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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1259

Special topic -- Good wishes & hopes !
New Year's Eve
Thursday
12/31/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - On this New Year's Eve, we'll pause to give expressions of our good wishes and hopes for the upcoming year. We're grateful for our recovery from child abuse and trauma, and express our desire that we can be effective in our mission .. (1) to educate the public to stop the silence and (2) to offer hope and help to the still suffering adult survivor of child abuse. Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Join Bill Murray and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters and friends, for an informed discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse. Anonymous calls and chat room participation are encouraged. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1258

Special guest Louise Cutshaw
Wednesday
12/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Louise Cutshaw from Greeneville, Tennessee, Executive VP, volunteer and advocate at Incest Survivors United Voices Of America. Louise was abused all through her youth, and it started at the hands of her mother from the day she was born. "She is a narcissist," says Louise. "I was beaten, controlled, tortured, humiliated. By the time I was 4 I was lice ridden, covered in boils, starved. I could not talk properly. I had a huge stutter and a nervous cough." And things were going to become worse. "From the age of 4, till 18 years of age, my abuse continued at the hands of my mother and the man she married, the STEP-FATHER." He also included his depraved friends. The sexual abuse only stopped because he died. "I am a survivor who told, at the ages of 7, 9 and 12," Louise says. She told her mother, but that did no good as she was a silent bystander, and was well aware of the abuse. In fact, she reports, "My mother would beat and torture me daily. Several attempts were made at bath time to end my life with drowning me. She verbally abused me, cut all my hair off, poured bleach down my throat, and destroyed any identity I had." In her childhood and early adult life Louise did a lot of self harming, and there were several suicide attempts. "Can abuse be overcome?" she asks. "HELL YES.. We have a fight inside of us. We survived the most heinous crimes committed against us. Physically, mentally, sexually." And she concludes, "I stand no longer ashamed, no longer hidden, no longer silent." Originally from Great Britain, Louise is now a US resident. "I have the honor of being an advocate for Incest Survivors United Voices of America."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1257

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1256

Special guest Dorinda Korlacki
Monday
12/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dorinda Korlacki from Rehoboth, Massachusetts, a survivor who was abused by her father until age 9. Then she told her mom. "That was the moment my life changed," Dorinda says. Her mother removed she and her brother from the house, and they all began to attend therapy. In middle school her dad tried to assault her yet again. "I told my mom, who in turn told my therapist. She told my mother not to say anything," she reports. "I started breaking down and going into depression. I didn't go to school, stopped my therapy, and I started smoking. The school filed truancy charges on me." They ended up in court, where a judge was told of her father's abuses, and he discovered no police reports had ever been made. "After court I was taken to a room with a female officer to give my statement," she says. Her teens and 20s were a time of turmoil and drug use. At 15 she began seeing a boyfriend who was 25, was hospitalized on 2 occasions for suicide attempts, and she got pregnant at 16. The birth of her daughter caused her to clean up and leave her boyfriend. "At age 21, I met my future husband. I became pregnant and had my second daughter by age 23. We were married a year later." In her 30s, Dorinda's brother's wife revealed revealed he'd been "diddled" by their father, too. "This was another turning point in my life," she says. "We did not discuss it any further than me informing him of what she had said." When she was 40 her brother finally decided to talk about their shared abuse, which sent Dorinda into a deep depression. Last year things changed. "I made a conscious decision to actively participate in my own healing regardless of how it affected others. This is where I am today, on my journey to recovering."
"Community Matters" This Week - 407

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
12/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for December - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1255

Special topic -- It's all about giving ! Christmas Day
Friday
12/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - On this Christmas Day, we'll pause to acknowledge that, in the end, our success largely depends on our giving .. our being of service. We're grateful for our recovery from child abuse and trauma, and express our desire that we can be effective in our mission .. (1) to educate the public to stop the silence and (2) to offer hope and help to the still suffering adult survivor of child abuse. Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Join Bill Murray and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters and friends, for an informed discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse. Anonymous calls and chat room participation are encouraged. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1254

Special topic -- Gratitude Night !!
Christmas Eve
Thursday
12/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Gratitude Night !! On this Christmas eve, we'll pause to give expressions of our gratitude for our recovery from child abuse and trauma, and express our desire that we can be effective in our mission .. (1) to educate the public to stop the silence and (2) to offer hope and help to the still suffering adult survivor of child abuse. Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Join Bill Murray and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters and friends, for an informed discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse. Anonymous calls and chat room participation are encouraged. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1253

Special guest Jennie Grabbe
Wednesday
12/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jennie Grabbe, a new member of the NAASCA family from Robinson, Illinois. Jennie is a survivor of a convicted murderer, who happens to be her father. She's come a long way in her inner-healing process. In 1981, her father, Fred Grabbe, was convicted in two adjacent trials of killing her mother, Charlotte. Fred was able to hide this for over 3 years until his daughter, Jennie, hired a private investigator which blew the case wide open. The events that were uncovered were nothing less than savage. She learned that her father had strangled her mother with his bare hands and then sodomized the body. He placed the body in a 50-gal metal burn barrel and drove to a remote location on their farm where he then burned the body and disposed of it in the Wabash River which borders Illinois and Indiana. Jennie describes the long journey of healing as nothing less than miraculous. She waded through years of not only physical and sexual abuse at the hands of several perpetrators, but with the help of God and Christian friends she has dealt with horrifying repressed memories as well. Today, Jennie lives in a rural neighborhood in central Illinois with her husband and two 14-year-old twins. She has decided to put her story in the form of a book in hopes of helping others to deal with similar culminating atrocities.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1252

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1251

Special guest Paul Reiker
Monday
12/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Paul Reiker from Temecula, California, a returning NAASCA family member who's who's been doing a study of PTSD. Paul's looking for the mechanism by which we can take control of our emotional assignments to the past. Paul says, "We hear from therapists, that psychological development is damaged with trauma. This is true. In many ways, I stopped my development." He goes on, "In therapy, this situation came open." Re-arranging the priority of our dreams appears to be the key to placing joy and optimism where there was once anger and fear, and to replace our dwelling on the past. A troubled childhood included a severe beating by his father at 6 years old. "He was screaming, "I wish you were never born." It caused an "ADHD" symptom. Paul says, "Dan Roden, who introduced me to the process which I am now terming "Abreaction, Desensitization and Emotional Reframing, changed the memory of this trauma." He continues, "I spent 12 hours, in trance therapy. Within the 12 hours of that 2 weeks, I was healed of my multiple emotional fixations which where the underlying cause of my suicidal fixation." Paul's now a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and provides therapy for all types of trauma. He believes the model of 1 hour of therapy per week, per the Insurance Payment Plans, is not the best process for healing. It's his opinion that therapy should be 2-3 hour sessions, with 4 or 5 sessions occurring within 30 days, so the problems are solved. In his experience a reduction of PTSD symptoms by 50% is possible in 30 days, with 5-20 hours therapy. Paul is offering a "Christmas Grief Intervention" over the holidays, a variation on an event he's held for 10 years.
"Community Matters" This Week - 406

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
12/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for December - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1250

Special guest Bryce Lemon
Friday
12/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Bryce Lemon from Los Angeles, a child abuse survivor and  film maker who grew up suffering ritual abuse in Utah. His latest film, Intimare: A Prologue, depicts the pain and isolation child abuse victims carry into adulthood. Bruce's youthful traumas happened within the family and the community that surrounded them. He has repeatedly used film making, often in partnership with his sister, Alyssa, as a tool to understand himself and to explain the experience of the traumatized child. " For years I had allowed my abuser [his mother] to be close to me because she was also abused as a child and I thought we were seeking healing. She abused me mentally, she abused me emotionally, she abused me physically and she abused me sexually." But, he explains, "That doesn't change the fact that I love her." Bryce no knows that there comes a point where you have to say, “No more!” Bryce says of his new film, Intimare: A Prologue, "I read through the script. I took in the anger, the pain, the isolation. I reflected back on my experiences, my past traumas, the conditions that were presented to me in my life, and this time I saw something different in the Poet (the protagonist of the film)." He goes on, "Instead of seeing a monster, I saw in his eyes a young five year old boy. A child who's eyes were filled with only wonder, who's mind was sharp and excited, and who's heart was filled with a purity and love that I haven't felt now in 25 years. Shining through the darkness and the pain was a newly lit path to innocence." NAASCA welcomes the opportunity to help Bryce and others as they travel their healing journey.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1249

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
12/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ 'Letters of Love" ~~ Merry Christmas everyone. We are doing a special addition of the "For Our Kids" show tonight. We would like to invite you to write a Christmas letter for your children or family to let them know your thoughts and hopes for the New Year. You can also write about what you hope to see for change in the New Year in your area of activism. NAASCA's shows are now running on the UBR network as well as recorded as they air for download anytime, so your loved ones can hear your message now and in the future. We will be happy to bring you on to share your letter or to read it for you, and share it on the "For Our Kids" show page. Please feel free to contact us and let us know if you would like to come on or have us share your letter for you. From all of us at the NAASCA's "For Our Kids" show we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year and we look forward to hearing from you! ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1248

Special guest Matthew Sandusky
Wednesday
12/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Matthew Sandusky from State College, Pennsylvania, Executive Director at the "Peaceful Hearts Foundation" which he founded along with his wife, Kim. "As the world tuned into the news for updates on the 'Sandusky Scandal' in 2011 and 2012, our family sat in the epicenter of the storm," says Matthew.  He and Kim were engaged to be married when their lives were turned upside down. In November of 2011, Matt's adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested for sexually assaulting at least ten young boys. Many months and incredible amounts of soul searching, strength and courage led Matt to contact authorities about the abuse that he had suffered at the hands of his adopted father. The storm that followed would be one that Matt and his family could never have imagined or prepared for. "Through personal pain and heartache and healing, we created Peaceful Hearts Foundation. Our goal: to foster an environment where survivors and loved ones can come together to share their experiences and receive compassion, help and support, unconditionally," says Matt. He goes on, "It's amazing what we can do when we come together. If we are truly going to make a society safe for survivors, it's going to take a lot of courage and cooperation." NAASCA welcomes Matt and Kim as the newest members of our NAASCA family. Our single purpose is to address issues of childhood abuse and trauma with two specific objectives: (1) to educate the public and stop the silence and (2) to offer hope and services to the still-suffering adult survivor of childhood abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1247

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
12/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PHD, MSW, MSHS) ), a NAASCA family member. This is one of a series of monthly shows where we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ Tonight we'll continue to examine the case of a mother, LaRay Mossholder, who Jill has been assisting recently. LaRay will speak of her experience with Family Courts in hopes it'll help others. "My children have been taken from me twice and returned to the hands of their abuser," she explains. "For those of you who have experienced the unjust loss of children no explanation is necessary." And she goes on, "For those of you who have not had such experience with the loss of children no explanation may be possible." ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children. For more shows in this series, go to: http://www.NAASCA.org/Jill
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1246

Special guest Faith Reagan
Monday
12/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Faith Reagan (McDaniel) from Jacksonville, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member and self-described survivor-turned-thriver, now a Certified Life Empowerment Coach. She helps her clients move forward by breaking boundaries that have held them back. She assists in helping them identify goals in their personal and professional life as well as to make a plan to achieve them. Born in Kentucky as the second oldest of five children, Faith McDaniel grew up in a troubled family. "My father liked to play with little girls," she explains. He used a slew of persuasive tactics to keep Faith silent, usually saying her mother would leave him and the children would be left to fend for themselves. After years of abuse, a rebellious Faith occasionally ran away from home. Eventually she decided to serve in the military. "Joining the Air Force was the best thing I could have done," she says. "What was I going to do, be a street whore?" Faith feared at the rate she was going, life on the streets was a possibility. Now Faith openly talks of her troubled childhood and has come to terms with her past. Once she learned not to beat herself up for what happened in her youth everything seemed to click. "I've got nothing to hide. I'm not a victim; I'm a survivor. I want people to know you can get out of a bad situation and succeed. With all the negatives you see today, if you have drive and desire, you can overcome anything." Please see: Surviving With Faith
"Community Matters" This Week - 405

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
12/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for December - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1245

Special guest Anonymous
Friday
12/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest from Tallahassee, Florida a returning NAASCA family member who suffered from all kinds of abuse and grew up angry. As far as he can remember the sexual abuse he experienced started when he was two and went on until age 7. "I grew up in a constant state of fear from my parents," he said. He was always in trouble for something and he hated school, a problem that expressed itself in depression and anger. In high school it turned into a quiet rage. "By the time I graduated from high school and was going off to college, I was lost." He escaped the family by going to college in Tallahassee but found himself working in an auditing job he hated. "For the next several years, from 2000 to 2008, I would be in and out of therapy and struggle with anger, depression, and thoughts of suicide." In 2008, he was diagnosed with PTSD and major depressive disorder. A few months after this he stopped abusing alcohol. In 2013 his life changed again. "I finally made up my mind to end my life," he writes. "I decided that I'd had enough." But then he had a moment of reflection. A friend's funeral had came to mind. He's in a much better place now. "Presently, I am interning at an organization that works to find housing for local veterans who are in a state of homelessness. I love it." He's making amazing progress. "I am now in a place where I feel like I really fit in and am accepted for who I am." Having returned to academia, he'll be graduating with an MSW on Dec 12th, the day after he appears on this show.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1244

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 and TRADITION 1
Thursday
12/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 1) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 1: "We admitted we were powerless over the abuse and trauma of our youth -- that our lives had become unmanageable." The survivor's decision to begin a process of healing begins with the admission of what happened to them. This involves working through the defenses employed to shun from consciousness the excruciatingly painful memories of the traumatic events. Having passed through this phase of remembering (in any way possible), the acceptance of the truth of the traumatic experience moves the survivor towards resolution. Thus begins the creation of an internal, healing space for the survivor to feel what remained frozen in time, banished and unwelcome in consciousness. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery has been active in the 12 Step community for nearly 20 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 2 & TRADITION 2. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1243

Special guest Deb Falenschek
Wednesday
12/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Deb Falenschek from Northfield, Minnesota, a child abuse survivor and activist. Deb says she's definitely ready to join the bandwagon to stop child sexual abuse and bring it to the forefront. "As a survivor I too want to help others," she says. Deb grew up in an upper middle class family. "It wasn't until I got married to my husband and told him what my Dad did to me did I even realize what he did to me was WRONG," Deb reports. "When you're part of a family you think that their behavior is NORMAL!" But it was far from normal. "My Dad said he was trying to teach me about sex and my Mom (who she told) thought that was acceptable." She explains, "I went through some promiscuous years before I met my husband because in my family where women were just sex objects." Years later Deb found out her father had also abused a couple of younger realatives. "I tried to encourage them to get counseling for the sake of the family only to have my Mom 6 months later write me a letter saying that I ruined her families reputation for speaking of this and she wanted me out of her life forever!" The hardest part for Deb is not the acts that happened to her but how society and family does or doesn't respond to the issue of sexual abuse. "I have finally moved on from my family and want nothing to do with them after last year," she reports. "For years I have felt that God has gifted me with great strength and that I wanted to use my story to help empower other victims / survivors," Deb says, concluding, "My prayers and dreams have been to start a local advocate group to empower survivors, educate the public on sexual abuse of children and most importantly to STOP THE SILENCE!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1242

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1241

Special guest Kim Lakin
Monday
12/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kim Lakin from Littleton, Colorado, a child abuse survivor and advocate who's co-founder of "A Sickness of Silence" with her childhood friend, Cheri Roberts. They provide a monthly podcast, round table, talk show on child sex abuse. "My sexual abuse started when I was around 4 or 5 years old until I was about 12, by multiple abusers," Kim explains. "At 13 I was interested in boys, and ready to be free from the sexual, mental, physical abuse that was haunting me in my home. There were many drugs, shared with the children, weird religions and parties. I've always thought of my childhood as living in a ‘free love’ atmosphere. Great for pedophiles .. not so much for children!" A year later the family relocated and she met her first real boyfriend. She was caught trying to sneak out of the house to see him. "My dad threw me through the wall, and I decided it was time I told my Mom what he had done. I felt she dismissed it." The birth of her first child, at 18, made a big difference, and a year after her baby was born she met her husband. "I've spent many years in different kinds of therapy and counseling. I still feel there are many days that I feel no one understands what I'm feeling. I live in a house of “normal” people." She goes on, " I've felt for years that God would use me to be an advocate for child sex abuse, but it is just recently that I've started talking openly about my abuse. I've encountered abused children in my work and volunteer career, and because of my experience, have always wanted to give children the gift of hope, grace, forgiveness and love."
"Community Matters" This Week - 404

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
12/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for December - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Eugenea Couture
Friday
12/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Eugenea (Gina) Couture from British Columbia, Canada, a child abuse survivor and author of "Adoption Not An Option" which is available through Amazon. She's also the co-host on NAASCA's "For Our Kids" series of talk radio shows which examines the Rights of Children and Families in North America. At age four, Gina was forced into the foster care system in southern Alberta. Her story is a powerful memoir that takes the reader through a cycle of four generations, beginning with her great grandmother, a Metis woman, who endured the pain of losing the custodial rights of her children. This began a sequel as her grandchildren and great grandchildren become adults. After losing her own mother at the age of 4, Eugenea was in the third generation and faced a fractured existence in foster care. Her biography mirrors her walls of secrecy that resulted in abuse and violence. With an identity crisis and moving eleven times, Eugenea wanted to have a normal life but she was trapped in a broken system. Moving from house to house with the challenge of finding a parent continued to re-victimize Eugenea's circumstance as she became a target to multiple strangers that she is supposed to trust. As a mother herself, Eugenea was determined to never lose her kids, as her mother and grandmother had done in the past. Her search for her adoptive brother became her greatest quest. During their forty years of separation, she was refused any information of his whereabouts. Her commitment turned into countless hours of research as she fought against legislation for her sibling rights. Along the way, she built an inner strength by unlocking the secrets of the past and understanding the generational patterns of her family.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
12/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "The Courage to Break Free" ~~ PART 2 ~~ It is a tragic irony that society claims to protect victims but when protective parents or professionals try and do the right thing, the victims suffer retaliation and worse, the child is not protected. We have all the right slogans like 'end the silence on domestic violence' but when it comes to domestic abuse the system often becomes an additional perpetrator and the victim is punished for speaking out. Join us tonight for part two of this riveting show as we speak with people who both personally and professionally have found the courage to speak out. They stand up for themselves and others and are willing to share their incredible stories. Tonight we are very pleased to welcome author and advocate Maralee Mclean and Domestic Violence expert, author, advocate and former lawyer Barry Goldstein. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Pamala Turner Pounds
Wednesday
12/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Pamala Turner Pounds from Alamosa, Colorado, sexually abused in her childhood by her mother, father, three brothers and grandfather. She was severely physically emotionally and verbally abused her mother daily, sold to her drug dealers and became addicted to heroin and alcohol at age 9. Pamala's been clean and sober since early 2009. But before she got there she was homeless, in domestic violence relationships and had to prostitute herself in order to survive on the streets of Denver. She has been wheelchair bound due to a stroke almost three years ago, and 100% dependent on her spouse. Pamela struggles with mental health issues and says she had way too many suicide attempts and mental heath hospital stays. Blessed with an amazing husband, Brad, and four children, she tells me has a good life now. "I don't pretend to be someone I'm not because I'm too good at being me," Pamala says. "I might not be proud of some of what I've done in the past but I'm proud of who I am today." When asked to participate here, she jumped at the chance saying, "I would love to be on your show." And she went on, "I still struggle sometimes with abuse from my past. But I want to help others through my story." She said, "There's a lot more to my abuse story. I'm writing my story now." Pamala concludes, "Life is what you make of it so don't waste your time on the petty things. Take life by the horns and run with it."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Kym Tracy
Monday
11/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kym Harmony Tracy from Robinson, Illinois, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor and activist and an Inspirational Christian speaker. "For most of my life I've have heard, 'but you seem so normal.' Well, I'm far from normal. As a matter of fact, I call my life a beautiful mess," says Kym. "And then, just when I thought I could no longer take it, when I felt I couldn't even breathe, God entered my life at just the right time." Kym reports, "I have experienced many things from most all forms of [sexual] mental, physical and emotional abuse as well as divorce and dysfunctional relationships." She was in the second grade when she was first molested. At 9 she was abused by a babysitter and at 16, still a virgin, she was date-raped by her then boyfriend. Kym says, "Since we last spoke I decided I really needed to get down to the rawness of my wounds. I felt to really feel that true pain I needed to revisit the places that the monsters changed my life for ever." She goes on, "I went back to childhood places of attacks. I spoke with my rapist. I confronted my abusive father. I gained much more insight as to my purpose and what God has planted in my heart." She concludes, This past year has been a whirlwind of emotions and some have physically tried to stop me from speaking out. I AM READY TO ROAR!"
"Community Matters" This Week - 403

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
11/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for November - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1235

Special guest Deborah Dooley
Friday
11/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Deborah Dooley from Denver, Colorado, a NAASCA family member who's making her first appearance as a special guest on our show. "The support of the unity of your organization has already impacted me," she told us some time ago. "I already felt great about even making contact with you and knowing what you are doing that it gave me a refreshed hope about my own journey of healing." Deborah's a proud member of the Christian community, but also wrote me that she recognized the benefit of using a 12 step "design for living" for child abuse recovery, saying, "Many times, I have thought about how valuable it would be to have a 12 step program for abuse issues that could translate to help all people since the 12 step is so effective in its use." A 12 step program encourages belief in a Power greater than oneself, of course, but allows for a God as you understand Him. She said, "I, personally, hope to go through this 12 step that you have developed" (please see www.ASCA12step.org). Deborah was born in Hawaii but lives in Denver now, and tells us she's the proud mother of a daughter who unfortunately ended her life in July 2013 after a long series of very traumatic circumstances. "My life up until her death was focused on getting her safe from abuse by her dad since the courts don't protect kids from this," she says, "and there's no place to turn for help at this point to protect your child. I am now working on what is the best and most expedient solution for the courts." She believes that these kinds of preventable tragedies can be stopped from happening to children and families. Deborah hopes to work toward making our country be more loving towards its children.
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Special topic - Gratitude Night !!
Thanksgiving
Thursday
11/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Gratitude Night !! On this Thanksgiving evening, we'll pause to give expressions of our gratitude for our recovery from child abuse and trauma, and express our desire that we can be effective in our mission .. (1) to educate the public to stop the silence and (2) to offer hope and help to the still suffering adult survivor of child abuse. Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Join Bill Murray and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters and friends, for an informed discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse. Anonymous calls and chat room participation are encouraged. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Barbara Ochoa
Wednesday
11/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Ochoa from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member who's Executive Director at Help4Guys.org. Barbara's here once again to talk about the events that are planned in celebration of "Male Abuse Awareness Week" (MAAW) which is held each year during the first week of December. MAAW is an awareness campaign started by the P. Luna Foundation in 2008 and the website is an extension of that program. The main focus is to change the negative social stigma that goes along with the topic of males who are victims of sexual or emotional abuse and domestic violence. "Most abused males avoid therapy and treatment because they are too ashamed or afraid of being judged for doing so," according to the web site. "By bringing the subject to light once a year we hope to make this topic more socially acceptable and in return more men will feel comfortable enough to seek the help they desperately need but in many cases avoid." Since the awareness campaign's inception in 2008 we at NAASCA have been pleased to participate hand-in-hand with Barbara Ochoa, and Bill Murray has appeared at several of the live events. We too want to help men who were victims of past abuse break their silence, in order to inspire younger men into getting treatment. Like Barbara, we have seen more and more celebrities come forward and many more news stories reporting on males who are victims of abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1232

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1231

Special guest Debra Monk
Monday
11/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Debra Monk from Enfield, New Hampshire, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse from multiple perpetrators over several years throughout her early childhood and into her early teens. She's now become an anti-abuse advocate who's now writing a series of children's books addressing a topic that's close to her heart. "Most of my abusers were direct or close family members," Debra says. She explains the new book series for children touches on the tough but important topic of family violence and abuse, and what that might look like through the eyes and perspective of a child. That's because Debra eventually came to understand that there was a systematic cycle of abuse within her family that had already been going on for many generations. "I'll address family violence, such as domestic and intimate partner violence, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, neglect and physical abuse. Abuse and malnourishment can create patterns and characteristics that when, if not dealt with appropriately may cause repeated cycles or systems of family violence and abuse to occur later on and well into their adulthood lives." Debra's published before. Her work "A Journey of Poetry from an Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse" is available as an e-book and author Caroline De Chavigny included Debra's missive in her book, "Letter to a Monster." Debra says her mission and goal is to create positive change that reduces the risk for violence in already broken and volatile homes.
"Community Matters" This Week - 402

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
11/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for November - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1230

Special guest Angelique Anderson
Friday
11/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Angelique Anderson from Stockton, California, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and activist who's currently writing a short story series called "Little Lost Girl." The first book, "Separation," has been released and book 2, "Home is where the heart is," is releasing this week. It'll shortly be followed by the final book in the trilogy, "Reunited." Angelique plans to include NAASCA info in her books, explaining, "My short story series is a fiction series based on my life. Which is why I wanted to use the resources you have available!" Angelique's an advocate for those who have been abused, and for former foster children. She grew up in dire and tumultuous conditions, bouncing back and forth between her parents, family members and foster care homes, and was abused in many ways. Angelique lived in numerous states all across the American West. All through her childhood she was alternately neglected, assaulted, beaten, treated like a slave, abandoned and left to her own devices. At 18 she was living hand to mouth when she moved in with her boyfriend. They've been together ever since. "I am very happily married to the most amazing, God-fearing man who has stood by me through the healing process and ups and downs that come with that," Angelique says. "We have four amazing kids, and I know looking back that my husband has been God's tangible hand of love in my life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1229

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "The Courage to Break Free" ~~ PART 1 ~~ It is a tragic irony that society claims to protect victims but when protective parents or professionals try to do the right thing, the victims often suffer retaliation. And worse, the child is not protected. We have all the right slogans like 'end the silence on domestic violence' but when it comes to domestic abuse the system itself often becomes an additional perpetrator, and the victim is punished for speaking out. Join us tonight as we speak with people who both personally and professionally have found the courage to speak out and stand up for both themselves and others going through this .. people who are willing to share their incredible stories. Tonight we are very pleased to welcome author and advocate Maralee Mclean and Domestic Violence expert, author, advocate and former lawyer Barry Goldstein. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1228

Special show - NAASCA's future
Wednesday
11/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL Show: The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA Inc) has reached a milestone! We're now a public charity .. a 501(c)3! Help us celebrate! Talk of our future! Please join Bill Murray, NAASCA's founder and CEO, Carol D Levine (Vice-president), Tammy Shoffstall (Treasurer), Christine Lozier (Secretary) and other dedicated NAASCA volunteers as we discuss the history of our early lives (what it was like before NAASCA), the amazing progress our grassroots organization has made (what's happened with our NAASCA family's efforts) and what our future will bring (what it's like now, as we're set to transition into a new phase of our development). NAASCA's single purpose is to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect from two specific perspectives: 1) educating the public to stop the silence, and 2) offering hope for healing and many services to still suffering adult survivors of child abuse
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1227

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
11/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PHD, MSW, MSHS) ), a NAASCA family member. This is the first in a series of monthly shows where we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. Tonight we'll examine the case of a mother, LaRay Mossholder, who Jill has been assisting recently. LaRay will speak of her experience with Family Courts in hopes it'll help others. "My children have been taken from me twice and returned to the hands of their abuser," she explains. "For those of you who have experienced the unjust loss of children no explanation is necessary." And she goes on, "For those of you who have not had such experience with the loss of children no explanation may be possible." ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing them trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children. For more shows in this series, go to: http://www.NAASCA.org/Jill
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Special guest Myrtle Morrison
Monday
11/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Myrtle Morrison from Ajax, Ontario, an abuse survivor and author of the book "Mother Dearest, Imperfect Love." Myrtle says, "It's my real life story that I would like to share with the world. It's a book that will take your emotions on a roller costar ride." She warns the reader to "embrace yourself." This is the story of Myrtle's search for love, the challenges she faced in an unkind world, and her triumphant journey to overcome these obstacles to achieve her ultimate dream. Myrtle was born on the island of Jamaica and migrated to Canada in 1976. She's had a tough life but has remained positive throughout. With this book, she is achieving her dream of sharing her story with the world in the hope that it will inspire others to be strong. She bravely tells her life story of a broken girl, who never received love from her mother and never knew the true identity of her father. The story relates how, through determination, Myrtle survived sexual harassment, a near-rape, a murder attempt, and much more to become a respected member of the community, a well-loved mother, and a source of inspiration for others. Now she dedicates her life to helping others, particularly the elderly for whom she has a special love. "Mother Dearest Imperfect Love" has inspired a new generation of survivors.
"Community Matters" This Week - 401

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
11/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for November - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1225

Special guest Juneann Young
Friday
11/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Juneann Young from Wildwood, Florida, who's joining us for the first time. Juneann is a survivor of serious child abuse both in her own family and later in foster care, and has been faced with seemingly overwhelming odds to emerge now as the activist she's become. "I am stronger then the ones who had to rape, beat, spit, kick, call me horrible names, judge me, talk behind my back, not believing in me," Juneann writes on her Facebook page, My True Story. "It has made me loving, caring, and I have a love in me for others who need and always do without." She notes that "God has molded my heart to keep on turning the other cheek." She recently was happily reunited with the case worker who was so helpful to her during the foster care period of her life. Juneann's not just sitting on her laurels, waiting for recovery to descend upon her, she's now fully engaged in her recovery, rising above the severe depression and OCD that're a result of her childhood trauma. She's recently compiled her life long journals into a book (perhaps to be published in the future), runs her own Blue Ribbon campaign, and is attending counseling in her area. Her husband and three children are supporting her healing journey now, and a new grandchild has given her a new sense of purpose. Juneann plans on "Spending the rest of my life, saving children from child abuse." We welcome her to the NAASCA family.
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Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12 and TRADITION 12
Thursday
11/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 12) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 12: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." You start your recovery process with identifying, and relating to a Higher Power as you understand this Power. This understanding, in partnership with applying time-tested principles, puts you in touch with that power greater than yourself. As you continue to apply the principles, and your understanding deepens, you can explain to yourself what this Power is, and how it manifests in your personal life journey. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery has been active in the 12 Step community for nearly 20 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 1 & TRADITION 1. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Judy Baldaccini
Wednesday
11/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Judy Baldaccini from Pennsylvania, a returning NAASCA family member who's survivor of abuse and author of a book called "Not One of Them" A Story of Adoption, Alcoholism & Abuse. She and her brother, both adopted, were both severely abused by a drunken, enraged father and a mother who hated them. Judy writes, "My case of child abuse was so severe I required over 10 surgeries to repair childhood damage." Her brother, Jim, wasn't as lucky. He suffered permanent brain damage. She explains, "I often jumped in front of Father to try and stop him. My brother has been confined to a mental facility in NJ since age 17" As bad as the physical abuse was for Judy, the psychological and emotional abuse, which continued for several decades, was even worse. From childhood her parents taught her to believe she needed to "pay them back" for having adopted her. But Judy's story is not just about abuse and hatred. Its also about her immense willpower and strength to not let her childhood define her. Its about the miraculous recovery she made to take back her own life and acquire true freedom. As a returning NAASCA family member, Judy joins us tonight to share the strides she's made and the success she's experienced since she was last with us over a year and a half ago.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Charlene Niemi
Monday
11/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Charlene Niemi from Newbury Park, CA, a Nursing PhD candidate at Azusa Pacific University in California. She's conducing a research study where she hopes to discover predictors that will facilitate the psychological well-being of adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Specifically, she'll examine, as possible mediators, such factors as meaning in life, personal resilience and forgiveness. John from the Morris Center suggested NAASCA to Charlene as an organization that might be able to help her in her work. We were happy to assist. When one answers the survey they read, "The study for which you are being asked to participate is designed to understand the role meaning in life, personal resilience, and forgiveness have in the psychological well-being of adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Your participation will help improve the knowledge that these factors have in psychological well-being. With that goal in mind I need your help." We wish Charlene every success!
"Community Matters" This Week - 400

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
11/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for November - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1220

Special guest Holland Meissner
Friday
11/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Holland Meissner from East Brunswick, New Jersey, a survivor of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse who's the author of a book entitled "Dying to be Angry." The work is real, raw, and healing. The roots of the anger expressed in the book come from repressed emotions brought on by abuse. "Being abused trains us to be victims, Holland says. "I am a survivor of abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional) and have written a book titled "Dying to be Angry." She describes it as "real, raw, and healing. The roots of anger came from repressed emotions brought on by abuse--which is shared in the book." This book's about the unmaking and rebuilding of a human being. It's raw and written in today's vernacular. The language is obtuse and profane at times, but it authentically relays the message of anger and its roots. In one chapter Holland seems defeated. “I hope you never know the sting of someone saying they are sorry after they have hurt you to your core," she writes, "and you know they do not mean it.” In a next chapter, she is controllably enraged as she recounts events from her childhood, writing, "Here this six foot tall coward was crouched beside a bed full of little girls.” The Book "Dying to be Angry" is intended to point out the dangers of encouraging suppression of emotions in place of teaching appropriate dispelling of toxic feelings. Purposely a quick read, it's geared toward mature readers at all levels.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1219

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Reunification" There is no instinct more powerful than the one that drives us to reconnect with lost family members. No matter the reason for the estrangement we feel the need to find our loved ones, and in turn, find important pieces of ourselves. Join us tonight to hear about the incredible journeys people have undertaken to reunite with lost loved ones even despite incredible odds. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Dan Hillman
Wednesday
11/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dan Hillman from Augusta, Georgia, the Executive Director at Child Enrichment, Inc, a charity which has worked to save the emotional and physical lives of abandoned, abused, neglected and sexually abused children since 1978. "Over 19,000 children have received our services," Dan reports, "and 639 were served just last year. Child Sexual Abuse is an epidemic and children often do not tell when sexually abused. Physical abuse is in decline, and severe neglect on the rise." Dan writes that he's willing to talk about almost anything related to child abuse and trauma. He certainly has a vast amount of experience. Child Enrichment's mission is provide and coordinate comprehensive intervention, stabilization, advocacy and prevention services in the best interests of abandoned, abused, neglected and sexually abused children. Child Enrichment is a guiding light for other agencies, organizations or individuals who are concerned about the health and safety of children. "We work hard to actually place children as the number one priority, and we expect other youth serving organizations to do so as well," Dan says. "We will help you, respect you, yet, confront you if your words, behavior, or efforts are not in the best interest of our mutual clients. We will encourage you, and you will become our ally, and we yours." Dan explains, "Child Enrichment is a philosophy, as well as a wonderful organization."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1216

Special guest Dr Angelia Riggsbee
Monday
11/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Angelia Riggsbee from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, the CEO & Founder at "Healing After Domestic Violence." HAD works to end domestic violence, empowers survivors and educate companies, organizations and communities nationwide on the effects of domestic violence. A 25 year survivor of domestic violence herself, Angelia has turned her pain into passion for helping other victims and survivors. Her beamish passion is her bright, cheerful and optimistic assignment to help others break the cycle of abuse. She merged her expertise in business and domestic violence to successfully defend her doctoral dissertation entitled “Examining Perceptions of Domestic Violence and the Effects on the Workplace: A Synthesis of Selected Companies in North Carolina.” Angelia's fascinating work in her dissertation brings awareness to corporate America, organizations, and the communities as a whole on the effects of domestic violence in the workplace. Her expertise in business and domestic violence combined with her deep passion results in her being an excellent trainer and public speaker. Angelia has conducted trainings and been a featured speaker at various events at Duke University, The University of North Carolina and so on, but also at various agencies as such as Durham Crisis Response Center and Families Living Violence Free as a trained counselor and court advocate.
"Community Matters" This Week - 399

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
11/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for October - Week 5 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national sister efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1215

Special guest Nick Thorsen
Friday
10/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Nick Thorsen from Los Angeles, a child abuse survivor who grew up in a home fill with domestic violence. It was completely dominated by his controlling mother. "I remember as a young child feeling loved by my mother. She was a sweet woman who I knew loved me. But for some reason, she was unable to control her mental obsessions and pill abuse. She never tried." Nick's here representing the Childhood Domestic Violence Association (CDV) as an active member of this unique organization that's exclusively devoted to helping children currently growing up with domestic violence, as well as many adults who grew up living with it. CDV builds universal awareness and creating and deploying practical, truly scalable resources accessible with few barriers to all who are in need. It works to help anyone who grows up living with domestic violence reach their full potential. Growing up, Nick's deeply disturbing family experience led him to the organization, "It took me a long time to realize that people who love each other aren't supposed to treat each other like this. I really thought this was normal." He learned otherwise. "I wanted a different life so badly I could taste it. I wanted to live in peace and I wanted to make a positive impact in the world." Nick goes on, "Because I've seen the darkest of days and suffered greatly over a long period of time, I've always felt like I have nothing else to lose. I go for it, no matter what IT is." His determination's worked out. Over the past 5 years, with help from leading expert, CDV has developed several groundbreaking tools and resources that have never existed before to help as many children currently growing up with domestic violence and as many adults who grew up living with it as possible.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1214

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11 and TRADITION 11
Thursday
10/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 11) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 11: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation. You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history. If you set aside the time daily, you can reach for whatever you believe is greater than, deeper than, or beyond yourself. Step Eleven also assumes that by now you have a conscious awareness of your Higher Power, and you are drawn to deepening that connection. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 12& TRADITION 12. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1213

OPEN MIKE
Wednesday
10/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org ~~
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1212

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1211

Special guests Ellyn Roberts Bell & Stacey Ault Bell
Monday
10/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Ellyn Roberts Bell from Pacifica, California, and Stacey Ault Bell from Sacramento, California (not related), co-authors of "Singing with the Sirens: Overcoming the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Exploitation," available at Amazon. Poetic, hopeful, and powerful, "Singing with the Sirens" is a call for wounded women everywhere to reclaim their own truth, spirit, and to sing with their authentic voice. Both are trained as social workers and are they're partners in Bella Invictus Consulting for Personal and Social Change. Both are also survivors of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation. Numerous women in our culture have experienced shame, degradation, and despair as a result of having been sexually traumatized early in life. In "Singing with the Sirens," experts Ellyn Bell and Stacey Bell address the long term complex trauma that results from the sexual abuse and exploitation of girls and young women, drawing on their personal and professional experiences to explore the link between the sexual abuse of children, issues of attachment and safety, and the commercial exploitation of young people. But this is not strictly a scholarly book or a memoir of personal experience; rather, the authors address this problem from a perspective of self-realization and transformation, taking the reader on a journey through mythological tales toward finding healing from within.
"Community Matters" This Week - 398

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
10/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for October - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower gray portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1210

Special guest Cissy White
Friday
10/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Cissy White from North Weymouth, Massachusetts, an abuse survivor / activist at Heal Write Now where the goal is to help survivors by giving them a real face and voice. Cissy says, "I write and speak about what it means to break the silence about abuse, trauma and neglect during development and the challenges (and joys) of being a break-the-cycle person and parent." Cissy believes secrecy and shame add an additional burden to a life. Survivors have been burdened enough. She's willing to take a stand and to be a shame-reducing truth teller because she knows people heal when they feel less alone. She says, "Too many of us whisper thoughts, feelings and experiences in therapy or not at all. We need one another." She came out as a survivor in her forties. "I use my real name and picture now when I write about abuse," she explains. "I can't pretend my life hasn't been impacted by adverse childhood experiences. It was and is. I can't change that." Trauma takes a real toll. But there are many things that can help survivors feel better, and writing is one of those things. "That's why I created Heal Write Now. I don't prescribe cures or answers. I share and write about trauma from the survivor perspective (anyone else tired of “experts” who aren't us speaking for us?)." Cissy doesn't pretending she speaks from anything other than her personal experiences as a writer, survivor, mother and activist. "We need resources that help teach us what we didn't learn and allow us to share our insights, tools and resources with one another." She concludes, "My goal is to help survivors and give a real face and voice."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1209

Special guest Catrol D Levine
Thursday
10/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Carol D Levine from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, one of NAASCA's most dedicated volunteer family members and author of the book "Panic Child: the harrowing true story of sexual abuse and neglect." Carol's commitment to the cause and mission at NAASCA, namely to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect, is undeniable. She seeks to educate the public both on the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show and by making regular live personal appearances in and around Phillipsburg, New Jersey. She's offered hope for healing to innumerable still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse. It's not been an easy path for Carol. Her childhood was filled with child sexual abuse, stranger abduction, and rape, a journey of pain, and neglect. But even after the toll it took on her in her adult life, over 30 years ago Carol found the courage to keep going, to heal and to be a voice for change. Carol has appeared on numerous other radio shows, too, has been interviewed for newspapers and spoken before community groups and at colleges. She spreads her message of recovery and speaks out against the horrible pandemic of child abuse. Slated to serve as NAASCA's Vice President, Carol continues to appear as a regular panelist on our SCAN talk shows, and host the episodes wherever the regular host has a conflict.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1208

Special guest David Shurter
Wednesday
10/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is David Shurter from Seattle, Washington, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, into a family who were practicing inter-generational Satanism. He went through horrific abuse as a child, as did his older siblings. "I was forced to find my faith," he says, "and that's what has gotten me through to were I am today. Now I'm dedicated to bringing an end to this systematic abuse of children by doing my best to stand against it." He's author of the book "Rabbit Hole." From the nationwide satanic panic in the 1980s to local political cover-ups, shocking kidnappings, unsolved child murders, and scandalous pedophile rings, this book takes you behind the deceptive headlines. Rich, well-connected members of Omaha's elite carried out unspeakable acts of abuse and even murder on innocent children. David Shurter was one of those sexually abused survivors forever scarred by the horrible rites performed on him by his own parents and other followers of Satan. It wasn't until he entered psychotherapy in midlife that long ignored childhood memories came to light, and when he discovered his gruesome nightmares were indeed real. "Rabbit Hole" is an expose of the surprising participants and unbelievable horrors involving murder, drugs, lavish parties, pedophiles, suspected government conspiracies, and the Omaha gay scene that cast a dark cloud of suspicion over an unsuspecting city. David's trying to help. "Children are easy to abduct," he points out, "and there is very little anyone is doing to monitor the numbers of the victims involved."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1207

Special guest Thomas Edward
Tuesday
10/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Thomas Edward from San Jose, an abuse survivor and activist who for the last 14 years has had a passion for male survivor resiliency coaching through the Healing Broken Men Center. "Although very challenging in overcoming the taboo and stigmas surrounding male sexual abuse," he says, "it's rewarding to help other men reclaim life." Thomas was sexually abused, raped, cut with glass, burned with cigarettes and tortured starting at around age 6. The childhood abuse was perpetrated by male and female relatives and friends. "At times the devastating trauma left me curled up in a fetal position under my bed, avoiding any type of human contact," he says, "not going outside." Into his adulthood he craved safe healthy touch and affection. "Spirituality was important for me, but when I began to experience flashbacks, triggers, somatic problems, emotional issues, suicidal ideations from the abuse, my faith community abandoned me." During a final suicide attempt a friend reached out and intervened, setting him on a new healing path. It includes an exploration of many Eastern and Western therapies and spiritual techniques. "In 2001, I decided to take what I had learned on my healing journey to begin coaching and helping other male survivors and founded Healing Broken Men," he says. Today as a male survivor resiliency life coach, he conducts workshops and weekend retreats. Thomas has written several books: “Scared Boys, Terrified Men” and is finishing up “19 Million and Counting: male survivors rising from the ashes of childhood sexual abuse and betrayal.” Thomas says, "Today I have a smile."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1206

Special guest Sylvia Lee
Monday
10/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Sylvia Lee from Sydney, Australia, a survivor of many kinds of abuse who's sharing her story in a book she's written "Totally Crazy." She feels that government in her country, in the United States and world-wide needs to become accountable for the welfare of the abused through the removal and updating of archaic policies and legislation. Sylvia's life story is filled with experiences that make her personally knowledgeable as a survivor / activist. A "stolen child" who was abused daily at home, Sylvia first attempted to run away from home when she was 4 years old. At 15 she was being repeatedly sexually abused yet has no sex education either at home or in school. She struck out on her own, choosing to be permanently homeless, and got busy working to just to pay the rent. At 16 Sylvia found herself working 70-90 hours per week. Eventually she became a single mother. During a nearly two decade long period, she worked in Australia's adult industry, managing 120 full-time staff in a multimillion dollar business, the country's busiest brothel. Sylvia did years of therapy, fighting unsuccessfully to keep her youngest child away from her spouse. Despite the fact that he'd a long criminal history and a history of domestic violence, the Australian legal and justice system failed her. The courts even refused to speak to either of her children. That's why she wrote her book. "I haven't worked long-term due to the devastating impacts and legacy of PTSD and depression my children and I both had forced against us," she writes. But, Sylvia adds, she's "happy and excited to speak [on the show] and seeks to make an impact and dent towards helping to educate and support others."
"Community Matters" This Week - 397

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
10/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for October - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1205

Special guest David Brown
Friday
10/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is David J Brown from Fort Collins, Colorado, an abuse survivor and first time author of a novel called "Daddy Had To Say Goodbye." The novel, written in the third person, is based on a true accounting of David's life story. "I was born in Duluth MN in 1948," David writes, "the 2nd born of 4 boys. My dad was a blue color union man. Mother was a stay at home drug addict. I had to repeat the 1st and 2nd grades. The Duluth school district classified me as retarded. My parents placed me in parochial school to avoid the stigma of having a retarded kid." The beatings stopped when David was was ten, when his father got sober. "I could never trust mom or dad even after he stopped drinking. I was always scared that they were going to kill me. I knew that if I told anyone about it I would get beaten even worse and for sure they would kill me. Teachers didn't dare to ask or want to know what happened to my face. "Daddy Had To Say Goodbye" is based on a true story of how a severely broken man hides his mental illness. But he develops PTSD from his work as a Paramedic and a Police Officer. Conjoined with his lifelong depression and Alcoholism, the main character, based on David, faces suicide. He knew what he had to do but feared he didn't have the courage to live sober and face the truths. Gutting himself of his false pride and ego was a tall order. Taking responsibility and not blaming others would be all but impossible. Thinking that the pain of living had to be worse than the pain of dying, was a constant. Surrender was his only hope. David reports he's, "been sober for 24 years thru the grace of God and the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1204

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10 and TRADITION 10
Thursday
10/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 10) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 10: "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same. All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing. Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably. If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 11 & TRADITION 11. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1203

Special guests Geri Lynn Weinstein (& Michael) Matthews
Wednesday
10/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Geri Lynn Weinstein Matthews, MSW, LCSW, from New Mexico who's produced and co-directed "Justice Denied," a newly released 30 minute documentary that takes male sexual assault in the military out of the shadows. Geri Lynn will be joined by her husband, Michael Matthews, a survivor of both child abuse and sexual assault in the military. Geri Lynn was sexually assaulted herself, when she attended college as an undergraduate. Michael says, "I was 19 years old in the United States Air Force, the year was 1974, and I thought I was the only one." He'd been knocked unconscious and gang raped by his fellow airmen. "I kept my secret bottled up for 30 years, never telling a single solitary soul." One evening, 20 years into their marriage, he mustered up the courage to tell his supportive wife, Geri Lynn, who said "together we will get through this." The film they've created, "Justice Denied," is a 30 minute documentary that takes male sexual assault in the military out of the shadows. It's been screened at the Pentagon and US Senate, is now being used a an educational tool on military installations. Sexual assault involves power, control and domination. Statistics suggest that 90% of all males who are raped try to commit suicide at least twice in a lifetime. When a closed systems such as the military does not validate the rape survivor, men and women, the perpetrator gets to continue their criminal behavior without consequence. In being solution focused, Geri and Michael support a new bill, HR 1593, The Stop Act introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Her bill is all inclusive and stresses civilian oversight, unlike other watered-down versions currently on the table.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1201

Special guest Lenora Thompson
Monday
10/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Lenora Thompson from Minnesota, a child abuse survivor and freelance writer whose areas of expertise are narcissistic abuse, mind control techniques (and how they relate to Satanic Ritual Abuse), co-dependence, Stockholm Syndrome and all their offshoots...projection, covert incest and infantilization. The "official story" of her upbringing is that she came from a wonderful, close, loving, caring, born-again Christian family who never abused her and made all their choices for her well-being and safety. Her parents were extremely protective and strict. "These boundaries never changed, no matter how old I got, Lenora says. "They also found reasons for insisting I terminate all of my romantic relationships." She and her husband moved 300 miles away and in 2013 something went "click" when he observed, "You're showing symptoms of abuse, brainwashing and acting like you're from a cult." She'd lost her self-esteem, which her parents "owned," and had become semi-paralyzed by feeling so horrible about herself, which triggered OCD. "That was two years ago," she says, "and I've been obsessed with studying the topics listed on my website ever since. Although recovery is lifelong, I am feeling calmer than ever before." Freelance writing is more than a career for Lenora. It's an obsession. A passion. "Finally!" she writes, "a career I love and can do from my little cottage with the morning glories around the front door, the sun dappling through the lace curtains, a glass of sun tea at my elbow and a sleepy bichon frise at my feet." She's interested in writing for NAASCA, and we'd be delighted to have her!
"Community Matters" This Week - 396

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
10/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for October - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1200

Special guest Megan (Meg) Sartor
Friday
10/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Megan (Meg) Sartor from Queesland, Australia. She and her sister molested by stepfather, who was prosecuted for sister. But Meg's abuse was never considered.  Later she was assaulted by her maternal grandfather. Her mom didn't want to rock the boat, fearing she'd lose her inheritance. Meg has since gotten "historical justice" which she recommends. "I always knew from such a young age that my family were disappointed or regretted that I came into this world," Megan says, "I can remember my parents treated us kids very differently," she goes on, "I was not loved like a child should be." After her parents divorced her nightmare began. Meg's mother went thru a rebellious stage. She had many boyfriends, and one in particular turned Mega's world upside down. After a period of time grooming her while bathing, he started to be a regular visit to her bedroom late at night. Then he began sexually abusing her at virtually every opportunity, behind her mother's back. "The school knew what was going on," Meg says, "as I had confessed why I felt so sick. I guess Sister Therese Ann and Sister Sarah just didn't know how to deal with it." Her childhood traumas set her up to have a tumultuous and often tragic adulthood, filled with inappropriate relationships, bad decisions and suicide attempts. But she hopes that's behind her. "For now I'm trying to stay positive. I have my ups and downs but with everything I have dealt with and it's all been on my own, Meg writes. "One day I will be able to share a home with my man, maybe have the wedding that I so longed for, the one that I dreamed of as a little girl. One day someone will want me forever."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1199

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
10/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Tracy Baxter, and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Child Support - Who Really Benefits?" Join us tonight as we discuss this very contentious issue. Our governments are making money off our most vulnerable children and families are facing financial abuse in the name of 'child support'. We will be speaking with parents tonight about the many ways the government abuses this revenue stream they have created and how they are now fighting back to stop the profit off of our children and families and the archaic and brutal ways this has been enforced. Christopher Bruce, host of the talk show America's Deadly Sins, will be joining us and Angela Borths will be back. We'll also have advocates Spike Gardener and Bobby Dickerson. Myalisa, a mother from Alberta, Canada, will join us, too. She's been publicly fighting to stop the government child support clawbacks. So has Anupam Kakkar from Ontario, Canada, who's suing the government in a class action. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1198

Special guest Jennifer Martinez
Wednesday
10/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jennifer Martinez from Garland, Texas. "I speak to groups of individuals regarding Child sexual abuse and my personal experience with this topic.," she says. "It is my passion to motivate and inspire individuals who struggle with anger and forgiveness." Jennifer was sexual abused by her older cousin from age of 3 to 11. She never told anyone, and grew up troubled and tormented by her past. She secretly hated her mother for not protecting her. Jennifer had her first child at 16 and was pregnant again by the age of 19 years old, and attempted shortly after her second child was born. A Psychiatrist diagnosed her with bipolar disorder which was then called "manic depression." At her very first family therapy session Jennifer told her mother what her nephew had done to her, and she found out that her cousin had tried to sexual abuse her sisters, too. Years later Jennifer found out that her aunts husband had been sexually abusing her abuser. By the time she was 25 Jennifer was a single mother of five children. After many highs and lows, feelings of guilt, hopelessness, hatred, unforgiveness and several suicide attempts, Jennifer decided enough was enough. She wanted to learn how to control her episodes in order to give her children a chance at life. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in counseling. She currently works for the State of Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative services as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and counsels and guides individuals with disabilities daily. Jennifer plans on entering the psychology Doctoral program in the fall.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1197

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1196

Special guest Rachel Grant
Monday
10/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member, counselor and Sexual Abuse and Trauma Recovery Coach at Rachel Grant Coaching. Abused as a child by her grandfather in Oklahoma, Rachel now holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal. As Rachel says, "What you think, you create!" She brings to the table a passionate belief that her clients do not have to remain trapped or confronted daily by the thoughts or behaviors that result from abuse. For her, how we are relating to others is crucial to improving the overall quality of our lives. Her program, Beyond Surviving, has been specifically designed to change the way we think about and heal from abuse. Rachel writes, " The Beyond Surviving program is based on what I have learned through my own journey of recovery from sexual abuse, my study of neuroscience, and my training in counseling psychology. I have given much thought to the structure and content of the program so that my clients can reach the recovery goals they set in a way that is approachable and straightforward." She goes on to explain, "We use my guidebook, Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse as the roadmap for our work. Each month, we cover a few of the lessons from the guidebook and I bring in additional reflections and exercises for each session." "Ultimately," she points out, "you are in the driver's seat and we prioritize our work based on your needs."
"Community Matters" This Week - 395

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
10/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for October - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1195

Special guest Audrey C
Friday
10/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Audrey C from Arizona, a child abuse survivor who joins us to about her feelings, her understanding of C-PTSD and of the long term impact her childhood trauma has had on her life. "I experienced sexual abuse by an uncle on a regular basis from the ages of 5 to 14," she writes. "I also had at least one occurrence at the age of 2 (my somatic memory came to the surface during an EMDR session 48 years later!)." Audrey's studied what happened to her. "A main source of terror for me as a very young child, and a memory that did not surface until a trigger prompted me  to bring it out in the open in my family, was the absolute horror at experiencing of my uncle being highly aroused, the heavy breathing, etc." She explains, "A very young child cannot comprehend this, and feels that the person is totally out of control. Thus, cortisol levels are running rampant, the amygdala is altered, the setting for later PTSD is established." Audrey still struggles through another part of healing. "The last trigger rendered me totally broken." she says, "I went into freeze mode - which is the very last survival tactic, when fight or flight mode no longer suffices." Two books that have helped her a great deal are "The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind & body in the healing of trauma" by Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk and "A General Theory of Love" co-authored by Dr Thomas Lewis.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1194

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9 and TRADITION 9
Thursday
10/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 9) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 9: "Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Step 9 reminds you once again that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone. You pray for the willingness to be willing. If you have people on your list where there has been mutual harm being done you may have difficulty with this step. There may some who you do not feel it necessary to make amends. It is advisable, again after consulting with a trusted advisor, that you start making amends to those folks on your “Right Now” list, then your second list and then your third list. And finally, you will re-visit your last list, the “Never!” column. Becoming willing allows you to prepare yourself for this work through prayer by using of any tools that support your efforts to overcome personal roadblocks. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 10 & TRADITION 10. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1193

OPEN MIKE - NAASCA Outreach
Wednesday
09/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - "NAASCA Outreach" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org ~~
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1192

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1191

OPEN MIKE - discussing NAASCA
Monday
09/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - "Discussing NAASCA" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org ~~
"Community Matters" This Week - 394

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
09/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for September - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1190

Special guest Maya Hope Kitwana
Friday
09/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Maya Hope Kitwana from Ontario, Canada, abuse survivor and author of "Breaking My Silence." She says, "My Caribbean heritage offers me a different perspective, and my humble beginnings keep me grounded. Like many people who came from this background, I have a powerful story to tell. My story is one of abuse – any abuse you may imagine – yet, I have endured." Maya's journey has taken over thirty years. "I want my story to provide a lighthouse for others who have suffered abuse…a way out, and a way to love themselves." In her memoir, Maya exposes her truth, showing from the inside out what was required for her to survive her childhood nightmares, nightmares that no longer torment her. Yet Maya's story is not just a recap of unflinching secrets. This is a graphic, but fearless look at a woman's journey through rape, incest, and abandonment—and her movement toward hope, healing, intimacy, and love. "I suffered a great deal of abuse growing up and carried the weight and shame of those acts for over thirty years. After decades of silence, and still struggling with my past abuse and my pain seeping into my relationships, I had to take a look at my life and legacy," she writes. "I knew I had to do something to help myself so I could help my children. I undertook therapy and began writing a journal about my past. I had to stop blaming myself." Maya concludes, "Talking and writing have been the greatest and most powerful therapeutic processes for me. I am grateful for the inspiration I received and the wisdom I have now. Hopefully, this book will help someone."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1189

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
09/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, Tracy Baxter, and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight we'll discuss how condemnation wthout investigation is the height of ignorance, breaking humanity, by the controlled demolition of families and the resulting consequences when the system operates outside of and above the rule of law. Join us tonight, as we speak with Investigative Journalist Michael Volpe, whose new book titled "Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney's Kafkaesque Divorce" gives a shocking inside look at how tragically the system is failing and the devastating repercussions. We will also be joined by a few parents who are willing to share their stories of parental alienation and judicial betrayal. We invite you to be a part of the conversation. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1188

Special guest Val (Littlegirl413)
Wednesday
09/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Val (Littlegirl413) from Maryland, one of NAASCA's most dedicated volunteer family members, a childhood trauma survivor who uses creative writing as a tool in her recovery. Her book of poetry, "The Monster's Game", takes one on an emotional and heartbreaking, yet powerful journey that explores the author's early childhood when she was sexually abused from age 4 to about 16. Almost 50 years later, the mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter and friend still struggles with the effects of that abuse. Through the use of poetry, she breaks her silence and speaks out about her abuse and the abuse of children everywhere. Littlegirl413 emerges as strong and triumphant as she delivers punch by punch blows to her abusers and those who turn a blind eye. Val's goal is not to gain sympathy for her pain, but to generate support for those who are less fortunate than she. It is her dream to shed a spotlight on this terrible silent epidemic throughout the world and end child sexual abuse forever. As she says, "Maybe one day no child will have to remain anonymous and hide behind a mask of shame." Littlegirl413 strongly recommends participation in online recovery groups like: www.DailyStrength.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1187

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, attorney David Pisarra, who's is in town and wants to join us. David's long history of dealing with issues close to NAASCA's mission have been expressed as a columnist, podcaster and public speaker. An outspoken gay man, he practices family law, specializing in men's and father's rights issues. Among other things, David's been litigating domestic violence cases, and represented men and women against abusive partners. He's written a "What's The Point?" column in the Santa Monica Daily Press for the past 13 years, along with countless articles for bar journals, websites, magazines and newspapers. He has written three books for men in his 'A Man's Guide to….' series on Child Custody, Divorce Strategy and Domestic Violence. ~~ Dr Debra Warner will be our regular special co-host on Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: ww.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1186

Special guest Dody Johnson
Monday
09/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dody Johnson from Minnesota, a child abuse survivor, author and activist who describes her self as speaking out for children who can't speak out for themselves. Her second book, "Fugue," which will be released later this year, will show what the healing journey looks like and what to expect. "My hope," Dody writes, "is that people will enter into healing after they see what that road looks like and the wonderful rewards that come with a restored life." Dody knows the subject well. "Growing up in my violent home I was fortunate that I repressed my bad memories and was able to disappear at times. I was unfortunate that confusion, distrust and extreme low self-esteem became my reality." She goes on, "At the age of forty-five those repressed memories started to surface. I immediately went into shock called shutdown mode and had to find help in order to function again. In therapy I was told if I did the hard work to heal, my life could be of better quality than of someone who was never abused and that became my goal. I wanted that quality life." Dody points out that every year three million children are harmed in their homes. Some will repress their bad memories and some will disappear into a fugue state as needed. "The children who are not helped while living in their violent homes when they are still young will suffer a lifetime from their abuses," Dody writes. While there's no cure for growing up in a violent home, there is life changing healing. And Dody's on a mission. "By stopping the silence of child abuse and working towards its prevention," she says, "we offer a strong, healthy future for our little ones."
"Community Matters" This Week - 393

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
09/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for September - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1185

Special guests Ruth Hull & Malinda Sherwyn
Friday
09/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guests are Ruth Hull and Malinda Sherwyn. Ruth is a criminal attorney and activist. After winding up in a nightmare situation where she found a way to protect her kids by sacrificing herself, she discovered that the judges in the family courts don't even care what the law says. An attorney, a licensed private investigator and a journalist, Ruth took considerable time off work in connection with her own children. Malinda Sherwood and Ruth have been observing these cases and are very concerned about the trends taking place in family courts in California, Arizona and elsewhere. They've been shocked by the failure on the part of family court judges to follow the statutes that are on the books and by the extreme discrimination against victims of abuse that is so readily visible in those courts. During their joint appearance Ruth and Melinda will discuss the various abuse cases they've been observing, particularly the court-removal of and failure to protect the children of Ruby Dillon, Tammy Rief, Lisa Knight and Melissa Diegel. Following such cases made Ruth realized how lucky she was to have intuitively protected her kids from the system. She writes, "I started doing a lot of court watching. As the judges are threatening attorneys and mandated reporters with loss of their licenses for telling the truth, I mostly just volunteer my time as a court-watcher and try to assist other parents behind the scene. The violations of the law that happen every day in family court seem almost unbelievable." The ladies say "There's no doubt that there is a lot of corruption in the legal system." they conclude much of the answer lies in placing cameras in all family courtrooms and in calling for legislative oversight into judicial sex trafficking. Listeners can contact both of our special guests through Malinda's email at: malindaws@earthlink.net
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1184

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8 and TRADITION 8
Thursday
09/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 8) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 8: "Make a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." Step Eight is about unfinished business. This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way. The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”. Harm includes the following: damage, impairment, wound, injury, trauma, and change for the worse, any act of sexual abuse, incest, physical injury, and psychological harm, financial or emotional damage. It is the act of spoiling something, or damaging someone. If you committed harm the way to restore the balance is to make an amends. Amends includes a verbal acknowledgement of what was done, accompanied by a change in behavior. The change in behavior should mirror the opposite of the harm done. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 9 & TRADITION 9. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1183

Special guest CeeCee James
Wednesday
09/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is CeeCee James, abuse survivor and author of the best selling memoir, "Ghost No More," a child abuse true story that proves joy can be found beyond abuse. CeeCee says, "My heart is to reach other survivors with the validation that their story matters." She goes on, "Hopefully, as we connect, everyone is stronger for it moving forward." CeeCee explains, "I grew up in a world of abuse and neglect, where I bounced between being ignored and being beaten. My story is one where the length of the abuse was more severe than the actions. I didn't have a moment of happiness until I turned eighteen, and I don't say that to be dramatic." Her life was filled with shame, guilt, and fear. "The only time my mother showed me attention was when her father was interested in me. She created many opportunities to leave me alone with him from the time I was four or five," she says. CeeCee was taken by CPS and placed in foster care several times. "When I wrote "Ghost No More" I broke through the last holds the abuse had over me- namely the brain-washing that it was my fault, that I deserved it, and 'Don't tell, don't expose, don't turn on the family.' Silence is a weapon that can no longer be used to hurt me." CeeCee wants to help. "Now, I am an advocate for every adult survivor of child abuse. I don't have all the answers, only my own experiences." She concludes, "Your story matters. You matter. I'm so sorry these things happened to you. You aren't the negative words spoken over you, or the hurts inflicted upon you. You are important and worthy of love."
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Special guest Mary Ann Goughler
Tuesday
09/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mary Ann Goughler, from Sharpsville, PA, an abuse survivor and advocate as she struggles with Paranoid Schizophrenia, PTSD and depression. She says, "I have overcome a great deal and share my personal story of growth so I can give hope to all people who suffer from any type of Mental Health issues. They/we can lead full and productive lives. I am living proof." A wife, mother, artist, writer and poet, Mary Ann has struggled with the stigma and challenges of Schizophrenia. She's created a moving video that expresses her experience which we've posted on the NAASCA web site. "Schizophrenia~Learning To Thrive" is a video biography of living and thriving with Schizophrenia, and Mary reminds us, "This is National Suicide Month (September). I want to offer hope / support for all. Thank you in advance." Lynn Tolson, another NAASCA family member, said it well: "Wow, MaryAnn, what a well-done video. I see you incorporated your fantastic art into it. You really gave your all; what a gift you are sharing with survivors and others who may struggle with mental health. Thank you for showing us how you cope, create, and thrive. Very inspiring." We couldn't agree more! Mary reports she also has "a terrific dog that helps me get thru the day, and I'd like to offer support/hope to all those who suffer from mental health concerns, while trying to lift the stigma attached to it. I love life, try to live it to the fullest and have lots of stories to tell." She encourages others to follow her BLOG, "In a Nutshell" - marushka-g.blogspot.com - and concludes, "In the years to come, this work may help prevent and better treat the illness."
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Special guest Dr Jill Jones-Soderman
Monday
09/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, PHD, MSW, MSHS, a NAASCA family member and volunteer from New York City, founder of the Foundation For The Child Victims Of The Family Courts (fcvfc.org). In the private practice of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mediation and child advocacy for over 35 years, Jill's involvement includes continuing her education on interdisciplinary studies in psychoanalysis and court case forensics. A major interest and ongoing aspect of her work involves the study of the violation of civil rights and confidentiality in various provinces of the Court system, with particular emphasis on the abuses in Family Courts throughout the country. Jill is known as a diligent fighter for her clients, and is available as an expert witness, and for legal forensic advocacy and consultation in cases involving children's and parents' legal and civil rights. As an experienced clinical forensic advocate, she is directly involved in the analysis, strategy and witness for trial/hearing preparation leading to resolution of high conflict custody cases. She's published many books and articles in her fields of expertise and has been heard on radio and TV as a child advocate and expert witness on Family Court issues. She also has an important presence on the Internet, having created a web platform for whistleblowers of all stripes (USwhistleblower.org). NAASCA's proud to have "Dr Jill" as a family member, and grateful for what she's done, is doing now, and will do, for the NAASCA cause.
"Community Matters" This Week - 392

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
09/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for September - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1180

Special guest Dr Tina Medina
Friday
09/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr Tina Medina from Kansas, a Christian Psychologist who overcame the pre-teen sexual abuse she suffered and found complete restoration. As a counselor, case-manager and minister, she's helped hundreds of people deal with this complex issue of sexual abuse on an one-on one basis. Her four books appeal to a broad range of readers, everyone from parents and teachers who're seeking help for their kids to troubled teens and adult survivors of abuse who may feel they'll never overcome the damage that was done to them. Tina's "survivor story" begins at age 10 when she was molested by an uncle several times. He threatened her to never tell anyone at all. She was groomed by the offer of ice cream and going to amusement parks. He later "apologized" to the child, saying it would never happen again. "I accepted his apology," Tina says, "but never spoke to him again. I hated my uncle for many years, but never told anyone until later in my life about what happened." She goes on, "I never told anyone until I was 32 years old and I am 49 now." Tina is here not just to tell her story but by way of dedicating herself to NAASCA's mission. "What a joy to be a part of your organization!" she wrote, and she's already begun lending her special skills to us as a volunteer. "I am deeply committed to the [NAASCA] cause." She goes on, "There is a need and it is in love that we need to share and meet that need to help others. In closing, I am a kidney transplant recipient and on March 1, 2008, I knew that my new gift of life would be the writing of these books which were to benefit others. Life gives life and love gives love. Hope is always present when there is life and love. The hope of inner healing can not be quenched because life and love will not allow it!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1179

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
09/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC: A Little Humor -- Here's a reprise of one of the favorite "For Our Kids" shows from the recent past, SCAN Episode 1129 from July 2nd. Enjoy !! SPECIAL TOPIC Night - Where's the HUMOR ??? !! - Tonight we are doing a very special edition of the "For Our Kids" talk show! We have received countless emails and phone calls from people over the last year about issues with the Family Court system and CPS, and the arrogant, contemptuous ways in which these people were treated. We know many people going through these systems feel like victims, and often feel hopeless and helpless. Tonight we're looking at things in a whole different light. Humor is both healthy and empowering, especially dark humor as we can all truly relate to that. Although there's nothing funny about having to go through this, tonight we're playing Devil's Advocate and giving people a chance to laugh at the perpetrators and the ridiculous ways in which they 'handle' things and then try to justify them. Using their own words, and their own actions, we expose them for what they really are - outrageous and absurd. Join us tonight as we rip the masks off their smug superiority and get a laugh at THEIR expense. We didn't have to make it up, they really wrote it for us! ~~ We wish to thank the folks at http://www.bensound.com for providing the music used in tonight's show, and DJ Smoody for compiling all the audio clips and mixing the theme song. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1178

OPEN MIKE discussion - "EVIL"
Wednesday
09/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - "EVIL" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org ~~
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1177

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1176

Special guest Laura Landgraf
Monday
09/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Laura Landgraf from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an author, activist, speaker, and life coach. Her mission is empowering women and men who survived childhood abuse. In the process, she believes we protect our children. She encourages her audiences to question, reach, journey to self-discovery, believe in themselves and soar. Laura is a survivor of child sexual abuse and trauma, is soon to come out with book on the subject. "The Fifth Sister: A Memoir" recounts how she grew up in a wildly dysfunctional family, surviving complex trauma. It is a hard, gritty, multilayered story with hope that it's possible for women to stop the madness. For eight years Laura and her four sisters struggled to survive the nightmare of sexual and emotional abuse. She lived it; the isolation, the fear, the losses, the manipulation and control, the tentative and fragile bonds with one another, finding humor, and a burgeoning sense of self. As an adult, she buried memories of her family's dysfunction and strove to build a life as close to perfect as she could imagine. Then, on a rare visit to her parents' home, Laura walked into a room and saw her father playing “Tiger” with her own children. Memories flooded back: the game of “Tiger” was always the prelude to molestation. Stunned to discover that her father was still an incestuous abuser, she faced her past to protect her children, for their children's sake. Going undercover, Laura was able to prove a twenty-year history of molestation, which her mother aided and abetted—at first passively and later actively. Be sure to check out her BLOG
"Community Matters" This Week - 391

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
09/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for September - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1175

Special guest Larry Ross
Friday
09/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Reverend Larry Ross from Gerald, Missouri, Vice President of "Knights for the Innocent" and National Chaplain and the Founder of the "Pay it Forward" TV channel ministry on YouTube. Larry grew in a single parent home with a drunk abusive father and 2 little brothers after his mother took off. "Dad was always angry and drunk when not at work and would beat us at the drop of a hat," he says. "I remember him beating my Mom so bad that I grabbed his 22. cal revolver and made him stop." The years of sexual abuse he experienced came from a man his Dad and Mom knew. "They made us call him 'Uncle Don'." At around 13 he discovered the world of drugs and drinking. One evening his Dad started to beat on his littlest brother. "I just snapped, breaking his noise and eye socket and hitting him over and over until I thought he was dead. I jumped up and ran down to Dixie's apartment, who is now my wife." At this point they've been together 29 years. She had two young children who'd been sexually abused by her ex-husband. "I know God put me in their house to be their protector," Larry says. It took a while but he got himself on a better path. "I didn't even really look for God," says Larry, "he found me after I spent my life doing drugs drinking and selling weed." Tragedy in his family didn't stop him. "It's all cogs on a wheel that God has planned for my life because now I get the honor of standing up for those too afraid to reach out and ask for help themselves."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1174

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7 and TRADITION 7
Thursday
09/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 7) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 7: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings." Step Seven is about humility (realistic, selfless, and modest) and asking for help to make the changes you are now prepared for. Consider Step Seven as a portal into openness for change. Once you take Step Seven, you step out of the way so your Higher Power can handle the rest of it. The combination of humility and asking provides a survivor with a perspective beyond the traumatic events. Sadly, you can form an inaccurate perspective based on how you internalized the traumatic event(s). Through prayer (humbly asking), you can trust that your prayers are heard, shall be answered in God's time only. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 8 & TRADITION 8. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1173

Special guest Angela Williams
Wednesday
09/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Angela Williams from Marietta, Georgia, abuse survivor, author and returning NAASCA family member. Ms Williams is Founder & CEO of VOICE Today, launched in 2008, where the goal is to increase global awareness about childhood sexual abuse, and promoting its prevention, healing programs and resources. "As a survivor of incest, suffering in silence for 14 years at the brutal hands of my stepfather," she says, "my passion has become helping others learn to break the silence barrier of child sexual abuse and to make a difference in the lives of children in the next generation." A faith based organization, the values of the Voice Today Movement include the belief that prayer is the power source against the demonic forces driving child sexual abuse. They seek to break the silence of child sexual abuse by educating adults, speak out unashamedly and provide healing support for survivors, and that will become a platform for social change. Angela shares her own journey as a survivor in her book, "From Sorrows To Sapphires" and is co-author of "Pathway to Healing." Other books include "True Intimacy" and "Tough Talk To Tender Hearts." Angela is a tireless advocate. Through VOICE, Angela works to change society's attitudes and actions that surround child sexual abuse, seeks to shift the responsibility for preventing Child Sexual Abuse from the child to the adult. She hopes to empower survivors to find their voice and start the healing process.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1172

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1171

Special guest Tammy Shoffstall
Monday
08/31/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tammy Shoffstall from Wilmington Island, Georgia, an abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA supporter who's telling her story for us for the first time.  Tammy was the second child in an abusive marriage between a teenage mother and a soldier father who died when she was a toddler. Her mom went back home to live with her grandparents. "I was a burden to my grandmother and she often stated that this world would be better off if I had never been born," Tammy says. In this home she was physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by her maternal grandmother. "As a child and to this day, I struggle to understand why my grandmother chose to abuse me." When she was eight her mother re-married, but one night her stepfather said he was going to teach her 'about life.' "I fought for a while," Tammy reports, "then I stopped and turned to stone." The same step father went on to groom and sexually abused her sister for years. Tammy's marriage was very abusive, too. She says, "I was financially strapped. My husband raped me several times." She divorced him in her early 30's and went back to school. "I earned my bachelor, my master's, and am currently working on my doctorate." Tammy considers her healing journey a work in progress. "I learned to stop looking for someone to love me. I made it a personal quest to find people to love and eventually people will love me back." She concludes, "I transitioned from victim, to survivor, and am evolving into warrior. Being a warrior means helping others who are struggling with abuse or the effects of past abuse. One can linger in victim mode forever, but transitioning to survivor will allow healing to occur."
"Community Matters" This Week - 390

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
08/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for August - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1170

Special guest Vanessa McNeal
Friday
08/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Vanessa McNeal from Cedar Falls, Iowa, 22, a child abuse and sexual assault survivor, NAASCA activist and documentary filmmaker. Her goal is to help other people heal and to spread awareness on the issues of child abuse and trauma. NAASCA needs MORE young folks in recovery like Vanessa! Growing up, Vanessa a lot of family violence until she was around five years old. Her father would leave the house voluntarily or because her mom would kick him out because of the fighting. "That left me and my older sister home alone with my mom who was very involved in the party scene," she writes. "I wasn't taken to school regularly so I became far behind in school to the point where I had to be placed in a special class for kids that were behind." Vanessa goes on, "Due to the lack of parental supervision I was placed in compromising positions with compromising people. I was exposed to men and drugs. There was a lot of DHS involvement and police intervention. My needs were not met adequately." Her grandmother eventually gained custody of all four siblings. "I was molested by my 2 older female cousins and by my older sister. There were times I went years without talking to my mother. We eventually began having a consistent healthy relationship around late high school." Vanessa's doing better now. "I struggled most of my life thinking that no one would want or desire me because I thought my own mom did not." She concludes, "I am in a wonderful place in my life right now and I have never been happier."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1169

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
08/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - OPEN MIKE SHOW - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. This will be an open topic, Q & A discussion-style show, one without as clearly defined specific issues as our regular "For Our Kids" episodes. The "open mike" style show is looser than the planned ones we've been doing in this series, but we're hoping to attract call-in participants who wish to talk about their experience in dealing with "the system." Many of the institutions designed to serve and protect our children are in need of close scrutiny and examinations. Others are, in fact, denying the civil rights of our children. Some may need to be dismantled completely, replaced with organizations that actually have the needs of our kids, not themselves, at their core. There's been a lot of unnecessary suffering due to the fact that many such groups have commonly operated in an almost untouchable position in North America for decades, as if they were "above the law" .. and this has to stop. ~~ We're pleased "For Our Kids" co-host Deborah Maddison will be back for the next show. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1168

Special guest Alan & Barbara Cohen
Wednesday
08/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guests are Alan and Barbara Cohen from Connecticut, husband and wife. He's an attorney and author (aka Avi Morris) who's written about the experience of being a foster father in his book "Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young". Barbara's a now-retired teacher, a middle-school language arts and literacy specialist who continues to teach adult literacy classes. It was her observations of children being removed from abusive homes that led the couple to become foster parents. They began fostering teens after their own three sons were grown and on their own. Their experience with a girl and her sister became the models for the novel's main characters, which has led them to become speakers at various foster care foster care and child abuse advocacy groups. Alan and Barbara's family has not been immune from the ravages of child abuse and trauma. Their niece survived the abuses of her grandfather, but is now a major success story. There were extreme bumps along the way, including she and her younger brother becoming wards of the state after falling into drug abuse. She attempted suicide twice before age 17, and was sent to a year long rehab. When she emerged she was dedicated to sobriety, finished high school with a GED, and got straight "A"s in a community college. Her brother, who Alan and Barbara fostered, is the other side of the coin. He is still struggling with drug abuse and in the process lost an academic scholarship to a good university. "In the meantime," Alan reports, "the grandfather's abuse pretty well tore apart the whole immediate family. There are many victims of one person's abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1167

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1166

Special guest Kari Kelley
Monday
08/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kari Kelley from Sunnyvalle, CA, a child abuse survivor, advocate and author. Kari shares from her past childhood abuse how she learned to heal the core wound that was key in helping her move forward. Born in Southern California, Kari was conceived as a consequence of her mother being violently assaulted. Kari was adopted twice; once at 9 months old and again at 4 years old. Kari spent her life in this family being abused and neglected. Her experiences in these families left Kari wounded, battered and legally blind. Like so many others who have lived through similar situations, Kari spent years living as a victim until she discovered a deep inner strength and a purpose. She turned her childhood ordeal into an opportunity. She now inspires and assists people to overcome adversity in their own lives. Kari offers support through her Restore Your Resilience program which helps women overcome the struggle of being abused as children. She's been a featured speaker, author and vocalist on a wide variety of stages, panels, radio and TV shows across the United States. She has published her autobiography entitled "Black, Blind and Female." Kari is also featured in the May 2014 issue of Landmark Insights, about the creation, production and performance of her one woman show “Somebody Else's Child”.
"Community Matters" This Week - 389

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
08/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for August - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1165

Special guest Mary Edwards
Friday
08/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mary Hall Edwards from Mill Spring, North Carolina, founder of Be A Voice 4 Kids after many years of hiding her own childhood abuse. The mission of Be a Voice 4 Kids is to educate, prevent and heal child abuse through Spiritual strength, peer support and inspiration. The group provides resource referrals, peer support to survivors, peer support to kids and family, prevention education and, of course, hope. After learning that children who were close to her heart were being sexually abused, Mary prayed about standing up for youngsters who had no voice in these situations. According to NAASCA family member Kiesa Kay, "Mary Edwards has been a moving force, bringing education about this social ill to her community and founding this group. She has supported specific education for 100 community members in abuse prevention, and she has offered information and resources at a dozen festivals. She also does one-to-one peer counseling and has been a founder of a survivors' support group. She has been unsinkable in her determination to make the community a safer, healthier place for children and for women hurt as children, too. She is the driving force behind education and information in Polk County, and she has created an organization that could be replicated in other counties. She inspires and strengthens others to end this societal ill, which affects at least one in ten children in our country." Mary's also a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children facilitator. Follow Mary at www.beavoice4kids.vpweb.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1164

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6 and TRADITION 6
Thursday
08/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 6) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 6: "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." ~~ Taking this step did not seem at all appealing to me. The way I processed my fears was by asking which parts of me I thought would be removed, and was I afraid of having to live a life without these very necessary parts of myself. My fear was that this meant I had to become someone fundamentally different from my basic personality and nature. This was because I believed that I was defective, and who I was must be problematic. This too, is another tragic result of trauma and victimization. It is not the intent of Step Six at all. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 7 & TRADITION 7. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1163

Special guest Justin Hoekman
Wednesday
08/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Justin Hoekman from Chicago, a returning NAASCA family member. Justin endured a childhood filled with sexual, physical, mental, verbal and emotional traumas. As an infant, Justin was adopted into a Christian Reform family of foster parents, and a younger sister was adopted when he was a toddler. Sexual abuse and molesting began when he was 3, and his 13 year-old cousin "played doctor" with him starting at the age 6. When he was 10 he was sexually abused by a family friend. This abuse went on for 2 1/2 years. Justin's dad physically abused him for a decade and he has vague memories of his dad sexually abusing him as well. His mother often witnessed his father's physically abuse but did nothing to stop it. Justin left the house at 17, but he'd begun using drugs to escape the reality of his home. "I have always felt less than, unimportant, and have hated myself for a long time," said Justin. "Currently, it is difficult for me to trust others. I am diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety." But he now works the 12 step Narcotics Anonymous program, and has a wonderful therapist. "While I am no longer in contact with my parents, my sister and I remain very close. As a child when my dad was beating me, my sister was my saving grace, she would scream and my dad would stop." After working on himself for a number of years Justin's made great progress and hopes to return to school to become and LCSW, a therapist with his own practice. As he says, "I would like to help in anyway I can whether that be a child advocate, helpline, sharing my story, or anything else." He goes on, "All of the horrible things I endured I believe happened so that I may help other overcome and be a survivor of childhood abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1162

Special guest Lauren Book
Tuesday
08/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC: Lauren Book -- Here's a reprise of an appearance by one of our more popular NAASCA family members, Lauren Book, from SCAN Episode 255 in 2012. Along with her father, Ron Book (SCAN Episode 270), she's gone on in the last several years to promote educating parents and kids about the issues and dangers of child abuse. Here's the show description from 2012: Tonight's SPECIAL GUEST is Lauren Book from Florida, 27 year old founder of "Lauren's Kids." She was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Lauren has just completed a 1500 mile walk across her home state of Florida, the third such journey she's accomplished. This time she spent 39 days on the road, one day for each million of the 39 million Americans who have already suffered child abuse. Fully 10 years into her healing journey, Lauren is an outspoken and knowledgeable advocate for the issues of child abuse. Knowing that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren seeks to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors. Lauren's organization educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through an in school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also provides more than 4.5 million educational and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year. The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual abuse through awareness and education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support. Among her many admirers (and a blogger on Laura's web site) is Maria Shriver. Describing herself as a survivor, thriver and warrior against abuse, Lauren says, "I survived, I'm ok .. because it's always ok to tell."
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Special guest Erin Merryn
Monday
08/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC: Erin Merryn -- Tonight we offer you a repeat of an appearance by one of NAASCA's best known family members, Erin Merryn, from SCAN Episode 186 in 2011. Erin's gone on to successfully present arguments to about half the states in our country for the mandated teaching of age appropriate curriculum on sexual abuse education to students in public schools. Here's the show description from 2011: Tonight's SPECIAL GUEST is Erin Merryn, the 26 year old child abuse survivor and advocate who began "a crusade to save the children of Illinois from the childhood I could not be saved from. It is a silent epidemic because we are not talking about it with children." Illinois Senate Bill 2843, know as "Erin's Law," was passed unanimously Feb 14, 2011, and has spawned a set of similar laws in several other states. The purpose of the law is to inform and protect students from sexual abuse, to mandate school districts implement and educate students on sexual abuse. School boards are instructed to adopt age appropriate curriculum on sexual abuse education to students grades pre-k through 5th grade. As Ms Merryn points out, "Growing up in Illinois public schools every year I was educated with my classmates on tornado drills, fire drills, bus drills, stranger danger, and learned the 8 ways to say "NO" to drugs through D.A.R.E." She continues, "As a child I never had to take cover because of a real tornado. I never had to stop, drop, and roll or run out of a burning building. I never had to evacuate a school bus due to an emergency, but I had the knowledge to know what to do if any of those situations happened. Where was the drill on how to escape a child molester? Where was the lesson plan on sexual abuse, safe touches, and safe secrets?"
"Community Matters" This Week - 388

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
08/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for August - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Terrance Tykeem
Friday
08/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Terrance Tykeem from Philadelphia, PA, a former NFL player, singer, author, and philanthropist. He recently produced a feature film titled "Touched" which details how child sexual abuse not only affects the victim but the entire family system.. parents, siblings, friends of the family. Additionally Terrance has a nonprofit, the "We Stand Up Coalition" that would like to create a national memorial dedicated to survivors of child sexual abuse. An author, singer, songwriter, producer, and businessman, Terrance Tykeem was born in Atlanta, Georgia, spending equal time between Atlanta and Philadelphia, before becoming an NFL walk-on. Unfortunately, due to injury his dream of playing in the NFL was short lived. He deftly transitioned from pro-athlete into a career in the entertainment industry. In recent years he has shifted to more philanthropic endeavors working with youth afflicted by abuse, specifically, victims of child sexual abuse. Terrance pulls from his own experiences of being in foster care, witnessing first hand the sexual advances on younger/weaker children. "Touched," his recently created film (and song), feature Tony Sirico, Stephen Baldwin, Mackenzie Phillips, Jaclyn Betham and many many others. The objective is to bring awareness to the International pandemic of childhood sexual abuse.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
08/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. The institution commonly known as "Child Protective Services" has operated in an almost untouchable position in North America for decades, as if it was "above the law". Tonight we'll speak with Anne, a mother who fought to protect herself and her children. "There are laws to protect them and everybody failed them," she says. The judge's decision has now been undone by a Court of Appeal, which found that the lower-court judge "failed to hear both sides of the story, improperly gave custody to Anne's ex and did not make a decision that was in the best interests of the children." But for Anne and her children "the damage may be irreversible." We will also be speaking with another mother, Laura, who previously appeared on our show. She'll will update us on her "nightmare" through family court. We'll also have guest panelists Rhonda Nordlander from Canada and Dr. Jim Singer from the U.S. as we also discuss "activism for mental health." Advocate and author Eugenea Couture will be filling in for Deborah tonight. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Chris Williams
Wednesday
08/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Chris Williams from Nashville, Tennessee, who as part of his personal recovery is interviewing 1,000 World Leaders of Hope, asking each of them the same 5 questions about Hope and how they share Hope every day. The goal is to understand the power of hope and how to inspire and train young leaders of hope in every region of the world. The I Share Hope project is currently spanning over 80 regions in more than 30 countries. Chris' mantra of “Culture, Strategy, Leadership, Execution” has proven itself many times in his private holdings, acquisitions, leadership positions, consulting and community involvement. Chris credits these four disciplines to other authors and mentors. “Without the other three execution is misdirected hope. Hope in the right results.” He explains his life has not always been easy. "There have been some very dark days. Some way back and some not so long ago. I am fairly new to hope and I'm realizing how much more I need every day. Now I want my children to have hope. I want my community to have hope. I want to live in a place of hope. Hope is one of those things that we use or lose. I'm going to be a user, not a loser!" He goes on, "Every day I grow in hope is another day to share hope. I seek out people with real hope and hear their stories. Then I try to take away at least one hopeful action that I can tryout or share. I forget way more of this than I remember but I actually think sharing hope is one of the best ways to get more hope. In the mean time, I'm learning from the best on the I Share Hope Podcast. I'm sharing hope!"
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Dale & Faith Ingraham
Monday
08/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guests are Dale & Faith Ingraham, a husband and wife from upstate New York who are returning NAASCA family members. Dale and Faith are co-founders of Speaking Truth in Love ministries, a ministry that addresses domestic violence and sexual abuse especially within the Christian community. Faith Ingraham is a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse, raped and molested for years by her father who was an Independent Baptist Pastor at the time. The sixth of nine children and only daughter, she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior when she was five years old. She graduated from Corning Community College and Practical Bible Training School, has written articles on abuse and is a conference speaker. Dale Ingraham graduated from Practical Bible Training School and has been serving God in the pastoral ministry since 1983. He's very concerned at the apathy in the Church over this issue. He is currently pastoring the Curtis Baptist Bible Church in Campbell, NY.  He has written several articles for publication and is the author of “Tear Down This Wall Of Silence: Sexual Abuse in the Church an introduction for those who will hear," which provides guidance in how we should respond to abuse. Dale is also a Board Member at MKSafetyNet USA. Faith and Dale have five children and two grandsons. They travel and speak about the issue of abuse and the need to deal with it before it devastates another generation.
"Community Matters" This Week - 387

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
08/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for August - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Elizabeth Sullivan
Friday
08/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Sullivan from Stillwater, Minnesota, an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse who started a peer support group in her home town. She hopes to make it into a non profit, and says, "I am hoping to get more into advocating." Check out her web site at: www.EmpowerSurvivors.net. "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 that two day event 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. It's been a hard process but I feel I've come a long way since all this came to a head several years ago." She knows her recovery will be a journey. "There's still healing to be had but I am healing, finding balance and becoming what I think is a better person - me. Me instead of what I felt I had to be for everyone else." Elizabeth goes on, "I have more growth ahead of me but my days are no longer filled with flashbacks after flashbacks. I haven't had to sit on a bathroom floor for a long time due to having a panic attack and I can sleep better. I still have work to do but I now see growth. 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."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1154

Special topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5 and TRADITION 5
Thursday
08/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 5) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 5: "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." At first glance, you may feel absolutely resistant when you look at this step.  How can I let someone find out about me? You may feel fear, dread, anticipation of rejection and humiliation if anyone knows of your past or “secrets”. Perhaps you may feel knots and tangles in your body with no vision or understanding as to how to “untangle” those knots. “Fearlessly” writing an inventory takes enough energy, and trips your trigger wires badly enough – now you have to actually share this with someone. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 6 & TRADITION 6. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Scott Cronan
Wednesday
08/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Scott Cronan from Los Angeles, a child abuse survivor and film Director. "I am currently working on my first feature film that centers around an adult victim of child abuse," Scott writes, "and the struggles she experiences in her life due to the traumas in her childhood. I am using my background with abuse and knowledge of film to create an experience that will help shape the conversation around child abuse in this country. And perhaps the world." As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse Scott struggled in his youth to find a path in life, always doubting himself and feeling as though he was never good enough. "When I was a little boy the father of a neighbor friend of mine would have us undress and touch each other," he explains, "which started a string of acting out and inappropriate sexual behavior towards others around me at a very young age. I was often struggling." Scott goes on, "It wasn't until my mid twenties when I found my path in the film industry that I was able to begin some value for myself and the things I had to say and create in the world." Over the next 13 years he worked hard and learned all that he could about film production working his way up to video editor for major companies like Apple, AOL, Coca-Cola, LA Times etc and finally settling into Cinematographer and Director. He's done well. "I recently completed my first short art film, 'Forgiveness is a Weapon,' and won the award for Best Short Film in London in February 2015."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1152

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Michael Broussard
Monday
08/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Michael Broussard from Philadelphia, a returning NAASCA family member. As a child abuse survivor, Michael has come up with a unique way to be of service and carry our message. NAASCA has committed to presenting his play, a one-man show "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor," to a wider and ever-expanding audience through our web site and on our talk shows. The East Coast leg of the National Tour begins in early September and currently includes stops in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Vermont... with more stops being added every day. "Once we finish the East Coast leg, I'll come home to refresh and regroup, then I'll head out to do either the Midwest or West Coast leg of the tour," says Michael. "Eventually we will cover the entire nation." He goes on, "We are relying on donations to help us reach as many survivors as possible all around the country." To make a donation in support of the tour click the "donate" link." During the play, which was first performed at the end of June, 2014, Michael tells the story of a childhood lost to abuse — and rediscovered decades later. Throughout the performance, audience members were encouraged to share their own experiences, ask questions and offer up comments. The play provides a unique opportunity for an open, interactive dialogue on the effects and causes of abuse and, as such, NAASCA will be devoted to helping the play be presented elsewhere. We'll sponsor these events and list them on the NAASCA web site when they are scheduled, etc, too, as an ongoing project / service. We're delighted to count Michael among our NAASCA family members.
"Community Matters" This Week - 386

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
08/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for July - Week 5 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1150

Special guest Laurie Purcell
Friday
07/31/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Laurie Purcell from Bay Shore, New York. Her abuse was physical, sexual, and emotional. The neglect she experienced is a large part of the reason she's lived most of her life in full leg braces .. from being thrown out a second story window when she was 4 yrs old. She says, "From the abuse I died 3 times. Heaven is wonderful, but God wasn't ready for me. The second trip took me 4 years to recover from. I have anoxia, brain damage due to lack of oxygen. That effects my memory. I got to the point of realizing I couldn't recover relearn everything." But Laurie's resilient, if nothing else. "I was with the Guardians Of the Children for 4 years, until they shut our chapter down. Crushed, but that didn't stop me from spreading awareness of child abuse through my story." She goes on, "I am passionate about this cause," adding, "In my photos on Facebook you will find picture after picture of the extent I go to for the kids." In addition there are 4 or 5 videos on her timeline. "If you watch one, or all of them, you will find out who I am," she points out. "I'm a warrior who will fight this battle to the end for the kids of today. My message: You can survive...and those of us who did owe it to our kids to save them from what we went through."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1149

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. The institution commonly known as "Child Protective Services" has operated in an almost untouchable position in North America for decades, as if it was "above the law". To speak out against CPS was to risk losing your children, your family, your career, and in some cases your freedom, as retaliation was quick and vicious. Thankfully, there has been a recent turn in public opinion due to media exposure, precedent-setting lawsuits, ground breaking documentaries and people refusing to be silenced. Slowly, the Courts are starting to hold CPS agencies responsible for their illegal actions and abuses, with one judge recently stating in his reasons for judgement that the wrongful conduct of CPS "ranges from intentional misconduct, bad faith and reckless disregard for their obligation to protect children." We'll  speak to the producer and director of 'Hope Stripped Bare', Tom Sutherland and cameraman Linley Redford, whose documentary is about the CPS system in North America. We will also be speaking with attorney and advocate Nanine McCool, executive director of Bridge to Justice Foundation, who fought to expose injustice in Family Court. We'll also have a former CPS worker who is willing to speak out about just how deep and how prevalent the corruption of these agencies is. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Donna (Dee) Wood
Wednesday
07/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Donna (Dee) Wood from West Virginia, a verbal abuse survivor (as both a child and adult) who says she would be honored to tell her story in the hope she could help others. The devastating effects of the abuse lasted for over forty years, through most of her life. The trauma she endured through her mother's husband brought a partial amnesia. She writes, "I lived on a small farm in a remote part of southern West Virginia. I was a very introverted child, extremely fearful of strangers." Her mother's husband, who she and her brother always called by his first name, Quentin (never Daddy or Dad), had an intense dislike of people. She goes on, "He never talked to us, unless it was to criticize, intimidate or inflict some form of verbal abuse." He sometimes administered severe belt beatings, beyond the necessary punishable offence, if it indeed was an offense. Her childhood trauma led to a difficult life. But Dee's on a better path now. "If I had known that the problems in my life were due to a term referred to as child abuse earlier in my life," she says, "and if I'd received the appropriate counseling and therapy, then my life would have been much easier and better. Yet, I believe if I had not gone through the trauma of those years I would not be the person I am today." Now she's a person who is more accepting, compassionate and understanding of others who have suffered and still suffer from different types of abuse. "I thank the Lord Almighty for answering my prayers to be whole," Dee writes. "I am still recovering, but I feel a lot more whole today."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1147

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. We'll also talk about the recent SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Alicia Kozakiewicz
Monday
07/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Alicia Kozakiewicz, from Pittsburgh, PA, a returning NAASCA family member. Alicia was kidnapped in 2002 by a man she'd met on the Internet, taken to Virginia, tortured for four days and rescued by the FBI. She was 13 years old. Since then, Alicia and her family work towards preventative safety education and effective legislation so that no child will suffer as Alicia has. That's the mission of "The Alicia Project," the implementation of ALICIA'S LAW in all 50 states, to provide the funding to rescue all children from the hands of sadistic sexually exploiting Internet predators and to raise awareness and end predatory crimes against children. “The Alicia Project,” though rooted in tragedy, has become a voice for exploited and missing children. Along with her parents, Mary and Charles, she has educated children, families, teachers, law enforcement and governmental and social agencies, and has been honored to address numerous conferences, forums and summits, lending her personal and unique insight of the subject. She has participated in a number of Internet Safety films and projects, and has made multiple appearances on radio and TV. Recognizing the need for effective Internet Safety legislation, Alicia testified before Congress, and has lobbied successfully for the Protect Our Children Act of 2008 and ALICIA'S LAW, a state-by-state version of the legislation.
"Community Matters" This Week - 385

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
07/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for July - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Jude Dugas
Friday
07/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jude Dugas from Tallahassee, Florida, suffered from all kinds of abuse and grew up angry. He was always in trouble for something, constantly being yelled at and threatened. "I was often times hit, slapped, punched, grabbed, and jerked around," he recalls. "I was often subjected to the terrorizing form of verbal abuse. I grew up in a constant state of fear from my parents." Jude was always in trouble for something and he hated school. He's alwaya had a problem with depression and anger. In high school it turned into a quiet rage. "By the time I graduated from high school and was going off to college, I was lost." He escaped the family by going to college in Tallahassee but found himself working in an auditing job he hated. "For the next several years, from 2000 to 2008, I would be in and out of therapy and struggle with anger, depression, and thoughts of suicide." In 2008, Jude was diagnosed with PTSD and major depressive disorder. A few months after this he stopped abusing alcohol. In 2013 his life changed again. "I finally made up my mind to end my life," he writes. "I decided that I had had enough." But then he had a moment of reflection. A friend's funeral had came to mind. He's in a much better place now. "Presently, I am interning at an organization that works to find housing for local veterans who are in a state of homelessness. I love it." He's making amazing progress. "I am now in a place where I feel like I really fit in and am accepted for who I am. I graduate with an MSW in December. I have also become a yoga teacher and am about to be a guest lecturer in a Family Violence class on the topic of the long term effects of child abuse."
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OPEN MIKE
Thursday
07/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Charlie Tinsley
Wednesday
07/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Charlie Tinsley from Harrisonburg, Virginia, a child abuse survivor and Seminary student heading into ministry. Charlie's parents divorced when he was 2 years old. "I was taken in by my father and stepmother as my mother was deemed unfit to be a parent. What happened for the next 17 years of my life was quite traumatic. My father and stepmother had three other children which my stepmother always used to remind me that I was not her child and I was the child of a deadbeat." He did poorly in high school but escaped the family when he unsuccessfully tried to join the military. Migraines were his downfall. Things began to turn around when he got a BS in Religion, graduating Summa Cum Laude. "I am a Seminary student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary studying for a Masters in Divinity and on track to become a Licensed United Methodist preacher. I am married to a woman whose family took me in when I left my home and have been married for several years following many years of dating." He writes a BLOG on Theology, Book and Bible Reviews, and Bible Study. "Now, I am a survivor," he says. "That means I made it out of a hostile and abusive environment and have a story and experience to share so I can help others. Being a male makes this even more important, because men are reluctant to share their experiences with abuse, inadequacy, depression, and suicide."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1142

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. We'll also talk about the just-held SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1141

Special guest Debra Alessandra
Monday
07/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Debra Alessandra from Stuart, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Elementary Education. Debra's background as an educator, prevention specialist, and counselor in the drug and alcohol field has prompted her to help young children with her new book, "12 Steps 12 Stories: Spiritual messages of recovery for children and the child in you." Her set of simple yet profound stories help children understand the 12 step design for living and assists families impacted by the disease of addiction and blessed with the joy of recovery. Included with each story are follow up questions to continue the conversation. Debra has seen first-hand the effects on children especially in families where alcohol and substance abuse occurs. She believes her book will result in untold benefits, not only for the child but for the family and ultimately society as a whole. For the past two decades she has been providing direct instruction to students from grades 3 through 12. Debra has encouraged solid literacy skills with all of her students. Her website www.12steps12stories has additional resources for adults and children, articles, and a blog for people in the recovering community, and she'll offer her book at a discount to those who're listening to the show. She says, "I believe in personal responsibility. I want to leave something of value to the next generation."
"Community Matters" This Week - 384

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
07/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for July - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1140

Special LIVE show - SCRIPT Conference
Friday
07/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight we're doing a special LIVE edition of our show where we'll convene to discuss our recent experiences at the SCRIPT Conference (Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention & Training) In Los Angeles. Listeners were invited to participate by NAASCA family member and volunteer Dr Debra Warner, Psy.D., Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The FREE Conference was held July 16th and 17th from 4am to 4pm in Los Angeles at the California Endowment Center. NAASCA will be there as an active supported and participant. Bill Murray and Ed Mashek will be among the many speakers invited to give presentations at the conference over the two days. Comments about the SCRIPT Conference can be made to: SCRIPT@consultant.com. ALSO ... be sure to visit Dr Debra Warner as she Hosts the Tuesday night Q&A "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio show. All are invited to call in with questions an comments related to child abuse and trauma.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1139

Soecial guest Dolores (Dee) Miller
Thursday
07/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dolores (Dee) Miller from Philadelphia, PA, an abuse survivor, activist and poet. Since dealing with her past pain, Dolores says she has become more spiritual. Now she says she must be ready to help others who need guidance and a sensitive person to listen to their expressions of distress. Dolores was in her 30s when she began having nightmares and visions of sexual abuse. She realized these came from her childhood and that she had somehow been able to suppress the memory of her experience until then. The images of abuse explained a lot. Dolores was adopted away from her parents by her uncle and aunt at a young age. “They raised me. They rescued me,” she says. “It took me years to realize from what they rescued me. My birth home was dysfunctional.” Dolores says she began writing because she was going through a healing process. “I became in touch with my creativity,” she says. “I found I had plenty to say, and the best way to express my feelings was to write them down. They took the form of poetry.” Her healing process not only started Dolores writing, but it increased her spirituality. She says faith helped her immensely in getting past memories that were sometimes paralyzing. Dolores is in her second year of study with the American Institute of Theology and Philosophy. Now she puts her anger to positive use by supporting Child Advocates and making sure lawyers act on children's behalf and that children get the counseling they need. "I can also be positive by showing how I thrive as a survivor," she says, "by talking about strength and determination, about fighting and acknowledging, and about developing the courage of a warrior."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1138

Special guest Mike H
Wednesday
07/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mike H from Alabama, a child abuse survivor who's making his first "special guest" appearance with us. Mike's a fan of the "Stop Child Abuse Now" show and tells us it's helped him a great deal to listen and learn from our previous episodes. Now he joins us, hoping he can help others. This is the first time he will be telling his story. Mike's abuse began when he was a very young child. He played the "scapegoat" role in his family, and the experience extended all the way into his 30s. There were many struggles along the way. "I would run away and end up in foster care," he writes. But each time he did he'd eventually end up back home where he'd get even more abuse. Mike is in the process of writing his story in the form of an autobiographical book, which he shares has helped him in coming to understand himself. He hopes publishing it might help other adult victims / survivors of child abuse find recovery. Mike's upbeat and optimistic about continuing his own journey, but also approaches healing with his eyes open. He knows it'll not be easy. Mike credits his wonderful wife with being his rock, and his children for being his inspiration.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1137

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. We'll also talk about the upcoming SCRIPT Conference to be held later in the week in Los Angeles. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1136

Special guest Siobhan (Sam) Bennett
Monday
07/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Siobhan (Sam) Bennett from Allentown, PA, a survivor of child abuse, trafficking, and an advocate. She's often called up as a speaker to give lectures about trafficking. Siobhan, an author, political activist, business and civic leader, is best known nationally for her passion to see exponentially more women running for public office and open disclosure of the challenges she has overcome as a survivor of sexual abuse and trafficking. The past national CEO of the first organization to financially support women when they run for office, Women's Campaign Fund and She Should Run, she continues to be in demand as a national expert, motivational speaker and media personality - from Bangladesh to Brussels, from FOX News to PBS.  Name It. Change It. fighting political sexism against women, co-founded by She Should Run and Women's Media Center was born out of Bennett's 2008 run for U.S. Congress where she was the most endorsed challenger in the nation, with an historic number of votes and money raised. Bennett is currently laying the groundwork for a future run for Mayor of Allentown, expanding her business The Historic Benner Mansion - Allentown's first and still only Bed & Breakfast and completing her most recent book "Ascend" due to be released Fall 2015.
"Community Matters" This Week - 383

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
07/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for July - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1135

Special guest Michael Skinner

Friday
07/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Michael Skinner, a returning NAASCA family member from New Hampshire. Michael is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music. Tonight, among other topics, we'll discuss his perspective on suicide, which were expressed in a recent "Live Through This" written interview. "Live Through This" is a collection of portraits and stories of suicide attempt survivors, as told by those survivors. "Suicide has been around me all my life," says Michael. His mother attempted suicide he explains, "but there was no talking about it. It was just .. something was awry." He goes on, "I've lost two brothers to suicide, okay? And two friends." He points out, "I'm the oldest of five siblings. Every one of us has had [issues], and it's got nothing to do with being mentally ill. It's got to do with the trauma and the abuse that we experienced as kids, because it was pretty horrific. It broke you spiritually. My parents were evil and dark in what they did, 'cause they wanted to crush your spirits." Michael is an oft sought after speaker on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared as a guest on many TV, radio and Internet shows. His non-profit "The Surviving Spirit" offers Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health challenges through the creative arts, advocacy, education, a monthly newsletter and web site. (See also on YouTube: www.youtube.com/mcstrain which features Michael in a live performance of "Brush Away Your Tears," a song written for those hurt as children).
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1134

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4 and TRADITION 4
Thursday
07/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 4) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life.  But if you have not yet taken a look at what traumata shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it.  Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to.  Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself.  You may experience a longing for life as you were told it was supposed to be but you have no evidence that you are living such a life. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 5 & TRADITION 5. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1133

Special guest Michael Deninger
Wednesday
07/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Michael Deninger from Alexandria, VA, a child abuse survivor and former Officer at MaleSurvivor.org. He's the author of "Snakes in My Dreams: A Mental Health Therapist's Odyssey from Hardship to Healer," and is here to talk about his work, including the use of Eye Movement Integration (EMI) therapy. Mike was raised in a large, working class Catholic family in Rochester, NY. His father was a violent alcoholic, so Mike was "the good boy" who did well in school until, he says, "I got to college and started drinking every day." He did well enough to earn a MA and then a PhD degree in special education. "Although I always knew I was attracted to my own sex," he write, "I married and raised two children as I rose through the ranks at Gallaudet University, earning a position as dean by the age of 33. Throughout my adult life, I was depressed and battled anxiety in the form of a social phobia that caused me to be fearful of throwing up in situations where I felt on display." He quit drinking at 45 after coming out of the closet. Eventually he recalled in bits and pieces how he was sexually molested by his father on several occasions during childhood. "Fragments of memories I had always recalled were coupled with the reality of what happened to me through dreams, waking realizations and the assistance of a great therapist." He goes on, "I finally understood why my life was so arduous, and why I chose to dull my senses with alcohol for 27 years. In spite of all my accomplishments, I felt like a fraud whose deceit would be discovered at any time." At the age of 50 he left his position at the university and became a counselor in private practice, a specialist in the treatment of trauma and PTSD.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1132

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1131

OPEN MIKE
Monday
07/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 382

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
07/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for July - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1130

Special guest Dr Regina Baldwin
Friday
07/03/15
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Regina M. Baldwin from St Louis, Missouri, a survivor of child abuse, a recovery councilor and Pastor (see:Hope4hurtinghearts.org). Dr Baldwin says, "Aside from dealing with domestic violence, I also have and have had many sexual abuse clients. I, personally, am a survivor of both and am so thankful that God was able to use those experiences to enable me to help others." And she goes on, "Coming through my many life experiences has taught me far more than my professional training, education, and clinical experience." In her practice Regina provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She offers a highly personalized program tailored to her clients. She says, "With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving." "We all stumble and fall," Dr Baldwin notes. "What matters most are two things: What do we do when we pick ourselves up, and secondly, who is faithfully there to stand beside us?" She explains, "My stumbling and experiences include a teenage pregnancy, self-sabotage of a successful business, low self-esteem, dysfunctional childhood, and several failed marriages due to domestic violence and addiction to mention a few." Regina's founder of the Christian Mental Health & Family Hope Ministries, which recently received 501(c)3 non profit status. They're excited to have launched a program to deal with domestic violence (along with substance abuse, mental health, sexual abuse, etc).
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1129

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight we are doing a very special edition of the "For Our Kids" talk show! We have received countless emails and phone calls from people over the last year about issues with the Family Court system and CPS, and the arrogant, contemptuous ways in which these people were treated. We know many people going through these systems feel like victims, and often feel hopeless and helpless. Tonight we're looking at things in a whole different light. Humor is both healthy and empowering, especially dark humor as we can all truly relate to that. Although there's nothing funny about having to go through this, tonight we're playing Devil's Advocate and giving people a chance to laugh at the perpetrators and the ridiculous ways in which they 'handle' things and then try to justify them. Using their own words, and their own actions, we expose them for what they really are - outrageous and absurd. Join us tonight as we rip the masks off their smug superiority and get a laugh at THEIR expense. We didn't have to make it up, they really wrote it for us! ~~ We wish to thank the foplks at http://www.bensound.com for providing the music used in tonight's show, and DJ Smoody for compiling all the audio clips and mixing the theme song. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1128

OPEN MIKE
Wednesday
07/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1127

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1126

Special guest Penny Booth-Johnson
Monday
06/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Penny Booth-Johnson from St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, a survivor and activist who's joining us for the first time. Among other things, she's been involved in "Million March Against Child Abuse," a Nationwide effort to bring voices together in making an impact, being a voice for our children. Penny explains, "My memories go back as far as probably before I was 2, being picked up and thrown into canning jars. I have enough scars on my head and you could draw a road map across country on my scalp." She goes on, "My mother was the abuser. Everyone knew, but no one stood up. Years of her abuse had taken a toll on not only my body but my mind." For a number of years, Penny had been what she calls "a keyboard advocate" sharing very little of herself and hiding behind a computer screen. Recovering from a stroke and news of a brain tumor got her into action. "I knew I had to do something, and determined I was going to become an advocate that was no longer going to hide behind my screen. In September of 2013, I contacted "Million March Against Child Abuse" and became a Lead Coordinator for St. Croix Falls WI, and held my first Walk against Child Abuse April 5th 2014." She concludes, "I'm ready to tell my story. Yesterday I lived in shame of my scars. Today I soar past them to tell other peoples stories, to be a voice. I thank you for this opportunity, and I only pray that when I have the opportunity to tell MY story it will help others come forwards and erase the stigma of shame and we can continue to grow for our future generation."
"Community Matters" This Week - 381

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
06/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for June - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1125

Special guest Amy Crohn
Friday
06/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Amber (O'Neill) Thornton from Albany, New York, a child abuse survivor and activist who's putting together "A Well Kept Secret," a book of anonymous survivor stories meant to raise awareness about child abuse. She says, "I was abused sexually, physically, and emotional by my father. My first memory of it was at five years old. I turned him in at 11 years old. I've been in counseling on and off and had a brief stay in Four Winds. I am currently in school for criminal justice, working from home for a family law attorney, caring for my two boys, and working on this book. The goal of the book is to wake a lot of people up to the fact that very little is being done to protect children from abuse. I have been in and out of family court fighting for custody of my six year old." Because of her experience she has a mission, "My goal is to write a book that will make people aware of what children go through. People don't seem to realize how little is actually done when abuse is reported. I was abused for 9 years of my childhood. Child protective services expects to be able to tell in one visit whether or not a child is in a safe home. They were in my home multiple times and left me with a monster. Currently I am locating other survivors to interview about their experiences and their thoughts and feelings as they went through them." She goes on, ""I can't change the world if no one reads the book but I truly want to do this right and reach as many people as possible." Survivors who are willing to share their story anonymously can reach her at alynnrichardson1988@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1124

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3 and TRADITION 3
Thursday
06/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 3) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 3: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to care of God, as we understood Him." You have worked Steps One and Two with a safe and trusted person – you have surrendered and you have demonstrated your willingness to try a new approach to your life experiences. When you admit your powerlessness over your traumatic history, you learn a comforting and critical truth: that you experienced certain painful life events that you absolutely could not have controlled. You were also not always in control of the coping patterns that have emerged. For some survivors, this can be a frightening and humbling experience. (More of this will be revealed through the Fourth and Fifth Steps). ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 4 & TRADITION 4. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1123

Special guest Amy Crohn
Wednesday
06/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Amy Crohn from New York, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor of child abuse, and an accomplished marketing communications, business development professional, writer and journalist. Her book "Dying To Live" explains how childhood maltreatment can lead to adult physical illness. As a youngster Amy was subjected to emotional abuse and neglect. Her mother was mentally disturbed and her father was absent much of the time. A very nervous child, she was quite often sick, and missed a lot of grade school. Amy became very ill at age 20 with mononucleosis and decided then and there that she was not going to let the first 18 years of her life dictate the rest of it. She writes, "That was my first step toward healing but I pushed everything inside and coated myself with armor. At age 36, stage 4B cancer and Lupus blew the illusion wide open." She continues, "I couldn't hide from my past anymore .. I literally had to die to live" (see book). Amy explains, "While writing my book, I learned of The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) and took the ACE survey. With a high score of 8, I am convinced that my early childhood traumas caused my adult physical illness." Today, after the suicide of her brother eight months ago, she is feeling the effects of PTSD once again. She goes on, "The early childhood abuse simply does not prepare one for the challenges of life." Amy has recently been trained as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and, in fact, adopted one foster child in 2000. She says, "It is my hope that I can help educate physicians to include The ACE survey questions in their patient intake questionnaires and, as a CASA, to help interrupt a pattern that may lead to illness later in life." Be sure to check out Amy's BLOG
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Special guest Edward Mashek
Tuesday
06/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Edward (Ed) Mashek  from North Carolina, a child abuse survivor who grew up in foster care. Ed's an active volunteer member of the NAASCA family and is involved in numerous efforts to combat childhood trauma. Ed's a tireless advocate, author, and activist for foster youth, abused children, and all victims of abuse. He has a B.S. in Psychology, an MBA, and is a member of Psi-Chi, the National Honor Society of Psychology. Ed serves as a board member for NAASCA, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, as a co-host and regular panelist on the "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) radio program, and is a member of RAINN's (the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) Speakers Bureau. His motivation comes from his own time growing up in an abusive foster home and his desire to prevent others from having to experience the things he did. Ed has spoken at conferences, before governmental committees, and at the US Capital. In July he will be speaking at the SCRIPT conference in Los Angeles, which will be dealing with issues unique and specific to male survivors of trauma and abuse. In August he will be relocating to SE Asia where he will serve as NAASCA's official regional representative and continue his fight against child abuse. Read his BLOG
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Special guest Kathy Jones
Monday
06/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kathy Jones from Sacramento, California a child abuse survivor who was in the foster care system who's author of the book, “Foster Cat, Foster Kid, God Says You Don't Have to Eat Dirt Anymore!" Her dedication to God, love for those that have been impacted by foster care and her passion for animals shines through in her writings and her daily life. Some examples of her altruism include writing a piece as a teenager in 1972, "For God So Loved the World,” which after being published in 1994 has been played “royaltyfree” all over the world, to spread God's Word. She's mentoring current and former foster youth, researching resources that provide support to the foster youth community and actively participates in petitions supporting important social causes. Kathy's a legislative advocate for animals and wildlife and a member of Professional Women's Network, giving support and advice to her peers. She's also an active member of Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Fair Oaks, California. As Kathy began writing “Foster Cat, Foster Kid” her original intention was to feature a special cat, named “Good Boy.” However, as she wrote more, she felt a close connection between her neglectful childhood and the plight of “Good Boy,” who had been left in an abandoned lumber yard. Both she and the cat had been neglected by those that were supposed to nurture them, yet they had a strength that could overcome obstacles that most could not. The book is a heartwarming expression of God's mercy, the therapeutic love of animals, and the strength that exists in young adults that have had to overcome numerous obstacles that were placed in front of them by foster care.
"Community Matters" This Week - 380

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
06/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for June - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Esther Hatfield Miller
Friday
06/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Esther Hatfield Miller from Huntington Beach, CA, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse who was transformed from victim, to survivor and emerged as a thriver. She uses a 5-step self-healing system, moving from CHAOS to CALM.  Esther mentors international victims how to do "whoopass healing" on their Sexual Abuse & Trauma so that they live a more powerful, calm & drama-free life! Esther's life was a train wreck whose ritual and sexual abuse began at age 15. After 4 marriages, 28 jobs, 5 surgeries in a year and being a rage-aholic, her kids didn't even want to spend mother's day with her! But she kept going, she was so jacked-up. Her 4th husband had filed for divorce (again) and she was spiraling down. She was silent & kept this a secret, locked-up inside of herself to avoid judgment as a sexual abuse victim. Esther was still toying with how she was going to commit suicide and stop the oozing pain of her sexual abuse. The shame, blame & guilt of the abuse kept her toxic, silent and still holding the ugly secret inside. The pain was destroying Esther, derailing her life and she was creating secondary victims in her previous "wasbands," kids, family and co-workers. Esther truly was a "hot mess." In seeking out her own justice, Esther began the healing process after filing a civil lawsuit in 2003 and was part of one of the largest litigation against the Catholic Church. To date, Esther is an international speaker, continues advocacy work to stomp out child sexual assault, restore justice & to abolish Statute of Limitations when it comes to crimes committed against humanity. Esther is a contributing Best-selling Author, recipient of two prestigious Celebrity Press awards, The Quilly Award and Editor's Choice Award, for her first book, "Answering The Call: Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal How They Said Yes to Success and You Can Too!"
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: Corruption, Collusion And Kidnapping - Betrayal By The Ones We Trust The Most. When we find ourselves or our family in need of help and we turn to those whose job it is to provide that help, we often find we are then victimized by the very people and institutions who are supposed to be there to protect and support us. Confidence in these institutions is at an all time historic low and this loss of trust extends across a wide variety of institutions. It is not just distrust in the government, but other institutions such as medicine, law, social services, non-profits, media, religion, politicians, volunteer organizations and  'advocates'. Instead of working with us and for us as their mandates and ethical codes outline, they are often colluding with government, private industries and other agencies to profit off the pain of the very people they are supposed to protect. Join us tonight as we speak with people such as Melissa Deigel, Angel Cook, Angela Borths, Journalist Terri LaPoint, Dr. Jim Singer and others with personal and professional knowledge of how deep this corruption and collusion truly runs. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Tree Turtle
Wednesday
06/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tree Turtle from Baltimore, Maryland, a survivor of multiple forms of child abuse (in and out of foster care) who's now an activist. Tree says, "I survived physical and sexual assaults as well as child pornography and am a longtime facilitator and mediator for child and youth welfare. As a Buddhist educator, my aim is to guide others to use loving-kindness and peace-building to conquer societal ills." Beginning in the mid 80s, Tree has offered educational workshops as an anti-violence facilitator, anti-bias mediator, and sexuality educator for such organizations as Public Allies, the Urban League, SMYAL, OUTPost, and scores of schools, shelters, and foster facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Midwest for over twenty-five years. From the 1980s until today, Tree transitioned from being a survivor to becoming a preventer: an American citizen who works to bring awareness to the enormous harm that violence, inequities, and ignorance breeds amongst humans and other species. Tree believes that speaking out against violence as a survivor and a preventer is not enough: we must also give others tools, practices, concepts, policies and procedures to supplant hateful, violent, inequitable acts with peer-to-peer and institutional love. She writes, "Peer-to-peer love models care in our everyday relationships. Institutional love models care in our governmental, educational, and professional communities. Thus, preventing abuse flourishes when we learn how to treat others well regardless of differences; when we learn how to transform conflicts into caring, mutually beneficial opportunities; and when we learn how to change institutional policies, procedures, and practices to ensure equity while caring for and protecting others from harm.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1117

Special guest Lakeisha Smith
Tuesday
06/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Lakeisha Smith from Rochester, New York and a child abuse survivor. "Everything we do and go through is for a reason. We may not know what those reasons are but we are not the ultimate decision makers...GOD is," she writes. "I am trying my hand at it all. I look forward to pursing my dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur. As long as God is with me, nothing can stop me! Its just a matter of time, hard work, and dedication before it becomes a reality." Molested as a child by her father (her mother didn't want to hear about it), Lakeisha withdrew inside herself, keeping the secret. Eventually she sought help and was given an understanding that she still has today .. that the sexual abuse was not her fault, and not her mother's fault either. As she says, "Through her therapy she was able to pull herself out of a dark place in my life." Lakeisha has produced a couple autobiographical "My Childhood Story" YouTube videos (part 1 & part 2). She descries them by writing, "My childhood story is an autobiographical documentary about my unfortunate experience with child molestation. This documentary is a brief insight on how child molestation affected my life and how I have moved past that point in my life with the purpose to help others." Lakeisha's been preparing herself to be an even more effective anti-child abuse advocate. "I would love to take part [on our talk show] and tell my story to help others." And she continues, "It is going to be very helpful with my advocacy efforts along with information that I currently have. My interest in CSA comes as a result of my unfortunate experience as a child." Check out her BLOG
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Special guest Kilomarie Granda
Monday
06/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is KiloMarie Granda from St. Cloud, Minnesota, a child abuse and rape survivor who's now a Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator and a Wellness Center Coordinator at University of Minnesota. She's also the founder of Unspoken Voices, where the motto is "One voice changes everything." KiloMarie has worked with both offenders and victim/survivors and has seen the damage caused in lives of many due to interpersonal violence. As a result of this and her own experience as a survivor of childhood abuse and rape, she realized that far too many individuals' voices, including her own, often remain unspoken. KiloMarie believes that if the work that Unspoken Voices does affects even one life in a positive manner, than it gives meaning to her experiences. "For far too long, victim/survivors, bystanders, and our society has remained silent on the issues of personal power-based violence. The silence must be shattered," she says. "We must be willing to raise our own voices and declare that violence is not okay, not tolerable, and should never be encouraged." To this end, KiloMarie and Unspoken Voices offer a variety of awareness, educational, and training events, regionally and nationally. She invites folks to "please feel free to reach out to this organization or another on behalf of yourself, your friend, your neighbor, or the person that you pass on the street. Violence is occuring at epidemic proportions, and only when we use our voices against it, do we have a real opportunity to create a positive and lasting cultural change."
"Community Matters" This Week - 379

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
06/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for June - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1115

Special guest Natorya Nicole
Friday
06/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Natorya Nicole from Ocala, Florida, the oldest of five, She's always done her best to be a good older sibling and is the guardian of her youngest brother. Natorya is the author of a kids' book, "EJ and Sis" that examines this experience, and deals with communication and healthy discipline. Directed to 8yrs old / under, this is "‘A story about a kid misbehaving on the playground, needing to be sent to time out and the lessons his older sister is teaching him." Adults may be able to gain from the messages as well. Natorya lived in Palm Beach County for about 10yrs until early 2013. The oldest of five, she has always done her best to be a good older sibling. "EJ and Sis," the first of several, is loosely based on her relationship raising her youngest brother. "I enjoy spending time with my little brother, Jay," she says. "Because I spend so much time with him, I wrote a series. All the ideas come either from him or through him. I was just smart enough to see and listen and creative enough to write the words." Natorya is also the writer of four unproduced full length original screenplays (3 drama-romance / 1 teen-family drama), which she's looking forward to working on again in the near future. "In the past, I have worked in 2 youth shelters. 1 in my hometown (Ocala) and 1 in my 2nd hometown (West Palm Beach). I've worked around the youth most of my adult life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1114

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2 and TRADITION 2
Thursday
06/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 2) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 2: "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity" Somewhere in a survivor's programming is a single operative principle, which at once holds the person back trying to heal and grow in this area, but keeps him putting up a front, perhaps even leading to relationships that do not work, dead-end jobs, or boring routines. In this area of trust, which Step 2 directly addresses, the survivor is undeveloped. But most survivors are not lazy or uninterested in their growth. Most are living busy lives, focused on recovery and growth, even though they feel that trusting anything, or anyone - let alone an invisible power - is frightening, and impossible. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 3 & TRADITION 3. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Kelly M Scott

Wednesday
06/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kelly M. Scott from Midlothian, VA, a child abuse survivor with a long history of trauma who was raped at 14, molested at 15, had her memory blocked from other early childhood abuses. It was restored when she was 31, releaseing all kinds of truth in her family. Many many generations of abuse came out. Anxious to help others, she's starting a new Facebook survivor's group, Survivors Unite. Kelly grew up the youngest of 5 kids, but her closest sibling was 14 years older than she. Her police officer father eventually became Chief, so her mother did most of the child raising. Kelly was assaulted and reaped by her 18 year old boyfriend when she was 14 years old .. but she kept the story a secret. A year later she was repeatedly molested by an adult neighbor. Eventually the man was found out and received a 2 year probation. In her mid 20s she got pregnant by a man who she discovered was living a double life. He beat and assaulted her and she left him for the sake of the infant child. At 31 Kelly met and married her "Knight in Shining Armor" .. but was about to enter the most confusing and painful part of her life. She was seen by a Psychiatrist, medicated heavily and entered a mental institution where she eventually had powerful and provocative visions over a 4 night period. In the end she queried her family member and was able to learn of the many repressed / hidden facts of her earlier life. Among other things she learned her oldest brother (20 years her senior) had molested his siblings, and that her mother had been raped and molested by her grandfather when he got drunk. "It all started making sense and the clues were lining up for me," Kelly says, "it's been going on [in my family] for a long time."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1112

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1111

Special guest Georgina Capetillo
Monday
06/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Georgina Capetillo from Astoria Queens, New York, a survivor of child abuse who's Hoping to become a resource for adult survivors who have been (or in some cases, are) abused by their stepparent. Georgina founder of Adult Survivors of Step-family Abuse (ASSA) a support network for people who have been abused by step-family during their childhood. As Howard University alumni, she was awarded a B.A in Philosophy and Political Science. Georgina completed her graduate studies at University of Massachusetts in 2013 with a concentration on Conflict Resolution. She is also the founder and president of Secular Common Ground, a dispute resolution think tank for secular issues. Her specialties include gender equality, humanist ethics, human rights, mental health, secularism, immigration, feminism and civil justice. StepNet seeks to reconcile issues regarding stepchildren. The goals are to support survivors of stepfamily abuse and offer conflict resolution education to stepfamilies and support for adult survivors of stepfamily abuse and hardship. StepNet covers many bases. "This organization aims to support mainly adult survivors of stepparent abuse or hardship," writes Georgina. "It is a problem we all have heard of, but it is seldom addressed. I aim to create a community of people with similar experiences and welcome supporters to join the cause. As of now StepNet offers resources that address mental health issues due to abuse / hardship and a discussion forum. StepNet is in it's beginning stage but our future goals are provide a hotline, conduct research on stepfamily abuse/hardship and become a strong support group."
"Community Matters" This Week - 378

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
06/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for June - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1110

Special guest Jody Williams
Friday
06/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jody Williams from Las Vegas, a survivor of child abuse, rape, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Jody's a returning NAASCA family member. She has been in recovery from drug addiction and the sex industry as well as mental illness since 1985. In 1987, Jody founded Sex Workers Anonymous - the first program of it's kind to help men and women across this country to exit the sex industry and/or find recovery after having left it. The hotline answered hundreds of thousands of calls over the years. What started out as a small meeting in a coffee shop soon exploded, and there were eventually meetings across the USA, as well as in five other countries now. Spending five years interviewing 1,000's of recovering prostitutes and sex workers, Jody published the Recovery Guide. This is her group's version of what is the Big Book in Alcoholics Anonymous. For decades Jody has been successfully fighting back the legal brothels from expanding outside of their small county into both California and Nevada. But her activism has sometimes been met with violent retaliation. In 2014, Jody came out with an e-book for parents on "What to do if you suspect your child is involved in prostitution" based on years of getting the same phone call question over and over again.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1109

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: "The Corrupt Business of Supervised Visitation and Custody Evaluation" It is becoming more and more common for good, safe parents to be ordered to see their children only under 'professional supervision', even when there has been no abuse involved. It is also becoming commonplace for parents going through family court custody cases to be forced to pay a 'custody evaluator' to assess their situation and advise the courts what they believe is 'in the child's best interest'. Sadly, more and more we are finding that these services are strictly cash flow businesses for the divorce industry,and are often run by incompetent or worse - criminals. There are even documented cases where the judges who make the orders are themselves financially invested in and profiting from these businesses. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Colonel Worton, Special Forces
Wednesday
06/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's show involved an unexpected special guest, Colonel Worten, US Special Forces from Florida (retired) who called in to comment on the autobiographical book he'd recently read, "Out of the Darkness: The Michelle Bless Story" which was written by one of NAASCA's most dedicated family members, volunteers and show panelists, Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, Ohio. During the course of the show he shared with us how important it was for him to have encountered her meaningful work, and how he recognized the positive and important contribution we were making to the issues child abuse and specifically to the subject of Military Rape. Included was a discussion of how unfairly military personnel and veterans have been treated both when reporting sexual and trauma transgressions, usually committed at the hands of superior officers, and when seeking medical and other kinds of veteran's services.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1107

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1106

Special guest Elisabeth Corey
Monday
06/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Elisabeth Corey from Richmond, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member who is a survivor of severe childhood sex abuse and trafficking. She's here to talk about her new web site and services at BeatingTrauma.com. "My childhood was not a childhood, she explains. "In my family, men had sex with little girls. It was our normal. It was our culture. And it was generational. My parents grew up with it. Their parents grew up with it. Most of the victims in our family didn't even remember it because the trauma caused memory loss. We were a family of traumatized individuals who were doing whatever it took to survive .. usually at the expense of the others." Elisabeth goes on, "My parents, uncles and grandparents started sexually abusing me when I was 2 years old. This was necessary to break me. I was indoctrinated in to a way of life. I was brainwashed. But there was a problem. As I got older, they realized I was a talker. They had not successfully broken me. I was actually telling people. The good news for them .. nobody believed me." Over the years, Elisabeth has worked with many organizations on advocacy, and now offers services herself at BeatingTrauma.com. She focuses on trauma theory, research and practice, but from a survivor perspective. She includes interviews with other survivors and guest blog posts from clinicians.
"Community Matters" This Week - 377

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
05/31/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for May - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1105

Special guest Emily Samuelson
Friday
05/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Emily Samuelson, Ph.D., from Baltimore, Maryland, of the Soaring Project. A psychologist who specializes in treating trauma, she's also a survivor of incest in her childhood and has written a book about her experience, "Soaring Above the Ashes: Thriving After Childhood Sexual Abuse." She tells me, "Somewhere in my childhood, I boxed up the memories and lost my connection to the truth of what happened to me. It wasn't until I was 39 years old that my memories broke through. This was after a betrayal when my daughter was 5 weeks old, and separation and eventual divorce 6 months later; a breast cancer scare; a job where I was a scapegoat; and news that my mother had two different kinds of cancer. That's what it took to break me open." She goes on, "I got PTSD and lived in a nightmare of flashbacks for many months. I worked on healing for the next 20 years." Her book, "Soaring Above the Ashes," has stories of survivors based on face-to-face interviews from all over the country. Each story is accompanied by a black and white portrait. "The story of my healing journey is woven between the chapters, Emily explains. "Although I am now thriving, I continue to work on becoming more whole, my deepest wish."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1094

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma & 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 and TRADITION 1
Thursday
05/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 1 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 1) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 1: "We admitted we were powerless over the abuse and trauma of our youth -- that our lives had become unmanageable." The survivor's decision to begin a process of healing begins with the admission of what happened to them. This involves working through the defenses employed to shun from consciousness the excruciatingly painful memories of the traumatic events. Having passed through this phase of remembering (in any way possible), the acceptance of the truth of the traumatic experience moves the survivor towards resolution. Thus begins the creation of an internal, healing space for the survivor to feel what remained frozen in time, banished and unwelcome in consciousness. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 2 & TRADITION 2. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1103

Special guest Polly Moore
Wednesday
05/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Polly Moore from Atlanta, Georgia, a returning NAASCA family member. Polly is the Executive Administrative Assistant of Angela Williams, Founder of VOICE Today, a non-profit organization whose mission is to break the cycle and silence of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention, and healing programs. She began volunteering with VOICE Today on July 17, 2012, the day after she broke her silence. She'd found her voice at VOICE Today's support group the night before. Polly grew up with six siblings in Mobile, Alabama, but was only 8 years old when her father died of lung cancer. Soon two neighborhood boys began to molest her, friends of her older twin brothers. A couple of years later she was assaulted by another neighbor and later by her older brother. She was able to break away from the abuse at the age of twelve, but was by then deep in the darkness of isolation. Polly is now a mother and grandmother, and has lived in Atlanta for the past 15 years. She is contemplating returning to finish her final year at Western Carolina University where she majored in Accounting, and has become a devoted advocate for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Polly says she will forever continue to help fellow adult survivors find their voice and welcome their healing through the working of Angela Williams and VOICE Today.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1102

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined by long time NAASCA family member Simon Weinberg from San Diego. Simon and his wife are documentary filmmakers whose award winning work includes "Men and Boys Healing." ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1101

Special guest Connie Valentine
Monday
05/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Connie Valentine, M.S. from Davis, CA, a survivor and activist representing the CA Protective Parents Association where the mission is to protect children from incest and family violence through research, advocacy and education. They work primarily with non-offending parents in custody disputes when children report physical or sexual abuse. Connie writes, "I am a survivor of extreme abuse. I was amnestic for all of it until middle age but had many of the symptoms of a trauma survivor. After a long arduous recovery, I am finally happy, joyous and free." And she's dedicating her self to this worthy issue. "Parental alienation groups are not what they seem," she says. "The term is used to strip children from mothers trying to protect the children from physical and sexual abuse, and give the children to the abusers both in family court and CPS. They are the exact opposite of real child protection." A message on the CPPA web site explains, "You may be told that you have to "accept" the court's decision when your child is placed with the identified abuser. No moral citizen should be expected to accept what is wholly unacceptable: the willful sacrifice of a child to a life of rape and/or battery." It concludes, " On our website you will find information, case histories, articles, resources, research and links to other websites. You will also find ideas, a growing community of protective parents, friendships, and a glimmer of hope in this dark world in which you find yourself."
"Community Matters" This Week - 376

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
05/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for May - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1100

Special guest Paul Rieker
Friday
05/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Paul Rieker from Temecula, California, an abuse survivor who's doing a study of PTSD. He's seeking the mechanism by which we can take control of our emotional assignments to the past. Re-arranging the priority of our dreams appears to be the key to placing joy and optimism where there was once anger and fear, and to replace our dwelling on the past. A troubled childhood included a severe beating by his father at 6 years old. Paul relates, "He was screaming, "I wish you were never born." This event created many problems for me in my life, into adulthood. It caused an "ADHD" symptom." Paul says, "We hear from therapists, that psychological development is damaged with trauma. This is true. In many ways, I stopped my development." He goes on, "In therapy, this situation came open. Dan Roden, who introduced me to the process which I am now terming "Abreaction, Desensitization and Emotional Reframing, changed the memory of this trauma." Paul continues, "I spent 12 hours, in trance therapy. Within the 12 hours of that 2 weeks, I was healed of my multiple emotional fixations which where the underlying cause of my suicidal fixation." Eventually he became certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, of American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and now provides therapy for all types of trauma. Paul believes the model of 1 hour of therapy per week, per the Insurance Payment Plans, is insufficient and not the best process for healing. It's his opinion that therapy should be 2-3 hour sessions, with 4 or 5 sessions occurring within 30 days, so the problems are solved. In his experience a reduction of PTSD symptoms by 50% is possible in 30 days, with 5-20 hours therapy.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1099

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: "CPS and our Family Courts - A Criminal Consortium?" When does abuse of power cross the line into flat out criminal behavior? With precedent setting court cases challenging this criminal enterprise under such statutes as RICO (criminal racketeering), Misfeasance (wrongful exercise of lawful authority) and Malfeasance (legally unjustified/harmful act by a public official) succeeding, and the exposure of Child Trafficking and Abuse by these same agencies, it is very clear who the real criminals are. More frighteningly, they are still operating flagrantly and for the most part without any penalty at all. Tonight we speak with Melissa Deigel, a mother desperate to save her medically kidnapped children who instead, has been threatened and silenced and stripped of her rights, advocate Malinda Sherwyn, who has both witnessed and stood up for many such parents facing criminal abuses and advocate and author Eugenea Couture, whose compelling experience as a child abused in this system gives her a unique insight as to what really happens when CPS steps in to 'protect' children from loving parents. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1098

Special guest Barbara Hughes
Wednesday
05/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Hughes from Sewanee, TN, a survivor and activist who wrote a book about child sexual abuse called, "Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood" Born in New York City, Barbara was assaulted between 3 and 9 years old and says she lived a childhood in denial of her sexual abuse which included sexual torture. "I hid my trauma from everyone, including myself," she writes, "but was very fearful, shy, and acted out my abuse on myself. I grew up and had a career as a sculptor, raised two boys, and got into 12 Step recovery. Before that, I got involved with toxic and abusive men." She explains, "In my 40's, I started having body memories, and in therapy, remembered my repeated trauma, over the process of years. I had an art therapist who was willing to re-mother me in the boundaries of therapy. I was very angry at God." Among other things she did extensive EMDR and turned a corner in her healing. "My abuse is no longer a stone in my heart." She continues, "It has a place of honor inside me, but is at peace. I have had many healers and I am thriving and very grateful." Finally, she wrote her book, and did presentations with images about abuse and healing. "I now facilitate a support group for women survivors of child abuse (ASCA). I continue my art work and volunteer at a food bank. My marriage survived my healing process and we have a good, loving relationship now. I have grandchildren. Family is very important to me. I continue to find venues where I can show and tell about the devastation of child sexual abuse and about how you heal."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1097

Special guest Judy Cagnemi
Tuesday
05/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Judy Cagnemi from Suffolk County, Long Island, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse survivor and blogger at One Woman's Adventure Through Life and Recovery. Today she says describes a beautiful life, and is grateful for her family, home and career. But, she writes, "For most of my life, I didn't see things this way. I was filled with rage and self-hate." Her mother, bruised and battered by Judy's father, turned up on her maternal grandparents doorstep when Judy was an infant. She continues, "My mother made it clear she never wanted me. I suffered neglect and emotional abuse from her." She was physically abused by her grandmother, " .. and much later on I realized I was sexually abused by my grandfather. When my mother remarried and took me to live with her and my stepfather, the emotional abuse got much worse. I was a victim acting out for decades by abusing myself with alcohol, drugs, engaging in physically and emotionally abusive relationships and making incredibly bad choices." As an adult Judy was in therapy for over 20 years for depression and emotional child abuse and neglect before uncovering the sexual aspects of her trauma. "The door that kept the memories locked behind it was opened when I found out that my perpetrator raped a child," she says. "Since the door was opened, memories have been springing forward and it feels as though they are happening now rather than 30+ years ago. It's a strange reward for being in a better mental state." She goes on, "My mind must feel that I am finally able to accept the memories of what happened and recover from it" She concludes, "Along the way, I turned from the victim I was to the survivor I am today. I look forward to sharing how that miracle happened for me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1096

Special guest Nicolette Winn
Monday
05/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Nicolette Winn from San Angelo, Texas, a survivor, activist and author. She says she's, ".. applying the principles of Industrial-Organizational Psychology to my role as Founder of "No Longer Silenced Movement" to pair teen and young adult survivors of child abuse with positive, concise resources so that they can succeed in life after abuse." She goes on, "Teen and young adult survivors of child abuse often don't have resources after leaving foster care or abusive homes. As a survivor myself, my goal is to help them. I wrote a book to reach out to them and started a program where I donate a book to a survivor or survivor organization for every book purchased." Right now she's working toward her goals, and is looking to get her book, "One," more widely distributed. NAASCA agrees there are not enough services provided to foster care kids, especially those needed in the particularly difficult time of transitioning out of protective serves and emerging into adult life. The quote from Jordan Shaw that accompany's the book's Amazon page reads, "All it takes to start a raging inferno is a spark and only a step to start a life changing journey. This book tells the story of a girl with the will of a titan as she journeys through abuse and transforms into a powerhouse of a young woman. It's a personal account of her journey that is a vehicle of inspiration for others to either relate to or use as a stepping stone to find help. Let this book inspire you to reach out and help those who may be too scared to make the first move. Be the spark, be the shove to get them walking and started on their journey out."
"Community Matters" This Week - 375

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
05/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for May - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1095

Special guest Joel Moore
Friday
05/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Joel Moore from Denver, Colorado, child abuse survivor and activist writer / BLOGGER who says he'd like to redirect "the shame of CSA back to the perpetrators." Betrayed and sexually abused by the pastor of his church when he was a young adolescent, Joel buried the memories for decades. He struggled with addictions, and kept a part of himself walled off from everyone, even from Amy, whom he met at bible college and married when he was 24. Their bond was strong, yet their relationship was severely tested by his addictive behavior, moodiness and the secrets that Joel kept from both Amy and himself. When their children came along, Joel became a full-time parent, but the simmering secret he hid from himself fostered a chronic anger that brought their marriage to the brink. In desperation, Joel committed himself to reading the Gospel of John, every day, from start to finish, for one month. “That changed my life. I was seeing the opposite of my life. Love, not hate.” His openness to what lies within finally unsealed the long-buried memories of the abuse. He began writing in his journal (“my therapist”), a practice that continues to the present. He started his own web site (PerpetuallyHealing.com). Through writing and counseling, Joel is on the mend, and he and Amy are closer than ever. Tonight Joel wants to spend some talking about the aftermath of CSA, his addictions, antisocial behavior and moodiness. He also wants to address the healing process, coping with the emotions of abuse and betrayal for the first time, triggers, and feelings of rage and depression.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1094

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12
Thursday
05/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 12 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 12: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." You start your recovery process with identifying, and relating to a Higher Power as you understand this Power. This understanding, in partnership with applying time-tested principles, puts you in touch with that power greater than yourself. As you continue to apply the principles, and your understanding deepens, you can explain to yourself what this Power is, and how it manifests in your personal life journey. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address The 12 TRADITIONS. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1093

Special guest George Elliott
Wednesday
05/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is George Elliott from Portland, Oregon, managing director of Actor's Actor Studio. After the death of local sex trafficking victim Ashley Benson, George wrote the play “Lost in the Shadows” when he learned how rampant sex trafficking is in Portland. He says, "As the owner, managing director, and principle teacher of Actor's Actor Studio & Workshop I believe in the imagination of our young performers; it is the key component in driving the creative process. The imagination will stimulate and trigger deep roots into the mind, body, and soul, while helping to bring forward fresh, independent, and disciplined behavior. My job is to facilitate this journey and encourage people to open up and experience the human plight on multiple levels, conditions, and circumstances." And he continues, "Everyone trained and managed at our studio brings forth the most vital and beautiful aspects of themselves as realized gifts to their community and to their art." At Actor's Actor Studio & Workshop George says he wants to "elevate the artist as human beings through the practice of self-love, self-respect, and self-awareness; that is called discipline." This discipline may well be one of the best things for survivors. He explains, "I believe that actors can be trained to stay present in the moment (the now). In doing so, he or she can begin the process right where they are and expand from there. Ordinary humans can respond in extraordinary ways when exposed to creative paradigm shifts: Those moments when you can no longer fit into the small space of existence you once occupied. The artist is transformed by moment-to-moment expressions of true honesty and a renewal of mind, body, and spirit."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1092

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1091

Special guest Karen Addison
Monday
05/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Karen Addison from Denver, CO, an advocate for youth, and for women in destructive relationships at R.E.A.L. Relationships. Karen is also a speaker, educator, consultant and relationship coach. It is Karen’s passion and purpose to help people learn how to have healthy relationships and how to move forward in destructive relationships. Helping people learn the life skills necessary to form and maintain healthy, enduring relationships is Karen’s passion and purpose. By presenting a healthy template for relationships, Karen’s students and clients will learn how to create their own healthy relationships. Because she has experienced unhealthy and destructive relationship dynamics on a personal level, Karen has a great desire to empower others to recognize unhealthy relationship patterns. This includes providing students and clients with the skills and tools necessary to set safe and appropriate boundaries that expect respect from others and that offer dignity and respect to others, and providing awareness and knowledge about what a healthy relationship is, and the skills necessary to achieve these. The purpose of R.E.A.L. Relationships is to provide the education and tools necessary to form healthy and lasting relationships, and to prevent destructive relationships. Relationships are a fundamental need for all human beings. It is at the core of who we are. We spend our lives trying to find those deep, spiritual connections with others.
"Community Matters" This Week - 374

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
05/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for May - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1090

Special guest Randy Flood
Friday
05/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Randy Flood from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the co-founder of the Men's Resource Center of Western Michigan, which has locations in both Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan. Their Mission statement says, "The Men's Resource Center is part of a movement that transforms social psychological structures of power based on hierarchy and fear into expressions of power based on human connection and respect. The Center is distinct from others, because its services embrace the uniqueness and gifts of men while challenging men to grow and evolve. Because it can be difficult for men to ask for help, the Center's services are designed to engage men, while offering them an opportunity to transform their lives." For nearly 20 years, Randy has been passionate about creating and developing specialized clinical services for men. Randy finds it a privilege to sit with individuals one-on-one and in groups while they share their pain, joy, fears, and passions. He believes it takes courage to remove one's social mask and place oneself deeper into vulnerability. To that end, Randy continually evolves his practice in a way that provides clients the opportunity for healing and growth in a safe and secure environment. He believes that for men to change, the journey requires unique and specialized clinical services with stages. Randy creates and designs anger management and fathering assistance programs, as well as programs for men who need help with issues such as domestic abuse and sex addiction. His work is characterized by respect for others and self by being open to emotions and new ideas, acceptance of differences, pursuit of intimacy, and dedication to personal growth.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1089

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Special "For Our Kids" LIVE Show: Tonight NAASCA celebrates the 1 Year Anniversary of our popular "For Our Kids" shows by airing LIVE from the Parenting 2.0 Leadership Forum event being held in Los Angeles, where the focus is on the need to teach and provide actual "Life Skills" to our children. Bill Murray will play the role of roving reporter with interviews featuring special guests who'll be attending the Forum. As always Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, "For Our Kids" hosts from British Columbia, will anchor the show, which will also include comments from call-in participants. The "For Our Kids" mission is to discuss the Rights of Children and Families in North America, so we're proud to be participating in the Forum, since Parenting 2.0 defines Life Skills as “Mandatory skills human beings learn to thrive and commune with others.” Launched in 2009, today Parenting 2.0 (P20) is LinkedIn's top ranked parenting group, unifying over 6,000 Life Skills Educators in more than eighty countries and growing daily. The mission includes (1) Recognizing every adult as “raising humanity” (2) Illuminating Life Skills as distinct, critical skills central to individuals and the societies they create thriving, and (3) Strengthening collaboration among Life Skills educators and easing access to critical information and resources. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1088

Special guest Emily Wallace
Wednesday
05/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Emily Wallace (aka Tina Smith) abuse survivor and motivational speaker, inspirational author and expert seeking high representation for her unforgettable autobiography "Scarred for Life," an inspirational book which illustrates all of the struggles that Emily faced during her childhood. One day in 1980, Emily returned home from her every day learning environment, to find a house filled with nothing but emptiness. Her whole nuclear family (her mother and her siblings) were gone without a forwarding address. This was the same day that Emily endured emotional distrust and experienced her childhood being snatched away from her within moments. Scarred for Life narrates Emily's story, along with her thoughts, feelings, and emotions as she tried to succeed surviving on the streets. She tells of sleeping in vacant houses and under porches and experiencing child molestation by her older two brothers. She shares the stories of those who tried to help her and those who would not. Honest and shocking, Scarred for Life provides insight into the actual life of a little homeless girl and the horrors one can experience when living on the streets. Today, Emily is a mother of six, and wife of 20 years. She is an author and motivational speaker, who speaks to children about child abuse and bullying. She is currently working on her high school diploma at Hadley School for the Blind.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1087

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined tonight by Michelle Bless, long time NAASCA family member and author of the book "Out of the Darkness." Among other things, she'll talk about her experiences working with prison ministries and with street people in her hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio (see her YouTube video). ~~ NAASCA is pleased that Dr. Debra will be our regular special co-host on Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will be joined each week by a different special guest whose background will provide a jumping off point for the evening's Q&A. SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray will help field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1086

Special guest Chuck Prinzen
Monday
05/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest guest is Chuck Prinzen from Fairfield California, a survivor and activist who, as an educator, has worked with youth for many years. His current project, Me Inc Now, is being developed to offer guidance to teens (and their parents). Chuck says whet 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. "My journey from nothingness to a fulfilling life was not altered by one specific event," he writes, "but a series of events over many years, change came one thought at a time. 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! The mission of Me.Inc.Now  is to instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today's youth. 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.
"Community Matters" This Week - 373

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
05/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for April - Week 5 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1085

Special guest Jay Lore
Friday
05/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jay Lore from Laurel, Maryland, child abuse survivor and author of the book "Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes You Learn: How I went to a party one night for twenty years and lived to tell about it." Jay is transgendered from woman to man, and agrees this was a part of his recovery, of "being comfortable living inside his own skin." That wasn't always the case. "I was 4 years old when it started, I don't know at what age the physicality stopped. I was 32 when I first spoke it out loud to someone." Because of the abuse, Jay turned to drugs early on. "I did my first drugs at age 11. LSD, to be exact. It escalated from there. In group my councilor used to get me to read my drug list because it was so extensive and there were things she'd never heard of. There were three suicide attempts. "I was a cutter. I loved the feel of the blade, the sting as it pierced my skin, the pain told me I was able to feel .. something. I lost my kids." Eventually Jay called an 800 drug line. That was in 1987, and Jay's been clean now for over 28 years. "I've been telling my story every chance I get," he says, "to anyone who will listen and some who don't want to hear it." He offers his book for free. Jay now lives with his oldest daughter and her family. He attends and serves at church faithfully. "It's about reaching that one someone that needs to hear my story as only I can tell it. To get that one to realize there is hope and love and light. And most importantly, that they need never walk alone again."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1084

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11
Thursday
04/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 11: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation. You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history. If you set aside the time daily, you can reach for whatever you believe is greater than, deeper than, or beyond yourself. Step Eleven also assumes that by now you have a conscious awareness of your Higher Power, and you are drawn to deepening that connection. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 12. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1083

Special guest Olivia Martinez
Wednesday
04/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Olivia Martinez from Pico Rivera, CA, child abuse survivor and Employment Coordinator at the California Department of Rehabilitation who says she always aims at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Immigrating from Mexico in the 60's her family lived in the largely Latino East LA area. Her father was a blue collar worker who suffered from alcoholism. "I always felt alone," she wrote. But her mother spend the majority of her time dealing with her father's alcoholism. Olivia was repeatedly sexually abused by a cousin, eight years older than her. The first incident of this was when she was about three, but the last time was in adulthood. "I grew up eating my anxiety away and reached 375 pounds in adulthood. I was fat and felt like a monster." Eventually she began working on herself. "I had gastric bypass and lost all my excess weight. I began kick boxing I learned how to physically to not let anyone hurt me gain. The recovery period has been long and imperfect." Olivia began therapy for the first time when unsuccessfully trying to prevent a break up with her boyfriend, but eventually found more appropriate help at the East Los Angeles Woman Center where they assist woman who have been sexually and/or physically abused. "I have developed a more keen relationship with myself," she says, "and continue to work on me and my developmental stages and inner conflict I go through every day. I now am ready to let the world know my story and take what happened to me and embrace all the good things of who I am. I am preparing to finally forgive men in general for what one man did to me, and I want to one day forgive him for changing the course of my life and introducing a struggle that will never go away."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1082

Q & A Night - Bullying
Tuesday
04/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - Call in .. ask questions .. Tonight's THEME: How bullying behaviors can lead to abusive behaviors. NAASCA family member Mary Romero from Richmond, VA, an abuse survivor herself, will lead the discussion about bullying. We are consistently hearing about bullying in our schools, nearly on a daily basis. It has become an epidemic. When bullying behaviors goes un-checked, they can lead to abusive behaviors whether in children or adults alike. There have been far too many children who have taken their own lives due to being bullied and this evening's discussion will help give us the information and tools that parents can use in helping their children deal with bullying and it's negative effects. Now an anti-child abuse advocate, Mary is a Life Coach and author of the book "The Breakdown of an All-American Family: an autobiography of child abuse domestic violence and recovery." She'll soon be coming out with a follow-up book, "Repurposing Your Pain," meant to help survivors learn to become thrivers! ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1081

Special guest Brittany Ecton
Monday
04/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Brittany Ecton from Olathe, Kansas, a 26 year old single mother who's a child abuse and adoption trauma survivor and activist. Still in early recovery, this will be the first time she tells her story in public. Sexually abused by her father, a belligerent drunk, she recalls being "conditioned" by him for years. A deeply troubled child her parents took her to many therapists, she says, ".. and every time I hinted at the abuse they would switch, and they forced medication on me for years." Her mother neglected her throughout her entire life and never showed her love or any form of kindness. "She had 3 other kids and it was obvious she loved them and not me." She explains, "I started acting out my abuse with my brother as a child, and the memories are so dark that I can't bare to even look at my brother anymore, without hating my entire body and mind for those memories. Once my hormones kicked in, I became ashamed of my body and life, I had no friends and no life, and I was tormented by kids for being different." A troubled teenager, she broke all the rules, before 18 had 7-8 suicide attempts. "I got pregnant at 19 and my mother forced me into giving my baby away due to no money, help or support, and I lived in a homeless shelter for 7 months." At 21 she married her friend, Zachary, a bad boy doing everything wrong who she'd knows since 15 years old. "He was in the military and promised to save me from my life," she shared. Returning from Afghanistan 80% disabled presented Brittany with new problems, and the additional challenge of giving birth to their son. In the middle of everything else she discovered she'd been adopted! Now married 4 years and seeing a therapist, Brittany's still struggling with doing what's best for herself and her young son.
"Community Matters" This Week - 372

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
04/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for April - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1080

Special topic - Media and Statistics
Friday
04/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the how media covers (and doesn't cover) the issues of child abuse and trauma. We also talked about the important role played by reliable government statistics. Criticism of how media and government presentations was directed at our ability as a group to impress upon the general public that the issues we cover, child abuse and trauma, are as important to them as almost anything else we consider a priority to address in America. Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, was joined by Carol Levine from New Jersey, our cio-host, and by Max "from Montana." Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to engage the public and provide resources, services and programs to anyone with an interest in fighting against child abuse and trauma.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1079

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
04/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: "Breaking The Bonds of Parental Alienation and Systemic Abuse" Nothing stirs up passions more than the controversy generated when parents are at war over the custody of a child. With the pathological 'win-lose' mentality of our family courts and CPS increasingly abducting and witholding children from loving parents to support the many industries that feed off commodifying our children, the system is aiding and abetting abuse, and reaping the financial rewards at the expense of our children and families. Join us as we speak with parents and advocates Keith Marsolek, Carolyn MacCloud and Marcie Harding who will be sharing their heartbreaking and frankly outrageous stories of alienation enabled by this system. Learn the steps they are taking to fight this devastating injustice both for themselves and others who are facing this brutal and overwhelming situation. We are also pleased to welcome back panelist, advocate and author Robin Karr, who's own incredible story remains one of the most corrupt and cruel examples of judicial terrorism we have ever encountered. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Dusty Farrah Cooley
Wednesday
04/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dusty Farrah Cooley from Nettleton, Mississippi, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and rape. "Looking back," she writes, "it's extremely difficult to understand how I survived it all. But I did, and with God's help, of course." She goes on, "I believe that speaking out concerning my abuse/rape is what 'my calling' is." Sexually abused from the ages of 8-15 years of age, Dusty reports she did what do most 'disturbed' children do at this age. They act out. "And that's what I did. I got into fights at school, resulting in being expelled. I was labeled a 'trouble-maker' by my teachers and parents." She got no help. "Nobody reached out to me during those years. Why, I even wrote a story concerning a young girl being sexually abused by her best friend's father, and still, nobody caught on. But I eventually made a turn around, when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I finished high school and became an RN." Dusty Farrah describes herself as a Beautiful Survivor, writing,".. it's kind of weird hearing myself say 'survivor.' Because for years I remember just remaining in bondage. Never would I have considered myself as a survivor. For as long as I can remember, I self-medicated, cut and put myself down." She continues, "I guess you can say I hated myself, even more than my abusers. But that was the OLD Farrah. I'm a fighter now." In fact she describes herself today as a warrior and conqueror. "I'm in a new place now, and I love where I'm at. I love where I am in my life now. No longer do I look at myself and see defeat and warfare."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1077

Special topic: Parenting 2.0
Tuesday
04/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the criticism of current parenting in America. In recognition of the work we have done to benefit the nurturing and safety of children and families, Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, announced he has been designated as an Global Presence Ambassador by the Parenting 2.0 organization. The Global Presence is the community service arm of Parenting 2.0 - formally registered as an educational non-profit corporation and recognized in the US as a charitable 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. "Global Presence Ambassador" is an honorary title, recognizing professionals around the planet who are passionate nurturing a more dynamic and proactive narrative for human development - and specifically Life Skills - in their daily lives. In accepting this designation we are linking arms with a phenomenal group of Life Skills educators and humanitarians committed to substantive social change around the globe. The short book about Parenting 2.0's genesis, "Kissing the Mirror: Raising Humanity in the Twenty-first Century" is an Amazon bestseller receiving five star reviews. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to The Global Presence. Another feature of the organization is their "Life Skills Report Card," a tool that can measure effective parenting. Ambassadors are authorized to personalize the LSRC with their names and Ambassador title when sharing. Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to promote better parenting, and to better identify and "regulate" parents who abuse and traumatize their kids.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1076

Special guest Tim Fisher
Monday
04/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tim Fisher, a returning NAASCA family member who lives in the Las Vegas area and runs Juvenile Justice Now. Tim, a child abuse survivor, will be with us tonight to describe his experience, strength and hope. Tim was seven years old when he met his predator, a neighbor, teaching Sunday school at the Baptist church. Now Steve Friess has written an article about Tim's important work: One Survivor's Crusade Reveals a Plague of Errors in Nation's Sex Offender Registries. The subtitle tells even more of the story: "Estimates of the number of entries with crucial mistakes run into the tens of thousands. One man—and pretty much only one man—is trying to fix them." Tim has told us in the past, "By the time I had reached my 14th birthday I had been sexually molested approximately 350 times over the course of seven years." He continues, "It took four years for me to become strong enough to come forward." Eventually he went to the Anaheim police and reported his abuse and name his predator. From start to finish it took a year almost to the day for him to be convicted. Eventually he took a plea of guilty to 49 counts of child molestation, lewd conducts involving a minor and with the use of force. Sadly although he was sentenced to 2 to 12 years he was released after serving just nine months. "I’m here to remind you that the abuse never stops for the victim," Tim says, "I encourage anyone who has been sexually abused to make a report even if it happened when you were a child." In the recently published article, Steve accompanies Tim to the Orange County, California, home of his molester, a registered sex offender.
"Community Matters" This Week - 371

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
04/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for April - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1075

Special guest KiloMarie Granda
Friday
04/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is KiloMarie Granda from St. Cloud, Minnesota, a child abuse and rape survivor who's now a Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator and a Wellness Center Coordinator at University of Minnesota. She's also the founder of Unspoken Voices, where the motto is "One voice changes everything." KiloMarie has worked with both offenders and victim/survivors and has seen the damage caused in lives of many due to interpersonal violence. As a result of this and her own experience as a survivor of childhood abuse and rape, she realized that far too many individuals' voices, including her own, often remain unspoken. KiloMarie believes that if the work that Unspoken Voices does affects even one life in a positive manner, than it gives meaning to her experiences. "For far too long, victim/survivors, bystanders, and our society has remained silent on the issues of personal power-based violence. The silence must be shattered," she says. "We must be willing to raise our own voices and declare that violence is not okay, not tolerable, and should never be encouraged." To this end, KiloMarie and Unspoken Voices offer a variety of awareness, educational, and training events, regionally and nationally. She invites folks to "please feel free to reach out to this organization or another on behalf of yourself, your friend, your neighbor, or the person that you pass on the street. Violence is occuring at epidemic proportions, and only when we use our voices against it, do we have a real opportunity to create a positive and lasting cultural change."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1074

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10
Thursday
04/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 10: "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same. All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing. Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably. If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 11. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1073

Special guest Stacie Kelly
Wednesday
04/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Stacie Kelly from Victoria BC, an abuse survivor and activist who's serving as the Coordinator for 1st Annual #NoMoreShame Conference 2015, being put on by Trauma University which will be held June 26, 27 & 28th in Portland, Oregon. It's described as "For Survivors. By Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." Born and raised an Oregonian, Stacie describes herself as, "an exceptionally positive individual who enjoys staying busy." But, she explains, "About three years ago I was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). I am a survivor of a decade of incest - an unfortunate multi-generational pattern of abuse that extends as far back as three generations ago. I am on bi-daily antidepressant medication(s) and am currently in weekly somatic counseling." She says, "Childhood trauma is still a relatively new field of study and it is often overshadowed by Veterans and/or people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. My hope is to shed light on the daily life of someone struggling with mental wellness and provide insight on the impact of sexual abuse and silence." And true to form she's not just sitting back waiting for others to make further developments in the field. "I am currently working in a volunteer capacity as a Conference Coordinator for Trauma Recovery University. I speak every day to survivors around the globe who are interested in participating in our conference. It is survivor led and born out of passion to break the cycle of shame, silence and abuse." 
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1072

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined tonight by Dr. David Morehead, who'll talk about his experience with corrections and offenders, and what he sees in the field related to treatment. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1071

Special guest Tawana Watson
Monday
04/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tawana Watson from Cleveland, Ohio. She runs a ReEntry Program where the mission is to help, support and encourage former prisoners with leading a more productive life style. They help by connecting former prisoners with the organizations/individuals that will help meet their basic needs. The David Lee Parker and Amy Wickes ReEntry Program assists in financial, educational, employment, health (physical /mental), and recovery areas, as well as with housing and legal needs. "We support by providing mentors on an individual and group forum," writes Tawana. "We encourage by being accessible to listen and help them to discover and aim for reachable goals decreasing recidivism." The ReEntry program connects former prisoners with organizations/individuals that will provide resources to help satisfy the immediate needs of the former prisoners. They also connect mentors former prisoners who will not past judgment but will talk to and help guide the former prisoner on productive avenues of living, providing stable nonthreatening relationships between the mentor and former prisoner. Not everyone is eligible. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, must be able to dedicate a minimum of 8 hours per month, preferably 2 hours per week for face to face time with the assigned former prisoner and must be accessible via phone. They're subjected to a background check and can not have been convicted of a violent felony for 5 years.
"Community Matters" This Week - 370

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
04/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for April - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1070

Special guest Sharyn Anderson-Campbel
Friday
04/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Sharyn Anderson-Campbell, a survivor, activist and author "The Cry No One Heard," Campbell's story of overcoming physical and sexual abuse. In her book Sharyn reflects on the difficult growing years of her life where fear of rejection was paramount and her cry for help fell on deaf ears, especially within her family. She explains how prayer, forgiveness, and studying the Word of God delivered her from the bondage of anger, shame, and depression. A big believer in advocating for children of abuse, Sharyn supports Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She's a Minister at Salt & Light Church of God in Fowler, Kansas. Sharyn is currently seeking a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership at Liberty University Online. Sharyn has 20 years in the Loss Prevention field, 2 years as a Correctional Officer, and a year as a Police Officer, which taught her the importance of working well with others. In prior years, she worked for the Army Air Force Exchange as a Exchange Detective. With more two decades of combined experience in Security and Law Enforcement, Sharyn has contributed to the reduction of shrink for various retailers, including Wal-Mart, Kmart, and H-E-B. Her recently published book, "The Cry No One Heard," has been inspirational to survivors of abuse, as she shares her personal story of childhood abuse and how she has overcome the pain thereof. Sharyn loves people and has a passion for those who are hurting. To contact her please email: thecrynooneheard@yahoo.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1069

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
04/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: Predators in Positions of Power - As many of you may already know, April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. While we're glad that we're shining a light on such a serious issue this month, the reality is that this should be a priority every day of the year. We will be looking at what we consider to be one of the worst types of child abuse. Childhood sexual assault is steadily growing despite increased awareness, particularly by those in power who are supposed to be the ones protecting our children. What we found when we looked into this was beyond shocking. Joining us this week will be Dr. Lori Handrahan, an Investigative Journalist and Dr. Jim Singer, a mandated reporter. We'll also have members of the International group Op Death Eaters. One of the main goals of the Op is the the collection of as much factual evidence pointing to the existence of an international paedosadist industry and sharing this information through numerous country and region-specific Twitter accounts that can then be used in legal proceedings. In addition, we also welcome back panelist Eugenia Couture, author of Adoption Not An Option. This is one discussion no one should miss. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Mary Romano
Wednesday
04/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mary Romero from Richmond, Virginia, an abuse survivor and  Life Coach who specialize in the areas of trauma and abuse. She has written an autobiography, entitled "The Breakdown of an All-American Family: an autobiography of child abuse domestic violence and recovery." She'll soon be coming out with a follow up book, "Repurposing Your Pain," meant to help survivors learn to become thrivers! Stemming from Mary's childhood filled with abuse and domestic violence, Mary started working with the juvenile population over twenty five years ago in an effort to help effect change after working in the legal field. Her dedication and determination to help stop abuses of children and adults alike has made her an expert in her field. Whether dealing with a difficult teenager, dealing with a child that a parent cannot reach or who's being bullied, "I am here to help," writes Mary. "I am a specialist in conflict resolution and communication skills as well as specializing in behaviorally challenged children. I work with local schools and colleges and present workshops to enable our youth to have the proper 'life skills' that are necessary in today's society." Her autobiographical book, "The Breakdown of an All-American Family," is available through Amazon and through her website, along with her other books. The genuine and authentic nature of her writing stems from a past that allows her to connect with other victims and survivors of childhood trauma.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1067

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion joined by one of NAASCA's original family members, Carl Hart from St Louis. Carl leads our Blue Ribbon / Neighborhood Watch campaign and, as a Board Member at Just Tell, has a particular interest in helping teens avoid and report issues of abuse. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Angela Kepperling
Monday
04/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Angela Kepperling from Fairborn, Ohio, who has been advocating for over 20 years and now runs the Scarlet Advocacy, which specializes in being a Court Watch for Child Abuse, Neglect and Custody cases. She writes, "I am eager to help any and all parents that are caught in the court system to save their children from abuse." Angela points out that over 85% of all addicts were abused as children, most sexually. She says, "If we can at the very least keep all pedophiles locked up for the rest of their natural lives, do you realize how much the crime rate would drop?! Think about not only the child abuse, but the crimes committed by addicts! It would be staggering! The lives that would be saved! THAT is my dream." Angela recently opened her own Advocacy Agency, Scarlet Advocacy, explaining, "I am so fed up with all of the corrupt agencies and organizations that are supposed to help people and me being such a, shall we say, outright and vocal individual, that I thought the best way to fight against child abuse and neglect was to open my own." Ms Kepperling has been advocating for over 20 years, and tells us her agency advocates across the board for everything from pointing a person in the direction of a food bank all the way to suing the FBI. "I will walk you through the process. I do specialize in being a Court Watch for Child Abuse, Neglect and Custody cases," she reminds us. "All my services are free. I am a non profit. I do any and everything I can possibly do to help others."
"Community Matters" This Week - 369

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
04/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for April - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Nancy Schaefer
Friday
04/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Nancy Schaefer from New Jersey, the founder of "Missing in America," an organization dedicated to finding missing persons in her home state of New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. Nancy also travels well beyond her local region as she assists in searches and in matching remains to missing person cases. The group works closely with NameUs and law enforcement as well as missing persons' families, searching for "the lost." They conduct research on unidentified remains, and assist in Missing Person cases through creating social media awareness. Nancy tells us she has some announcements she'll make on the show tonight that'll be shocking developments. She writes, "We will be talking about a couple of old cases. We have personally broke these cases and will be waiting for your show to announce ground-breaking news. One of these cases involves that of Princess Doe, found murdered in 1982." Nancy says Medical Examiners use a process called GIMP, where they can take a picture of a skull and reasonably determine how likely a record of a Missing Person matches an unidentified body. "Only I do this currently," she reports. She explains the process has been especially helpful if, for example, one is not able to extract DNA from a set of remains. Nancy is also involved in a community organization that's dedicated specifically to searching for Missing Victims of Domestic Violence and with Project Identity, a  group that does research to identify jane and john doe' s of the U.S.A.
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Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9
Thursday
04/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 9: "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Rivka points out that "Step Nine is no different than the other steps, and it reminds you once again, that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone. You have prayer as your constant companion to get you through. You pray for the willingness to be willing." Bill adds, "This step is where 'The Promises' occur in the Big Book, and we're told they begin to appear 'before we're half-way through [this step].' By now the clearing away the wreckage of the past is well underway, and this means making a turn to a profound sense of self-esteem, purpose and 'belonging' in the world .. a sense of finally being truly comfortable living inside one's own skin." ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 10. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Nicole Leifson
Wednesday
04/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Leifson from Syracuse, Utah, is a survivor and advocate for adult survivors of child abuse, and a member of NAASCA, with a particular focus in preventing generational abuse from being passed on to the next generation. She's is looking forward to helping others in their fight to heal and most importantly, as she writes, ".. protect their own children from the same pain that haunts them each day. I have successfully ensured that my own abuser will never have contact with my own children, and his sons won't either." Nichole is a mother of 4 and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She lives in Syracuse, UT and works from home doing freelance copywriting, copyediting, social media marketing and proofreading. She writes abour her past and present on her BLOG, and on Facebook, and is available to speak to your organization. Her message is one of hope and triumph. Contact forms can be found on her website, www.BreakingAbuse.com. Nicole has an audio cinematic personal biography titled “Breaking” which is the personal account of her fight to break a cycle of abuse. What began at age 3 ended with a final act of breaking at age 34. The story involves a message of hope and encouragement to anyone who is struggling to save their children from the evil that plagued their own childhood. Nicole understands what it means to confront the very nature of an otherwise loving, Christian family that was intrenched in a cycle of abuse and dysfunction from well before WWII, and how the decision to break away from that family can both devastate and liberate.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/31/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined tonight by long-time NAASCA family member Ed Mashek. Ed, a survivor/activist, grew up in Nebraska in the foster care system, and has a particular desire to help male survivors. He's never reluctant to engage in solution-seeking conversation, and not afraid to discuss any "touchy" topic. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Kristina Pinson
Monday
03/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kristina Pinson from St Louis, Missouri, the National Secretary of the "Knights for the Innocent" non-profit, which seeks to aid all women and children, and to protect and defend the innocent from abuse. They work hand in hand with law enforcement but once they receive a call they send out a response team. The focus is primarily on Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse. They are also available to help and support with other issues but this is the main focus. Because of this activity, dealing with individuals and providing response teams can result in danger to everyone involved. The Knights will be taking an active role, and once they receive a call they'll send out a response team. The team must be of 2 or more individuals for safety. Background checks are done of all member / volunteers. The background check is required because the Knights are looking to make sure that individuals becoming members do not have any felonies for issues the group stands against. This includes, sexual assault, domestic abuse, etc. Group leader William Warren recently said, "We have a lot of good people in this group doing some great things. We're still growing but at a now slower rate, and that is good [because it] gives us a chance to catch up on some things." He goes on, "If we stay focused on why we are here, and what we want to do, we will make this work!"
"Community Matters" This Week - 368

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
03/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for March - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Bo Budinsky
Friday
03/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Bo Budinsky, a returning NAASCA family member from Texas, who's a child abuse survivor and a tireless child protection and adult survivor advocate. In January 2013 he founded Save One Survivor, after a life of addiction, shattered relationships, abandoned careers and homeless. As a child he'd been repeatedly violated. Bo knew himself as a broken person, deeply troubled and hopelessly addicted. He spent years working on himself, grabbing onto anything available which he thought would be healing. In September, 2010, Bo was selected to appear on Oprah Winfrey's now-famous 200 Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse show. Bo shares, "I had an epiphany. It became clear what my struggle all these years had been about. It was about the business of preparing me to be in a place where I could be of service to others with the same plight." He continues, "Only these last few years have I "come out of hiding" so to speak. I have been ashamed of something and running my entire life. I never knew what it was. Now I know. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and it has profoundly affected my life." Bo says "I have one favor to ask. Please speak up, loudly, if you have even an inkling that a child is being sexually abused. Living with the effects is torturous. And if you think it is not very prevalent listen to this: 1 in 3 women AND 1 in 5 men are sexually abused before they are 18. What is at stake is the innocence of a precious child." See his video "It's Time to Talk About It"
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
03/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: Are We Creating Monsters? Are 'monsters' made or are they born? Is our society's War on Children and Families creating more casualties then we realize? Not only are we creating victims when we rip families apart but we are also creating new offenders who'll go on to create even more victims of their own, or we are creating more victims to be prey. The reality is that nobody goes through the trauma of this system undamaged. The question is, how much damage is really being done, and just exactly what is it costing us as a society? Join us for a very special edition of the "For Our Kids" talk show where we talk with Psychologist Dr. Jim Singer, Eugena Couture, author of 'Adoption Not An Option' and Dave Kyle, an expert on serial killers. He's done extensive research on this subject, including interviews with such notorious killers as Clifford Olson. Hear the real truth behind these killers and what made them who and what they are. The parallels to CPS and Family Court are beyond chilling. Just what kind of a future is our society creating? The facts will astound you.  ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Christy Lynn Abram
Wednesday
03/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Christy Lynn Abram from Washington, a childhood abuse survivor and author of "Little Miss Somebody," a novel based on her experiences. For many years she endured abuse and abandonment at the hands of her mother, a violent alcoholic.  Year after year her abuse increased. She writes, "By the age of 12, I was left alone in an abandoned apartment to fend for  myself for weeks." Her mother's actions made her feel worthless, hopeless and isolated in solitude. Christy says, "I became consumed with anger and pain." Although her mother treated her poorly, she followed her mom wherever she went .. to St. Louis, Washington, Florida, Ohio and California. "I was passed around from one relative to another, molested and left to fend for myself." she explains. Her mother "constantly berated me and told me I would never be anybody. At the age of 16, I was emancipated and living alone pregnant with my first child. By the age of 21, I had 3 children and was involved in a abuse marriage." She goes on, "I felt worthless. My sorrow was so deep, I felt like I could never find my way out. I was in and out of mental health treatment centers, each time with a new diagnosis and medication." She struggled with depression for 15 years, survived 3 suicide attempts and eventually continued the cycle of abuse I inherited from her mother. Her road to recovery has taken time. "As a spiritual person, I believe God puts us in the right place so we can discover our purpose through life's lessons," she says. "With all of my being, I believe my experiences have made me a better person." Christy now works as a mental health counselor and mentor to young women who've had experiences similar to her own.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1057

Q & A Night with Dr Nicole Kluemper
Tuesday
03/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Nicole Kluemper, Ph.D., from El Cajon, California, is an abuse survivor herself. Joining host Bill Murray, Dr. Kluemper, a clinical psychologist, will lead the discussion and Q&A session. Also aboard tonight will be Elisabeth Corey from Richmond, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member who is a survivor of severe childhood sex abuse and trafficking. Her Beating Trauma web site appeals to the general public, survivors and clinicians, with a focus on trauma theory, research and practice from a survivor's perspective. ~~ NAASCA is pleased that Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., an L.A. based Forensic Psychologist, will be our regular special co-host on Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will be joined each week by a different special guest whose background will provide a jumping off point for the evening's Q&A. SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray will help field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Jasmin Newman
Monday
03/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jasmin Newman from New South Wales, Australia, a survivor and activist who frequently works with male child abuse victims. Jasmin, a mother of two, describes herself as a performance coach. Her organization, Relating To Men, is all about relationships, sex, parenting and a humanist approach to equality. It's a place to provide information and resources to support men as they navigate their path through adult life, both in and out of relationships. She specializes in helping men who are struggling with relationships and intimacy issues in their lives, helping them gain the communication and connection skills necessary to create deeper, more intimate and happier relationships with those they love. Jasmin writes, "One of the things that bought me to men's rights movement was the number of doors closed on me for trying to talk about Male Sexual Assault." She points out that for many years we have been looking at women's issues and there is a wide variety of services and resources out there for them, however men's needs got lost somewhere in the equation. As a result, Jasmin's devoted to helping men who are struggling and feeling lost and alone to move to a place of acceptance and confidence and live a life consistent with their values and beliefs. She believes the power of each man's potential is not only accessible, but readily available when they allow themselves to be true to the man within.
"Community Matters" This Week - 367

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
03/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for March - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Carol Derry
Friday
03/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Carol Derry from Leicester, UK, a child abuse survivor and activist who was abused in almost every way, and by every generation of her own family. She struggles for more clarity even today. Carol writes that she's still having ".. repressed memories which have slowly been released as I became strong enough to face and work upon them. I hope that we can help others with such issues." As for her youth, she says, "I never truly knew that my childhood was so bad untill I had my mother tell me at 11 not to let my dad's father near me, as he had hurt my aunt when she was younger. She didn't tell me about her father abusing her till I was 17 claiming that she had forgotten." But it was too late for her, as she had already been sending Carol on solo holidays to her father. On her social networking profile she says, "I have taken an interest in children, families and communities and how abuse is looked at. I'm interested in mental health issues due to my own issues from childhood, and how I have had to go long periods of time without help from a trained professional as there is never enough resources, especially in child mental health services." She's currently half way through a program of cognitive behavioral therapy, which she hopes will enable her to seek more direct ways to educate people about the long term damage mentally and physically childhood abuse leaves behind if left unchallenged and corrected. "I would eventually like to be able to speak to people who are training to work with families about how toxic abuse in the family is," she writes, "and how long term the effects are for the child if the professionals around them do not intervene swiftly enough."
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Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8
Thursday
03/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 8: "Make a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." Step Eight is about unfinished business. This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way. The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”. Harm includes the following: damage, impairment, wound, injury, trauma, and change for the worse, any act of sexual abuse, incest, physical injury, and psychological harm, financial or emotional damage. It is the act of spoiling something, or damaging someone. If you committed harm the way to restore the balance is to make an amends. Amends includes a verbal acknowledgement of what was done, accompanied by a change in behavior. The change in behavior should mirror the opposite of the harm done. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 9. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Tracy Fricke
Wednesday
03/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tracy Fricke from Jacksonville, Illinois, a former foster care and child abuse survivor. She'll be telling her story publicly for the first time. Her biological father was a paranoid schizophrenic and her real mom was always physically sick. Tracy says, "I have made mistakes and bad choices and I struggle everyday to keep going on. Disassociation is something near and dear to my heart." She goes on, ".. but I survived and I fight everyday to be the best I know how." Tracy says she's not like other people and probably never will be. "My triggers may go away," she reports. "I can stand within a group of people without feeling overwhelmed, can not only feel but show real compassion to someone else without giving a cold answer, and have better self esteem and discontinue allowing the wrong people around me. I feel comfortable setting proper boundaries, with being a normal mom who understand the right thing, and most importantly know how to love myself." She moves slowly. "I am a mother to 3 wonderful daughters. I never wanted kids because I felt like I would be bad for them but it turns out I am not too bad. I have made mistakes and bad choices and I struggle everyday to keep going on." Tracy's journey is far from over .. and she knows it. "Rarely do I make any contact mentally with my childhood for fear of visiting a place that I am not mentally or physically able handle. My list of therapists have tried to help, I presume. But when it gets tough, I quit. The few times that I really tried to connect, it almost broke me emotionally and the fear is real."
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Special guest Robert Carey
Tuesday
03/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Tonight's special guest is Robert Carey from Los Angeles, an abuse survivor who grew up on the south side Chicago. He was first abused when he was about four years old in a one-time incident that involved three much older kids. Bob feels this experience set him for other, later abuse because it made him aware of sex and sexuality. His parents divorced when he was about six. Bob reports, "My dad's friend had a teenage son [who] began molesting me when I was about seven. That continued until I was about 12 or 13, when I finally found a way to put an end to it myself." At 15 he was abused yet again, this time by his uncle's wife. "She was 28 and in my teenage mind, at the time I thought that it was an actual relationship. I thought that we were in love and we were somehow going to run off and have a life together." He goes on, "None of the sexual abuse that was done to me was ever violent." The remainder of his childhood and his early adulthood was spent feeling that he had been some sort of an equal participant. "The primary feelings that I can remember were guilt, shame and fear." Bob lived in constant dread that one of his secrets would be exposed and that it would ruin his life. "It wasn't until I was in my early 30s and had adopted my daughters that I was finally able to recognize that what had been done to me as a kid was sexual abuse. I still carried around a lot of guilt and feelings of responsibility until a couple years ago." Now in his mid 40s Bob is a very happy husband and a very proud father. He's done a lot of work on himself, studied about these issues and has made the most of his experience. "I am ALMOST a doctor of forensic psychology. I have dedicated the rest of my career to helping other survivors to heal and doing what I can to help prevent any future child abuse."
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Special guest Barry Goldstein
Monday
03/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Barry Goldstein from Teaneck, NJ, a returning NAASCA family member who's an expert in Domestic Violence and issues of child abuse. Barry shares. "I was blessed with a happy and safe childhood, but I was the victim of retaliation by the NY Court system which suspended my law license for exposing an abusive judge in my efforts to protect a battered mother and her children." The co-chair of the child custody task force of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, Barry does workshops and provides judicial and other trainings regarding domestic violence particularly related to custody issues. He's also the author of "Scared to Leave, Afraid to Stay," co-editor of "Domestic Violence Abuse and Child Custody" with Mo Therese Hannah and co-author with Elizabeth Liu of "Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor." His newest book is "The Quincy Solution: Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion," which would dramatically reduce DV crime and child abuse and save enormous sums of money. Barry will also talk about the Safe Child Act which he believes will be very interesting to our listeners, and about the ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Research. It strongly supports prevention of child abuse and other child traumas, and definitively establishes that by the time they reach 18, one-quarter of our children have been sexually abused. Barry can be reached at: Barryg78@aol.com
"Community Matters" This Week - 366

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
03/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for March - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest John D'Amico
Friday
03/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is John D'Amico from Orlando, FL, a child abuse survivor and author of "The Walls Talked But Nobody Listened," a three part memoir. He's taking this opportunity to build awareness. John wants to inspire other victims and provide them a “tool box” of hope and inspiration. "My story begins at the age of three when my mother passed away from breast cancer," John writes, "and what follows is 15 years of extreme child abuse and torture." He was locked away in a room for over 8 years, to being sexually, physically and emotionally abused by both his stepmother and biological father in ways many would find unfathomable. "Leaving that torture chamber at 18 years old," he continues, "I immersed into the world and had to learn in a very short period of time what so many learn over the duration of their childhood. I never faltered; I had an undeniable passion and drive to turn my life into something positive." At the age of 18 years old with a 6 grade-level education, deeply scarred and with very little social skills, John enlisted into the US Army and began a new life. John says, "What followed was a journey to become an MBA graduate, a single father to my beautiful little girl, and a life of reflection, understanding and hope." His is a story of utmost resiliency, one that John hopes we can help him share with the world. As he notes, "It is also a story about the system and an opportunity to truly build awareness for this social cancer."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
03/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: "THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT" - It seems the media is just an echo machine for government policy, and they know they are part of this propaganda campaign. Mainstream media is no longer here to inform society of real issues and keep an eye on the powers that be. Instead, it merely echoes the opinions of the elite. And it is not just journalists who are being censored. Doctors, lawyers, therapists, politicians and professionals and mandated reporters from all areas are faced with severe retaliation for doing their jobs, or speaking up with an unpopular truth. Join as we speak with Investigative Reporter Michael Volpe, author of Prosecutors Gone Wild and The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers, Journalist Terri LaPointe from MedicalKidnap.com and Advocate Rosie Vincent. They've all had the courage to look deeper into these issues and expose them to the public. We will also be speaking with Dr. Jim Singer, whose life and career were destroyed by the level of retaliation he faced for speaking up in his role as a Mandated Reporter for abused children. You won't want to miss what they have to share with you, and we guarantee you won't hear it on the evening news. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Maralee McLean
Wednesday
03/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Maralee McLean from Denver, Colorado, a returning NAASCA family member and the author of "Prosecuted but Not Silenced: Courtroom Reform for Sexually Abused Children." Maralee writes, “A mother's first instinct is to protect her child, and when the means and the power to do this are stripped unjustly from a mother, there are no words to describe the constant heartache that is felt as each day passes by.” She goes on “My heart was ripped out every time my precious little girl told me and others what most people would describe as unimaginable.” The book "Prosecuted But Not Silenced" calls our hearts and minds to sharp attention. We simply cannot look away from this reality, from this clear cut example of what can take place in and within all too common poorly informed, flawed, biased, and at times even dishonest judicial and legal processes. Maralee McLean takes on the abuse and litigation of abuse journey of the author and her daughter, a bloody path, a path fraught with double binds, trick twists, traps, and impossible choices. How does an abused woman who is a mother choose between the risk of losing custody on the one hand, and the risk of further sexual abuse of her child if she stays with the abusive parent? This is the story of how this woman made her way through the tangled web of sloppy, inadequate, nonsensical, uninformed, poorly administered, and cruelly denied justice.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion and she'll be joined tonight by Yanette (Lola Lola) Novoa, LCSW, from Miami, the Founder and Director of Find The Way, LLC who's publishing a new guide related to learning how to heal from child abuse and trauma. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Mike Lew
Monday
03/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mike Lew from Western Massachusetts, a returning NAASCA family member. A psychotherapist and author, Mike has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. He's co-director of The Next Step Counceling and Training Center, and has conducted public lectures, workshops for survivors, and trainings and consultations for mental health, medical, human service, clergy, law enforcement, and other professionals throughout the United States and Canada and in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. Mr Lew is the author of the well-respected book "Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse ," the first book written specifically for men recovering from sexual child abuse. Released in 1988, it continues to earn praise for both its clinical expertise and compassionate tone, educating survivors and professionals about the recovery process, speaking to the pain, needs, fears and hopes of the adult male survivor. A second book, "Leaping upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse," focuses on the reality of recovery and contains powerfully moving contributions from hundreds of men of all ages and backgrounds throughout the United States and 45 other countries.
"Community Matters" This Week - 365

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
03/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for March - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1045

Special guest Rick Cosentino
Friday
03/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Rick Cosentino from Palm Springs, California, a survivor of sexual assault, physical abuse and emotional trauma from an early age. Rick was raped while in foster care in San Diego, CA, when he was 5 years old. He explains, "My father left my mother with four kids. She had to go to work and took two jobs. A neighbor noticed we were alone and called the police which in turn took us from the home.  Three of us ended up in one home and our youngest brother ended up in another. I was abused by both the husband as well as the wife." Rick believes he was the only target, not his siblings, because he was the youngest, the weakest. After a couple years Rick's mother succeeded in re-uniting the family and for years he tried put the horror he'd experienced out of his thoughts. But he stared using drugs at 12 and eventually became a "tough guy," fighting to prove he was a man. He married young and explains, "I walked thru life angry and hateful. My ex kept asking me what's wrong. I finally told her, and the look in her face was not of care but disgust. All her questions were of sexual nature not violent nature. She was disgusted and viewed me as less of man. My marriage was over." Thoughts of using a gun to commit suicide nearly drove him crazy. "Then one night I'd had enough, I was done dancing. As I started to squeeze [the trigger] my mother came to me clear as a bell in my mind. She said she loved me, she said I was needed. I couldn't understand what she meant." But, he concludes, "I do now. I got angry again, only this time I was angry at the people who hurt me and couldn't let them win by me dying. I still have nightmares but I knew I could be a service to others who are living like I did. I'm alive, I'm living proud with no shame and so can they."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1044

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7
Thursday
03/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 7 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 7: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings." Step Seven is about humility (realistic, selfless, and modest) and asking for help to make the changes you are now prepared for. Consider Step Seven as a portal into openness for change. Once you take Step Seven, you step out of the way so your Higher Power can handle the rest of it. The combination of humility and asking provides a survivor with a perspective beyond the traumatic events. Sadly, you can form an inaccurate perspective based on how you internalized the traumatic event(s). Through prayer (humbly asking), you can trust that your prayers are heard, shall be answered in God's time only. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 8. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1043

Special guest Stefan Verstappen
Wednesday
03/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Stefan Verstappen from Toronto, a writer and martial arts teacher with over 35 years experience. He developed The Little Warrior program featuring The Little Warriors Street Safety Books over a ten-year period of teaching young children safety and self-defense. He is also the author of The Art of Urban Survival, and has done dozens of radio interviews on the subject of his booklet and video on the subject of "Defense Against the Psychopath." Stephan asks, "Since it is impossible for you or someone you can trust to watch over your children at all times what can we do to make sure our children survive such an encounter?" And he answers his own question, "One solution to preventing children from becoming victims is to train them to be able to prevent being targeted." Children do not have to understand all the reasons why something is wrong, they just need to know when something is wrong and what to do. Role playing games teach by doing, rather than lecturing. By physically re-enacting a skill through games and exercises, children create new nerve pathways in the brain that will enable them to use that skill instinctively later if they need to. These good instincts will serve to protect kids their whole lives. The Little Warriors is a unique street-proofing and safety program that teaches kids how to be safe, how to protect themselves from danger, and what to do in an emergency.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1042

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will be with us, as will special guest Patricia A. McKnight, child abuse activist and NAASCA family member, who will want to discuss the details of terroristic abuse, including guidelines for the Family Terrorist Act, "Trecia's Law." ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1041

Special guest Svava Brooks
Monday
03/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Svava Brooks from San Diego, a returning NAASCA family member, one of our favorites, back with us again to share her most recent effort, "The Road To Recovery," a set of free tools to start one's healing after sexual abuse and trauma. Svava Brooks is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization in Iceland called "Blátt áfram." The mother of three children, Svava has dedicated her life to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse through education, awareness, and by helping survivors heal and thrive. She explains, "I truly believe that we can heal, we can restore and live a healthy and successful lives.  I am walking living proof. I should not have made it. I am a 9 on the ACE's score.  I have found a way to break the cycle of the impact of the abuse, and now have restored my faith in myself, my trust in the world, and that I am a loving caring compassionate human being." A certified instructor and facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children in San Diego, California, Svava's also a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Educator, a BellaNet Teen support group facilitator, and an Abuse Survivor Coach. Svava is also a facilitator for Advance!, a program created by Connections to restore authentic identity. Every week she leads a discussion forum on Child Sexual Abuse for Viverae Health, a national wellness and health management company. Please sign up for her monthly newsletter and weekly blog post on her web site at: www.educate4change.com
"Community Matters" This Week - 364

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
03/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1040

Special guest Arnold Herman
Friday
02/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Arnold Herman from Keansburg, NJ, a father of five, who, along with his wife, has also fostered 32 children over the years, some of them from abusive backgrounds. He is an author of two books with problem solving ideas related to teenagers, and runs "Experience Counts Inc", a non profit organization working to prevent the abuse of adolescents and teenagers by educating parents and children on ways to deal with each other without getting into abusive situations. Arnold writes, "Parenting an adolescent or teenager is without a doubt one of the toughest jobs in the world it is a 24-hour per day, seven day a week task that requires the patience of a saint, the Wisdom of Solomon, and the money of Bill Gates. By the time we get really good at it, our children have grown to adulthood." And he goes on, "The wrong kind of parenting can lead to many problems. In addition to creating a poor relationship between parent and child, it can often lead to various type of abuse. Abuse of adolescents and teenagers is a terrible, but often preventable, problem. More often then not it starts with a simple lack of communication. Then escalates to verbal and physical abuse The parents who perpetrate this type of abuse are often not bad people, but rather parents who have become frustrated in their attempts to communicate with, relate to, and control their children. Sexual abuse may also start innocently, with parents often unaware of the behavior that could lead to this terrible tragedy." Be sure to download his free handbooks: "Bring Back The Woodshed" and "Raising Reasonable Parents."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1039

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
02/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: Are our Family Courts in Contempt? With judges running roughshod over civil rights and ignoring rule of law, as well as abusing the use of contempt charges and then gagging innocent litigants to cover up their actions, who is REALLY in contempt here? It is getting to a point where being a litigant in Family Court is as risky as being a random target on a firing range. We'll speak with legal expert Barry Goldstein, author of the books 'The Quincy Solution' and 'Domestic Violence Abuse and Child Custody,' with Robin Carr, advocate and author of 'The Motherless Child Project,' and with advocate Lori Callies. The cases and rulings they'll be discussing are so completely outrageous and utterly contemptible, you won't believe they are true. But, tragically, they are. This is one show you won't want to miss.  ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1038

Special guest Shaunda Gilleland
Wednesday
02/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Shaunda Gilleland from Collinsville, Oklahoma, a child abuse survivor and single mother who shares she knows she's not yet worked enough on herself. Shaunda's mom was a drug addict and alcoholic who worked nights as a nurse and would leave her two kids in the evenings with her boyfriend. Shaunda was beaten and molested many times by the man, and he threatened to kill her if she ever told. But her bruises were noticed in daycare and she became a foster care child. Eventually she was successfully adopted, but the trauma from her youth dramatically effected her later. She drank and got involved with a series of "the wrong men," one of who raped her, causing a pregnancy and miscarriage. By 21 she was married to a man who drank all the time. She decided she was going to fix him and after numerous bad incidents the two began attending AA and Al-Anon 12 Step programs, together and apart. He began drinking again and she felt like she wasn't good enough. "I ended up cheating on him," Shaunda shares, "I was lost and weak and the guy showed me attention." The couple was divorced. "To be honest I always thought that people who had vivid emotions about their abuse were weak. They where deciding to be the victim," she admits thinking. "I have gone through life telling my story as if it belonged to someone else. Until today." She goes on, "I'm learning that its ok to have fear, feel dirty, feel unwanted. One of my biggest issues in life today is that I have no emotions." Shaunda is reaching out for help, but knows she's had some successes, too. "I started a business 2 years ago. It makes happy and excited. It's something that can't be taken away from me." And she goes on, "My son is now 6, and in my world he loves me regardless."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1037

OPEN MIKE
Tuesday
02/24/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1036

Special guest Jules (and Lisa) Czudar
Monday
02/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jules (and Lisa) Czudar from Long Beach, California. Jules wrote a true story, "We Have Your Daughter," about hope, faith, forgiveness, mental illness and kidnapping. Jules was born in Budapest, Hungary. He and his family escaped right after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. He moved to Southern California in 1964, and worked in the Mental Health Industry for over 10 years. Afterwards he began his career in Business Development. During the time the story takes place he got involved in acting. "We Have Your Daughter" is the first in a series of three books called "A Father's Journey." In an epic eight-year battle the author continually sought to find his daughter. The story weaves through the issues of mental illness, the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil, light and darkness, fantasy and reality. Would he be another victim of social injustice and legal labyrinths, with no end in sight? Mental illness affects one in four people. It can be destructive to everyone around him or her, but the truly hidden victim is the affected person himself or herself. What if, due to the illness, your wife kidnapped your child, and there was no one to assist you in finding them? What if others knew where they were, but would not help you? What if you had legal rights to see your child, but those rights were ignored? What if your faith in God was severely tested? What if all of these happened at the same time? As the author continually sought to find his daughter, he was falsely accused, put in jail, prosecuted. But he would not give up, and finally prevailed.
"Community Matters" This Week - 363

OPEN MIKE
Saturday
02/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for February - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1035

Special guest E Diane Champé
Friday
02/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is E Diane Champé from Baltimore, a returning NAASCA family member, here to update us about the work she's been doing with her E Diane Champé Institute. She's known as "The Survivors Champion" and has been an active member of the recovery community for many years. Diane's work is devoted to the tens of millions of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect who get up every day and try to work and function in a world that seems to not care about us. Her program, the SERVE Zone (Safety, Education, Resources, Validation, & Empowerment), provides opportunities for survivors to learn, practice and develop relational, communication, and other life skills in a relaxing, safe environment. Diane is the author of the book "Conguering Incest: My Life as a Trauma Survivor." She writes, "As a survivor of horrendous childhood abuse and neglect, I understand the loneliness and hopelessness of living behind closed doors with a terrible secret. I have also felt the warmth, compassion and acceptance in relationships which have allowed me to feel free and hopeful." She goes on, "We will provide the validation and encouragement survivors deserve to facilitate their healing." She explains the Institute's Centers "will not provide any type of professional therapy or self-help program. Instead, they'll be places to promote community, connection, and wellness, which the experts have stated is vital to promote engagement with the world."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1034

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6
Thursday
02/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 6 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 6: "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character." Rivka writes, " When I first attempted this step, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) How and why would my Higher Power “remove” anything from me, and 2) What would I feel like if I were “entirely ready” to give up all my “defects”? I felt that if I would attempt this step, I would allow something extreme in my life, and this seemed intimidating. My fear was that Step Six meant I would have to open up in a way that felt unnatural to me. Frankly, I did not want to let go of what I thought would have to be too much, too fast, or parting from my vital survival skills. Taking this step did not seem at all appealing to me." ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 7. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1033

Special guest JoAnn Kerschner
Wednesday
02/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is JoAnn Kerschner from Baltimore, Maryland, a child abuse survivor, RN, and returning NAASCA family member who has really changed her life a great deal since we last had her as a "special guest." Formerly the Nursing Director and a Mental Health worker at her local Medical Center, JoAnn's still in the early stages of her recovery, and describes herself as a wife, mother, friend and nurse .. but never a daughter! She was sexually abused by her father. Now she's changed career paths and last year developed an impressive advocacy as a big part of her healing. JoAnn is the Executive Director of Shattered Canvas, which offers survivors classes that combine education, community experts, and a support group option. Family members, friends of survivors, or any individual desiring education can attend these classes in a safe and comfortable setting. Shattered Canvas is available for professional education or speaking engagements for businesses and community venues. Professional Mental Health experts provide resources for participants that are available in the community. Support groups are available to participants to engage in a shared vision for healing. JoAnn provides an adjunct resource for Mental Health Clinicians, Therapists, Providers, looking for education/support for clients, families and individuals. Shattered Canvas seeks invitations to schools, colleges, community events and businesses to provide local residents with education and a message of hope. JoAnn is also seeking other professionals in the community who desire the opportunity to be an integral part of Shattered Canvas by providing expertise and modalities of care in education sessions or in a support group setting.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1032

OPEN MIKE
Tuesday
02/17/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show

SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1031

Special guest Mike Pistorino
Monday
02/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mike Pistorino from Cleveland, OH, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who's now using his voice as a motivational speaker and advocate against child abuse and trauma. As a young child growing up in the Bronx, neglected by his parents, Mike was easy prey for a local predator, their neighbor. He was sexually abused for years, and for years he believed that the rapes he suffered were proof that he was "bad" - that there was nothing good or redeemable in him. Mike grew up an angry man, addicted to cocaine, sleeping in the streets and doing stints in jails and prisons. But he found within himself a spark, a long buried but still living source of hope and will. At age 28, with the help of the Daytop Village therapeutic community, and after several false starts, Mike broke the grip of his addiction. Freed from its clutches, he built a life. He met his wife, Cynthia, on a New York City subway and a year later they were married. As his oldest daughter reached the age at which he was abused, Mike found himself wrestling with his memories. He sought help from the Cleveland rape crisis center, overcame his fears, and began the real work of confronting the abuse he had suffered, and its legacies .. the self blame, the anger, the bone-deep belief that he did not deserve to be happy. Mike was finally able to tell someone about the abuse he had suffered. By facing his painful past, Mike was able to discover authentic joy and a purpose. Today, he is a successful businessman, devoted family man, fitness enthusiast, marathoner, and public speaker. He is passionate about sharing his story in order to empower survivors and stop the epidemic of child sexual abuse. Learn more about Mike: www.mikepistorino.com
"Community Matters" This Week - 362

OPEN MIKE
Sunday
02/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for February - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1030

Special guest Juliet Cameron
Friday
02/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Juliet Cameron from Northern California, a survivor of physical, sexual and emotional abuse that began in infancy, and author of new book “Falling Upward,” an intense look into Juliet's life journey. The survivor of physical, sexual and emotional abuse that began in infancy, her first sixteen years of life brought increased severity at the hands of an alcoholic and drug addicted stepfather and a mother with psychosis. At the age of eleven, Juliet left home and was placed in foster care. She was returned to her mother through an incompetent justice system only to be placed in foster care again several years later. Throughout her teen years and into her adulthood she dealt with severe PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and major depression.  Both resulted in her own battle with alcohol and drug addiction. After fifteen years of therapy, medication and intermittent hospitalization without success, Juliet discovered total recovery not from therapy or western medicine but from ancient wisdom which she currently teaches at healing workshops. Her book "Falling Upward" tells the tale of Juliet's life and the journey she took to break free from the stress and trauma. She hopes is will be an inspiration to all who have suffered abuse in some form or another.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1029

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
02/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: We are supposed to believe children when they allege someone has been sexually inappropriate with them. In reality, however, it seems we are not listening. Are we as a society and with our institutions creating the child sexual abuse pandemic?  What message are we really sending our children? Why aren't we protecting them? It is far easier to build a strong child than to try and fix a broken adult, but it seems we are doing just that. Join us as we speak with panelist Kelli Benis from Alberta, Canada, author of "Shredding the Same: Healing Childhood Abuse" and guests Angel Cook from Cleburn, Texas, and Ryan McKinnon from British Columbia, Canada, whose entire families have been through this nightmare and are still fighting to have their children heard and their trauma addressed. We will be discussing this very serious issue and what we can and must do to stop this pandemic and stop destroying the very children who are our future - all our futures. We know this is a tough topic, but it's one that desperately needs to be addressed. We can stop this pandemic. It's time we starting listening to our children. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Kaitlyn Gant
Wednesday
02/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kaitlyn Gant from Scottsdale, Arizona, and her husband, Anthonio, whose focus is to bring about awareness on the topic of suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kaitlan's goal is to let those suffering and their loved ones know that. She writes, "There is help; there is hope." Kaitlyn's the author of "Will You Listen? A True Story of Living with PTSD" and is a motivational speaker. She also has experience in drug and alcohol consulting. For decades, Kaitlyn was able to keep her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms in check. She mastered her denial, and focused on her career, putting it above all else which enabled her to avoid her past. As a child, Kaitlyn, suffered extreme trauma, horror, and abuse from as far back as she can remember until her teenage years. Since she also is diagnosed with Childhood Amnesia, it was easier to keep everything at bay for years, but the feelings, night terrors, and occasional flashbacks were always knocking. Later, when she found peace in her life, the past started to flood her mind, often claiming her will to live. This is when Kaitlyn's journey of reconciliation-with who she was, what happened, and who she is now-began. Her ultimate goal is to give others a resource during their own battle with depression, PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, etc., whether they are suffering from it themselves or know someone who is. She hopes her work will show the importance of simply finding, and listening to God.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/10/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Scott Allen Johnson
Monday
02/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Scott Allen Johnson from Florida, a returning NAASCA family member. For over 26 years Mr. Johnson, a  licensed psychologist, has been educating law enforcement, probation, prosecutors, and forensic mental health professionals about sexual predators and physically violent offenders. Scott provides Forensic Consultation services. He says, "I offer high quality consultation, presentations and training related to assessing, prosecuting, treating, and investigating sexual offenders and physical abusers. I also offer Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and response to crisis situations to offer supportive education." Mr. Johnson's work and books are being used nationwide to educate professionals (including judges, probation officers, and police officers) about physical abusers and sexual offenders. The National Judicial Education Program for Legal Momentum is using Mr. Johnson's textbook, "Physical Abusers and Sex Offenders; Forensic and Clinical Strategies," to educate Judges about sexual offenders (www.njep-ipsacourse.org). His publications include "Man-To-Man; When Your Partner Says NO " which teaches men about sexual assault, rape, date rape, molestation, and pressured sex. Its appropriate for high school and college students, athletes, and men on probation or parole, and  addresses areas of concern for men addressing sexual assault and abuse, date rape, child molestation, pressured sex, and rape
"Community Matters" This Week - 361

OPEN MIKE
Saturday
02/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show

News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for February - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
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Special guest Carter Lee
Friday
02/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Carter Lee from Houston, Texas, a child abuse survivor, journalist / activist, and a returning NAASCA family member. The author of "When Jonathan Cried for Me" is a columnist former columnist with The Washington Times communities, current columnist with Communities Digital News, a professional speaker and consultant, producer, and professional wrestler and sports entertainer. Carter is known for his charismatic speaking style, magnetic personality, and strong self-confidence. He presents his messages with an eloquent diction and style as only he can deliver. Most of his writing and speaking work is dedicated to one thing: revealing methods for individuals to achieve true inner greatness. As Carter Lee states it, “I know what it's like to have that internal struggle within, accepting some parts of your personality but being in denial of others; feeling good or even great when it came to some situations I was engaged in, but feeling insufficient and not important, or lacking, in other areas of my life." He continues, “I remember when I started my journey in self-improvement and when it actually started working. I began to see myself excited about just of the mere fact that I got to wake up and enjoy being me. It was then I felt that I had stepped from the darkness into the light, and truly started to enjoy living and life to its fullest.”
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Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5
Thursday
02/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 5 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 5: "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." At first glance, you may feel absolutely resistant when you look at this step.   How can I let someone find out about me?  You may feel fear, dread, anticipation of rejection and humiliation if anyone knows of your past or “secrets”.  Perhaps you may feel knots and tangles in your body with no vision or understanding as to how to “untangle” those knots.  “Fearlessly” writing an inventory takes enough energy, and trips your trigger wires badly enough – now you have to actually share this with someone. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 6. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Dr Asa Don Brown
Wednesday
02/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Dr Asa Brown, a returning NAASCA family member ho's recently re-located to upstate New York. When we last met him he hailed from the Pacific Northwest, and had offices and a practice on both sides of the Canadian / U.S. border. The dust settling on his family's recent transcontinental move, we're reintroducing Asa now, as he's planning to be a more engaged NAASCA / SCAN participant in the near future. An expert in the areas of Brain Technology and Neuroscience Research, he's an author, professor, clinician, advocate, and an inspirational and motivational speaker. Dr. Brown has consulted various forms of government; social service agencies; legal practices; educational institutions; medical practices; religious organizations; and others in the field of psychology and psychiatry. He regularly consults and engages businesses and business leaders on topics that directly affect their fields. He is a prolific author having been published in a variety of professional and popular journals, magazines, and online columns. We're looking forward to his sharing some of this written work on our site, as well as having Asa as a regular recurring panelist on our talk show!
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Special Topic - Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/03/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - The topics for tonight's show will involve various issues from the world of public safety and child abuse and trauma. We'll introduce our special guest Forensic Psychologist Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based educator and violence prevention expert. She'll describe her background and experience on this, her initial appearance. Debra will explain how she's not only engaged in understanding issues of child abuse and trauma from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. But tonight is just the first of her numerous, ongoing appearances on "Stop Child Abuse Now." NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Warner will be a regular special guest co-host on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. In subsequent weeks, Debra will help SCAN host Bill Murray field questions and lead topic discussions suggested by our call-in audience members. Everyone's invited to engage with us on tonight's show, too .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room.
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Special guest Camero Logan
Monday
02/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Camero Logan from Rochester NY, a Criminal Justice Professional and returning NAASCA family member. Camero has worked with survivors of domestic violence and with youth that have suffered abuse and trauma throughout their lives. She has worked in the 7th Judicial court system as an advocate for victims of domestic violence who need an order of protection and linkage to community resources. She is a dedicated to providing support and services to anyone affected by domestic violence. Recently, Ms. Logan created a risk/danger assessment and strategic safety plan to be used at the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County. She is a graduate of Medaille College with a Bachelor of Science in Government Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice as well as Keuka College with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Ms. Logan will be attending Nova Southeastern University in the fall to pursue her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences.
"Community Matters" This Week - 360

OPEN MIKE
Saturday
01/31/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News of the Week show - Once a year we move our regular Sunday show forward one day and call this our "Super Bowl Saturday" show. We hope our followers will enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for January - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org
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Special guest Cynthia Jamin
Friday
01/30/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Cynthia Jamin from Los Angeles is a child abuse survivor and activist who helps support one of her favorite non profit efforts, www.Childhelp.org with donations through her business, www.TwirlyGirlShop.com. Cynthia shares her story with the hope that it will motivate others to reach out, help and share. As the web site states, "We donate a portion of every sale to this leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect." And it goes on, "We have a personal reason for wanting to help children. Cynthia Jamin, designer and owner of TwirlyGirl, shares her story with the hope that it will motivate others to reach out, help and share." Cynthia has quite a story. Raised as the only child of a poor single mother, she was abused by a camp councilor at an over night camp as a little girl, starting when Cynthia was seven years old. She was assaulted by him for the next six years. (There's a three minute video about Cynthia at the bottom of the TwirlyGirl "Our Story" web page.) Anxious to speak out against child abuse, Cynthia writes she's looking forward to this opportunity. "It's great to know this radio platform is available for people. hat you are doing is fantastic for all of us - speaking and silent.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/29/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison, and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC:  a round table discussion with two families who will speak with us about the effects CPS abuse had on their families for three generations. We often forget the 'ripple' effect of a tragedy, and how it affects not just the people at the core, but all those around them, and often for years to come. We will be speaking with Lina Desmoulin from the Blakout Documentary 'Powerful as God', and her daughter and granddaughter, Deanna and Hillary Paul, from Ontario, whose family was destroyed from the involvement of CPS. We will also be speaking with Reverend Rosemary Dalton and her son, Michael, from Missouri, whose ongoing CPS nightmare has now spanned 17 years. "For Our Kids" show panelist Eugenea Couture, author of the incredibly influential book 'Adoption not an Option' is joining us, too. Trauma is not something that can be confined, compartmentalized, or just 'gotten over', and it is only by speaking up about these issues and demanding change that we can work preventatively from damaging generations of families. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Sue Julsen
Wednesday
01/28/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Sue Julsen from Nevada, a returning NAASCA family member, a survivor and thriver and true crime, memoir and crime fiction writer. She's author of the best selling “Bitter Memories” series. Largely, autobiographical, Ms Julsen chose to use fictional names to protect the innocent, and the guilty, from those in real life (she has more crime fiction coming out this year.) Abducted by her father when she was three, the book's main character, Sarah, found herself in a world of criminal neglect and unfathomable oppression as her father, stepmother and many others perpetrated more and more horrible acts of verbal, mental and sexual abuse on the innocent girl. Continually terrified, Sarah formed separate personalities in order to survive. In nightmares, the other personalities would show Sarah the horrific abuse she was being subjected to in her day to day life. This story of the author's early life – a life on the run, hungry, abused, and terrified – is a truly unnerving and gripping account of the extremes of neglect and mistreatment a child can undergo, and still survive. “Bitter Memories,” written with the hope that exposing these horrors will help prevent them from happening to others, is dedicated to all survivors of abuse. “Trophy Murders” is the second in the series, part fiction/part non-fiction, and “Cutter's Revenge” completes her story. Sue also has other works published that can be found on her web site.
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OPEN MIKE
Tuesday
01/27/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, where we talk of any of the topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated NAASCA family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and lead topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Stacey Lannert
Monday
01/26/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Stacey Lannert from St Louis, MO, a returning NAASCA family member who is a child sexual abuse survivor and activist. But she's much more than that. The founder of Healing Sisters, she's also author of "Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars " where she tells how  10 years of sexual abuse, including rape and sodomy, Stacey and killed her father in 1990. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In January 2009, after 18 years in prison, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. He told her he expected her to make a difference with her life. After 18 years in prison, Stacey's now living in St. Louis. She's telling her story so other women can learn from her mistakes. "I created Healing Sisters to allow other sexual abuse victors (we are victors, after all) the opportunity to experience the bond we share and the restoring powers gained from other people who have also suffered," says Stacey. "I believe that every child, woman and man who suffers from sexual abuse becomes a sister because we share a common bond, one of betrayal and suffering. We need one another in order to thrive, and maybe even to survive. I hope in my lifetime we can eradicate, wipe out, and destroy sexual abuse. That surely cannot to be too lofty of a goal, can it? If we communicate, we create. We need to create a safe world for all children."
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OPEN MIKE


Sunday
01/25/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show - Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for January - Week 3 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org
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Special guest Erica Hammel
Friday
01/23/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Erica Hammel from Michigan, a mother who became an advocate and activist because of the childhood abuse of her young child a year ago. The boy, known as Wyatt The Warrior, nearly died from his injuries, and his mother, Erica, become a voice for victims of child abuse. The toddler was abused when he was just 1 year old (he turned 2 in October, 2014).  Wyatt was physically assaulted (shaken baby syndrome) by the woman Erica's ex husband had left her for. The child suffered a major brain bleed, broken ribs, and permanent brain damage and, and was not expected to live. In fact Erica was told he might never even crawl. But after spending 7 weeks at Children's Hospital he was considered a living, breathing miracle. Wyatt is now walking and has literally beaten all the odds. Erica writes, "His father is not allowed to see him. His father's girlfriend had a criminal history of child abuse that he knew of (I didn't know) and he still left Wyatt alone with her. On the days he was going to work he told me Wyatt stayed with his mom." When criminal proceedings began, Erica had to quit her job because Wyatt needed full care. He currently does some sort of therapy 4xs a week. His main problems are he can't talk and he can't eat solid food. As Erica says it, "The fact that Wyatt's abuser had a previous history of child abuse sickened me." She wondered how someone who is convicted of physically abusing a child wasn't on a register sex offender registry." She concludes, "I had to speak up, I have to make a change. We need to protect our children, especially the ones who don't have a voice."
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Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4
Thursday
01/22/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life. But if you have not yet taken a look at the traumas that have shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it. Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to. Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. He founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 5. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
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Special guest Kathleen Milliken
Wednesday
01/21/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Kathleen Milliken from Seattle, Washington, a returning NAASCA family member who's dedicated to finding holistic and empowering ways to help the world heal from domestic violence and abuse as well as life's every day challenges. In 2009 Kathleen wrote a book to help empower women of Domestic Violence and abuse and to help herself heal from past wounds. The title, "Escaping the Glass Cage: A Story of Survival and Empowerment from Domestic Violence" (under the name Schmidt). From this Project Empowerment was born as she felt the pull to do more and reach more people. The mission is dedicated to finding holistic and empowering ways to help our world heal from domestic violence and abuse as well as life's every day challenges. As part of Project Empowerment, Kathleen hosts a BlogTalkRadio show dedicated to empowering lives everywhere, bringing people, stories, ideas and inspiration to help each of us make our world a better place. Kathleen's also a Women's Empowerment Coach. Her focus is to work with women of all ages to help the find their voice, passion and path in life. "You can hike with me," she suggests, "meet for coffee or talk on the phone/Skype. I also do workshops for bigger groups, all designed to help you empower your life, right now!" She goes on, “If you can find that spark, that driving force that pulls you in the direction of doing something bigger than you, listen to it. We each have a voice, we each can make a difference in the world, and it all starts with us."
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OPEN MIKE
Tuesday
01/20/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

This is an OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse family members and friends, for an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
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Special guest Mandy Smith
Monday
01/19/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Mandy Smith from Portland, Oregon, a child abuse survivor, activist and writer. Her "Healing Beyond Survival" BLOG is excellent. As she says, "Any way that I can help spread awareness about abuse, count me in!" To this end she's reaching out to others, and joining the NAASCA family. But advocating for abuse victims wasn't Mandy's orginal goal. "Three years ago, I started out with a plan to write a story," she says, "a personal story about my childhood sexual abuse and it's aftermath. By the time I had finished the first draft of my memoir, "Secrets In Big Sky Country" (due to be published in Sept 2015), I became aware that it wasn't just my story. There were many others out there with similar stories of abuse." Beginning at age three, Mandy was groomed and molested by her stepfather, the man whom she called "Daddy." At 14, when she broke the family's code of silence, she was shunned. As a young girl her search for acceptance led Mandy down a dark path where she incurred more abuse. When a brutal rape results in pregnancy, the deep love she felt for her unborn baby surprised Mandy. Plans took shape quickly for their new life together. Then, one final act of deception and betrayal by her parents sent Mandy into a four-decade-long abyss of depression, eating disorders and PTSD. But now she says, "My forthcoming memoir is the story of childhood abuse, betrayal and abandonment. But it doesn't end there. My journey has led me to a place of healing beyond survival. I especially hope that adults who were molested as children will read it and know they are not alone. I know that together, we can overcome the shame that comes from secret-keeping. Recovery and healing is possible!"
"Community Matters" This Week - 358

OPEN MIKE


Sunday
01/18/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show - Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for January - Week 2 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org
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Special guest Jeanette Allison
Friday
01/16/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Jeanette Allison from Monterey, CA, who suffered neglect and emotional abuse at the hands of her mother, a raging and mean alcoholic with Bipolar disorder, a sadistic and narcissistic personality who suffered from a schizoaffective disorder with paranoia. Jeanette's father was the enabler in the family. He worked three jobs to support the family of four. Her mother targeted her specifically, not her more compliant brother. Until recently Jeanette was a single mother and an LGBT activist. She had problems with alcohol in the past and successfully broke free of those problems through the help of AA's 12 Step program which she still practices on a daily basis, targeting the spiritual malady that lead her to drink in the first place. Although AA has been the solution to her alcoholism, she found no relief for trauma she suffered and carried with her from childhood. This is changing now as Jeanette found an answer to addressing unhealed maladies when she learned of Rivka Edery's book "Trauma and Transformation: A 12 Step Guide" and NAASCA's every other Thursday night "Stop Child Abuse Now" radio talk show series that's devoted to the application of a 12 Step Program and approach to recovery the trauma of childhood abuse. Jeanette continues to be a shining light, despite suffering from a traumatic work accident, and a rare hand tumor that have halted her dream job as an occupational therapist. As such has a special interest in individuals with disabilities. She married her wife, Jackie Allison, this summer, and strives to be a leader who use her compassion, her kindness and the love of writing and photography to heal others' hearts.
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Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/15/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: With the rampant corruption, racketeering, and utter lawlessness of our legal system and all it's related players, is there any defense they can possibly give to explain the "Kangaroo Court" situation we find ourselves in when sucked into the vortex of misery and destruction that is our system? Is it indefensible or could there actually be a reason for why it is the way it is? Join us as we speak on this topic with people who have been down this rabbit hole. We will explore how and why things got to where they are today with a brand new perspective, as well as speaking with someone who is part of a 110 million dollar lawsuit against the judiciary to try and force change and accountability with the only means they seem to understand - money. We will also be updating you on the Marcky Herrmann case, which only grows more urgent and more corrupt by the day. It's time we speak up and stop the slaughtering of our civil rights. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Special guest Tamra Gregory
Wednesday
01/14/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Tamra Gregory from Littleton, Colorado, a child abuse survivor, parent and activist who we met recently through NAASCA family member Feather Berkower, also from Colorado. Now middle aged, Tamra was a victim of sexual assaults occurred between the ages of 8 and 12 by family members and a swimming instructor. She reports, "I have been in and out of therapy both individual and group beginning in my 20's through my 40's. In retrospect, a very difficult divorce, my 2nd, was a pivotal event in my healing. The pain of this divorce dislodged me from the anger stage of grief. I think I had been stuck there for 40 plus years." She began telling her story to close friends. While was working on her MPA and enrolled in an emotional intelligence course, Tamra was required to write a bio. It was another opportunity to share her story (with 26 other people) and reap the support that occurs when one takes the risk to be vulnerable and authentic. "I have never confronted my abusers," she says, "but I have shared my story with other family members and, although they have expressed sympathy for me, none have really taken a stance in opposition of them." Tamra goes on, "Needless to say, I do not engage with any of them now. The sad part for me is missing all of the family gatherings and missing seeing my extended family." A firm believer in Feather Berkower's work, her Parenting Safe Children web site and her book "Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse," Tamra is busy giving back. "I spend my personal time volunteering with groups that provide mentor-ship and support for kids in the foster care system."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1007

OPEN MIKE
Tuesday
01/13/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

This is an OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse family members and friends, for an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1006

Special guest Melina Corzine Draffen
Monday
01/12/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Melina Corzine Draffen from Illinois, a survivor, activist and author. She's especially revealing on her BLOG. Her father died when she was 18 months old. She was sexually abused by her stepfather, manipulated by her mother, and left to stay in the prison of a lie, the lie that she had a wonderful home life. It was far from normal. As she grew up and had children she made bad choices. "My excuses or reasons for my decisions were my abuse," she writes. About 10 years ago, Melina attempted suicide. "We could easily reflect on only the negative and live in our sorrow and pain," she says. "I choose to break the chain." She goes on, "I am a survivor, God has help me overcome a great tragedy in my life to stand up and tell about what He has done for me. I'm here, I'm blessed, and I'm alive. I will strive to do what He asks of me, to help those that feel alone." Her book, "Forgiveness Not Permission: A true story of my journey as a young child and young adult, through sexual abuse," was written under the pseudonym Mrs. Beth Kozine. On her blog Melina writes, "What I question today is, am I doing enough? Sure I wrote a book about my experience as an abused child and my decisions as I grew up, but is it helping anyone? Is there more I could or should do? Does God have more planned for me? Yes! Somewhere along the way I will know if I am doing everything I was supposed to. We all have a purpose."
"Community Matters" This Week - 357

OPEN MIKE


Sunday
01/11/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show - Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for January - Week 1 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1005

Special guest Chris Mosquera
Friday
01/09/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Chris Mosquera from Cape Canaveral, Florida, an adult survivor of child abuse and activist who's among NAASCA's newest family members. He's telling his story in public tonight for the first time. Born in Puerto Rico, Chris never knew his father. His mother was a German refugee from Hitler's Jewish extermination war who came across the pond as part of the Kinder Care boat lift from London. Mother and son moved to New York City when he was 3, where Chris grew up very poor and always struggling. He thinks his abuse started when he was about 6. He still struggles with any clarity, saying, "Amnesia is nature's way to protect the brain and the soul. I can name a few people in my head and a few incidents. But my memory is mostly in very small and fast flashes." Chris recalls most of his abusers were boy friends of his mother, who thought it was important for a fatherless boy to have father figures and male bonding. "I know there were many men who were fond of my young innocent body and mind. One was a doctor my mother worked for. One was a camp counselor at a sleep away camp. One was a boy friend who raised white mice," he explains. "I was jumped and ganged in the school shower locker rooms." Not long ago Chris discovered his memory problem was related to PTSD, and says, "I have recently come to grips and recognized the abuse issues after 50 years of keeping it inside." Now he's changing his life. "I want to tell the world how evil child sex abuse is and [about] male sex childhood abuse," says Chris. "Advocacy is healing!" he exclaims, concluding, "I will have done my job if one child does not have to spend 50 years dealing with this. It has cost me friends, career, my wife, my marriage, and my family. My life was stolen. I am a survivor and I will survive."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1004

Special Topic - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3
Thursday
01/08/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 3 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 3: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." You've worked Steps 1 and 2 with a safe and trusted person. You've surrendered and have demonstrated your willingness to try a new approach to your life experiences. When you admit your powerlessness over your traumatic history, you learn a comforting and critical truth: that you experienced certain painful life events that you absolutely could not have controlled. You weren't always in control of the coping patterns that have emerged. For some survivors, this can be a frightening and humbling experience. (More will be revealed through the 4th and 5th Steps). ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 4.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1003

Special guest Stacey Giovanni
Wednesday
01/07/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Stacey Giovanni from Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence .. and is also a Life Coach and advocate. She'll be re-launching her own BlogTalkRadio talk show on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 12 noon EST. Author of the book, "No Time For Tears; A Survivor's Tool Kit for Healing." Stacey's background has been in social service for the 12 years.  She is a certified consulting hypnotist, emotional freedom techniques, neuro linguistic coach and practitioner, advocate and survivor. "I specialize in working to help others over-come abuse issues. I am a Certified Consulting Hypnotist and EFT Practitioner." She continues, "As a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, I speak from a life experience and education level to help others. I specialize on in-service trainings nationwide on abuse and addiction issues." She has been a speaker for RAINN and host of Empowerment Radio 4 U. As a certified victim assistance practitioner, Stacey invites communication, saying, "If you are interested in talking to me about doing interviews, conferences, workshops, or professional speaking, please email me at stacey@lifetimesuccess4u.com."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1002|

OPEN MIKE
Tuesday
01/06/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

This is an OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse family members and friends, for an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1001

Special guest Nana Brazil
Monday
01/05/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
Tonight's special guest is Nana Brazil from São Paulo, Brazil, a child abuse survivor and NAASCA family member who's been a regular in our SCAN radio talk show's chat room for several months. Now 52 years old, Nana is beginning her healing process using the ASCAA 12 Step program, and is joining us as a special guest tonight for the first time! Her father, an alpha male, was born in Italy and came to Brazil after the World War II. When 5 years old Nana's family re-located for 3 years to the USA, living in Wisconsin. There she suffered bullying in school. "Back in Brazil the first memory that I have is my mom entering my bedroom and catching my dad abusing me. My childhood broke apart." She and her brother witnessed terrible, violent fights. Her parents divorced when Nana was 16. "My mother never talked to me about what she saw. Actually any time that I tried to bring her any problem, the answer was that it was too much for her to handle. My father just wasn't there, ever. The law of the house was secrecy." Her childhood experiences opened the door for many adult problems, including "bad relationships, a 23 year abusive marriage, giving up of great opportunities, and a hard time to manage my financial situation, my business." Four years ago she was able to get out of her marriage with the help of Al-anon. "I went back to my mothers house, the same place of all the traumatic experiences. And that made all the memories come back. But with the memories came help and many doors of healing. Going back to Christianity was one of the doors. The other was finding the SCAN group." Nana concludes, "I want to build a good, joyful, productive life. And to help others to understand that there is hope and to find a path of recovery."
"Community Matters" This Week - 356

OPEN MIKE


Sunday
01/04/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

News Of The Week Show - Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for December - Week 5 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1000

Special guest
Friday
01/02/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
This is an OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse family members and friends, for an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 999

Special Topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/01/2015
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

recommended show
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: The dark history of Medical Experimentation on our most vulnerable. One of the longest running and dirtiest secrets of our governments is how it has so regularly preyed upon our most vulnerable members of society for their own financial, political and criminal agenda's. This has long been covered up and gone on in secret, buying their victim's silence whenever they've been exposed, in order to continue to both cover up their actions and to continue this barbaric practice. We have uncovered a long and horrific history that continues to this day, with our children as the modern day lab rats. Medical Kidnapping and experimentation on our children has now become commonplace, with disastrous consequences. Join us with guest Journalist Terri LaPointe, and personal stories from Gottfried Herrmann and Melissa Diegel, two families whose children are currently caught up in this nightmare. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience.  ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
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Community
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LACP.org's
radio talk show
all about: "Community Matters" - the radio show
with host Bill Murray, LA Community Policing founder (LACP.org)

Community based policing provides a forum for the dissemination of information, sharing of ideas and suggesting of ways Americans can become engaged in making our streets safer, & improve the quality of life.

"Community Matters" has two meanings. We'll discuss issues that concern the community, including local and current event topics, and encourage our participants and listeners to understand the important role volunteers and activists play. We all can make a difference on our block, in our neighborhood, in the towns and cities where we live, in our states, in our country and, finally, in today's world-wide "global village," on the lives of those around us, near and far.

The host of "Community Matters" is Bill Murray, founder of Los Angeles Community Policing (LACP.org), which began as his reaction to 9-11 and has since become the world's biggest grassroots effort devoted to community based policing. The web site features some 2500 archived pages of articles and information and has been continuously published since early 2002.

"I have long felt that America has an untapped inner resource, her people," says Bill, "whose contributions could be enormous if moderately supported. The universe responds when folks serve their communities, taking social service positions within them. All participation is important, and WHAT one does matters less than the fact that everyone can, and should, do SOMEthing."

"Community-based policing (policing with a small "p") means leaving something in better shape than you find it," Bill continues. "It's not just about public safety, although crime and it's prevention is certainly a prominent issue for LACP. But it also speaks to the many ways a community can become involved in watching over each other, participating in self governance, lending a hand in neighborhood projects and improving the quality of life."

We're hoping you'll join us regularly for lively discussions and topics that matter .. to you and to your community.