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

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

Episodes - 2018 Original Air Date Description
"Community Matters" This Week - 516

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/28/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1800

Special guest ?
Friday
01/26/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1799

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1798

Special guest ?
Wednesday
01/24/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1797

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/23/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1796

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 515

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/21/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1795

Special guest ?
Friday
01/19/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1794

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
01/18/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1793

Special guest ?
Wednesday
01/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1792

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"

Tuesday
01/16/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1791

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/15/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 514

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/14/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1790

Special guest ?
Friday
01/12/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1789

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
01/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1788

Special guest Ronald Lail
Wednesday
01/10/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ronald (Randy) Lail from North Charleston, South Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the resulting PTSD. Randy says, "My story began when I was between 3 to 4 years old and ended when I was 14." He reports his abuse started with his father touching and playing with Randy and showing his son his own private parts while putting the young child to bed.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1787

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/09/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1786

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 513

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/07/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1785

Special guest ?
Friday
01/05/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1784

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
01/04/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1783

Special guest Felicia L Reed
Wednesday
01/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Felicia Reed from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a certified Life Purpose, Spiritual and Christian Coach as well as a Holistic Wellness Advocate. She's realized in recent years that she is the product of a destructive toxic family upbringing which lead to adult abuse survivorship. Felicia has survived every form of abuse starting at the age of 5. Her final episode of abuse by her immediate family came when she was 51 years old.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1782

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/02/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site..
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1781

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
01/01/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Episodes - 2017 Original Air Date Description
"Community Matters" This Week - 512

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
12/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1780

Special guest Shirley T Harris
Friday
12/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Shirley T Harris from New York City, a child abuse survivor who's a writer, life coach and speaker. "My work is about helping women to rewrite the script for their life," she explains, "ultimately helping them to change self-limiting beliefs and resolve painful childhood memories by creating beliefs that support healthy and loving relationships."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1779

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
12/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1778

Special guest Lika Saliscente-Phipps
Wednesday
12/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lika Saliscente-Phipps from Racine, Wisconsin, a returning NAASCA family member. Lika's a lobbyist and the founder of the Youth Voice Initiative. "I'm a survivor of abuse of many levels," Lika says. "My father was physically and verbally abusive. My mother continued after, and is very passive-aggressive as well as manipulative. I was also the scapegoat, and subject to a certain level of sibling abuse, as well. My life was hell, and I couldn't get away."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1777

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1776

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
12/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 511

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
12/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1775

Special guest Sherrie Allsup
Friday
12/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sherrie Allsup from Corpus Christi, Texas, an educator on sexual assault, public speaker, long term sexual abuse thriver and founder of 'Courage Starts With You.' Sherrie explains, "I am a long term survivor of sexual abuse. I am now traveling to college campuses working with and educating campus police, faculty, staff, students and RA's on the epidemic of sexual assault." She continues, "I also speak at conferences, women's groups, retreats, high schools and other areas as needed."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1774

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
12/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer "National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse" has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1773

Special guest Charles Paul
Wednesday
12/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charles (Chuck) Paul from San Antonio, Texas a survivor and a professional in issues like domestic sex trafficking. Charles explains, "My expertise in human trafficking, missing persons, and crimes against persons was developed through experience, formal education, and twenty-two plus years of civil service. I became familiar with international human trafficking as an agent on the United States Southwest Border."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1772

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
12/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ Tonight we'll be asking Dr Jill to summarize the work the "FCVFC" (Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts) on behalf of defending children over the past year. We'll find out where we once were, where we are now, and where we are going in the future! ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1771

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
12/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 510

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
12/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1770

Special guest Eleanor Cowan
Friday
12/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Eleanor Cowan from western Canada, a gifted writer who has published a memoir, 'The History of a Pedophile's Wife,' that recounts how she and her siblings were treated in childhood and how this played out in her choice of a spouse and father of her children – a man who came to betray her trust by brutally assaulting her children sexually and emotionally. The book seeks to give one possible answer to the question, “How could a mother not know her spouse is sexually abusing the children?” Members of the NAASCA family, especially survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma, have often expressed the feeling that closed-mouth spouses of abusive partners share in the responsibility for the trauma these predators cause the children. But do they always? Only two states have made it a felony to withhold knowlege of child sexual abuse, and few cases have yet been prosecuted. Eleanor's story starts with unhealed trauma from a repressive and abusive environment of violence, addiction, and a strict Roman Catholic upbringing. She says these life experiences set her up to marry the man who sexually abused their children. Eleanor challenges a mother-blaming society to have compassion and insight into institutions and culture that perpetuates abuse. She recalls obstacles faced over the six year writing process such as dealing with deep feelings of embarrassment about sharing her story, and reactions of others such as her first editor's harsh personal criticism and lack of empathy. Join us in discussing this rarely addressed side of recovery from child abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1769

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
12/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1768

Special guest Margaret Hoffman
Wednesday
12/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Margaret (Peggy) Hoffman from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is an activist and survivor of a toxic family and domestic abuse. Peggy’s Native American family suffered multi-generational government oppression and systemic abuses that contributed to her growing up in a dysfunctional environment. Her mother had poor health and, after her father took his own life when she was 10, Peggy was raised by multiple family members who were ‘enablers’ of abuse. Peggy learned early on about family secrets of incest. Before her current marriage of 22 years, Peggy divorced her first husband after a decade of domestic violence. In 2016, while Peggy’s daughter was in the middle of a custody battle, Peggy’s 5 yr. old granddaughter disclosed sexual abuse by the father. Although Peggy’s daughter did the right things by reporting the abuse to police and a trauma therapist, the courts ultimately disbelieved the allegations, granting custody to the abusive father where her granddaughter still resides today. Peggy says, "Children are the least protected when it comes to sexual abuse.” This systemic failure to protect children who disclose fueled Peggy to dedicate herself to policy reform. She has spent over 1000 hours in training courses and is working as the Pennsylvania director of the Stop Abuse Campaign. She partners with legislators to pass the Safe Child Act and other legislation for family court reform and accountability for legal professionals. According to Peggy, her story has been repeated in about 2.8 percent of custody cases nationwide, with over 7,000 children in Pennsylvania alone ordered into contact or custody of their abuser because of a failing system. Peggy invites listeners to contact her.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1767

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1766

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
12/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 509

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
12/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1765

Special guest David Winter
Friday
12/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is David Winter from Quebec, Canada, a child abuse survivor who's a researcher and writer. His training in literary and psychotherapeutic theories provides him with the critical lenses he uses to contextualize and express the events of his upbringing that were consistently marked by the violent behavior and emotional neglect of his caregivers. Dave has written his memoir 'Back and Forth' as a yearly chronicle of what his parents and extended family system put him through, and he has used trauma-related theories to give description to how parental violence and emotional neglect were enacted in his childhood and what its effect has been into adulthood. Dave's done this to express these often confusing emotions which he believes males, in particular, are only encouraged to suppress. His intent is to give others a model for how they can express the difficult emotions of their childhoods so that they may also feel the relief that comes in knowing they are not alone in their suffering, and to know that others have found a way to constructively express what was once so destructively contained within the secrecy of toxic family systems. The physical abuse and emotional neglect of children is a worldwide pandemic that daily creates its own holocaust, with this memoir encouraging readers to reflect on their childhood experiences and the great significance of their own attachment needs, and those of their children, in the hope of engendering a far more peaceful world.  Dave says the child abuse taboo is still enormous in Canada, and invites listeners to contact him through his Facebook profile page.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1764

Special guest Marilyn Van Derbur
Thursday
12/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Marilyn Van Derbur from Colorado, the former Miss America, an incest survivor, activist and author who won first place in the prestigious Writer's Digest award for her "Miss America by Day" in the 'Most Inspirational Book' category. In her autobiography, Marilyn, a returning NAASCA family member, describes, in detail, her healing process after 13 years of incest. “I wrote the book," she says, "not because I want someone to learn more about me but so readers can learn more about themselves. And so that loved ones can better understand the brutal recovery process and never again say, 'just get over it'.” She continues, "The pain ends, I promise .. IF you do the ‘work' of healing. A loving, long-term relationship and grounded well, adjusted children await you." Marilyn is an outstanding speaker and motivator. As a childhood incest survivor, she has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects. In 1989 her family funded an adult incest survivor program in Denver, and in 1993 she co-founded two national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to public education and strengthening laws protecting victims of sexual abuse. For her tireless work in the area of childhood sexual trauma awareness Marilyn has received many awards and much recognition including, the “Exceptional Achievement in Public Service from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Washington D.C.”. Since her story of incest became public, Marilyn has spoken in over 500 cities and answered tens of thousands of letters and emails from survivors looking to her for support.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1763

Special guest Charles J Stecker Jr
Wednesday
12/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charles J Stecker Jr from Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, a child abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. In his childhood Charlie survived neglect, physical violence, emotional and spiritual traumas and sexual abuses. He experienced murder, repeated loss of family, friends and belongings, stolen educational opportunities, failures of the Child Welfare System, injustice, and abandonment. Charlie explains, "On February 28, 1967 at the tender age of 2 years old, my younger brother, Edward John Stecker, was murdered by our foster mother. We had been assigned to her home by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services contract agency, the Philadelphia Society to Protect Children, now known as Turning Points for Children." He goes on, "I was with my brother and witnessed his murder. I suffered a severely shattered left elbow causing me limited use of my arm to this very day." One of the most involved abuse survivor / activists we know, Charlie has a web site called "Chahlies Angels" where he offers 'A Voice for the Voiceless.' He's also listed on the Eagle Rare web site where he's devoted to 'Inspiring Victims to become Empowered Victors'. Charlie stays busy. He's a member of the Child Welfare League of America, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Shriners International, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons, and The Masonic Blue Lodge, along with being a U.S. Coast Guard Honorably Discharged Veteran. We're delighted to have Charlie back on the show!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1762

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
12/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1761

Special topic - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" - Public Safety Show
Monday
12/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 508

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

"Community Matters" -- News of the Week OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1760

Special guest Britt LeBoeuf
Friday
12/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Britt LeBoeuf from Plattsburgh, New York, a child of a child abuse survivor and a writer. She originally connected with NAASCA by letting us know of her newest timely post: "How My Dad's Abusive Childhood Influenced The Way I Parent." Britt notes that while she's not a survivor of child abuse she's the daughter of one. "Growing up I heard a lot of my dad's stories about the abuse his father (my grandfather) inflicted on him and his siblings," she says. "I can give the perspective of what the children of survivor's deal with growing up." Britt goes on, "I can also speak to the resiliency that my father had as an adult and how he did not carry on the cycle of abuse." She writes of her abusive grandfather, "Some will say it was his own upbringing, his PTSD, or some other psychological reason as to why he did what he did, but I honestly don't care. I know some may say this is petty and that it's never been my battle to fight, but I disagree." Britt continues, "I'm my father's daughter and although the cycle of abuse stopped with my dad, it still had lasting ramifications on the generations that followed. Not just for me and my siblings, but for my cousins as well – we are all children of victims of child abuse." Now a married, stay at home parent of two boys, Britt spent the previous 10 years in the field of Human Development and Family Relations. She currently writes/blogs for a few online women/parenting sites and has her own blog, "The Bomb Sahm."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1759

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1758

Special guest Kathy Jones
Wednesday
11/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kathy Jones from Sacramento, California, a returning NAASCA family member. Kathy is a child abuse survivor who was in the foster care system and author of the book, “Foster Cat, Foster Kid: God Says You Don't Have to Eat Dirt Anymore!" As Kathy began writing “Foster Cat, Foster Kid” her original intention was to feature a special cat, named “Good Boy.” However, as she wrote more, she felt a close connection between her neglectful childhood and the plight of “Good Boy,” who had been left in an abandoned lumber yard. Both she and the cat had been neglected by those that were supposed to nurture them, yet they had a strength that could overcome obstacles that most could not. The book is a heartwarming expression of God's mercy, the therapeutic love of animals, and the strength that exists in young adults that have had to overcome numerous obstacles that were placed in front of them by foster care. Her dedication to God, love for those that have been impacted by foster care, and her passion for animals shines through in her writings and her daily life. As a teenager Kathy writing a piece in 1972, "For God So Loved the World,” which after being published in 1994 has been played “royaltyfree” all over the world, to spread God's Word. She's mentoring current and former foster youth, researching resources that provide support to the foster youth community. Kathy is now the Asst. Dir. of Foster Leaders on the Advisory Committee for the National Schoolhouse of Theatre Arts in New York, an innovative new kind of school for foster youth around the nation.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1757

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1756

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
11/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Current Events, for Better or Worse" -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LACP.org (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP 'Community Policing' web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 507

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
11/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1755

Special guest Dr Regina (Gia) Baldwin
Friday
11/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Regina (Gia) Marie Baldwin from Elk Rapids, Michigan, a returning NAASCA family member. Gia is a survivor of child abuse, a recovery councilor and Pastor (see: Hope4HurtingHearts.org). Dr Baldwin says, "Aside from dealing with domestic violence, I also have and have had many sexual abuse clients. I, personally, am a survivor of both." She explains, "The pain of child abuse followed me for many years. My self esteem was shot which brought about rebellious teen years, a teen pregnancy, rape, domestic violence, and failure after failure. I wrestled with depression, suicidal thoughts, and was void of any hope. I desired to know and live for God but my view of Him was distorted, I saw Him as an extension of my father .. unavailable, impossible to please, waiting to punish me at every turn." After her second marriage failed due to Domestic Violence, Gia's husband alienated he children from her. Gia left the Catholic Church, but started getting to know God in a very personal way. He showed her He was big enough to handle her anger. "My life was a train wreck but He kept putting broken people in my path showing me that: (1) I wasn't alone, (2) my pain didn't have to be in vain and that there could be purpose in all of it, and (3) that I had value." She goes on, "Today, not only am I committed to helping survivors heal but feel called to equip churches to better assist their members and communities for healing and purpose through different programs." Gia is a uniquely qualified professionally, spiritually and personally, to help those affected by the trauma of child abuse. She can personally identify with their deep pain.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1754

Q & A call-in with survivors
Thursday
11/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in with survivors - OPEN MIKE discussion on NAASCA's mission ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA non-profit organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1753

Special guest Christine Ashley
Wednesday
11/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christine Ashley from Elyria, Ohio, a child abuse survivor who was abandoned at an early age, thrust into foster care and eventually adopted. The emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse that followed was unspeakable. As a survivor of a brain aneurism, stroke, and back surgery, which temporarily left her wheel chair bound, she now empowers others to stand on God’s Word to overcome life’s obstacles. Christine Ashley is a walking testimony of God's greatness and healing power. Her greatest desire as a wounded healer and founder of Soul Warriors is to bring freedom to others by exposing the lies hidden in our minds and hearts that create inner conflict and keep us shackled in a false reality, and to reveal truth. A former Northeast U.S. Professional Kickboxing Champion, she now fights behind enemy lines for God's Kingdom. The once military and civilian police officer now motivates and encourages others to walk by faith through the transparent delivery of her testimony. Her work with the orphaned, in street ministry with the homeless, and with inmates in prison shows her compassion for the lost and broken of our world. Christine is a missionary who spearheaded a team to foster aide in the Oklahoma City devastation. Writer and author of the autobiography “Splintered” and soon to be released “Daughter of Destiny”, Christine is also a scribe of poetry and author of “Moments on the Mountain” poetic CD. Christine is the face and coordinator of Media/Public Relations for Grace of God Recovery Resources to bridge the gaps in our recovery system for addicts. She is a member of the Purple Project and seeks to help foster children to overcome and find their true identity.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1752

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
11/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “Kidnapping Kids in Arizona's Department of Children and Safety (DCS)" ~~ For ten years Arizona's seizure of children has continued to grow, even when child populations in placement environments have decreased significantly over the years. The appetite for cash derived from seizure of children, facilitated by warrantless seizures through police maneuvers, has been carried out silently. Crimes against vulnerable children and poor families has allowed the flourishing of a system of fraud and foster farming that has been perfected by bureaucratic shams. Rick Manuel, tonight's guest, has spent years aggressively pursuing the maze that constitutes institutional abuse. His impact on the system that involves uncovering the illegal non-profit organizations that advertises 'Kids for Adoption' funnels them into foster 'care' and endless services paid through Federal funding to the state is nothing less than heroic. Please see: 'America's Taken Children' ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1751

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
11/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP 'Community Policing' web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 506

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
11/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1750

Special guest Misty Livingston
Friday
11/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Misty Livingston from El Mirage, Arizona, a survivor of physical, sexual, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Misty serves both as NAASCA's Arizona Ambassador and in the role of Newsletter editor. She shares, "I was drawn to NAASCA because in the last several months I have, at 40 years old, drastically changed my viewpoint about speaking openly about childhood abuse." And she certainly has a story of healing to tell. "My parents were addicts, and after they were incarcerated when I was eleven years old my two younger sisters and I were adopted by my aunt and uncle," Misty says. "At sixteen I returned to live with my parents, and disclosed being sexually abused by my uncle (my legal father). An investigation followed but did not result in his conviction." Now, years later, Misty is actively participating in her own ongoing recovery. "I have CPTSD both from the childhood abuse (physical, psychological, sexual, spiritual) and from some trauma in my adult life that has re-opened old wounds." She goes on, "Honestly I struggle a lot still and, although at times in my past have managed it very well, I am continuing to seek therapy and understanding for how to live with the effects of the abuse." We're delighted to have Misty's active and ongoing participation in the organization . "I feel like NAASCA could be a place where I can use my experience, both good and bad," she says. "A place where I can learn to be whole and use the whole of my self instead of feeling the need to suppress who I really am."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1749

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Know Your Rights As A Parent" ~~ So many parents come to us throughout the year asking for help and guidance fighting for their children against CPS. Join us tonight on the "For Our Kids Show" as we speak with Civil rights Attorney Wallace Pate and Family Justice Advocate Rosie Vincent about an upcoming event for parents to assist them with their cases. Since everyone won't be able to attend, they are available on air to hear questions tonight and give helpful advice for parents dealing with these difficult situations. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1748

Special guest Michal J Payne
Wednesday
11/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Michal J Payne from California, a child abuse survivor and new NAASCA member. Michal is a writer and has produced a book "The Remembered Self: A Journey into the Heart of the Beast" that she'll share about. She also has a blog where she regularly posts news stories on child abuse, incest, health issues of survivors, power and politics regarding survivors, and other topics. Michal's grateful for this opportunity and writes that she needs, ".. a place to open up as it is very lonely sometimes and I feel torn about having told in my book. There is always a price for telling but if nobody tells there will be no healing." Her sexual abuse started very young, in the crib, when she remembers waking up screaming with the feeling of something choking her. The fear of swallowing returned when she was in her twenties. MJ writes. "I had a sudden onset of severe panic attacks that required medication as the memories tumbled out." She began working on herself. "I kept a diary of my dreams and went over them with my therapist," she shares. "As the puzzle pieces were assembled I reclaimed a part of myself with the placing of each piece." MJ goes on, "Many times I wished I had not been born. I was angry at God, at life, and at my rebellious will to live." She turned to the Psalms and found glimpses of peace. That was then. "Now I have learned how to maintain my boundaries in life and prevent people who would seek to harm me from gaining entrance." Michal concludes, "You have the right to share and the right to privacy." We couldn't agree more.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1747

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1746

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
11/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP Community Policing web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
"Community Matters" This Week - 505

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
11/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1745

Special guest Linda F Williams
Friday
11/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Linda F. Williams, MSW CPLC, from Grand Rapids, Michigan,  a survivor of rape, domestic violence, homelessness, and a 17-year marriage to a man later convicted as a rapist. Now Linda specializes in services to traumatized individuals. The author of "Whose Apple Is It Anyway" she has the insight to recognize how emotional trauma and painful experiences lead to self-defeating behaviors that shout down purpose and immobilize destiny. Linda knows, from experience, the courage it takes to face down the past; and she is living proof that, “A lifetime of change is empowered by a single act of courage.” Linda notes of NAASCA, "Your mission is profound. As a trained psychotherapist and life coach who specializes in services to traumatized individuals, our missions coincide." Linda finds herself frequently helping those who've suffered emotional or physical trauma, are stuck in the unyielding grip of victimization and / or are caught up in a relentless cycle of guilt and disillusionment. She has a Masters of Social Work, Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Capella University. Linda holistically addresses the psychological and spiritual implications of the Proverb that says, “As a man thinks, so is that man.” She has the insight to recognize how traumatic events and other painful experiences lead to self-defeating behaviors that can mutate our God-given characters and immobilize purpose by arresting our talents, skills, and abilities. Contact Linda today for a complimentary, no-obligation, initial coaching consultation. She knows, from experience, the courage it takes to face down the past.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1744

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
11/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1743

Special guest Heather Jensen
Wednesday
11/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Heather Jensen from Cheyenne, Wyoming, a child abuse survivor and author of an upcoming book with the working title, "Slowly Turn the Kaleidoscope." She's also serving as NAASCA's Wyoming Ambassador. As a little girl, Heather became hide-and-seek adept. She had plenty of incentive. The penalty for discovery was rape. She called her rapist 'The Monster' because he acted like one. He was her father. By the time she was five or six she prayed to die and began to dissociate, fracturing herself into several selves so she could hide deep inside where no one could ever find her. Starting at age 13 Heather felt fierce hatred for her father and contempt for her mother, and misunderstood where it was coming from. When she grew up she got married, had three children and a decent life. But she was hypervigilant, severly depression and troubled. She never, ever felt safe. When Heather turned thirty, memories cascaded in from everywhere. Flashbacks kicked in from random triggers, and all the trapped emotions and painful body memories came flooding out. Heather had a high score on a Dissociation assessment, and worked to heal the trauma with her therapist through EMDR, choosing to handle the “ego states” on her own. Seventeen years later all her selves are healed and mended, but she occasionally does feel like decisions are being made and ideas are being conceived outside of her conscious mind. In fact, she feels like a Kaleidoscope. Every day she's slightly different from the Heather of the day before, but she's always Heather. Today she's found peace, forgiveness, and hope .. and she didn't even know she was seeking them.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1742

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
11/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1741

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
11/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 504

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
11/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1740

Special guest Dominique Wright
Friday
11/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dominique Wright from Pineville, NC, an advocate to serve those that have been subjected to mental, sexual, and / or physical abuse. As a victim sexual abuse starting at the age of 5, she has made it her mission to spread her testimony of freedom. Dominique expects to release her book entitled “Recovery” the beginning of 2018. "Through the love of God I am free," she says. "As a sufferer of PTSD due to past trauma, I have practiced in holistic and spiritual practices that have allowed me to live a full life." Dominique is confident in her new book's purpose. She declares through the power of her Savior that her story will bring spiritual peace and break demons that have destroyed homes, minds and hearts over many decades. "Recovery" is a proclamation of her freedom and survival of PTSD as a result of sexual child abuse, and neglect. "This book also serves to address abuse and neglect within the foster care and adoption system," Dominique says. "My goal is to offer understanding of how childhood trauma primes the brain for future mental illness. My mission is to teach a holistic and spiritual approach to surviving mental illness." She goes on, "It is also my mission to bring hope to the young and adult persons, who have fallen victim to sexual, physical and verbal trauma. I am blessed with life and full authority over my future. I now aspire to help others, who feel like life will forever be a struggle and want to give up." D ominique concludes, "I never imagined that the years of flashbacks, medication and therapy, were in preparation for a major blessing to develop in my future. I'm saved and cured from the prison of abuse. My system of healing and dedication to God is in my story."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1739

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
11/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Targeting Our Most Vulnerable; When A Community Has Had Enough" (part 2) -- Join us tonight as we'll be speaking with a young First Nation's mother who literally had her newborn taken from her while breastfeeding at the hospital. This is an incredible story of strength and courage as this mother continually moves forward to build a strong healthy life for herself and her child. Now her community is standing up for this young family and fighting back. We'll hear her inspiring journey of survival despite the odds. As a guest, First Nations Missionary George Joseph speaks out for Native youth on the vital importance of culture, roots and family honor and how this loss impacts a child who is taken away by the ministry. We are excited to bring on our supporter Andrea Sanzana to learn about her advocacy work for all children, but especially in Canada, where there is little recognition on the key elements regarding adoption and foster care. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1738

Special guest Donna Jenson
Wednesday
11/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Donna Jenson from Leverett, Massachusetts, founder of "Time To Tell" with a mission to spark stories about trauma from childhood incest and sexual abuse. Her new book is "Healing My Life from Incest to Joy," a call to arms for other survivors, and their loved ones, and a reminder that violence within families is a public health and social justice issue that must be addressed. Donna wrote and performs her one-woman play, "What She Knows: One Woman's Way Through Incest to Joy," based on her own experience of surviving incest and what she did to make her life worth living. Donna's own story started in infancy. Her father, steeped in alcoholism until his mid-thirties, was physically abusive to both Donna and her mother. The incest began at age seven and continued until she was twelve. He was emotionally and psychologically abusive until the day he died when Donna was age 46. She's been an activist her whole adult life. She explains, “Activism has brought me a great deal of meaning and sense of purpose; from the grass-roots organizing I did in the women's movement all the way up to the present. Once I had healed enough to be open about my experience of surviving incest I knew it would add to my healing to use my voice to help shatter the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse.” Donna believes that the more people who are able to “come out” and tell their stories the sooner the wider culture will come to understand the depths and breadth of this epidemic. These days Donna asks: How do we work for change? How do we empower the voices of survivors? How do we all keep our spirits intact?
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1737

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1736

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
10/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 503

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
10/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1735

Special guest Tess
Friday
10/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tess from Ohio, an adult survivor of child abuse and a writer by profession. Tess was the youngest of four children, each of whom went to 12 years of Catholic school. On the outside they appeared like The Brady Bunch, but this was far from the truth. She says her father was, ".. an intensely sadistic, extremely prolific pedophile. I was sexually co-abused with one of my sisters, and made to abuse each other when I was ages 3-5 and she was 7-9." Tess was forced to engage in an all-men's Satanic ritual. She reports that when she was five, "I was made to participate in a little boy's murder. He'd (her father) swap me out among other pedophiles while he raped their kids, too." She goes on, "He punished me with such physical pain I still don't remember what it was he did. He was obsessed with leaving no marks so a lot of times the torture was vaginal." Tess quickly learned the smartest thing she could do was pretend it hadn't happened. "I taught myself to repress it all. When I was a grownup, I told myself, I would be able to do whatever I wanted and I could tell everyone and [my father ] would go to jail." She repressed her memories for another 30 years. But her father never went to jail, despite her reporting him to police after witnessing him grooming a child. "That recent betrayal by police, of all I'd gone through, did the most harm to my resilience." Now she writes poems and goes to therapy. "I look for people who understand. I stand up to him and have successfully prevented [my father] from raping at least five children I know of. Here is my victory: I care. I trust. I give. I live."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1734

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
10/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1733

Special guest Dr Regina Marie Baldwin
Wednesday
10/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is  Dr. Regina (Gia) Marie Baldwin from Elk Rapids, Michigan, a returning NAASCA family member. Gia is a survivor of child abuse, a recovery councilor and Pastor (see: Hope4HurtingHearts.org ). Dr Baldwin says, "Aside from dealing with domestic violence, I also have and have had many sexual abuse clients. I am personally a survivor of both." She explains, "The pain of child abuse followed me for many years. My self esteem was shot which brought about rebellious teen years, a teen pregnancy, rape, domestic violence, and failure after failure. I wrestled with depression, suicidal thoughts, and was void of any hope. I desired to know and live for God but my view of Him was distorted, I saw Him as an extension of my father .. unavailable, impossible to please, waiting to punish me at every turn." After her second marriage failed due to Domestic Violence, Gia's husband alienated he children from her. Gia  left the Catholic Church, but started getting to know God in a very personal way. He showed her He was big enough to handle her anger. "My life was a train wreck but He kept putting broken people in my path showing me that: (1) I wasn't alone, (2) my pain didn't have to be in vain and that there could be purpose in all of it, and (3) that I had value." She goes on, "Today, not only am I committed to helping survivors heal but feel called to equip churches to better assist their members and communities for healing and purpose through different programs." Gia is a uniquely qualified professionally, spiritually and personally, to help those affected by the trauma of child abuse. She  can personally identify with their deep pain.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1732

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1731

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
10/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 502

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
10/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1730

Special guest Malisia McKinney
Friday
10/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Malisia McKinney from Jasper, Indiana, a child abuse survivor and abuse advocate. "Sexual abuse deceives a child's mind in many ways," she writes. "I often look upon it as being placed in a concrete cell with no windows or doors, packed full of people I could not trust. As the years went on the people of the cell multiplied, but the room became smaller. When I became an adult I didn't know how to think outside that cell until someone before me showed me the secret door to freedom." Mia knows what she's talking about. "I was sexually and physically abused by my mother and other family members," she says. "My mother used to say to me, 'If you tell anyone they will take you away and kill you. They will believe your evil and (you) made me do it!' I grew up thinking people would hate me if I told." Mia goes on, "When we hold the secrets of abuse it pours out in many aspects of our lives." But Mia turned a corner, "I remember the first time I told. I was shaking on the inside and wondered if my world would end. In fact, my world did end! My posture changed! I no longer had severe headaches! The world my abuser built for me came down and I slowly crawled out from the rubble. I began to grow into who I was meant to be before the abuse shadowed everything in my life." Eight years into her healing journey Mia writes, "No, it's not going to be easy, but I promise the outcome is worth the effort." She concludes, "Remember you are not alone. There's a group of courageous men and women, survivors on the same journey, who will gladly take your hand and lead you out of that cage."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1729

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
10/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Targeting Our Most Vulnerable; When A Community Has Had Enough" Join us tonight as we speak with a young First Nation's mother who literally had her newborn taken from her while breastfeeding at the hospital. Though CPS saw her as an easy target, this remarkable young woman had built an amazing community support system while taking steps to improve herself and build a strong healthy life for her and her child. Now her community is standing up for this young family and fighting back. Hear her incredible story of survival and of finding the courage to thrive despite the odds. We'll also hear what can happen when communities band together to support each other and fight back against CPS, which is tearing apart our children and families. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1728

Special guest LaTonsha (LT) Pridgen
Wednesday
10/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is LaTonsha (LT) Pridgen from Manassas, Virginia, a child sexual abuse survivor at the hands of her father and the founder of "S.O.S." - Stomp Out the Silence -  with the goal of preventing child sexual abuse by increasing awareness, educating the public, and influencing public policy and legislation. She's also the author of "Treading Water" which details her journey from a victim of child sexual abuse to a warrior and advocate. LT Pridgen is an author, advocate, philanthropist, and public speaker. Having suffered through the horrors of sexual abuse from her father the tender age of five until the age of thirteen LT's first book, "Treading Water," as a compelling memoir in which she shares in vivid detail her journey from the shame and suffering of victimization to the strength and courage of a warrior. Believing that it is her life's purpose to "BE A VOICE" for those who have yet to find their voice, LT founded Stomp Out the Silence (S.O.S.), as a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent childhood sexual abuse by increasing public awareness and influencing public policy & legislation through seminars, training, social media campaigns, speaking engagements, demonstrations, public presence and printed material.The goal of the organization is to create a movement that reduces the number of child sexual abuse victims 'from one less to no more.' S.O.S. has recently partnered with Darkness to Light to offer child sexual abuse prevention training courses to adults parents, those who work with children, and the community at large.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1727

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
10/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “Blind Sided - Con Men In The Courts” ~~ On this episode we will be talking about the dynamic implicit in one parent deliberately setting out to destroy a child's relationship with the targeted parent, Beth. The former wife of author of “Trading With The Enemy: Seduction and Betrayal on Jim Cramer's Wall Street," she'll provides insight into the dynamic behind the state of mind of the con man you married. The father who uses your children as a weapon to punish you keeps punishing you! After being the total caretaker of Beth's two daughters, the hiding-in-plain-sight predator found an opening, accommodated by a Family Court that insists on maintaining ignorance while professing equal justice. What tips the balance is when one individual manipulates others to accommodate his needs at the expense of the health and welfare of a spouse. After many years of complete custody / shared 50/50 parenting Beth was blind sided! Now she's a client of the FCVFC .. and it's time to fight back! ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1726

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
10/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 501

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
10/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1725

Special guest Angela Carson
Friday
10/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Angela Carson from Saul Paul, Minnesota, a sexual assault nurse examiner and survivor. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and NAASCA always presents shows and information during this time that highlights the need to come to terms with such criminal behavior. Among other things Angela will talk about her upcoming conference on October 27th, “Behind Closed Doors” - A Deeper Look into Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, and the Effects of Trauma. She was herself in an abusive relationship and will address how it affects children from the standpoint of  her own son's experiences, and how it impacted their entire family. A sexual assault nurse examiner, Angela understands the effects that childhood sexual abuse and trauma has on adulthood. Angela is founder of Saving Grace, a non-profit that provides education and promotes awareness about domestic abuse, sexual assault, and the effects of trauma. They aim to help decrease the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study scores for children. The study is a collaboration between the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego. The CDC says, "The ACE Study findings suggest that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life." They go on to explain the ACE Study Pyramid, "The ACE Study takes a whole life perspective, as indicated on the orange arrow leading from conception to death."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1724

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
10/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1723

Special guest Mary Knight
Wednesday
10/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mary Knight, MSW , from Portland, Oregon, a survivor of child pornography, family controlled human trafficking, incest, ritual abuse and more. She's a social worker and filmmaker. Her most recent film, "Am I Crazy? My journey to determine whether my memories are true," is about Mary's recovered memories of childhood trauma. It was twenty years ago when her aunt disclosed her own recall of generational abuse. "Soon images of extreme abuse surfaced for me," Mary says. She'd not remembered much of her childhood torture until she was 37 years old. "Society does not acknowledge some forms of child abuse. Adult survivors are more likely to be believed than children, but most survivors of extreme childhood abuse NEVER feel safe enough to go public." Mary says that before her recovered memories if s he 'd been asked, "Were you sexually abused as a child?" she would have said no. In 2014, Mary traveled across the nation to interview experts representing all sides of the 'recovered memory' controversy, allowing them to ask her intimate, probing questions. "I reevaluated my recovered memories," she says, ".. on camera." Included are psychiatrist Dr. Bessel van der Kolk , noted psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and survivor/advocate and fellow NAASCA family member former Miss America Marilyn Van Debur. Mary wants copies of her film "Am I Crazy?' in the right hands. "Free downloads are available to survivors who can't otherwise easily afford them."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1722

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

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1721

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
10/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 500

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
10/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1720

Special guest Ira Warren
Friday
10/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ira Warren from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an adult survivor of child molestation and sexual abuse as well as other forms of physical and mental abuse. "I had a child by my dad," she says. "I've been sharing my story for 29 years." She's quite open with her story. In a YouTube video (TRIGGER WARNING), Ira shares her journey to wholeness after being sexually assaulted by her father, resulting in the birth of her oldest son. She explains how she was raped and beaten by a boyfriend, resulting in the death of her unborn daughter, being rejected by many who should have loved her. In the video Ira and her husband, Divine Warren, share their story of how they are using these experiences to help many others. Being a survivor of abuse herself, she feels that it's her duty to use her voice to help break the epidemic of rape, molestation as well as other forms of abuse. She now works with teenage girls ages 13-18. "My purpose is to educate and share how I stay on my path of healing," she explains. Ira's a mother, mentor, wife, poet, motivational speaker, actress and soon to be author. She is also an Ordained Minister with a BA in Religious Studies. Ira says, "If there is anyone interested in Philadelphia or the surrounding area who would like me to come out to speak at a school, event, etc. contact me here." You can also visit her Facebook page, Molestation Epidemic. NAASCA knows that most child sexual abuse happens in the home, and the next largest group of predators are caregivers. We're delighted to have Ira on the show, and welcome her to the NAASCA family.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1719

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
10/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1718

Special guest Darcy M Heyd
Wednesday
10/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Darcy M. Heyd from Honor, Michigan, the youngest of six children and a survivor of childhood rape and incest. "When my mother was still pregnant with me we were abandoned by my mentally ill father," Darcy reports. "As a 4 year old I survived rape and trauma by my oldest brother, and at age 8 I was molested by my grandfather." When she learned of the rape, her mother told Darcy, "You should never tell anyone else what happened because they will take you away and you will never see mama again." When she was told about the molestation by her grandfather, she said, "Don't worry, he doesn't mean anything by it." Darcy's brother ended up in prison for the kidnapping and raping a young girl. "My mom didn't want me around, as I was her shame. She would often leave me and force me to stay with various families from our church," she explains. In a six year period she was placed with six different families." The emotional abandonment by Darcy's mother began a life time of confusion, chaos, shame, self-doubt, and fear. The people who should have been protecting her had not. She struggled for years with being able to hold down a consistent job. Darcy used food to self-medicate and reached nearly 350 lbs. "One of our biggest enemies with the epidemic of sexual abuse is the silence of mothers, sisters and other caregivers," she says. "This is where I intend to focus most of my energy as an advocate and fighter for victims." In recovery, Darcy has a successful business (Brick House Productions). Among other things, she's a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and serves as the Michigan Ambassador for NAASCA.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1717

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
10/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1716

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
10/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 499

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
10/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1715

Special guest Elona Washington
Friday
09/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elona Washington from Charlotte, North Carolina, a returning NAASCA family member. She's a mother of two, a child sexual abuse survivor and an author. "I was 5 when I was first abused," Elona says. "I was raped by a cousin, a boy my grandmother took in because his mother was on drugs." She goes on, "I was subsequently sexually abused by my best friend's brother. After a year or so, he told me, 'If a boy wants to have sex with you, you're supposed to let him.' Shortly after, all of his friends started raping me too. The kids and the adults in the neighborhood knew about it but instead of getting me help, they accused me of being a ho/slut, etc." In high school she was promiscuous, and suffered from anorexia, suicide attempts, depression, anxiety, etc. Despite having had a child at 20, Elona was still able to get a college degree. "After I graduated I worked as an exotic dancer to make the money. But, I didn't leave for 5 years. I honestly felt more comfortable in the strip club than anywhere else." Then she married, but he was emotionally abusive and after another 5 years Elona had a nervous breakdown. She sought counseling and turned her life around. She's penned several books, including 'How Divorce Became My Deliverance' and '20 Beautiful Women.' Her latest, 'From Ivy League to Stripper Life: 10 Lessons Learned,' is part one of the story of her life. "Publishing the book is scary but I realize how necessary it is," she says, "not just for survivors but to also gain compassion and understanding from people who were never abused."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1714

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
09/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1713

Special guest Nancy Harkrider
Wednesday
09/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's guest is Nancy Harkrider from Portland, Oregon, a survivor, activist, author and journalist. A prolific writer and student of human experiences around the globe, she uses her knowledge in numerous ways. Nancy has fourteen boxes of journals, some powerfully painful, filling other journals as she soaked up cultures for a decade, on trains, boats, bicycle and ox carts in Europe and Asia, making meaning of those cultures by observing them and creating dialogues in her journals. Two years ago, the terrified child who wrote in her journal locked in a bathroom to get away from her stepfather found her public voice, immersing herself in screen writing and master classes. From her home base in her Portland Oregon “tree house”, she has dreamed about, experienced immersive conversations and disagreements with her Thriver Sisterhood characters (web site launches in October). The new web site is an extensive one, with interactive discussions, information both personal and statistical, referrals and links to support groups and activist groups, and inspiring, uplifting content. This script would have never been written had Nancy not made a decision to go into group therapy. It took her falling apart during a live television talk show to find her redemptive path. Nancy believes that those women in her group and her counselor are the reason she is thriving today. The very personal approach in this fact-based story is not a downer. It is positive, engaging, and even humorous, as it explores how people can heal and thrive .. and how they can help prevent such abuse in the future. Nancy has a passion for jumping into things that scare her, but her recent work has been redemptive and, without question, the best time of her life.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1712

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1711

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
09/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 498

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
09/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1710

Special guest Teresa Syms
Friday
09/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's guest is Teresa Syms from Kitchner, Ontario, a survivor of child abuse, award winning author of 'A Century of Secrets,' and the founder of Sterling Silver Coaching. Survivors often make great coaches, as they understand the issues fellow trauma victims face .. from the inside out. Teresa offers her clients programs that have solid foundations in both personal and professional growth and development. "I assist my clients in crushing those obstacles in life that have left them stuck, Teresa explains. She goes on, "I champion those who have experienced abuse and trauma to break free from the silence and fear and into a future filled with courage and strength." Using the Achieve Today foundational certification methods of successful coaching, she assists her clients in overcoming those obstacles in life that have left them stuck and prevent them from moving forward in their success. "I specialize in empowering people to take back their lives; support people who have experienced serious trauma or face Chronic Pain daily," Teresa says. "I encourage victims of spousal and childhood abuse and inspire young women who are experiencing image issues by removing old programs that keep us trapped." She goes on, "One aspect of your life can overflow and affect your personal life, family life or happiness," and concludes, "Together we can change the patterns, deflate and devalue your limiting beliefs and move you towards your most brilliant future."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1709

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
09/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~  TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Erasing Families: The Casualties of Divorce Court' ~~ Join us as we speak with the award winning director of 'Erasing Dad,' Ginger Gentile, about her latest film, 'Erasing Family.'  Millions of children have a loving parent erased by the family court system after divorce or separation. 'Erasing Family' is the first documentary aimed at young adults to encourage them to reunite with their erased families. Ginger, who has directed more than 70 short films, was inspired to work on this project because she wants to help prevent other children from suffering through divorce as she did as a teen. Please visit the 'Erasing Family' web site to learn more about this incredible project at: http://erasingfamily.org/ ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1708

Special guest Brian Cardoza
Wednesday
09/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's guest is Brian Cardoza from New Bern, North Carolina, a survivor of child abuse and an activist. Brian suffered repeated sexual assault and physical abuse as a child. He left home at the age of fifteen, nearly freezing to death the first night on his own. Brian knows the trauma and despair victims must overcome to survive. He not only chose to survive, he chose to give voice to an unspeakable topic and to challenge the stigma and shame often associated with male survivors of abuse. Among other things, Brian runs the 'Broken Knee Club' which helps those who want to speak out about their pain. He notes that every two minutes in America a child is sexually, physically, and mentally abused in America. Brian says he formed the Broken Knee Club, "because all of us walk with pain in our lives." He goes on, "Sometimes it is physical, as in a broken knee, and most often its emotional trauma that we suffer." Brian founded 'The Broken Knee Club' as a non-profit organization, created to provide a safe haven for all sexes to comfortably speak out about their experience of childhood and adult sexual assault. In collaboration with others, Brian is building 'Survivor Knights,' a community healing through creative expression. It will highlight the enormity of the journey from trauma to healing through dark and bright works of art. Now an inspirational speaker, author, and artist, raising awareness and money to fight against childhood sexual assault and physical abuse. A believer in the potential to change, Brian's motto, "Don't let this moment dictate the next moment," is familiar to many he inspires.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1707

Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
09/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Dealing with Strategies to Break Impenetrable Custody" ~~ The Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts has repeatedly met Protective Parents whose children are “legally” isolated by authorities, under the total control of their abuser. Attempts to provide a voice to the victim may be thwarted where counsel is weak and ineffective. “No Cause of Action, No Standing to Sue” is a statement of legal standing that halts too many Protective Parents and their representatives. The FCVFC has been aggressively studying, pursuing interventions and the elements of intervention that lead to successful release of children. Our guest, Brook Altman, is a participant in the “Impenetrable Project” of the Legal Strategy Research Litigation Support program of the FCVFC. Her “Brave New World” approach to tackling the massive institutional malfeasance of the Family Court System in Manhattan has taken incredible courage and nerves of steel. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1706

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
09/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 497

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
09/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1705

Special guest Charlene Niemi
Friday
09/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charlene Niemi (RN, PhD) from Newbury Park, California, a returning NAASCA family member. She's also on the faculty at California State University Channel Islands and has been conducting a research study about males who've been effected by sexual assaults by Catholic priests. Fellow NAASCA family members have helped her with it. "I reopened my survey so I need more men," Charlene explains. "I also want to work on having loved one's of family members write 'love letters to survivors'." The purpose of the study is to understand what factors may play in the psychological well-being in adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The study looked at possible predicators of psychological well-being in men suffered sexual abuse as children at the hands of a Catholic priest. She looked at the characteristics of the abuse, forgiveness, and well-being. Charlene states “When I started this journey I never expected the path my life has taken. I have meet some amazing people. My life is fuller because of it. I am forever grateful for the men who opened their homes to me, emailed me with heartfelt words, and shared their stories with me. The survey captures only part of the story; the survivors have filled in the rest. Thank you.” Charlene will discuss her findings and future plans. Her Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/survivorsofabusethesurvey/ .
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1704

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
09/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1703

Special guest Dale Hemming
Wednesday
09/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dale Hemming, a returning NAASCA family member from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Among numerous other issues for Dale is the safety of our children and Domestic Violence. Tonight he'll be sharing about his current billboard campaign that features images and messages concerning Domestic Violence month (in October). Dale leads the effort at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers where the motto is 'Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!' The web site says, ".. all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible." Dale, now in his 70s, became a feminist in 1960 while he was in high school. In college he went further. "I was a campus radical and civil rights activist fighting against the Vietnam War, racism, and for women's rights and gay/lesbian rights," Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse." His billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows. Dale has appeared on our show many times, always sharing about the terrific work he's doing for his home town. He's also one of our most dedicated volunteer contributors. No question, Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes !!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1702

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1701

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
09/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 496

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
09/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1700

Special guest Chris Tuck
Friday
09/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's guest is Chris Tuck from West Wickham, Kent, UK, a child abuse survivor, activist and author. She's committed to helping others and runs a number of web sites in her fight to help others avoid going through what she experienced'. 'SOB', SurvivorsOfAbuse.org.uk, was founded in 2016. The mission is to empower adult victims/survivors helping them transform their lives holistically through mindset, nutrition and fitness. "Up till the age of seven I believed I was treated with love and respect," Chris says, "enough for me to see me through the years of abuse from the ages of 7-15. I believe it gave me enough self esteem to bounce back each time because I knew that there was another way, life, was not meant to be like this." Chris reports that as a survivor of all forms of childhood abuse and neglect she knows how challenging it is to lead a normal everyday life. With a background in accountancy she re-trained as a health coach because of the problems she faced as a result of the abuse she'd suffered. "I have been a Health Coach since 2003 and have worked within the Priory Group delivering fitness programs to inpatients," she says. "I now raise awareness about the effects of child abuse on the victims/ survivors' mental, emotional & physical health and I am a regular speaker/presenter on TV & at national and regional conferences, & events." Chris' book, 'Through The Eyes of A Child' was written to help raise awareness of the impact of child abuse and to help fellow survivors understand what was happening to them by breaking the silence. This is Chris' first time on the talk show and we welcome her to the NAASCA family!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1699

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
09/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1698

Special guest Steve McNally
Wednesday
09/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Steve McNally from New Jersey, a returning NAASCA family member who says he's eager to be back because, ".. so much has happened in the 18 months since the first time around .. repressed memories coming back, relationship stuff around trauma/abuse recovery etc." Steve is a frequent contributor to "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio shows. He's a survivor of childhood physical abuse, neglect, and emotional / mental abuse. "I am 54 years old, yet rarely "feel" like it," he says. Steve grew up in a household that was overshadowed by his young mother's alcoholism and depression. His father beat them. He had two natural siblings, an older brother and a younger sister, as well as a 'twin' sister, a Vietnamese girl his parents adopted when he was 9 months old. The family moved a lot and his mother drank often. There were suicide attempts. "The feelings I had during that time was of being lost," he says. When Steve was 10 his mother sobered up, and came to realize she was a lesbian. She soon got into a relationship with a woman who became like a second mom to him. Steve's father moved out of the house and within a year had his kids living with them. When Steve was 13 his brother's schoolmate friend sexually abused him, adding to his trauma. "I felt forced to keep to myself for most of my life. It led to my abusing drugs and alcohol for years. The shame and guilt undermined attempts at dating." Steve notes that he's clean and sober 3½ years now, has finished two college degrees and is in a new chapter in his life "by unveiling the hurt and pain and anger and shame. And by creating a 'family of choice,' online in NAASCA, in peer to peer support groups and in person." We're glad he has!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1697

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
09/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1696

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
09/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 495

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
09/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1695

Special guest Lisa Zarcone
Friday
09/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lisa Zarcone from Springfield, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor the author of "The Unspoken Truth, A Memoir." Her book is about childhood neglect and abuse at the hands of my severely mentally ill mother and others. Lisa says, "I wrote my story to promote awareness for mental health issues, child safety and to bring a voice to so many who have the same unspoken truth as myself." Lisa uses three words to describe her childhood experiences: horrific, disgusting and hideous. "I struggled to survive as my family members sat back and did not step in to save me," she says. Her home life left a lot to be desired. "My mother would bring all types of strange people into our home, which set me up as prey." Lisa buried the abuse deep inside herself for years. "I fought daily battles with myself to get beyond it. I was still battling my mother daily as I was growing into womanhood." Eventually she married and had children of her own. "I had severe panic attacks, flashbacks and depression. I thought I was crazy and terrified of being like my mother." Lisa says, "I found an incredible therapist who helped me bring my deep dark secrets to the light of day and release them. I had to face my husband and share things with him that he never knew about me after ten years of being together. It was a long painful journey." Then Lisa's father died, which brought up flashbacks. But her therapist explained she was not crazy. She was suffering PTSD. "I had to then jump back into my past and deal with more buried memories, which brought me to deciding to write my book."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1694

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
08/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1693

Special guest Edna J White
Wednesday
08/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Edna J. White from Mastic, New York, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, an author and mindset Coach specializing in emotional change to recovery. She believes her experience makes her uniquely qualified to help fellow survivors get their lives on track faster through better knowledge, empathy and mastery of concrete goals to live the best life possible for them. You can visit her web site at Livingfromtheinsideout.tk. Edna works with the client to get them ready for more in life, dealing with issues on an individual basis and determining the proper strategy for their needs. Edna bases her teaching and writing on what she calls "real-time for real life lessons", where she begins with her writings with "Am I Fit?"; this began her self-study activities with a spiritual outlook steeped in universal themes of finding your purpose. Edna has 2 shows on Youtube & BlogTalkRadio that are a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. She discusses useful tools that have help lighten the load of one's journey through recovery. As she points out, "This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me." We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation." Edna is a born inspirational writer of 13 books and counting, all of which she worked feverishly to "get her story out." Through public speaking she has given "voice" to her now 5 STAR book, "Stuff,!" encouraging sexual abuse survivors to live fully and align with their mind, bodies, & emotions to a thriving enriched life.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1692

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1691

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
08/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Public Safety Discussion Show" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 494

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
08/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1690

Special guest Jennene Christine Obremski
Friday
08/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jennene Christinen Obremski from California, Maryland, a survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse. She's telling her story for the first time. Jennene is from the island of Chuuk in Micronesia, and was raised by her grandmother, Rosa Newo, their matriarch. But her mother lived in a separate home where would visit. "Her drunk friends would molest me almost every weekend," she says. "I started liking the feeling. I began masturbating constantly." When her mother discovered this she beat Jennene publicly with a 2x4. Her grandmother intervened just in time to prevent further damage, but Jennene still has symptoms. "At age 15 I was raped at a high school friend's house party," she says. "I had been a virgin until then. I felt like it was my fault." She never told anyone. At age 16 Jennene's mother introduced her to a 36 year old neighbor. "She kicked me out of the house at age 17 to live with this older man whom I had fallen in love with. I had my daughter 2 days before my 19th birthday." She drank her way into her 30s. "I was a cutter and I cut every time I was down." At 33 she tried to kill herself. She attended therapy and was diagnosed Bipolar and as suffering from PTSD. "Then I discovered digital art by accident," she shares."This is where I began to find my healing." Jennene has books on createspace.com and amazon.com. Her digital art book "Sweet Serenity: Hello Gorgeous" is of special note because she's raising money to support orphans in Uganda." Jenneen is doing much better now and just celebrated her 21st wedding anniversary.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1689

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
08/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1688

Special guest Tammy Shoffstall
Wednesday
08/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tammy Shoffstall from Pompano Beach, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member and one of our most dedicated volunteers. Tammy serves as the Treasurer of NAASCA's 501(c)3 non profit organization and hosts many of the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio shows. She also helps administrate the Facebook groups. A survivor of child abuse, Tammy will re-tell her story to refresh the memory of her fellow NAASCA family members about the traumas of her youth. Tammy was the second child in an abusive marriage between a teenage mother and a soldier father who died when she was a toddler. Her mom went back home to live with her grandparents. "I was a burden to my grandmother and she often stated that this world would be better off if I had never been born," Tammy says. In this home she was physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by her maternal grandmother. "As a child and to this day, I struggle to understand why my grandmother chose to abuse me." When she was eight her mother re-married, but one night her stepfather said he was going to teach her 'about life.' Tammy reports, "I turned to stone." The same step father went on to groom and sexually abused her sister for years. Tammy's marriage was very abusive, too. She says, "My husband raped me several times." She divorced him in her early 30's and went back to school. She's currently working on a doctorate. Tammy considers her healing journey a work in progress. "I learned to stop looking for someone to love me. I made it a personal quest to find people to love and eventually people will love me back." She concludes, "One can linger in victim mode forever, but transitioning to survivor will allow healing to occur."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1687

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinated the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA was a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1686

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
08/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 493

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
08/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1685

Special guest Kathy Picard
Friday
08/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kathy Picard from Western Massachusetts, a childhood sexual abuse survivor, coach and advocate. She's the author of 'Life with My Idiot Family: A True Story of Survival, Courage and Justice over Childhood Sexual Abuse.' She says she hopes her book, “will inspire people to speak out and add their voices to the nationwide cry for reform in the way sexual abuse is investigated and prosecuted in the U.S., and remind us all that one person can make a difference when it comes to preventing incidents of this kind from occurring and robbing innocent young people of their confidence, self-esteem and ability to trust." As an advocate for education designed to encourage children to speak out when they are confused, scared, or being victimized, Kathy Picard has formed alliances with other courageous survivors of sexual abuse, including individuals affected by the widely publicized sexual abuse of children by clergy of the Catholic Church system in Massachusetts. There is no denying the disturbing statistics of childhood sexual abuse. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, with children 18 years and younger, one in four girls and one in six boys is a victim of sexual abuse. For author Kathy Picard, the pain and lasting impact of this horrendous crime was an inescapable chapter of her life, one that shamed her into silence for many years. In her book 'Life with My Idiot Family' Kathy Picard tells the story of how, at the age of seven, her sexual abuse began and became a painful and relentless part of her life well into her teens, robbing her of her innocence and childhood. Gradually, Kathy was able to find the courage to speak openly about what she had endured.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1684

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
08/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1683

Special guest Benjamin Zibit
Wednesday
08/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Benjamin (Ben) Zibit, PhD in the History of Science (rocketry), a survivor of a horrible childhood and a difficult life and a writer who has taught for more than 30 years. A returning NAASCA family member, he's dong much better since he was last with us. He's started his healing journey and wants to speak out publicly about child abuse and PTSD. He says "I have two selves. I want to be one whole person. I want to speak out about abuse and PTSD. It's very difficult to do so. But this is a first step." Ben grew up in a very dysfunctional family, and lived in at least six different cities. The worst of the sexual and physical abuse he experienced happened as a youngster in Florida. He spent his teen years in St. Louis, and was sexually abused, physically threatened and humiliated there well into high school. "By then, I was completely shut down," Ben says. "I had a few friends." He escaped home by going to college. "I still buried what had happened to me." Ben's adult life included advanced university studies, visits to psychiatric facilities, therapy of different types and exploring relationships with various women. He also bounced from place to place, job to job to job, and was even homeless for a time. His wife never really accepted the truth about his abuse. "This has been a deep wound for me," Ben concludes, "I've had a horrible childhood and a difficult life. I am not ‘cured' or over this yet. Will it last my whole life? I don't know. I will always have PTSD. How much it affects me in the future, I can't say. It depends on the success of therapy. I have two selves. I want to be one whole person. I want to speak out about abuse and PTSD."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1682

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1681

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
08/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 492

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
08/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1680

Special guest Kristine E. Friday
Friday
08/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kristene E. Friday from Indiana, whose book, 'I Remembered,' available at Amazon, chronicles her experience in 2015, at age 49, when she recalled the sexual abuse by her father as a young girl. "Through my journal entries, I share my journey to heal from the aftermath of this profound awakening." she says. "It follows the course of the first year of healing – from my psychotic break and diagnosis of PTSD and paranoia, through the flashbacks and memories, my disclosure to family, working through the grief process, and finally to acceptance and forgiveness." Kristine grew up in a small, quiet Midwestern town, with alcoholic parents she did not trust and an older sister. She explains, "The first episode of sexual abuse I remember was when I was 4 or 5 years old." As a child Kristine had night terrors and escaped into a fantasy world with her toys. "As a child, I never felt like I fit in even though I was social and had many friends I always knew I was different, that my family was different, and I felt ashamed." Her parents divorced when she was 12. "I remember feeling a sense of relief mixed in with sadness that my father was leaving. My entire life I have struggled with depression and anxiety." Kristine says the last two years have been the biggest struggle of her life. Therapy, journaling, reading other survivor's stories, and the support of her husband and children have all helped her recovery. "Emotionally, I am the healthiest I have ever been."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1679

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
08/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Medical Murder - State Sanctioned Euthanasia of Our Children' ~~ Three month old baby Steffen Rivenburg , who was born with a congenital heart defect but was thriving in his parents care, was Medically Kidnapped and physically tortured by traumatic and invasive medical procedures by CPS and Vanderbilt Hospital in Clarksville, Tennessee. When they had done so much damage that there were serious issues of accountability they, in conjunction with Judge Wayne Shelton, ordered him euthanized , put down like an animal while he was still alive, aware and fighting for his life. What has happened since to this family is a nightmare that is one of the most shocking we have heard in the history of our show and one every parent in North America needs to hear.  ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1678

Special guest Mike Tikkanen
Wednesday
08/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member who founded KARA ("Kids at Risk Action"). He's also the author of the free book "Invisible Children; the American cycle of abuse and its cost." Mike explains, "The need for civic involvement of young future community leaders is the solution to America's 'At Risk Youth' problem. Without today's college students understanding and support, schools will continue to fail, streets to be unsafe, and jails to fill." Mike addresses the social and political child protection problems and solutions that need action now. He speaks at local and national venues and has been the keynote speaker at business, community, and religious organizations. He lead a workshop at the United Nations in New York addressing the rights of children. Since 1996, he's volunteered in the Guardian ad-Litem program as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has worked with many 'Invisible Children' who are part of the County Child Protection System. Mike is passionate about improving the treatment of abused and neglected children and has formed the non-profit "Kid's At Risk Action" (KARA) to bring public awareness to children's rights and form action groups to improve public policy towards at-risk children. Contact him at: Mike@Invisiblechildren.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1677

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinated the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA was a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1676

Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
08/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 491

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
08/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1675

Special guest Catherine April Waters
Friday
08/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Catherine April Watters from Brooklyn, New York. She says, "I consider myself to have been abused for decades by scores of people. The original abuse starts in the "family" but gets perpetuated throughout your life by everyone who tells you to "get over it" or "forgive" instead of taking your claim of abuse seriously." There was domestic violence in the house in Catherine's early life. Her parents divorced when she was around 6 or 7 but her mother was psychologically abusive. "I would speak up as early as 7 years old," she says, "saying that I could not be raise in this kind of environment. I was dying .. I felt it. I pulled my eyelashes out for around 3 years from the 2nd thru the 5th grade from stress." Her brother moved out to live with her father and she was left at the house with her mother. "My mother tried to get me to feel responsible for her, take care of her emotionally," she explains. "Living with my mother was psychological torture! She always played the victim." No one understood what was happening, not a neighbor, a family friend or a relative. Catherine was made to take care of both herself and her mother. "My health has suffered my entire life because all anyone said whenever I tried to tell anyone was, "get over it" or just not take it seriously." She goes on, "The people I was surrounded by were total losers. I spoke truth to my parent straight and she never, never did anything to change, apologize, or admit she was wrong." She concludes, "She was turning me into a monster!" NAASCA understands the issues Catherine shares well. No one who comes to us after suffering such emotional abuse and neglect hears "get over  it" or "stop thinking about it."  We welcome her to the NAASCA family!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
08/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. Find them on the HOME page of the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Dr Robert Carey
Wednesday
08/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Robert (Bob) Carey, PsyD, from Los Angeles, a returning NAASCA family member and an abuse survivor who grew up on the south side of Chicago. He was first abused when he was about four years old in a one-time incident that involved three much older kids. Bob reports, "My dad's friend had a teenage son [who] began molesting me when I was about seven. That continued until I was about 12 or 13, when I finally found a way to put an end to it myself." At 15 he was abused yet again, this time by his uncle's wife. "She was 28 and in my teenage mind, at the time I thought that it was an actual relationship. I thought that we were in love and we were somehow going to run off and have a life together." He goes on, "None of the sexual abuse that was done to me was ever violent." The remainder of his childhood and his early adulthood was spent feeling that he had been some sort of an equal participant. "The primary feelings that I can remember were guilt, shame and fear." Bob lived in constant dread that one of his secrets would be exposed and that it would ruin his life. "It wasn't until I was in my early 30s and had adopted my daughters that I was finally able to recognize that what had been done to me as a kid was sexual abuse. I still carried around a lot of guilt and feelings of responsibility until a couple years ago." Now in his mid 40s Bob is a very happy husband and a very proud father. He's done a lot of work on himself, studied about these issues and has made the most of his experience. He's now a doctor of forensic psychology. "I have dedicated the rest of my career to helping other survivors to heal and doing what I can to help prevent any future child abuse."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
08/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinated the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA was a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Special topic - Public Safety Show "Current Events, for Better or Worse"
Monday
07/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Public Safety Discussion Show - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org
"Community Matters" This Week - 490

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1670

Special guest Onyx King
Friday
07/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Onyx King from Fort Worth, Texas, a survivor of horrible sexual, physical and emotional child abuse. Hers is  a voice crying out for all the children who can't.  "Before child sex trafficking became a popular cause," she says, "African American kids had been suffering for decades. My mother sold my body over and over." Onyx is right. The issue of the trafficking of children has become a topic that's discussed fairly openly in today's media and society. In fact NAASCA sees it as a back-door opportunity to present the much more taboo issues of child sexual abuse. Onyx's book, "The Girl That Glows: a story of a young girl who lost her shine," reveals that the abuse she suffers was almost unbearable, but the religious abuse she experienced was almost her undoing. Then the glow hidden in her heart begins to allow her to see who was there all the time, a child of God worthy of love. This is quite the story, and you'll not want to miss it! "My writing has taken me to a whole new level in my thinking," Onyx says. "I have not as of yet [fully] arrived, but I do believe it is coming!" During the day she's now working as a receptionist for Universal Health Services. "I love what I do, and no matter what happens in life I will forever remain connected with Universal in some way." A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Onyx possesses a BS in Social Work and is currently working on her Masters degree at The University of Phoenix.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/27/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Healing Hands or Taking Lives? Medical Kidnapping' ~~ Our children are being kidnapped and experimented on like lab rats right here in North America. Simply having a rare disease or requesting a second opinion for serious medical procedures performed on your child is enough to lose them. CPS seizes them and the hospitals have free reign. Unbelievably they will bill you for this. It's the ultimate violation of our rights as parents and as human beings. Join us tonight as we speak with Journalist Terri LaPoint from Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com and Jasmin Mack, mother of a child with a rare disease who is currently being held in a Georgia hospital. She's fighting for her life after being medically kidnapped and forced to undergo experimental surgeries. Everyone needs to be aware of what's happening to our children in our medical facilities .. before the next child taken is yours. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Wednesday
07/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinated the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA was a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1666

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
07/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 489

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Laurie Ann Smith
Friday
07/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Laurie Ann Smith from Alberta, Calgary, Canada, a long time NAASCA family member who's returning to the show after several years. She's always a welcome addition to anything we do, and now serves as NAASCA's Alberta Ambassador. Laurie Ann works with many advocates around the globe, speaking out against child abuse. She encourages others to take a stand on the issues surrounding child sexual abuse, too, emphasizing the need to break the silence. She regularly speaks on Internet radio programs, telling her own story and helping break the chains of shame and guilt so many survivors of abuse suffer with day to day. Laurie has written several books, including “One Child Abuse Survivor 2 Another: The Journey,” the true story of Laurie Ann's personal healing journey and memoirs through “talk therapy” on Internet radio, exposing the truth of growing up abused, child sexual abuse, incest, rape, sodomy, and traumatic memories. Laurie Ann shares the painful process of working through her healing journey on her own BlogTalkRadio show. Hers is a story not only of pain, but of healing, of revelation, and of Laurie Ann's determination to claim victory over the nightmares that consumed her since childhood. Laurie Ann's mission is to continue writing and speaking publicly, to be “one more voice” to add to those voices who are making a difference. We consider Laurie a long-time, card-carrying member of the NAASCA family!!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
07/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Angie Baker
Wednesday
07/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Angie Baker from Lexington, Kentucky, a NAASCA family member who serves as our Kentucky Ambassador. Angie estimates she was sexually abuse over 1000 times between ages 2 and 11 by her uncle, her dad's brother. Her mother saw these assaults but did nothing to help. In fact, she was physically and emotionally abusive to her daughter. As she grew older, Angie became a promiscuous teenager, and was forced to have abortion by her boyfriend. "I thought I was damned to hell for being sexual before marriage," she says. She began to drink and get high to deal with her feelings. Angie met her husband after high school and shares that in her 20s she confronted her family "in a positive way." At 21 she had her tubes tied, because she was afraid she couldn't be a good mother. At one point she was misdiagnosed and was given medications for schizophrenia for 2 yrs. It took 11 tries to find the right Doctor to treat her, and in her late 20s she was diagnosed with PTSD. At this point she cut off contact with her mom and dad, but re-established a relationship in her 30s, participating in family therapy. She concentrated on raising her son, but in her 40s her husband managed to burn down the garage and house making meth. As the chaos continued her father passed away and her own family broke up. She was run out of town. Today Angie describes herself as 'serenely abnormal' which I'm sure resonates with other adult survivors of child abuse and trauma!
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Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
07/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Court Ordered Rape" ~~ Most people know that medical evaluation of victims of assault are expected as part of procedure for collection of evidence – body fluids, DNA sample collection, wound/bruise documentation. But body cavity examinations are conducted in some states at the request of the assailant in order to conduct discovery on the body of the victim. Tonight we are specifically addressing private party crime victims who are the subjects of sexual assault ordered to submit to genital, intrusive examination at the behest of the court, on behalf of an assailant. Our guest, Lisa, experienced Court Ordered Rape that stemed from her having been unknowingly infected with a genital disease in the course of an intimate relationship, by a partner who was fully conscious and intent on harming her. Her case was pursued on criminal and civil charges. She is an outspoken advocate for victims rights and raising consciousness of the presence and impact of this crime. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1661

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
07/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 488

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1660

Special topic - The SCRIPT Conference
Friday
07/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC - The SCRIPT Conference - a wrap up discussion. NAASCA founder and CEO, Bill Murray, will report LIVE at the conclusion of the event with special guests from the annual two day SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles, 9am to 5pm each day at The California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012. Bill's contribution this year included a workshop on 'Media Stigma Related to Male Survivors' as well as appearances each day on panel discussions at the assemblies. This FREE event (Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention, and Training) is not to be missed by anyone interested in how adverse childhood experiences, especially those of young males, effects the quality of life in our communities. The conference is an excellent opportunity for professionals and community members to come together to address social issues, especially those related challenges facing local Los Angeles male survivors. Bill invited NAASCA family members to to the event, say "hello" to him and be introduced to Dr Debra Warner!
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
07/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Madison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Is Society building the Family Structure or Pulling it Apart?' ~~ Please join us tonight with our guest Anne Marie Lotter Inchiostro as she shares her journey to discuss her story of family disconnection and how this affects her relationship as a mother to her children. We are pleased to have our amazing Mike Slaytor to share his tireless commitment as a Canadian Advocate and Activist and how he helps others to find family. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Rebecca Pott Fitton
Wednesday
07/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rebecca Pott Fitton from Santa Fe, New Mexico, survivor and author of the book 'Wave Rider,' a poetic reflection of her journey to heal from sexual abuse, abandonment and neglect to wholeness of body, mind and spirit. "My journey has taken a lifetime," she says. "To use the metaphor of waves, sometimes the undertow nearly drowned me .. but I survived. I hope this writing will be an inspiration to those who have also suffered greatly from abuse." She further explains, "Growing up, I couldn't understand what was wrong with me. I was often alone, sad, and angry. Learning and comprehension were arduous. I felt as if I didn't fit in…in my family, in social groups, in my skin." Later she came to understand she was suffering from PTSD. More memories came back. "My uncle sexually abused me beginning when I was two years young. I remember flying to the ceiling and looking down as I was being called. Being abused before I could talk changed everything, and I hovered outside my body for most of my life." Her book explains the various mileposts of her life along the way,  “Darkness” which reveals her struggles, “Between” that captures the process of her multi-dimensional healing, and “Spaciousness” which begins with her arrival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and her ongoing healing journey. "We have all been wounded, and what each of us does with those wounds is our healing path. This journey shuns victimization and embraces responsibility," she says. "For those of you just starting your healing process, be tenacious because no words can describe adequately the feeling of truly knowing yourself."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1656

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
07/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 487

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
07/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and CEO, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1655

Special guest David Shubert
Friday
07/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is David Shubert from Pueblo, Colorado, founder of iWasErased.com where the mission is to create awareness among the general public about those who alienate our children from the loving arms of a capable and caring parents. "I am a left behind and alienated parent of a 12 year old daughter and 17 year old step-son who were abducted by their mother," David says. "It would take me four months before I was able to learn that I did have rights in seeking their return." This was in mid-2007. He took his cause to the Hague Convention courts, since the case involved an international abduction to Australia. Over the next two years, there would be a total of four contempt hearings in which the mother would not appear in person nor, via telephone. Finally, in October 2010, Modification was made and sole parental responsibilities were reversed and the children ordered to be returned. "That was over eight years ago and I am still fighting to be in their lives," David explains. He turned to social media and eventually to writing. David is soon coming out with a new book, 'Parental Alienation is ABUSE.' He says this is a very real problem that affects targeted parents, their children and extended families as well. "Through the sharing of our stories and our heartbreak, change is possible in the eradication of this form of emotional abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1654

Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
07/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1653

Special guest Michael Reed
Wednesday
07/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michael Reed from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He lost both his daughters and wife to a terrible fire last year, started a campaign in honor of his wife who suffered as an adult from child abuse. He started The Reed Foundation on Facebook and a campaing petition to congress to include a "help" button for children when they are being abused to contact authorities. "My wife, Constance, suffered from horrible abuse and molestation as a child at the hands of her step father," Michael explains. "She suffered her whole adult life from bipolar disorder, anxiety, a borderline personality disorder, depression, hallucinations, and suicidal thoughts." He goes on, "After the fire I created The Reed Foundation in honor of her and our daughters. Our mission is to eliminate child sexual abuse. Maybe if someone had helped her as a child she would've been able to function more." Michael has petitioned congress to pass what's called #ConstancesBill. It creates a nationwide text alert number for children who are being abused. He's also created a movement called #ShedTheShame. This movement provides an opportunity for adult survivors of abuse to come forward, share their story, and shed the shame of their past. "We have had a lot of success in getting the word out, but there are SO MANY OTHERS I want to reach out to and haven't had that outlet yet," Michael says. "I pray your foundation (NAASCA) is that outlet. We are in this together, and I look forward to working with you. Together we can change the world. One person at a time."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
07/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1651

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
07/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 486

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

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

Special guest Debra Betesh
Friday
06/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Debra Betesh from New York City, a returning NAASCA family member and social activist who created the 'Precious Child Act,' a bill against sexual abuse to ensure safety for New York State's children. Debbie was inspired when a community member near and dear to her heart who'd been sexually abused as a child later took his own life. She explains, "The 'Precious Child Act' will step in to defend the well being of our children and mandate instruction on important matters." Among other things a person arrested for a 'felony offense' related to sexual offenses against a child less than 13 years old must submit a DNA sample. The bill would empower children . It was referred to various committees in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Debbie points out, "By approving this act, children will be educated about sexual abuse in school." Here are detailed explanations of the act's three sections: Part I mandates automatic DNA testing for anyone arrested for the sexual assault of a child under 13 years old. Part II mandates child sexual abuse education in New York State's curriculum. Students in sixth through eighth grade would receive instruction via the state-approved video, 'Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger'. Part III will be Erin Merryn 's Law. This law will require schools to add age-appropriate education on sexual exploitation and abuse when they are taught about abduction. Children in grades kindergarten through eighth will benefit from this education. Debbie "By joining forces with the Precious Child Act, we will be proactive about children's safety. Eventually, I'd like to get this act passed nationwide, because I know it will truly make a difference."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1649

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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Madison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'What side of the courts are you on?' ~~ Tonight we have a special guest Viorica Lungo who will be sharing her story about parent alienation and the justice system. For eight years Viorica has fought for the rights to see her children who are no longer a part of her life. Please join us as we uncover the layers that have caused this family's demise and what needs to happen to help piece this family together. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1648

Special guest Bill Murray
Wednesday
06/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, California, a childhood sexual abuse survivor and NAASCA's founder. He first spoke on the radio on SCAN Episode 63 in 2009. By then he was nearly 25 years in recovery, and had told his story many many times, one-on-one, in small groups and even at a few conventions. A bit later he launched the NAASCA.org web site and organization, which recently became a non-profit charity. Bill was sexually abused from age 11 until about half way through his high school experience at a minor seminary. He was also the victim of thousands of x-rated pre-pubescent pictures, kidnapped for two weeks and offered to others, trafficked. Most of his predators, all men, were priests and brothers in the Catholic Church. Bill had a confusing, painful adolescence and early adulthood where he kept his secret, drinking and drugging in shame. He had numerous inappropriate sexual relationships with as many women as he could. At 30 years old, Bill sobered up and began to apply the same principals he was learning in a 12 Step program to the suffering he'd experienced in his youth. Now NAASCA itself uses the spiritual principals found in The 12 Traditions as a guide. There are a number of NAASCA 'family members' who are trained to host the 6-night-a-week "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio shows. After hosting some 2200 episodes himself, Bill remains NAASCA's principal spokesperson and devotes his time to writing and appearing as often as he can to educate the public and offer hope to the still-suffering adult survivor of child abuse and trauma.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1647

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

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1646

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

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

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

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

Special guest Carol D Levine
Friday
06/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Carol D Levine from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, one of NAASCA's most dedicated volunteer family members, involved for seven years. She serves as Vice-president of NAASCA's non-profit (charity) and is the author of the book "Panic Child: the harrowing true story of sexual abuse and neglect." Carol's commitment to the cause and mission at NAASCA, namely to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect, is undeniable. She seeks to educate the public by making regular live personal appearances in northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania. It's not been an easy path for Carol. Her childhood was filled with child sexual abuse, stranger abduction, and rape, a journey of pain, and neglect. But even after the toll it took on her in her adult life, over 30 years ago Carol found the courage to keep going, to heal and to be a voice for change. Carol has appeared on numerous other radio shows, too, has been interviewed for newspapers and has spoken before community groups and at colleges. She spreads her message of recovery and speaks out against the horrible pandemic of child abuse. Carol continues to appear as a regular host on our SCAN talk shows, and trains new hosts as NAASCA expands. She's always willing to step in wherever a regularly scheduled talk show host has a conflict.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1644

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

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

Special guest Eugenea (Gina) Coutoure
Wednesday
06/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Eugenea (Gina) Coutoure from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of NAASCA's most involved volunteer family members. At four years old, she was forced into the foster care system in southern Alberta. She tells her story in her book 'Adoption Not An Option,' a powerful memoir that takes the reader through a cycle of four generations beginning with her great grandmother. As a child without her own family, Gina, who is in the third generation, faces a fractured existence in foster care. She desperately wants it to stop but is trapped in a broken system as she is forced to move through 11 homes. The challenges of finding good parents is nearly impossible and Gina becomes prey to multiple strangers. As an adult and mother, she was determined to never lose her own four kids, as her mother and grandmother had done in the past. Over the decades, Gina does an extensive manhunt to find her family but it comes to a dead halt when the Government refuses to open sealed records. Her refusal to never give up and her burning desire turns into countless years of fights against legislation for her sibling rights. She provides resources to benefit others who are seeking for the birthright of their family. Gina's quite the advocate and we're delighted to have her ongoing and growing participation. In addition to co-hosting the 'For Our Kids' series of shows (looking at the rights of children and families in North America) Gina's now one of the small group of recurring hosts for other of our talk shows!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1642

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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Utah: the Cult Crisis of Child Exploitation" ~~ Community consciousness in Utah allows the extensive presence of child sexual abuse and multiple forms of exploitation of children through court appointed experts, court actors, judges, junk science and 'parental alienation.' What makes Utah unique is the density of population and numbers of children absorbed in the cult crisis of child exploitation! Tonight's guest will speak anonymously about her daughters being transferred by the Utah court into the hands of an extraordinarily violent abuser after she and they escaped and then caught. The children were sent to hell, and their mother to jail. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children. For more shows in this series, go to: www.NAASCA.org/Jill
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1641

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

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

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

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

Special guest Deborah Maddison
Friday
06/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Deborah Maddison from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, one of NAASCA's most involved volunteer family members. Abducted to the other side of the country at 3 years old, she was separated from her father, and her dad and paternal grandmother somehow found her at 8." There was serious alcohol and drug abuse in the family. Deborah's alcoholic mother was also a 'rage-aholic.' The children were starved. Her first stepfather was incredibly abusive and there was sexual abuse from his friends. Following a brutal divorce the family lost everything. Her mother had a string of abusive boyfriends, many moving in overnight, then disappearing. "I survived by becoming a part of all my friend's families" she says. An amazing family volunteered to take her in, but Deborah reports she was not able to adapt at 13 to normal young child behavior. At 16 she sustained severe injuries in a car accident, and was forced to return to her mother's home to recuperate. She began counseling in her early 20s to deal with issues from her childhood, but struggled with relationships. A narcissistic 'ex' has taken her child. Deborah still deals with some very serious issues, losses and trauma, including health issues. "My mother and I were estranged for many years. I don't know where my father lives." But Deborah's incredibly devoted to helping others. She to co-hosts the 'For Our Kids' series of shows (looking at the rights of children and families in North America) and is now one of a small group of recurring hosts for other of our SCAN talk shows!
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: ' The Other Side Of The Story: Audrie Pott' -- Many of us think we know this story as it was covered so heavily on the news -Beautiful  young teen girl  assaulted at a party then cyber-bullied to death. We saw the bullies sued, and it seemed some semblance of justice was found for this family. But that is just one part of this story. Join us June 15th on the For Our Kids Show as we speak with Audrie's father, Michael Lazarin to hear the truth about how Audrie was a victim of extreme alienation and an unjust and abusive court system long before she fell victim to bullies. Even the judge on this case denounced the law that forced her ruling, as sometimes the system is so broken even it's own players can't stand the game. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1638

Special guest Marilyn Parker
Wednesday
06/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marilyn Parker from Cleveland, Ohio, a survivor of severe child abuse. "There were times I could have died," she shares. "There were times I wish I had." She goes on, "I didn't know anything other than abuse. I didn't know children did NOT get abused. I did not know love. I just sailed through life, accepting things as they came. I was confused. Something didn't feel right." Her healing journey has led her to NAASCA. "Many people have told me, 'Tell your story.' I did that once [before] and it felt fabulous! I encourage you all to tell your story." Marilyn has suffered from very low self- esteem. And no wonder. "When I say I am a survivor of child abuse, I mean I was a slave," she shares. "I cleaned until 12 midnight and was awakened at 5 in the morning to clean before school. I was beaten daily; hair pulled out, and kicked, all daily, more than once daily, whenever I didn't do something right .. which was often." She goes on, "I was made to eat vomit, dog hair, red pepper flakes, and one time, broken glass. How am I alive?" Yet Marilyn's amazing journey has led her to be able to see her life on a different footing. "What it's like now is I am doing well. There are triggers where I get anxiety. I am emotionally and socially immature. Yet, I am doing well." She concludes, "I've lived to tell my story." She goes on,"It was so long ago but there are so many 'scars.' My main purpose now is to help others. Thank you [NAASCA] for being there."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1637

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

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1636

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

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day the LACP web site is updated with current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
06/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Roy Huff
Friday
06/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Roy Huff from Honolulu, Hawaii, a child abuse survivor and author of a just released book 'Think Smart Not Hard'. Roy overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness, and he was abused physically. "There were several people involved," Roy says, "but what I'm willing to share relates to physical assault as a six year old from my mother's boyfriend after my parents separated." He goes on, "On one occasion in particular, he was attacking my mother, and I blocked him to keep him from punching her in the face. He proceeded to pick me up and throw me against the wall. I collided with the wall and collapsed onto the floor. Eventually the abuse escalated, and I called the police. After that he left, for fear I would call the police again." Now Roy's a research scientist, author and teacher. After graduating high school as Valedictorian, he moved to Hawaii at the age of seventeen with only $100 in his pocket to start a new life. "In my book, I touch on abuse, but primarily what I know about my father's abuse, which was sexual." He concludes, "I give strategies to deal with pain and abuse inflicting by others." We're delighted to help Roy launch his new book, "Think Smart Not Hard," and welcome him to the NAASCA family! .
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
06/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Patricia McKnight
Wednesday
06/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patricia A. McKnight from Breese, Illinois, a small town some 40 miles east of St Louis. Trish , a returning NAASCA family member, is our new Mid West Regional Director for our just launched Ambassador Program. She's the author of "My Justice," the true story of her struggle to overcome the cruelty of her childhood. The man who assaulted Trish, her stepfather, continued his torture for twelve long years. His torment left her so severely scarred that it would destroy everything good in her life for the next three decades. Her path in life became one of continued violence against her, including 20 years of Domestic Violence in her own marriage. "I finally broke free to claim a life of my own and provide a home where my children could feel safe," Trish says. "It is the training of accepting the abuses against us and the belief in the brainwashing of our abusers that keeps us trapped in this life of control." Her daughters have followed the same pattern of abusive marriages, which is now affecting their children. In learning to aide others, Trish has studied the impact of violence in our environment and how the often overlooked warning signs can be so easily dismissed as misbehaving or even ADHD. She runs the well respected Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery effort and advocates for changes in the law. She says, "I now share my voice to help others understand they too can break free and claim their own happiness in life, feel safe, and finally feel true freedom." NAASCA loves Trish!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
06/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
06/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Amber DeAnn
Friday
06/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amber DeAnn from San Jose, California, a child abuse and PTSD survivor who's now a relationship coach, hypnotherapist, author and filmmaker.   "Mine is a slightly different story," she says, "since I approach everything from a more cosmic angle." Her main molester was her mom, a housewife of a farmer in the Midwest (Nebraska). "She felt trapped and when she could not hold it in any longer her anger erupted onto me in the form of beatings." But she was also sodomized by a drunken father as an infant. "I don't even remember the first 8 years of my life, except for emotionless sensations which look like images from a movie, not a real life memory," she shares. "It is common for abuse victims to leave their body during the abuse," Amber points out, "which is probably what happened here (a psychic looked at it and said 'it wasn't just abuse, it was torture')." She g oes on, "The emotional and mental shut down and entrapment in low self esteem, cut off from your power, your personality, your interests, your feelings, and your essence as a human that is the deepest wound to heal." Amber talks about the biological and energetic side of healing from trauma and child abuse. "This path includes body shaking to release the excess of flight or fight energy from the body, emotional clearing (thru hypnotherapy and other writing exercises), yoga to strengthen the body which resets the nervous system, and meditation to reconnect with the Spirit." Amber says, "I am now a coach helping adults release from their emotional connection to their parents, so they can take back their power, and their identity."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
06/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Advocate Nation' - Join us tonight on the For Our Kids Show at 8pm EST (7pm CST, 6pm CMT, 5pm PST) as we speak with the Advocates who work behind the scenes as well as on the front lines to fight for those in need. Learn more about who they are, why they are willing to work tirelessly and without pay, and what they have to face as a result. As long as we are willing to stand up for others, no one stands alone. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Faith Reagan
Wednesday
05/31/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Faith Reagan (McDaniel) from Jacksonville, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member and self-described survivor-turned-thriver, now a Certified Life Empowerment Coach. She helps her clients move forward by breaking boundaries that have held them back. She assists in helping them identify goals in their personal and professional life as well as to make a plan to achieve them. Born in Kentucky as the second oldest of five children, Faith McDaniel grew up in a troubled family. "My father liked to play with little girls," she explains. He used a slew of persuasive tactics to keep Faith silent, usually saying her mother would leave him and the children would be left to fend for themselves. After years of abuse, a rebellious Faith occasionally ran away from home. Eventually she decided to serve in the military. "Joining the Air Force was the best thing I could have done," she says. "What was I going to do, be a street whore?" Faith feared at the rate she was going, life on the streets was a possibility. Now Faith openly talks of her troubled childhood and has come to terms with her past. Once she learned not to beat herself up for what happened in her youth everything seemed to click. "I've got nothing to hide. I'm not a victim; I'm a survivor. I want people to know you can get out of a bad situation and succeed. With all the negatives you see today, if you have drive and desire, you can overcome anything." Please see: Surviving With Faith
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/30/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. Among other things, Debra coordinates the wonderful and FREE 2 day SCRIPT Conference (July 13 & 14) in Los Angeles. NAASCA is a partner in this. See the web site: www.theSCRIPTconference.com ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Tori De Las Casas
Friday
05/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tori De Las Casas from Louisiana , currently a 21 year old college student who's taking on the role of a NAASCA volunteer family member by doing Outreach to Young Adult Survivors, a group we're sensitive about needing to reach. Tori's the perfect person to coordinate these efforts, and she'll start by running NAASCA's new Instagram account (@NAASCAinsta) and NAASCA's existing Twitter account (@NAASCAofficial). Tori was born in California and moved to Louisiana around 5 or 6. "My parents divorced not too long after. One thing led to another and we ended up moving in with my step father," she says. "He molested me for a large period of time somewhere between the ages of 10 and 13." Even though he confessed her mother let him stay around. "I faced a large amount of emotional and verbal abuse while growing up. I remember bits and pieces, but large blocks of time are absent from my memory." Now she's had break through. "Recently, I was formally diagnosed with PTSD  after a 5-day hospital stay. I filed charges against my parents as I began to realize the severity of the situation. I was still being subjected to emotional, verbal and, now, financial abuse." We're glad Tori 's engaging with NAASCA , where she'll never be along again, a day at a time. "I cut off contact with them and began the process of recovery. It is rough, but I hope to one day be free of all ties with them. I want to prove to myself that I am nothing like them and that I am better off without them." Tori 's off to a great start!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
05/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 480

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Angelique Anderson
Friday
05/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Angelique Anderson from Stockton, California, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and activist who's currently writing a short story series called "Little Lost Girl." The first book, "Separation," has been released and book 2, "Home is where the heart is," is releasing this week. It'll shortly be followed by the final book in the trilogy, "Reunited." Angelique plans to include NAASCA info in her books, explaining, "My short story series is a fiction series based on my life. Which is why I wanted to use the resources you have available!" Angelique's an advocate for those who have been abused, and for former foster children. She grew up in dire and tumultuous conditions, bouncing back and forth between her parents, family members and foster care homes, and was abused in many ways. Angelique lived in numerous states all across the American West. All through her childhood she was alternately neglected, assaulted, beaten, treated like a slave, abandoned and left to her own devices. At 18 she was living hand to mouth when she moved in with her boyfriend. They've been together ever since. "I am very happily married to the most amazing, God-fearing man who has stood by me through the healing process and ups and downs that come with that," Angelique says. "We have four amazing kids, and I know looking back that my husband has been God's tangible hand of love in my life."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/18/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Charles Edward, who heads a team of similarly highly educated legal experts from across the country. As a team they work on research, writing, teaching, speaking about the most challenging legal issues facing children and Protective Parents dealing with the autocratic direction of rulings in family courts today. In recent weeks we have seen decisions in Kansas, Maryland and New York, that have given rise to profound concerns as to rogue disregard for the rule of Constitutional law. We are prepared to discuss those cases tonight. We hope that the FCVFC's 'Swat Team Legal research and Intervention Program' will be a voice of confrontation for a new, increasingly alarming trend in judicial over reach. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children. For more shows in this series, go to: http://www.NAASCA.org/Jill.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1616

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 479

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1615

Special guest Elizabeth Byler
Friday
05/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight' s special guest is Elizabeth Byler from Pennsylvania, a child survivor from the Amish community. "I am now ex-Amish," she says. "My mom left when I was a baby. She was not married so she had to leave me behind. I was badly abused, mentally, physically and sexually for 17 yrs." She goes on, "I met my mom at 17 and she got killed by a bus a year and a half later." Now Elizabeth faces numerous other challenges in her adult life. Most of them involve her being separated from her children by yet another instance of 'Institutional Abuse and Enabling,' a topic NAASCA  follows regularly, this time Medical Kidnapping. Elizabeth trusted a woman who had her sign a 'custody consent form' that ended up in lies being told and in Elizabeth' s children being taken from her. With increasing frequency, children are being taken away from their families when parents simply disagree with their doctors. Most of the public is largely unaware of these medical kidnappings simply because the parents are almost always threatened by the family court system in their state from speaking out, usually via an illegal gag order. Indeed, this is the case with Elizabeth. As the Medical Kidnapping web site points out, "Every day you are in danger of losing your children to the State through medical kidnapping. Something as simple as bringing your child to the local emergency room to care for an injury or sickness puts you at risk for being accused of medically abusing or neglecting your child, and having a doctor direct a social worker to remove the child or children from your custody by force."
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
05/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1613

Special guest Andrew Pari
Wednesday
05/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Andrew Pari, L.C.S.W., from the Antelope Valley area of Los Angeles, a psychotherapist with over 20 years' experience treating survivors of sexual abuse and assault, including CSEC and sex workers. Andrew explains, "What brought me to my work and research on arousal affecting survivors was an interaction I had years ago with a colleague who denied sexual abuse/assault when a person experienced arousal during the event." He goes on, "This led me to pursuing the literature and research to see what was out there and, discovering very little, I began writing in bits and pieces about this online." It's quite common for survivors to delay recovery from feelings of shame or guilt, and a sense of selflessness for childhood sexual assaults. NAASCA acknowledges these feeling are real but may be misplaced. We point out that children are entirely helpless, innocent and virtually powerless against predators. To us 100% of the ' responsibility ' belongs to them .. not the child (who's now an adult survivor). Andrew was surprised when he first looked into this. "I had assumed this was common knowledge in the field. I have since learned that I was very, very wrong about this." He knows better now . " There is still so much to do in basic education on arousal for survivors. It's an area of great pain, great damage, and great danger for those who don't address it in treatment." Andrew now consults and trains nationally, provides legal consultation, and has assisted in curriculum development for SARS and campus sexual assault awareness programs. In addition, he directed the psychiatric emergency and disaster response team for West Los Angeles, responding to anything from celebrity calls to airline crashes.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1611

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/08/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 478

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
05/07/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1610

Special guest Melea Desir
Friday
05/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Melea Desir from Atlanta, Georgia, a survivor / activist who experienced both child molestation and other abuse. "I definitely believe I was led to this group for a reason." she says, "and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to get involved any way I can." We're happy to report that she's NAASCA's new Ambassador to Georgia! Melea lives health and artistic creativity. Growing up with a life of misguided medical advice and familial hardship, Melea flourished with her insights for creating passion, love and compassion that is unparalleled. Continually learning, progressing, understanding and realizing her body, mind and spiritual potentials. She's a Health Coach, a Reiki Master and a Cheer Leader Coach. Her mission and passion is to educate, support and empower her clients to achieve their best health and best self by looking at the body holistically and creating a personalized roadmap that fits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals, Together, she partners with clients to help them achieve optimum weight, reduce stress, maximize energy, make empowered food choices, and fall in love their body to create sustainable lifestyle changes that will last a life time. Melea realizes that health is not just about food but about promoting a holistic way of life that includes body, mind, and spirit integration. When not working with clients, you can find her learning more about healing the body holistically, hiking, spending time with her partner and love and laying by any and every ocean she can find.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1609

Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
05/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'When The System Fails Who Really Pays?' ~~ Join us tonight as we speak with Cailin James, the founder of the Humanitarian Alliance. She'll be with us to tell us her her own incredible story and to describe her work as an advocate in the field. We'll also have Barry Goldstein, Domestic Violence expert, speaker, writer and consultant. Barry worked on Cailin's case and will join us to discuss the issues faced both in her case and by so many others who find themselves trapped in this broken system. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1608

Special guest Randy Boyd
Wednesday
05/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Randy Boyd from La Quinta, California, a 53 year old survivor of childhood sexual, emotional, verbal, physical and spiritual abuse. He'll join us to speak about the Courageous Healers Foundation, which he founded, a ministry where the purpose is to help men overcome sexual, emotional, physical and spiritual abuse, and find their worth is their loving Father. Randy will also talk specifically about their upcoming 'Ride Across America' project, scheduled for  June 18, 2017, a nationwide bike ride traveling from Indio, CA, to Beach Lake, PA. Along the way, Randy will be stopping in various cities and recovery centers to speak and raise awareness about how sexual abuse of boys affects men today. He'll have a lot to say. His young-age mother was emotionally and physically abusive. A very promiscuous alcoholic, she exposed Randy to a lot of things a young boy should not be exposed to, When his parents divorced (his father died shortly thereafter) a man named 'Jack' moved into the family home .. and immediately began sexually molesting Randy. Jack was a respected Deacon in their Church, which contributed to Randy's confusion. He began drinking in his mid teens and married young. "I believed God turned his back on me and for the next 38 years I ran with the devil," Randy says. But he's on a new path since 2006, when his therapist arranged eights in Betty Ford Intensive Outpatient program. "I always knew that my calling was to help other men that had been sexually abused," Randy shares. We're delighted he does!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1607

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
05/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1606

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
05/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Melody Brooke
Friday
04/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Melody Brooke from Dallas, Texas, a child abuse survivor, actor, marriage and family therapist, author and filmmaker. Her book 'Oh, WOW this changes everything!' shifts individuals consciousness while it provides practical tools that transform how they experience their lives and relationships. She knows what she's talking about. "My childhood appeared normal," she says. "My mother was quite young when she started having children, 16 to be exact." She continues, "As a teen I started having problems .. problems with boys, with drugs and alcohol and with relationships in general. Experiencing periodic bouts of depression and binge drinking, I thought I was like everyone else." Her eventual experience of two failed marriages and a lifetime of abuse and neglect drove her to discover a new way to transform the conflicts and misunderstandings that happen between people that cause divorce, family violence, job violence… even war. Her new film 'Promises' is now available on Amazon. Other feature films include 'Blissful Lies', 'Decisions', '8 Days', and 'The Art of Killing Bigfoot'. With such a strong background in the workings of the mind and emotions, Melody has become recognized for her outstanding screen writing. She is currently writing while developing short works and feature films for production, and maintaining a small private counseling practice. Melody writes, "My passion is compassion. Awakening people's hearts to their innate capacity for compassion is pure joy."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1604

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

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Michael Skinner
Wednesday
04/26/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michael Skinner, a returning NAASCA family member from New Hampshire. Michael is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor (The Surviving Spirit) addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music. He notes that  these three major health problems cover a wide variety of issues and we want to reach out to those who have known that pain and suffering. "We want to extend our invite to their loved ones, friends, co-workers and to the greater public," he says, "to help create awareness on how those health issues affect all of us." Michael  has spoken at the National Press Club, the United Nations, The State Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows - he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. Michael's non-profit, The Surviving Spirit, offers a monthly newsletter. Michael wrote a chapter in the recently published book, "Our Encounters With Suicide," PCCS Publishing, UK. His chapter's titled, "The Silence of Suicide. (See also on YouTube: www.youtube.com/mc strainfeaturing a live performance of "Brush Away Your Tears," a song written for those hurt as children). .
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1602

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

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

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

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

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

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Tara Walker Lyons
Friday
04/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tara Walker Lyons from Montana, a returning NAASCA family member. An abuse survivor herself, she's now an advocate for the prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse. "As a result of making my story public, I have since become a speaker about this issue, traveling the State of Montana to share my platform and information on addressing CSA." Tara resides in Hamilton, Montana, on the family's cattle ranch. Born on the Blackfeet Reservation, she is a young Pikuni Blackfeet woman who is using her outspoken voice and adverse childhood experiences to advocate for the awareness and prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Her presentations describe the complexities of childhood sexual abuse, the dark aftermath that unfolds in the life of a victim and demonstrates the victory that is shared when justice, understanding and healing has begun. Tara works to prompt legislative changes to address the need for education on the issue within our schools. She has been published in many newspapers for her efforts and her momentum keeps growing. She continues to speak for the Montana Department of Corrections and is an avid horsewoman. Tara explains, "I posted a status about an issue that affects 1/10 children before the age of 18: Childhood Sexual Assault." Later she "outted" a local pedophile which rallied to her the support of many others. As a result of making her story public, especially in her native Montana, she's making a difference. In fact, Tara tells me that this appearance happens on the evening of the Governor's signing a new bill for which she'd advocated.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
04/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Cause and Effect: When Courts Become The Abusers' ~~ Tonight we'll be looking at 3 cases where Family Courts overstepped their bounds, imputing income to those who had none and imposing draconian punishments when that income couldn't materialize. They've crippling litigants with fear, stress and PTSD, and in one case pushing so far that it drove a parent to take their own life. When the actions of an all powerful entity cause someone to feel they have no other options than to take their own life we don't see that as a suicide .. this is a form of murder. It is being systemically bullied to death. We have lost too many parents to institutional abuse. We need to force the courts to change from the win/lose/punishment mentality they follow today into one that humanizes the families before them. It's the children who lose the most here, and they grow up with a pain and a loss that can never truly heal. ~~  Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Dr Michelle Stevens
Wednesday
04/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Michelle Stevens from Los Angeles, author of the newly released book "Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving." A shocking, inspiring, and enlightening new memoir, "Scared Selfless" chronicles Michelle's improbable journey from horrendous child sexual abuse, loss, and mental illness to healing, recovery, and happiness. Not until she remembered and confronted the full extent of what had happened to her was Michelle able to find the path to recovery and ultimately triumph. As a child, Michelle Stevens was the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Gary Lundquist—elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. He locked her in a cage, tortured her, and used her as his sex slave, subjecting her to inconceivable cruelty. She was forced to perform in child pornography and trafficked in a child sex ring. To cope with the trauma, Michelle unconsciously repressed the memories of what she had experienced and developed multiple personalities. Years later, Michelle was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. The disorder is caused by severe and repeated childhood trauma, usually physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. Though DID itself is rare, its underlying cause is not. Not until Michelle remembered and confronted the full extent of what had happened to her, was she able to find the path to recovery and ultimately triumph. She's now a successful psychotherapist, expert in trauma, and a prominent advocate against child abuse. .
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1597

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special guest Valerie Anthony
Friday
04/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Valerie Anthony from Arlington, Texas, a foster care alumna and survivor of child abuse and neglect. Valerie says, "I am a masters-level professional who is trained in the field of human services. I am also a blogger and author of fiction and nonfiction books." Valerie has over 30 years of experience providing counseling and case management services to individuals, groups, youth and families. "I entered the New York City foster care system when I was three years old and “aged out” of the system at the age of twenty-one, just a few months before I graduated from college." For eighteen years, I lived in over twelve foster homes and two foster group homes. At the age of seventeen, she disclosed to her foster care caseworker the physical and sexual abuse she'd endured for the previous nine years at the hands of her grand uncle, her state-certified foster father. "I was bruised from head to toe and my neck revealed evidence where my uncle tried to kill me," Valerie says. But rather than providing protection and compassion, the caseworker documented that he didn't believe her story that she was being abused. Eventually the abuse allegations were substantiated, but, she explains, "the caseworker stated that I deserved to be beaten. This statement was not only re-traumatizing for me, but said a lot about the caseworker's lack of training." Valerie was approaching her college graduation when she was notified by phone that she "was no longer the responsibility of the state of New York." A year after leaving the foster care system, she began her career in human services and became interested in what was going on in the child welfare system.
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
04/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'A Look at Parental Alienation' ~~ April 25th is Parental Alienation Awareness Day, so we want to focus on two different perspectives of the topic for April' s 'For Our Kids' show. Join us tonight as we take a positive, pro-active, informative look at parental alienation, how we can spread awareness and how we can both prevent or repair alienated family relationships. If this is an issue that affects you or anyone you care about, then this is a show you need to hear. Tonight we're pleased to welcome Dory Putter, CEO & founder at Conscious Co-Parenting Institute, Wendy Perry, Co-founder at Parental Alienation Awareness Organization USA (one of the main subjects of the documentary Divorce Corp) and Daniel Dickinson, creator & founder at Parental Alienation Awareness of America. We'll also have Rod McCall, educator and author of ‘For The Love of Eryk ' and Rob Perry, Director of the new documentary ‘For The Love of Eryk', based partly on Rod's extraordinary story. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Tennile Chapman
Wednesday
04/05/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tennile Chapman from Oakwood, Georgia, an abuse survivor who's now a child and victim advocate. "I was molested by both of my stepfathers, the first one from around age 4," Tennile says. "My second stepfather, my sister's biological father, made it clear to me that as long as I was available to him, he wouldn't touch my sister, his daughter." Her mom divorced him as Tennille started high school but she knew her sister would be at risk. "The need to protect her was stronger than my desire to keep quiet. We ended up going to court and he was sentenced to 15 to 20 years." Her uncle had been making payoffs to 'compensate' the family for many years. "I later learned that my mother not only knew what my uncle was doing, but that she deliberately sent me there during the summer to earn money," Tennile explains. As a young adult she sought out men online to have sex with. "I was in control of when, where, how, etc." Eventually she realized what she'd been doing cause just as much damage to herself as her abusers had done. "After meeting a “nice guy” through work, I was date raped and had an unconfirmed miscarriage." She turned to God, and her healing began. "He has called me into the advocacy field to help fellow victims and survivors," she says. "I spent the last 11 and a half years working at a local Child Advocacy Center helping child victims and their families going through the criminal justice system." She goes on, "I know God wants me to use my story to help others." Tennile tell us her trauma has become the foundation for a book she's writing now.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1587

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Teresa L Cunningham
Friday
03/24/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa L Cunningham from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a returning NAASCA family member and survivor of sexually abuse from age 2 to 17 and victim of a kiddy porn ring from ages 6 to 9. Her predators were her father and the men on his side of the family. Teresa's the author of a new book "Never A Child" which is the story of her life of abuse from early childhood through her late teen years, and of how it impacted her adulthood decisions. She turned in her father at 17 but, she writes, ".. he got a slap on the wrist." Teresa speaks of how the law system failed her as well as society, explaining, "I grew into adulthood with many demons walking on a very destructive path for myself and those around me." After considerable suffering, she eventually found God, "..and through Him I found peace with my past. He healed me fully from all the scars that were put on me. And now that I have come full circle in my healing." She goes on, "I want victims to see that there is true healing and there is life to be lived to the fullest after abuse." Teresa continues, "I was led to the healing path by befriending many who helped me change from what I was to who I am now. I have come full circle with my healing." She concludes, "My goal with my story is to reach those that are still in the darkness of abuse to let them know that it is okay to come out .. that there can be life lived to the fullest from love to laughter, to how do deal with anger, and how to forgive to letting go .. to live full functional life away from all the pain." Teresa says she's "Still healing day by day but living a full blessed life."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
03/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'One Person Can Make A Difference' ~~ When the right people are listening and acting amazing things can happen. Senator Alan Clark joining us tonight on the "For Our Kids" show. As many of you know, this man saw the problems that were hurting the children and families in his state and knew that he could do something about it. He's devoted the last two years to creating a new Child Welfare Reform bill that has just been passed in the Arkansas legislature 3 days ago, with more on the way. Join us tonight as we speak with this incredible man about the changes he has made for our children and families, and hear of his plans for the near future. One person can make a huge difference to so many. Imagine if we could all work together. Perhaps this will become a blueprint for change that others will follow, a new standard that those in positions of power and trust will strive for. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Ronnie Carol
Wednesday
03/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ronnie Carol from Los Angeles, a life coaching who has a passionate need to help stop bullying and intimidation, and work with families. "My parents were loving, very strict," Ronnie shares. "We were never abused or bullied [in the house]." But Ronnie grew up rather gangly and awkward. The kids constantly taunted Ronnie for her looks. A consistent A+ student, her teachers would get her up in the front of the class. "Some of the kids would say 'Smarty Pants' in a mean way." When she was 10 the family moved and Ronnie got braces. Three years later the braces came off. "I was popular and a cheerleader but I was cautious about some of the mean girls. Thankfully, social media was not around then." Ronnie  started modeling in the 1960's. "I took karate classes and developed strength. This empowered me." In the late 70's she moved to Los Angeles and had two sons. "Sadly, they were bullied by me. This is so prevalent, if you have been bullied, you often become one." She enjoyed a successful modeling career. A friend suggested she get help with her lingering anger issues. "She took me to Al Anon 33 years ago." This was her turning point. "I realized that I am a work in progress and continually need to improve myself." Her passion and need to help stop bullying, intimidation, and work with families on both sides drives her now. "I also want to get in to the schools which sadly seems impossible," Ronnie says. "Awareness and action can be the first steps to stop the fear, depression, and suicides of kids that have been victimized by bullying." See her YouTube video.
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Tuesday
03/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/19/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

Special guest Rebecca Reitenauer
Friday
03/17/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rebecca Reitenauer from Emmaus, Pennsylvania, a child sexual abuse survivor who was assaulted throughout her childhood. Rebecca's was first abused by her mother's friend, George, beginning at 7 years old. At school, a teacher saw that Rebecca was acting out, and sent her to the office, where she revealed the sexual assaults. Her mother was called, then law enforcement and George eventually ended up in court. But the judge determined that Rebecca was too young to testify and George went free. Rebecca describes the next few years, recalling what had been done to her, as a nightmare, but the traumas of her youth were not over. In middle school she had a teacher, Mr. Chesternut, who would take her in a closet to molest her. A guidance councilor got Rebecca to reveal what was going on and she took her to the principal's office. The principal had Rebecca change classes since Mr. Chesternut denied everything and it was a case of her word against his. At 19 she came out as a lesbian. Her relationship with her mother deteriorated even more. When Rebecca's grandfather passed she and her girlfriend at the time came out of the closet. Her mother was furious and tried, "to kill me," placing her hands around Rebecca's neck until she couldn't breath. Rebecca blacked out. "Still today I cant trust anyone," Rebecca says. Now 31, she's been in counseling since she was 7 years old. "Some days I feel lost and alone, abandonment. Some days I feel like screaming .. and crying." Next on her healing journey, Rebecca wants to help still-suffering traumatized adults in an advocacy that includes sharing her own abuse story .. to show them they are not not alone.
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
03/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Cathy Passmore Lindberg
Wednesday
03/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cathy Passmore Lindberg from LeesBurg, Virginia, a child abuse survivor and author of the autobiographical book "Jockey Daughter." Cathy and her siblings were victims of child abuse at the hands of their mother, but Cathy's story is unique, because her father, William Passmore, was a famous horse jockey for many decades. " My father," she says, "is one of the most respected horsemen in America." In fact, much of her extended family was involved in horses and horse racing. But, she goes on, "While my father was busy from dawn to dusk with the race horses, our mother was doing her best beating her children into submission and thus producing the picture of familial "perfection." She hid her mental illness which only came out behind closed doors." This juxtaposition of a dark hidden family life outside of the celebratory, picture-perfect sports spotlight is detailed in Cathy's new memoir, "Jockey Daughter," written under the pen name Tracey Cooper. In the book she shares a poignant, firsthand look at the personal side of horse racing and the secreted physical abuse that happens in so many families regardless of their economic status. For Cathy and her brothers and sisters the abuse was a hushed secret, and no one, except for a few, attempted to stop it. They endured their mother's unbelievable anger, resentment, and negative energy until they were able to leave. In Cathy's home, the abusive events were oddly intertwined with the very public aspect of the professional sport of kings and the sheer excitement and magnitude of the horse racing industry. We welcome Cathy to the NAASCA family!
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/14/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
03/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
03/12/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Winnie Anderson
Friday
03/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Winnie Anderson from Lewiston, New York, an abuse survivor, author, podcaster, livestreamer, and business coach / trainer. Winnie tells me her mother was the chief abuser, saying, "She made it clear to us throughout our lives that she never wanted any of us and hated being a mom." Winnie goes on, "My earliest memories are of her telling me as I was ugly, stupid, worthless, and would never amount to anything." She was also neglected. "As I got older, even though I never had a boy express any sort of interest in me, my mom would constantly accuse me of being a slut and a whore." Winnie's adult life wasn't a lot better. " The few emotional relationships I had with men were just completely screwed up. I was terrified of becoming a bitch like my mother (who verbally abused my dad). So I rarely if ever voiced an opinion and was prey for manipulative men." In 1999 Winnie was in a bad car accident in 1999 that left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The recovery was slow and frustrating. "The belief that I was inadequate and worthless just flooded me." She realized that the strategies she'd adopted to survive her childhood were actively holding her back. In therapy Winnie began to get better. "While I wish I hadn't grown up in such a hurtful, abusive environment I'm able to recognize the gifts I developed specifically because of that environment. It laid the foundation for me becoming the person I am today." She explains, "I've decided that my mission is to help other survivors who are solopreneurs / entrepreneurs to recognize how the strategies they developed as children to survive the toxic stress of their abusive childhood is no longer serving them and actively holding them back."
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
03/09/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

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

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Nikki DuBose
Friday
03/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nikki DuBose from Los Angeles, a returning NAASCA family member who was abused as a child and later as a young professional model. Nikki works closely with Matt Sandusky at the 'Peaceful Hearts Foundation,' and will tell us about her new book, 'Washed Away: From Darkness to Light.' In her memoir, Nikki details how being sexually abused as a child led to a seventeen-year battle with serious mental health issues such as eating disorders, depression, self-harm, substance abuse and sexual addictions. She experienced a great deal of success, yet that prosperity came with a high price that often mirrored the sexual abuse from her youth. Among other things, Nikki advocates on her web site for better regulation of the modeling industry. Coming to a place of full healing has not been easy for Nikki, but she says, "I wholeheartedly believe that full recovery is possible. It starts with speaking out and reducing the shame and stigma that is so often attached to mental health issues." She goes on, "Being an advocate is what allows me to wake up every day and feel truly alive. All of that pain that I lived with for so many years is now channeled into making a difference in society. Whatever issues you're passionate about, use your voice and the resources you have; love yourself first and from there you can help to change the world." We're delighted to have Nikki as a card-carrying member of the NAASCA family!
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
03/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest JoAnn Kerschner
Wednesday
03/01/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is JoAnn Kerschner from Baltimore, Maryland, a child abuse survivor, RN, and returning NAASCA family member who has really changed her life a great deal since we last had her as a "special guest." Formerly the Nursing Director and a Mental Health worker at her local Medical Center, JoAnn's still in the early stages of her recovery, and describes herself as a wife, mother, friend and nurse .. but never a daughter! She was sexually abused by her father. Now she's changed career paths and last year developed an impressive advocacy as a big part of her healing. JoAnn is the Executive Director of Shattered Canvas, which offers survivors classes that combine education, community experts, and a support group option. Family members, friends of survivors, or any individual desiring education can attend these classes in a safe and comfortable setting. Shattered Canvas is available for professional education or speaking engagements for businesses and community venues. Professional Mental Health experts provide resources for participants that are available in the community. Support groups are available to participants to engage in a shared vision for healing. JoAnn provides an adjunct resource for Mental Health Clinicians, Therapists, Providers, looking for education/support for clients, families and individuals. Shattered Canvas seeks invitations to schools, colleges, community events and businesses to provide local residents with education and a message of hope. JoAnn is also seeking other professionals in the community who desire the opportunity to be an integral part of Shattered Canvas by providing expertise and modalities of care in education sessions or in a support group setting.
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/28/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tonight's special guest is Charmaine (Loverin) Saucedo from Toronto, Ontario, a child abuse survivor, activist and educator. A returning NAASCA family member, Charmaine last appeared with us in May 2013, and is here to let us know what she's been up to since. Among other things, she wants us to know about her current iChoose prevention and intervention skills training for ages 5 - 14 and their in-home or online 2 hour parent workshops about empowering children. Charmaine's own story has been both published & heard around the world. "I experienced sexual, physical and emotional abuse from ages 5 - 15 and became an introvert," Charmaine says. She wouldn't let anyone in and was isolated and suicidal. She lacked self worth and her values were compromised through sexual deviance and choices. "I started on my healing journey first by finding women groups related to child sex abuse in my early 20's, she explains. "It was there when I witnessed a woman twice my age and a younger girl to whom I could relate." It altered her journey because she didn't want to be still terribly impacted 20 years later. "I then next found a psychotherapist who for 3 years helped me through the process of charging one of my offenders and receiving compensation for victims of criminal injury .. all in the early 20's." The words Charmaine lives by are from her child Pastor, "God will always hold your hand when you tell the truth." She proactively continues her self / professional development to enrich and enhance her purpose of empowering ALL human beings towards their own Power of Choice. See her YouTube video here.
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Special topic - "For Our Kids"
Thursday
02/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'A Mother Pleads For The Return Of Her Four Special Needs Children' -- CPS seems to now believe they are medical experts on the care and diet of special needs children. A loving selfless mother who devoted her life to the extraordinary care of 4 adopted special needs children has had them seized. Even though she had the support of her doctor and all professionals involved, and the children were thriving beyond all expectations CPS felt that an organic, gluten and dairy free diet was somehow a form of child abuse. These professionals went to bat for her and experienced severe retaliation themselves. CPS even went so far as to illegally kidnap one of these children from another province where they had no jurisdiction. Tonight this mother and these professionals speak out about the extraordinary levels of abuse and corruption that is still ongoing in this case today. Join us to hear the incredible story behind a headline creating case. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Ashley Nicole
Wednesday
02/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ashley Nicole from Cincinnati, Ohio, a child sexual abuse survivor who was assaulted by multiple predators, inside her family and out. After being molested by a male relative at around the age of 4, she was removed from her biological family and placed with a Christian family, a Pastor, his wife and their two biological sons. For 5-6 years, Ashley lived a relatively normal life, although, she never understood why she never saw her biological family again. At 12 her adoptive father, a well known Pastor and community leader, had a heart-to-heart with her. He told her that he loved her very much and would never hurt her in the same manner in which she was hurt before. But shortly he took advantage of that trust and began molesting and sexually abusing her. This went on until Ashley was 19 years old. She did not tell her mother while it was happening, but did disclose it once she moved out permanently. It took Ashley 10 years to be able to openly disclose that her adoptive father had molested her. A week later her adoptive father was found dead. The police said that he died from an accidental self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest, but Ashley believes it was his choice. Since the death of her father, she's made it her mission to be an advocate for those who struggle with breaking their silence, dealing with the aftermath of that choice and finding hope again. "My experiences with sexual abuse lasted for a very long time, the majority of my life," Ashley says. "This is what fuels my passion." Now Ashley's a dedicated anti-child abuse advocate, and author of the book 'Be Brave.' She says, "No matter how long it has been going on or how deep it may wound you, you can heal, be whole and live a great life."
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Special topic - "Examining Institutional Abuse"
Tuesday
02/21/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: 'Legal Consultation To Protective Parents Dealing With Sexual Abuse Allegations' ~~ The Foundation for Child Vic times of Family Courts relies on our legal consultants/experts for scholarly review of the cases accepted as clients of the Foundation. Our anonymous guest tonight is a constitutional scholar and legal expert whose many credits include a PhD from Harvard and a JD from Chicago Law. He's a consultant who provides the extra bonus of teaching moments for our staff and our clients so that they thoroughly understand the legal complexities of their case. As always, our focus is on how children are protected in these situations ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children. For more shows in this series, go to: http://www.NAASCA.org/Jill.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/20/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

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TONIGHT'S TOPIC: a review of NAASCA, the NAASCA mission, it's services and tools, and how we're doing. For better or worse, it's inventory night !!! Call in .. participate !!
(646) 595-2118 .. OPEN MIKE DISCUSSION ..
Our web site: www.NAASCA.org
Our HIGHLIGHTS page: www.NAASCA.org/main.html
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Special topic - RECOVERY as an adult
Thursday
02/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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


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

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/13/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1546

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
02/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 464

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/29/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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


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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Sandra Grazzini-Rucki speaks out" ~~ We've all seen the media reports of domestic violence, rampant criminal behavior, trial fixing and judicial abuse. The outrage over the 20/20 fiasco and the new evidence that keeps coming out about the many layers of corruption that occurred in this case. Join us tonight as we have Sandra Grazzini-Rucki herself and journalist Michael Volpe who chronicled this shocking story in his book 'Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and the World's Last Custody Trial' for an inside look into what has become known as one of the most controversial trials of the decade. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Karen Mills
Wednesday
01/25/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


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

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1536

Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/23/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 463

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/22/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: " Family Secrets and Cover-Ups in Custody Litigation" ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children. For more shows in this series, go to: http://www.NAASCA.org/Jill.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/16/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" - "Current Events, for Better or Worse" OPEN MIKE SHOW (see: current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the news of the previous week. Every day on the LACP web site we carry a 'Daily Digest' of current news, often from Americas most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Bill Murray, our host, is also the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP.org) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA.org). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress." CHECK OUT the new Facebook page: LACP - Community Policing at www.Facebook.com/LACP.org.
"Community Matters" This Week - 462

Special topic - "Community Matters" NAASCA Current Events
Sunday
01/15/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. ~~  TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Former Abused Amish Mother: Now a Target of CPS and Medical Kidnapping" ~~ Join us tonight on the "For Our Kids" show for the unbelievable story of a mother's fight to bring her children home. Forged documents, kidnapping and other felonies perpetuated this 6 year ordeal for Elizabeth and her 3 children. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com.
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Special guest Charles Greene
Wednesday
01/11/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Charles Greene from Sicklerville, New Jersey, author of the book "My Journey: Life after Addiction - The Lazarus Man." He grew up in a dysfunctional family, filled with anger, rage and violence. His father, a drug addict and alcoholic, was completely unpredictable. Charles describes his angry, violent father as "a man at war with the world and himself." He further explains "Our lives were a paradoxical existence. One moment he was a calm, creative and artistic chef, preparing gourmet meals that fully satisfied our bellies and the next he was raising hell and creating an atmosphere of paralyzing fear with his violent, unpredictable behavior, which consisted of screaming, yelling, cursing and slamming doors. We lived in fear. I feared that one day, he'd kill me." It got worse in his teenage years. "My dad made it a habit of introducing me to his girlfriends. He continually involved me in his adulterous relationships." He goes on, "When I left home for college, and was set free from the prison of my home life, I rebelled spiritually, physically and emotionally." But addictions brought him to his knees, and it was in the rooms of Narcotics Anonymous where Charles tells me God completed the transformation in his life. "Clarity came to me. The purpose for my life became evident," Charles says. " My mind and spirit have been healed from the trauma of my childhood." In recovery, he began to work with others. "Working with individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders has provided me with the opportunity to help those who traveled the road I once traveled."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/10/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

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

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

"Community Matters - News of the Week" OPEN MIKE discussion from NAASCA.org (see: current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goings, Carol D. Levine and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
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Special guest Nadia Ackerman
Friday
01/06/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

SPECIAL TOPIC night -- "Recovery as an Adult" ~~ OPEN MIKE discussion ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address recovery from the issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and other NAASCA family members, as we discuss "Recovery as an Adult" as it relates to the tools, services and resources from the NAASCA organization. See the series at: NAASCA.org/SpecialShows.
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Special guest Barbara Myers-Pressley
Wednesday
01/04/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Tonight's special guest is Barbara Myers-Pressley from Copperas Cove, Texas, who was physically, mentally and sexually abused by her biological father. It lasted until her parents divorced. "The abuse would be done in the dark of the night or while my family was away," Barbara says. "He even took me on out of town trips when he was required to go for his employment. I always wondered why my mother never asked any questions, as to why are you taking her with you. I believe she knew I was being abused, but we were all terrified of him and she didn't do anything." That's because her abuser was also a volunteer Sheriff's Deputy. Barbara eventually joined the military in 1989 and never looked back. She has not seen her father since she was 16 years old, and has no desire to have a relationship with him. "I have a strained relationship with my mother," Barbara explains. "During the years she has not come to terms with the fact that I was abused by the man that she loved and married." But things are looking up now, as Barbara finally sought help in the past couple of years. "Three things have helped me with this process. One is having a good support system, my husband, mother, grandmother, and friends. Two was seeking professional help. I was prescribed medications for the anxiety the abuse has only intensified. And lastly I wrote down each and every act that my abuser did to me." Barbara always thought she was the only one but reports that he was eventually convicted for sexually assaulting another child, spent some time in prison and is now a registered sex offender. In 2005 her brother confessed that he was also abused by their father. Barbara writes. "I am finally free, I have told the family secret, his secret."
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Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
01/03/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org.
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Special topic - "Community Matters" Current Events, for Better or Worse
Monday
01/02/2017
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

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

 
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