” She next lived with her father only to suffer more sexual abuse by the son of her father's friend and neighbors. When her mother remarried it only brought more sexual predators into her life and she was suffered abuse by her step-brothers, a step-Uncle, and a step-nephew. Carol went to her mother for help several times about the abuse, but her mother only accused her of lying. At 15 she was also the victim of a date rape and later was raped by a boyfriend's friend. After being victimized so many times, Carol states, “It's like once you've been hurt that way, there is a sign for all the world's predators to see, like a lighthouse.” Being unprotected from her abusers and having her trust violated so many times left Carol feeling abandoned, fear, small and unloved, and broken. She developed a stutter that children bullied her about in school, and in her adult life has dealt with PTSD, mood disorders, depression, and suicidal thoughts. But Carol's doing better now and bravely sharing her story to advocate for other victims. My friends ask me, "Carol, how can you be so kind to people after all you've been through?" I tell them, "Because I know how sad feels. And it sucks." We're glad to have Carol as a new member of the NAASCA family.
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Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
03/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1828

Special guest Sequoya Griffin
Wednesday
03/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sequoya Griffin from Charlotte, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood trauma who entered the foster care system at 4 years old and was later adopted at 10. She's the author of "Goodbye, SaraJane: A Foster Child Writes Letters to Her Mother," described as the honest, heartbreaking story of an abused child's horrid experience. Her life in foster care was a terrible existence of emotional, physical, and racial abuse that was a continual ordeal of lies, beatings, and punishments by adults in the foster system. From the caseworker lacking empathy and turning a blind eye to the physical and emotional damages Sequoya and her siblings suffered by adults and foster siblings that went ignored, her story sheds light on some of the major failures of the current child protective service system in the United States. The emotional toll of being taken from one abusive family only to be placed with another was unbearable, and she had the experience of what sadly many foster children do of losing everything meaningful. Even her birth name was taken from her, and Sequoya says it best in her book that her adoptive mother "had slowly snatched my identity away from me." Currently, Sequoya is an advocate for neglected children and vulnerable young adults with a passion to continue bringing awareness to all aspects of the foster care and adoption system. Besides writing literature and music, Sequoya finds hope and strength as a survivor through her spirituality. She is the founder of Key Purpose Books LLC, a book and media publishing company of God-given stories.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1826

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
03/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 521

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1825

Special guest Malisia McKinney
Friday
03/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Malisia (Mia) McKinney from Jasper, Indiana, a returning NAASCA family member who's back to talk about her most recent work. Mia is a child abuse survivor of physical and sexual abuse and poisoning who advocates for other survivors through her writing. She recently authored a 12 Step Workbook for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, certainly one valid approach to healing. She also manages the Truth Seekers Facebook page, and is the CEO and Co-Founder at Advocate Alliance. Mia kept the secrets of her abuse hidden until the age of 34. "My mother used to say to me, 'If you tell anyone they will take you away and kill you. They will believe your evil and (you) made me do it!' I grew up thinking people would hate me if I told." Since disclosing her abuse Mia shares, "When we hold the secrets of abuse it pours out in many aspects of our lives." Now she encourages other survivors to find a healthy support system where it is possible to disclose and discuss abuse and recovery. “Telling is healing,” she states. “It's so important to have our pain validated because for so long we had to pretend it wasn't happening to survive." She goes on, "Remember, you are not alone. There is a group of courageous men and women survivors on the same journey who will gladly take your hand and lead you out of that cage. We spent our childhood carrying someone else's secrets and lies, but as adults we can unpack what doesn't belong to us and embrace life on our terms without fear.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1824

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
03/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guests Isabel Morales and  Viviana Galvis
Wednesday
02/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guests are Isabel Morales and Viviana Galvis from Bogotá, Colombia. Isabel, 35 years old, suffered abuse by a person very close to her starting when she was 4, and this abuse continued for years. She began therapy in her teens and continues in her path of recovery today, learning to live with the lifetime affects of the abuse including borderline disorder and depression. Viviana is an activist and filmmaker currently living in Texas. Both women are part of the project team 'Say It Out Loud,' an organization formed by filmmakers and other professionals seeking to raise awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse through a series of short educational videos teaching children what to do in different risk situations. Vivian describes a national crisis of abuse happening in Columbia including the recent arrest of a rapist who abused over 500 children and one of the most infamous serial killers, Luis Alfredo Garavito, who raped and murdered over 140 children. Vivian states, “Many people around me have suffered this trauma for generations.” She continues, “This is a problem that needs to be addressed. Unfortunately since the justice system is so weak in our country a lot of abusers go unnoticed or get released from prison 10 or 15 years later.” There is currently a GoFundMe account for contributions to the 'Say It Out Loud' project and a Youtube video with more information.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/27/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1821

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
02/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 520

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
02/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1820

Special guest Kattie Andrews
Friday
02/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kattie Andrews from Easton, Pennsylvania, a survivor of child abuse who grew up in foster care. This will be her first time telling her story, so we really appreciate her doing so and welcome her to the NAASCA family. Kattie is a foster care survivor and a victim of childhood abuse. Among other things, she's a member of the Alliance of Guardian Angels and a Lead Advocate for CFSI Missing (Center for Search & Investigations). The US Dept. of Justice reports over 2,100 children go missing each day, and the FBI says one third will be victims of Child Trafficking. CFSI is an organization with a high success rate of bringing missing children aged 11-16 home safely, by assisting and training families and communities in facilitating the search and location efforts worldwide in order to safeguard children from abduction, child trafficking & exploitation. CFSI's services are always offered free of charge to the parents of missing children whom meet the non-profit's criteria. It's simple and easy to make a big difference in a child's life. CFSI for Missing Children is seeking advocates who can join its teams located in each state and assist with such efforts as raising awareness throughout social media, participating in grid searches, neighborhood canvases and blitzing your area with posters. "We hope that you will be willing to give a little of your time when a child in your area goes missing," it says on the web site. "Think about how much you would appreciate the help if your child were missing."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1819

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
02/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1818

Special guests Laura M Parks and Scott MacDonald
Wednesday
02/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guests are Laura M Parks and Scott MacDonald from Chandler, Arizona. Laura is a returning NAASCA member who's a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence and has written several books, and Scott is her college friend and partner in the grassroots effort, 'End of Innocence Project.' Together they are working to reduce the incidence of sexual harassment and sexual assault, and raising awareness of the root causes. Laura says of her childhood experiences, "By my teen years I didn't know which way was up.” She was brutally raped by her older brother, molested regularly and beaten by her father and emotionally abused by her mother, leading Laura down a very destructive path in her early adult life. She says, “I made some bad decisions and the cycle of abuse continued," until she decided, "enough is enough." Laura says her message to survivors is to stop considering themselves victims. "If I did it, so can you. We don't have to stay victims, we can all become survivors." Scott, a math professor and software engineer, is not a survivor himself. He was moved to start the 'End of the Innocence Project Facebook Group' after learning a former coworker had been raped and beaten. For info or to join the project team, listeners are invited to send an email. Listeners are also invited to contact Laura with public speaking engagement opportunities.
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Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
02/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "The Family Court Embraces / Canonizes Fraud and Cash For Kids" ~~ Brooke Altman, a four time Emmy winner, never imagined that in 2011, when her child was three and a half years old, a court would transfer her biological child into the hands of her partner, Allison Scollar, Esq, on the basis of false allegations and a fraud perpetrated on the court by her lawyers, in conjunction with court actors. In Nov. 2017, Allison was sentenced on four felonies for money laundering and theft of funds from her own law firm escrow account. The time-line of the thefts support statements of associates of Allison Scollar who relate that funds were stolen and then passed to intermediaries who were themselves tasked with paying court actors and a Forensic psychologist to arrange for the transfer of custody from the biological and protective parent, Brooke, to her former partner, Allison. Following the sentencing a new phrase pervades the airways, “criminal conviction has no relevance to parenting.” Apparently felony convictions are irrelevant. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1816

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
02/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 519

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
02/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1815

Special guest Tom Livingston
Friday
02/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tom Livingston from Arizona, a new NAASCA family member telling his story for the first time. Tom is a survivor of severe physical abuse and witnessed frequent domestic violence by his alcoholic father who also sexually abused all four of his sisters and at least two girls outside of the family. Although his father did not molest him, Tom was scarred by seeing first-hand some of the sexual abuse of his sisters, and he was treated inappropriately such as being given porn magazines, alcohol, exploiting him through hard labor, and with sexualized conversation. When he was 11 years old an incident happened changing everything. Tom says, "my father was out of his mind drunk and was going to kill all us kids with a shotgun." Tom's oldest sister snuck them out in the middle of the night going to their mother's work and giving an ultimatum: leave with us or never see us again. As a teen Tom lived between several family members homes. He started using drugs and alcohol at the age of 10, dropped out of high school, and was arrested several times for juvenile misdemeanors. By age 26 he decided to change his behavior to start a family, "I didn't want my son around drugs and violence like I had growing up," Tom says, "I've been forcing it by focusing on being a different man than my father was, but it's been a constant struggle." Tom's wife is also a survivor, “sometimes that has been a challenge, but we have empathy for each other.” Now at 47 years old, "It has been a rough road and I've seen the effects of abuse on all my family and my wife's family when some have talked about things and others don't deal with it or talk about it. I don't think keeping the secrets works, and sharing my story now is a big step of my own recovery."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1814

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: themes TBD
Thursday
02/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1813

Special guest Megan Erin Galloway
Wednesday
02/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Megan Erin Galloway from Lincoln City, Oregon, a child abuse survivor and author of the book "Pieces: Help for Your Life Journey," which offers hope and help for those who have lost hope due to childhood abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, fear, and/or depression. Megan's 'credentials' for writing this book are 63 years of pain, fear, depression, and anxiety – and an incredible seven years of growth, expansion, happiness, and joy. We'll be asking Megan about her life throughout the show, starting with her youth. The first chapter of her book, 'Pieces,' which is largely autobiographical, consists of a series of notes she recorded throughout the middle years of her life. Following each note she explains the circumstances of her life that lead to writing the note, and provides help and hope for those who can readily identify with, or remember, similar types of experiences in their lives and are looking for a way out of the darkness and fear. The remaining two chapters show Megan's progression as she found her 'self,' started picking up the broken pieces of her life, reviewed events and people throughout her journey, gradually healed and pieced herself together, and opened up to a glorious new viewpoint and an enlightened outlook. Megan shares her journey with others who experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, so they don't have to search as long as she did to find the hope and help they need. The growth and expansion she has gained have improved her life and health immensely. Megan invites listeners to contact her through her email address or her personal website.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1812

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/13/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1811

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
02/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 518

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
02/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1810

Special topic - "Teen Dating Violence"
Friday
02/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Teen Dating Violence" ~~ Tonight's OPEN MIKE discussion will feature NAASCA family member Dale Hemming from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, whose explicit graphic billboard campaigns have become well know to our followers. His non profit organization, Sioux Falls Feminists, addresses numerous topics throughout the year on a number of issues near and dear to NAASCA's mission. Among them is their Teen Dating Violence billboard campaign. The Free Thinkers web site itself contains numerous resources on where to find help, from centers and counselors to hotline numbers. As Dale writes, "We are here to let women and children know they are not alone."  Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse." His billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows. Dale has appeared on our show many times, always sharing about the terrific work he's doing for his home town. He's also one of our most dedicated volunteer contributors. No question, Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes!!  Follow the Sioux Falls Feminists on their Facebook page.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1809

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: experiences with love, boundaries and trust, teaching children, revealing our secrets to family members
Thursday
02/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1808

Special guest Terri Lanahan
Wednesday
02/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Terri Lanahan from Butte, Montana, an adult survivor of child abuse, incest, sibling abuse and domestic abuse. Now she's NAASCA secretary and coordinates our new Ambassador program. Terri grew up with ah alcoholic father, and an especially violent mother. "I watched her pull knives and guns on my dad," she says. At the same time she suffered violent abuse at the hands of her older brother. When she was 3, Terri began to be sexually abused by her babysitting uncle. "I started drinking and doing drugs at the beginning of my teen years," Terri tells me. "At 15 I began to be molested by another uncle. Also at 15 I cut my wrist." She continues, "I told my mom about the earlier molestation. She said she knew something had happened to me, and thought it was my dad. I couldn't get past the thought that she knew and did nothing to stop it." Terri would go on to attempt suicide several times. She married at 18 and quickly had children, briefly sobering up for the pregnancies. "At 26 I had my first flashback which led me to jail and then finally to treatment," Terri says. "I thought I was losing my mind. They put words to my insanity. I began to talk about the abuse." It took a while, but she now has what she describes as 'an amazing life'. She gives back in numerous ways. Her poetry has been well received on Facebook and she's author of the book 'Hear My Voice'. "I am a voice for the voiceless," she says. "My biggest struggle was always the isolation, so I want others to know they don't have to go through this alone. There is help and hope. Please reach out and tell somebody."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1807

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1806

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
02/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 517

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Event

....-- Super Bowl Saturday show --
Saturday
02/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1805

Special guest Patty Lovelace
Friday
02/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patty Lovelace, from Liverpool, Pennsylvania, a child abuse survivor sharing her story publicly for the first time. She is a therapist with specializations in alternative healing therapy, addictions, and trauma. Patty survived a type of abuse called 'incest-by-proxy' by her father. When she told her mother about the sexually inappropriate touching and comments, her mother failed to protect Patty and stated, "It should be accepted," because, "he was my father and that he wasn't doing anything wrong." This pattern continued with her family treating her as the "black sheep" any time she has spoken up. Patty attempted suicide at age 15, and at age 20 she was the victim of a date rape. She has been in and out of treatment since age 18. Later in life Patty's boyfriend molested a young child. Patty reported this and worked to get the perpetrator charged while ensuring the youngster received appropriate treatment. The perpetrator was incarcerated, but for a charge unrelated to child abuse. Due to the failure of the legal system to address the abuse, and through helping the young girl recover, Patty realized her own childhood abuse was unresolved. After working on her own recovery, Patty initially intended to help sex trafficked victims, and later changed career paths to Addiction Recovery Therapist. Her experiences led her to identify the problem of a lack of treatment focus on childhood trauma. Patty's message for adult survivors and therapists is when, "working with people in recovery from addictions that often there are trauma issues that created their other issues."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1804

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: adult sex assault payoffs, details of stories missing in news, body mind brain connection / solutions
Thursday
02/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1803

Special guest Beth Donahue
Wednesday
01/31/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Beth Donahue from Port Richey, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who's both a survivor and an activist. She'll be catching us up with any number of things she's been doing over the last year. "I got a copy of a bill from Protect Mass Children and am turning into a federal bill," Beth says. "It is to abolish the Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). I will be going to Washington DC with it." The Protect Mass Children mission is to pass stronger laws to protect children from sexual predators and to educate the community on how to defend themselves from sexual predators, to end childhood sexual abuse and to be a voice for the victims. Many involved are survivors or victims of abuse and know firsthand the devastating affects sexual abuse has on victims and their families. Beth herself is a survivor who was sexually abused by 3 men as a child, but she's been an advocate for children most of her adult life. "I was involved with helping start the organization The Innocence Revolution," Beth reminds us, letting us know she's going to be starting it back up. But she's even doing more. "I'm going to try and get the NFL to do a day for us," she says! Beth's paid a price because of her advocacy, too. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." We're delighted to have her back on the show!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1802

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/30/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1801

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/29/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 516

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1800

Special topic - "Human Trafficking"
Friday
01/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Human Trafficking" ~~ Tonight's OPEN MIKE discussion will feature NAASCA family member Dale Hemming from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, whose explicit graphic billboard campaigns have become well know to our followers. His non profit organization, Sioux Falls Feminists, addresses numerous topics throughout the year on a number of issues near and dear to NAASCA's mission. Among them is their Human Trafficking billbard campaign, where Dale seeks to inform the public. The Free Thinkers web site itself contains numerous resources on where to find help, from centers and counselors to hotline numbers. As Dale writes, "We are here to let women and children know they are not alone." Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse." His billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows. Dale has appeared on our show many times, always sharing about the terrific work he's doing for his home town. He's also one of our most dedicated volunteer contributors. No question, Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes!!  Follow the Sioux Falls Feminists on their Facebook page.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1799

Q & A call-in discussion w/survivors: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
Thursday
01/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1798

Special guest Svava Brooks
Wednesday
01/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Svava Brooks from Aurora, Oregon, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse survivor, activist, coach, blogger and author. Her new book, "Releasing Your Authentic Self: A Daily Guide to Help Child Abuse and Trauma Survivors Rediscover Themselves," is written for survivors of abuse or trauma who are ready to thrive. The trauma from child abuse teaches you to hide the 'real you' (your authentic self). The exercises in Svava's new book were designed to help you release that incredible part of yourself, and give you everything you need to begin the amazing journey of re-discovery! Originally from Iceland, Svava is the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization called “Blátt áfram.” She's also a certified instructor and facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, as well as a certified Crisis Intervention Specialist, a certified Parent Educator, a BellaNet Teen support group facilitator, and an Abuse Survivor Coach. Nearly all her work is done over the Internet right now. "I serve coaching clients all over the world," she says. Svava has dedicated her life to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse through education, awareness, and by helping survivors heal and thrive. She's a certified facilitator for  Advance!, a program created by Connections to restore authentic identity. Every week she writes about healing after trauma on her blog, and leads an online discussion forum on Child Sexual Abuse Healing and Recovery.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1797

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1796

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 515

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1795

Special guest Travis Vining
Friday
01/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Travis Vining from Orlando, Florida, an author, teacher, and inspirational speaker who lived the real-life horrors of learning his father was a serial killer. His father ultimately spent 24 years on Florida's death row while Travis suffered many physical and emotional illnesses including repressed memories, paralyzing migraine headaches and crippling back pain, addiction, and depression resulting from the unresolved past grievances and trauma from childhood. His two books detail these experiences of being raised by a sociopathic father who used him as a confidant and accomplice in committing four murders and how through finding faith and forgiveness Travis was able to overcome the trauma and found healing. His first book, 'Transforming Darkness To Light, for Giving: spiritual lessons from my life with a serial killer,' focuses on how developing a profound faith in God freed him from the grip of his horrific past. His most recent project 'The Miracle in The Madness: Grateful to be the Son of a Murderer,' concentrates on how he ultimately came to forgive his father and find healing by way of what Travis terms "The Process of Letting Go." In addition to his books, Travis offers inspirational talks, spiritual programs, and educational opportunities to help people still suffering from addictions, compulsive behaviors, depression, destructive relationships, and trauma. You also can follow Travis's work on LoveFraud.com, a website for how to recognize and recover from sociopaths.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1794

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
01/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1793

Special guest Tara Walker Lyons
Wednesday
01/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tara Walker Lyons from Hamilton, Montana, a returning NAASCA family member who serves as the NAASCA Ambassador for her state. An abuse survivor herself, she's now an advocate for the prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). "As a result of making my story public (in 2015), I have since become a speaker about this issue, traveling the State of Montana to share my platform and information on addressing CSA." Tara plans to bring a friend of hers to the show this evening. Elizabeth is new to recovery, and Tara's been introducing her to what it means to be on a 'healing journey' here at NAASCA. Tara resides on the family's cattle ranch and was born on the Blackfeet Reservation. She's an avid horsewoman and is using her outspoken voice and adverse childhood experiences to advocate for the awareness and prevention of childhood sexual abuse. "Kids can handle the body safety conversations," she says. "What they can't handle is being sexually abused." She's planning on getting a recovery group started in her local community. Her presentations describe the complexities of childhood sexual abuse, the dark aftermath that unfolds in the life of a victim and demonstrates the victory that is shared when justice, understanding and healing has begun. "I will be giving some updates on the projects I have in the works and I will be making a big announcement for my work here locally in the Missoula and Ravalli County areas of Montana," she promises. She continues to lobby Montana's lawmakers to address the need for prevention education in schools, and in April 2017 the Governor signed "Tara's Law", creating a comprehensive educational component for Montana schools.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1792

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
01/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Equal Opportunity Abuse: Nothing is Sacred in Cash for Kids Court" ~~ Tonight's show is all abut the baby, with a real focus on the child. Dr Jill is bringing on a special guest, Ms. Anonymous, a very high profile individual who has lived a life of privilege and extensive humanitarian contribution. Through no fault of her own, and when nothing could have prepared her, there was no way to save her, her infant, her family. Every horror that we discuss in every Domestic Violence, divorce and custody conflict came crashing in, turning a fairytale romance into a nightmare, and the joyous event of a new baby into a run-for-your-life occurance that is not ending! We'll discuss lawyers as a liability, judges in Kangaroo Courts and betrayal by trusted institutions .. an everyday event! ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1791

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 514

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1790

Special guest Christi Wigle
Friday
01/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christi Wigle from Tennessee, founder of United Against Slavery (UAS) with a purpose to identify and document challenges affecting the anti-trafficking movement and remove the negative impact on trafficking survivors. UAS trains Survey Leaders and conducts an unprecedented international survey which has currently collected data from 47 states and 70 countries. Christi also co-founded Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT) where collaborative work with other partners including the FBI and DOJ raises awareness, provides training, and provides direct services to victims of trafficking for forty-one counties in East TN. One of CCAHT's efforts was creating the 'TN Save Our Kids' encouraging a state-wide response by key stakeholders to fight human trafficking. Another was the 'National Power of One Unite and Wear White Campaign' that involved participants from 37 states and 9 countries wearing white, to "symbolize shining a light for those trapped in darkness," on January 11 for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The campaign was such a success it will now be held annually. Additional to her work with UAS and CCAHT, Christi continues to work with sex and labor trafficking survivors and serves as a mentor to several leaders across the country. In a UAS statement Christi says, "we hope to find common ground among leaders, rise above the obstacles and impact change in this fight for those waiting to be freed from enslavement." She concludes, "Although I have never been trafficked, I have used many painful and traumatic situations throughout my entire life to provide compassion and empathy to those now walking in their healing journey."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1789

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
01/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1788

Special guest Ronald Lail
Wednesday
01/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ronald (Randy) Lail from North Charleston, South Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the resulting PTSD. Randy says, "My story began when I was between 3 to 4 years old and ended when I was 14." He reports his abuse started with his father touching and playing with Randy and showing his son his own private parts while putting the young child to bed. Randy tried telling a close relative but his family did not want to hear, believe, or talk about this type of abuse (which he views as a very common reaction in the context of 1960's - 70's). By his early teens he was introduced to pedophile pornography by his father and a female accomplice who conditioned Randy to submit to numerous adult partners of both sexes as well as engage in acts with other child victims. At age 14 Randy was admitted to a psychiatric facility after getting the idea to mimic paralysis symptoms from watching a TV show. While hospitalized he was diagnosed as having suffered "unknown severe trauma" and after being discharged his father ended the abuse. Randy then suppressed the horror of his memories of the abuse until 8 years ago when symptoms of his PTSD began. He has since undergone various therapies to treat the flashbacks, nightmares, depression, and a suicide attempt before taking part in an FDA clinical trial to test the use of MDMA (ecstasy) in combination with cognitive psychotherapy. This treatment was successful after only 2 sessions, and Randy now considers himself a healed survivor of CSA who is "at peace and getting on with my life." Join us as Randy shares his story of recovery for the first time with NAASCA.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1787

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1786

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 513

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1785

Special guest Dr Tina Medina
Friday
01/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas, a survivor of child abuse and a NAASCA family member who helped draft the bylaws for the organization back in 2015. Tina is a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. She began her career in journalism as a high school writer and it became a profession that has spanned over 34 years. Tina's also produced a series of faith-based books related to being on a healing journey. "In 1997, I began my sexual abuse research and ministry in which I have met homeless people, students, and everyday people," she explains. "Through prayer and many years of work, I came to the conclusion that only God can heal the inner-spirit of a sexual abuse survivor. I, through God's grace, invested my own financial resources for this book series and self-published it because I am committed to helping others as I have for the last 20 years. I have ministered to countless people in this delicate area and never gained a penny until 2015." NAASCA is delighted for the opportunity to present Tina and her work. And she agrees. "I believe that 20 years of sowing in the Kingdom of God will produce a great harvest for everyone who reads these books and seeks out my professional help, because my faith brought me here and people are responding in a positive manner because God is all over this book series." Tina concludes, "If you need compassionate, affirmative, restorative, and encouraging help today, please consider allowing me to help you overcome sexual abuse with the Word of God."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1784

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
01/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1783

Special guest Felicia L Reed
Wednesday
01/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Felicia Reed from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a certified Life, Spiritual, and Christian Coach and Holistic Wellness Advocate. In recent years she realized the impact of her destructive family upbringing which led to surviving severe domestic violence in her adult life. Felicia suffered the entire spectrum of abuse from the age of 5 to 51 with the final episode involving stalking, cyber misuse, gaslighting, and a home invasion during which she almost lost her life. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process, and she says that using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective, LLC, where she currently works to teach these techniques to groups and individuals. She has worked community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. She currently hosts the TV show ‘Females Without Fear Life Mastery' where she invites women to share their stories of overcoming fear. You can also follow Felicia's YouTube channel to watch segments of the show. Ms. Reed is an international speaker and welcomes opportunities to appear as a presenter, panelist, speaker, coach, artist, and moderator. We welcome Felicia to the NAASCA family!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1782

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1781

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."

 
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