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

The HOSTs of our shows are all NAASCA volunteers / survivors. Episodes feature Special Guests, Special Topics and / or News.
All our talk shows are recorded and are later available as "on demand" podcasts. Descriptions include links to supporting materials.

Episodes - 2019 Original Air Date Description
"Community Matters" This Week - 572

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
02/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2080

Special guest ?
Friday
02/22/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2079

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
02/21/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She'll appear on the show every 3rd week of the month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2078

Special guest Jean Riseman
Wednesday
02/20/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jean Riseman, MSW, from San Francisco, California, a survivor of ritual abuse and government and academic mind control experimentation in the '40's. Born into a multi-generation family that practiced Satanism, she was also a victim of child pornography. "I'm a retired clinical social worker and a present-day volunteer and activist," she tells us. "I can truly say I am happy now, in spite of everything I suffered."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2077

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/19/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2076

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
02/18/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 571

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
02/17/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2075

Special guest ?
Friday
02/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2074

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Dr Stefanie Stolinsky, Forensic Psychologist
Thursday
02/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2073

Special guest ?
Wednesday
02/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2072

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/12/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2071

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
02/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 570

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
02/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2070

Special guest Laurie Purcell
Friday
02/08/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Laurie Purcell from Bay Shore, New York, a returning NAASCA family member from Long Island. Her abuse was physical, sexual, and emotional. The neglect she experienced is a large part of the reason she's lived most of her life in full leg braces .. from being thrown out a second story window when she was 4 yrs old. She says, "From the abuse I died 3 times. Heaven is wonderful, but God wasn't ready for me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2069

Q & A call-in discussion - with a survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister / Chaplain
Thursday
02/07/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is  the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2068

Special guest Patrice Faye Little
Wednesday
02/06/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patrice Faye Little from Atlanta, Georgia, who studies Doctor of Nursing Practice-DNP/FNP at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. Patrice says she'll be delighted to share her insights with the NAASCA family. It seems she's also the author of the book, 'Out of Crazy Born Genius', which she highlights on her Facebook page.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2067

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/05/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2066

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
02/04/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 569

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
02/03/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2065

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

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2064

Q & A call-in discussion - about NAASCA with Bill Murray, a survivor and our founder - 12 Step recovery
Thursday
01/31/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional - Using an OPEN MIKE forum, each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill will be happy to answer questions about anything related to NAASCA, it's mission and tools. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2063

Special guest Ellen Lacter, PhD
Wednesday
01/30/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ellen Lacter, PhD, from San Diego, California, a Psychologist  whose expertise is in helping victims of extreme and ritualistic childhood abuse. She specializes in play therapy and the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and people victimized in the production of child rape and torture materials.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2062

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/29/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2061

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
01/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 568

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

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

Special guest Olivia Branch
Friday
01/25/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Olivia Branch from Buckeye, Arizona, a child sexual abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. Last time she said she always aims at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Immigrating from Mexico in the 60's, her family lived in the largely Latino East LA area. Her father was a blue collar worker who suffered from alcoholism. "I always felt alone," she said. Her mother spend the majority of her time dealing with her father's alcoholism. Olivia was repeatedly sexually abused by a cousin, eight years older than her. The first incident of this was when she was about three, but the last time was in adulthood. "I grew up eating my anxiety away and reached 375 pounds in adulthood. I was fat and felt like a monster." Eventually she began working on herself. "I had gastric bypass and lost all my excess weight. I began kick boxing I learned how to physically to not let anyone hurt me gain. The recovery period has been long and imperfect." After appearing on this show the first time she  drove herself to the coast and threw the original bio she'd written into the ocean. "For me it was my way to release the pain of my past," she says. "I was prepared to venture on to spaces I could possibly only dream of. I felt relieved, strong, and very assertive of me and my capacity to take care of me. I left working non-profit vocational counseling world and entered corporate world." Then she began dating, and found herself giving men a chance. "I got married in April of last year. I still struggle at times but my husband is kind, patient, and a survivor himself. It's work but I do not regret any of it," she says, concluding, "I will be eternally grateful to this forum." We're delighted to have her!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2059

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

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

Special guest Mike Tikkanen
Wednesday
01/23/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Hopkins, Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member, founder and President of KARA (Kids at Risk Action), a non-profit action tank that supports the people, policies, and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children. Mike is unapologetically and passionately committed to improving the lives of at risk children. We recommend his book: 'Invisible Children: Pre-Teen Mothers, Adolescent Felons, and What We Can Do About It'. It's an uncomfortably close look at the American cycle of abuse and its cost. Mike explains, "The need for civic involvement of young future community leaders is the solution to America's 'At Risk Youth' problem. Without today's college students understanding and support, schools will continue to fail, streets to be unsafe, and jails to fill." Mike addresses social and political child protection problems. He speaks at local and national venues and has been the keynote speaker at business, community, and religious organizations. He lead a workshop at the UN in New York addressing the rights of children. Since 1996, he's volunteered in the Guardian Ad-Litem program as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has worked with many 'Invisible Children' who are part of the County Child Protection System. Mike is passionate about improving the treatment of abused and neglected children and has formed the non-profit "Kid's At Risk Action" (KARA) to bring public awareness to children's rights and form action groups to improve public policy towards at-risk children. Contact him at: Mike@Invisiblechildren.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2057

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

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

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

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

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

Special guest Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff - Easton PA Guardian Angels
Friday
01/18/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff from Easton, Pennsylvania, Commander and Chapter Leader of the Easton Guardian Angels. He may be joined by original founding members of the Chapter including his assistant, Captain Tracy 'Gypsy' Rapoli, Administrator, and 1st Lieutenant Steve 'Bald Eagle' Brailo, Trainer. The Easton Guardian Angels started in 2007 in Easton, Pennsylvania, and has been going strong ever since. A 501(c)3 non-profit community organization, the Chapter works together with other organizations. Ryzer explains, "One of our main focuses is physically patrolling our streets, deterring crime, being the eyes and ears for our police, helping and watching over those in need, as well as mentoring and being positive role models for our youth." Members go through a 12-15 week training which focuses on learning The History of The Guardian Angels, First Aid/CPR/AED certification, PATROL Training, Physiological communications training, Gang Awareness and Self Defense. Many children look up to them and call themselves 'Junior Guardian Angels.' They are closely involved with 'The Easton Block Watch.' Ryzer and Gypsy are on the Board as well as Sector Coordinators for the West Ward, The Weed & Seed summer nights program, and this year started a Summer Program Called 'Angels in the Park.' They're also involved in many other social activities, after school programs and in awarding scholarships. Besides patrolling local area streets, the Chapter has worked in many other communities and does Missing Persons Search and Recovery missions. Ryzer writes, "We search for runaways, missing kids and adults. With boots to the ground we dare to care and keep things safe beyond the streets."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2054

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

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

Special guest Sky Lea Ross
Wednesday
01/16/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sky Lea Ross from Pasadena, California, a survivor of child abuse (including being burned with cigarettes, scratched by fingernails, slapped in the face repeatedly, referred to with racial slurs and profanity, etc.) and neglect, causing her to be deprived of a 'normal' childhood. Born and raised in the poorer parts of Northern Pasadena, Sky had to navigate the resources available to her at a very young age, and came from a family with a history of chronic mental and physical illnesses as well as disabilities. She went into foster care at age 15. This opened more doors for her, introduced her to a loving and supportive foster mother, and allowed her to pursue higher education. Now working towards her doctorate of psychology (Psy.D.) in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (downtown LA campus), she has dedicated her life to fighting for social justice/human rights and providing therapy as well as educating others on the importance of mental health and self-love/care. "In the coming years, I wish to complete my degree and acquire my license," she says. Meantime she's publishing a collection of poetry and writing her autobiography, 'Cheated Out of Childhood', which is based on her online blog by the same name. "I feel that I can offer a lot to the show as not only am I a survivor myself, but now a professional," She writes. "I'm dedicating my dissertation to researching the long-term repercussions of child maltreatment on psychology and physiology in young adults. I feel that surviving through interpersonal trauma and abuse so early in life has an impact not only on our development, but can impair us throughout the life span, as well as give us inherent resilience that our peers may not have."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2052

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
01/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Disrupting The Corruption” - RICO Reigns In Howard County, Maryland ~~ Jill has been writing about Howard County, Maryland, for years, under the heading of RICO REIGNS in Howard County, Maryland .. since 2014. Her guest, a client, will appear anonymously. Maryland is a small state and county by county one can identify the different character of courts and the practitioners who are frequent flyers. Howard County is a wealthy bedroom community. The divorce / custody industry tends to be populated by a handful of well known practitioners who have developed a reputation for handling partners who have secrets to hide, a vendetta, or are just out for the best financial deal available. There is no law, there are no ethics and no expertise. Custody transfer is based on the inside deal, the connection to the connected lawyer who has divided up winners and losers before the clients feet have touched the entrance to the court. The FCVFC knows the players, the play and how to disrupt the corruption.  ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2051

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

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

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

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

Special guest Nicole Kilburg
Friday
01/11/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Kilburg from Wassaic, New York, who comes from two or three generations of trauma, child abuse and sex abuse. "I ran away from home when I was 15 and was placed in foster care," she says. Nichole eventually became an attorney and discovered the horrible state of Child Welfare Practice in New York State. Her mother, who'd grown up in foster care herself, was her first abuser, physically and emotionally. Her father abandoned the family when Nicole was four and her mother married her step-father, a mentally unstable 19 year old, when Nicole was 5. "My stepfather instantly became my second abuser, physically and verbally and sexually." She says, "When my younger siblings were born, I was put in the position of having to protect them from the severe abuse all around me." Nicole goes on, "We CPTSD sufferers cannot THINK our way out of the brain damage caused by abuse and neglect." As an attorney, Nicole has attempted to represent foster kids. "I was retaliated against for defending a young mother with an intellectual disability who desperately wanted to keep her child," she explains. She was blacklisted. "I stood up to the so-called powerful Judges and so-called supervising Judges in New York State." Nicole will discuss the top reasons the Children's Bureau says kids went into foster care in 2017. "CPS should be focused on actual abuse and sex abuse of kids instead of the nebulous concept of neglect." She'll talk about recent public hearings in New York State on how bad Child Welfare practice is, and she'll relate some of her experiences.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2049

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

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

Special guest Renee Encinias
Wednesday
01/09/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Renee Encinias from Austin, Texas, Program Director at Hope Rising Ministries, committed to the long term care and recovery for minor girls who have been rescued from human sex trafficking and exploitation. Their mission is to provide hope and a future to these girls and to foster wholeness and healing to at-risk families and children. Renee's interest in the field came after a 'temporary' job she took in a small town children's home. With her Criminal Justice degree, she'd thought her career would involve being a probation officer. "I quickly knew that working with children in the foster care system, those children who had 'come from hard places,' was something that I enjoyed and was good at." More than 20 years later, she says the most exciting thing to have happened in child welfare during her tenure is Trauma Informed Care. "Children in care deserve for us to realize that the work never ends, we never arrive at being the best we can for them, we always need to improve on something." Hers is, of course, a faith based organization. Hope Rising goes beyond therapy, and provides life skills training and mentors for each child in order to prepare them as they heal, grow and mature into a life of independence. They focus on character building and strengths development for each child. Prevention is a huge priority for their program. Hope Rising also provides foster care homes for children that have not been trafficked, but are in need of intervention because of their vulnerabilities due to abuse and neglect. They can license basic and moderate foster care homes as well homes required for trafficking victims. "Our goal is to provide hope and a future for all of the children who are placed in our care."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2047

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

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

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

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

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

Special guest Matt Paknis
Friday
01/04/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Matt Paknis from Marion, Massachusetts, a survivor of child abuse when he was 9 and a senior management consultant with six years of college football coaching, ten years of playing football, and five championship seasons, whose focus is on lessening bullying in the workplace. He was a former assistant coach at Penn State under Joe Paterno and has spoken publicly about being abused as a child. When Matt was nine years old, young Matt's mom was diagnosed with a melanoma. She underwent immediate, extensive, hospital stays and surgeries, requiring over 2000 stitches, to remove her infected lymph system. His family's stress and domestic violence skyrocketed, increasing surprise beatings from his massive and powerful father. As is often the case with families in crisis, a predatory neighbor then targeted and sexually molested Matt who, after almost four years of experiencing hell on earth with trauma and related mental health issues, transcended his bad childhood and the death of his young mom with exceptional counseling, growth, faith, teamwork, and leadership. He has dedicated over twenty-five years of consulting to helping global clients embrace healthy management practices to thrive. Bullying has been a major topic for Matt in his  global consulting practice which is all about building thriving cultures with healthy leadership skills. Some of the poignant bullying cases he addresses were released in a book "Successful Leaders Aren't Bullies" last September.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2044

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

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

Special guest Tracy Fricke
Wednesday
01/02/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tracy Fricke from Springfield, Illinois, a returning NAASCA family member who has a new non profit effort, 'I Am A Survivor Photography' which is spreading awareness of child abuse. Tracy describes the mission as, "my very own passion project filled with unique and engaging content. Explore my site and all that I have to offer. Perhaps 'I Am A Survivor Photography' will give you the opportunity to share your story of child abuse through photography." Tracy certainly knows the topic. Her biological father was a paranoid schizophrenic and her real mom was always physically sick. Tracy herself struggled with disassociation. She says, "I survived and I fight everyday to be the best I know how." Tracy says she's not like other people and probably never will be. But she's getting better. "I can stand within a group of people without feeling overwhelmed. I have better self esteem and discontinue allowing the wrong people around me. I feel comfortable setting proper boundaries, with being a normal mom who understand the right thing, and most importantly know how to love myself." She moves slowly. "I am a mother to 3 wonderful daughters. I never wanted kids because I felt like I would be bad for them but it turns out I am not too bad. I have made mistakes and bad choices and I struggle everyday to keep going on." Tracy's journey is far from over. "Rarely do I make any contact mentally with my childhood for fear of visiting a place that I am not mentally or physically able handle. My list of therapists have tried to help, I presume. But when it gets tough, I quit. The few times that I really tried to connect, it almost broke me emotionally and the fear is real."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2042

Looking forward to progress in our recovery this year

-- New Years Day --
Tuesday
01/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
New Years Day ~~ "Looking forward to progress in our recovery this year" ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related gifts of our family, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our 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. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.

 
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