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"Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) talk shows - 8pm EST
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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 - 2022 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2850

Special guest ?
Friday
02/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2849

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
02/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2848

Special guest ?
Wednesday
02/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2847

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Tina Medina, councilor and author
Tuesday
02/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas, sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "The journey to sexual abuse recovery is all about taking tiny steps to release pent up feelings," Tina explains. For her, the spiritual aspect of inner healing is crucial for her full recovery. "My spirit is the essence of me and it needed to be healed in order for me to be creative and fulfilled. Walking those baby steps are huge healing steps because it is our version of walking on water. What was once thought to be impossible is now very much attainable. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2846

Special guest ?
Monday
01/31/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2845

Special guest ?
Friday
01/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2844

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Nissi Hamilton - coach, foster care, human trafficking
Thursday
01/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Nissi Hamilton from Houston, Texas, was born to an adolescent mother who had herself been sexually trafficked by extended family members from 11 to 13. "When I was born I was left in the hospital," she says. "Where I was born is still a mystery to me still to this day." In foster care Nissi was abused starting at 14. "I was considered aged out foster care," she reports. "I lived in an empty apartment owned by housing authorities until I was officially kicked off of the property. At 15, I was homeless, no family, no food, no shelter and no one to call mom." But, "Today, I am a proud activist, motivational speaker, coach and life style influencer." Nissi goes on, "I teach young girls and woman how to not come into agreement with the spirit of poverty. Human trafficking is a type of poverty that requires a demonic contract." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2843

Special guest ?
Wednesday
01/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2842

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
01/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2841

Special guest - general discussion
Monday
01/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2840

Special guest Trish Valleys
Friday
01/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest Trish Valleys is joining us from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, although she usually lives in Spain on the Costa del Sol. "Trish Valleys is my pen name," she says. "I was adopted as a child in the UK and much of my early trauma and loss was when I was pre verbal. From hypnosis and different therapies, (I have spent years on self development and dealing with these memories and feelings), it has been established that I have suffered several types of abuse." Trish goes on, "The biggest impact and damage has been from the emotional and psychological damage I suffered growing up. This also led to my adult behaviors of trying to please, being overly compliant and wanting to be loved." But she, like many of us, felt unworthy. This sense of herself inevitably followed through to an abusive marriage with a man she suspects was a narcissist. "It took many years before I got the strength together to leave and yet more to recover." Trish has just written a book about her experience, 'Without Prejudice?'. She wanted it to be a validation of her life, and offer some support to others who are on the same journey. "I am now understanding how early trauma and abuse has such an enormous impact on our later life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2839

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
01/20/2022
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, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from 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. A four day online workshop will be held in October. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2838

Special guest Karen Leitzell
Wednesday
01/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Karen Leitzell from Silicon Valley, California, whose mother and aunts were abused by the men in their childhood home, after the girls lost their mother to breast cancer. "My mother suffered greatly and found solace in drinking until I was 19 when she entered AA. She was a very controlled alcoholic and dutiful mother. But she was profoundly broken and suffered deeply from her childhood abuse." She goes on, "In 2009, I began an endless quest to understand childhood abuse when it became apparent that one of my sons was suffering greatly with intrusive thoughts and bouts of depression."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2837

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin
Tuesday
01/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her predictors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "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.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2836

Special guest Pastor Deborah  Schleich
Monday
01/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pastor Deborah Schleich from Florida, a survivor, minister, pastor, and therapist. She's a long time NAASCA family member who volunteers to lead a monthly SCAN Q & A open discussion radio show. Pastor Deborah grew up all over the world in a military family. Her her mother was mentally ill. She now is living in Pensacola, Florida, and is, of course, a hyphenate, a survivor and professional. Trained in 'Agape Love Is Here' ministry, mental health, and working with substance abuse patients, Deborah is also 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 or 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. She believes in working with the other professions to accomplish a TOTAL healing for the person. She blogs daily and has been developing the Church's YouTube Channel for world wide encouragement, teaching, deliverance and healing. Pastor Deborah believes everyone is valuable and an undeveloped leader/minister. She volunteers in the community with many Community Organizations as a pastor. She has had years of ministry with and to those who are suffering from religious abuse, cult abuse, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, gang membership, heavy metal, gothic lifestyles, and with those who are experiencing gender issues, and suicide. She works with the lonely and abandoned .. those left behind. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2835

Special guest Teresa Strong-Myrick
Friday
01/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Strong-Myrick from St. Petersburg, Florida, a survivor of violent, sexual and emotional abuse. The abuse last all through her childhood. Teresa is now an author, speaker and Life Coach. "I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching," she says. "I started addressing the results of my trauma in my 20's. I had moments when I thought I was good and finished with healing (Ha!) only to learn that it is an ongoing process. I am now building my Coaching business."  My father was murdered by his best friend when I was about 2 years old. He died in my mom's arms. She subsequently got involved with my brother's father who was abusive. Every Friday there would be a physical fight, resulting in me and my brother huddled up in the corner of an adjacent room listening to the bumps, thumps, mumbles and grunts. This went on for 10 years. My mom finally had enough and put him out! She did not look back. We had a bit of a break until she met her next boyfriend. He touched and rubbed up on me inappropriately from my middle school to high school years. Currently I'm in a 13-year marriage, the mother of 3 boys (two adults, one teen), an author, speaker and Life Coach. I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching. My motto:” Be good to you, so that you can be good to others.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2834

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Thursday
01/13/2022
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 Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2833

Special guest Wanda Marie Chandler
Wednesday
01/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Wanda Marie Chandler from Orlando, Florida, an a buse survivor and author of the book 'Diamonds In The Rough', a compilation of healing and deliverance testimonies and stories about women who were used, abuse, and cast aside by the family and friends. She hopes to bring young girls and women back from the brink of darkness. Wanda is the 9th of 10 children born to Sylvion and Pastor Margaret Keith, both of whom are deceased, born and partially raised in the United States Virgin Island and finished growing up in Orlando, Florida. Wanda has a string of stories of early abuse. "I woke up from my sleep and the act was taking place," she explains. "The person is unknown to me because I kept my eyes shut." Later abuses came through her older brother and sister at different times, he at the beach and she at their house. Another early abuse involves the family across the street. "I don't know how I got over to the house, but I was surrounded by adults whose faces I can't recall .. only their feet." She goes on, "By the time I hit 12 I was sexually active." Her story is one of strength and overcoming. Wanda is the mother of 5. Having given birth at 13 to her first child and unable to raise the baby, he was placed up for adoption. “I was called by GOD," she explains, "to feed his sheep and through my testimony, I am an overcomer, a conqueror; strong and resilient, words used to describe what I became after GOD pulled me out and through. I owe it all to GOD, I give him the Glory for what HE did, done and continues to do. I look forward to sharing my testimony so that one may overcome by the word. AMEN!”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2832

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
01/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2831

Special guest - general discussion
Monday
01/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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General discussion show - all about NAASCA.

-- panelists described, and were critical of, NAASCA's tools, programs, services -
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2830

Special guest Monica Boglin
Friday
01/07/2022
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." Monica has now completed a Master's degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in  the same field. "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) - 2829

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2828

Special guest James Carey
Wednesday
01/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is James Carey from Ireland, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. James was raised in a family of genocidal psychopaths, who he tells us ran the Irish government. He was sexually abused throughout his entire childhood, and will be discussing his story of trauma, betrayal and the power of overcoming. His is a fascinating story of endurance, resiliency and hope. ~~~ There are many different forms of trauma that occur after child abuse. Both severe sexual assaults and extreme violent behavior can be devastating to the child as he / she grows, and may become emotional trauma of the type our guest is speaking. NAASCA certainly wants to acknowledge our commitment to all childhood traumas, which is evident in the first half of NAASCA's mission statement: 1) educating the public, especially as related to helping society get over its taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse (CSA), presenting facts showing child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and 2) offering hope and 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. Cases as extreme as James' will likely require years of therapy to work the symptoms out, and NAASCA recommends one seek out psychologists who devote themselves to helping patients come to terms with their trauma. Then again its not an easy thing from which to heal, and there will be benefits using various tools and techniques, including psychiatry early on and spirituality later. Meeting in group settings is also recommended.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2827

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Tina Medina, councilor and author
Tuesday
01/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas, sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "The journey to sexual abuse recovery is all about taking tiny steps to release pent up feelings," Tina explains. For her, the spiritual aspect of inner healing is crucial for her full recovery. "My spirit is the essence of me and it needed to be healed in order for me to be creative and fulfilled. Walking those baby steps are huge healing steps because it is our version of walking on water. What was once thought to be impossible is now very much attainable. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2826

Special guest Michael Walker
Monday
01/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michael Walter from Scottsdale, Arizona, a child abuse survivor and author. Michael shares, “My childhood was framed and formed by abuse. I was sexually assaulted by both parents beginning at the age of 5 and it continued until I was an early teen. Beatings were common. I was often hit with an open hand, backhand, leather belt, any item that was in easy reach. Psychologically, I was stripped of any sense of worth. I was subjected to hours of interrogations until I would collapse from exhaustion. I ran away from home on multiple occasions and attempted suicide several times.” Of his new book 'Stolen Innocence: A Childhood Lost', Michael relates,  “I decided, over a decade ago, to put my experience down on paper. At first it was about therapy. For so many years I was tormented by the memories and I struggled to face them. Putting them down in written word forced me to, in a way, confront them face-to-face.” Michael wrote scores of pages. When it became too overwhelming, he placed all the pages at the bottom of his clothes drawer. Months later, he found the pages, read them, and started typing. Michael continues, “I began to think about others who have been abused. I thought of those being abused at that very moment. For two years, I typed those pages. As I began to know that my story could help others. I began to edit the words and decided to condense my story into a few incidents. To make a difference in someone else's life, I did not want to overwhelm them. I wanted to let them know, by describing a few of the things that had happened to me, they could feel as I was someone who could relate to what they had been through.”

 
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