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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 - 2023 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3130

Special guest ?
Friday
03/03/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3129

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
03/02/2023
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 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. ~~ 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) - 3128

Special guest ?
Wednesday
03/01/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3127

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist Deborah Schleich -
Tuesday
02/28/20
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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 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) - 3126

Special guest ?
Monday
02/27/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3125

Special guest ?
Friday
02/24/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3124

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Thursday
02/23/2023
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 Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her preditors 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) - 3123

Special guest ?
Wednesday
02/22/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3122

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White - anti bullying & DV advocate
Tuesday
02/21/2023
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 is Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "In 6th grade I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power. ~~ 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) - 3121

Special guest ?
Monday
02/20/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3120

Special guest LaQuisha Hall
Friday
02/17/2023
Tonight's special guest is LaQuisha Hall from ???

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3119

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
02/16/2023
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 is 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. 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.” Visit his web site: 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) - 3118

Special guest ?
Wednesday
02/15/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3117

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
02/14/20
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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 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) - 3116

Special guest ?
Monday
02/13/2023
Not yet booked.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3115

Special guest Donna Bulatowicz
Friday
02/10/2023
Tonight's special guest is Donna Bulatowicz from Billings, Montana. "I was a shy, sweet, sensitive child," she says, "who loved learning and teaching. My favorite pretend play was 'school', where I was the teacher. I loved school, but that changed one year." All of the upper elementary teachers were new to the school that year, she reports. "My new teacher told me I was the prettiest little girl she'd ever seen, and she kept touching my body, even though I pulled away from her every time. I had no idea she was grooming me." Understandably she was deeply uncomfortable, and afraid. "That year, she molested me hundreds of times." Donna reported her the following year. The police said a woman wouldn't molest a girl, and they did not do the investigation they should have. She was devastated. "My parents put me in therapy, but there was so much my abuser did that I couldn't articulate as a child. I started shoving down the memories of the abuse any time they came up. I spent my teenage years in survival mode." The family moved far away at 19 years old, and Donna stopped wanting to be a teacher for a while. "But when I was in college, I decided I wouldn't let my abuser take anything else from me, and I chose to pursue my dream. I became a teacher. And I kept shoving down the memories of the abuse any time they appeared, which was rarely. I had buried myself in work--easy to do as a teacher." But she loved her career. "Eventually, I earned my Ph.D. and started teaching preservice teachers." Traumatic memories often returned. "About six months ago, I started having extremely realistic dreams about my abuser. I realized that I still needed to heal. I am facing all that she did to me and the damage she caused." Donna says, "I hope to help others through education and workshops."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3114

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Synova Cantrell - author, speaker, NLP Life Coach
Thursday
02/09/2023
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 Synova Cantrell from Missouri, an Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Coach and a Life-Long Seeker of Knowledge & Wisdom. After a decade in the world of true crime & victim advocacy, Synova has taken her 10,000 hours of study and entered the self help field. Synova's a certified NLP Life Coach through the American Union of NLP. She's also the owner of Synova's Simply Biz author coaching service and an award-winning crime writer with over 300 cases under her belt. One of her books was even endorsed by a retired FBI Agent! To top it all off, a flag was flown over the Capitol in Washington D.C. to honor her cold case work!!! Now, Synova is using her study and experience to inspire, motivate and educate her audience. Synova's life coaching includes elements of NLP, practical psychology, ancient principles, and biochemistry. You can live a more abundant life and enjoy the journey! ~~ 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) - 3113

Special guest John DiGirolamo
Wednesday
02/08/2023
Tonight's special guest is John DiGirolamo from Buena Vista, Colorado. His third book, 'It's Not About the Predator', is a practical 30-page guide for parents about the dangers of on-line predators. The previous work, It's Not About the Sex', features true stories of human trafficking so that ordinary citizens will become more aware about how this problem occurs under the radar in our society. John is a critically acclaimed author, speaker and anti-human trafficking advocate. He wrote these books because he believes that human trafficking is one of the most underreported issues of our day, that cuts across all economic, social, racial and political boundaries. He focuses on stories from rural and suburban America, seeking to shine a light on and create awareness of the evils of human trafficking. These stories of human trafficking profile different perspectives: an advocate, a law enforcement officer, a survivor and a brothel madam. The last chapter details what ordinary people can do and tips for parents. The various circumstances detailed are based on real-life experiences and are all too common. Unfortunately, human trafficking is pervasive throughout this country and throughout the world. The personal accounts in this book are based on actual events and provide an authentic glimpse into the evil hiding in plain sight within our neighborhoods. John's previous book, 'It's Not About the Badge', profiles the human side of policing, featuring rural officers. Police officers reveal a day on the job they'll never forget. The book features compelling personal and professional stories of small-town police officers and has a 5-star rating on Amazon.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3112

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
02/07/2023
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 is Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. At 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community.~~ 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) - 3111

Special guest Beth Donahue
Monday
02/06/2023
Tonight's special guest is Beth Donahue from Port Richey, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who's both a survivor and an activist. She'll be catching us up with any number of things she's been doing over the last year or so. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." Beth has told us she has taken a copy of a bill from 'Protect Mass Children' to Washington, DC, to pass stronger laws to protect children from sexual predators and to educate the community on how to defend themselves from sexual predators, to end childhood sexual abuse and to be a voice for the victims. Many involved are survivors or victims of abuse and know firsthand the devastating effects sexual abuse has on victims and their families. Beth herself is a survivor who was sexually abused by 3 men as a child, but she's been an advocate for children most of her adult life. "I was involved with helping start the organization The Innocence Revolution," Beth reminds us, letting us know she's going to be starting it back up. But she's even doing more. "I'm going to try and get the NFL to do a day for us," she says! Beth's paid a price because of her advocacy, too. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." We're delighted to have her back on the show!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3110

Special guest Chisara Okehi
Friday
02/03/2023
Tonight's special guest is Chisara Okehi from Fairfield, California, a child abuse survivor, social worker and author who says, "I am here to educate, empower and encourage others to heal from childhood trauma." Chisara believes no one should be stigmatized for having mental illness and that society should provide treatment. Chisara and her siblings were kidnapped from Nigeria and taken to the US by their mentally ill mother, an act that would take a life-altering toll on her life. Family and society stigmatized, ignored, cast her mother aside because of her mental illness, when really she needed help. Her book 'I Need Help' crystalizes Chisara's struggles with being raised by a mother with untreated mental illness, and it highlights the need for an open discussion in the Nigerian and African American communities. Her own family dysfunction led to a career as a Child Protection Investigator, advocating protection, love, compassion for abused and neglected children. She advocates for people living with mental illness, works to de-stigmatization the dysfunction, and provides treatment so people can heal. Chisara is now an accomplished professional social worker with years of experience in the healing and mental health profession. She has identified common themes related to trauma (and stigma) faced by people with mental illness. Chisara continues discussions about thought-provoking topics on childhood trauma, stigmatization, mental health, grief, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. She loves working with children, teens, women, couples and families.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3109

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
02/02/2023
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 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. ~~ 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) - 3108

Special guest Gerard Edwards
Wednesday
02/01/2023
Tonight's special guest is Gerard Edwards from Tampa, Florida. He was sexual abused by both females and males. "Childhood trauma is hard to discuss especially when it happened multiple times," he says. Gerard was molested by a female babysitter for 2 years between the ages of 5 and 7. Then he was assaulted again in the second grade at age 8 by a family member. "I struggled with anger and struggle with my identity for years, Gerard reports. "I felt disgusted, unloved, and neglected." These feelings are shared by many child abuse survivors as are misplaced thoughts about being responsible and shamed by having experience abuse. But the blame ALWAYS belongs to the adult involved, never the innocent child. "For years I blamed my mother for the incidents," he says, "because I felt she failed to protect me." Gerard says that having his innocence taken at such a young age was devastating. "I learned that forgiveness is the best solution for me." For many this is a big part of their healing and recovery from child abuse. "Now, I have become a loving husband and father. Going through those experiences pushed me to be someone that is willing to speak out against child abuse and one day become an advocate. I now have a bachelors of arts in psychology. Psychology is a field that best suits me because it provides an opportunity to give back and help those who struggle mentally and emotionally." We'd love Gerard to engage with NAASCA as a volunteer. There's a LOT to do!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3107

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery, CSA by clergy
Tuesday
01/31/20
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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 four 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. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3106

Special guest Julie-Anne Grace
Monday
01/30/2023
Tonight's special guest is Julie-Anne Grace from the UK, a child abuse survivor and musician. Born into a violent, abusive and religious cult-like environment, Julie-Anne suffered the pain and trauma of physical, sexual and emotional abuse as a child. Singing became an escape and she would often climb into her room closet and sing. Leaving home at just sixteen, she had always felt unloved and unvalued which left her trying to 'get' love from intimate relationships which in turn left her susceptible to abuse as an adult. It wasn't too long before Julie-Anne found herself leaving a narcissistically abusive marriage. She lost everything – her home, work and family - and was brought to her knees. Interested in personal development and healing from a young age, it was then that Julie-Anne realized that this time she needed to heal from the inside out. She became willing to take radical responsibility to heal herself, feeling all of her feelings, releasing her trauma and loving herself back to health .. indeed giving herself the love she had never had. The more she did this, the more her life began to transform as she developed boundaries, supportive friendships, bought her own home and met the love of her life. Julie-Anne began writing songs about her experiences and healing journey to inspire others. She has now written and recorded two albums (visit her site: www.julie-annegrace.com). The first, 'Met by Grace', takes the listener on a journey from the darkness of abuse to the joy of loving yourself and being free. 'She Sings, She Soars' was written as a celebration of the human spirit and how we can not only survive abuse, but can really live our dreams and create the lives with the love we truly deserve. Her message is that there is love after pain and hope after despair.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3105

Special guest Natasha (Tasha) Elliott
Friday
01/27/2023
Tonight's special guest is Natasha 'Tasha' Elliott from Owings Mills, Maryland, a Sexual Trauma Life Coach to women who were sexually abused as a child by their biological fathers, who values uniqueness, happiness, and a purpose driven life. As a survivor, Tasha brings unique perspectives gained from her experience to women still struggling to heal from the pain and empower them to unleash their untapped power, locked deep in their souls. Using real-world examples, and her LIST METHOD™ Tasha sheds light on how the strength each woman has can positively give her the transformation of a lifetime. Tasha learned the value of transformation at an early age growing up enduring emotional, physical and sexual abuse in New Orleans, LA, as the second of five children in a 2-parent home. Tasha's dedication, hard work, and determination to avoid a life of drug/alcohol abuse, prostitution, and unhealthy relationships inspired her to create a permanent solution to ensure she doesn't fall into the status quo of abuse victims. Tasha's unique perspective on trauma has made her the leading expert on Total Healing from Biological Father daughter sexual abuse. Tasha knows that Father-Daughter Sexual abuse is the #1 form of child abuse and that transformation is a journey, not simply a destination. This perspective inspired her to specialize in teaching, motivating, and inspiring the millions of women in the world who experienced childhood sexual abuse by their fathers.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3104

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Thursday
01/26/2023
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 Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her preditors 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) - 3103

TOPIC Driven - general discussion
Wednesday
01/25/2023
General discussion show - all about NAASCA. Those who call in will form a panel who'll describe, and be critical of, NAASCA's tools, programs, services. Just call in to participate or to suggest a topic !! ~~ (646) 595-2118 ~~ 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.

MISSION:
We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so with only two goals:

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

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
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3102

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
01/24/2023
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 is 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.
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Special guest Tambry Harris
Monday
01/23/2023
Tonight's special guest is Tambry Harris from Charlotte, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. The author of 'Awakening the Light: A Survivors to Thrivers Going-Forward Story', her goals included guiding survivors of abuse and trauma to find strength and freedom by examining limiting beliefs and claiming a Going-Forward Story that leads to a whole-hearted, meaningful life. “I was a woman wrapped in the image of having it all together," she says, "with a successful career, beautiful daughter, and seemingly happy marriage. Then a sudden panic attack became my wake-up call that my life was not 'perfect.' Years of peeling back the painful layers revealed what I had suppressed for decades - I was a victim of childhood sexual abuse." She goes on, "My family allowed my abuser ample access starting when I was five years old. The sense of not being seen during these violations led to a deep sense of unworthiness. Years were spent understanding and accepting the impact this abuse had on my life choices and my beliefs about myself, including marrying two abusers." Tambry's twenty years of coaching and eight years of spiritual direction translate into her work with the Going Forward: Survivors to Thrivers (GFS2T) organization. She believes as we make our wounds visible and available, they can be of service to the healing of others. Her story of wounding, struggle, and healing encourages survivors to understand their limiting beliefs, examine unhealthy patterns, and claim their going-forward stories.
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Special guest Fatma Ibrahim
Friday
01/20/2023
Tonight's special guest is Fatma Ibrahim from Egypt, a child abuse survivor and author. She'll tell her story and talk about an upcoming art production on the impact of child sexual where she seeks contributions from survivors across the globe. Fatima tells us that she remembers very little of her actual child abuse, having recovered little tidbits in late 2018. "As a child, I always felt out of place, not wanted, ugly, that there was something inherently wrong with me," she says. "I would spend most of my time reading and forming my own inner world. I experimented in changing my state of being in different ways – from extreme shyness to aggression to social butterfly." She started developing lots of chronic illnesses, becoming a people pleaser and a workaholic. "I was a master attractor of abuse from some bosses, friends and even healers. And the thing is, I could not even see the abuse if it screamed at me. I would feel some discomfort which I was incapable of defining, but didn't trust my feelings or my intuition." She asked herself, "Why was it I never wanted to be in a relationship?" She started working on identifying the abuse and how to deal with it; setting boundaries; recognizing her own needs; seeing her coping mechanisms; learning to trust her intuition. "I worked with different alternative therapists. Traditional ones never worked for me." Fatima says, "Just keep an open mind – many CSA survivors have little trust in anyone which can cloud our judgment when we first embark in healing. It's important not to isolate as well – which is something I tend to do but try to get out of." She concludes, "Now, I am learning to live. Before that I was surviving. And to live is still new for me."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
01/19/2023
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 is 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. 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.” Visit his web site: 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.
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Special guest Randy Burton
Wednesday
01/18/2023
Tonight's special guest is Randy Burton, a returning NAASCA family member from
Houston, Texas, an internationally recognized expert on child abuse and neglect and the founder of 'Justice for Children', a national child advocacy organization that provides pro bono legal services and social services to victims of abuse and neglect across the United States. The 'Justice for Children' call center helps when the child protection system fails to protect a child. The Pro Bono Legal program provides free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation, and the Court Watch program sends observers to courts in cases where a know abuser might be on the verge of obtaining custody or unsupervised visitation. 'Justice for Children' believes that every child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment. Child abuse is a crime and should be treated as such, costing American taxpayers more than $300 billion dollars a year. The primary focus of communities, child protective agencies, police and courts should be on the safety of the child rather than the rights of the parents. When a child reports being sexually molested or physically abused, the child should be protected until and unless the report is proven false and no child should be forced to spend unsupervised time with their abuser. Child protective agencies should be held accountable for negligent failure to protect children in their charge. Randy is a frequent author and lecturer on child abuse and criminal justice issues and has testified before Congress and numerous state legislative committees over the past 27 years.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White - anti bullying & DV advocate
Tuesday
01/17/20
23
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 Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "In 6th grade I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power. ~~ 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.
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Special guest Feather Berkower
Monday
01/16/2023
Tonight's special guest is Feather Berkower, M.S.W., a Child Sexual Assault Prevention Educator Specialist and author of a must-read parenting book, 'Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse!'. Feather is a longtime NAASCA family member who we've not heard from in some time. "I have a workshop on Jan. 21 and would love to let folks know about it," she said. So feel free to call in on this episode to ask questions and share situations with Feather. Using a community-based approach, she has trained well over 100,000 school children, parents and professionals! Her highly-regarded workshop, Parenting Safe Children, empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse. Feather has a way of making difficult topics less scary, and consistently impresses audiences with her knowledge, commitment, and warmth. Parenting Safe Children helped to inspire 'Off Limits,' a parenting book that will change the way you think about keeping kids safe. 'Off Limits' presents easy-to-follow guidelines for making children, homes, and communities off limits to child sexual abusers. Tonight we'll focus on the topic of adult responsibility in protecting children from sexual abuse. Feather says, "I see in my work repeatedly, prevention education focused on children and adults relying on children to protect themselves. It is my fervent belief that although kids can learn to protect themselves with important skills, ultimately it is up to adults to protect kids, not kids to protect themselves." Feather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master's of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She uses ZOOM and conducts media interviews, workshops, and private consultations throughout the United States regarding issues of child sexual abuse and safety.
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Special guest Sandra Holdorf
Friday
01/13/2023
Tonight's special guest is Sandra Holdorf from Ohio, an adult survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and mental abuse from an alcoholic parent. "When I was younger," she says, "people didn't really recognize the long lasting impact that mental abuse had on children. Physical abuse was recognized to a degree, but you still only heard about it in extreme cases." She goes on, "The sexual abuse I suffered was getting more and more invasive. My sister recognized that I had started suffering her same fate and came forward. Her strength caused an investigation and stopped the abused." But Sandra suffered physical and mental abuse throughout her childhood, too. "I was told I was stupid on a regular basis. I was told I was a pig and that I was going to have to start eating on the floor with the dog. I was hit with a belt so many times I can't count them. I was kicked in the head with steal-toed cowboy boots." The abuse she experienced at home was like a sign to others. "Once I spent the night at a friend's house." she explains. "Her brother (much older brother) took me out of the bed where I was sleeping up to his bedroom and did what he wanted." Drinking at an early age, Sandra spent much of her adult life as a raging alcoholic. "I've attempted suicide a couple of times. The last time ended in an inpatient stay at a psych hospital." The inpatient stay set off a chain reaction of medical care. "Issues with my physical health lead me to a university center for treatment for chronic stomach issues. This physician, my psychiatrist, and my therapist were all on the same page. My illnesses all stemmed back to childhood trauma." We're glad she's better now. Sandra's now looking into becoming a NAASCA volunteer!
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Synova Cantrell - author, speaker, NLP Life Coach
Thursday
01/12/2023
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 Synova Cantrell from Missouri, an Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Coach and a Life-Long Seeker of Knowledge & Wisdom. After a decade in the world of true crime & victim advocacy, Synova has taken her 10,000 hours of study and entered the self help field. Synova's a certified NLP Life Coach through the American Union of NLP. She's also the owner of Synova's Simply Biz author coaching service and an award-winning crime writer with over 300 cases under her belt. One of her books was even endorsed by a retired FBI Agent! To top it all off, a flag was flown over the Capitol in Washington D.C. to honor her cold case work!!! Now, Synova is using her study and experience to inspire, motivate and educate her audience. Synova's life coaching includes elements of NLP, practical psychology, ancient principles, and biochemistry. You can live a more abundant life and enjoy the journey! ~~ 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) - 3093

Special guest Sandy Phillips Kirkham
Wednesday
01/11/2023
Tonight's special guest is Sandy Phillips Kirkham from Cincinnati, Ohio, a clergy abuse survivor and author of the book 'Let Me PREY Upon You' that explains how a charismatic youth minister preyed upon her, a betrayal which left her broken, with a shattered faith, and the ultimate shame of being blamed and forced from the church she loved. From their very first meeting, the new youth minister slowly and methodically turned the sacred relationship of a trusted spiritual leader to one of abuse: sexual, emotional, and physical. When his actions were discovered, he was simply moved to another church, leaving Sandy to pay for his deeds. She was not his first victim, nor would she be his last. One of the greatest gift one can give to a victim of abuse is to allow us give words to our trauma. To allow us to be heard. We understand the topic is uncomfortable and may make you uneasy. Our healing comes when our pain is given a voice. "Soon after I began my own journey of healing from clergy abuse, came a need and a passion to speak out on the issue. Through the years, I've continually spoken to many groups and churches on the topic of prevention and met many courageous survivors." She explains, "I began to understand my story could have an impact." She goes on, "Writing the book was difficult at times, but I was motivated by this one thought, 'What would have changed for me had I heard someone's story of abuse during the time I was being abused?' The effort has been worthwhile. Her book has reached many survivors and won many awards. "I am humbled by this recognition but the emails and letters I receive from victims expressing their gratitude for me telling my story and giving them hope is the real recognition."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
01/10/2023
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 is 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.
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Special guest Edna Sailor
Monday
01/09/2023
Tonight's special guest is Edna Sailor from North Dakota, a child abuse survivor who was 71 years old when she published her first novel, 'Alfalfa Girl; the Path from Childhood Molestation to Soul'. She wrote the book at a time she was going through several life-threatening illnesses. Edna explains that the last few years have been, “a difficult time for me listening to the Corporate Moguls, Politicians and televangelists continue to pour out their disturbing comments about sexual assault.” Her book is fiction, but every sexual abuse incident depicted is based on a real crimes Edna witnessed was told directly about by another survivor. 'Alfalfa Girl' is the inner soul of the fictional teacher and mentor, Emily Sorenson, reflecting Edna, who goes through a painful but illuminating journey of self-discovery about the impact of debilitating and repeated child abuses. Edna herself is a survivor of five separate persons before the age of about 11. All her abusers were either relatives or close family friends. She was too fearful to tell about the abuse, and did not think anyone would believe her. In her adult life Edna spent thousands of dollars on therapy to deal with the feelings of worthlessness and dirtiness she lived with, and the 'bad girl' label she earned before seeking help. She was able to recover and earn three undergraduate degrees and a Masters degree while raising her three children (and six grandchildren). Edna says she'd wanted to write this book for 50 years, and now, in her 70s, she's outlived all her abusers. "I am so hoping my book can bring hope and encouragement to victims and survivors." She wants to educate families about the importance of  creating an environment where children feel free to disclose abuse.
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TOPIC Driven - general discussion
Friday
01/06/2023
General discussion show - all about NAASCA. Those who call in will form a panel who'll describe, and be critical of, NAASCA's tools, programs, services. Just call in to participate or to suggest a topic !! ~~ (646) 595-2118 ~~ 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.

MISSION:
We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so with only two goals:

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

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
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/05/2023
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 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. ~~ 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.
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Special guest Dale & Faith Ingraham
Wednesday
01/04/2023
Tonight's special guests are Dale & Faith Ingraham, returning NAASCA family members. Dale is a pastor who began his ministry in 1983. In 2020, Dale began to devote himself fully to the ministry of 'Speaking Truth in Love', a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry, along with Faith, his partner and wife of nearly 40 years. She is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. He is a speaker, trainer, author and strong advocate for victims and survivors of abuse. Working together they provide abuse prevention and response training to organizations, families, individuals and churches. They create safe places for growing and healing at conferences and speaking engagements, with printed materials, private consultation, and life coaching. In his book, 'Speaking Truth in Love', Dale Ingraham addresses the topic of sexual abuse in a way that examines hard areas while maintaining sensitivity for those who fear that this issue is too difficult for them to examine. The memoir-like recounting of Dale and Faith's own journey to understanding is woven throughout the various chapters of the book, from Faith's first revelation to Dale that she had suffered incest at the hands of her pastor father, to Dale's excommunication of his father-in-law in the church that he himself pastored. Through the non profit, they express a  desire that no-one need to experience being left without hope and healing, or be damaged by physical, emotional, mental or spiritual abuse. The dynamics of our mission are to provide quality resources and materials to empower, encourage and equip the broken to heal. Simply put they help build healthy men, women and children.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
01/03/20
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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 Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. At 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community. ~~ 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.
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Special guest Scott McKellar
Monday
01/02/2023
Tonight's special guest is Scott McKellar from Melbourne, Australia, a child abuse survivor. He recently participating in a book about Australia's male survivors, 'Telling My Story' (for info on the book write to: cath@shootingstar.pub). Born in 1970, Scott suffered significant child abuse starting at six by a stranger in a park and followed up later by sexual and physical abuse at the hands of two teachers. He was assaulted by a group of young men at aged ten," Scott says. "I have often been picked on by strangers since." As a young teen he was physically assaulted by a group of boys at a church run camp and later sexually assaulted by three leaders. "I said nothing for seventeen years." He goes on, "During my secondary schooling I was often subjected to physical, verbal and emotional bullying. A year later Scott protected a group of boys from a pedophile who had molested him seven years earlier. "I was a leader in a church run organization for boys," he explains, and went on to university. He's been in and out of work ever since, making many poor decisions and getting involved with the wrong people. "I have lost more money than I care to mention. Several business ventures failed and in 2001 I was forced to sell my home." Scott attended a workshop for male survivors facilitated by Mike Lew, 'a game changer'. He's participated in Facebook groups and in a documentary about survivors and in giving evidence to two Royal Commissions into Disability and Institutional CSA. "The battle that I face every day is the 'need to be needed'."

 
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