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

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

Episodes - 2017 Original Air Date Description
"Community Matters" This Week - 486

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1650

Special guest ?
Friday
06/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1649

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Madison 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. ~~ 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) - 1648

Special guest ?
Wednesday
06/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1647

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ 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) - 1646

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
06/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 485

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1645

Special guest ?
Friday
06/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1644

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
06/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1643

Special guest ?
Wednesday
06/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1642

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
06/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: Not yet decided ~~ 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) - 1641

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
06/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 484

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1640

Special guest ?
Friday
06/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1639

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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. ~~ 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) - 1638

Special guest Marilyn Parker
Wednesday
06/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marilyn Parker from Cleveland, Ohio, a survivor of child abuse. "There were times I could have died," she shares. "There were times I wish I had." She goes on, "I didn't know anything other than abuse. I didn't know children did NOT get abused. I did not know love. I just sailed through life, accepting things as they came. I was confused. Something didn't feel right." Her healing journey has led her to NAASCA. "Many people have told me, 'Tell your story.' I did that once [before] and it felt fabulous! I encourage you all to tell your story."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1637

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ 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) - 1636

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
06/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 483

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1635

Special guest ?
Friday
06/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1634

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
06/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1633

Special guest Patricia McKnight
Wednesday
06/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patricia A. McKnight from Breese, Illinois, a small town some 40 miles east of St Louis. Trish, a returning NAASCA family member, a child abuse survivor, is author of "My Justice," the true story of her struggle to overcome the cruelty of her childhood. The man who assaulted Trish, her stepfather, continued his torture for twelve long years.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1632

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ 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) - 1631

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
06/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 482

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1630

Special guest Amber DeAnn
Friday
06/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amber DeAnn from San Jose, California, a child abuse and PTSD survivor who's now a relationship coach, hypnotherapist, author and filmmaker. Her main molester was her mom. "I don't even remember the first 8 years of my life, except for emotionless sensations which look like images from a movie, not a real life memory," she shares. "I want to discuss the biological and energetic side of healing from trauma and child abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1629

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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. ~~ 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) - 1628

Special guest Faith Reagan
Wednesday
05/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
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
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1627

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ 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) - 1626

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 481

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1625

Special guest Tori De Las Casas
Friday
05/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tori De Las Casas from Louisiana , currently a 21 year old college student who's taking on the role of a NAASCA volunteer family member by doing Outreach to Young Adult Survivors, a group we're sensitive about needing to reach. Tori's the perfect person to coordinate these efforts, and she'll start by running NAASCA's new Instagram account (@NAASCAinsta) and NAASCA's existing Twitter account (@NAASCAofficial). Tori was born in California and moved to Louisiana around 5 or 6. "My parents divorced not too long after. One thing led to another and we ended up moving in with my step father," she says. "He molested me for a large period of time somewhere between the ages of 10 and 13." Even though he confessed her mother let him stay around. "I faced a large amount of emotional and verbal abuse while growing up. I remember bits and pieces, but large blocks of time are absent from my memory." Now she's had break through. "Recently, I was formally diagnosed with PTSD  after a 5-day hospital stay. I filed charges against my parents as I began to realize the severity of the situation. I was still being subjected to emotional, verbal and, now, financial abuse." We're glad Tori 's engaging with NAASCA , where she'll never be along again, a day at a time. "I cut off contact with them and began the process of recovery. It is rough, but I hope to one day be free of all ties with them. I want to prove to myself that I am nothing like them and that I am better off without them." Tori 's off to a great start!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
05/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Sean Wyman
Wednesday
05/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sean Wyman from  Tallahassee , Florida, a survivor of both childhood emotional and physical abuse and now an activist. He wants to share his story of child abuse to help others. Sean's book, 'The Movement Process' shares the challenges of child abuse and how he finally overcame the aftermath to help others do the same. "I believe we all have a path to follow, Sean says. "The challenge is keeping our eyes forward and keeping our feet going in the right direction." Just like most of us he didn't know this at first, eventually he faced the challenges and the terror he faced from his step father being a drug dealer in Washington DC. "It was not until I realized I was missing the most important part of my brand that everything changed for me." In his book, Sean discusses the breaking point where he almost did something he would have regretted the rest of his life, and how he finally was able to let go of the hatred and resentment that was built up from this experience. "I started focusing on what my unique talents were, what God had blessed me with, and the path that I was meant to follow." He now has over 32 years experience working to transform others into their true self, and setting them on the right path. "I aspire to help people see the value, belief, and potential God created in each and everyone of us and help you communicate that to the world through your brand so you can share the gifts God gave you and make the difference you were meant to make. We're delighted to welcome him to the NAASCA family !!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner - special co-host Nita Watson, M.A.
Tuesday
05/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Our special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will be unavailable this evening. But she's arranged for a subsitute special host, Nita Watson, M.A., from California, a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern as well as a Certified Personal Trainer and a U.S.A certified boxing coach. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling Psychology. After her ten-year career as a therapist and supervisor there, Nita accepted an independent contractual position with Heritage Homes, Inc. as she prepares to open her private practice (Watson Counseling Services). In January of this year she opened the Self-Care Lab (Pomona), a gym that focuses on more than just physical health. She was inspired to open the Self-Care Lab after her own struggle with anxiety lead her to seek a form of self-care. Refusing to give up on herself, as well as her goals and aspirations, Nita started boxing to try and improve her mental health. Her ultimate goal is to open multiple gyms and help families, foster youth, juvenile delinquents, and couples improve their mental health through exercise.  ~~ 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 at: www.NAASCA.org
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Angelique Anderson
Friday
05/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
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."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: 'For the Love of Eryk ' ~~ Join us tonight as we speak with author Rod McCall who'll share his personal experience of going through an incredibly high conflict divorce. Tragically his only son, Eryk , was killed by his own mother when she lost her parental rights after her atrocious tactics were finally revealed through a long and contentious court battle. Joining us also will be lawyer Charlie Philips who stood by Rod and fought for him and his son. Though Charlie brought out the truth and won this fight for Rod and Eryk what they never could have know was that Eryk's mother had never planned on losing, regardless of the outcome. When it is a win/lose battle set up by our Family Courts it is the children who are always going to lose. This is such a powerful story that we cannot express enough how important it is for people to hear. It' s one of those cases that stays with you forever, and there is also so much to learn from this. ~~ 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 Sunshine Peterman
Wednesday
05/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sunshine Peterman from Indiana, a child abuse survivor and mother of 10. She's now serving as NAASCA's Ambassador to Indiana. Sunshine's 'hippie parents' split up their family when she was about 3 years old.  Sunshine went with her father, and her younger sister, an infant, with their mom. She grew up without her mother, but with her father. Sunshine says, "From him I experienced mainly sexual and emotional abuse, from toddlership, until my sister and I were taken from his home when I was 17 years old by the police, due to abuse allegations." Spending a short time in foster cares, she dropped out of college and 'ran away' across country with her boyfriend to follow the Grateful Dead. They married at 19 after accidentally getting pregnant, and had 4 biological children. "My mission in life was discovered to be a mother, to be what I grew up without," Sunshine explains. "After our bio children, I wanted to help kids like I had been. We got a license in Indiana for foster care, specifically to adopt." They adopted time after time. "This month 8 of my [10] children will all be legal adults. I have two minors still at home, my 15 year old daughter and 4 year old son. My passion and mission is children .. to be an advocate for those who are stuck in the system, and to spread awareness by sharing my story both as a survivor and having children who also are." She goes on, "Today, I am active with NAASCA, as well as working on a pending Indiana chapter with FCAA, Foster Care Alumna of America."
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Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
05/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Charles Edward, who heads a team of similarly highly educated legal experts from across the country. As a team they work on research, writing, teaching, speaking about the most challenging legal issues facing children and Protective Parents dealing with the autocratic direction of rulings in family courts today. In recent weeks we have seen decisions in Kansas, Maryland and New York, that have given rise to profound concerns as to rogue disregard for the rule of Constitutional law. We are prepared to discuss those cases tonight. We hope that the FCVFC's 'Swat Team Legal research and Intervention Program' will be a voice of confrontation for a new, increasingly alarming trend in judicial over reach. ~~ 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.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Elizabeth Byler
Friday
05/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight' s special guest is Elizabeth Byler from Pennsylvania, a child survivor from the Amish community. "I am now ex-Amish," she says. "My mom left when I was a baby. She was not married so she had to leave me behind. I was badly abused, mentally, physically and sexually for 17 yrs." She goes on, "I met my mom at 17 and she got killed by a bus a year and a half later." Now Elizabeth faces numerous other challenges in her adult life. Most of them involve her being separated from her children by yet another instance of 'Institutional Abuse and Enabling,' a topic NAASCA  follows regularly, this time Medical Kidnapping. Elizabeth trusted a woman who had her sign a 'custody consent form' that ended up in lies being told and in Elizabeth' s children being taken from her. With increasing frequency, children are being taken away from their families when parents simply disagree with their doctors. Most of the public is largely unaware of these medical kidnappings simply because the parents are almost always threatened by the family court system in their state from speaking out, usually via an illegal gag order. Indeed, this is the case with Elizabeth. As the Medical Kidnapping web site points out, "Every day you are in danger of losing your children to the State through medical kidnapping. Something as simple as bringing your child to the local emergency room to care for an injury or sickness puts you at risk for being accused of medically abusing or neglecting your child, and having a doctor direct a social worker to remove the child or children from your custody by force."
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
05/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Andrew Pari
Wednesday
05/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Andrew Pari, L.C.S.W., from the Antelope Valley area of Los Angeles, a psychotherapist with over 20 years' experience treating survivors of sexual abuse and assault, including CSEC and sex workers. Andrew explains, "What brought me to my work and research on arousal affecting survivors was an interaction I had years ago with a colleague who denied sexual abuse/assault when a person experienced arousal during the event." He goes on, "This led me to pursuing the literature and research to see what was out there and, discovering very little, I began writing in bits and pieces about this online." It's quite common for survivors to delay recovery from feelings of shame or guilt, and a sense of selflessness for childhood sexual assaults. NAASCA acknowledges these feeling are real but may be misplaced. We point out that children are entirely helpless, innocent and virtually powerless against predators. To us 100% of the ' responsibility ' belongs to them .. not the child (who's now an adult survivor). Andrew was surprised when he first looked into this. "I had assumed this was common knowledge in the field. I have since learned that I was very, very wrong about this." He knows better now . " There is still so much to do in basic education on arousal for survivors. It's an area of great pain, great damage, and great danger for those who don't address it in treatment." Andrew now consults and trains nationally, provides legal consultation, and has assisted in curriculum development for SARS and campus sexual assault awareness programs. In addition, he directed the psychiatric emergency and disaster response team for West Los Angeles, responding to anything from celebrity calls to airline crashes.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Melea Desir
Friday
05/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Melea Desir from Atlanta, Georgia, a survivor / activist who experienced both child molestation and other abuse. "I definitely believe I was led to this group for a reason." she says, "and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to get involved any way I can." We're happy to report that she's NAASCA's new Ambassador to Georgia! Melea lives health and artistic creativity. Growing up with a life of misguided medical advice and familial hardship, Melea flourished with her insights for creating passion, love and compassion that is unparalleled. Continually learning, progressing, understanding and realizing her body, mind and spiritual potentials. She's a Health Coach, a Reiki Master and a Cheer Leader Coach. Her mission and passion is to educate, support and empower her clients to achieve their best health and best self by looking at the body holistically and creating a personalized roadmap that fits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals, Together, she partners with clients to help them achieve optimum weight, reduce stress, maximize energy, make empowered food choices, and fall in love their body to create sustainable lifestyle changes that will last a life time. Melea realizes that health is not just about food but about promoting a holistic way of life that includes body, mind, and spirit integration. When not working with clients, you can find her learning more about healing the body holistically, hiking, spending time with her partner and love and laying by any and every ocean she can find.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: 'When The System Fails Who Really Pays?' ~~ Join us tonight as we speak with Cailin James, the founder of the Humanitarian Alliance. She'll be with us to tell us her her own incredible story and to describe her work as an advocate in the field. We'll also have Barry Goldstein, Domestic Violence expert, speaker, writer and consultant. Barry worked on Cailin's case and will join us to discuss the issues faced both in her case and by so many others who find themselves trapped in this broken system. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Randy Boyd
Wednesday
05/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Randy Boyd from La Quinta, California, a 53 year old survivor of childhood sexual, emotional, verbal, physical and spiritual abuse. He'll join us to speak about the Courageous Healers Foundation, which he founded, a ministry where the purpose is to help men overcome sexual, emotional, physical and spiritual abuse, and find their worth is their loving Father. Randy will also talk specifically about their upcoming 'Ride Across America' project, scheduled for  June 18, 2017, a nationwide bike ride traveling from Indio, CA, to Beach Lake, PA. Along the way, Randy will be stopping in various cities and recovery centers to speak and raise awareness about how sexual abuse of boys affects men today. He'll have a lot to say. His young-age mother was emotionally and physically abusive. A very promiscuous alcoholic, she exposed Randy to a lot of things a young boy should not be exposed to, When his parents divorced (his father died shortly thereafter) a man named 'Jack' moved into the family home .. and immediately began sexually molesting Randy. Jack was a respected Deacon in their Church, which contributed to Randy's confusion. He began drinking in his mid teens and married young. "I believed God turned his back on me and for the next 38 years I ran with the devil," Randy says. But he's on a new path since 2006, when his therapist arranged eights in Betty Ford Intensive Outpatient program. "I always knew that my calling was to help other men that had been sexually abused," Randy shares. We're delighted he does!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 477

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1605

Special guest Melody Brooke
Friday
04/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Melody Brooke from Dallas, Texas, a child abuse survivor, actor, marriage and family therapist, author and filmmaker. Her book 'Oh, WOW this changes everything!' shifts individuals consciousness while it provides practical tools that transform how they experience their lives and relationships. She knows what she's talking about. "My childhood appeared normal," she says. "My mother was quite young when she started having children, 16 to be exact." She continues, "As a teen I started having problems .. problems with boys, with drugs and alcohol and with relationships in general. Experiencing periodic bouts of depression and binge drinking, I thought I was like everyone else." Her eventual experience of two failed marriages and a lifetime of abuse and neglect drove her to discover a new way to transform the conflicts and misunderstandings that happen between people that cause divorce, family violence, job violence… even war. Her new film 'Promises' is now available on Amazon. Other feature films include 'Blissful Lies', 'Decisions', '8 Days', and 'The Art of Killing Bigfoot'. With such a strong background in the workings of the mind and emotions, Melody has become recognized for her outstanding screen writing. She is currently writing while developing short works and feature films for production, and maintaining a small private counseling practice. Melody writes, "My passion is compassion. Awakening people's hearts to their innate capacity for compassion is pure joy."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1604

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
04/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1603

Special guest Michael Skinner
Wednesday
04/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michael Skinner, a returning NAASCA family member from New Hampshire. Michael is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor (The Surviving Spirit) addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music. He notes that  these three major health problems cover a wide variety of issues and we want to reach out to those who have known that pain and suffering. "We want to extend our invite to their loved ones, friends, co-workers and to the greater public," he says, "to help create awareness on how those health issues affect all of us." Michael  has spoken at the National Press Club, the United Nations, The State Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows - he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. Michael's non-profit, The Surviving Spirit, offers a monthly newsletter. Michael wrote a chapter in the recently published book, "Our Encounters With Suicide," PCCS Publishing, UK. His chapter's titled, "The Silence of Suicide. (See also on YouTube: www.youtube.com/mc strainfeaturing a live performance of "Brush Away Your Tears," a song written for those hurt as children). .
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1602

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1601

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
04/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 476

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1600

Special guest Tara Walker Lyons
Friday
04/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tara Walker Lyons from Montana, a returning NAASCA family member. An abuse survivor herself, she's now an advocate for the prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse. "As a result of making my story public, I have since become a speaker about this issue, traveling the State of Montana to share my platform and information on addressing CSA." Tara resides in Hamilton, Montana, on the family's cattle ranch. Born on the Blackfeet Reservation, she is a young Pikuni Blackfeet woman who is using her outspoken voice and adverse childhood experiences to advocate for the awareness and prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Her presentations describe the complexities of childhood sexual abuse, the dark aftermath that unfolds in the life of a victim and demonstrates the victory that is shared when justice, understanding and healing has begun. Tara works to prompt legislative changes to address the need for education on the issue within our schools. She has been published in many newspapers for her efforts and her momentum keeps growing. She continues to speak for the Montana Department of Corrections and is an avid horsewoman. Tara explains, "I posted a status about an issue that affects 1/10 children before the age of 18: Childhood Sexual Assault." Later she "outted" a local pedophile which rallied to her the support of many others. As a result of making her story public, especially in her native Montana, she's making a difference. In fact, Tara tells me that this appearance happens on the evening of the Governor's signing a new bill for which she'd advocated.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1599

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
04/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: 'Cause and Effect: When Courts Become The Abusers' ~~ Tonight we'll be looking at 3 cases where Family Courts overstepped their bounds, imputing income to those who had none and imposing draconian punishments when that income couldn't materialize. They've crippling litigants with fear, stress and PTSD, and in one case pushing so far that it drove a parent to take their own life. When the actions of an all powerful entity cause someone to feel they have no other options than to take their own life we don't see that as a suicide .. this is a form of murder. It is being systemically bullied to death. We have lost too many parents to institutional abuse. We need to force the courts to change from the win/lose/punishment mentality they follow today into one that humanizes the families before them. It's the children who lose the most here, and they grow up with a pain and a loss that can never truly heal. ~~  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) - 1598

Special guest Dr Michelle Stevens
Wednesday
04/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Michelle Stevens from Los Angeles, author of the newly released book "Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving." A shocking, inspiring, and enlightening new memoir, "Scared Selfless" chronicles Michelle's improbable journey from horrendous child sexual abuse, loss, and mental illness to healing, recovery, and happiness. Not until she remembered and confronted the full extent of what had happened to her was Michelle able to find the path to recovery and ultimately triumph. As a child, Michelle Stevens was the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Gary Lundquist—elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. He locked her in a cage, tortured her, and used her as his sex slave, subjecting her to inconceivable cruelty. She was forced to perform in child pornography and trafficked in a child sex ring. To cope with the trauma, Michelle unconsciously repressed the memories of what she had experienced and developed multiple personalities. Years later, Michelle was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. The disorder is caused by severe and repeated childhood trauma, usually physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Though DID itself is rare, its underlying cause is not. Not until Michelle remembered and confronted the full extent of what had happened to her, was she able to find the path to recovery and ultimately triumph. She's now a successful psychotherapist, expert in trauma, and a prominent advocate against child abuse. .
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1597

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
04/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Mandated Court Appointed Evaluation" ~~ Tonight we'll take a look at  the impact of mandated court appointed evaluation / treatment as a violation of human rights, and the crippling emotional and the impact on the growth and development of the child (children). Jill's special guest,  Brook Altman, wrote the book on custody litigation. “Biology Is Irrelevant” is a land mark case for several reasons. It looks at behavior of the judge, the  forensic evaluation of a psychologist, the denial of a  second evaluation and  multiple false allegations levied against the protective parent / biological mother. Blatant, factually, disprovable allegations have been accepted at face value, with no investigation or scrutiny from the onset of this case.  ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. 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) - 1596

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
04/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 475

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1595

Special guest Valerie Anthony
Friday
04/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Valerie Anthony from Arlington, Texas, a foster care alumna and survivor of child abuse and neglect. Valerie says, "I am a masters-level professional who is trained in the field of human services. I am also a blogger and author of fiction and nonfiction books." Valerie has over 30 years of experience providing counseling and case management services to individuals, groups, youth and families. "I entered the New York City foster care system when I was three years old and “aged out” of the system at the age of twenty-one, just a few months before I graduated from college." For eighteen years, I lived in over twelve foster homes and two foster group homes. At the age of seventeen, she disclosed to her foster care caseworker the physical and sexual abuse she'd endured for the previous nine years at the hands of her grand uncle, her state-certified foster father. "I was bruised from head to toe and my neck revealed evidence where my uncle tried to kill me," Valerie says. But rather than providing protection and compassion, the caseworker documented that he didn't believe her story that she was being abused. Eventually the abuse allegations were substantiated, but, she explains, "the caseworker stated that I deserved to be beaten. This statement was not only re-traumatizing for me, but said a lot about the caseworker's lack of training." Valerie was approaching her college graduation when she was notified by phone that she "was no longer the responsibility of the state of New York." A year after leaving the foster care system, she began her career in human services and became interested in what was going on in the child welfare system.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1594

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
04/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1593

Special guest Susan Suafoa-Dinino
Wednesday
04/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Susan Suafoa-Dinino from Tennessee, a returning NAASCA family member and founder of the Speaking Out Against CSA non profit organization. Susan will be telling us what she's been doing since we last heard from her a couple of years ago. NAASCA appreciates her anti-child abuse efforts. In 2000, Susan was faced with a very real issue in which she was unfamiliar .. the horrifying truth and reality of child sexual abuse (CSA). "Since that time," she writes, "I have been trying to figure out a way to help children who are Sexually Abused. The task seemed impossible once I read the statistics and learned about the failures of the systems in place that are supposed to protect children. The truth is that we live in a fallen world in which many children are robbed of their innocence by Sexual Predators." The primary purpose of the effort she launched, Speaking Out Against CSA, is "to raise awareness on child sexual abuse in an effort to aid in prevention." Susan says she'd like to talk about "children who were failed by the system as pertaining to the crime of Child Sexual Abuse and what today looks like for some of them." Susan believes child safety begins at home, in addition to at churches, daycare centers, and schools, and with caregivers, healthcare professionals and anyone who works with or around children. The  Speaking Out Against CSA  approach is to be proactive, to prevent and stop child sexual abuse before it happens. Their services are presented from a parent's perspective and, in some areas, a survivor's perspective.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1592

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1591

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
04/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 474

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1590

Special guest Terri Lanahan
Friday
04/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Terri Lanahan from Butte, Montana, an adult survivor of child abuse, incest, sibling abuse and domestic abuse. Early in her childhood, Terry grew up with ah alcoholic father, and an especially violent mother. "I watched her pull knives and guns on my dad threatening to kill him," she says. At the same time she suffered violent abuse at the hands of her older brother, virtually from the time she was born. Beginning when she was 3, Terri was sexually abused by her babysitting uncle. "I started drinking and doing drugs at the beginning of my teen years," Terri tells me. "At 15 I began to be molested by another uncle. Also at 15 I cut my wrist." She continues, "I also told my mom about the earlier molestation. She said she knew something had happened to me and thought it was my dad. I couldn't get past the thought that she knew and did nothing to stop it or protect me." Terri would go on to attempt suicide several times. She married at 18 and quickly had children, briefly sobering up for the pregnancies. "At 26 I had my first flashback which led me to jail and then finally to treatment," Terri says. "I just thought I was losing my mind. They put words to my insanity. I began to talk about the abuse." It took a while, but she now has what she describes as 'an amazing life'. She gives back in numerous ways. Her poetry has been well received on Facebook and she's the co-author of the book 'We Choose To Thrive'. "I am a voice for the voiceless," she says. "My biggest struggle was always the isolation, so I want others to know they don't have to go through this alone. There is help and hope. Please reach out and tell somebody." "
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1589

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
04/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: 'A Look at Parental Alienation' ~~ April 25th is Parental Alienation Awareness Day, so we want to focus on two different perspectives of the topic for April' s 'For Our Kids' show. Join us tonight as we take a positive, pro-active, informative look at parental alienation, how we can spread awareness and how we can both prevent or repair alienated family relationships. If this is an issue that affects you or anyone you care about, then this is a show you need to hear. Tonight we're pleased to welcome Dory Putter, CEO & founder at Conscious Co-Parenting Institute, Wendy Perry, Co-founder at Parental Alienation Awareness Organization USA (one of the main subjects of the documentary Divorce Corp) and Daniel Dickinson, creator & founder at Parental Alienation Awareness of America. We'll also have Rod McCall, educator and author of ‘For The Love of Eryk ' and Rob Perry, Director of the new documentary ‘For The Love of Eryk', based partly on Rod's extraordinary story. ~~ 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) - 1588

Special guest Tennile Chapman
Wednesday
04/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tennile Chapman from Oakwood, Georgia, an abuse survivor who's now a child and victim advocate. "I was molested by both of my stepfathers, the first one from around age 4," Tennile says. "My second stepfather, my sister's biological father, made it clear to me that as long as I was available to him, he wouldn't touch my sister, his daughter." Her mom divorced him as Tennille started high school but she knew her sister would be at risk. "The need to protect her was stronger than my desire to keep quiet. We ended up going to court and he was sentenced to 15 to 20 years." Her uncle had been making payoffs to 'compensate' the family for many years. "I later learned that my mother not only knew what my uncle was doing, but that she deliberately sent me there during the summer to earn money," Tennile explains. As a young adult she sought out men online to have sex with. "I was in control of when, where, how, etc." Eventually she realized what she'd been doing cause just as much damage to herself as her abusers had done. "After meeting a “nice guy” through work, I was date raped and had an unconfirmed miscarriage." She turned to God, and her healing began. "He has called me into the advocacy field to help fellow victims and survivors," she says. "I spent the last 11 and a half years working at a local Child Advocacy Center helping child victims and their families going through the criminal justice system." She goes on, "I know God wants me to use my story to help others." Tennile tell us her trauma has become the foundation for a book she's writing now.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1586

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
04/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 473

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
04/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1585

Special guest Dale Hemming
Friday
03/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dale Hemming from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He leads the effort at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers where the motto is 'Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!' Among numerous other issues for Dale is the safety of our children. The web site says, ".. all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible." With our talk show, Dale is announcing the launch of this year's 6 week child abuse awareness campaign in Sioux Falls that involves sixteen 10x21 foot billboards for National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April), sponsored again by Sioux Falls Feminists. Dale, now in his 70s, became a feminist in 1960 while he was in high school. In college he went further. "I was a campus radical and civil rights activist fighting against the Vietnam War, racism, and for women's rights and gay/lesbian rights," Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse. We need to get it out in open so we must deal with it." He goes on, "My latest child abuse billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows." No question, Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes !!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1584

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
03/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1583

Special guest Lyra Jubb
Wednesday
03/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lyra Jubb from Fort Bragg, California, a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence. "As a child I recall suffering much abuse .. mental, emotional, sexual, physical, and psychological in nature .. from all the people I though were protecting me," she says. "I learned very early that it was necessary to make other people happy if I wanted to have a life." Lyra was sexually abused at 6 by her mother's friend and Lyra told her mom when she was 12. But the story she shared fell on deaf ears. Later she found herself in an abusive marriage. "In 2011, my oldest son and I suffered from domestic violence." She called the police and CPS. "They urged me to go to the local homeless shelter." As often happened their abuser eventually pleaded for Lyda and the children to stay at a hotel across from his room and work. "In great desperation, I accepted the room and his apology." But the local DCFS/CPS took her children away, citing 'failure to protect'. She began fighting to get them back. "For the past six years I have complied with reunification services, only to find that my children were placed with the abuser and then removed repeatedly due to continued abuse. "There is a complete lack of services and advocates for victims of domestic violence and abusive behavior is rewarded," she complains. "Due to the discrimination and lack of advocacy I have received over this period, I founded The Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families to advocate for parents." See the web site:  www.Coalition4Protection.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1582

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1581

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
03/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 472

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1580

Special guest Teresa L Cunningham
Friday
03/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa L Cunningham from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a returning NAASCA family member and survivor of sexually abuse from age 2 to 17 and victim of a kiddy porn ring from ages 6 to 9. Her predators were her father and the men on his side of the family. Teresa's the author of a new book "Never A Child" which is the story of her life of abuse from early childhood through her late teen years, and of how it impacted her adulthood decisions. She turned in her father at 17 but, she writes, ".. he got a slap on the wrist." Teresa speaks of how the law system failed her as well as society, explaining, "I grew into adulthood with many demons walking on a very destructive path for myself and those around me." After considerable suffering, she eventually found God, "..and through Him I found peace with my past. He healed me fully from all the scars that were put on me. And now that I have come full circle in my healing." She goes on, "I want victims to see that there is true healing and there is life to be lived to the fullest after abuse." Teresa continues, "I was led to the healing path by befriending many who helped me change from what I was to who I am now. I have come full circle with my healing." She concludes, "My goal with my story is to reach those that are still in the darkness of abuse to let them know that it is okay to come out .. that there can be life lived to the fullest from love to laughter, to how do deal with anger, and how to forgive to letting go .. to live full functional life away from all the pain." Teresa says she's "Still healing day by day but living a full blessed life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1579

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
03/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: 'One Person Can Make A Difference' ~~ When the right people are listening and acting amazing things can happen. Senator Alan Clark joining us tonight on the "For Our Kids" show. As many of you know, this man saw the problems that were hurting the children and families in his state and knew that he could do something about it. He's devoted the last two years to creating a new Child Welfare Reform bill that has just been passed in the Arkansas legislature 3 days ago, with more on the way. Join us tonight as we speak with this incredible man about the changes he has made for our children and families, and hear of his plans for the near future. One person can make a huge difference to so many. Imagine if we could all work together. Perhaps this will become a blueprint for change that others will follow, a new standard that those in positions of power and trust will strive for. ~~ 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 Ronnie Carol
Wednesday
03/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ronnie Carol from Los Angeles, a life coaching who has a passionate need to help stop bullying and intimidation, and work with families. "My parents were loving, very strict," Ronnie shares. "We were never abused or bullied [in the house]." But Ronnie grew up rather gangly and awkward. The kids constantly taunted Ronnie for her looks. A consistent A+ student, her teachers would get her up in the front of the class. "Some of the kids would say 'Smarty Pants' in a mean way." When she was 10 the family moved and Ronnie got braces. Three years later the braces came off. "I was popular and a cheerleader but I was cautious about some of the mean girls. Thankfully, social media was not around then." Ronnie  started modeling in the 1960's. "I took karate classes and developed strength. This empowered me." In the late 70's she moved to Los Angeles and had two sons. "Sadly, they were bullied by me. This is so prevalent, if you have been bullied, you often become one." She enjoyed a successful modeling career. A friend suggested she get help with her lingering anger issues. "She took me to Al Anon 33 years ago." This was her turning point. "I realized that I am a work in progress and continually need to improve myself." Her passion and need to help stop bullying, intimidation, and work with families on both sides drives her now. "I also want to get in to the schools which sadly seems impossible," Ronnie says. "Awareness and action can be the first steps to stop the fear, depression, and suicides of kids that have been victimized by bullying." See her YouTube video.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1577

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Tuesday
03/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1576

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
03/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 471

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1575

Special guest Rebecca Reitenauer
Friday
03/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rebecca Reitenauer from Emmaus, Pennsylvania, a child sexual abuse survivor who was assaulted throughout her childhood. Rebecca's was first abused by her mother's friend, George, beginning at 7 years old. At school, a teacher saw that Rebecca was acting out, and sent her to the office, where she revealed the sexual assaults. Her mother was called, then law enforcement and George eventually ended up in court. But the judge determined that Rebecca was too young to testify and George went free. Rebecca describes the next few years, recalling what had been done to her, as a nightmare, but the traumas of her youth were not over. In middle school she had a teacher, Mr. Chesternut, who would take her in a closet to molest her. A guidance councilor got Rebecca to reveal what was going on and she took her to the principal's office. The principal had Rebecca change classes since Mr. Chesternut denied everything and it was a case of her word against his. At 19 she came out as a lesbian. Her relationship with her mother deteriorated even more. When Rebecca's grandfather passed she and her girlfriend at the time came out of the closet. Her mother was furious and tried, "to kill me," placing her hands around Rebecca's neck until she couldn't breath. Rebecca blacked out. "Still today I cant trust anyone," Rebecca says. Now 31, she's been in counseling since she was 7 years old. "Some days I feel lost and alone, abandonment. Some days I feel like screaming .. and crying." Next on her healing journey, Rebecca wants to help still-suffering traumatized adults in an advocacy that includes sharing her own abuse story .. to show them they are not not alone.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1574

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
03/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1573

Special guest Cathy Passmore Lindberg
Wednesday
03/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cathy Passmore Lindberg from LeesBurg, Virginia, a child abuse survivor and author of the autobiographical book "Jockey Daughter." Cathy and her siblings were victims of child abuse at the hands of their mother, but Cathy's story is unique, because her father, William Passmore, was a famous horse jockey for many decades. " My father," she says, "is one of the most respected horsemen in America." In fact, much of her extended family was involved in horses and horse racing. But, she goes on, "While my father was busy from dawn to dusk with the race horses, our mother was doing her best beating her children into submission and thus producing the picture of familial "perfection." She hid her mental illness which only came out behind closed doors." This juxtaposition of a dark hidden family life outside of the celebratory, picture-perfect sports spotlight is detailed in Cathy's new memoir, "Jockey Daughter," written under the pen name Tracey Cooper. In the book she shares a poignant, firsthand look at the personal side of horse racing and the secreted physical abuse that happens in so many families regardless of their economic status. For Cathy and her brothers and sisters the abuse was a hushed secret, and no one, except for a few, attempted to stop it. They endured their mother's unbelievable anger, resentment, and negative energy until they were able to leave. In Cathy's home, the abusive events were oddly intertwined with the very public aspect of the professional sport of kings and the sheer excitement and magnitude of the horse racing industry. We welcome Cathy to the NAASCA family!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1572

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1571

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
03/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 470

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1570

Special guest Winnie Anderson
Friday
03/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Winnie Anderson from Lewiston, New York, an abuse survivor, author, podcaster, livestreamer, and business coach / trainer. Winnie tells me her mother was the chief abuser, saying, "She made it clear to us throughout our lives that she never wanted any of us and hated being a mom." Winnie goes on, "My earliest memories are of her telling me as I was ugly, stupid, worthless, and would never amount to anything." She was also neglected. "As I got older, even though I never had a boy express any sort of interest in me, my mom would constantly accuse me of being a slut and a whore." Winnie's adult life wasn't a lot better. " The few emotional relationships I had with men were just completely screwed up. I was terrified of becoming a bitch like my mother (who verbally abused my dad). So I rarely if ever voiced an opinion and was prey for manipulative men." In 1999 Winnie was in a bad car accident in 1999 that left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The recovery was slow and frustrating. "The belief that I was inadequate and worthless just flooded me." She realized that the strategies she'd adopted to survive her childhood were actively holding her back. In therapy Winnie began to get better. "While I wish I hadn't grown up in such a hurtful, abusive environment I'm able to recognize the gifts I developed specifically because of that environment. It laid the foundation for me becoming the person I am today." She explains, "I've decided that my mission is to help other survivors who are solopreneurs / entrepreneurs to recognize how the strategies they developed as children to survive the toxic stress of their abusive childhood is no longer serving them and actively holding them back."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
03/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: ' Matt Heninger's Adoption Story' ~~ Tonight's episode will feature Matt Heninger and will explore his search and the 53 years it took to be reunified with his biological family. We're honored that he'll be sharing his journey first person this evening. Adopted as a baby, it became Matt's desire to find his biological family. His search began 15 years ago but it all seemed hopeless after learning that doctors, nurses and lawyers who were part of the adoption had died. To add more difficulty, the birth hospital was torn down and all the birth records were destroyed with it. Then Matt's wife found a remarkable tool for him. Tonight we'll learn what essential keys he received that would ultimately unlock to door to finding his biological family. On January 3, 2016, Matt received a letter that would change his life forever. His is a beautiful story that will help thousands of searchers to reconnect with family using social media like Facebook and other technology that we have today, unlike 30 years ago when records were sealed and often destroyed. ~~ 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 guests June Ann Young and Tonna McClure
Wednesday
03/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guests are June Ann Young from Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who'll be accompanied by her cousin, Tonna McClure from North Carolina, who has a PhD in social work. Abruptly separated as children, they've just re-connected after 37 years apart, and have found any number of parallels in their life stories! June is a survivor of serious child abuse, and faced 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," June writes on her Facebook page, My True Story. "I have a love in me for others in need." Tonna, 7 years older than June, was abused physically by her mother, June's aunt, and later was raped in foster care. "I was unable to have kids because of the rape," Tonna shares. She escaped her family and  married very young. "I got lucky. My husband is wonderful and we have 4 adopted children." She goes on, "I choose to focus on the good in my life and there has been much." Tonna says she's doing well with her recovery and wants to help her younger cousin on her own healing journey. They have a lot to share. They'll get together again in April, Child Abuse Awareness Month, and will be staying closely connected. For her part June says she plans on ".. spending the rest of my life, saving children from child abuse." We'll be glad to assist each of them in any way we can, here in their NAASCA family!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1566

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
03/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 469

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1565

Special guest Nikki DuBose
Friday
03/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nikki DuBose from Los Angeles, a returning NAASCA family member who was abused as a child and later as a young professional model. Nikki works closely with Matt Sandusky at the 'Peaceful Hearts Foundation,' and will tell us about her new book, 'Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.' In her memoir, Nikki details how being sexually abused as a child led to a seventeen-year battle with serious mental health issues such as eating disorders, depression, self-harm, substance abuse and sexual addictions. She experienced a great deal of success, yet that prosperity came with a high price that often mirrored the sexual abuse from her youth. Among other things, Nikki advocates on her web site for better regulation of the modeling industry. Coming to a place of full healing has not been easy for Nikki, but she says, "I wholeheartedly believe that full recovery is possible. It starts with speaking out and reducing the shame and stigma that is so often attached to mental health issues." She goes on, "Being an advocate is what allows me to wake up every day and feel truly alive. All of that pain that I lived with for so many years is now channeled into making a difference in society. Whatever issues you're passionate about, use your voice and the resources you have; love yourself first and from there you can help to change the world." We're delighted to have Nikki as a card-carrying member of the NAASCA family!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
03/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest JoAnn Kerschner
Wednesday
03/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
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) - 1562

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1561

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 468

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
02/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1560

Special guest Charmine Saucedo
Friday
02/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


Tonight's special guest is Charmaine (Loverin) Saucedo from Toronto, Ontario, a child abuse survivor, activist and educator. A returning NAASCA family member, Charmaine last appeared with us in May 2013, and is here to let us know what she's been up to since. Among other things, she wants us to know about her current iChoose prevention and intervention skills training for ages 5 - 14 and their in-home or online 2 hour parent workshops about empowering children. Charmaine's own story has been both published & heard around the world. "I experienced sexual, physical and emotional abuse from ages 5 - 15 and became an introvert," Charmaine says. She wouldn't let anyone in and was isolated and suicidal. She lacked self worth and her values were compromised through sexual deviance and choices. "I started on my healing journey first by finding women groups related to child sex abuse in my early 20's, she explains. "It was there when I witnessed a woman twice my age and a younger girl to whom I could relate." It altered her journey because she didn't want to be still terribly impacted 20 years later. "I then next found a psychotherapist who for 3 years helped me through the process of charging one of my offenders and receiving compensation for victims of criminal injury .. all in the early 20's." The words Charmaine lives by are from her child Pastor, "God will always hold your hand when you tell the truth." She proactively continues her self / professional development to enrich and enhance her purpose of empowering ALL human beings towards their own Power of Choice. See her YouTube video here.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1559

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
02/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: 'A Mother Pleads For The Return Of Her Four Special Needs Children' -- CPS seems to now believe they are medical experts on the care and diet of special needs children. A loving selfless mother who devoted her life to the extraordinary care of 4 adopted special needs children has had them seized. Even though she had the support of her doctor and all professionals involved, and the children were thriving beyond all expectations CPS felt that an organic, gluten and dairy free diet was somehow a form of child abuse. These professionals went to bat for her and experienced severe retaliation themselves. CPS even went so far as to illegally kidnap one of these children from another province where they had no jurisdiction. Tonight this mother and these professionals speak out about the extraordinary levels of abuse and corruption that is still ongoing in this case today. Join us to hear the incredible story behind a headline creating case. ~~ 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) - 1558

Special guest Ashley Nicole
Wednesday
02/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ashley Nicole from Cincinnati, Ohio, a child sexual abuse survivor who was assaulted by multiple predators, inside her family and out. After being molested by a male relative at around the age of 4, she was removed from her biological family and placed with a Christian family, a Pastor, his wife and their two biological sons. For 5-6 years, Ashley lived a relatively normal life, although, she never understood why she never saw her biological family again. At 12 her adoptive father, a well known Pastor and community leader, had a heart-to-heart with her. He told her that he loved her very much and would never hurt her in the same manner in which she was hurt before. But shortly he took advantage of that trust and began molesting and sexually abusing her. This went on until Ashley was 19 years old. She did not tell her mother while it was happening, but did disclose it once she moved out permanently. It took Ashley 10 years to be able to openly disclose that her adoptive father had molested her. A week later her adoptive father was found dead. The police said that he died from an accidental self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest, but Ashley believes it was his choice. Since the death of her father, she's made it her mission to be an advocate for those who struggle with breaking their silence, dealing with the aftermath of that choice and finding hope again. "My experiences with sexual abuse lasted for a very long time, the majority of my life," Ashley says. "This is what fuels my passion." Now Ashley's a dedicated anti-child abuse advocate, and author of the book 'Be Brave.' She says, "No matter how long it has been going on or how deep it may wound you, you can heal, be whole and live a great life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1557

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
02/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Legal Consultation To Protective Parents Dealing With Sexual Abuse Allegations' ~~ The Foundation for Child Vic times of Family Courts relies on our legal consultants/experts for scholarly review of the cases accepted as clients of the Foundation. Our anonymous guest tonight is a constitutional scholar and legal expert whose many credits include a PhD from Harvard and a JD from Chicago Law. He's a consultant who provides the extra bonus of teaching moments for our staff and our clients so that they thoroughly understand the legal complexities of their case. As always, our focus is on how children are protected in these situations ~~ 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) - 1556

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 467

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
02/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1555

Special topic - NAASCA review
Friday
02/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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TONIGHT'S TOPIC: a review of NAASCA, the NAASCA mission, it's services and tools, and how we're doing. For better or worse, it's inventory night !!! Call in .. participate !!
(646) 595-2118 .. OPEN MIKE DISCUSSION ..
Our web site: www.NAASCA.org
Our HIGHLIGHTS page: www.NAASCA.org/main.html
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1554

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
02/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Carissa Kreiner
Wednesday
02/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


Tonight's special guest is Carissa Kreiner from Cincinnati, Ohio, a survivor of sexual abuse as a child. "I suffered repressed memories from it," she says, "and just last year, with help from a therapist, was able to remember what happened to me." Since then she's finally been able to heal. Carissia grew up in an amazing church-going family. "I was sheltered, safe, loved and protected at all times." Her early life was 'perfect' .. until one day it wasn't. "In the blink of an eye everything changed. Literally overnight my childhood was ripped away from me. The safety, security and trust of our family was destroyed, and the innocence of a 9 year old little girl was gone." Carissa explains, "I used what had happened to me as a crutch." The symptoms included becoming sexually active, acting out and rebelling, quitting church, alcohol use and food. She was  successful in her professional life, but her personal life and her emotional / mental state were in shambles. "Once I turned 33 I began realizing that my issues with not only alcohol and my weight, but also my insomnia, anxiety, anger, depression and lack of trust all stem from what I refer to as 'the unknown'." It was at this point she turned to psychotherapy. It took some doing but eventually there was a breakthrough. "For the first time, I was able to have closure in knowing that I faced my worst fear," Carissa says. "I had been sexually abused, in the home of a long time and trusted church family." That has meant everything. "Coming forward and telling my story is something that has been weighing very heavily on my heart for 6 months now." She goes on,  "I want to be able to help others who are or have suffered from similar situations." We're happy to provide her the opportunity.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1551

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 466

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
02/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Dave Beatty
Friday
02/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Dave Beatty from Austin, Texas, a child abuse survivor who's particularly interested in raising awareness and breaking the silence over Domestic Violence. Dave grew up in a good family, but was at 5 1/2 years old he was sexually assaulted in a bathroom by a custodian at school. "I t was the worst pain I had ever felt in my life," he says. After he was finished the pedophile told him, "I know your parents and if you say anything at all I will kill them." Dave's teacher and his mother both knew something was wrong but assumed the child was coming down with something. "It changed my whole personality," Dave says. "I was scared to speak up anywhere. I felt like I didn't fit in. I felt alone even in a crowded room and to this day I have issues with it." He explains, "I have been silent about it all this time, and the shame and fear of telling anyone has played a big part of who I am today." Dave's struggled in his adult life with relationships, maintaining jobs and with raising his own children. Both he and his spouses experienced Domestic Violence, but Dave has a heart to help others. To do so, he started Riders Against Domestic Violence. Their mission is to organize and establish close community bonds, assist local centers and shelters get the funding they need to help the victims of abuse, and to bring awareness within the central Texas area of the seriousness of domestic abuse, and to encourage breaking the cycle. We're grateful Dave has chosen NAASCA to speak out about his own sexual assault for the first time.
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
02/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Brenda Plumley
Wednesday
02/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Brenda Plumley of Rome, NY, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor of severe child abuse. She credits her painting as being an important ingredient in her recovery. As a survivor and activist, Brenda expresses her recovery through her fine art, describing her work as Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse art. Brenda says she's grown alot since the last time she was with us (in 2013) but that there's still abuse going on in her family. "I realize though that there are symptoms that are life long but I can accept that because I know that I still can overcome," Brenda says. Since her last visit, Brenda confronted her brother. "I am amazed how powerful that was. When my brother moved back into the area I was devastated. I was taken aback by the effect his moving here had on me." She explains, "Now I find myself trying so hard to protect the children in my family, but they are in danger and CPS is not so good at protecting the children they are supposed to help." But perhaps things are looking up. "I finely found a good therapist that is familiar with an aspect of symptoms due to the type of abuse I experienced as a child. It makes it extremely difficult to interact with people. So I tend to seclude and have very few friends." We appreciate Brenda and her advocacy. "I am writing a book now and it will include my art work. I am also planning a support group for survivors in my area. I will be selling my art work for the first time this next summer and the proceeds will go toward helping other survivors." We hope Brenda will continue to engage with her NAASCA family.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events - SPECIAL "Super Bowl Saturday" show
Saturday
02/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL EPISODE -- our "Super Bowl Saturday" show -- "Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Beth Donahue
Friday
02/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Beth Donahue from Port Richey, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who has not been with us since 2013. Beth is a survivor who was sexually abused by 3 men as a child, but she's been an advocate for children most of her adult life. "I was involved with helping start the organization The Innocence Revolution," Beth reminds us. "I have been to the Massachusetts State house to testify in changing the laws to abolish the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse," she says, "and also have been to Washington DC to advocate for children by speaking with Representatives and Senators on why it is so important to pass the laws to keep children safe." But Beth's paid a price because of her advocacy, too. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." I will be starting The Innocence Revolution up again this year as I feel it was very successful and should not be ignored any longer. We did some great work and need to continue." Beth tells me that she has a lot of information to offer about the targeting that goes on as a victim / survivor / activist in adulthood, and how to expose it. We're delighted to have her back on the show!!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
02/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Darlene Pawlik
Wednesday
02/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Darlene Pawlik from Manchester, New Hampshire, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) who's been an anti-abuse and recovery advocate for more than 20 years. "I was conceived by rape, grew up feeling worth less than others," she says. "I was a target of human trafficking at 13, sold into prostitution on my 14th birthday, faked an abortion to get free from the man holding me." But Darlene 's a fighter. "I left school in the seventh grade, but taught myself enough to obtain a GED and attend nursing school. I believe everyone is responsible for their own education. I grew up impoverished and lived on the streets for a few years." She eventually gave her life over to God. "I was ordained for youth ministry in 1998." She's helped a lot of people in her adulthood. As a nurse, Darlene often addresses issues surrounding human dignity in long term care. "I've spoken in many venues," she explains , "including the New Hampshire Legislature, public events, radio and TV interviews, schools, churches, youth groups and other groups around New England and the nation. Some time ago she wrote her story in a book, "Testimony, The Dark Side of Christianity," under the pseudonym Darling Princess, and began to work with other organizations. We're delighted to have her as a member of the NAASCA family!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guests Suzanne Batcher& Bob Brader
Friday
01/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


Tonight's special guests are Bob Brader and Suzanne Bachner from New York City, both survivors. Bob's childhood abuse was at the hands of his father, who was a predator to a number of friends and relatives, too. After Bob finally escaped from his father, he found himself lashing out and abusing alcohol. The long process and practice of writing and telling his own story, and working with prevention organizations, have truly transformed Bob. Suzanne's sexual abuse started when she was 11 and attacked by two of her trusted peers. The main perpetrator of her sexual abuse was a close family friend. She has been on a long, slow journey of healing and recovery through therapy and through writing about sexuality, power dynamics, intimacy and sexual abuse. The married couple share a lot more in their lives, too. Bob is an actor and writer and Suzanne is a playwright and director. They're a theatrical team who have partnered on many amazing shows together including two award-winning solo shows (written and performed by Bob Brader) called 'Spitting In The Face Of The Devil' and 'Smoker'. Suzanne's job is as his director/developer. "We have toured them internationally and they have been widely acclaimed and won many awards," Suzanne writes. "We have partnered with several prevention organizations to raise funds and awareness as well." We'll hear about efforts they've supported in the past and their plans for the future on tonight's show. We wish them every success and welcome Bob and Suzanne to the NAASCA family !!
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: "Sandra Grazzini-Rucki speaks out" ~~ We've all seen the media reports of domestic violence, rampant criminal behavior, trial fixing and judicial abuse. The outrage over the 20/20 fiasco and the new evidence that keeps coming out about the many layers of corruption that occurred in this case. Join us tonight as we have Sandra Grazzini-Rucki herself and journalist Michael Volpe who chronicled this shocking story in his book 'Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and the World's Last Custody Trial' for an inside look into what has become known as one of the most controversial trials of the decade. ~~ 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 Karen Mills
Wednesday
01/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


Tonight's special guest is Karen Mills from Canyon Country, California, a returning NAASCA family member who we're delighted to be connecting with again. Karen was born in Malaysia to unknown parents, and adopted by a single mother at 2 months old. Her adoptive single mother (Chinese) immediately departed for England and left Karen behind, returning when Karen was 6. Karen was physically, verbally, emotionally and even sexually abused for 11 years by her mother and a cousin. Her mom would regularly threaten to “throw her out to live in the gutter”. The young Karen was a naturally exuberant, energetic and happy child .. but from 6-18 years was kept on a tight leash. In adulthood Karen succeed. She especially excelled in the computing industry, but inside her soul was dying a slow death. She began to explore her natural artistic and creative self, and relocated to Santa Clarita in 2003 where she began teaching adults art. In 2011 Karen stumbled upon the “Survivor to Thriver” manual from The Morris Center's ASCA program. She found the words to explain her childhood and her subsequent life. Karen is no longer reactive but is pro-active and empowered. She has overcome not only childhood abuse but the bias against her as a Chinese adopted girl with no rights, growing up in a fundamental Muslim country. "Because I am a survivor," Karen says, "it used to make me feel better about myself when I was helping others. Now I find in supporting other survivors, I am learning a lot, and it has facilitated a deeper healing within me."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special topic: the NAASCA mission
Friday
01/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Special topic: NAASCA - the "family," the mission and how it works. We're building a survivor, activist, professional community because we believe that together we can do what we can not do alone ~~ Tonight's show will be dedicated to our organization .. our "family" .. itself. We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We're quite proud of the nearly 30 FREE programs and services the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) organization offers the global community that's fighting against child abuse and trauma. These projects are all the result of hard working volunteers and have been paid for out of their own pockets for several years. A description of many of these programs / services may be found listed on the HIGHLIGHTS page of the NAASCA web site: www.NAASCA.org/main.html ~~ Membership at NAASCA is simply a matter of self-declaring one's volunteer participation and agreement with our important cause. We describe ourselves as the "NAASCA family." Join us tonight to learn more about NAASCA !!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult - NAASCA and The 12 Traditions
Thursday
01/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" -- NAASCA and The 12 Traditions ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Jessa Dillow
Wednesday
01/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Jessa Dillow from Denver, Colorado, who tells us she was  sexually abused by family members as a child. "This sexual abuse soon turned into them making child pornography of my naked body and sex trafficking," she explains. But her traumas didn't end there. "When I was twenty-one years old, I was able to escape, but due to the fact that I was very vulnerable, this new found freedom did not last, and I ended up in a another trafficking situation where through force, fraud, and coercion, my body once again became the property of another pimp." She goes on, "Since my second escape, I have gone through extensive healing and am now working on my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as a step towards my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology to specialize in trauma recovery." Jessa's story and a video about her experiences can be found in a recent Global Citizen article, part of a series called "Real Women Real Stories," a social project designed to promote awareness of the often unseen hardships women face in different professions and places around the world. The project highlights women who fight their battles and are persistent on achieving what they have set out for. A respected speaker, writer, and mentor, Jessa uses her childhood experience of severe abuse and trafficking to illustrate both the stark realities of sex trafficking, and the truth that healing transformation is possible.
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Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
01/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: " Family Secrets and Cover-Ups in Custody Litigation" ~~ 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.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Harold Glen Hull
Friday
01/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Harold Glen Hull from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical and emotional abuse as a child, and now a motivational speaker at Quest for Survival. Glen was born three months premature but his twin sister passed away three hours after birth. It took months for him to be released from the hospital, and his mother wanted nothing to do with him. "She told everyone that I should have died like her little girl had," Glen says. When he was 5 his father left the family. "Every day I was physically beaten by my mother. She got great pleasure seeing my pain and fear of her." Abuses happened elsewhere, too. When he was 10 he was raped and sexually abused for the first time by a neighbor man." Glen says the man forced him to do things that day that he's never told anyone. The neighbor went on to rape him many times after that night. "I was taken out of my mother's home when I was 12 years old," Glen tells me. He became a ward of the state. "In the boys home we were physically and sexually abused by the clergy and the older boys." As a young man Glen was very violent and put himself in constant danger "trying to get killed." He joined the Army in 1972 and wanted to go to Vietnam, but never faced combat in 30 years of service. In the Army, Glen received counseling. "I was called upon to speak with children and young adults who had been in abusive homes and families," he says. "After sharing my story in the groups and having it written about in the base paper I realized that I could actually help other childhood abuse survivors." Glen is now a writer, speaker and advocate against child abuse. "It is okay to give ourselves time to heal," he explains. "We were victims! Now we are survivors!"
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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: "Former Abused Amish Mother: Now a Target of CPS and Medical Kidnapping" ~~ Join us tonight on the "For Our Kids" show for the unbelievable story of a mother's fight to bring her children home. Forged documents, kidnapping and other felonies perpetuated this 6 year ordeal for Elizabeth and her 3 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 Charles Greene
Wednesday
01/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Charles Greene from Sicklerville, New Jersey, author of the book "My Journey: Life after Addiction - The Lazarus Man." He grew up in a dysfunctional family, filled with anger, rage and violence. His father, a drug addict and alcoholic, was completely unpredictable. Charles describes his angry, violent father as "a man at war with the world and himself." He further explains "Our lives were a paradoxical existence. One moment he was a calm, creative and artistic chef, preparing gourmet meals that fully satisfied our bellies and the next he was raising hell and creating an atmosphere of paralyzing fear with his violent, unpredictable behavior, which consisted of screaming, yelling, cursing and slamming doors. We lived in fear. I feared that one day, he'd kill me." It got worse in his teenage years. "My dad made it a habit of introducing me to his girlfriends. He continually involved me in his adulterous relationships." He goes on, "When I left home for college, and was set free from the prison of my home life, I rebelled spiritually, physically and emotionally." But addictions brought him to his knees, and it was in the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous where Charles tells me God completed the transformation in his life. "Clarity came to me. The purpose for my life became evident," Charles says. " My mind and spirit have been healed from the trauma of my childhood." In recovery, he began to work with others. "Working with individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders has provided me with the opportunity to help those who traveled the road I once traveled."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1527

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1526

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 461

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1525

Special guest Nadia Ackerman
Friday
01/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Nadia Ackerman from Brooklyn, New York, a child sexual abuse survivor, songwriter and artist, who's featured in the HealthiNation short documentary film, 'Time to Live Again', which was released in early December, 2016. Originally from Australia, Nadia opens up about the sexual abuse she suffered when she was a child. "I was sexually abused from the age of 6 for three years by the father of a family who moved in across the road from us in Sydney, Australia," Nadia explains. "The only reason it stopped is because they moved." The experiences stayed locked up inside her for quite a while. "I had my first flash back at 21. That's when I realized something horrific had happened to me," she says. Nadia suffered night terrors, PTSD, disassociation, suicidal thoughts and depression. "In my early 30's I had an emotional breakdown that lead me on the path to healing. My greatest tool was ending up with a therapist who specializes in EMDR here in NYC." Nadia was able to heal herself and turn her past into something positive. Her songs and drawings are thematically centered around childhood, and contain whimsical characters and settings. There are, however, some heartbreaking aspects to her art - and that sadness becomes even more apparent once you understand Nadia's past. Hers is a story of hope, told from the perspective of a true survivor. Yes, Nadia's past is painful and sad, but she has been able to spin it into a positive light by channeling her feelings into her art. She hopes to become a mentor to young girls and boys, and to encourage them to speak up about abuse.
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
01/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1523

Special guest Barbara Myers-Pressley
Wednesday
01/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Barbara Myers-Pressley from Copperas Cove, Texas, who was physically, mentally and sexually abused by her biological father. It lasted until her parents divorced. "The abuse would be done in the dark of the night or while my family was away," Barbara says. "He even took me on out of town trips when he was required to go for his employment. I always wondered why my mother never asked any questions, as to why are you taking her with you. I believe she knew I was being abused, but we were all terrified of him and she didn't do anything." That's because her abuser was also a volunteer Sheriff's Deputy. Barbara eventually joined the military in 1989 and never looked back. She has not seen her father since she was 16 years old, and has no desire to have a relationship with him. "I have a strained relationship with my mother," Barbara explains. "During the years she has not come to terms with the fact that I was abused by the man that she loved and married." But things are looking up now, as Barbara finally sought help in the past couple of years. "Three things have helped me with this process. One is having a good support system, my husband, mother, grandmother, and friends. Two was seeking professional help. I was prescribed medications for the anxiety the abuse has only intensified. And lastly I wrote down each and every act that my abuser did to me." Barbara always thought she was the only one but reports that he was eventually convicted for sexually assaulting another child, spent some time in prison and is now a registered sex offender. In 2005 her brother confessed that he was also abused by their father. Barbara writes. "I am finally free, I have told the family secret, his secret."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1522

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1521

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 460

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

 
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