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

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

Episodes - 2019 Original Air Date Description
"Community Matters" This Week - 590

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
06/30/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2170

Special guest ?
Friday
06/28/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2169

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
06/27/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2168

Special guest ?
Wednesday
06/26/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2167

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
06/25/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survior-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2166

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
06/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 589

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
06/23/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2165

Special guest ?
Friday
06/21/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2164

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - TBD
Thursday
06/20/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be ??? ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2163

Special guest Kendall Alaimo
Wednesday
06/19/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kendall Alaimo from Chicago, Illinois, a survivor of child sexual abuse at the hands of her mother. Kendall suffered from severe PTSD, among other things, but is now well on the road to recovery. She's launched a new effort, a mental health pod-cast called 'Sentenced to Life' with her partner, Dr Jason LaHood, addressing childhood sexual abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2162

Special topic - Examining Institutional Abuse and Enabling with Dr Jill Jones-Soldeman
Tuesday
06/18/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "TBD” ~~ 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) - 2161

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
06/17/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 588

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
06/16/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2160

Special guest Nancy Allen
Friday
06/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nancy S. Allen from Dawsonville, Georgia, a survivor of father-daughter incest. "Today I say that in a strong voice without shame," Nancy says, "but that was not always the case. For much of my life, I hid that secret and felt different, unworthy, misunderstood and alone. I know that many survivors feel the same." She recently launched a podcast called 'Tail of the Bell'. Each week it focuses on a specific topic interpreted through a featured incest survivor's personal story.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2159

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
06/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2158

Special guest Shari Botwin
Wednesday
06/12/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Shari Botwin from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an incest survivor, therapist and author. Her first book, "Free At Last! The Power of Relationships in Overcoming Trauma, Abuse and Eating Disorders" focuses on the power of healing and supportive relationships in the recovery process. Her second one, "Thriving After Trauma: Stories of Living and Healing", will be released in the fall.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2157

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Svava Brooks
Tuesday
06/11/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Svava Brooks, the well-known and much respected survivor-professional and long time NAASCA family member. An author and a coach, Svava often shares about 'Releasing Your Authentic Self', and is doing YouTube presentations on the same topic. She recently shared, "A concept that fascinates me and that I love to help survivors learn about is 'hope'. This is a word often thrown around without understanding the power behind it. Most survivors struggle to understand what hope means or even looks like because they've never had an example of it." Svava goes on, "But what if I told you that hope is the actual pathway to resilience, to surviving and healing from trauma, and that it has been shown to be the single best predictor of well-being. This is why it's so important to me to teach other survivors how to find their hope." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2156

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
06/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 587

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
06/09/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2155

Special guest Laura K. Halverson
Friday
06/07/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Laura K. Halverson from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a survivor of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse and returning NAASCA family member. Laura was with us in 2016, her first time ever sharing her story other than with her therapist .. and her bravery in coming forward was not lost her new NAASCA family. We know how much courage it takes to walk through the fear of giving up one's secrets from childhood abuses and trauma.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2154

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional -
Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
06/06/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2153

Special guest Carlotta Taylor-Franks
Wednesday
06/05/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Carlotta Taylor-Franks from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. Author of 'No More Flinching', she was transferred from 26 various foster care homes because of abuse and neglect. Carlotta learned early on that if she didn't transform her mind, she would be consumed by the chaotic world around her. Realizing that nothing just happens, and that God uses even our suffering to be a blessing, Carlotta seeks to inspire others to press beyond their breaking point, even if she only touches one person.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2152

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Kendall Alaimo
Tuesday
06/04/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be is Kendall Alaimo from Chicago, Illinois, a survivor of child sexual abuse at the hands of her mother. Kendall suffered from severe PTSD, among other things, but is now well on the road to recovery. She's launched a new effort, a mental health pod-cast called 'Sentenced to Life" with her partner, Dr Jason LaHood, addressing childhood sexual abuse. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2151

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
06/03/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 586

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
06/02/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2150

Special guest Sherry Genga
Friday
05/31/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sherry Genga from Marlborough, Connecticut, an abuse survivor and author. Sherry grew up in a house full of domestic violence. Being the youngest of four children, she learned to adapt to her environment. Sherry wrote a book, 'The Shattered Oak; one woman's journey of domestic abuse, mental illness and recovery,' which is the story of 'Barbara,' a victim of domestic violence. "The more I share Barbara's story," she says, "the more I see a strong perspective of healing the delicate minds that are so unbalanced." It's based on a true story about her mother. Sherry's mother, Barbara, married young, after finally finding peace away from her abusive family. That marriage, turning dysfunctional and resulting in a divorce, caused Barbara to go into a deep depression and a nervous breakdown. Barbara attempted suicide three times and was committed to a mental institution. After a year confined in the institution, a “mystery savior” (from the book) helps Barbara get released. Sherry struggled with own feelings during this time, battling depression and suicidal thoughts in her teens. Her sister, at the age of 18, became Sherry's legal adult while Sherry's mother was in the institution. As Sherry states, “I found my self-help by writing in a journal. My pen became my own therapist to get through the crazy times." She goes on, "I do not hold any grudges from my childhood. If anything, I am strong, independent, and think very positively. Something I feel I inherited from my father's preaching. Ever since I was a teenager, I felt my mother's story should be turned into a book or movie.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2149

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder - 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
05/30/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the host is Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill will be happy to answer questions about anything related to NAASCA, it's mission and tools. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and tools by which he recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2148

Special guest Pennie Saum
Wednesday
05/29/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pennie Saum from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual and emotional abuse from infancy to 18 years old. Her perpetrator was her biological father. Sneaking into her room at night when everyone else in the house was asleep, threatening and violent, he had total control over Pennie's life. She says, "There were many days I would contemplate, 'Why me?' Well it wasn't just me. He was abusing others as well, my brother, my mother and a couple of my cousins. He played games." She goes on, "Now my life is no longer controlled by him. I just want to share that you can have a life too. There are days when it is still so fresh and painful and overwhelming. Times when I wish I could go back and get some of my childhood back. Then there are many other days that are just normal everyday days. My life has involved a lot of hard work. So many things are learned when you are being abused and they aren't as easy to work through or change. I want you to know you are valuable, you are worthy of a good life and you aren't to blame!” Pennie was pivotal in the federal bill, Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act, being passed into federal law. She has also been an advocate and player in changing the statute of limitations laws in Washington State regarding sexual assault. She states, “I am advocate and change maker, but most of all a voice seeker. I want voices of the abused to continue to get louder and more and I want to change the way the world looks at child sexual abuse and abusers – time for eyes to be wide open.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2147

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
05/28/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survior-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2146

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
05/27/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 585

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
05/26/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2145

Special guest Sharyn Jones
Friday
05/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sharyn Higdon Jones from San Jose, California, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. Sharyn attended college, married, had 2 children, and bought their first home. All was fine, until an event occurred which triggered her memories, her nightmares, and her pain. She began therapy and attended workshops and anything she could find that would help her understand herself and her experiences. She has created and facilitated workshops and groups for survivors and their partners. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels – physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual. Her abuse wound becomes her constant companion. It's difficult to know how and when to begin freeing yourself of the past so you can be fully present for your future.” Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps; a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer support group.” Sharyn will also talk about her Healing Steps support groups which she facilitated for over 20 years, that were not only unique in their structure but were a real catalyst for healing.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
05/23/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Edward Schline
Wednesday
05/22/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Edward (Ward) Schline from Cambridge, Maryland, who was raped at age 12 by an older step-relative. "Things started to spin wildly from that," he says. A preemie at birth, Ward is hearing-impaired. The hearing aids he wore made him “different,” so he was bullied from second grade to senior high school – when he stopped wearing his hearing aids. Unable to hear well resulted in Ward losing his tuition assistance so he became a carpenter for 35 years. Ward relates that, if his bosses “asked me to do something I would do so, but if they told me in the wrong tone, I fired them and walked off the job.” Self-medicating with alcohol and on narcotics from a knee injury, he was diagnosed with “depression with psychosis” and, later, PTSD. He attempted suicide in 1995 and is currently in therapy. Recently divorced from an abusive person after 21 years of marriage and domestic violence, Ward tends to talk to people who are in the midst of crisis, because he's comfortable there in that zone. He says he knows crisis better than anyone else, it seems. He's chatted with a lot of people and, most of the time, he just listens and is supportive, sharing articles to read and connecting them with other advocates. "At this point in my life I am humble yet with gratitude, over the hump and past most of the effects of PTSD." He goes on, "In between the stimulus and the response there is a time where we chose what reaction to have, and that's where I regain control. [Now] I choose a non-traumatizing response."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2142

Special topic - Examining Institutional Abuse and Enabling with Dr Jill Jones-Soldeman
Tuesday
05/21/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Florida Fights Back - Defending Against Allegations of Alienation In Two Separate Florida Family Courts" ~~ Parental Alienation (PA) is a thoroughly discredited concept by all scientifically based practitioners, teaching institutions, licensing boards and insurance carriers. The Family Courts have embraced the concept of PA and grown a cottage industry of practitioners. PA is viewed by the FCVFC as being highly unethical in practice, presenting a simple formula for custody decision making. Tonight, we will discuss two highly controversial cases where factors of power, money, intersect with the junk concept of PA and the tactics of NON-COOPERATION with the court. Clients facing the razor edge of Contempt of Court are integral in the looking at the crossroads of morality, conscience, litigation strategy and clients working with controversial interventions recommended by strategists – opposed by lawyers who “cooperate” with the court. There is a line between being a lawyer who applies the craft and a lawyer whose craft is “cooperation”. ~~ 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) - 2141

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
05/20/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 584

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
05/19/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
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Special guest Marlaine Cover
Friday
05/17/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marlaine 'Moma Marlaine' Cover from Arnold, California, founder of Parenting 2.0 (P20), that advocates dynamic education for Life Skills used daily. Marlaine, a mother to two daughters, began her path to social entrepreneurship while yelling at her daughter one morning as she exited the house for school without eating breakfast. "You may be getting a 4.0 out of European History but you are flunking personal care 101." Marlaine slammed the door and the voice inside her head replied, "Well, of course she is, she has a mad woman wearing a bathrobe screaming at her for an educator." Believing that Life Skills were more critical than academics and they warranted a much more dignified educational process, Marlaine sat down at her kitchen table that morning and created the concept of Life Skills Report Cards (LSRC). Working with it proved such a game-changer that she formed the Parenting 2.0 on LinkedIn in 2009 to share the concept and to support Life Skills professionals. Today, Parenting 2.0 has over 8800 members in more than 100 countries and hosts the world's only professional conference for Life Skills professionals, P20 Talks. Marlaine is also the author of 'Kissing The Mirror: Raising Humanity in the Twenty-first Century'.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray - all about NAASCA and our mission
Thursday
05/16/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion -- Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit our web site.
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Special guest Stephanie Mann
Wednesday
05/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Stephanie Mann from the San Francisco area, a returning NAASCA family member who's an author and crime & violence prevention specialist. Her life's mission started in 1969 in her hometown of Orinda, California, where she worked with community leaders and helped spearhead a citywide crime-prevention program. In 1975, with the support of California's first lady at the time, Nancy Reagan, and the California Youth Authority, Stephanie and Shirley Henke published Alternatives to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods, a guidebook which helped popularize the 'Neighborhood Watch' Program nationwide. Ms. Mann eventually saw the need to co-author another book. In 1993, she wrote Safe Homes Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime where You Live (Nolo Press) with Mary Claire Blakeman. Stephanie's work continued to expand in the 1990s. “I realized child safety needed to be the primary focus for communities,” she says. "My work with the homeless in Oakland exposed me to the legacy of childhood neglect, abuse and social isolation." Street Safe Kids was published in 2000 as a ten-step guide to give parents practical tools to help young people become safe and spiritually strong. Stephanie continues to speak out on the need for individuals to take responsibility for neighborhood and community safety to protect children. (Please also see: www.pinterest.com/safekidsnow). She's been working nationally to strengthen families and and keep cities safe ever since!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2137

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Svava Brooks
Tuesday
05/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Svava Brooks, the well-known and much respected survivor-professional and long time NAASCA family member. An author and a coach, Svava often shares about 'Releasing Your Authentic Self', and is doing YouTube presentations on the same topic. She recently shared, "A concept that fascinates me and that I love to help survivors learn about is 'hope'. This is a word often thrown around without understanding the power behind it. Most survivors struggle to understand what hope means or even looks like because they've never had an example of it." Svava goes on, "But what if I told you that hope is the actual pathway to resilience, to surviving and healing from trauma, and that it has been shown to be the single best predictor of well-being. This is why it's so important to me to teach other survivors how to find their hope." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2136

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
05/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 583

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
05/12/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2135

Special guest Debra Hunt
Friday
05/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Debra Hunt from Glendale, Arizona, a NAASCA family member and volunteer. Among other things, Debra is now one of our HOSTS on our "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio shows. She began life in Fontana, California, in a childhood home marked by mental and emotional trauma. Yes, she was given opportunities participate in normal childhood activities like choir, dance, and cheer-leading .. to look like a shining star. But meanwhile Debra experienced a home-life filled with ridicule, hatefulness, belittling, and silence .. deafening silence. There was extreme physical and mental abuse. Invisible but enduring scars of childhood trauma laid the path for adolescence. Feeling alone, scared and unloved, she embarked upon her teen years in true rebellious style. She began sneaking off. Debra began seeking attention and validation through drug and alcohol use, and risky sexual encounters. She was molested and raped as a teen, and later, in young adulthood, she endured Domestic Violence and more victimization. After graduation she got married and had a child. When her husband left her homeless with a baby, Debra picked up her life and moved on. In 1994 she met the second man she would wed. After the first seven years she noticed an abusive pattern in her life. She'd brought childhood feelings of emptiness and worthlessness into adulthood. Debra had learned that to 'feel safe' she had to shut up and take it. However bad things seemed, she believed the alternatives, real or imagined, would be worse. Debra realized these thoughts, this seeming truths, were the result of trauma from an abusive childhood. But things are improving now. Currently, after a 23 year marriage, Debra's survived a divorce. She's determined to heal, and is documenting her journey in a book she's writing, “I Am Hunt.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2134

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
05/09/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2133

Special guest Holly Hall
Wednesday
05/08/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Holly Hall from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. A Life Coach and Astrologer at askhollyhall.com, Holly is a survivor of bullying and emotional trauma, which she says, “Made me wonder why people bully and others are victims and yet many are neutral. I recall thinking, 'when I'm an adult and I see a child being hurt, I will tell other adults to help and stop hurting them!' As you know that's easier said than done. [The bullying] had me study psychology, understand people, get into Buddhism, and now a life coach using my gifts.” Her experience also helped her find compassion and grow. Holly is now a Life Consultant, using alternative and effective methods, such as: (1) Astrology, known as AstroPsychology, or psychological astrology, which is the result of the cross-fertilization of the fields of astrology with depth psychology, humanistic psychology, and transpersonal psychology; (2) NLP, neuro-linguistic programming, which is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy that believes there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic), and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life; and (3) Psychic/Intuition and Coaching. Holly is also a radio show host, guest speaker, and newspaper and magazine columnist. We're delighted to have Holly as a member of the NAASCA family!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2132

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional -
Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Tuesday
05/07/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2131

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
05/06/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 582

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
05/05/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2130

Special guest Barbara Albuquerque
Friday
05/03/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Albuquerque from Dania Beach, Florida. Her mother, using heroin, gave birth to Barbara, who was born with withdrawals. Her father placed Barbara, only a few months old, with a 'friend,' who frequently hit her. A t 7-8, Barbara was severely beaten on the head. At 11, Barbara was placed with another woman. Her husband was one of 2 men who repeatedly raped her. Barbara ran away, but police took her home. After running away again, she was placed in foster care, then in a group home, where she met a heroin addict who started pimping her out at the age of 12. Barbara fought back, but the man violently raped her, breaking a bottle over her head. She managed to escape. The case went to the Supreme Court where Barbara went through a rape trial by herself. Back in the group home, Barbara and 2 other girls were arrested and sent to a detention center for teenagers. Released at 16, she was sent back to the original 'friend's' house, until kicked out at 18, with “no skills, no emotional intelligence and no family.” She went to Miami, worked at a bar, and was raped at gunpoint. She met a man, a drug addict 14 years her senior, and had 2 kids with him, amid many violent fights, one resulting in stitches under her right eye. Her husband had an affair and left. Suffering severe depression, Barbara told a police officer she wanted to die, and the officer took her where she received help: “They gave me medication that helped me enough that I had the mindset to move back to Miami with my two kids now 13 and 14.” Barbara taught herself to read and passed the GED. At 40, Barbara started reading self-help books and seeing a therapist, “The best thing I ever did in my life.” She learned to love and respect herself. She met a wonderful man in 2012 and got married. In 2013, her son made her a grandmother.
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Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivors and family members
Thursday
05/02/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related gifts of our family, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Victoria Kelly
Wednesday
05/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Victoria Kelly from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a returning guest. She's a child abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA family member / volunteer. Victoria was abused almost from birth in nearly every way imaginable. She was sexually assaulted starting as a baby .. an experience that was repeated by numerous predators and perpetrators and went on and on. In addition her alcoholic father beat both Victoria and her mother. But Victoria thought that was simply what happened to a child and a woman when they happened to be living on the wrong side of the tracks. She became reclusive and withdrawn, and there was little justice meted out to any of Victoria's predators. Early on she began to disassociate, a condition that was later in life diagnosed as MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder), now known as DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). Victoria eventually spent years going in and out of mental hospitals, where she actually was grateful. At least the staff was kind and helpful. "I went to a wonderful psychiatrist and she help me for 13 years with MPD / the ID." She began drinking at an early age but sobered up with help from a 12 step group. Her sexual promiscuity led her to numerous bad adult relationships. It took a long time to find the right therapist and path to recovery but now she's integrated and years ago things finally started to come together. Life's still not perfect but now she's active helping the struggling. Among other things, Victoria works to end domestic and sexual violence. She attends support groups, speaks out at rallies and conferences, supports police, volunteers at shelters, and works directly with women and children to get their basic needs filled: food shelter and clothing.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray - all about NAASCA and our mission
Tuesday
04/30/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion -- Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit our web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2126

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
04/29/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 581

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
04/28/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2125

Special guest Gregory J Cannata
Friday
04/26/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Gregory J Cannata, an attorney from New York City. Recently, New York State passed the Child Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits for victims of child sex abuse (CSA). Individuals who were previously barred from bringing lawsuits can now do so until they are 55 years old (there are some other exceptions as well). Gregory's firm has received many inquiries from adults who were sexually abused as children. The Child Victims Act changes New York State's strict statute of limitations on CSA and opens up a one-year window to revive past claims of any age. It does three main things: (1) Extend New York's statute of limitations to allow for criminal charges against sexual abusers of children until their victims turn 28 for felony cases, up from the current 23; (2) Allow victims to seek civil action against their abusers and institutions until they turn 55; and (3) Open up a one-year period to allow all victims to seek civil action, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. Gregory has been a practicing NYC attorney for 41 years. He began his career with the Bronx District Attorney's Office, prosecuting many crimes, including sex crimes against children and adults. After the DA's Office, he transitioned to civil law, where he represents a wide range of plaintiffs injured by the acts of others. These cases include children sexually abused in school and church settings. His firm wants to be the best possible advocate for survivors of child sex abuse and is looking for resources to help his clients process their childhood trauma. NAASCA is proud to provide such resources to child abuse survivors in New York, the United States, and the world.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2124

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
04/25/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She'll appear on the show every month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2123

Special guest Bob Eden
Wednesday
04/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Bob Eden from Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia, a survivor who shares his story in his own descriptive, articulate words: "After more than 20 years of fighting depression, psychologists, psychiatrists and many cycles of medication, one simple personal insight brought me home. To all those beautiful people who have suffered from depression I say 'Thank you. Simply, thank you' for doing such a wonderful job as beautiful and courageous messengers, such shining beacons! I was delivered by cesarean section; my mother never forgave me for the scar on her belly. Mum was prone to violent outbursts of rage, so I got the crap beaten out of me for many years. The message I internalized was 'Mum is often beating me therefore she does not love me; I must be unlovable, and it is all my fault!' and 'The World is not a Safe Place!' Dad was a mythical being who was always at work, so the message I got was 'Dad never spends any time with me, therefore he does not love me, so I must be unlovable, and it is all my fault.' I became a people-pleaser and totally abandoned my needs. Later, I took a 12-step course for Adult Children of Absent Parents which was helpful. John Bradshaw's work on the Inner Child and Family of Origin opened the flood gates for me as I began to understand what my dysfunctional childhood had produced. I spent the first 40 years of my life chopping off bits of me to fit in and the remainder going back and gathering them all up for I now know that all of me is OK. I realized that I AM the only expert on my life and the pain of depression was the pain of humanity having to live in such a crazy society, so I started the dance which is now over. For me we are all victims of victims and if you don't hand it back, you pass it on. Time to break this multi-generational  cycle of abuse!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2122

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
04/23/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survior-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2121

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
04/22/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 580

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
04/21/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2120

Special guest Janet Bentley
Friday
04/19/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Janet Bentley from Scottsdale, Arizona, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who grew up in a dysfunctional family riddled with abuse, addiction and suicide. She serves as NAASCA's Ambassador to Colorado and is the founder of Courageous Survivors. Janet experienced abuse from the age of 4 .. sexual, emotional, physical and religious abuse. After several years of trying to cope with the effects of her resulting trauma, including addictions to alcohol and prescription medications, Janet tried to take her own life. Finally finding a path to treatment through 'The Meadows', a trauma and addiction treatment center in Arizona, she started to understand how her childhood experiences are still causing her severe issues as an adult and that it is possible to learn to cope with the trauma. Her path to recovery has included working through two twelve step programs, group therapy and significant trauma work with a personal therapist. Janet's driving passion is to prevent childhood sexual abuse and to be a lifeline to survivors. She has found that sharing her story has been key to healing her own pain and exposing this epidemic. Janet is author of a memoir, 'Don't Expect Me To Cry'. She takes the reader through the three stages of her life, 1) her childhood,  2) her early adulthood and 3) her later adulthood, during which she hit 'rock bottom' and started her journey of recovery. We look forward to hearing from Janet and welcome her to the NAASCA family.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
04/18/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, Felicia L Reed, is a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2118

Special guest Bailey Smith
Wednesday
04/17/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Bailey Smith from Deerfield Beach, Florida, a survivor of domestic violence, mental illness and the resulting suffering and abuse of her children. "My story is of domestic violence from my ex-husband [and] the effect on my 3 boys." The middle child of 5 children growing up in a strict religious home, Bailey craved attention and found it at age 20 when she met and fell in love with a man who “put me on a pedestal and made me feel special, and showered me with all the attention I craved.” Eight years and 3 sons later, Bailey started to realize the control her husband had over her when he talked her out of her dream of a degree in Social Work to go into business with him. As Bailey relates, “I never realized that the verbal, mental, controlling, manipulating violent raging behavior was ABUSE. Looking back now, I see I walked on eggshells around him. My oldest son witnessed things, and even as a young boy I believe now it really affected him.” After 20 years of marriage, her husband totally snapped one day and became physically violent to the point of Bailey seeing her life flash before her eyes. She knew she could not allow her children to be victims of this abuse any longer. Bailey left and enrolled herself and her three boys into therapy. However, the trauma, PTSD, and triggers never went away, especially for the children who witnessed one parent being violent to another. Bailey's oldest son had a mental health breakdown, which started Bailey advocating for Mental Health Awareness. One of Bailey's goals is to get a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. “I want to help advocate in Law Enforcement. I truly believe so many deaths, suicides, abuse, etc., could be prevented if our Law Enforcement were better trained.” Welcome to NAASCA!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2117

Special topic - Examining Institutional Abuse and Enabling with Dr Jill Jones-Soldeman
Tuesday
04/16/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Isolating A Child From The Protective Parent With Conscious Malice And Forethought" ~~ The case we'll examine deals with the sexual abuse of a 5 year old child, and how custody was transferred into the hands of her accused abuser. Complaints were filed against Judge Julie O'Kane for numerous errors and due process violations that placed the child's health and welfare in imminent harm. It isolated the child from the protective parent, Vina Hewett from Florida, and sought to silence and shield complaints from public view, in violation of First Amendment rights. While the 5 year old is a substantiated victim of sexual and emotional abuse by her father, the Protective mother, an Iraqi War Veteran, filed Domestic Violence charges against him. Following the claim and a subsequent police intervention, the accused abuser began a campaign of custody litigation against the child's mother for the child, whose birth he'd rejected. Dr Jill will explain the 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.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2116

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
04/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 579

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
04/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2115

Special guest Jayni Terry
Friday
04/12/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jayni Terry from Sacramento, California, a survivor and clinical hypnotherapist. As a young child, Jayni spent her first six years of life living homeless with her biological mother and baby brother, and later moving from one foster home to the next. Jayni was brutally raped at the unspeakable age of three years old by a teenaged foster brother and, after being placed in a new foster home, she experienced nearly two years of horrendous physical and sexual abuse at the hands of both foster parents. Due to the abuse she suffered in several different foster homes, Jayni has spent her adult years as an advocate for foster youth, and she has volunteered for numerous panels that have aided in the research used to improve the Foster and Adoption System. Today, Jayni runs a private practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, specializing in trauma support and healing. She says, “As a child abuse survivor, and a current Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in trauma, I am looking for every opportunity to be used in the service of helping others.” Jayni continues by saying that she has “been looking for a community just like” NAASCA. If Jayni's looking for a great ongoing opportunity to be used in the service of helping others she's in the right place! Welcome to the NAASCA family community, Jayni! We are happy you have joined us!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2114

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
04/11/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2113

Special guest MaryJo Briggs-Austin
Wednesday
04/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is MaryJo Briggs-Austin from Chapin, South Carolina, a child abuse survivor who's turned professional activist and now professional therapist, but in a very healing and creative way. MaryJo says, "I was abused by my uncle (a priest) beginning at maybe age 3 until puberty," which resulted in anorexia and her 25-year battle with bulimia. MaryJo decided to make a difference in the lives of helpless children, by taking a job as a Senior Sexual Abuse Investigator with Child Protective Services. After a tumultuous divorce and mental health struggles, MaryJo was unable to continue as a sexual abuse investigator, enrolled in nutrition school, and opened a holistic healing center in Fredonia, New York, working with emotional eaters and people with health challenges. In 2009, MaryJo sustained a traumatic brain injury and began having a series of flashbacks and the inability to function. She credits yoga and the help of her holistic healers with guiding her to a place of wholeness and happiness. She holds an associate degree in Paralegal studies, a bachelor's degree in Public Law and Policy, and a master's degree in Counseling. Today she's a registered Medium, Creative Writer, Spiritual Healer, and author of Windows of Awareness; A Spiritual Guide to End Emotional Eating and Live the Life of Your Dreams. "I have two books published with one an international best seller!" MaryJo is also a blogger, speaker and trauma-informed yoga therapy expert. She writes a column, Live a Life You Love, for her local paper. Welcome, MaryJo, to the NAASCA family!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2112

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/09/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2111

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
04/08/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 578

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
04/07/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2110

Special guest David Brown
Friday
04/05/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is David J Brown from Duluth, Minnesota, an abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member who's the author of a two novels. The first novel, 'Daddy Had To Say Goodbye', written in the third person, is based on a true accounting of David's life story. "I just released my second novel," he writes. 'Flesh Of A Fraud' is a continuation, and both books are about a severely beaten child who grows up to become a bully. David was  the 2nd of 4 boys. "My dad was a blue color union man. Mother was a stay at home drug addict. I had to repeat the 1st and 2nd grades. The Duluth school district classified me as retarded. My parents placed me in parochial school to avoid the stigma of having a retarded kid." The beatings stopped when David was was ten, when his father got sober. But he still couldn't trust his parents. "I was always scared that they were going to kill me. I knew that if I told anyone about it I would get beaten even worse. Teachers didn't dare to ask or want to know what happened to my face." David's two novels are based on his own true story. The character is a severely broken man who hides his mental illness but develops PTSD from his work as a Paramedic and a Police Officer. He suffers lifelong depression and alcoholism, and faces suicide. Thinking that the pain of living had to be worse than the pain of dying is a constant .. surrender is his only hope. David himself is better now and reports he's, "been sober for over 25 years thru the grace of God and the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2109

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
04/04/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2108

Special topic night -- April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month !!
Wednesday
04/03/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
"April -- Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month" ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker, Jo Calk and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss APRIL as related to our family, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2107

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
04/02/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2106

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
04/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 577

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
03/31/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2105

Special guest Dale Hemming
Friday
03/29/2019
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 child abuse. Tonight he'll be sharing about his current billboard campaign that features images and messages concerning Child Abuse Awareness month (in April).  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. One of our most dedicated volunteer contributors, there's no question Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes !!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2104

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lorna Littner, Public Health Specialist
Thursday
03/28/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Lorna Littner, LMSW, MS (in Public Health), from New York City, a survivor of sexual abuse by her grandfather. She'll appear on the show every month. Lorna's spent most of her career as an educator in the field of human sexuality, teaching all ages, from 5 to 65! But her most recent experience has been specializing in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). Lorna will invite listeners to call in with questions and topics on public health as related to human sexuality and its links to prevention education. Her recent article, posted to the NAASCA web site, is 'Seize the Day: Time to illuminate the issue of child sexual abuse.' ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2103

Special guest Joanna Price
Wednesday
03/27/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Joanna (Jo) Price from Greensboro, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual, mental and emotional abuse by her mother and step-father. She always knew it was wrong, but she thought it was all behind her when the major abuse stopped happening after her adolescent years. She didn't realize how much it would impact her life as an adult. Jo had a lot of anger stored up inside, and experienced challenges with intimate relationships. Then a friend found relevant therapy for her. However, it was difficult to consistently travel to and pay for group therapy. Jo thought that, like AA, there must be anonymous-type peer group therapy readily available. She was dismayed to discover how rare such meetings actually were, so she started her own. Joanna is the creator and organizer of the 'Survivors Anonymous Group', a platform of private Meetup groups for the peer support Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Along with the group's co-organizer, NAASCA family member Dwight Hurych, 'Survivors Anonymous' is based on the principles and resources of the 21-Step ‘ASCA Support' program promoted by the Morris Center in San Francisco, CA, that aims to transform 'Survivors into Thrivers'. Meetings use the format of a private Meetup group for the anonymity and safety of its members and meeting location. The structure and guidelines facilitate a predictable and respectful environment, but have flexibility to address the needs of members when there's an overwhelming unplanned need to share. The theme of ‘Survivors Anonymous' is “you are not alone.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2102

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/26/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2101

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
03/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 576

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
03/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2100

Special guest Sherrie Allsup
Friday
03/22/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sherrie Allsup from Corpus Christi, Texas, a returning NAASCA family member, and our Kansas Ambassador. She's a survivor of incest, mental, physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Sherrie suffered abuse by her father for over a decade from the age of 6 to 17. She frequently ran away from home only to be brought back to her abusive household and finally married in an effort to leave her situation. She lived with the secret of her abuse until disclosing at age 32 after which her father admitted to abusing her. Inexplicably, Sherrie's mother chose to stay in a relationship with him. Sherrie's husband and the father of her three children was not supportive during her recovery and chose to divorce her. Despite these difficulties, Sherrie is continuing in therapy for C-PTSD, depression, and past suicide attempts, and has become a community leader with a hopeful message for survivors of child abuse. She's now an educator on sexual assault, a public speaker, and founder of the non-profit '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, "Since becoming a part of the NAASCA family, I have found a place where there are many others that understand me. I spent all of my life alone and isolated in silence because there was no one for me to talk to about my abuse. It is a wonderful feeling to know that I am not alone. Together we are shining a light on the epidemic of sexual abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2099

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
03/21/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, Felicia L Reed, is a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2098

Special guest Tracey Maxfield
Wednesday
03/20/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tracey Maxfield, RN, from British Columbia, Canada, who says she's had a very interesting life story including childhood abuse, clinical depression, workplace bullying and suicide attempts. 'Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression' is her first book and has received international rave reviews. "In a nutshell, I've been to hell and made it out alive," she explains. "I can show that despite experiencing horrific child abuse, you can have a good life. I can show that even after falling down the rabbit hole, you can heal and move forward on a new life journey that is better than you could imagine." She experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties, and has lived with chronic depression ever since. However, nothing prepared her for the acute depressive episode she experienced in 2015. After enduring years of intense work place stress, harassment and bullying, she plummeted into an abyss of darkness, hopelessness and despair the likes of which she had never experienced before. Encouraged to write by a psychologist, Tracey began to heal and found that out of the darkness and despair, there is hope, there is life after depression. She has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying. She has met with teenagers ages 11 to 15 years to talk about bullying and mental illness. Tracey has made a commitment to make a difference in the world. Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness and bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2097

Special topic - Examining Institutional Abuse and Enabling with Dr Jill Jones-Soldeman
Tuesday
03/19/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Lies And Larceny: What Your Lawyer Says And Does Behind Your Back" ~~ Your lying lawyer can easily become your worst enemy. The common causes? Greed, fraud, incompetence and racketeering. Clients are often gripped with fear in a 'deer in the headlights' moment when the need for bold action is critical. It's a catastrophe for you and your children. What you should do and NOT do .. and why. Some samples of how this happens: a lawyer that 'forgets' to respond to court documents, or files a response incorrectly (the 'my dog ate my homework' explanation); lawyers give false witness in a Protective Order and collude with opposing counsel and related court actors; a lawyer lawyer becomes aware of a planned legal action that would potentially stop a custody transfer but will expedite an 'emergency removal' of children, prior to the scheduled transfer date; a prefixed agenda of the 'treatment team' .. when the client never knew one had been hired. ~~ 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) - 2096

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
03/18/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 575

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
03/17/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2095

Special guest Ben Niles
Friday
03/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ben Niles, an independent filmmaker who hopes to use his work as an educational tool in support of survivors of abuse and to help raise awareness. “The 5 Browns: Digging through the Darkness”, an acclaimed documentary, is about about siblings in a classical music ensemble, three sisters and two brothers. Home-schooled, each of them practiced and practiced piano at home. Then all the kids attended Julliard simultaneously. After their five-piano act got underway, Keith Brown, their father, became the business manager, and he put his children on a punishing schedule. He was also responsible for years of sexual abuse against the three sisters. Once the sisters revealed what was going on, at first to one another and then to their brothers, Gregory and Ryan, there had to be an accounting. Long before #MeToo, and well aware that their story would devastate their family and possibly the group, the young women bravely spoke out. Their father, Keith Brown, is now serving a prison sentence. "The 5 Browns" follows the siblings' search for healing through the transformative power of music. Two of the sisters, Desirae and Deondra, started the Foundation for Surviving Abuse, an advocacy group, and we see them at work with eloquence and compassion. Their trauma and their subsequent resolve, as depicted here, are also, finally, all-American. There are plans to show the film in San Francisco on April 17 and in Atlanta, Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia between now and the fall.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2094

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
03/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2093

Special guest Aimee Cabo Nikolov
Wednesday
03/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Aimee Cabo Nikolov, BSN, from Miami, Florida, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, author of the book 'Love Is The Answer, God Is The Cure' and a Neuroscienist. Aimee's life is a testament to the power of honesty, love, and belief. At age 15, Aimee was part of what the Miami media dubbed "The Case from Hell" .. a sexual abuse case that pitted her parents against Aimee and her sister. To this day, Aimee credits her faith in God and the love of her support network for getting her through. Aimee's website, radio show, podcast and speaking engagements are designed to educated, support, and create a safe place for each other. It's not been an easy road getting here. Aimee experienced horrific trauma at an early age, being sexually and emotionally abused by her parents. Her family's secrets came to light as she and her sister brought charges against her parents. After many years of uncertainty, recovery, therapy and family issues, Aimee has created a life filled with love, an impressive career, and her own family. She is an inspiration on so many levels and is dedicating herself to helping others who have experienced trauma and abuse. Aimee is trying to connect, join arms, and create a platform with others to provide support, awareness and healing. We're delighted to be connecting with Aimee and exploring ways to work together.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2092

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/12/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2091

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
03/11/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 574

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show
Sunday
03/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2090

Special guest Andrea B
Friday
03/08/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Andrea B from West Plains, Missouri, who's telling us her story for the first time. "The abuse I have endured is a generational issue," she says. "I'm not sure who my father is, so my 'family' is only from my mother's side." Her grandparents were both orphans and the family is shrouded in secrecy. "One thing was for sure, they were both sadistic people who had no qualms about abusing others and their own children for the sake of their entertainment. "My grandfather regularly participated in child pornography retail (he used his children to create the videos) and sex trafficking (his grandchildren and others)." A violent man, he was suspected of several murders but was never charged. He had 12 kids .. 8 of them survived. Andrea's mother was too emotionally damaged to care of her own children. "Her first husband and father to my oldest sister raped my oldest sister every time we went to visit. Her second husband raped my oldest sister and I." Andrea explains they finally told their school. "When my mother was given the option of her daughters or husband she chose her husband." So her grandparents then adopted them and used them as slaves to clean after 28 people who lived in one 3 bedroom house. They were forced into fighting rings where the violence continued until someone was knocked out. "Needless to say we were behavioral kids and didn't listen well." One day Andrea's oldest sister had enough (there were 4 girls in the family). "She went to school and showed them her bruises and battered body. I followed up her claims and they finally took us." She goes on, "Foster care had its issues but was a blessing for us," concluding, "My sisters and I all suffer in our own ways. All taking on a different outlook."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2089

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional
- Michelle Bless - Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
03/07/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2088

Special guest Caroline DeBolt
Wednesday
03/06/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Caroline DeBolt from Lake Worth, Florida, who tells us her mission is to facilitate emotional and spiritual healing, advocacy, growth and connection to those parents, children, and extended family members experiencing High Conflict Divorce/Alienation. Caroline says, "I believe in working for healing and change, not fighting against the problem." Her mother was bi-polar, narcissistic and verbally abusive, and shamed her to the point of not feeling good enough. Her father was very domineering and emotionally unavailable. "I have always been a sensitive being which made it that much more difficult." She goes on, "What I have found is that it doesn't matter how big or small the abuse or trauma is, we are affected by it especially if we are sensitive emotionally and spiritually." Recently she came to discover just how much trauma affects the body. "It literally changes the brain," she says, noting, "Research has been done to show that trauma in childhood affects the pituitary which is the master gland in the body. For me it is now affecting the thyroid." Caroline now knows that a lot of the physical stuff she's going through is from not completely working through her emotions. "Depression and anxiety are huge. It is very obvious to me it begins in childhood or birth as the first trauma in our society." By providing support groups online and in person s he wants to bring parents, children and family member to a point of healing and balance so they can find their purpose and potentially advocate for others going through this in order to change the systems that are broken. Caroline says, "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2087

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
03/05/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2086

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
03/04/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 573

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

"Community Matters" This Week -- Public Safety OPEN MIKE discussion show from LA Community Policing (see: LACP current articles) ~~ Bring your experience and opinions. Tonight we'll discuss the National public safety news of the previous week. Each day the Los Angeles Community Policing web site (LACP.org) is updated with current news, often from America's most recognized sources. We scour the obvious newspapers and cable news organizations, but also include articles that appear on noted activist, social media and official government web sites. You'll find crime stories, resources and OPINION pieces on regional, national and International topics. Compiled on a single 'News of the Week' page, and archived year after year, the information we offer the community-based policing activist is enormous .. and growing all the time. LACP volunteers work hard, every day, to deliver our followers a variety of items relevant to keep them up-to-date with what's happening in law enforcement, government and community policing circles. ~~ Join Bill Murray, the well-respected community voice of public safety, violence prevention and a leader in anti-child abuse and trauma efforts. His significant circle of influence includes his work as the founder of both LA Community Policing (LACP) and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA). ~~ "Where is the UNITY in 'community' these days?," Bill asks. "Unless we can learn to set aside our differences and start paying attention to how shockingly similar our experiences, feelings and actions are we'll not make progress."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2085

Special guest Laura Landgraf
Friday
03/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Laura Landgraf from Post Falls, Idaho, a returning NAASCA family member who's an author, activist, speaker, and life coach. Her mission is empowering women and men who survived childhood abuse. In the process, she believes we protect our children. Laura survived a childhood of trauma. The family avoided consequences in the United States by moving to Africa. In adulthood, Laura pushed away from her past to try to live the “perfect” life—until the moment her own children were threatened by her family. Her book is a memoir, “The Fifth Sister: From Victim to Victor - Overcoming Child Abuse.” Laura she grew up in a wildly dysfunctional family, surviving complex trauma. For eight years Laura and her four sisters struggled to survive the nightmare of sexual and emotional abuse. She lived it .. the isolation, the fear, the losses, the manipulation and control, the tentative and fragile bonds with one another, finding humor, and a burgeoning sense of self. As an adult, she buried memories of her family's dysfunction and strove to build a life as close to perfect as she could imagine. Then, on a rare visit to her parents' home, Laura walked into a room and saw her father playing “Tiger” with her own children. Memories flooded back: the game of “Tiger” was always the prelude to molestation. Stunned to discover that her father was still an incestuous abuser, Laura faced her past to protect her children, for their children's sake. Going undercover, she was able to prove a twenty-year history of molestation, which her mother aided and abetted—at first passively and later actively. Be sure to check out her new TEDx Talk, "Razed By Lions".
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2084

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felicia Reed, Trauma Informed Life Coach
Thursday
02/28/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest, for each 4th Thursday of the month, is Felicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. That learning and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia founded Put It In Perspective where she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety. ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2083

Special guest Sequoya Griffin
Wednesday
02/27/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sequoya Griffin from Las Vegas, Nevada, a returning NAASCA famil member and survivor of childhood trauma. She entered the foster care system at 4 years old and was later adopted at 10. Sequoya's the author of "Goodbye, SaraJane: A Foster Child Writes Letters to Her Mother," described as the honest, heartbreaking story of an abused child's horrid experience. Her life in foster care was a terrible existence of emotional, physical, and racial abuse that was a continual ordeal of lies, beatings, and punishments by adults in the foster system. From the caseworker lacking empathy and turning a blind eye to the physical and emotional damages Sequoya and her siblings suffered by adults and foster siblings that went ignored, her story sheds light on some of the major failures of the current child protective service system in the United States. The emotional toll of being taken from one abusive family only to be placed with another was unbearable, and she had the experience of what sadly many foster children do of losing everything meaningful. Even her birth name was taken from her, and Sequoya says it best in her book that her adoptive mother "had slowly snatched my identity away from me." Currently, Sequoya is an advocate for neglected children and vulnerable young adults with a passion to continue bringing awareness to all aspects of the foster care and adoption system. Besides writing literature and music, Sequoya finds hope and strength as a survivor through her spirituality. She is the founder of Key Purpose Books LLC, a book and media publishing company of God-given stories.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2082

Q & A Night with Dr Debra Warner
Tuesday
02/26/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist and a professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, will help lead the discussion. NAASCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb recently gave a TEDx Talk, and is author of the book "His History, Her Story; a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma" which is available through the web site for The SCRIPT Conference, a FREE day-long annual event held in July in downtown Los Angeles. Visit her DrDebraWarner.net web site. She'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2081

Special topic - "Stop Child Abuse Now" - NAASCA Current Events
Monday
02/25/2018
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

SCAN's 'News of the Week' OPEN MIKE discussion show from NAASCA.org (please see: NAASCA current articles) ~~ The all-volunteer National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse has a single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related news of the week from the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our weekly show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!!
"Community Matters" This Week - 572

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

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

Special guest Dwight Hurych
Friday
02/22/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dwight Hurych from Greensboro, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood emotional neglect. “My parents divorced when I was 3 years old and my mother was the custodial parent. She had a drinking problem and was totally unavailable emotionally. When I attempted to talk her, her responses were cliché and dismissive. I felt like I wasn't worth her time or attention.” Such neglect left Dwight feeling unworthy of love or even the title of survivor. Looking back on his life, he sees how it was a perfect setup for relationship storms: three failed marriages and few close friends. He started recovery in the only path he became aware of, 12-Step Al-Anon meetings and talk therapy. With the help of others, he adopted an emphasis on "inner child" awareness and integration based on the works of John Bradshaw and Alice Miller. Dwight gratefully points to a particular in-patient program at the Caron Foundation (Wernersville, PA) for adult children of alcoholics where his involvement in group psychodramas enabled leaps in his recovery. However, he discovered years later his healing journey still wasn't over when he experienced a dark period of financial and spiritual bankruptcy. "My journey has now come full circle, as I combine my healing and spiritual growth with my computer skills and small business marketing toward one aim: helping other adult survivors of child abuse get the peer support they need." All his life and career experiences came together harmoniously when Dwight was asked to be the Co-Organizer of the Survivors Anonymous Group, a private Meetup group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse. Along with the group's founder, Joanna Price, the goal is to take this platform nationwide, and perhaps more.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2079

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

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

Special guest Jean Riseman
Wednesday
02/20/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jean Riseman, MSW, from San Francisco, California, a survivor of ritual abuse and government and academic mind control experimentation. Born into a multi-generation family that practiced Satanism, she was also a victim of child pornography. "I'm a retired clinical social worker and a present-day volunteer and activist," she tells us. "I can truly say I am happy now, in spite of everything I suffered."  Jean explains the children in her family were raised to worship evil rather than good, and to this end they're taught to tolerate pain and to hurt others. The intensity of the degree of trauma forces many of them to become dissociative in order to survive. They become amnesiac for these experiences and are taught to have parts that appear to be normal to avoid arousing suspicion. "During the first part of my life, although I looked okay," Jean shares. "I knew there was something terribly wrong with me. I kept trying to find the problem and failed time after time. It wasn't until my early fifties that I was able to remember the abuse. I found out that, in addition to being ritually abused, I had been used in child pornography." Jean began to seek info and individual survivors of ritual abuse, the first time she felt at ease with other people. "Being part of the survivor community has allowed me to transcend my upbringing and has given great meaning to my life." Her website, ra-info.org, was the first one on ritual abuse on the Internet. It consists of annotated bibliographies and articles on various facets of ritual abuse and healing. Her blog, offers information about Satanic holidays and more personal posts, including poetry and artwork.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2077

Special topic - Examining Institutional Abuse and Enabling with Dr Jill Jones-Soldeman
Tuesday
02/19/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Soderman, a NAASCA family member and Exec. Dir. of the Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC : "How to Get the Attention of the Court in Presenting Victim Evidence" - Our client, from Maryland, has endured domestic violence for many years. As the danger to her moved to her child and the signs of abuse began, she had no choice but to seek assistance of police and the courts. Once protective instincts towards children took precedence, claims of abuse were too often automatic and punitive. The current backlash against overly protective responses to children has been a cynical questioning of motives of those who come forth with complaints against a party engaged in family disputes. Our client presents an articulate and extremely thoughtful perspective on her experience. She also displays great compassion for her partner whose mental illness is the source of their problem. The black and white, intellectually ignorant position of the court is creating an adversarial position, mitigating against resolution. When interventions include something between education and mediation of interests what arguments will get the Judge's attention? ~~ 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) - 2076

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

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

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

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

Special guest Kim Kubal
Friday
02/15/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kim Kubal, MS, a PhD candidate from Millbrae, California, who's a survivor of ritual abuse and human trafficking. "Looking back on my life," she says, "I realize that I spent most of my childhood and adolescence fragmented and out of my body." She goes on, "I now know that my situation was one of extreme and recurrent abuse and trauma. During times of abuse and torture, I simply went someplace else. I didn't feel the physical, emotional or spiritual pain." Kim felt she had to escape into  multiple addictions and self-abusive behaviors .. food, sugar, sex, drugs, etc. She was in tremendous denial, as where her parents and other family members. Kim descended into a deep, suicidal depression, clinging to her therapist and several 12-Step programs she was in. "After 10 long years of healing, I finally thought I was done and could start to live life. Boy, was I wrong!" Kim says she had the sobering realization that the abuses she began to recall had indeed occurred, that her memories were real. "I pressed on, at times seeing two separate therapists each week." Kim went on spiritual retreats and attended eight different 12-Step programs dealing with 12 different addictions. Now it's paid off. "I am able to heal and give back. I am at peace within myself and love myself. I come from a place of love, and see the love, which is God, in everyone." Kim is now the Executive Director of  'Your Strength to Heal' providing a safe and nurturing inpatient and outpatient treatment facility where women can heal from trauma-related conditions. Her personal web site, KimKubal.com, is dedicated to healing and preventing trauma through education, her books, workshops and support.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
02/14/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. Each Thursday night we'll feature a different survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ Each Thursday evening we'll welcome a different co-host survivor / professional who'll assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray, fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help inform discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2073

Special guest Barbara Joy Hansen
Wednesday
02/13/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a survivor of sexual abuse by a grandfather and a member of the clergy. She also lost her virginity to a college student who took advantage of her. Later she experienced domestic violence. But hers is a story of redemption. Barbara not only faced her own demons, she faced her perpetrators and then turned her attention to helping others. In her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' she shares her journey. “When you are abused, you are repeatedly told not to tell,” Barbara says. “That sent me deep into a decades-long world of mute and numb silence.” Bits of her memory were blocked. She experienced shame, low self esteem and delayed physical maturation in her teens. As an adult she struggled with infertility, postpartum depression and marriage betrayal. Barbara's road to healing came through asking God to heal her, by validating her memories and confronting the past. No longer a victim, she considers herself a 'victorious survivor.' She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, and domestic violence conferences, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former addicts). She travels the world telling her story. Recently an excellent 4 minute video about Barbara's life was made by the 700 Club. "Victims of abuse often conceal their pain as they carry their scars," she notes. "The only road to freedom from this prison requires confronting the past and revealing its pain in the light of God's love."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2072

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

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

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

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

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

Special guest Laurie Purcell
Friday
02/08/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Laurie Purcell from Bay Shore, New York, a returning NAASCA family member from Long Island. Her abuse was severe .. physical, sexual and emotional. Her father put her in a swimming pool when she was 2 1/2 and walked  away. She drowned. She was thrown out a second story window when she was 4 yrs old. The neglect she experienced is a large part of the reason she's lived most of her life in full leg braces. She says, "From the abuse I died 3 times. Heaven is wonderful, but God wasn't ready for me. The second trip took me 4 years to recover from. I have anoxia, brain damage due to lack of oxygen. That effects my memory. I got to the point of realizing I couldn't recover relearn everything." But Laurie's resilient, if nothing else. Good thing. She's has brain problems, nerve problems, fibromyalgia and other auto immune diseases. "Basically the  doctors told me I'm in the body of a 90 yr old, body and brain." On previous occasions, many people have been effected by hearing her  story. "I have the light still  flickering in me," Laurie notes, "that and my sense of humor will get me through." She goes on, "I am passionate about this cause," adding, "In my photos on Facebook, The Story of Laurie Purcell, you will find picture after picture of the extent I go to for the kids." In addition there are 4 or 5 videos on her timeline. "If you watch one, or all of them, you will find out who I am," she points out. "I'm a warrior who will fight this battle to the end for the kids of today. My message: You can survive, and those of us who did owe it to our kids to save them from what we went through."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2069

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

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

Special guest Patrice Faye Little
Wednesday
02/06/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Patrice Faye Little from Dacula, Georgia, who studies for a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University. Patrice says she'll be delighted to share her insights with the NAASCA family. She the author of the book, 'Out of Crazy Born Genius'. As a survivor of child abuse that continued into her late twenties, she personally and professionally knows how the restructuring of life after abuse is a work in progress. Recovering from early trauma while developing into an adult can be daunting to any survivor. Her last encounter with her physically abusive father's rage, as he reached for a machete and came towards her, resulted in Patrice herself being jailed. "I spent 22 hours in jail reflecting on how did I avoid trouble all these years and end up in jail at risk of losing everything?" Now she offers her book 'Out of Crazy Born Genius' as a practical guide to others to transcend the craziness of child abuse so they can become a healthy and functional adult. Patrice asks, "Have you survived child abuse but find yourself struggling with adult milestones?" and "Why do survivors struggle with self, career, faith, friends, an finance after abuse?" In her heartfelt book, Patrice shares how her daily disciplines for seven principle areas of life emerged from person experience. She demonstrates the framework for mastering daily disciplines .. preparation, reflection, and repetition. She offers us steps to create our own disciplines to overcome childhood trauma and prevent self-sabotage. Patrice's passionate message of resilience is innovative and necessary to help others break the inter-generational cycle of abuse.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2067

Q & A call-in discussion - all about NAASCA and our mission
Tuesday
02/05/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion -- Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit our web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2066

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

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

"Community Matters" LA Community Policing - National Public Safety Show

- Super Bowl Saturday -

Q & A call-in discussion - with NAASCA family members, survivors - all about NAASCA and our mission
Saturday
02/02/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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

Special guest Olivia Branch
Friday
02/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Olivia Branch from Buckeye, Arizona, a child sexual abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. Last time she said she always aims at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Immigrating from Mexico in the 60's, her family lived in the largely Latino East LA area. Her father was a blue collar worker who suffered from alcoholism. "I always felt alone," she said. Her mother spend the majority of her time dealing with her father's alcoholism. Olivia was repeatedly sexually abused by a cousin, eight years older than her. The first incident of this was when she was about three, but the last time was in adulthood. "I grew up eating my anxiety away and reached 375 pounds in adulthood. I was fat and felt like a monster." Eventually she began working on herself. "I had gastric bypass and lost all my excess weight. I began kick boxing I learned how to physically to not let anyone hurt me gain. The recovery period has been long and imperfect." After appearing on this show the first time she  drove herself to the coast and threw the original bio she'd written into the ocean. "For me it was my way to release the pain of my past," she says. "I was prepared to venture on to spaces I could possibly only dream of. I felt relieved, strong, and very assertive of me and my capacity to take care of me. I left working non-profit vocational counseling world and entered corporate world." Then she began dating, and found herself giving men a chance. "I got married in April of last year. I still struggle at times but my husband is kind, patient, and a survivor himself. It's work but I do not regret any of it," she says, concluding, "I will be eternally grateful to this forum." We're delighted to have her!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2064

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

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

Special guest Ellen Lacter, PhD
Wednesday
01/30/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ellen Lacter, PhD, from San Diego, California, a psychologist whose expertise is in helping victims of extreme and ritualistic childhood abuse. She specializes in play therapy and the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and people victimized in the production of child rape and torture materials. Ellen explains that, "In 1994, the play and disclosures of some children I was treating soon revealed that they had been subjected to ritualistic abuse. Two years later, an adult survivor corroborated their abuse. I was outraged to learn about the severity and calculated nature of this abuse." She goes on, "I sought consultation, read everything I could, connected with experts in the field, worked with many more cases over the years, and have since become a leader in the field." Ellen has published multiple articles on ritual abuse and mind control, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website at www.EndRitualAbuse.org. In 2015 she wrote "A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse," illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow. To find our what Ellen can and can't do for people who contact her click here. She says she'll be happy to talk on the show tonight about ritual abuse, mind control, production of child rape and torture materials, play therapy with abused children and more .. so it should be a very informative episode! Ellen concludes, "I feel compelled to increase public support for these children and adult survivors. This is my mission."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2062

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

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

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

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

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

Q & A call-in discussion - all about NAASCA and our mission
Friday
01/25/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion -- Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit our web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2059

Q & A call-in discussion - with NAASCA family members, survivors - all about NAASCA and our mission
Thursday
01/24/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion -- Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit our web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2058

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q & A call-in discussion - with NAASCA family members, survivors - all about NAASCA and our mission
Thursday
01/10/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion -- Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit our web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2048

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to progress in our recovery this year

-- New Years Day --

Q & A call-in discussion - with NAASCA family members, survivors - all about NAASCA and our mission
Tuesday
01/01/2019
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
New Years Day ~~ "Looking forward to progress in our recovery this year" ~~ Join Bill Murray, Carol D. Levine, Tammy Shoffstall, Terri Lanahan, Debra Hunt, Charlie Stecker and other NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the child abuse related gifts of our family, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles, tools, programs and services designed to help us in our single purpose, to address issues of child abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives: (1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and (2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. We seek to build a survivor / activist community, believing that together we can do what we can not do alone. Community call-in participation is always welcome! You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of NAASCA. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.

 
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