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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 - 2020 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2340

Special guest ?
Friday
02/21/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2339

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

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

Special guest Dona Dovie
Wednesday
02/19/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dona Dovie from Babylon, Long Island, NY, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a trauma informed and sensitive Yoga teacher. Dona also serves the Northeast Region as a NAASCA Ambassador At Large. She describes herself as a 'Warrior for Women' and says she's on a journey with no end in sight! "I'm all about living life passionately and authentically," she says. "I thrive in love, refuse to limit pleasure, and follow my bliss no matter how much trouble it causes."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2337

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

Special guest ?
Monday
02/17/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2335

Special guest ?
Friday
02/14/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2334

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

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

Special guest ?
Wednesday
02/12/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2332

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Linda Olson - Child Domestic Abuse (CDV) survivor - Clinical Psychologist
Tuesday
02/11/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Linda Olson, from Atlanta, GA. She grew up with childhood domestic violence (CDV) and, for over 30 years, has been a licensed clinical psychologist, and a CDV victims' advocate, specializing in helping women, children, couples, and families who witnessed domestic violence heal from anxiety, depression, and trauma. CDV, the impact experienced by children who grow up in a household where there is domestic violence, is a devastating crisis that affects one billion people around the globe and, at the same time, is an issue that is rarely mentioned by the news media. Be sure to check out her ProjectHopeBear.org! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2331

Special guest ?
Monday
02/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2330

Special guest Onyx King
Friday
02/07/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Onyx King from Fort Worth, Texas, a survivor of horrible sexual, physical and emotional child abuse. Hers is  a voice crying out for all the children who can't. "Before child sex trafficking became a popular cause," she says, "African American kids had been suffering for decades. My mother sold my body over and over." Onyx is right. The issue of the trafficking of children has become a topic that's discussed fairly openly in today's media and society.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2329

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
02/06/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2328

Special guest ?
Wednesday
02/05/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2327

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Carlotta Taylor, Foster Care / Law Enforcement
Tuesday
02/04/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Carlotta Taylor from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. After searching for her purpose for years, she learned it was to share her story and inspire others who may be going through what she endured. In her debut book, 'No More Flinching', Carlotta outlines five key steps to overcoming adversity. A former homicide detective, child protection detective, and former federal officer, with over 15 years law enforcement experience, she knew she had to use her knowledge and wisdom to effect greater change in and around the community. She's the founder of 'Somebody Step In', a non-profit for foster children, teens and young adults ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2326

Special guest Christina Marie
Monday
02/03/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christina Marie from Doniphan, Missouri, a former foster child (foster alumni) who is a survivor of sexual and physical abused. "I would love to share my story," she writes, "for advocacy and inspiration for others .. that you can survive such tragedy and trauma and have a positive life as I am doing." Christina goes on, "I believe in such tragedy that a positive outcome can happen. And that I can help other people in many ways."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2325

Special guest Joe Potosi
Friday
01/31/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joe Potosi, from Dubuque, Iowa, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse survivor, minister, and author of the book 'When The Dust Settled.' When he was 3 years old  Joe's father abandoned the family. Over the next 15 years of his life his mother and step-father used drugs and alcohol, had a turbulent on-again-off-again relationship, and were both physically and emotionally abusive to him.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2324

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder - 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
01/30/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and the tools by which he's recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal from child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2323

Special guest Arthur Crowell
Wednesday
01/29/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Arthur Crowell from Minnetonka, Minnesota. He was born into a family that was plagued by abuse and tragedy. He writes, "The three generations prior to my birth has nearly every Hollywood story represented in history, from severe sexual abuse, to drug and prostitution racketeering, cults, witness protection and more." Now Arthur is an activist, and has  started a campaign to reform Family Courts .. a bill to put in front of legislators. "It is the protection and supervision of hostile and detrimental environments that the court system is completely unequipped to handle."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2322

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
01/28/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survior-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2321

Special guest ?
Monday
01/27/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2320

Special guest Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff
Friday
01/24/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timothy 'Ryzer' Poff from Easton, Pennsylvania, Commander and Chapter Leader of the Easton Guardian Angels. 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."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2319

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
01/23/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. Learning about and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2318

Special guest Esther Laiacona
Wednesday
01/22/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Esther Laiacona from Boston, Massachusetts, a survivor of child abuse who ran away from home at 11 years old. "I have story after story but what I think is more important," she says, "is how I am who I am today and who I have been. How did I overcome all of it? How did I not kill myself, and how do I become more and more whole each day?" Esther is 'living her dream' on Martha's Vineyard. She empowers and inspires individuals to create what they want, and lights a path for them to begin their journey, re-writing their personal story to create the life they deserve.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2317

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
01/21/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Sharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels. Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps; a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer support group.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2316

Special guest Nicole Moehring
Monday
01/20/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Moehring from Medina, Ohio, the mother of 2 children who are survivors of sexual abuse. "My son is autistic and we have had a long road with the criminal case," she writes. "In addition, I am the survivor of domestic, emotional, verbal, psychological, mental, financial and physical abuse." Nicole explains that last year, she and her 16 year old daughter, Maci, founded a non profit Voices of Change 2018.' The mission is to advocate, education and empower others about abuse. "I began writing my first book last year and hope to have it published by the end of this year!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2315

Special guest Sharonda Hankins Davis
Friday
01/17/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sharonda Hankins Davis from Bolivia, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse who grew up one of the youngest kids in a large family of 14 siblings. Her father was very strict, and they were beaten with a water hose. "My [sexual] abuse started when I was in the 3rd grade," she says. "My abusers would wake me up throughout the night. I would often have nightmares and was unable to sleep." Sharonda's house had only one bathroom, so there was no privacy when it came to baths. The door was unlocked, and anyone could enter at any time. She remembers seeing her brother fondling her sister. Sharonda's presence didn't stop him; in fact, he smiled. She relates, “I grew up very angry, afraid, bitter, cyclical, hating ALL my abusers .. and constantly triggered. I had too many failed relationships and attempted suicide several times. To add insult to injury, I was bullied by my abusers. When we did tell about the abuse, nothing was done to stop or prevent it. My Mother closed her eyes to it all. I wanted so bad for her to acknowledge what happened for closure, but she never did. I hated her for many years. However, by God's amazing Grace, I forgave her and my abusers (so glad I did, she passed away Tuesday before Mother's Day 7 months ago).” Sharonda married her high school sweetheart when they were 22 years old. They separated 5 months later and divorced for 4 years. They got back together and remarried. Sharonda continues, “Here we are today 21 years later. Billy saw me at my lowest point and loved me through my worst times. I am a chosen vessel God is using to help others who have been abused. I openly and unashamedly share my story because someone needs to know they too can overcome, love and be loved."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2314

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
01/16/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2313

Special guest Barbara Joy Hansen
Wednesday
01/15/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a returning NAASCA family member and a survivor of sexual abuse. As a very young child, she was violated by her grandfather. Victimized from age two, she was eight when the abuse stopped. Three years later at a Christian camp, a trusted youth pastor molested her and others. Bobbie Joy relates, “My life was forever changed by the abuse of two people who should have loved and protected me, and not harmed me!” Living with the secret caused PTSD and much pain in Bobbie Joy's life. In her book, Listen to the Cry of the Child, she shares her journey out of shameful silence. “When you are abused, you are repeatedly told not to tell,” she says. Bits of her memory were blocked; she experienced shame, low self-esteem and delayed physical maturation in her teens. As a child she was intensely shy, quiet, very trusting, withdrawn and extremely vulnerable. As an adult her anger turned inward, and she felt alone and silenced. She struggled with infertility, postpartum depression and marriage betrayal. She suffered in silence for 40 years, until she could keep the secret hidden no longer. Her path to healing came as she acknowledged her pain and anger, asked God for help, and eventually came to embrace forgiveness. No longer a victim, she considers herself a “victorious survivor.” She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, and she facilitates a survivors' support group called Beauty Out of Ashes . She speaks worldwide to give awareness and hope to other survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2312

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Linda Olson - Child Domestic Abuse (CDV) survivor - Clinical Psychologist
Tuesday
01/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Linda Olson, from Atlanta, GA. She grew up with childhood domestic violence (CDV) and, for over 30 years, has been a licensed clinical psychologist, and a CDV victims' advocate, specializing in helping women, children, couples, and families who witnessed domestic violence heal from anxiety, depression, and trauma. CDV, the impact experienced by children who grow up in a household where there is domestic violence, is a devastating crisis that affects one billion people around the globe and, at the same time, is an issue that is rarely mentioned by the news media. Be sure to check out her ProjectHopeBear.org! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2311

Special guest Monica Boglin
Monday
01/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Monica writes, “My father was the primary abuser and an alcoholic, and my mother being a victim of spousal abuse inevitably became the classic enabler. The sexual abuse and molestation were from an older brother. I firmly believe that the upbringing of both parents, who were respectively abused and abandoned by their parents, hold no real awareness about their actions as they subsequently did to their own children what was done to them. They had no one to teach them to identify abuse and/or to ascertain that abuse is wrong. They further failed my siblings and especially my brother.” The onset of Lupus around age 29 caused Monica to realize she had to move past the pain. She came to a deep self-actualization that she needed to practice self-care in order to manage the disease. Research denotes that autoimmune diseases have been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica concludes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life, thus allowing me to accept the hurt but to be more focused on healing. I will have Lupus forever and I will bear the scars of abuse forever, but now as a symbol of strength and perseverance and no longer as shame, anger, or harm. I am professionally employed as a teacher in the adult career education sector. I am also completing a PhD in metaphysical science and counseling and I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2310

Special guests Rachel Grant & Ashley Easter
Friday
01/10/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant from San Francisco, California, a child abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. Rachel is a counselor and Sexual Abuse and Trauma Recovery Coach at Rachel Grant Coaching. Abused as a child by her grandfather, Rachel provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients, using coaching to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal. As Rachel says, "What you think, you create!" She brings a passionate belief that her clients do not have to remain trapped or confronted daily by the thoughts or behaviors that result from abuse. Her program, Beyond Surviving, has been designed to change the way we think about and heal from abuse. Rachel writes, "The Beyond Surviving program is based on what I have learned through my own journey of recovery from sexual abuse, my study of neuroscience, and my training in counseling psychology. We use my guidebook, Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse as the roadmap for our work." Rachel is joined tonight by Ashley Easter. The two are co-creating a women's retreat called Emerge, which will be happening in February. They explain, “The retreat is open to all women and is focused on unleashing your empowered self, whether or not you've experienced abuse. It's a great opportunity to receive empowering coaching from experienced coaches, practical tools they can take home with them to better their lives, and much-needed self-care and sisterhood time.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2309

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
01/09/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

Special guest Natasha Prosperi
Wednesday
01/08/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Natasha Prosperi from Houston, Texas, a survivor of child abuse at the hands of her uncles, a teacher and a coach. Natasha writes, “It was my paternal uncle, we were visiting his house on a vacation. I thought it was my fault, I was afraid of my dad. It was my teacher, I thought I was in love, but I was really looking for a paternal figure. It was my volleyball coach of 5 years, he called me to his room to discuss the strategy for the game that night, he started giving me a massage. I thought it was my fault for letting him touch me. It was my maternal uncle who was a university professor. I went to his house because he was helping me with my graduate school applications. It Made Me Feel guilty, ashamed, dirty, mature for my age, alone. I became very aggressive, irritable, prepotent, perfectionist. I closed up and built walls around myself. I didn't like to feel vulnerable with anyone. I never cried. I repressed my emotions. I told nobody. It took me 31 years to tell someone.” Natasha eventually told her husband, her parents, her siblings, close friends and some extended family members. She continues, “some offered me support, others didn't and they got in my abuser's side. Then I told EVERYONE, I wrote and published a memoir, … it is really important to be able to tell your story, because the secrecy only benefits the abuser.” She attributes her survival to “old fashion therapy and the support of my husband, kids, siblings, parents and close friends.” Natasha is now spending her life with the love her life, her husband of 20 years, and her 3 kids. She says she is reinventing herself.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Carlotta Taylor, Foster Care / Law Enforcement
Tuesday
01/07/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Carlotta Taylor from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. After searching for her purpose for years, she learned it was to share her story and inspire others who may be going through what she endured. In her debut book, 'No More Flinching', Carlotta outlines five key steps to overcoming adversity. A former homicide detective, child protection detective, and former federal officer, with over 15 years law enforcement experience, she knew she had to use her knowledge and wisdom to effect greater change in and around the community. She's the founder of 'Somebody Step In', a non-profit for foster children, teens and young adults. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Molly Skye Brown
Monday
01/06/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Molly Skye Brown from Orlando, Florida, a survivor as a child of abandonment, abduction, rape, sexual violence and manipulation, psychological abuse and emotional abuse. The manifestations of this trauma led to food and substance addictions, body dysmorphia (a mental disorder in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance), suicide attempts, divorce, an extramarital affair, estrangement and complete loss of self as well as her faith in a loving God. She brings her exquisite personal “light” humor to every dark shadow from her past, enlightening her audiences that humor can greatly help transcend even the darkest and most shameful of secrets. Her work has not only shifted her own debilitating PTSD symptoms and repeated suicide attempts but has helped the hundreds of survivors she divinely encounters and coaches. She shares her stories openly and bravely to bring light to those still silently suffering, be it speaking publicly or coaching privately. Her mission, also, is to educate innocent and naïve children on “Not So Stranger Danger” as her assailants were never strangers. Molly sums up her recovery in her own unique style: “My focus is Healing, Growing and Thriving: Healing our wounds and shitty programming .. Growing in limitless knowledge .. Thriving in passionate entrepreneurship. I am a trauma survivor, a glorious Being of the Divine and have been a successful and thriving entrepreneur for the last 13 years. In 2015, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening. I'd like to share everything I have learned that has empowered the CRAP out of me and changed my life for the best.”
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Special guest Joann Brown
Friday
01/03/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joann Brown from Ohio, a grandmother of two abused children who helped save them from their situation. Imagine a grandmother's horror at finding out that her own son and his wife have been physically abusing their two children – her grandchildren. Joann immediately started building a case – complete with pictures – recording all marks of abuse on her young grandchildren's bodies. The abuse included being bitten, repeatedly hit in the head (sometimes with a hammer), suffering major bruising, being hit in the knee with dog chains causing infection, and other atrocities. The young boy was hit so hard that he had a skull fracture, dizziness, and drainage from his ears; but it took his parents – Joann's son and daughter-in-law – 3 days to get the boy to the hospital. Joann was not allowed to see the boy in the hospital. Eventually, Joann was able to gain custody of her two grandchildren. As Joann relates, “I had custody of my grandkids … for years and so I told my lawyer I wanted to adopt them; and I got adoption the 7th of November. We are a big happy family now the abuse is over for them, and we are in counseling and more over this. I don't have anything to do with my oldest son who abused my grandkids.” Joann now sees to it that the two grandchildren are safe in her loving home and are getting the counseling they need to deal with their trauma.  This grandmother's tenacity to rescue her grandchildren from that brutal abuse provides an opportunity for Joann and NAASCA to speak of the important role each of us can play in intervening for abused children everywhere!
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/02/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2303

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

 
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