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All our talk shows are recorded and are later available as "on demand" podcasts. Descriptions include links to supporting materials.

Episodes - 2021 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2640

Special guest Sean Wheeler
Friday
04/16/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sean Wheeler from Loveland, Colorado. He says, "Being groomed and sexualized even before entering kindergarten was confusing and fearful. Traffickers like to keep their victims afraid and they did a good job with me. Three things summarize those feelings: shame, guilt and fear." Sean continues, "When my parents divorced and my mom found a new job in another state I was able to escape that network, but the damage was done. There was not just one abuser, and I was offered up to both men and women. There are no outward physical injuries, though I was beaten by the abusers."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2639

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
04/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2638

Special guest ?
Wednesday
04/14/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2637

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
04/13/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2636

Special guest ?
Monday
04/12/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2635

Special guest ?
Friday
04/09/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2634

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
04/08/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2633

Special guest Cathlene Miner
Wednesday
04/07/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cathlene Miner from St. Augustine, Florida, whose mother had her at 15. They lived across the street from her grandparents. "Mom grew up in a very abusive home, her father would abuse my grandmother and all of the children." She says, "For my grandmother it lasted till she passed away from a brain injury." Cathlene explains, "From being exposed to domestic abuse as a third-party since a very young age I always wondered why people stay and why abusers do what they do. After raising four children I went on to be certified as a domestic violence advocate and start my own nonprofit."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2632

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
04/06/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2631

Special guest ?
Monday
04/05/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2630

Special guest Dr. Tina Medina
Friday
04/02/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas. She was sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "I have a book for preschoolers, schooled aged children, teenagers, and adults. I have writing journals and am developing the counselor's guides at this time."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2629

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
04/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2628

Special guest John-Michael Lander
Wednesday
03/31/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is John-Michael Lander from Kettering, Ohio, who grew up in a poor family in a small farm community in Ohio. "My parents were barely living from paycheck to paycheck, feeding and raising six children," John-Michael says. "Springboard/platform diving was an expensive sport" he goes on. "When I was fifteen years old, I took eight in the Junior Olympics and dreamed about the Olympics when a lawyer presented my mother an offer she could not refuse. Through the lawyer, I was introduced to my coaches, the medical team, and sponsors who sexually abused me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2627

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Tuesday
03/30/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent pornography and even a two week kidnapping. Bill was graced to have found Alcoholics Anonymous when he was 30 years old. The program not only helped him get clean and sober but also gave him a place to give up his secrets, and the tools by which he's recovered. He firmly believes one can use the 12 Step process to heal from child abuse trauma and to find a way to a comfortable life. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2626

Special guest ?
Monday
03/29/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2625

Special guest Rodney Calmes
Friday
03/26/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rodney Calmes from Cornell, Michigan, who says "I met my wife when I was 29 and dated her for about 2 years and got married when I was 31. She had listened to me and became a great blessing in my life. She stands behind me when I run my page and share my story because she knows it will bring healing and help others heal. My wife is a great support." He further explains, "I realize that the things I have been through and the things I have learned from what I have been through had to be unlearned, along with many behavior patterns, self-destructive behavior, thought patterns, and I had to relearn the correct way of doing things. This is a daily process."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2624

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
03/25/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2623

Special guest Morgan Whiting
Wednesday
03/24/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Morgan Whiting from Louisville, Kentucky. She experienced emotional and physical abuse growing up, but did not realize the level of abuse she'd experienced until she was much older. "From one of my parents, I remember being hit and smacked with switches," she says. "But the emotional abuse is what stuck and continues to be a part of life today. I am also a survivor of adult domestic violence and sexual violence. Some of my major feelings we confusion, a high sense of anxiety, and isolated-where do I turn? Who can I trust?"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2622

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
03/23/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2621

Special guest Christine Samad
Monday
03/22/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Christine Samad from Valrico, Florida. She explains, "My foster parents emotionally and psychologically abused me. I was placed in foster care at three days old. They had six of their own biological children who were older and not living in the house (except for the youngest daughter). I lived in fear. I stayed quiet and isolated." She's healing now, "I started healing during the pandemic when I started recognizing my feelings, and giving myself permission to grieve and feel angry. I started using better help, and when I was ready for in person therapy, my counselor helped me and supported me through the change."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2620

Special guest Jessica Reilly
Friday
03/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jessica Reilly from Glenmoore, Pennsylvania."I was born in London to American parents who were both adult children of alcoholics", she says. "High WASP and highly dysfunctional upbringing! My father was a pedophile and began abusing me when I was a toddler. The abuse lasted until I was 6 years old - my mother flew back to the USA for her brother's funeral and came back to catch my father in the act of abusing me. He left and my mother pretended everything was OK and refused to address this or any other unpleasant subjects. I learned how to fake everything and wear a mask."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2619

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
03/18/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2618

Special guest ?
Wednesday
03/17/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Not yet booked.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2617

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
03/16/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Sharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels." Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps; a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer support group.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2616

Special guest Mary Knight
Monday
03/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mary Knight from Bellingham, Washington, is a survivor of various forms of familial human trafficking, including child pornography produced by her parents. She is a retired social worker and has been a full-time writer and filmmaker since 2010. Knight tells about the path she took to the great life she now has in her personal documentary 'Am I Crazy? My journey to determine if my memories are true'. Mary explains, "My parents were church leaders who took me to church three times a week AND they were my pimps." She's also a survivor of child pornography produced by her parents.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2615

Special guest Jeremy Bryant
Friday
03/12/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jeremy Bryant from Austin, Texas, a child abuse survivor who was first sexually assaulted at 6 years old by his older stepbrother, who was 18 at the time. "I now know it wasn’t my fault," Jeremy says. "I took it to my dad about my sexual abuse and he accused me of extortion. He was a very prominent man so he had to chase me out of away from the family." He continues, "I repressed [things] when I ran away at 16, and became a male prostitute to survive. At 23 I realized I was not a pedophile. I was diagnosed with PTSD, had alter egos, and I was drug addicted. I had a broken heart and broken soul but God restored me."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2614

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
03/11/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2613

Special guest Elizabeth Sullivan
Wednesday
03/10/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Sullivan from Stillwater, Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member and survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape and the founder. She's the director of EmpowerSurvivors, a peer-led nonprofit organization that supports those that have experienced the crimes of childhood sexual abuse and rape. "In 2013 at the age of 42 I broke my silence," Elizabeth says. "Kind of a forced breaking of silence because it came out due to several triggers that ended up putting me in ICU for two days with a heart rate that couldn't be regulated, chest pain and dry heaves. After two days the flashbacks started in, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, hyper vigilance and all of the rest." Her PTSD was basically out of control. "This begun the breaking of silence for me, the two day a week therapy sessions, group therapy and a lot of ups and downs and suicidal thoughts." Elizabeth goes on, "Breaking my silence was the best thing I ever did, and the hardest thing I ever did, and now I want to empower other survivors to do the same and find healing." As a certified peer support specialist, Elizabeth invites survivors of childhood sexual abuse to visit the EmpowerSurvivors organization's web site, and begin their healing journey.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2612

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
03/09/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2611

Special guest Chris Scramuzzo
Monday
03/08/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Chris Scramuzzo from Denver, Colorado, who says his dad was a sociopath. "My dad told me uncles had sexually abused him. He lived his life lying to gain emotion and innocence." He explains, "His abuse started to me when I was born, he tried to smother you, beat me, sexually abused me, and indented my skull at my soft spot to damage my blood brain which started the vein to fill with toxins until the vein rupture and I had my stroke. It took 29 years to collect in my blood vein to rupture."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2610

Special guest Tara Flynn
Friday
03/05/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tara Flynn from Naugatuck, Connecticut, the younger of two children and who were raised by a single mother. "The father of the children that I babysat for abused me," Tara says. "The abuse occurred over the summer of 2002 between the ages of 14 and 15. I continued babysitting for the family, thinking it was my fault, keeping the dark secret between him and I. Guilt, shame, fear. I felt it all and nothing, at the same time." Now she's changed. "I see how valuable it is for people to put a face to a survivor and be able to relate." Tara explains, "What truly started my healing journey was when my perpetrator was released from prison and off parole and I learned that there were no protections in place. I reached out to a local sexual assault counselor and started seeing her. After about a year, I gained the courage to join 'Jane Doe No More'. There I became part of a family of truly incredible survivors that have help me in more ways than I can mention, throughout the years. They taught me how to share my story. Healing is not a sprint it is a marathon. And I am in it every day." She continues, "I am now an Outreach member with 'Jane Doe No More'. JDNM has been instrumental in my healing. I also co-chair the advocacy committee, where we work on legislation, community & SAAM events, and anything to help advocate for survivors. I work with survivors to share their stories, advance their healing, and help educate others. I have shared my story with anyone who will listen."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2609

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
03/04/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2608

Special guest Francine Umaru
Wednesday
03/03/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Francine Anne Umaru from Crofton, Maryland, also known as 'Sistah Fran', was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. She is proud of her Jamaican heritage. Francine was saved by the pen at a tender age, while suffering from childhood sexual, physical, and verbal abuse by her biological father. "When I was about 12 or 13 years old, I was emotionally, physically, and sexually abused by my biological father," she says. "My mother was complicit and is still married to him. The home I grew up in felt like a place in hell." Francine continues, "The unresolved trauma and toxic stress I carried manifested into Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which I struggle with every day. I started my healing journey in October 2020. I have been seeing a trauma-informed therapist twice a week since then. I am still a work in progress and healing is not a linear process." Her passion for poetry has continued into adulthood. As the founder of 'Break the Silence and Bloom', she carries out her mission to facilitate and normalize conversations around child abuse and neglect; to encourage adult survivors to share their truth in safe spaces and promote healing so they can bloom. "In July 2017, I published my first book of 30 poems, 'Break the Silence & Bloom: My Poetic Testimonies'. There is a process between breaking your silence and blooming -- it is called "healing". We cannot bloom until we do the inner work first."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
03/02/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Cindi Taylor
Monday
03/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cindi Taylor from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. "My sexual abuse started at age 7 and continued until I was 15 by my stepfather," she reports. "My mother asked me one day after school if something was happening / did happen between the two of us [but] I didn’t get away until I moved our if the house I grew up in. I was confused, scared. I knew this wasn’t happening to my girlfriends." Cindi explains, " I didn't get away until I moved our if the house I grew up in. I was confused, scared. I knew this wasn't happening to my girlfriends. I have complex PTSD, ADHD. I am completely at peace with the abuse. I know that the abuse was put upon me because I kept a positive attitude, determination and sheer grit about processing through it all and not only surviving, but thriving in spite of everything." Now she's an active advocate. "I have started a foundation called 'A Positive Survivor'. It's on FB and soon to be LinkedIn & Instagram. I have begun to book talks with local AA groups, women's shelters & schools to tell my story. They all need to remain positive and take their individual journey one day at a time. Always breathe, pray and walk daily to help your mind process, digest and work through all things: negative or positive!!"
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Special guest Dwight Hurych
Friday
02/26/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dwight Hurych from Greensboro, North Carolina, author of the new book, 'Who Else Can Love You?'. Dwight's primary abuse was the emotional neglect inflicted upon him by his mother, his custodial parent. Since infancy, he received no affection, appreciation or unconditional love from his mother, and hardly any recognition. This continued until after he graduated from high school. Trying to connect with his mother only left him feeling utterly frustrated by her indifference and tremendously distraught from her complete lack of compassion. He reports that after a lifetime of struggling with relationships and two failed marriages, he sought therapy and support, so he didn't really 'get away' from the effects of the emotional neglect ingrained in his body until later in life. In relationships Dwight felt like a misunderstood misfit, often exhibiting needy behavior because he was so desperate for attention. Dwight explains he started therapy and Al-Anon about two decades ago. Later, he learned about inner child work and recovery from C-PTSD. Today, he continues inner child therapy for greater embracing of all his inner parts, living more authentically and wholeheartedly than ever before. He recently published a book of poetic affirmations of self-love from the perspective of his delighted inner child. The book is called, 'Who Else Can Love You?' and is suitable for any child, inner or outer. The purpose of this particular show is for me and my guests to discuss the value of inner child therapy in order to give adult survivors tools and options for their own therapeutic healing journey.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
02/25/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Caroline Pugh-Roberts
Wednesday
02/24/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Caroline Pugh-Roberts from London, Ontario, Canada. Born in South Africa, her  family traveled extensively. She was first sexually abused at 8, when she was assaulted while swimming in a lake by a 13 year old boy. "I climbed out of the water and never said a word," she says, "but I was never the same child again." Raped at 14, 16 and 18, she fought back by pushing her last rapist out an 8 story window, killing him. "I had to, it was him or me," she says. "I was also trafficked for 8 years." Now she works full time with those who have been, are or at high risk of being trafficked. "I have struggled with Depression, anxiety, DID, conversion disorder, colitis, migraines. I have had over 10 years of therapy to get to the point where I can now be an advocate." She explains, "The day I finally got away, I stopped the drugs and got serious about not hurting anymore. I am far more at peace with myself. I work full time with those who have been, are or at high risk of being trafficked." Caroline concludes, "I have spoken to and educated over 40 thousand people on this issue, and am writing a book for survivors covering things like, 'Why do I still love him?' I am writing a curriculum that will be mandatory for all residents in the hospitals here. One of the big parts will be how to separate a minor victim from a guardian in order to ask the right questions."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Sharyn Higdon Jones, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
02/23/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Sharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels." Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps; a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer support group.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Susan Glandon
Monday
02/22/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Susan Glandon from Owens Crossroads, Alabama, who came from a mostly loving family, but was abused by her step-father from about 3 or 4 years old, just after as he married her mother. "The abuse lasted my entire childhood," she says. "The sexual abuse abated physically, when I was about twelve or thirteen, but the physical, mental, and predatory abuse continued until I told my grandmother. My age was then 21, and I was suffering from severe PTSD." She wrote a book about her abuse entitled 'Eighteen Years: Childhood with a Sex Predator'. "I have always counselled and cheered people on," Susan continues."I escaped my abuser every chance I got. Even as a child, I would leave the house, to play, early in the mornings, and not return until late. I was pregnant and married, by the time I turned eighteen. Leaving the house for the first time. I disconnected, or fought the abuse, and there were no feelings attached, as I had no idea what to think. Only to do my best to get through it." She further explains, "I am a sociology minor, loved psychology, read all I can get my hands on, and have made it my mission to literally feed street people, support foodbanks, etc. I get the feeling that homelessness happens after abuse happens. My main insight is that this could have been prevented if my aunt would have spoken up. She was his sister. He abused her, and we have to get rid of the cloak of silence that protects abusers, not victims. He kept me quiet, as well, in childhood, but certainly not in adulthood."
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Special guest David A. Washington
Friday
02/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is David A Washington from Hagerstown, Maryland, who was raped by two strangers at a local park in his community. "The assault was of such a nature that I was taken to the hospital and the police was involved," he says. "As a result of this more predators sought me out and I experienced sexual abuse until high school. I began to use substances while in the 9th grade and was able to move to a crowd that offered protection to some extent." David is featured on video in The Bristlecone Project. He explains, "The major feeling was shame and that I was evil, a sinner, a criminal (the police took me to the hospital, not an ambulance, and my understanding as a kid was that only bad guys go in the car with the flashing lights). I knew people in the community knew what had happened. One because of the police involvement and two because of the court hearing." David began his recovery at 25 when he stopped using substances and went to an inpatient program that specialized in sexual trauma. "It was there that I admitted that I was a survivor and received a diagnosis of PTSD. I am a member of a 12 step fellowship for 29 years now." But, he goes on, "It was not until I was 45 that I was asked to share on Capitol Hill for a Congressional Hearing in 2011 that I went public on a large scale. I have talked about the trauma throughout my life but never in a public setting. This opened the door for me to be heard in conventions and conferences across America. As David says, “We don’t have to be silent anymore and you are not alone.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
02/18/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Jeanette Golden
Wednesday
02/17/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jeanette Golden from Hemphill, Texas, whose abuse started at an early age (about 4 years old). She wrote a book, 'The Warrior Inside', about her experiences. "It was sexual, verbal, emotional, physical abuse, by my stepfather, brothers, uncles, and neighborhood men," she shares. "It was like being in a deep hole, lonely, desperate, hellish, fearful, insecurity. I had terrible nightmares with animals coming at me. I had built walls and even today I am still dealing with some of it." She goes on, "At the age of 14 I decided to leave home in the middle of the night to live in the streets because I didn’t trust anyone. I was homeless for about six months. I left because I knew I HAD to leave. I had already failed suicide. I could see that if I stayed, my future would hold more of the same, as well as prison because of the things my family required of me – such as shoplifting, theft. I felt more comfortable in the streets – I wasn’t scared living in the streets." But she's better now. "I’ve been set free and set free from the snares of the enemy. I am walking free and confident in the power of God’s love and provision for me. I do have great mentors that I can go to if I need to. I am the co-pastor of Only Believe Ministries and I speak in various conferences as invited." Jeannette is Vice President of Lighthouse Development, North Texas Region area board, with Aglow International. “I fight my battles through God.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
02/16/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Ross Stewart
Monday
02/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ross Stewart from Auckland, New Zealand, who suffered from various kinds of child abuse both in and out of foster care. "Now more than ever I find that I am being re-traumatized every day by such events as it may be a spoken word, a news media item that is constantly being re-lived in my mind for which I have had to seek counselling for to assist in coping with the horrors I went through as a child." He goes on, "It effected my life in so many ways even to this day as it’s a cruel life sentence which I don’t ever want to happen to any other kiwi child, whether it be male or female." Then came foster care. "At aged 18 months old I was removed from my biological mother by the New Zealand DSW (department of social welfare) and placed in foster care homes until finally ending up with a foster family that decided to adopt me at age 7. My memories of the various foster homes were of mostly psychological abuse and some physical abuse which consisted of beatings for bed wetting, these situations continued when adopted. Ross continues, "Aged 8, I was sexually abused by a neighbor's daughter who sodomized me and even raped me many times. At age10, I was sent to a special Government institution for disturbed children where I endured more abuses committed against me by a man who was my dormitory house master. I spent over two years at the hands of the house master's whim even in his quarters each night until I was released back to my adopted parents as being adjusted to lead a normal life."
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Special guest Lovern Gordon
Friday
02/12/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lovern Gordon from Avon, Massachusetts. "I grew up watching my father abuse my mother," she says, "then I fell into a relationship at 21 with my abuser. The abuse lasted 2 years and felt like life was slipping away with each day that it progressed. I felt isolation, fear, low self-esteem. I escaped in the wee hours of the morning as he slept to go to the hospital to seek help for the injuries I had sustained from the last attack. I still suffer from PTSD and I am now in therapy." Lovern is currently finishing up a DV Memoir entitled 'The Legacy He Left Me to be released on June 1st of this year via Paperclip Publishing. "When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck about something," she says, "listen to it, listen to your gut. Where you are now, if toxic, it’s not where you are destined to be." Ms Gordon is the founder of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. which promotes year-round awareness around domestic violence (DV), via its initiatives, points people in the right direction for help and helps bridge the gap between DV shelters and communities they serve. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including 'CBS This Morning' nationally and NBC’s 'This is New England locally.' "It took a few years to get back to the business of me and realize none of it was my fault," remarks Lovern, "but between prayer, fellowship and trusting my gut, I am more alive than I ever was then.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
02/11/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Sandra Speer
Wednesday
02/10/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sandra Speer from Gulfport, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse who was was born into a dysfunctional family. Her father, mother and 'golden child' brother abused her with violently, emotionally and through neglect. Sandra lived without her mother's love. "I left the family at 17 and was raped by a man that my father moved into the house," she says. "The rape caused me to feel insecure and convinced I wasn’t meant to be happy. I was convinced by both my parents that I would never amount to anything which caused me anxiety and want to commit suicide." Sandra goes on, "I struggled with an eating disorder that has caused me digestive problems all my life and anxiety about food. I had two failed marriages and lost my children but was able to get them back. I felt I never deserved to be happy but I learned to only care what I feel about myself and forget what others thought of me. I began my healing journey as a 58-year-old woman." Things are better now. "Recovery has helped me have the strength to live my dream of helping others. Recovery is rough but worth it. I earned my Ph.D. in Public Safety, which helped to build my self-esteem. Through my company, Life’s Answers, LLC (Site), I offer Life Coaching and Legal Advocacy. Knowing what most survivors are going through and need, I help survivors find the beautiful person they lost."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
02/09/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Teresa Myrick
Monday
02/08/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Myrick from St. Petersburg, Florida, a survivor of violent, sexual and emotional abuse. The abuse last all through her childhood. Teresa is now an author, speaker and Life Coach. "I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching," she says. "I started addressing the results of my trauma in my 20's. I had moments when I thought I was good and finished with healing (Ha!) only to learn that it is an ongoing process. I am now building my Coaching business." My father was murdered by his best friend when I was about 2 years old. He died in my mom's arms. She subsequently got involved with my brother's father who was abusive. Every Friday there would be a physical fight, resulting in me and my brother huddled up in the corner of an adjacent room listening to the bumps, thumps, mumbles and grunts. This went on for 10 years. My mom finally had enough and put him out! She did not look back. We had a bit of a break until she met her next boyfriend. He touched and rubbed up on me inappropriately from my middle school to high school years. Currently I'm in a 13-year marriage, the mother of 3 boys (two adults, one teen), an author, speaker and Life Coach. I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching. My motto:” Be good to you, so that you can be good to others.”
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Special guest Evangelia Vensel
Friday
02/05/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Evangelia Vensel from Washington State, a child sexual abuse survivor. "Life for me while I was growing up in an abusive family and environment was living in a constant state of fight or flight, Evangelia says. "Anxiety, insomnia, scared to be a kid, lots of physical, verbal and mental abuse, daily. Being neglected, ignored, bullied, called names, left behind, forgotten, emotionally abandoned, and denial of being molested. Silenced. I was always scared or felt alone. I became an addict at age 15." She goes on, "The physical abuse continued up until I moved out when I was 18. But all other forms of abuse continued till I ended my relationships with them all in 2018." That year, Evangelia detoxed and chelated her body from bad bacteria, viruses, unresolved infections, toxins, metals and chemicals from all the pharmaceutical drugs and street drugs left in her body and brain. "I had stem cells treatments to repair all the damage my issues caused by not treating the root cause. Trauma compromises the immune system which keeps us compromised." In recovery now, she says, "Positive thinking brings positive results. If you surrender to the universe it will come full circle and it will reward you with all your desires!!!" Evangelia describes herself as "a fireball always full of energy, always scoping peoples hair out and always, always trying to help others out! I'm married to the most incredible man on earth and I know he is my soulmate! We have two amazing beautiful children together and our love just gets deeper as the years go by! I am one lucky lady!" Evangelia believes you're only as old as you feel, saying, "Age ain't nothing but a number! Moments become memories!"
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
02/04/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Sharonda Hankins Davis
Wednesday
02/03/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sharonda Hankins Davis from North Carolina, whose incest started when she was 5 years old, continued into her teens years, and caused her to suffer tremendously .. as childhood sexual abuse does. "For a long time, I thought I was ok," she says. "However the damage was severe. My abuse affected every area of my life. With the help of NAASCA and the NAASCA family, things I didn’t know to ask that were key to my healing has been answered." I joined the NAASCA family right at a year ago. Since joining, I have been abundantly blessed in so many ways. NAASCA is not just “a group”, NAASCA is family & we care for one another. It’s wonderful to be able to open up & share without being judged. I have discovered & released so much anger & resentment that I didn’t even realized I had. NAASCA has helped me to understand me. My incest started when I was 5 years old & continue into my teens years &caused me to suffer tremendously as abuse does. For a long time, I thought I was ok however the damage was severe. My abuse affected every area of my life. With the help of NAASCA & the NAASCA family, things I didn’t know to ask that were key to my healing has been answered. I feel such a sense of peace. I strongly encourage everyone to open up & share your story & join NAASCA.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
02/02/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Timothy Phelps
Monday
02/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timothy Phelps from Somerset, Kentucky, survivor of violence and neglect. In elementary school, Timothy remembers coming home one day and seeing hate and pure darkness radiating from his mothers eyes. He would spend much time with his nose in a corner, with his hands held high. If he became tired and allowed his arms to lower, he would receive a blow from whatever his mother could get her hands on, or simply have his head slammed into the wall. This abuse caused many self doubts, anxieties, fears, and a strong desire to die. Phelps would begin seeking a relationship with God after almost being successful in his suicide attempt, only coming back to life after hearing a voice say, “I’m not done with you yet.” In 2019, after feeling called to tell his story, Phelps wrote his book 'The Invisible Child: Overcoming the Odds', published in 2020. He has forgiven his parents, has built a relationship with them, and received their blessing in his journey to help others, by telling of his experiences. He is the founder of Phelps Can Help, LLC, where he coaches and helps others with their own personal transformation, for the lifestyle they truly deserve.
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Special guest Annie Margis
Friday
01/29/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Annie Margis from Long Beach, California, who grew up in a large Catholic family. Most of her five siblings fell victim to a variety of abuses. "My mother was very verbally abusive and harsh with me. My parents never made me feel protected and I sheer terror. I was a social misfit and had terrible social anxiety. My biological dad began molesting me at 3 years of age," she says. "I told the priest at confession that I had sinned against my dad but he told me to go back home and obey my dad. I felt caught in sin permanently and hopeless to get to heaven. I was doomed to go to hell." She remembers her mom telling her to take naps with her dad. "My boyfriend raped me at 18 and I became pregnant," she continues. "I gave the baby up for adoption but deep darkness and depression made me go back for my boy. I eventually married my child's dad, but he turned out to be verbally abusive and unfaithful." Now far into her healing and recovery, her therapist sent Annie to a peer 12-step incest recovery group. "I still see a therapist, psychiatrist and medical doctor for fibromyalgia related to my sexual abuse," she says. "Today I have no shame. My book is a non-graphic novel entitled 'The Ugliest Word'. I am doing research about what keeps people locked away from being able to discuss child abuse. We know how hard it was to live but we don’t know how hard it is for someone who has never had to face it as a reality in society before.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Wanda McKinley, 'We Are Survivors'
Thursday
01/28/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Wanda McKinley from Dallas, Texas, founder and CEO of 'We Are Survivors Foundation', an International non-profit Organization for abused men, women and children. Wanda was a victim of abuse for 24 consecutive years. Her biological father began to molest her as early as six. Then at the age of thirteen her biological father and stepfather raped her .. until the age of eighteen. With her ex-husband from the age of nineteen, she endured physical, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abuse until she found the strength to leave at the age of thirty-one. Due to the trauma that she experienced; she began to become an example for others. Wanda is the best-selling author of the 'We Are Survivors Workbook Series'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Wendy Jay
Wednesday
01/27/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Wendy Jay from Iowa, whose child abuse started at about 4 years old and lasted through her mid-teen years. Raped at 15, she was first given alcohol by her abuser. "I became a drug addict later," she says. "I suffered suicidal thoughts constantly. I wrote morbid poetry and I was impulsive and homeless. I gained attention and love through sex. I had little value for myself. I started my healing in a treatment facility." She continues, "I actually had moved out and into my mom’s house around 13. From 11-13 I usually spent the night elsewhere so I wasn’t home to be abused. I took on other family’s traits trying to be normal, and wanted to be anywhere but my home. From 13-15 at my moms, I learned to forgive and thought maybe my perpetrator was mentally off. I begin to trust him and even say I love you, because he was my father and I wanted a normal father. Then one night he gave me a bunch of alcohol which I thought was cool, and when I became incredibly intoxicated, he raped me. I never forgave him again, though I have tried through God’s grace. My mom found out after reading my diary and kicked me out at 14." Her life has gotten better. "I’ve definitely struggled through the years but I learn to talk about it and not to be ashamed! I learned it wasn’t me. Luckily today I am a recovering addict, with an amazing husband, and 3 kids. I am blessed to stay home. I still battle depression and insecurities. My kids are never alone with any family members or friends. I’m always on high alert, I don’t want my kids to ever feel the way I have and continue to do at times."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Pastor Deborah Schleich
Tuesday
01/26/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Audrey May Prosper
Monday
01/25/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Audrey May Prosper from Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2009, Audrey suffered a horrific attack by her first husband, leaving her burned over 80% of her body. Soon after coming home from the hospital she began speaking out and educating people globally on how to overcome adversity. Her story of redemption through the Father and her willingness to break her silence inspired a movement that has now touched the lives of millions. Over the last 10 years her story, perspective, and advocacy work has been shared through outlets such as: Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, The Doctors, 48 Hours, I Survived, and many more. More recently she founded a faith-based women’s network and academy called, Your Thrive Tribe -- designed to educate, equip, and empower women entrepreneurs to thrive in life, career and Christ by providing them with the necessary training, tools, resources, and supportive sisterhood they need to succeed. She also just co-founded a ministry with her husband David Prosper called, Shepherd Revolution Community Center -- to make disciples and teach them to live Biblically, so that we can restore His divine design. Others describe her as AUTHENTIC, empowering, tenacious, inspiring, compassionate, and an advocate for many. Her mission in life is to be the change we want to see.
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Special guest Timika Chambers
Friday
01/22/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Timika Chambers from Portland, Oregon, a survivor of sexual abuse. Timika says, "For approximately five years, from ages 5-10, two male family members violated our relationship's boundaries by forcing and manipulating me to have sex with them. Throughout the sexual abuse, I continued to do the things many children do, such as play with friends and my toys and watch television. After the secret was out, many thoughts visited me, including feeling like trash, scared of men, and how I denied following the Voice within to tell." Timika's experience is not unusual. Many children suffer in silence, waiting it out. She goes on, "At the crossroads of what I do now, I chose to align myself with nature and develop a relationship with God. I consumed the King James Bible and learned the Lord's prayer. Jesus was my first superhero. In my 20's, I saw a therapist for one visit because I thought I had to. I feel blessed that God loves me and that I have my health and sanity. I want to help people find their healing path and live out their divine purpose in life. I am currently finishing up Bent Not Broken, a memoir outlining my healing process."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
01/21/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters,  is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: http://www.jaimeromo.org. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Elizabeth Gaskins Knight
Wednesday
01/20/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Gaskins Knight from Savanna, Illinois, a Native American. Elizabeth says, "I was kidnapped at age 6 and sexually abused by a neighbor. Next I was sexually abused at age 14 by a community adult man age 22. I have not ever received any justice. I felt violated, helplessness, anxiety and PTSD but I always remembered what I recall my psychiatrist telling me. He was a board-certified sexologist and he would tell me no matter what anyone does to me or says to me, 'I'm still a worthwhile person'." Many indigenous people from around the world have suffered child abuse (and adult injustice) at numbers that are far higher than others in the community. “I began my healing journey and talking about my abuse through writing. I am a published author and I have a special poem that really set me free.” Elizabeth is a court-appointed advocate for the Americans of Invisible Disabilities. She speaks about sexual abuse and advocates for others to talk about their abuse on her blog and also on radio shows. "I believe adult survivors need to be believed and their voice heard," Elizbeth says. "I think when survivors open up, they begin to be able to do self-care and find therapists who will help them keep the mental damage from damaging them physically, mental and physical go hand in hand.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Dr Debra Warner, Los Angeles, Forensic Psychologist
Tuesday
01/19/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Debra Warner from Los Angeles, Forensic Psychologist and professor at the Los Angeles campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 'Dr Deb' is well known to NAASCA members and we welcome her back to the show. Among other things, she is known as a male trauma expert, spouse of a male survivor and author of 'His History, Her Story: a Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma'. Tonight we'll be promoting her upcoming participation in the FBI's Community Outreach program on January 25, 2021, on ZOOM, a conference on 'Community Collaboration & Human Trafficking' from 2pm to 4pm PAC time. The event is FREE to the community. Currently, Dr Deb's research focuses on diversity issues connected to forensic community mental health and male survivor trauma. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Nicole Moehring
Monday
01/18/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nicole Moehring from Hinckley, Ohio. Nicole’s daughter and son, who is autistic, were both victims of sexual abuse and assault. As a mother suffering through this unbelievable nightmare, Nicole witnessed the differences in the justice system of how her daughter was believed and treated so well, and her son was not. Nicole quickly began to realize how difficult the road to justice is for an individual with a disability. Nicole was made to feel as if what happened to her son did not matter. She says the current justice system is not equipped to handle these cases. It’s difficult enough to learn your child was sexually abused by someone you knew, and then to learn there is very little help, if any, for children like Nicole’s son. The psychological effects on the victim and their family are insurmountable. It’s a mother’s worst nightmare, one a parent never wakes up from, because the effects of child abuse of any kind last a lifetime. Nicole and her daughter Maci founded 'Voices of Change 2018', a unique organization, advocating, educating for prevention, and empowering children with disabilities who have been impacted by sexual abuse. Many changes need to be made to stop the epidemic of children with disabilities being abused. Nicole says, "We need to remove the stigma of this topic in order to move forward." Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Service Administration. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and healthcare environments as both an Admissions Director and Development Director.
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Special guest Peter Elsey
Friday
01/15/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Peter Elsley from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, a 50 year old originally from Australia, who's been living in Ontario, Canada for 17 years of his life. "I am also a long time survivor of 30 years living with HIV; due to, sexual abuse and other forms of abuse," Peter reveals. "Both my parents had government jobs, they were both alcoholics and gamblers." Peter was 6 years old when he was first sexually abused by an older cousin. It's his understanding that his own sister was also molested by their cousin, beginning at age 3. The molesting happened for many years, until Peter was 14 years. "Silence was never broken from me, news came about over a phone call I had with my mother, when I told her, but right away I was never believed and told I needed to stop the lying. My mother told me over the phone about what my sister had shared. I discovered that my cousin had the AIDS virus." Peter continues, "I endured the HIV virus from my cousin. I never was healed, because I had nobody to believe me. My grandparents, perhaps, were the only people who had believed me. Today, I am still haunted with nightmares, I am on suicidal watch by my specialist/therapist." Peter courageously shares his story to heal and so, others may understand the effects of childhood sexual abuse.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
01/14/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group called Beauty Out of Ashes (many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Sherrie Allsup
Wednesday
01/13/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Sherrie Allsup from Kansas City, Kansas, a survivor of long-term incest, as well as physical and emotional abuse, by her father. Her abuse started when she was 8 years old, and continued for nine years, until she was 17 years old and moved out of her parent’s home. Sherrie kept her secret from everyone including her husband and children until she was 35. When she disclosed her abuse, she started therapy to begin to heal her past wounds. Sherrie’s husband of twenty-three years was unwilling or unable to deal with her PTSD and deep trauma and divorced her. In addition to her abuse, Sherrie is a suicide attempt survivor. After years of therapy and healing, Sherrie is now married to an amazing man, Gary. With hiss support and encouragement, Sherrie is now the CEO and founder of the non profit Courage Starts With You – By Sherrie Allsup. She travels and speaks at high schools and colleges, suicide conferences, housing conferences, women’s conferences, and has the awesome privilege of educating Police Officers on trauma and sexual assault including how they present. Sherrie has completed over 120 hours of continued education in sexual assault and trauma from agencies such as the FBI, KBI and GBI. She is a speaker for the Texas Department of Justice Impact Panel, she has completed training to go into the Texas prisons and share her story of hope and healing with inmates. Sherrie is NAASCA Ambassador for the state of Kansas and a member of Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) and currently completing the process to be an expert witness for sex crimes and is starting her first book.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
01/12/2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Jordan Masciangelo
Monday
01/11//2020
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jordan Masciangelo from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by a close family friend. "After years of coping with my trauma through drug addiction, self harm and sex work," he says, "I began to find hope and healing. I began telling my story in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada as part of their inaugural male victimization conference." He goes on, "I began to find hope and healing. I began telling my story in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada as part of their inaugural male victimization conference. After 25 of these successful conferences, my passion for advocacy took root and I joined many support initiatives across North America including End Child Prostitution & Trafficking Canada, The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Corrections Canada, Male Survivor and more, as well as many First Nations support centers." After spending 3 months in the wilds of South America, Jordon discovered the power of travel and adventure in his own healing and started the Kilimanjaro Expedition Challenge - where He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, raising over $10K for Men Healing - a national organization dedicated to helping men heal from sexual victimization. Jordan now serves on the Board of MenHealing, acting as the Special Projects Manager. He also has a short YouTube video about his life experiences.
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Special guest Pix Jonasson
Friday
01/08/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pix Jonasson from Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia. Unbeknownst to her loving parents, Pix endured several years of childhood sexual abuse by an evil predatory neighbor. She has learned from her childhood trauma and subsequent personal tragedies that your past does not define you or your future. Pix coaches others who are stuck in past issues of abuse, shame, guilt, anger and emotional pain to breakthrough and live a life of peace and purpose. Many survivors who are healing eventually see the benefit of using their story to help others. Pix is an example of one who uses her experience to be of service .. just as many NAASCA members do! Overcoming significant life-threatening and life-altering challenges, Pix is an ever-positive, community-minded leader and entrepreneur, who is a sought-after online and offline speaker and guest on various podcasts around the world. Alongside her speaking and coaching career, she is a best-selling author, 'Yes, I Can', with an upcoming podcast, The Couragepreneur, due out at the end of August. She is also building a successful global health and wellness business. As if she wasn't busy enough, Pix works with people who are not where they want to be personally or professionally. Her ideal clients are driven, passionate, heart-centered, kind, caring, loving and spiritual people of integrity with a can-do work ethic, who want to make a positive difference in their life and the lives of others. Pix fits right in with our NAASCA family and we look forward to a long relationship with her there in Australia.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/07/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Nick Murray
Wednesday
01/06/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nick Murray from Jarrettsville, Maryland. He grew up in an upper middle class family, typical nuclear family. Nick was molested when he was 12 by a 14 year old. Now he's an entrepreneur working on developing a business around helping survivors of abuse share their stories on social media, by sharing his own experience, and educating others. Nick explains about his abuser, "He groomed me and talked about male anatomy. We could go on vacations as a family and I only can really remember that my mom would not always be present because she would be working. She definitely paid more attention than then she does now. I feel like I hold resentment towards my parents," Nick says, "because I never felt support from them emotionally. I don’t have many negative emotions associated with the abuse because I was so young and didn’t realize how bad it really was until the past few years." He's moving his life ahead. "I am an entrepreneur working on developing a business around helping survivors of abuse share their stories on social media, by sharing my own experience, and educating others. I feel like this is the biggest part of my healing, sharing my own experience on social media and hearing others share theirs." This idea is relatively new to Nick. "At first, I just wanted to make money playing video games and live streaming. But then I found a greater purpose, which is to eventually narrow down to helping gamers share their abuse stories. Because I know I used games as an escape and probably many others do."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Rev. Hilda Thomasine Wren
Tuesday
01/05/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Hilda Thomasine Wren from Frederick, Maryland, a strong voice on behalf of adult survivors of child abuse and a member of the clergy. She worked at Maryland hospitals with rape victims and is a chaplin who works with hospitals and hospice. She is healed now after staying on her healing journey for many years. She is the author of the book 'A Plain Brown Wren'. Her autobiography is about growing up in a household of terror from alcoholics, drug addictions and a aunt who began prostituting her at age 12. She was sexually, verbally, emotionally and physically abused by many adults. Hilda relays that her childhood was very hard, because of her alcoholic parents and the physical, emotional and sexual abuse from her stepfather. Hilda lived in a world of people who drank, took advantage of her and used her as a sex object. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Suzi Patrick
Monday
01/04/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Suzi Patrick from Texas, a survivor of child abuse, spousal abuse and legal abuse. "Now my son is suffering the same abuses at the hands of his father," she reports. "As a child I want through physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my mother who for some reason always seemed to resent me. If it weren’t for my grandmother and my uncle, I don’t know where I would be today." Suzi goes on, "None of this ever happened to my brother. He seemed to never be able to do anything wrong. So obviously this takes an emotional toll on you as well as physical. I then moved into two abusive marriages. The second abuser, even though we’ve been divorced since 2012, continued there’s abuse through the Family Court system and now through the guardianship court." She's not just thinking of herself. "My immediate concern is for my son Shane, who has special needs. He’s gone through childhood abuse and continues to be abused as an adult that has special needs. His father has mastered the art of legal abuse and continues to use the legal system to abuse both of us now through the guardianship court. We went through Family Court abuse for years. As we all know, the legal system wants to keep you bound for as long as they can." But Suzi remains hopeful. "On the bright side, I have been in my first healthy relationship for about six years now. Jim is a good man and has been an amazing help in my healing process. I am nowhere near completely healed but having someone who knows what a healthy relationship is like is a very good start."
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Special guest Charmaine Carter

New Years Day
Friday
01/01/2021
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Charmaine "Tigria" Carter from Richmond, Virginia. She says her childhood was a tragedy. "I was raped by my babysitter when I was 6, molested by my uncle, gang raped by my cousins and brother, and physically abused by multiple family members all before I turned 18. All those things lead to low self-esteem issues, suicide attempts, self-sabotage, drug addiction and prostitution." Charmaine Carter, CEO, Carter Entertainment, LLC, an organization committed to promoting awareness of the effects of emotional, physical and sexual abuse by educating communities primarily through various media formats. (See www.mycarterentertainment.com). She's the author of two published books, one called “Black Family Lies” and the other “Ashley Terrace Murder”. In June 2009, Ms. Carter hosted an internet radio talk show and a cable TV talk show called “Survivors of the Lion’s Den,” designed to serve survivors of abuse. The “Survivors of the Lion’s Den” TV show was on air for 3 seasons. She created a 60 minute, performance monologue in 2011 titled “Black Family Lies Performance Monologue of Abuse & Redemption,” which is based on her book “Black Family Lies,” an autobiographical account of her abusive past. She also wrote a screenplay based on the same book. She was former Editor/Chief and owner of a local Newsletter called Richmond Addiction News (RAN) that had a readership of approximately 2,400. In April 2012 awarded “Vagina Warrior” trophy for her work in the Domestic Violence field. In 2017, she was the Screenwriter and Executive Producer for two short films entitled: A Moment in Space and the Sitter who loved me.

 
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