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Episodes - 2020 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2360

Special guest ?
Friday
03/20/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2359

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional -
Thursday
03/19/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2358

Special guest Caroline DeBolt
Wednesday
03/18/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Caroline DeBolt from Lake Worth, Florida, who tells us her mission is to facilitate emotional and spiritual healing, advocacy, growth and connection to those parents, children, and extended family members experiencing High Conflict Divorce/Alienation. Caroline says, "I believe in working for healing and change, not fighting against the problem." Caroline will be joined by her partner, Noel Neu, a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Florida.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2357

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional -
Tuesday
03/17/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2356

Special guest ?
Monday
03/16/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2355

Special guest ?
Friday
03/13/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2354

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional -
Thursday
03/12/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2353

Special guest Jan Bergstrom
Wednesday
3/11/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jan Bergstrom, from Arlington, Massachusetts, a survivor and psychotherapist who has been working with developmental childhood and relational trauma for 20 years. Jan writes, "I just published a self-help book, 'Gifts from a Challenging Childhood; Creating a Practice for Becoming Your Healthiest Self', for those who want to start the healing process."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2352

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional -
Tuesday
03/10/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2351

Special guest ?
Monday
03/09/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2350

Special guest Wylmina Hettinga
Friday
03/06/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Wylmina Hettinga from Morro Bay, California, a returning NAASCA family member who's an advocate to change family court legislation from RaiseYourRights, a group that seeks to make it a US Constitutional and California Constitutional right to have a jury make decisions in a custody trial. The measure could reduce court costs for a jury trial to serve as an incentive to (1) resolve child custody disputes outside of the court or (2) reach agreement on custody decisions more quickly.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2349

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
03/05/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be 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. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2348

Special guest ?
Wednesday
03/04/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2347

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Carlotta Taylor, Foster Care / Law Enforcement
Tuesday
03/03/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Carlotta Taylor from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. After searching for her purpose for years, she learned it was to share her story and inspire others who may be going through what she endured. In her debut book, 'No More Flinching', Carlotta outlines five key steps to overcoming adversity. A former homicide detective, child protection detective, and former federal officer, with over 15 years law enforcement experience, she knew she had to use her knowledge and wisdom to effect greater change in and around the community. She's the founder of 'Somebody Step In', a non-profit for foster children, teens and young adults. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2346

Special guest Travis Tillery
Monday
03/02/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Travis Tillery from Jersey City, New Jersey, a survivor of child abuse who's putting together a documentary. We'll look forward to hearing about it! His first abuse happened when  father left his mother two weeks before Travis was born, identified years later by a therapist who explained this 'neglect' as a form of abuse. His first beating came at the age 4.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2345

Special guest Gidon Raz
Friday
02/28/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Gidon Raz from Israel, a returning NAASCA family member who originally surprised us in 2011 by calling in from Jerusalem at first to talk about repressed memories of child abuse that he had recently uncovered. From age 2, Gidon grew up in what he describes as "a fog" in a dysfunctional and abusive family. He recalls, “I felt myself ‘falling’ and woke up in my crib, not knowing where or who I am. My first feeling/instinct was wanting to escape.” Gidon would later discover that his “fog,” which persisted throughout his life, was from being shaken as a baby. "There was a lot of violence, emotional and physical, all the time. My mother was a vicious bipolar narcissist. Scramming, beating and browbeating were part of the daily diet," Gidon writes of his family. "Since about twelve I have made many efforts to function and recover, but mostly the therapists could not grasp the depth of my dysfunctional family.” At 18 he learned about kibbutz. Discovering that the children were separate from the parents, he thought that it would be heaven. He moved to Israel and lived on kibbutz for 17 years, but left in 1992 to move to Jerusalem. Gidon joined an organization called re-evaluation counseling, which has been helpful for maintaining and advancing his "out of the fog" times, and has since been dedicated to recovery. Married with two children, he states, "I have found that one of the main problems is what I call denial and internalized denial, and I spend much time counseling people. Today I have a practice in vibrational (frequency) medicine, one-brain therapy and ozone. I also lead a support group for adult abused children in Jerusalem."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2344

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
02/27/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be 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. Learning about 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. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2343

Special guest Emily Samuelson
Wednesday
02/26/2020
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 as a child by her father, whom she adored. She explains, "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 women and men survivors from face-to-face interviews all over the country. Each story has a black and white portrait. They are proud faces, free of shame. Each face says, “Look me in the eye. It happened, but it didn't break me.” Emily shares, "The story of my healing journey is woven between the chapters. 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. Emily knows it is possible to heal.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2342

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
02/25/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survior-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2341

Special guest Amanda Forest
Monday
02/24/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amanda Forest from Boise, Idaho, who says, “I grew up in a loving Christian family full of dysfunction. There was hardly any adult supervision or guidance. I became easy prey for pedophiles, who used alcohol to help them feed their sexual appetite. I was raped by my first boyfriend at the time, which really confused me for a lot of different reasons but especially because law enforcement didn’t take it seriously. These things set me up to be accepting of an extremely abusive relationship where rape, physical and emotional abuse were a regular thing. The relationship groomed me to be easily trafficked by him and others for what ended up being 7 years before I barely escaped with my life.” Amanda’s oldest daughter started to be trafficked while under Amanda’s abusers’ roof, before CPS removed her after she was missing unreported for over 30 hours. Amanda founded an organization over 3 years ago that combats Human Trafficking. In addition, she’s still fighting to see her children for over a year and a half. She states, "I am totally against abuse of power and authority. I'm wholeheartedly fighting sex trafficking in the United States. I believe we need tougher solutions for sex charges." She goes on, "Instead of being the victim, be victorious!," concluding, "Leave a legacy to your children and grandchildren and fulfill your dreams .. share what you did, not what you wished you'd done. Grab life and live it!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2340

Special guest Patricia Steele
Friday
02/21/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patricia Steele from Interlochen, Michigan. As an addict, she drank to medicate the pain of life, desperately trying to numb feelings of shame and defeat. She was responsible for a car accident that took the life of another when she was forty-eight. Patty was sentenced to seven years in prison and eventually achieved recovery with the support of loved ones and friends. Patty speaks publicly of her personal involvement with active addiction along with her road to recovery. Patty hopes by sharing her story and her book, 'The Gift of Second Chances', a painful and heartfelt story which is a must read for all affected by alcoholism and addiction, others will gain a deeper understanding and insight into the disease. Her Ted Talk, The Giftof Second Chances | Patty Steele | TEDxTraverseCity, is on YouTube. Patty lives with her daughter and granddaughter. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Addiction Studies from Western University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a certified Paralegal and Victim's Advocate through Adam's University. Patty is a state-certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and remains active in the recovery community by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, sponsoring, and sharing her experience and hope. As a mother, daughter, sister, friend and grandmother, Patty understands, first-hand, the hardship of addiction. She is dedicated to helping addicts and their loved ones find healing and new beginnings.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2339

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
02/20/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2338

Special guest René Michele
Wednesday
02/19/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is René Michele from Parrearra, Queensland, Australia, a life coach for women and an author ('Battle Scars Are Beautiful: From Victim To Victory'), who serves as NAASCA's Ambassador to Queensland Australia. René realized her life, and her family's life, would be very different had she not broken free of the crippling grip of addiction. For 26 years, starting at 10, René endured and overcame sexual, emotional and physical abuse, often in her own home and bed. She developed a drug and alcohol addiction, entered many violent relationships, experienced bankruptcy at 22, had two failed marriages and multiple attempts to take her own life. “My life, as the result of the abuse I suffered, left me carrying deep and insatiable shame and caused my life to spiral out of control,” she said. But she rebuilt herself, and out from the ashes arose a woman of purpose and determination to rise above the events that nearly killed her. René relates, “The remarkable turnaround for me was the birth of my first child, when I vowed to my new baby girl that her life would never mirror mine.” Currently an online transformation and empowerment coach, René is in discussions with socially responsible partners to roll out support evenings for women on the Sunshine Coast, called Sacred Conversations. “To empower, support and encourage other survivors and high-performing, alpha females, entrepreneurs and businesswomen in healing from childhood abuse and trauma,” she said. René is the founder and director of Renemichele.com and is a coach, keynote speaker, mentor, and mother.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2337

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
02/18/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Sharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels. Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps; a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer support group.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2336

Special guest Beth Donahue
Monday
02/17/2020
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' to Washington, DC, 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) - 2335

Special guest Nick Bryant
Friday
02/14/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nick Bryant from New York City, a returning NAASCA family member and a child advocate for 30 years. Nick will have 35 years of recovery on March 23. As an author he spent seven years investigating a coast-to-coast child trafficking network, and authored ‘The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse, & Betrayal.' He has also investigated the Jeffrey Epstein network, and he published Epstein's "Little Black Book" on the Internet in 2015, four years before the case broke nationally. Bryant has contributed a chapter on child trafficking to ‘Global Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders: Individual and Societal Oppression,' a book addressing various facets of dissociative disorders that features chapters from an international panel of psychiatrists and psychologists. For the last 18 years, Nick has been attempting to demonstrate the reality of powerbroker pedophile networks, and it's been an arduous task. He also presented at the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation's international convention last year, and he will be presenting at this year's upcoming ISSTD convention in San Francisco.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2334

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
02/13/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2333

Special guest Sheila Stevenson
Wednesday
02/12/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sheila M Stevenson from London, Ontario, a survivor of more than 15 years of abuse of every type. Sheila's now a Certified Life Coach and says, "Most of us desire to live happy lives and enjoy satisfying relationships. This is the happy space I live in today. But, it wasn't always so." She goes on, "I grew up in a highly dysfunctional family where I was abused by both of my parents." Despite it all she survived. "And, thankfully," she says, "I learned a lot of useful and wonderful lessons along the way. In fact, all that history and all those lessons now equip me to serve others." But it didn't happen quickly. "It feels like I've been riding on a slow train," Sheila says, "picking up speed as my healing progressed. I was blessed with a wonderful therapist many years ago, and I credit her with actually saving my life, because I was despondent by the time I found her. Finally, I was able to ‘tell my story', or as I call it, ‘download the poison'. Many years later I heard about something called Life Coaching." After meeting several life coaches in her area, Sheila decided to hire a woman with some actual life experience. "We worked together off and on for about a year. I was amazed by the process, and with the results I achieved. From that time, my life took on a whole new and refreshingly positive direction." Sheila concludes, "Today, I am a happy and powerful individual who has not only learned many valuable lessons, but who has chosen to do something special with all that I've learned. Now I help others achieve the life they dream of living. After all," she says, "everyone deserves happiness."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2332

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Ellen Lacter, PhD - Psychologist, Ritual Abuse
Tuesday
02/11/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Ellen Lacter, PhD, from San Diego, CA. Ellen is a Psychologist who specializes in helping victims of extreme/ritualistic childhood abuse. She's written many articles on ritual abuse and mind control (see www.EndRitualAbuse.org) and authored 'A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.' Ellen says, "I am a psychologist who has been profoundly touched by victims of ritual abuse and mind control whom I have treated in therapy or befriended as an advocate. I feel compelled to increase public support for these children and adult survivors. This is my mission." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2331

Special guest Sybil Vazquez
Monday
02/10/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sybil Vazquez from Coco Beach, Florida, a childhood sexual and physical abuse survivor and NAASCA activist who's an inaugural member of our new 'NAASCA en Espanol' efforts! Sybil relates, “I am an ASCSA (adult survivor of child sexual assaults) and physical abuse survivor who has worked diligently to heal in spirit, soul, and body for almost 50 years after a younger sibling disclosed what was happening to her, triggering my own cascade of blocked memories. I did not have tools to process the strong negative conflicting emotions or handle the memories, triggers, and nightmares which tormented my young mind causing me to doubt my worth and sanity. I began to believe I was dirty, unlovable, broken, and most likely losing my mind. I was ashamed.” Sybil's sexual abuse began at three-years old, which escalated until she was raped in the third grade. As she lay passively smothering, Sybil thought, “This is what it is like to die.” Pastoral and professional counseling helped Sybil begin her lifelong journey towards a balanced mental outlook. She learned natural ways to support her nervous system and balance her body. Repeated childhood traumas affected her ability to trust and influenced unhealthy adult relationships. She continues to work to learn new tools for healing of spirit, soul, and body for herself and to share with others. Among other things, Sybil is heavily involved in using aromatherapy for healing.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2330

Special guest Onyx King
Friday
02/07/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Onyx King from Fort Worth, Texas, a survivor of horrible sexual, physical and emotional child abuse. Hers is a voice crying out for all the children who can't. "Before child sex trafficking became a popular cause," she says, "African American kids had been suffering for decades. My mother sold my body over and over." Later Onyx was sentenced to 30 years in prison in November of 1992 for conspiracy. Her ex-husband was a big-time drug dealer, and Onyx ended up spending 22 years and 7 months in prison. Finally, she was given clemency, because she wasn't guilty of dealing drugs. Her ex-husband was the dealer and not her. Onyx had only stayed married to him because her self-esteem was so low, because of all that she had gone through in her life, she thought she wasn't worth anything better. Onyx's book, ‘The Girl That Glows: a story of a young girl who lost her shine,' reveals that the abuse she suffered was almost unbearable, but the religious abuse she experienced was almost her undoing. Then the glow hidden in her heart begins to allow her to see who was there all the time, a child of God worthy of love. "My writing has taken me to a whole new level in my thinking," Onyx says. "I have not as of yet [fully] arrived, but I do believe it is coming!" During the day she's now working as a receptionist for Universal Health Services. "I love what I do, and no matter what happens in life I will forever remain connected with Universal in some way." A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Onyx possesses a BS in Social Work and is currently working on her Masters degree at the University of Phoenix.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
02/06/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be 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. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Kim Lakin
Wednesday
02/05/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kim Lakin from Littleton, Colorado, a returning NAASCA family member. Kim was first sexual abused when she was around 5 years old, and by multiple people throughout her life. When it happened at home at 12, it made her determined to do everything she could to stop CSA in her family, as she relates: "At 13 I was interested in boys, and ready to be free from the sexual, mental, physical abuse that was haunting me in my home. There were many drugs, shared with the children, weird religions and parties. I've always thought of my childhood as living in a ‘free love' atmosphere. Great for pedophiles .. not so much for children!" A year later the family relocated, and she met her first real boyfriend. She was caught trying to sneak out of the house to see him. "My dad threw me through the wall, and I decided it was time I told my Mom what he had done. I felt she dismissed it." The birth of her first child, at 18, made a big difference, and a year after her baby was born, she met her husband. "I've spent many years in different kinds of therapy and counseling. I still feel there are many days that I feel no one understands what I'm feeling. I live in a house of ‘normal' people." She goes on, "I've felt for years that God would use me to be an advocate for child sex abuse, but it is just recently that I've started talking openly about my abuse. I've encountered abused children in my work and volunteer career, and because of my experience, have always wanted to give children the gift of hope, grace, forgiveness and love.” Kim knew that God would use her to speak up for CSA prevention, and in 2016 God opened the door for that to happen. Since then, she has been speaking and educating around Colorado.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Carlotta Taylor, Foster Care / Law Enforcement
Tuesday
02/04/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Carlotta Taylor from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. After searching for her purpose for years, she learned it was to share her story and inspire others who may be going through what she endured. In her debut book, 'No More Flinching', Carlotta outlines five key steps to overcoming adversity. A former homicide detective, child protection detective, and former federal officer, with over 15 years law enforcement experience, she knew she had to use her knowledge and wisdom to effect greater change in and around the community. She's the founder of 'Somebody Step In', a non-profit for foster children, teens and young adults. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Christina Marie
Monday
02/03/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christina Marie from Doniphan, Missouri, a former foster child who is a survivor of sexual and physical abuse. By age 2, Christina had suffered 2 skull fractures, and was so malnourished she couldn't keep food down. The sexual, physical, and mental abuse, along with neglect and starvation, she endured from her birth parents sent Christina into an “emotional coma.” She entered the foster care system at a young age and went in and out of many homes. Most homes returned her after 2 weeks, because they couldn't deal with all the issues stemming from the trauma. She also lived in a few foster homes that weren't any better than her birth parents' home. Christina relates, “I always felt rejected, abandoned and wondered why no one wanted to love me. If I would ever find a place I truly belonged.” At age 12, Christina's life changed dramatically when she was placed in Ellen's home. Christina says, “In Ellen, an Angel in disguise, God sent me a heavenly mother. She changed my life. She loved me like no one else did and taught me everything I needed to know. I am who I am today because of her.” Christina became a mom, got her GED, went to college, and made herself into who she wanted to be. She still has CPTSD, OCD, anxiety, social anxiety and depression, but that doesn't stop her. As Christina states, “My big objective when I was young was to use my story and my experiences to help others feel loved, accepted and acknowledged. I wanted to give others hope and faith, and show them they can love themselves despite where they came from, what they experienced and the issues they faced from trauma. When I turned 32, I finally came to love and accept myself. I lifted my head up high, and started .. I made it! I'm not a victim anymore. I'm a survivor! I'm a thriver!"
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Special guest Joe Potosi
Friday
01/31/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joe Potosi from Dubuque, Iowa, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse survivor, minister, motivational speaker and author of the book 'When The Dust Settled.' At age 3, his father abandoned the family. Over the next 15 years, his mother and stepfather used drugs and alcohol, had a turbulent relationship, and were both physically and emotionally abusive to him. 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. However, he did not yet have coping skills to deal with those emotions and made some poor choices in life. Becoming a father of two sons helped Joe 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.” Writing was a way for Joe to let go of traumatic memories and gave him the strength and courage to forgive his tormentors. He attributes his faith in God as helping him most with his recovery. Years of journaling to help himself heal developed into his book (watch this Youtube interview). Joe is now helping 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.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder - 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
01/30/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. 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 the tools by which he's recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal from child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Arthur Crowell
Wednesday
01/29/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Arthur Crowell from Minnetonka, Minnesota. He was born into a family plagued by abuse and tragedy. He writes, "The three generations prior to my birth has nearly every Hollywood story represented in history, from severe sexual abuse, to drug and prostitution, racketeering, cults, witness protection and more." Because of the trauma suffered as children, the adults that raised Arthur did not have the skills or the ability to keep the trauma from spilling over at him, and he grew up 'paying for their crimes.' Arthur adopted a quest to be the one to heal his family system and root out and destroy the demons that plagued them. However, learning more details of his family history at age 18, a deep rage settled in him and he cut off all family commutations, writing them off as unsavable. For about a decade, Arthur fell into a deep depression and drug use. Eventually, his business crumbled, and Arthur had to move back in with his family. It was then he re-met his wife; he explains, “It was because of her I was able to turn my life onto a different track.” For the last decade, Arthur has been in and out of a broken family courts system that is unequipped to protect children. Now, Arthur is  an activist, and has started a campaign to reform Family Courts with a bill to present to legislators. "It is the protection and supervision of hostile and detrimental environments that the court system is completely unequipped to handle. That is why I have chosen to make a stand and strive for reform."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
01/28/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survior-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Aimee Cabo Nikolov
Monday
01/27/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Aimee Cabo Nikolov, BSN, from Miami, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who's helping with the brand new Spanish speaking version our group. A bilingual Cuban-American, Aimee's a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and author of the book 'Love Is The Answer, God Is The Cure'. She's also a Neuroscientist! Aimee's life is a testament to the power of honesty, love, and belief. At age 15, Aimee was part of what the Miami media dubbed "The Case from Hell" .. a sexual abuse case that pitted her parents against Aimee and her sister. To this day, Aimee credits her faith in God and the love of her support network for getting her through. Aimee's website, radio show, podcast and speaking engagements are designed to educated, support, and create a safe place for each other. It's not been an easy road getting here. Aimee experienced horrific trauma at an early age, being sexually and emotionally abused by her parents. Her family's secrets came to light as she and her sister brought charges against her parents. After many years of uncertainty, recovery, therapy and family issues, Aimee has created a life filled with love, an impressive career, and her own family. She is an inspiration on so many levels and is dedicating herself to helping others who have experienced trauma and abuse. Aimee is trying to connect, join arms, and create a platform with others to provide support, awareness and healing. We're delighted to be re-connecting with Aimee and exploring more ways to work together.
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Special guest Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff
Friday
01/24/2020
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 may be joined by other current members of the organization. The Easton Guardian Angels started in 2007 in Easton and has been going strong ever since. A 501(c)3 non-profit community organization, the Chapter works together with other organizations. 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." Members go through a 12-15 week training which focuses on learning The History of The Guardian Angels, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, PATROL Training, Physiological communications training, Gang Awareness and Self Defense. Many children look up to them and call themselves 'Junior Guardian Angels.' They are closely involved with 'The Easton Block Watch'. Ryzer is on the Board and is a Sector Coordinator for the West Ward, The Weed & Seed summer nights program, and a Summer Program Called 'Angels in the Park.' The Angels are also involved in many other social activities, after school programs and in awarding scholorships. Besides patrolling local area streets, the Chapter has worked in many other communities and does Missing Persons Search and Recovery missions. Ryzer writes, "We search for runaways, missing kids and adults. With boots to the ground we dare to care, and keep things safe beyond the streets."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
01/23/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be 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. Learning about 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. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Esther Laiacona
Wednesday
01/22/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Esther Laiacona from Boston, Massachusetts, a survivor of child abuse who ran away from home at 11 years old. "I have story after story but what I think is more important," she says, "is how I am who I am today and who I have been. How did I overcome all of it? How did I not kill myself, and how do I become more and more whole each day?" Esther came from a mentally ill family, exposed to prescription drug addiction, crime, covert narcissism, violence and codependency. She was physically, verbally, mentally, emotionally neglected and abused. Esther overcame rape, child abandonment and nearly 45 years of varying degrees of abuse. She restored her soul and personal power to choose and create her dream life and reclaimed herself. Esther attributes her freedom to her faith, amazing humans along the way and 11 years of growth and awakening. Esther is 'living her dream' on Martha's Vineyard. A mother of three, entrepreneur, and social justice advocate of 20 years, she empowers and inspires individuals to create what they want and lights a path for them to begin their journey, re-writing their personal story to create the life they deserve. She founded ‘Dream Believe Become' to inspire others to aspire to a life that emanates hope and leadership, focusing on personal growth, entrepreneurship and innovation. Esther newest dream projects include: DBB Global, supporting creators, leaders and organizations, utilizing design thinking, Heart-In-Sole, a grassroots effort, to purchase shoes for children, freelance writing, completing her first solo book in 2020, public speaking, higher education and more!
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
01/21/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Sharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels." Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps; a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer support group.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Nicole Moehring
Monday
01/20/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Moehring from Medina, Ohio, the mother of 2 children who are survivors of sexual abuse. “My son is autistic and we have had a long road with the criminal case,” she writes. “In addition, I am the survivor of domestic, emotional, verbal, psychological, mental, financial and physical abuse. Psychological abuse is extremely common but what I didn't realize was that it can stay hidden for years. It can be as devastating as physical abuse, affecting your feelings, emotions, confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. It takes time and the right people in your path to help you, to encourage you, to believe in you.” Nicole has been seeing an 'amazing counselor,' and with her 'incredible husband' by her side, Nicole knows she wouldn't be where she is today. She has gained strength and courage, that she never thought imaginable. Eventually, she began to realize this was her opportunity to help others. Nicole explains that she and her 16 year old daughter, founded a nonprofit 'Voices of Change 2018.' The mission is to advocate, educate and empower others about abuse. "I began writing my first book." Nicole shares, “The motivation for the book came from my personal journey of being both a survivor of domestic abuse and a parent of two children who were sexually abused/assaulted. Going through the experiences of their cases and seeing how difficult things are, I wanted to share insight and encouragement to others. It is a long, emotional road.”
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Special guest Sharonda Hankins Davis
Friday
01/17/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sharonda Hankins Davis from Bolivia, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse who grew up one of the youngest kids in a large family of 14 siblings. Her father was very strict, and they were beaten with a water hose. "My [sexual] abuse started when I was in the 3rd grade," she says. "My abusers would wake me up throughout the night. I would often have nightmares and was unable to sleep." Sharonda's house had only one bathroom, so there was no privacy when it came to baths. The door was unlocked, and anyone could enter at any time. She remembers seeing her brother fondling her sister. Sharonda's presence didn't stop him; in fact, he smiled. She relates, “I grew up very angry, afraid, bitter, cyclical, hating ALL my abusers .. and constantly triggered. I had too many failed relationships and attempted suicide several times. To add insult to injury, I was bullied by my abusers. When we did tell about the abuse, nothing was done to stop or prevent it. My Mother closed her eyes to it all. I wanted so bad for her to acknowledge what happened for closure, but she never did. I hated her for many years. However, by God's amazing Grace, I forgave her and my abusers (so glad I did, she passed away Tuesday before Mother's Day 7 months ago).” Sharonda married her high school sweetheart when they were 22 years old. They separated 5 months later and divorced for 4 years. They got back together and remarried. Sharonda continues, “Here we are today 21 years later. Billy saw me at my lowest point and loved me through my worst times. I am a chosen vessel God is using to help others who have been abused. I openly and unashamedly share my story because someone needs to know they too can overcome, love and be loved."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
01/16/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Barbara Joy Hansen
Wednesday
01/15/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a returning NAASCA family member and a survivor of sexual abuse. As a very young child, she was violated by her grandfather. Victimized from age two, she was eight when the abuse stopped. Three years later at a Christian camp, a trusted youth pastor molested her and others. Bobbie Joy relates, “My life was forever changed by the abuse of two people who should have loved and protected me, and not harmed me!” Living with the secret caused PTSD and much pain in Bobbie Joy's life. In her book, Listen to the Cry of the Child, she shares her journey out of shameful silence. “When you are abused, you are repeatedly told not to tell,” she says. Bits of her memory were blocked; she experienced shame, low self-esteem and delayed physical maturation in her teens. As a child she was intensely shy, quiet, very trusting, withdrawn and extremely vulnerable. As an adult her anger turned inward, and she felt alone and silenced. She struggled with infertility, postpartum depression and marriage betrayal. She suffered in silence for 40 years, until she could keep the secret hidden no longer. Her path to healing came as she acknowledged her pain and anger, asked God for help, and eventually came to embrace forgiveness. No longer a victim, she considers herself a “victorious survivor.” She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, and she facilitates a survivors' support group called Beauty Out of Ashes . She speaks worldwide to give awareness and hope to other survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Linda Olson - Child Domestic Abuse (CDV) survivor - Clinical Psychologist
Tuesday
01/14/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Linda Olson, from Atlanta, GA. She grew up with childhood domestic violence (CDV) and, for over 30 years, has been a licensed clinical psychologist, and a CDV victims' advocate, specializing in helping women, children, couples, and families who witnessed domestic violence heal from anxiety, depression, and trauma. CDV, the impact experienced by children who grow up in a household where there is domestic violence, is a devastating crisis that affects one billion people around the globe and, at the same time, is an issue that is rarely mentioned by the news media. Be sure to check out her ProjectHopeBear.org! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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 Monica Boglin
Monday
01/13/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Monica writes, “My father was the primary abuser and an alcoholic, and my mother being a victim of spousal abuse inevitably became the classic enabler. The sexual abuse and molestation were from an older brother. I firmly believe that the upbringing of both parents, who were respectively abused and abandoned by their parents, hold no real awareness about their actions as they subsequently did to their own children what was done to them. They had no one to teach them to identify abuse and/or to ascertain that abuse is wrong. They further failed my siblings and especially my brother.” The onset of Lupus around age 29 caused Monica to realize she had to move past the pain. She came to a deep self-actualization that she needed to practice self-care in order to manage the disease. Research denotes that autoimmune diseases have been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica concludes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life, thus allowing me to accept the hurt but to be more focused on healing. I will have Lupus forever and I will bear the scars of abuse forever, but now as a symbol of strength and perseverance and no longer as shame, anger, or harm. I am professionally employed as a teacher in the adult career education sector. I am also completing a PhD in metaphysical science and counseling and I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.”
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Special guests Rachel Grant & Ashley Easter
Friday
01/10/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant from San Francisco, California, a child abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. Rachel is a counselor and Sexual Abuse and Trauma Recovery Coach at Rachel Grant Coaching. Abused as a child by her grandfather, Rachel provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients, using coaching 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 a passionate belief that her clients do not have to remain trapped or confronted daily by the thoughts or behaviors that result from abuse. Her program, Beyond Surviving, has been 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. We use my guidebook, Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse as the roadmap for our work." Rachel is joined tonight by Ashley Easter. The two are co-creating a women's retreat called Emerge, which will be happening in February. They explain, “The retreat is open to all women and is focused on unleashing your empowered self, whether or not you've experienced abuse. It's a great opportunity to receive empowering coaching from experienced coaches, practical tools they can take home with them to better their lives, and much-needed self-care and sisterhood time.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
01/09/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2308

Special guest Natasha Prosperi
Wednesday
01/08/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Natasha Prosperi from Houston, Texas, a survivor of child abuse at the hands of her uncles, a teacher and a coach. Natasha writes, “It was my paternal uncle, we were visiting his house on a vacation. I thought it was my fault, I was afraid of my dad. It was my teacher, I thought I was in love, but I was really looking for a paternal figure. It was my volleyball coach of 5 years, he called me to his room to discuss the strategy for the game that night, he started giving me a massage. I thought it was my fault for letting him touch me. It was my maternal uncle who was a university professor. I went to his house because he was helping me with my graduate school applications. It Made Me Feel guilty, ashamed, dirty, mature for my age, alone. I became very aggressive, irritable, prepotent, perfectionist. I closed up and built walls around myself. I didn't like to feel vulnerable with anyone. I never cried. I repressed my emotions. I told nobody. It took me 31 years to tell someone.” Natasha eventually told her husband, her parents, her siblings, close friends and some extended family members. She continues, “some offered me support, others didn't and they got in my abuser's side. Then I told EVERYONE, I wrote and published a memoir, … it is really important to be able to tell your story, because the secrecy only benefits the abuser.” She attributes her survival to “old fashion therapy and the support of my husband, kids, siblings, parents and close friends.” Natasha is now spending her life with the love her life, her husband of 20 years, and her 3 kids. She says she is reinventing herself.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2307

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Carlotta Taylor, Foster Care / Law Enforcement
Tuesday
01/07/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Carlotta Taylor from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. After searching for her purpose for years, she learned it was to share her story and inspire others who may be going through what she endured. In her debut book, 'No More Flinching', Carlotta outlines five key steps to overcoming adversity. A former homicide detective, child protection detective, and former federal officer, with over 15 years law enforcement experience, she knew she had to use her knowledge and wisdom to effect greater change in and around the community. She's the founder of 'Somebody Step In', a non-profit for foster children, teens and young adults. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2306

Special guest Molly Skye Brown
Monday
01/06/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Molly Skye Brown from Orlando, Florida, a survivor as a child of abandonment, abduction, rape, sexual violence and manipulation, psychological abuse and emotional abuse. The manifestations of this trauma led to food and substance addictions, body dysmorphia (a mental disorder in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance), suicide attempts, divorce, an extramarital affair, estrangement and complete loss of self as well as her faith in a loving God. She brings her exquisite personal “light” humor to every dark shadow from her past, enlightening her audiences that humor can greatly help transcend even the darkest and most shameful of secrets. Her work has not only shifted her own debilitating PTSD symptoms and repeated suicide attempts but has helped the hundreds of survivors she divinely encounters and coaches. She shares her stories openly and bravely to bring light to those still silently suffering, be it speaking publicly or coaching privately. Her mission, also, is to educate innocent and naïve children on “Not So Stranger Danger” as her assailants were never strangers. Molly sums up her recovery in her own unique style: “My focus is Healing, Growing and Thriving: Healing our wounds and shitty programming .. Growing in limitless knowledge .. Thriving in passionate entrepreneurship. I am a trauma survivor, a glorious Being of the Divine and have been a successful and thriving entrepreneur for the last 13 years. In 2015, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening. I'd like to share everything I have learned that has empowered the CRAP out of me and changed my life for the best.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2305

Special guest Joann Brown
Friday
01/03/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joann Brown from Ohio, a grandmother of two abused children who helped save them from their situation. Imagine a grandmother's horror at finding out that her own son and his wife have been physically abusing their two children – her grandchildren. Joann immediately started building a case – complete with pictures – recording all marks of abuse on her young grandchildren's bodies. The abuse included being bitten, repeatedly hit in the head (sometimes with a hammer), suffering major bruising, being hit in the knee with dog chains causing infection, and other atrocities. The young boy was hit so hard that he had a skull fracture, dizziness, and drainage from his ears; but it took his parents – Joann's son and daughter-in-law – 3 days to get the boy to the hospital. Joann was not allowed to see the boy in the hospital. Eventually, Joann was able to gain custody of her two grandchildren. As Joann relates, “I had custody of my grandkids … for years and so I told my lawyer I wanted to adopt them; and I got adoption the 7th of November. We are a big happy family now the abuse is over for them, and we are in counseling and more over this. I don't have anything to do with my oldest son who abused my grandkids.” Joann now sees to it that the two grandchildren are safe in her loving home and are getting the counseling they need to deal with their trauma.  This grandmother's tenacity to rescue her grandchildren from that brutal abuse provides an opportunity for Joann and NAASCA to speak of the important role each of us can play in intervening for abused children everywhere!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2304

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/02/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be 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. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide 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) - 2303

Special guest Christopher Scramuzzo
Wednesday
01/01/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christopher Scramuzzo from Denver, Colorado, a child abuse survivor. Finding it difficult to sum up his life in a few words, Christopher shares, “I was born to a sociopath and [he] snapped when I was born. I became his self-justifying perversion (a pawn). Targeted as the one who did the things he'd done, including sexual abuse. Hijacking my will producing identity theft.” Christopher's abuse started only a few days after his birth, with his father sexually abusing him as soon as he was brought home. The sexual abuse and physical abuse lasted eight years, but the mental abuse lasted even after his “demonic” father's death last year. Having survived multiple “murder attempts” by his father, Christopher describes the first murder attempt his own words, “[The] First attempt at murdering me was within weeks after birth. He choked me until my lips turned a pasty swamp green, giving brain damage. Hidden and held secret for 30 years, trying to secure his lie as the truth, ending his life last year with me at fault. A blame product of society from his doing because we didn't know how to diagnose sociopath yet.” NAASCA welcomes Christopher as he shares his story of survival.

 
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