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All our talk shows are recorded and are later available as "on demand" podcasts. Descriptions include links to supporting materials.

Episodes - 2021 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2690

Special guest ?
Friday
06/25/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2689

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - ?
Thursday
06/24/2021
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's 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2688

Special guest ?
Wednesday
06/23/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2687

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - ?
Tuesday
06/22/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2686

Special guest ?
Monday
06/21/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2685

Special guest Michelle Goetsch
Friday
06/18/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michelle Goetsch from Los Angeles, California, a child abuse survivor who shares that she was 6 years old the first time saw semen. "My step-father took off my underwear," she says, "rubbed his penis against me and masturbated until ejaculation." Michelle goes on, "I was isolated as the abuse progressed to daily molestation. By the age of 10, I was severely depressed. I prayed that God would take me in my sleep."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2684

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional ?
Thursday
06/17/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2683

Special guest ?
Wednesday
06/16/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2682

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - ?
Tuesday
06/15/2021
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's 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2681

Special guest ?
Monday
06/14/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2680

Special guest ?
Friday
06/11/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2679

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
06/10/2021
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's 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. As an activist, Barbara can regularly be found carrying the messages of prevention, intervention and recovery on podcasts, as an invited speaker and in various groups. Please find her list of numerous upcoming Current Events on her web site! In addition, 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 amazing energy and 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2678

Special guest Jane Epstein
Wednesday
06/09/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jane Epstein from San Mateo, California, an activist now whose sexual abuse began when she was six years old. "My brother, my abuser," she explains, "was 12 when it started. The sexual abuse went on and off for six years." She goes on, "I have been in and out of therapy most of my life. It started when my parents got divorced, but the sexual abuse did not come up until I was severely depressed at age 45. The negative effects that still linger and I can’t be intimate."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2677

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
06/08/2021
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 Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2676

Special guest Alisa Starr
Monday
06/07/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Alisa Starr from Seattle, Washington, who was  molested at 13 by a 22-year-old family friend. It lasted for 9 months. "It was the first time a boy had had feelings for me Alisa says, "so at first I felt flattered. But there was shame and secrecy in the 'relationship'." She goes on, "My abuser wanted to marry me. Promising to marry someone at 13 quickly lost its luster. And he was an emotional succubus. I ended our relationship after 9 months." But that wasn't the end of it. "He stalked me. And then started to molest my sister."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2675

Special guest ?
Friday
06/04/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2674

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
06/03/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2673

Special guest Amanda Blackwood
Wednesday
06/02/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amanda Blackwood from Thornton, Colorado, a child abuse victim, activist and author, who grew up in a military family and has lived all over the world.  Her father was physically violent (ages 3 to 18), her mother was emotionally and psychologically abusive (ages 0 to 32) and her my brother abused Amanda both sexually and emotionally (age 4 and age 12). "I was sexually abused by my uncle (age 13)," she says. "The childhood abuse started for me at such a young age that I never really knew what life was like without it."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2672

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
06/01/2021
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's special co host will be Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2671

Special guest Gregory Williams
Monday
05/31/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Gregory Williams, Ph.D, from Houston, Texas, a child abuse survivor and author of the book 'Shattered by the Darkness: Putting the Pieces Back Together after Child Abuse'. An activist now, he was abused in his family. "My first memory of being sexually abused by my father was when I was 4 years old and the last time was right before my 17th birthday. My dad sexually abused me every day of my childhood and then around 12 years old started involving his friends and several times I was ganged raped by them."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2670

Special guest ?
Friday
05/28/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2669

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
05/27/2021
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's special co-host will be Dr Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2668

Special guest Jennifer Michele
Wednesday
05/26/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jennifer Michele from Walker, Louisiana, whose 'New Daddy' came into the picture when her mother married her new husband when Jennifer was around 7 years old. "Life was never the same again," she says. "The grooming started before they married and finding every reason to hold me, sitting on his lap while touching, caressing and slipping hands in the wrong places." She goes on, "It quickly progressed to long soapy showers to make sure I was clean in the middle of the day then the fondling became more aggressive and intrusive. As well as teaching me how to make daddy feel better. He later raped me and let others do the same."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2667

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
05/25/2021
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 survivor-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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2666

Special guest Randy Lail
Monday
05/24/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Randy Lail from Charleston, South Carolina, who was abused by his father. He explains, "My abuse started when I was 3 and ended at 14. A lot of my abuse memories were repressed for many years but through therapy I have recovered most of them. The early years were just with Dad. I didn’t like what he was doing to me. On some level it felt wrong, but it also had a weird sense of normalcy to it."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2665

Special guest ?
Friday
05/21/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2664

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
05/20/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2663

Special guest ?
Wednesday
05/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2662

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
05/18/2021
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's 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2661

Special guest ?
Monday
05/17/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2660

Special guest Makayla Boatman
Friday
05/14/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Makayla Boatman from Stephenville, Texas, who  grew up in a physical, emotional, spiritual and sexually abusive household. "My father physically, mentally and spiritually abused us," she says. "My nana mentally abused us. My oldest brother sexually abused me. I cannot honestly remember a time in my life where there was no abuse." She goes on, "I struggled with depression and anxiety my whole life." She left the family as soon as she could. "When I was 18 the morning after I graduated high school (May 2019) I moved out and have not looked back since." In recovery now, she has been in Christian counseling for almost two years.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2659

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
05/13/2021
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. As an activist, Barbara can regularly be found carrying the messages of prevention, intervention and recovery on podcasts, as an invited speaker and in various groups. Please find her list of numerous upcoming Current Events on her web site! In addition, 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 amazing energy and 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2658

Special guest HelenMarie McCracken
Wednesday
05/12/2021
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." There was sexual assault in her family, too, but 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.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2657

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
05/11/2021
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's special guest will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2656

Special guest Denise Bossarte
Monday
05/10/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Denise Bossarte from Houston, Texas, abused by her maternal grandfather beginning in elementary school. She explains, "I was always afraid to be alone around my grandfather although I never really understood why as a child. I went from an outgoing, creative kid to a shy, ashamed kid afraid of people. The abuse lasted until I was in high school." Denise says, "I still carry a lot of stress in my body, my body remembers being afraid and is constantly prepared for getting hurt again. I am no longer in therapy but went through individual and group therapy in college and grad school."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2655

Special guest Amanda Goudeau
Friday
05/07/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amanda Goudeau from Houston, Texas, whose parents began to abuse her when she was three years old. "About the age of 7," she says, "I was molested by the husband of a babysitter. I was isolated and in a constant state of fear. The physical abuse lasted for 21 years. However, 22-25 years old was emotionally, verbally, and psychologically abused via phone calls and text messages." Now Amanda tries to help others on YouTube.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2654

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
05/06/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2653

Special guest Lisa Zarcone
Wednesday
05/05/2021
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 and activist , she's the author of "The Unspoken Truth, A Memoir." Her book is about childhood neglect and abuse at the hands of her 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."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2652

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
05/04/2021
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 Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2651

Special guest Kathleen Niestadt
Monday
05/03/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kathleen Niestadt from Louisville, Kentucky. "My paternal grandfather was my abuser," she reveals. "The abuse started right before my 5th birthday. The feelings I had growing up was mostly numbness, depression, anxiety, and fear." Kathleen further explains, "My family was in the next room in my view when he told me he knew I liked what he was doing because I was not making him stop. He continued doing things to me and when I was 7, he first raped me." Healing hasn't been easy. "The current status of my recovery process is good and still difficult for me. I have been in therapy since the end of 2005. I feel hopeful, and happy to help others who have gone through what was done to them, and to educate those who have never experienced this."
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Special guest Ed Squire
Friday
04/30/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ed Squire from Denver, Colorado. " My father, his brothers, and sister were sexually abused as children by their stepfather," Ed reports, "who was the same man that sexually abused me. I was sexually abused from age four until ten by three different men." He goes on, "I mostly felt confused when I was four years old because I didn't understand what was happening to me and I learned how to disassociate while I was being abused as I got older, but I remember the feeling of always wishing someone would walk in and discover what was going on." Now he's able to manage his life in a way that is productive, as healthy as it can be, and says, "I have a tremendous amount of gratitude and thanksgiving to be alive and for who I've become." Helping others, Ed runs a non profit organization, 'MeTooWhatNow' and has a YouTube channel.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
04/29/2021
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's special guest will be 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Jeremy Bryant
Wednesday
04/28/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jeremy Bryant from Austin, Texas, a child abuse survivor who was first sexually assaulted at 6 years old by his older stepbrother, who was 18 at the time. "I now know it wasn't my fault," Jeremy says. "I took it to my dad about my sexual abuse and he accused me of extortion. He was a very prominent man so he had to chase me out of away from the family."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
04/27/2021
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 survivor-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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Kirsten Olive
Monday
04/26/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kirsten Oliver from Ft Worth, Texas, who has memories of sexual abuse at age of 3-8 years old. "I was molested by my mother's best friend's boyfriend," she says. "My mother let this man babysit me. I would numb myself and I was terrorized and disgusted. I would throw up afterwards. I peed my pants a lot." Kirsten was later abused by her stepmother. "I am working through a lot of pain and heartache and loneliness. I started on my healing journey when I was 41 because I started coming about the severity of being raped and sexually abused."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2645

Special guest Angela Turpin
Friday
04/23/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Angela Turpin from Fresno, California, a child abuse survivor, coach and author. She was abused  emotionally, mentally, physically, and sexually, emotional and mentally by her mother. "My mom married the man that was abusing me sexually which started was around 3 years old," Angela says. "The sexual and physical abuse stopped around 7 or 8 years old. I endured mental and emotional abuse until I was 18." After struggling in her personal life and not knowing why, Angela was raped for a second time at 27, and she began to have flashbacks of the sexual abuse. Now she's a 'Breakthrough Coach', blogger and author. "Truth is," she explains, "I didn't really understand any of it was abuse until I was much older. When I looked back on it, when I had gotten older, I just thought it was normal that people grew up with their mothers like that. When I was 27 and had flashbacks of the sexual abuse, I couldn't remember the details. [But] I did remember the physical abuse." Recovery means everything to her. "I am very grateful for my ability to overcome things. I am at peace with my abuser, my past, and myself. That's something I never thought I was going to find." Angela advises that survivors should always hold onto their truth. "People will question it and make you question it. That's okay. That's part of the process. Hold onto your truth despite what everyone tells you and keep moving forward. Don't be afraid to leave behind what doesn't serve you." Angela empowers women to strive for their best lives no matter what they have been through.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
04/22/2021
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 Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Kim Lakin
Wednesday
04/21/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kim Lakin from Littleton, Colorado, a child abuse survivor and activist who's the founder of 'Soar On Eagles Wings', where she teaches about prevention and intervention. Kim's an Authorized Instructor and Certified Facilitator for Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children; as well as a facilitator for The Monique Burr Foundation. She speaks from her own experience, "My abuse started when I was 5 years old, with the cousin of my friend, who lived across the street. It continued throughout my childhood by a cousin, by my stepdad and then a stranger." Now she says, "I will always be in the recovery process. I don't think that will go away. I feel that my work with facilitating has been a big part of my healing the past 4 years. I feel empowered and free when I am providing classes for the community." Kim explains, "My mom worked for a judge and my step dad worked for Animal Control. Things appeared normal on the outside; however, reality was, my parents were doing drugs in the evening and weekends. I believe God was a big part of my healing journey from the beginning. It gave me the ability to forgive." Her life is different today. "I am an Instructor and Facilitator for Darkness to Light, Stewards of children. A two-hour class for adults that teaches the 5 Steps to Protecting Children. 1. Learn The Facts; 2. Minimize Opportunity; 3. Talk About It; 4. Recognize the  Signs; 5. React Responsibly. I am also a facilitator for The Monique Burr Foundation for children. I was recently in Stories of Roaring Faith and I'm working on writing a book. I have spoken for MOPs groups and churches, in addition to the classes I facilitate. I've also been on a few podcasts."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
04/20/2021
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's 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Lindsay Songer
Monday
04/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lindsay Songer from Kentucky, whose mother was sexually abused by her mother’s second husband from the age of four to eighteen. "Her PTSD is what I had to deal with during my early years of development until I left home at age 17," Lindsay reports. "This meant that all my childhood and adolescent growth was hindered by mental and emotional second hand trauma." She explains, "My first memory of being emotionally abused by my mother was when she homeschooled me in second grade." She says of her mother, "She was really depressed and slept all the time which made me feel alone and neglected even though I received a lot of negative attention. She spanked me for not doing schoolwork right at times and this made me scared of her. It also appeared she wanted me to be a child prodigy." Childhood was hard. "I felt anxiety, anger, resentment, rebellious, bad attitude, I felt like I was being indoctrinated at times when my mom made me do and say things over and over again as she tried to live vicariously through me." Lindsay goes on, "I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and I have PTSD. I still have bad dreams and certain situations I encounter remind me of my abuse, and I still have to watch for triggers when my mom texts me religious stuff." And today? "I am very busy raising two children. I am a Marine Vet and I consider this part of my life as giving me strength to cope and stay busy not having to deal with my past. I work as a nurse in the Operating Room at a hospital. I have managed an inpatient behavioral health unit dealing with mania, psychosis and detoxing from alcohol and drugs."
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Special guest Sean Wheeler
Friday
04/16/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sean Wheeler from Loveland, Colorado. He says, "Being groomed and sexualized even before entering kindergarten was confusing and fearful. Traffickers like to keep their victims afraid and they did a good job with me. Three things summarize those feelings: shame, guilt and fear." Sean continues, "When my parents divorced and my mom found a new job in another state I was able to escape that network, but the damage was done. There was not just one abuser, and I was offered up to both men and women. There are no outward physical injuries, though I was beaten by the abusers." He explains, "My abuse started with the grooming before age 5, but I was actively networked from 5 to just before turning 10. After that we moved away from that town, however I still encountered predators and the last time I was 'gotten' I was age 19." Sean goes on, "In 2010 I met a lady in my former church who turned out to be a Christian Counselor with survivors of abuse. She started me on a healing process that continues to this day, which I describe in my book 'Wretch – Haunted by Shadows, Rescued by Jesus'." Sean's doing much better today. "How I feel now is a lot better than I ever have in my entire life. I still work off and on with Christian counselors, because while the 'network' I was in lasted for part of my growing up years, it created in me a person who was vulnerable. Later on if people hit on me I complied, because I believed a lie of the enemy that it's what I was created for. I didn't know I had a choice, and quite honestly to a kid who felt alone I figured fake love was better than nothing."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
04/15/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Doug Probst
Wednesday
04/14/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Doug Probst from Long Beach, California, a professional musician who survived horrible child abuse, in and out of the system, in prison and on the streets. He chronicled his story in his book, 'Mayotte: Musings Of A Narcissist: A Survivor's Story', saying, "It's a brutally honest description of my childhood, which was scarred with physical and sexual abuse by my parents, priests, probation officers and others who were my authority figures in the LA County Probation System." Now 55 and in recovery, Doug explains, "As long as I wake up grateful every day thanking God for another chance to begin over, I feel very good about the day. I take each day one day at a time. Today is a gift with no guarantees." He goes on, "I was born into addiction with an alcoholic mother and a child rapist father. Later, I was placed into boys' homes where some adults required sexual favors for proper care." This was in Northern California. "My father was a cold, scary man and a child rapist. He raped and beat me and my sister many times from the age of two until I was taken out of the home by authorities at age 12." Healing started in Doug's 50s. "When my son was born in 1990, he changed my life. I was now living for him and I sacrificed my career in music to take care of him full time. I wasn't the perfect parent as I still had a lot of unresolved anger BUT - I NEVER HIT HIM. I couldn't imagine hitting him. Joshua is 31 today and we have a great relationship. I've been a California substance abuse counselor for five years and I facilitate groups on how to heal from sexual assault as a child."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
04/13/2021
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's special guest will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Mike Tikkanen
Monday
04/12/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Hopkins, Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member. He's perfect for appearing in April, Child Abuse Awareness month. Mike is all about working on prevention and intervention in his home state. The founder and President of 'Kids at Risk Action' (KARA), a non-profit action tank that supports the people, policies, and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children. Mike knows all the statistics of child abuse. He recently worked on a local PSA project, and asked us at NAASCA for ideas about how a survivor can 'Start a Recovery Group'. We recommend his book: 'Invisible Children: Pre-Teen Mothers, Adolescent Felons, and What We Can Do About It'. It's an uncomfortably close look at the American cycle of abuse and its cost. Mike explains, "The need for civic involvement of young future community leaders is the solution to America's 'At Risk Youth' problem. Without today's college students understanding and support, schools will continue to fail, streets to be unsafe, and jails to fill." Mike often speaks at local and national venues and has been the keynote speaker at business, community, and religious organizations. He's led a workshop at the UN in New York addressing the rights of children. Since 1996, he's volunteered in the Guardian Ad-Litem program as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has worked with many 'Invisible Children' who are part of the County Child Protection System. Contact him at: Mike@Invisiblechildren.org
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Special guest Tona Buck
Friday
04/09/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tona Buck from Trenton, New Jersey, whose father was never in her life. "I started being sexually abused at the age of 3 by my mom's then-boyfriend I called him dad," she says. "I was young so being abused was normal, this was the way my abuser showed me how he loved me, as he would abuse me, he would tell me how I was a good girl and how much he loved me. I was abused until I was 7 years old. Eventually, I was able to get away from my abuser when he moved out." Tona recognized at a young age that she loved helping people. She began assisting the Trenton community by taking on many endeavors. The theme of community empowerment is echoed throughout all of Tona's  work. "I started an organization called R.O.S.A (Rising Over Sexual Abuse)," she says, "[where] the mission is to empower children, break the silence against sexual abuse and be the voice for the voiceless." She recently finished composing the documentary, 'Why We Didn't Tell,' a narrative about African American sexual assault survivors. Tona explains, "This year will be our 4th sexual assault month walk." Tona wants the audience to know that not just survivors, but the unaffected community as well, have the ability to choose to be powerless or powerful when it comes to protecting children. "Talking about it is the biggest part of my recovery," she says, "by sharing my stories with others, as I let others know that my pain." Tona concludes her work, ".. has turned into my passion and my purpose. Society must be educated on how to protect children by being watchful and involved."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
04/08/2021
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. As an activist, Barbara can regularly be found carrying the messages of prevention, intervention and recovery on podcasts, as an invited speaker and in various groups. Please find her list of numerous upcoming Current Events on her web site! In addition, 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 amazing energy and 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Cathlene Miner
Wednesday
04/07/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cathlene Miner from St. Augustine, Florida, whose mother had her at 15. They lived across the street from her grandparents. "Mom grew up in a very abusive home, her father would abuse my grandmother and all of the children." She says, "For my grandmother it lasted till she passed away from a brain injury." Cathlene explains, "From being exposed to domestic abuse as a third-party since a very young age I always wondered why people stay and why abusers do what they do. After raising four children I went on to be certified as a domestic violence advocate and started my own nonprofit ('Hopeful Handbags')." She goes on, "Being exposed to domestic abuse as a third-party since a very young age I always wondered why people stay and why abusers do what they do. I started my own nonprofit 'Hopeful Handbags' to raise hope, help and support to those getting back on their feet from domestic abuse, spreading prevention and awareness, opening the very important conversation so that those still in abusive situations feel safe and confident to reach out for help. We do this by starting with once-loved handbags filled necessities and donating them to those getting back on their feet. That just opens the conversation." According to Cathlene, "A key goal is educating and getting communities involved in domestic abuse awareness and what to look for. 'Hopeful Handbags' is active in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Caribbean, Uganda and South Africa. There have been numerous magazine articles and consistent social media content daily since 2017."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
04/06/2021
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 Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Nicole Fontaine
Monday
04/05/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Fontaine from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the youngest of 10 children. "My parents are residential school survivors," she says, ".. they grew up in Church run schools. Unhealthy relationships are a norm in our community so the abuse was always there. I was sexual abused by a close family member around the age of 5." Nicole goes on, "I grew up in a home that had unhealthy family dynamics, abuse was happening all around. It was mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual. This lasted right up into my adult years and it is still occurring as I look in from the outside. When the abuse occurred I thought it was a normal everyday thing that children experienced, it was happening all around our community." She continues, "I lived with PTSD for all my life, I was stuck in my trauma. In my twenties (after my first child was born) I was fortunate to meet some great helpers along the way, this is when my healing began. I visited with many therapists and also relied on pharmaceuticals to help with depression and anxiety. Nothing seemed to help because I never dealt with my wounded inner child. I am creating healthy boundaries for me and my family." Nichole is busy now. "I work with social services and deliver parenting and domestic violence workshops. I teach my clients and empower them to use their voices to escape from abusive relationships. I share my life story with clients when we are working on genograms and our history as Indigenous people. It is not our fault that abuse happened to us, that took me almost 40 Years to accept that and believe it. We have the power to be in healthier relationships and to be happy."
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Special guest Dr. Teresa Van Woy
Friday
04/02/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Teresa Van Woy from Benicia, California, a survivor of physical, emotional and neglectful child abuse, along with eight siblings, at the hands of their mother. The impoverished family lived in a camper and later at a homeless shelter in San Francisco. "My mother finally found a studio apartment for us in the slums of the Tenderloin district," she says, "amongst the drug dealers and prostitutes. And it was here that my life changed forever. At the age of 7, I was now in charge of taking care of my mother, my older sister, and my younger twin brothers." Teresa, now a Podiatrist, has written a compelling memoir, 'Wildflower: A Tale of Transcendence'. All about her childhood abuse, it's an inspirational memoir, written from a child's perspective, so it includes her adventures and fantasies of living a better life. "My healing began when I started writing my book. My secret had been locked away all my life, hidden from myself and from the world. When that pen touched the paper, unleashing all my past trauma, that's when the healing journey began." Teresa's past is the past. "My mother's abuse to me was rampant, throwing things at me, punching me, kicking, tossing me against the walls, throwing plates of food at me, kicking me outside naked, etc. My only refuge was school and my adventures around the city. Life was very scary." Now she's better. "I am right where I want to be in life." Happily married with three beautiful daughters, she says, “I hope to inspire them to believe in themselves.” She's also an activist in her community, and has spoken at the Solano County First Five event about her abuse.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
04/01/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest John-Michael Lander
Wednesday
03/31/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is John-Michael Lander from Kettering, Ohio, who grew up in a poor family in a small farm community in Ohio. "My parents were barely living from paycheck to paycheck, feeding and raising six children," John-Michael says. "Springboard/platform diving was an expensive sport" he goes on. "When I was fifteen years old, I took eight in the Junior Olympics and dreamed about the Olympics when a lawyer presented my mother an offer she could not refuse. Through the lawyer, I was introduced to my coaches, the medical team, and sponsors who sexually abused me." Now he speaks out about his experiences. "My life was in shambles, filled with secrets, and confusing. I was filled with such shame and continuously berated and blaming myself as being my fault. I had no one to turn to because when I tried to tell my mom, she slapped me and said that it wasn't nice to make up lies about people." John-Michael is getting the word out in many ways. "I have written the serial ''Surface Series based on my traumatic experience, including 'Surface Tension', 'Cracked Surface', and soon to be published, 'Broken Surface'. I have had the honor to speak at the 2019 and 2020 National Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit in Washington, D.C.; on the Discussion panel twice for the Netflix film, 'Athlete A'; provided testimony for CHILD USA's End Game and to Maryland Legislation's Statute of Limitation Policy; and I have spoken in England and Canada. I broke my silence in October 2018 when I shared my story on the TEDxDayton stage."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Tuesday
03/30/2021
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's special guest will be 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Charles Prinzen
Monday
03/29/2021
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, in 2018 he was the Keynote Speaker at Banning High School, addressing 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."
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Special guest Rodney Calmes
Friday
03/26/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rodney Calmes from Cornell, Michigan, who says, "I met my wife when I was 29 and dated her for about 2 years and got married when I was 31. She had listened to me and became a great blessing in my life. She stands behind me when I run my page and share my story because she knows it will bring healing and help others heal. My wife is a great support." He further explains, "I realize that the things I have been through and the things I have learned from what I have been through had to be unlearned, along with many behavior patterns, self-destructive behavior, thought patterns, and I had to relearn the correct way of doing things. This is a daily process." Rodney details his young life, saying, "From the time I was born until I was 4, my mother and dad were married. My mother was a good mother to me. My dad was an absentee father. I was slow to catch on to things, and my dad showed more favor to my brother during that time. When I was 4 years old, I lived with my grandparents who used to spank me with a 3-foot stick until I could not feel the stick hitting my butt anymore for every little thing. I got at least one round spankings a day." Adult life was tough, too. "I felt that if too many people discovered that I was abused, that they were going to think there was something wrong with me." Now he's healing. "I now realize that God has made me into a beautiful, loving person who even cares for strangers as much as I care for myself. God gave me that heart. I also realize God's love for me, and His love for others, and every person is precious to Him."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Thursday
03/25/2021
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 Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Morgan Whiting
Wednesday
03/24/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Morgan Whiting from Louisville, Kentucky. She experienced emotional and physical abuse growing up, but did not realize the level of abuse she'd experienced until she was much older. "From one of my parents, I remember being hit and smacked with switches," she says. "But the emotional abuse is what stuck and continues to be a part of life today. I am also a survivor of adult domestic violence and sexual violence. Some of my major feelings we confusion, a high sense of anxiety, and isolated-where do I turn? Who can I trust?" Morgan explains, "I was adopted at 2 weeks old to two mommas and grew up in Corydon, Indiana. I have 2 brothers, 2 sisters, several nieces and nephews and extended family. But for my story, my chosen family is incredibly important because I had to find safety and support outside of my family system." As she says, "I will forever live with my trauma. I had not effectively moved into my healing until 2020. I had been through numerous therapists but none that truly helped until this last year. I go to therapy with my trauma and leave with it. What I am working hard to learn is how to be my best self while living with my trauma and how to transform it into good." Morgan is now an activist. "Today, I serve as the Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator for the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking. I train teams made of up prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners to respond effectively to sexual violence cases in their counties. I am co-chair the Southern Indiana Human Trafficking Coalition and train community [about] human trafficking."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
03/23/2021
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 survivor-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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Christine Samad
Monday
03/22/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christine Samad from Valrico, Florida. She explains, "My foster parents emotionally and psychologically abused me. I was placed in foster care at three days old. They had six of their own biological children who were older and not living in the house (except for the youngest daughter). I lived in fear. I stayed quiet and isolated." She's healing now. "I started healing during the pandemic when I started recognizing my feelings, and giving myself permission to grieve and feel angry. I started using better help, and when I was ready for in person therapy, my counselor helped me and supported me through the change." Christine explains, "I have a biological father who passed in 2011. I would visit him monthly. He was struggling and working hard with no support. He was trying to raise my sister and not lose us both. He struggled with depression and anger. My biological mother has not been in my life. She has schizophrenia, and set our house on fire when I was a baby." Home life was always difficult. "I lived in a house that was filled with domestic violence, racism, substance abuse and secrets. I learned how to stay quiet and follow the rules to stay safe. I felt unidentified, isolated, depressed. I struggle with OCD and PTSD." Now on her healing journey, Christine says, "I am currently making art and sharing my story. I have started creating YouTube videos as well. I have made goals to speak to parents who want to foster children, and on social media I am creating awareness about emotional trauma. I am writing a poetry and art book and will be publishing it later this year. This will be my third self-published poetry book. They'll be available on Amazon."
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Special guest Jessica Reilly
Friday
03/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jessica Reilly from Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. "I was born in London to American parents who were both adult children of alcoholics", she says. "High WASP and highly dysfunctional upbringing! My father was a pedophile and began abusing me when I was a toddler. The abuse lasted until I was 6 years old - my mother flew back to the USA for her brother's funeral and came back to catch my father in the act of abusing me. He left and my mother pretended everything was OK and refused to address this or any other unpleasant subjects. I learned how to fake everything and wear a mask." She explains, "I learned how to disassociate and compartmentalize at an early age. The abuse started so young I blocked out memories until I was ready to face them and deal with the trauma in middle age. After living in chaos and self-destructive tendencies my entire life, I realized I kept re-traumatizing myself in picking the wrong romantic and business partners." Jessica goes on, "I developed a drinking problem that landed me in evidence-based rehab with the nation's best trauma therapy program. I can't believe I'm the same person...my entire perspective has shifted." As she says, she's growing. "I'm currently working on my first novel - a murder mystery which I hope will bring awareness to this important issue. Pre-COVID, I spoke regularly to local recovery groups and institutions about my journey of recovery and hope." Jessica wants to help others. "It is time to stop the cycle of abuse! We are the lucky ones. We have each other and these forums for support. Our predecessors (and perhaps our own abusers) didn't have that outlet or opportunity. We are too many to be ignored. It is time to speak out and prevent the next generation from the devastating, lifelong effects of child abuse."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
03/18/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Dr. Lori Pitts
Wednesday
03/17/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Lori Pitts from Los Angeles, California, whose first abuser was her uncle who was also her god father. This relationship greatly impacted her relationship with the divine. Lori was sexually violated 3'x throughout her life with the first assault starting at the tender age of 5. She was gang raped during high school and was convinced that this was her fault causing feelings of self-doubt. She survived an attempted rape yet again at age 26, during the pregnancy of her youngest child by yet another family member. The primary feelings Dr. Lori experienced were extreme guilt, shame, and confusion of why this continued to happen to her. She was beginning to believe that this was what she was placed here for, to be sexually violated by men. As a former clinical counselor, Dr. Lori is an advocate for mental health and has been in counseling dealing with her abuse for 10+ years. She has most recently dealt with forgiveness of her parents and other adults in her life that did not protect her as a child. Further, she has been working through forgiving herself while removing the guilt and shame associated with the assault. Dr. Lori is currently working on a book to be published later this year, that tells her story shedding light on the many areas of her life that were effected by being sexually violated. Dr. Lori regularly shares her story during the Women's Wellness Circle that is held the first Saturday of each month as well as on social media platforms. Dr. Lori most recently shared her story of Alchemy during the invitation of the Anu Practice where she was the key note speaker for their Sunday Service.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
03/16/2021
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's special guest 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Mary Knight
Monday
03/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mary Knight from Bellingham, Washington, a returning NAASCA family member. She is a survivor of various forms of familial human trafficking, including child pornography produced by her parents. A retired social worker, Annie has been a full-time writer and filmmaker since 2010. Knight tells about the path she took to the great life she now has in her personal documentary 'Am I Crazy? My journey to determine if my memories are true'. Mary explains, "My parents were church leaders who took me to church three times a week AND they were my pimps." She's also a survivor of child pornography produced by her parents. As a clinical social worker, Mary Knight, MSW, placed over 100 children in adoptive homes, provided therapeutic services for traumatized children, and, by court appointment, conducted 400 divorce custody evaluations. She has been a full-time writer and filmmaker since 2010. She tells about the path she took to the great life she now lives. "I reevaluated my recovered memories," she says, "on camera." Included are psychiatrist Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, noted psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and survivor/advocate and fellow NAASCA family member former Miss America Marilyn Van Debur. Mary wants copies of her film 'Am I Crazy?' in the right hands. "Free downloads are available to survivors who can't otherwise easily afford them."
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Special guest Dr. Tina Medina
Friday
03/12/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas. She was sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "I have a book for preschoolers, schooled aged children, teenagers, and adults. I have writing journals and am developing the counselor's guides at this time." As Tina tells her story, "I was scared when my uncle touched me and was frightened because he woke me up in those instances. Although it only occurred three to five times, and only for 10 seconds or so, I still do not like to be woke up and I do not like for a man to touch me without my permission." Years later, she began her healing through the help of the Pentecostal Church in 1998. "The journey to sexual abuse recovery is all about taking tiny steps to release pent up feelings and when they are gone," she explains, "then the fruit of the Holy Spirit can come in and all is well. The spiritual aspect of inner healing is crucial for full recovery. My spirit is the essence of me and it needed to be healed in order for me to be creative and fulfilled. Walking those baby steps are huge healing steps because it is our version of walking on water. What was once thought to be impossible is now very much attainable. That is the hope of God."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
03/11/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Elizabeth Sullivan
Wednesday
03/10/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Sullivan from Stillwater, Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member and survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape and the founder. She's the director of EmpowerSurvivors , a peer-led nonprofit organization that supports those that have experienced the crimes of childhood sexual abuse and rape.  "In 2013 at the age of 42 I broke my silence," Elizabeth says. "Kind of a forced breaking of silence because it came out due to several triggers that ended up putting me in ICU for two days with a heart rate that couldn't be regulated, chest pain and dry heaves. After two days the flashbacks started in, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, hyper vigilance and all of the rest." Her PTSD was basically out of control. "This begun the breaking of silence for me, the two day a week therapy sessions, group therapy and a lot of ups and downs and suicidal thoughts." Elizabeth goes on, "Breaking my silence was the best thing I ever did, and the hardest thing I ever did, and now I want to empower other survivors to do the same and find healing." Elizabeth is a certified peer support specialist. "I am someone that advocates for those that haven't found their voice," she says, "particularly adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or any person that is poor in spirit or vulnerable. My objective is to help others on their journeys of healing from childhood sexual abuse and trauma as I also progress on my personal journey. My hope and dream are to somehow raise enough money to create a healing center on a ranch geared specifically for those who were sexually abused as children offering something different then the regular clinical setting."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Annie Margis, survivor and recovery author
Tuesday
03/09/2021
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's special guest is Annie Margis from Long Beach, California, who grew up in a large Catholic family. Most of her five siblings fell victim to a variety of abuses. "My parents never made me feel protected and I lived in sheer terror. I was a social misfit and had terrible social anxiety. My biological dad began molesting me at 3 years of age," she says. "I told the priest at confession that I had sinned against my dad but he told me to go back home and obey my dad. I felt caught in sin permanently and hopeless to get to heaven. I was doomed to go to hell." She explains, "Today I have no shame. My book is a non-graphic novel entitled 'The Ugliest Word'. I am doing research about what keeps people locked away from being able to discuss child abuse. We know how hard it was to live but we don't know how hard it is for someone who has never had to face it as a reality in society before." ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Chris Scramuzzo
Monday
03/08/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Chris Scramuzzo from Denver, Colorado, who says his dad was a sociopath. "My dad told me uncles had sexually abused him. He lived his life lying to gain emotion and innocence." He explains, "His abuse started to me when I was born, he tried to smother me, beat me, sexually abused me, and indented my skull at my soft spot to damage my blood brain which started the vein to fill with toxins until the vein rupture and I had my stroke. It took 29 years to collect in my blood vein to rupture." He goes on, "School was even more of a problem for me because my dad set up my friendship styles which were in lieu. His guilt was laid on my shoulders by making his memories be my memories (ie gaslighting, narcissism). All the way through my school years I had to tell the truth. He would make me be the criminal through identity theft .. it was not my identity it's my dad. My dad wanted me to go to jail or for me to die in jail." Now things are different. "I see a psychiatrist now. I will be reaching out to a trauma-based therapist. Once I started on ADHD meds I seemed to get better. I only began to realize I was on my healing journey in 2018. I went from darkness to light during this time where I began to understand more about what was real in my life and what was illusion from my past. And I also have the recovery from my stroke going on." Chris' advice? “Look for truth, look for security, be firm in what you know, reach out to others who understand and that you can trust.”
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Special guest Tara Flynn
Friday
03/05/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tara Flynn from Naugatuck, Connecticut, the younger of two children and who were raised by a single mother. "The father of the children that I babysat for abused me," Tara says. "The abuse occurred over the summer of 2002 between the ages of 14 and 15. I continued babysitting for the family, thinking it was my fault, keeping the dark secret between him and I. Guilt, shame, fear. I felt it all and nothing, at the same time." Now she's changed. "I see how valuable it is for people to put a face to a survivor and be able to relate." Tara explains, "What truly started my healing journey was when my perpetrator was released from prison and off parole and I learned that there were no protections in place. I reached out to a local sexual assault counselor and started seeing her. After about a year, I gained the courage to join 'Jane Doe No More'. There I became part of a family of truly incredible survivors that have help me in more ways than I can mention, throughout the years. They taught me how to share my story. Healing is not a sprint it is a marathon. And I am in it every day." She continues, "I am now an Outreach member with 'Jane Doe No More'. JDNM has been instrumental in my healing. I also co-chair the advocacy committee, where we work on legislation, community & SAAM events, and anything to help advocate for survivors. I work with survivors to share their stories, advance their healing, and help educate others. I have shared my story with anyone who will listen."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
03/04/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Francine Umaru
Wednesday
03/03/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Francine Anne Umaru from Crofton, Maryland, also known as 'Sistah Fran', was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. She is proud of her Jamaican heritage. Francine was saved by the pen at a tender age, while suffering from childhood sexual, physical, and verbal abuse by her biological father. "When I was about 12 or 13 years old, I was emotionally, physically, and sexually abused by my biological father," she says. "My mother was complicit and is still married to him. The home I grew up in felt like a place in hell." Francine continues, "The unresolved trauma and toxic stress I carried manifested into Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which I struggle with every day. I started my healing journey in October 2020. I have been seeing a trauma-informed therapist twice a week since then. I am still a work in progress and healing is not a linear process." Her passion for poetry has continued into adulthood. As the founder of 'Break the Silence and Bloom', she carries out her mission to facilitate and normalize conversations around child abuse and neglect; to encourage adult survivors to share their truth in safe spaces and promote healing so they can bloom. "In July 2017, I published my first book of 30 poems, 'Break the Silence & Bloom: My Poetic Testimonies'. There is a process between breaking your silence and blooming -- it is called "healing". We cannot bloom until we do the inner work first."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
03/02/2021
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's special guest will be Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Cindi Taylor
Monday
03/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cindi Taylor from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. "My sexual abuse started at age 7 and continued until I was 15 by my stepfather," she reports. "My mother asked me one day after school if something was happening / did happen between the two of us [but] I didn’t get away until I moved our if the house I grew up in. I was confused, scared. I knew this wasn’t happening to my girlfriends." Cindi explains, " I didn't get away until I moved our if the house I grew up in. I was confused, scared. I knew this wasn't happening to my girlfriends. I have complex PTSD, ADHD. I am completely at peace with the abuse. I know that the abuse was put upon me because I kept a positive attitude, determination and sheer grit about processing through it all and not only surviving, but thriving in spite of everything." Now she's an active advocate. "I have started a foundation called 'A Positive Survivor'. It's on FB and soon to be LinkedIn & Instagram. I have begun to book talks with local AA groups, women's shelters & schools to tell my story. They all need to remain positive and take their individual journey one day at a time. Always breathe, pray and walk daily to help your mind process, digest and work through all things: negative or positive!!"
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Special guest Dwight Hurych
Friday
02/26/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dwight Hurych from Greensboro, North Carolina, author of the new book, 'Who Else Can Love You?'. Dwight's primary abuse was the emotional neglect inflicted upon him by his mother, his custodial parent. Since infancy, he received no affection, appreciation or unconditional love from his mother, and hardly any recognition. This continued until after he graduated from high school. Trying to connect with his mother only left him feeling utterly frustrated by her indifference and tremendously distraught from her complete lack of compassion. He reports that after a lifetime of struggling with relationships and two failed marriages, he sought therapy and support, so he didn't really 'get away' from the effects of the emotional neglect ingrained in his body until later in life. In relationships Dwight felt like a misunderstood misfit, often exhibiting needy behavior because he was so desperate for attention. Dwight explains he started therapy and Al-Anon about two decades ago. Later, he learned about inner child work and recovery from C-PTSD. Today, he continues inner child therapy for greater embracing of all his inner parts, living more authentically and wholeheartedly than ever before. He recently published a book of poetic affirmations of self-love from the perspective of his delighted inner child. The book is called, 'Who Else Can Love You?' and is suitable for any child, inner or outer. The purpose of this particular show is for me and my guests to discuss the value of inner child therapy in order to give adult survivors tools and options for their own therapeutic healing journey.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
02/25/2021
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 Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Caroline Pugh-Roberts
Wednesday
02/24/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Caroline Pugh-Roberts from London, Ontario, Canada. Born in South Africa, her  family traveled extensively. She was first sexually abused at 8, when she was assaulted while swimming in a lake by a 13 year old boy. "I climbed out of the water and never said a word," she says, "but I was never the same child again." Raped at 14, 16 and 18, she fought back by pushing her last rapist out an 8 story window, killing him. "I had to, it was him or me," she says. "I was also trafficked for 8 years." Now she works full time with those who have been, are or at high risk of being trafficked. "I have struggled with Depression, anxiety, DID, conversion disorder, colitis, migraines. I have had over 10 years of therapy to get to the point where I can now be an advocate." She explains, "The day I finally got away, I stopped the drugs and got serious about not hurting anymore. I am far more at peace with myself. I work full time with those who have been, are or at high risk of being trafficked." Caroline concludes, "I have spoken to and educated over 40 thousand people on this issue, and am writing a book for survivors covering things like, 'Why do I still love him?' I am writing a curriculum that will be mandatory for all residents in the hospitals here. One of the big parts will be how to separate a minor victim from a guardian in order to ask the right questions."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
02/23/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Susan Glandon
Monday
02/22/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Susan Glandon from Owens Crossroads, Alabama, who came from a mostly loving family, but was abused by her step-father from about 3 or 4 years old, just after as he married her mother. "The abuse lasted my entire childhood," she says. "The sexual abuse abated physically, when I was about twelve or thirteen, but the physical, mental, and predatory abuse continued until I told my grandmother. My age was then 21, and I was suffering from severe PTSD." She wrote a book about her abuse entitled 'Eighteen Years: Childhood with a Sex Predator'. "I have always counselled and cheered people on," Susan continues."I escaped my abuser every chance I got. Even as a child, I would leave the house, to play, early in the mornings, and not return until late. I was pregnant and married, by the time I turned eighteen. Leaving the house for the first time. I disconnected, or fought the abuse, and there were no feelings attached, as I had no idea what to think. Only to do my best to get through it." She further explains, "I am a sociology minor, loved psychology, read all I can get my hands on, and have made it my mission to literally feed street people, support foodbanks, etc. I get the feeling that homelessness happens after abuse happens. My main insight is that this could have been prevented if my aunt would have spoken up. She was his sister. He abused her, and we have to get rid of the cloak of silence that protects abusers, not victims. He kept me quiet, as well, in childhood, but certainly not in adulthood."
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Special guest David A. Washington
Friday
02/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is David A Washington from Hagerstown, Maryland, who was raped by two strangers at a local park in his community. "The assault was of such a nature that I was taken to the hospital and the police was involved," he says. "As a result of this more predators sought me out and I experienced sexual abuse until high school. I began to use substances while in the 9th grade and was able to move to a crowd that offered protection to some extent." David is featured on video in The Bristlecone Project. He explains, "The major feeling was shame and that I was evil, a sinner, a criminal (the police took me to the hospital, not an ambulance, and my understanding as a kid was that only bad guys go in the car with the flashing lights). I knew people in the community knew what had happened. One because of the police involvement and two because of the court hearing." David began his recovery at 25 when he stopped using substances and went to an inpatient program that specialized in sexual trauma. "It was there that I admitted that I was a survivor and received a diagnosis of PTSD. I am a member of a 12 step fellowship for 29 years now." But, he goes on, "It was not until I was 45 that I was asked to share on Capitol Hill for a Congressional Hearing in 2011 that I went public on a large scale. I have talked about the trauma throughout my life but never in a public setting. This opened the door for me to be heard in conventions and conferences across America. As David says, “We don’t have to be silent anymore and you are not alone.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
02/18/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Jeanette Golden
Wednesday
02/17/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jeanette Golden from Hemphill, Texas, whose abuse started at an early age (about 4 years old). She wrote a book, 'The Warrior Inside', about her experiences. "It was sexual, verbal, emotional, physical abuse, by my stepfather, brothers, uncles, and neighborhood men," she shares. "It was like being in a deep hole, lonely, desperate, hellish, fearful, insecurity. I had terrible nightmares with animals coming at me. I had built walls and even today I am still dealing with some of it." She goes on, "At the age of 14 I decided to leave home in the middle of the night to live in the streets because I didn’t trust anyone. I was homeless for about six months. I left because I knew I HAD to leave. I had already failed suicide. I could see that if I stayed, my future would hold more of the same, as well as prison because of the things my family required of me – such as shoplifting, theft. I felt more comfortable in the streets – I wasn’t scared living in the streets." But she's better now. "I’ve been set free and set free from the snares of the enemy. I am walking free and confident in the power of God’s love and provision for me. I do have great mentors that I can go to if I need to. I am the co-pastor of Only Believe Ministries and I speak in various conferences as invited." Jeannette is Vice President of Lighthouse Development, North Texas Region area board, with Aglow International. “I fight my battles through God.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
02/16/2021
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 survivor-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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Ross Stewart
Monday
02/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ross Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand, who suffered from various kinds of child abuse both in and out of foster care. "Now more than ever I find that I am being re-traumatized every day by such events as it may be a spoken word, a news media item that is constantly being re-lived in my mind for which I have had to seek counselling for to assist in coping with the horrors I went through as a child." He goes on, "It effected my life in so many ways even to this day as it’s a cruel life sentence which I don’t ever want to happen to any other kiwi child, whether it be male or female." Then came foster care. "At aged 18 months old I was removed from my biological mother by the New Zealand DSW (department of social welfare) and placed in foster care homes until finally ending up with a foster family that decided to adopt me at age 7. My memories of the various foster homes were of mostly psychological abuse and some physical abuse which consisted of beatings for bed wetting, these situations continued when adopted. Ross continues, "Aged 8, I was sexually abused by a neighbor's daughter who sodomized me and even raped me many times. At age10, I was sent to a special Government institution for disturbed children where I endured more abuses committed against me by a man who was my dormitory house master. I spent over two years at the hands of the house master's whim even in his quarters each night until I was released back to my adopted parents as being adjusted to lead a normal life."
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Special guest Lovern Gordon
Friday
02/12/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lovern Gordon from Avon, Massachusetts. "I grew up watching my father abuse my mother," she says, "then I fell into a relationship at 21 with my abuser. The abuse lasted 2 years and felt like life was slipping away with each day that it progressed. I felt isolation, fear, low self-esteem. I escaped in the wee hours of the morning as he slept to go to the hospital to seek help for the injuries I had sustained from the last attack. I still suffer from PTSD and I am now in therapy." Lovern is currently finishing up a DV Memoir entitled 'The Legacy He Left Me to be released on June 1st of this year via Paperclip Publishing. "When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck about something," she says, "listen to it, listen to your gut. Where you are now, if toxic, it’s not where you are destined to be." Ms Gordon is the founder of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. which promotes year-round awareness around domestic violence (DV), via its initiatives, points people in the right direction for help and helps bridge the gap between DV shelters and communities they serve. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including 'CBS This Morning' nationally and NBC’s 'This is New England locally.' "It took a few years to get back to the business of me and realize none of it was my fault," remarks Lovern, "but between prayer, fellowship and trusting my gut, I am more alive than I ever was then.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
02/11/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Sandra Speer
Wednesday
02/10/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sandra Speer from Gulfport, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse who was was born into a dysfunctional family. Her father, mother and 'golden child' brother abused her with violently, emotionally and through neglect. Sandra lived without her mother's love. "I left the family at 17 and was raped by a man that my father moved into the house," she says. "The rape caused me to feel insecure and convinced I wasn’t meant to be happy. I was convinced by both my parents that I would never amount to anything which caused me anxiety and want to commit suicide." Sandra goes on, "I struggled with an eating disorder that has caused me digestive problems all my life and anxiety about food. I had two failed marriages and lost my children but was able to get them back. I felt I never deserved to be happy but I learned to only care what I feel about myself and forget what others thought of me. I began my healing journey as a 58-year-old woman." Things are better now. "Recovery has helped me have the strength to live my dream of helping others. Recovery is rough but worth it. I earned my Ph.D. in Public Safety, which helped to build my self-esteem. Through my company, Life’s Answers, LLC (Site), I offer Life Coaching and Legal Advocacy. Knowing what most survivors are going through and need, I help survivors find the beautiful person they lost."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
02/09/2021
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 Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Teresa Myrick
Monday
02/08/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Myrick from St. Petersburg, Florida, a survivor of violent, sexual and emotional abuse. The abuse last all through her childhood. Teresa is now an author, speaker and Life Coach. "I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching," she says. "I started addressing the results of my trauma in my 20's. I had moments when I thought I was good and finished with healing (Ha!) only to learn that it is an ongoing process. I am now building my Coaching business." My father was murdered by his best friend when I was about 2 years old. He died in my mom's arms. She subsequently got involved with my brother's father who was abusive. Every Friday there would be a physical fight, resulting in me and my brother huddled up in the corner of an adjacent room listening to the bumps, thumps, mumbles and grunts. This went on for 10 years. My mom finally had enough and put him out! She did not look back. We had a bit of a break until she met her next boyfriend. He touched and rubbed up on me inappropriately from my middle school to high school years. Currently I'm in a 13-year marriage, the mother of 3 boys (two adults, one teen), an author, speaker and Life Coach. I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching. My motto:” Be good to you, so that you can be good to others.”
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Special guest Evangelia Vensel
Friday
02/05/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Evangelia Vensel from Washington State, a child sexual abuse survivor. "Life for me while I was growing up in an abusive family and environment was living in a constant state of fight or flight, Evangelia says. "Anxiety, insomnia, scared to be a kid, lots of physical, verbal and mental abuse, daily. Being neglected, ignored, bullied, called names, left behind, forgotten, emotionally abandoned, and denial of being molested. Silenced. I was always scared or felt alone. I became an addict at age 15." She goes on, "The physical abuse continued up until I moved out when I was 18. But all other forms of abuse continued till I ended my relationships with them all in 2018." That year, Evangelia detoxed and chelated her body from bad bacteria, viruses, unresolved infections, toxins, metals and chemicals from all the pharmaceutical drugs and street drugs left in her body and brain. "I had stem cells treatments to repair all the damage my issues caused by not treating the root cause. Trauma compromises the immune system which keeps us compromised." In recovery now, she says, "Positive thinking brings positive results. If you surrender to the universe it will come full circle and it will reward you with all your desires!!!" Evangelia describes herself as "a fireball always full of energy, always scoping peoples hair out and always, always trying to help others out! I'm married to the most incredible man on earth and I know he is my soulmate! We have two amazing beautiful children together and our love just gets deeper as the years go by! I am one lucky lady!" Evangelia believes you're only as old as you feel, saying, "Age ain't nothing but a number! Moments become memories!"
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
02/04/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Sharonda Hankins Davis
Wednesday
02/03/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sharonda Hankins Davis from North Carolina, whose incest started when she was 5 years old, continued into her teens years, and caused her to suffer tremendously .. as childhood sexual abuse does. "For a long time, I thought I was ok," she says. "However the damage was severe. My abuse affected every area of my life. With the help of NAASCA and the NAASCA family, things I didn’t know to ask that were key to my healing has been answered." I joined the NAASCA family right at a year ago. Since joining, I have been abundantly blessed in so many ways. NAASCA is not just “a group”, NAASCA is family & we care for one another. It’s wonderful to be able to open up & share without being judged. I have discovered & released so much anger & resentment that I didn’t even realized I had. NAASCA has helped me to understand me. My incest started when I was 5 years old & continue into my teens years &caused me to suffer tremendously as abuse does. For a long time, I thought I was ok however the damage was severe. My abuse affected every area of my life. With the help of NAASCA & the NAASCA family, things I didn’t know to ask that were key to my healing has been answered. I feel such a sense of peace. I strongly encourage everyone to open up & share your story & join NAASCA.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
02/02/2021
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's special guest is Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Timothy Phelps
Monday
02/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timothy Phelps from Somerset, Kentucky, survivor of violence and neglect. In elementary school, Timothy remembers coming home one day and seeing hate and pure darkness radiating from his mothers eyes. He would spend much time with his nose in a corner, with his hands held high. If he became tired and allowed his arms to lower, he would receive a blow from whatever his mother could get her hands on, or simply have his head slammed into the wall. This abuse caused many self doubts, anxieties, fears, and a strong desire to die. Phelps would begin seeking a relationship with God after almost being successful in his suicide attempt, only coming back to life after hearing a voice say, “I’m not done with you yet.” In 2019, after feeling called to tell his story, Phelps wrote his book 'The Invisible Child: Overcoming the Odds', published in 2020. He has forgiven his parents, has built a relationship with them, and received their blessing in his journey to help others, by telling of his experiences. He is the founder of Phelps Can Help, LLC, where he coaches and helps others with their own personal transformation, for the lifestyle they truly deserve.
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Special guest Annie Margis
Friday
01/29/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Annie Margis from Long Beach, California, who grew up in a large Catholic family. Most of her five siblings fell victim to a variety of abuses. "My mother was very verbally abusive and harsh with me. My parents never made me feel protected and I sheer terror. I was a social misfit and had terrible social anxiety. My biological dad began molesting me at 3 years of age," she says. "I told the priest at confession that I had sinned against my dad but he told me to go back home and obey my dad. I felt caught in sin permanently and hopeless to get to heaven. I was doomed to go to hell." She remembers her mom telling her to take naps with her dad. "My boyfriend raped me at 18 and I became pregnant," she continues. "I gave the baby up for adoption but deep darkness and depression made me go back for my boy. I eventually married my child's dad, but he turned out to be verbally abusive and unfaithful." Now far into her healing and recovery, her therapist sent Annie to a peer 12-step incest recovery group. "I still see a therapist, psychiatrist and medical doctor for fibromyalgia related to my sexual abuse," she says. "Today I have no shame. My book is a non-graphic novel entitled 'The Ugliest Word'. I am doing research about what keeps people locked away from being able to discuss child abuse. We know how hard it was to live but we don’t know how hard it is for someone who has never had to face it as a reality in society before."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
01/28/2021
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 Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Wendy Jay
Wednesday
01/27/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Wendy Jay from Iowa, whose child abuse started at about 4 years old and lasted through her mid-teen years. Raped at 15, she was first given alcohol by her abuser. "I became a drug addict later," she says. "I suffered suicidal thoughts constantly. I wrote morbid poetry and I was impulsive and homeless. I gained attention and love through sex. I had little value for myself. I started my healing in a treatment facility." She continues, "I actually had moved out and into my mom’s house around 13. From 11-13 I usually spent the night elsewhere so I wasn’t home to be abused. I took on other family’s traits trying to be normal, and wanted to be anywhere but my home. From 13-15 at my moms, I learned to forgive and thought maybe my perpetrator was mentally off. I begin to trust him and even say I love you, because he was my father and I wanted a normal father. Then one night he gave me a bunch of alcohol which I thought was cool, and when I became incredibly intoxicated, he raped me. I never forgave him again, though I have tried through God’s grace. My mom found out after reading my diary and kicked me out at 14." Her life has gotten better. "I’ve definitely struggled through the years but I learn to talk about it and not to be ashamed! I learned it wasn’t me. Luckily today I am a recovering addict, with an amazing husband, and 3 kids. I am blessed to stay home. I still battle depression and insecurities. My kids are never alone with any family members or friends. I’m always on high alert, I don’t want my kids to ever feel the way I have and continue to do at times."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
01/26/2021
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 survivor-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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Audrey May Prosper
Monday
01/25/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Audrey May Prosper from Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2009, Audrey suffered a horrific attack by her first husband, leaving her burned over 80% of her body. Soon after coming home from the hospital she began speaking out and educating people globally on how to overcome adversity. Her story of redemption through the Father and her willingness to break her silence inspired a movement that has now touched the lives of millions. Over the last 10 years her story, perspective, and advocacy work has been shared through outlets such as: Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, The Doctors, 48 Hours, I Survived, and many more. More recently she founded a faith-based women’s network and academy called, Your Thrive Tribe -- designed to educate, equip, and empower women entrepreneurs to thrive in life, career and Christ by providing them with the necessary training, tools, resources, and supportive sisterhood they need to succeed. She also just co-founded a ministry with her husband David Prosper called, Shepherd Revolution Community Center -- to make disciples and teach them to live Biblically, so that we can restore His divine design. Others describe her as AUTHENTIC, empowering, tenacious, inspiring, compassionate, and an advocate for many. Her mission in life is to be the change we want to see.
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Special guest Timika Chambers
Friday
01/22/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timika Chambers from Portland, Oregon, a survivor of sexual abuse. Timika says, "For approximately five years, from ages 5-10, two male family members violated our relationship's boundaries by forcing and manipulating me to have sex with them. Throughout the sexual abuse, I continued to do the things many children do, such as play with friends and my toys and watch television. After the secret was out, many thoughts visited me, including feeling like trash, scared of men, and how I denied following the Voice within to tell." Timika's experience is not unusual. Many children suffer in silence, waiting it out. She goes on, "At the crossroads of what I do now, I chose to align myself with nature and develop a relationship with God. I consumed the King James Bible and learned the Lord's prayer. Jesus was my first superhero. In my 20's, I saw a therapist for one visit because I thought I had to. I feel blessed that God loves me and that I have my health and sanity. I want to help people find their healing path and live out their divine purpose in life. I am currently finishing up Bent Not Broken, a memoir outlining my healing process."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
01/21/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Elizabeth Gaskins Knight
Wednesday
01/20/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Gaskins Knight from Savanna, Illinois, a Native American. Elizabeth says, "I was kidnapped at age 6 and sexually abused by a neighbor. Next I was sexually abused at age 14 by a community adult man age 22. I have not ever received any justice. I felt violated, helplessness, anxiety and PTSD but I always remembered what I recall my psychiatrist telling me. He was a board-certified sexologist and he would tell me no matter what anyone does to me or says to me, 'I'm still a worthwhile person'." Many indigenous people from around the world have suffered child abuse (and adult injustice) at numbers that are far higher than others in the community. “I began my healing journey and talking about my abuse through writing. I am a published author and I have a special poem that really set me free.” Elizabeth is a court-appointed advocate for the Americans of Invisible Disabilities. She speaks about sexual abuse and advocates for others to talk about their abuse on her blog and also on radio shows. "I believe adult survivors need to be believed and their voice heard," Elizbeth says. "I think when survivors open up, they begin to be able to do self-care and find therapists who will help them keep the mental damage from damaging them physically, mental and physical go hand in hand.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Debra Warner, Los Angeles, Forensic Psychologist
Tuesday
01/19/2021
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 Debra Warner from Los Angeles, Forensic Psychologist and professor at the Los Angeles campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 'Dr Deb' is well known to NAASCA members and we welcome her back to the show. Among other things, she is known as a male trauma expert, spouse of a male survivor and author of 'His History, Her Story: a Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma'. Tonight we'll be promoting her upcoming participation in the FBI's Community Outreach program on January 25, 2021, on ZOOM, a conference on 'Community Collaboration & Human Trafficking' from 2pm to 4pm PAC time. The event is FREE to the community. Currently, Dr Deb's research focuses on diversity issues connected to forensic community mental health and male survivor trauma. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Nicole Moehring
Monday
01/18/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Moehring from Hinckley, Ohio. Nicole’s daughter and son, who is autistic, were both victims of sexual abuse and assault. As a mother suffering through this unbelievable nightmare, Nicole witnessed the differences in the justice system of how her daughter was believed and treated so well, and her son was not. Nicole quickly began to realize how difficult the road to justice is for an individual with a disability. Nicole was made to feel as if what happened to her son did not matter. She says the current justice system is not equipped to handle these cases. It’s difficult enough to learn your child was sexually abused by someone you knew, and then to learn there is very little help, if any, for children like Nicole’s son. The psychological effects on the victim and their family are insurmountable. It’s a mother’s worst nightmare, one a parent never wakes up from, because the effects of child abuse of any kind last a lifetime. Nicole and her daughter Maci founded 'Voices of Change 2018', a unique organization, advocating, educating for prevention, and empowering children with disabilities who have been impacted by sexual abuse. Many changes need to be made to stop the epidemic of children with disabilities being abused. Nicole says, "We need to remove the stigma of this topic in order to move forward." Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Service Administration. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and healthcare environments as both an Admissions Director and Development Director.
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Special guest Peter Elsey
Friday
01/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Peter Elsley from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, a 50 year old originally from Australia, who's been living in Ontario, Canada for 17 years of his life. "I am also a long time survivor of 30 years living with HIV; due to, sexual abuse and other forms of abuse," Peter reveals. "Both my parents had government jobs, they were both alcoholics and gamblers." Peter was 6 years old when he was first sexually abused by an older cousin. It's his understanding that his own sister was also molested by their cousin, beginning at age 3. The molesting happened for many years, until Peter was 14 years. "Silence was never broken from me, news came about over a phone call I had with my mother, when I told her, but right away I was never believed and told I needed to stop the lying. My mother told me over the phone about what my sister had shared. I discovered that my cousin had the AIDS virus." Peter continues, "I endured the HIV virus from my cousin. I never was healed, because I had nobody to believe me. My grandparents, perhaps, were the only people who had believed me. Today, I am still haunted with nightmares, I am on suicidal watch by my specialist/therapist." Peter courageously shares his story to heal and so, others may understand the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
01/14/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Sherrie Allsup
Wednesday
01/13/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sherrie Allsup from Kansas City, Kansas, a survivor of long-term incest, as well as physical and emotional abuse, by her father. Her abuse started when she was 8 years old, and continued for nine years, until she was 17 years old and moved out of her parent’s home. Sherrie kept her secret from everyone including her husband and children until she was 35. When she disclosed her abuse, she started therapy to begin to heal her past wounds. Sherrie’s husband of twenty-three years was unwilling or unable to deal with her PTSD and deep trauma and divorced her. In addition to her abuse, Sherrie is a suicide attempt survivor. After years of therapy and healing, Sherrie is now married to an amazing man, Gary. With hiss support and encouragement, Sherrie is now the CEO and founder of the non profit Courage Starts With You – By Sherrie Allsup. She travels and speaks at high schools and colleges, suicide conferences, housing conferences, women’s conferences, and has the awesome privilege of educating Police Officers on trauma and sexual assault including how they present. Sherrie has completed over 120 hours of continued education in sexual assault and trauma from agencies such as the FBI, KBI and GBI. She is a speaker for the Texas Department of Justice Impact Panel, she has completed training to go into the Texas prisons and share her story of hope and healing with inmates. Sherrie is NAASCA Ambassador for the state of Kansas and a member of Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) and currently completing the process to be an expert witness for sex crimes and is starting her first book.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
01/12/2021
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 Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Jordan Masciangelo
Monday
01/11//2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jordan Masciangelo from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by a close family friend. "After years of coping with my trauma through drug addiction, self harm and sex work," he says, "I began to find hope and healing. I began telling my story in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada as part of their inaugural male victimization conference." He goes on, "I began to find hope and healing. I began telling my story in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada as part of their inaugural male victimization conference. After 25 of these successful conferences, my passion for advocacy took root and I joined many support initiatives across North America including End Child Prostitution & Trafficking Canada, The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Corrections Canada, Male Survivor and more, as well as many First Nations support centers." After spending 3 months in the wilds of South America, Jordon discovered the power of travel and adventure in his own healing and started the Kilimanjaro Expedition Challenge - where He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, raising over $10K for Men Healing - a national organization dedicated to helping men heal from sexual victimization. Jordan now serves on the Board of MenHealing, acting as the Special Projects Manager. He also has a short YouTube video about his life experiences.
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Special guest Pix Jonasson
Friday
01/08/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pix Jonasson from Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia. Unbeknownst to her loving parents, Pix endured several years of childhood sexual abuse by an evil predatory neighbor. She has learned from her childhood trauma and subsequent personal tragedies that your past does not define you or your future. Pix coaches others who are stuck in past issues of abuse, shame, guilt, anger and emotional pain to breakthrough and live a life of peace and purpose. Many survivors who are healing eventually see the benefit of using their story to help others. Pix is an example of one who uses her experience to be of service .. just as many NAASCA members do! Overcoming significant life-threatening and life-altering challenges, Pix is an ever-positive, community-minded leader and entrepreneur, who is a sought-after online and offline speaker and guest on various podcasts around the world. Alongside her speaking and coaching career, she is a best-selling author, 'Yes, I Can', with an upcoming podcast, The Couragepreneur, due out at the end of August. She is also building a successful global health and wellness business. As if she wasn't busy enough, Pix works with people who are not where they want to be personally or professionally. Her ideal clients are driven, passionate, heart-centered, kind, caring, loving and spiritual people of integrity with a can-do work ethic, who want to make a positive difference in their life and the lives of others. Pix fits right in with our NAASCA family and we look forward to a long relationship with her there in Australia.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/07/2021
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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Nick Murray
Wednesday
01/06/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nick Murray from Jarrettsville, Maryland. He grew up in an upper middle class family, typical nuclear family. Nick was molested when he was 12 by a 14 year old. Now he's an entrepreneur working on developing a business around helping survivors of abuse share their stories on social media, by sharing his own experience, and educating others. Nick explains about his abuser, "He groomed me and talked about male anatomy. We could go on vacations as a family and I only can really remember that my mom would not always be present because she would be working. She definitely paid more attention than then she does now. I feel like I hold resentment towards my parents," Nick says, "because I never felt support from them emotionally. I don’t have many negative emotions associated with the abuse because I was so young and didn’t realize how bad it really was until the past few years." He's moving his life ahead. "I am an entrepreneur working on developing a business around helping survivors of abuse share their stories on social media, by sharing my own experience, and educating others. I feel like this is the biggest part of my healing, sharing my own experience on social media and hearing others share theirs." This idea is relatively new to Nick. "At first, I just wanted to make money playing video games and live streaming. But then I found a greater purpose, which is to eventually narrow down to helping gamers share their abuse stories. Because I know I used games as an escape and probably many others do."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
01/05/2021
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's special guest is Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Suzi Patrick
Monday
01/04/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Suzi Patrick from Texas, a survivor of child abuse, spousal abuse and legal abuse. "Now my son is suffering the same abuses at the hands of his father," she reports. "As a child I want through physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my mother who for some reason always seemed to resent me. If it weren’t for my grandmother and my uncle, I don’t know where I would be today." Suzi goes on, "None of this ever happened to my brother. He seemed to never be able to do anything wrong. So obviously this takes an emotional toll on you as well as physical. I then moved into two abusive marriages. The second abuser, even though we’ve been divorced since 2012, continued there’s abuse through the Family Court system and now through the guardianship court." She's not just thinking of herself. "My immediate concern is for my son Shane, who has special needs. He’s gone through childhood abuse and continues to be abused as an adult that has special needs. His father has mastered the art of legal abuse and continues to use the legal system to abuse both of us now through the guardianship court. We went through Family Court abuse for years. As we all know, the legal system wants to keep you bound for as long as they can." But Suzi remains hopeful. "On the bright side, I have been in my first healthy relationship for about six years now. Jim is a good man and has been an amazing help in my healing process. I am nowhere near completely healed but having someone who knows what a healthy relationship is like is a very good start."
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Special guest Charmaine Carter

New Years Day
Friday
01/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charmaine "Tigria" Carter from Richmond, Virginia. She says her childhood was a tragedy. "I was raped by my babysitter when I was 6, molested by my uncle, gang raped by my cousins and brother, and physically abused by multiple family members all before I turned 18. All those things lead to low self-esteem issues, suicide attempts, self-sabotage, drug addiction and prostitution." Charmaine Carter, CEO, Carter Entertainment, LLC, an organization committed to promoting awareness of the effects of emotional, physical and sexual abuse by educating communities primarily through various media formats. (See www.mycarterentertainment.com). She's the author of two published books, one called “Black Family Lies” and the other “Ashley Terrace Murder”. In June 2009, Ms. Carter hosted an internet radio talk show and a cable TV talk show called “Survivors of the Lion’s Den,” designed to serve survivors of abuse. The “Survivors of the Lion’s Den” TV show was on air for 3 seasons. She created a 60 minute, performance monologue in 2011 titled “Black Family Lies Performance Monologue of Abuse & Redemption,” which is based on her book “Black Family Lies,” an autobiographical account of her abusive past. She also wrote a screenplay based on the same book. She was former Editor/Chief and owner of a local Newsletter called Richmond Addiction News (RAN) that had a readership of approximately 2,400. In April 2012 awarded “Vagina Warrior” trophy for her work in the Domestic Violence field. In 2017, she was the Screenwriter and Executive Producer for two short films entitled: A Moment in Space and the Sitter who loved me.

 
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