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"Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) talk shows - 8pm EST
MONDAY thru FRIDAY (no shows on weekend) - (90 mins)


To book a 'special guest' appearance, look for 'Not yet booked' dates (in GRAY) and contact Bill at: bmurray3rd@aol.com


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

Episodes - 2022 Original Air Date Description
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3040

Special guest Rachel Grant
Friday
10/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Grant from San Francisco, California, a child abuse survivor and returning NAASCA family member. Rachel i s the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching and is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach and M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse. Based on her educational training, study of neuroscience, and lessons learned from her own journey, she has successfully used the Beyond Surviving Program since 2007 to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken and unfixable break free from the pain of abuse and finally move on with their lives. Abused as a child, Rachel provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients, using coaching to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3039

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin -
Thursday
10/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is .. ~~ 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) - 3038

Not yet booked
Wednesday
10/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Not yet booked. Open discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 3037

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah
Tuesday
10/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be .. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) -3036

Special guest Dr Amy Saltzman
Monday
10/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr. Amy Saltzman from Santa Barbara, California, who says herstory is a bit atypical. "I began working with a life coach, Georgina Lindsey, at age 25, in 1989." Amy says, "In January of 2020 I asked to graduate, complete or transform the relationship. At that point she intensified her decades long gaslighting of me, telling me that either I had early Alzheimers, or was simply resisting my spiritual growth." She insisted Amy have a full neuropsychological evaluation. The evaluation included 7 hours of testing, the neuropsychologist speaking with Ms. Lindsey for 2 hours and Amy's husband for 1 hour. "Ultimately, the neuropsychologist determined that the relationship was one of undue influence/ covert emotional abuse/ coercive control," she explains. "In that moment I saw the entire web of decades of covert emotional abuse. As part of my healing, and to protect others from covert emotional abuse, which, data indicates, is as psychologically harmful or more harmful than physical and sexual abuse I created Spot A Spider." The intention of Spot A Spider is to protect people of all ages from all types of abuse covert emotional abuse (aka grooming) overt emotional, physical and sexual abuse. << more to come >>
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3035

Special guest Laurie Purcell
Friday
10/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Laurie Purcell from Bay Shore, New York, a returning NAASCA family member from Long Island. Her abuse was severe .. physical, sexual and emotional.  Her father put her in a swimming pool when she was 2 1/2 and walked  away. She drowned. She was thrown out a second story window when she was 4 yrs old. The neglect she experienced is a large part of the reason she's lived most of her life in full leg braces. She says, "From the abuse I died 3 times. Heaven is wonderful, but God wasn't ready for me."

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3034

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Jaime Romo -
Thursday
10/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host is .. ~~ 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) - 3033

Special guest Lynn M Griesemer
Wednesday
10/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lynn M Griesemer from Tampa, Florida, an anti porn advocate and a uthor of an exciting new just published book, 'Porn Free: How to Decrease the Demand for Pornography'.  Lynn is the author of books on public speaking, marriage and childbirth, most available on Amazon. One day she vows to write fiction, but is too busy advocating for couples to build a strong marriage and for women to assert more autonomy for the birth of their baby. She hosted "Your Marriage Matters" podcast from 2010-2011 and 2018-2019.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3032

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White
Tuesday
10/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be .. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3031

Special guest Kelly Wallace
Monday
10/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest will be Kelly Wallace from Oregon, an employment consultant who has over 18 hears experience with Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3030

Special guest Sarah Kennedy
Friday
10/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest will be Sarah Kennedy a child abuse survivor. This will be the first time she's appeared on our show.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3029

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Jo Rankin -
survivor, minister, psychologist
Thursday
10/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest is Jo Rankin from Sarasota, Florida, a date rape survivor, a psychologist and an ordained Christian minister. Tonight she'll be telling her story for the first time. Jo says, "I studied psychology and became ordained in order to be able to help people." Suggesting she'd like to volunteer with NAASCA, Jo says she is hoping that, ".. her participation would be something that is helpful to your organization and to the victims of abuse who you help. I am not altogether unfamiliar with their plight, so my compassion comes more from an empathetic standpoint. My sympathy goes out to you in your quest to make lemonade out of lemons. I have had to do this areas of my life as well." ~~ 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) - 3028

Special guest Jennie Delreeve
Wednesday
10/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest will be Jennie Delreeve from Wales, UK. She helps women around the globe who have experienced trauma from sexual abuse and are challenged with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. "I have been a holistic health practitioner, life coach and law of attraction mentor for 16 years," she says. "I was abused several times by family members and various teenage boys between the ages of 3 and 8. This led to me creating a strong emotional pattern of vulnerability and insecurity."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3027

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
10/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) -3026

Special guest Dgirl
Monday
10/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dgirl from Savannah, Georgia and the Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, area. She says, "My story is one that few would believe. It started with abuse that begin when I was only two. I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer and my parents gave permission to the United States and the national institutes of health for me to become a test subject and to be experimented on due to the fact that no one had ever survived the cancer. I have vivid flashbacks and recall being held down as I scream for mercy and beg for them to please stop stop what they were doing to me. They didn't stop for 20 years."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3025

Special guest Angela Aitchison
Friday
10/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's guest is Angela Aitchison. Angela is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (incest).

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3024

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
10/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, ".. was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3023

Special guest Barbara Joy Hansen
Wednesday
10/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Barbara Joy Hansen (Bobbie Joy) from Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor, activist and author. She's the International Award-Winning Author of 'Listen to the Cry of the Child', which gives a face and much insight into her world of violence that brings abuse into the light which is the first step to freedom & soul healing. Victimized from 2-8 by her grandfather, clergy sexual assault at a Christian camp at 11-12 by a youth pastor, raped at age 18 she suffered from domestic sexual addictions in her marriage which caused severe Complex trauma resulting with PTSD. After living a "silent scream" for 38 years she facilitates the Beauty Out of Ashes support group, teaching wounded outcasts including addicts & has had many media interview's including being invited on stage with the Dr. Oz Show with 20 survivor's of sexual assault in New York City. She as a God given passion, purpose & advocacy calling to help survivors everywhere including prisoner's & sex offenders all over the world. Eileen Dong of the Ms. Texas Show promoted Barbara as Survivors Against Violence Everywhere Ambassador, Massachusetts. Lena G. Clark, PhD, has promoted her with Miracle Mind Global expanded it's location with Barbara as Ambassador, New England. Barbara's Humanitarian Aid Work has taken her to the Philippines where a 4 minute YouTube documentary film of her life was made with CBN Asia the 700 Club Show.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3022

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
10/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. At 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3021

Special guest AmyAnna Soto
Monday
10/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is AmyAnna Soto from Modesto, California, a survivor of severe childhood trauma and a professional Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery® (SMGI®) guide. "My trauma includes childhood sexual abuse, physical and mental abuse, rape and long-term stalking. Growing up the adults in my life were self-labeled sadists. My world was a place of nightmares and terror, which turned darker when an abuser began to stalk and harass me." She spent the last 20 years reinventing herself, "..using various healing methods including therapy, art, journaling, writing, support groups both online and in-person, dreamwork, art therapy, and SMGI®. I was proactive in my healing reading books and learning all I could. This allowed me to take control of my healing and my life. As a former Certified Nursing Assistant, and sexual assault advocate, I have cared for many people in their most dire moments. All my experiences have led me to discover my inner truth and true passion. I love to help ease the stress and chaos of the aftermath of trauma. As an SMGI® Guide, I can help trauma survivors in a professional role. Until Covid came I ran my own art and craft support group for trauma survivors. I am an artist and published poet in a collaboration poetry book 'Hush No More! Healing Through Words'. I'd like to focus mainly on the aftermath/healing of childhood abuse rather than the abuse itself. If you like I can read the two poems featured in the Hush No More Poetry book."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3020

Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivor / professionals
Friday
09/30/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals using an OPEN MIKE forum. Anyone can call in and we'll feature topics brought suggested for the show to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 3019

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
09/29/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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) - 3018

Special guest Carol C. Boyce
Wednesday
09/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Carol C. Boyce from Sacramento, California, a child abuse survivor and an accomplished author, child advocate, and speaker. Her passions for child abuse prevention. Carol's book is, 'First, I Believe You ; A True Story of Healing from Hidden Memories'. She has written about her resiliency and courageous battle to learn the truth of her past, ending her traumatic amnesia and family secrets. Carol says, "'First, I Believe You' walks the reader through my recovery from Complex PTSD and shows my healing from this horrible diagnosis. My trauma also occurred over a long period of time and is the devastating result of childhood sexual abuse." She explains, "We were the best family on the block as many saw it. But something was very wrong, something that I couldn't identify." Carol says, "In my thirties, with two young children, my life began dissolving." With nightmares and increasing moments of sheer terror and panic attacks, I knew I was losing my grip. But I had children to raise. I had vowed early on that my children would be raised in an emotionally healthy home as if my life depended on it." She searched for help from endless and clueless psychotherapists, but no one had any idea of what was causing her problems. As the terror continued and the eating addiction grew, she was finally able to put all of the pieces together. "I had been molested by my father and had had absolutely no memory of it until I was thirty-six. Upon that horrifying realization, the terror I'd lived through as a child began to pour out of me." She goes on, "Though my father denied all he'd done, labeling me a liar, and my siblings have refused to believe or support me, my own family thrived."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3017

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
09/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight 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) -3016

Special guest Victoria Kelly
Monday
09/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Victoria Kelly from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a returning guest. Victoria will soon be helping with Hosting these SCAN shows. She's also putting together a special event in Oct for Domestic Violence awareness in her home state. A child abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA family member / volunteer, Victoria was abused almost from birth in nearly every way imaginable even as a baby, an experience that was repeated by numerous predators and perpetrators and went on and on. In addition her alcoholic father beat both Victoria and her mother. But Victoria thought that was simply what happened to a child and a woman when they happened to be living on the wrong side of the tracks. She became reclusive and withdrawn, and there was little justice meted out to any of Victoria's predators. Early on she began to disassociate, a condition that was later in life diagnosed as MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder), now known as DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). Victoria eventually spent years going in and out of mental hospitals, where she actually was grateful. At least the staff was kind and helpful. "I went to a wonderful psychiatrist and she help me for 13 years with MPD / the ID." She began drinking at an early age but sobered up with help from a 12 step group. Her sexual promiscuity led her to numerous bad adult relationships. It took a long time to find the right therapist and path to recovery but now she's integrated and years ago things finally started to come together. Life's still not perfect but now she's active helping the struggling. Among other things, Victoria works to end domestic and sexual violence, attends support groups, speaks out at rallies and conferences, supports police, volunteers at shelters, and works directly with women and children to get their basic needs filled: food shelter and clothing.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3015

Special guest Daria Heller
Friday
09/23/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Daria Heller from Middletown, Ohio, who works as a volunteer at the HopeHouse Homeless Shelter for Women. Her emphasis is on teaching life skills to facilitate women's re-entry into the world, to create good life choices and to rise above their broken past. Daria said, “I understand what it's like to be broken and afflicted just like the women I serve because I am survivor of child abuse.” Each survivor of abuse has their own unique set of violations against their person which makes generalization on what constitutes child abuse impossible. How was Daria violated as a child? She endured absolute isolation, complete alienation, never developed all the skills one learns in a functional and healthy childhood. She just didn't matter to her parents. At six years old she prayed God would take her that night so she would not have to face another day of unending, on-going, daily pain. Finally, on her 18th birthday, she tried to commit suicide because she could not imagine a life unlike the last 18 years. Life for Daria was a half-life. She was ashamed and she hid all the ways her childhood broke her. She mimicked the lives of those she considered “normal” but always falling back into the dark pits of despair, ruinous behavior, and suicide attempts. But this isn't the story God was writing for her. Daria said, “God pursued me, fought for me, planned a spacious place for me. God never let go and never gave up on me. He saved me, transformed me, healed me, and brought me into his presence and peace.” Today, Daria is living out God's message to her: Seek out my children who are alone, afflicted, and broken and I will shine my light on them through you.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3014

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Thursday
09/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her preditors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3013

Special guest Teresa Joyce
Wednesday
09/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Joyce from the UK, a returning NAASCA family member, author of 'There's a Fine Line', available as a free eBook which she says is a true story that ranges over a period of many years. Teresa explains the book, "covers the first married years of my mother's life, and the abuse she received from my now deceased father." Sadly, hardship just seemed to follow her around. Some years later she remarried, but unfortunately this union would "tear her once more into tiny pieces." Teresa explains she would spend many years hating not only herself, but everything around her. She swore to herself that she would leave all this behind. "The impact of sexual abuse varies from child to child for many the damage is enormous," she says, "with the impact still being felt into adulthood affecting all aspects of their life." Teresa continues, "Working through the memories of childhood abuse is painstaking work it will never happen overnight. But if we are ever going to be tested in our lives then this is one of the biggest test of all." Teresa explains, "We learn to process the memories that we remember as and when we can, because those traumatizing memories are not always remembered all at once on a conscious level. In truth it's your mind that is protecting you from confronting all those painful memories all at once. You will remember more when you are ready and able. With remembrance and time you find that you are working towards and able to see that positive outcome that can be yours. This is the right way – the one where you say to all that you alone stopped abuse in its tracks. Once you reach that feeling of completion you will understand fully – that yes it is indeed your life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3012

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White - anti bullying & DV advocate
Tuesday
09/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "In 6th grade I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3011

Secial guest Wilsdaryon Prescher
Monday
09/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest will be Wilsdaryon (Wil) Presche from Houston, Texas, a survivor of child abuse and trauma. At seven years old he was placed into the foster care system due to trauma and abuse. He spent the next few years bouncing from foster home to foster home. Then, at twelve, Wil was placed with loving people who would eventually become his adoptive family. As Wil grew older, he developed a yearning to help individuals who have been in similar situations. He understood how navigating the foster system could be very challenging and that many were not as fortunate as he had been. Out of the deep, murky waters of neglect and abuse, Wil had used the power of music to find strength and heal, and to overcame the odds stacked firmly against him. In his book, 'This is Me Trying: Navigating Through A Lifetime of Trauma', he tells the story of a boy who has blossomed into the man he knew he could be, despite the darkness that engulfed him throughout his childhood and adolescence. Through the power of music, Wil was able to discover himself after losing touch with who he really was. With this newfound soundtrack of life, he was able to rise from the darkness and turn experiences that were once chaotic and traumatic into something beautiful. Wil has blossomed by overcoming various forms of abuse, coping mechanisms, and stigmas. Wil has spent the last four years studying mental health and substance abuse issues while working with at-risk youth in multiple organizations. During this time, he realized the effects of music therapy on a person's soul and emotional well-being; he is continuing his education to fulfill his dream of becoming a therapist. He hopes to share his experiences with others to show that something good can come out of an unfortunate situation out of his control.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3010

Special guest Alloysa
Friday
09/16/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Alloysa from Brooklyn, New York, who now lives in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. "I am an OVERCOMER of childhood abuse, domestic violence, loneliness, depression, neglect, fear, manipulation, torture, confusion, insanity, suicidal ideation, believing lies as truth, the inability to identify/avoid unhealthy relationships, parenting my parents all my life and being trapped in complete bondage," she says. As the creator of Alloysa.com, she shares her personal journey through a variety of platforms to be a light to others suffering in similar situations, an ear to unheard voices while inspiring them to rise from powerless to purposeful. A renowned writer, she transcribed her miraculous life story into the pages of her groundbreaking autobiography FIGHT, representing all those who are suffering in silence, all those who are depleted and defeated and all those who desperately seek help and hope. "Though this is my journey, I know I am not alone," she says. "I invite you to live my life with me through these pages of how I went from battles to breakthrough, from sacrifice to surrender and from FIGHT to freedom." Alloysa lives to use her words, voice and actions to help others heal to hope, health and wholeness. Today, she is a strong, independent, intelligent, brave, bold, vibrant, resilient woman! She is an eloquent speaker, articulate writer and innate problem solver! She stands on truth, knows true love, lives in purpose, found purpose in pain, has clarity for her sanity and is free indeed! She does not consider herself a victim or survivor, but an OVERCOMER as JESUS continues to unveil her purpose towards destiny each and everyday in who she is and who she is called to be! Blessings! I AM ALLOYSA!
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Thursday
09/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3008

Special guest Kristina Jones
Wednesday
09/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest will be Kristina 'Transparenci' Jones from Chicago, Illinois. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida,  Kristina's passion is to help young girls and women acknowledge and heal from childhood trauma and sexual abuse, as she continues on her journey of redemption and recovery. Kristina enjoys sharing her testimony through poetry and spoken word, because “transparency transforms the lives of others (Brittany Jackson)”. Kristina released her first book titled, 'Suppressed Wounds: Redemption and Recovery' in March 2022. "She felt like she was always just good enough for sex, but not good enough to be the woman on a man's arm," she writes. "She had countless sexual encounters with men beginning at age 3. She fought sexual perversions aimlessly until she realized that she did not have to fight the sexual battles of perversions on her own. Being regenerated by the Holy Spirit, at age 15. The eyes of her heart and soul were opened and for the first time, and she was able to understand that she was fighting an invisible war. 'For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12)'. Pushing through stereotypical conundrums of, 'she just ain't got no daddy', she overcame, and is overcoming, what some have difficulty with acknowledging and addressing .. her past childhood and adulthood sexual traumas." You are invited to take a journey through this woman's redemption and recovery from suppressed wounds.
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Special guest TeResa
Tuesday
09/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is TeResa from Memphis, Tennessee. She was abandoned by her mother at 1 year old. At age 14, she met her mom for the first time. TeResa was introduced to alcohol and drugs by her. She experienced child sexual abuse at the hands of her brother and his friends multiple times. One day she decided to tell her mom about the abuse caused by her brother but her mom didn't believe her, and kicked her out of the house. She is also a suicide survivor. TeResa is ready to continue walking in her healing, and is sharing her story tonight to help save others from victimization and shame. She gets called 'crazy' for telling her story and her family's secret, but she wants to break the stigma associated with survivors of abuse, incest abuse and mental illness from 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 Geraldine Cullum
Monday
09/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Geraldine Cullum (Geri) from Indianapolis, Indiana. "As a child, I grew up not liking visits with my grandparents on my father's side, especially my grandpa," she says. "You see, he didn't kiss me as most my family members' (on the cheek, or forehead). He would stick his tongue in my mouth. One trip on the way home to Indiana, my sister and I heard sad words about grandpa. I tried to speak up, saying; 'I don't like the way gram-pa kisses me' and my mom spoke sternly saying, 'that's enough, that's non-sense'. I remember saying, 'and I don't like the way he puts his fingers in my baby sister's diaper's either.' I remember mom's words. 'Now hush, you're putting shame on your father,' and 'that's enough, that's ugly, hush now or we'll stop and get a switch'. I fell into sexual addiction, alcohol, food addiction in my young adult life to mid-life. The recovery process has been a lifetime of moving from one recovery group to another, never really succeeding until I found my sister of Joy, Barbara Henson. She opened my eyes to the materials in her recovery program she facilitates. I didn't remember my abuse anymore, not until I built my timeline, which opened the flood gates to my recovery. Her two books are called, 'Beyond the Darkness, Healing for Sexual Abuse,' and 'Listen to the Cry of the Child.' At first I rejected even the thought of sexual abuse begin present in my life. Now I help others in my surrounding community find their own words. In the future, I want to build a safe home for teens and young adults."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3005

Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivors / professionals
Friday
09/09/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Open discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, including Carol and Michelle, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Kim Lakin - survivor, activist, professional
Thursday
09/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Kim Lakin from Littleton, Colorado, a child abuse survivor and activist who's the founder of 'Soar On Eagles Wings', where she teaches about prevention and intervention. Kim's an Authorized Instructor and Certified Facilitator for Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children, as well as a facilitator for The Monique Burr Foundation. She was sexually assaulted her whole childhood. Kim says, "I will always be in the recovery process. I don't think that will go away. I feel that my work with facilitating has been a big part of my healing the past 6 years. I feel empowered and free when I am providing classes for the community." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3003

Special guest Jo Rankin
Wednesday
09/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jo Rankin from Sarasota, Florida, a date rape survivor, a psychologist and an ordained Christian minister. Tonight she'll be telling her story for the first time. Jo says, "I studied psychology and became ordained in order to be able to help people." Suggesting she'd like to volunteer with NAASCA, Jo says she is hoping that, ".. her participation would be something that is helpful to your organization and to the victims of abuse who you help. I am not altogether unfamiliar with their plight, so my compassion comes more from an empathetic standpoint. My sympathy goes out to you in your quest to make lemonade out of lemons. I have had to do this areas of my life as well." Jo is destined to be a once a month co-host for our call in discussion shows, a survivor-professional or hyphenate who'll field topics including some brought to the episode by you, the listener. Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ Jo will normally appear each month on the second Thursday of the month. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
09/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. At 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3001

Special guest Maedene Elizabeth Kaminsky
Monday
09/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Maedene Elizabeth Kaminsky from Oxnard, California, a survivor of child abuse and new NAASCA member. She's a wife, homemaker and a mom of two children, a 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son with Downs Syndrome" I've been in recovery for mental health and addiction issues since 2005, but I struggled on and off for most of those years to stay clean and gain some continuous clean time," she says. "I've found in my recovery that I struggled with childhood trauma, of losing my father at the age of 9. I was then abused by a relative and respected adult in my life, at the age of 12." She goes on to explain, "From that point on I lived in survival mode, until I found escape in drugs. I found the 12 Step Program in recovery." Maedene began to work on herself to heal of her mental health and from addiction issues. "I've come a long way in my recovery, learning to re-parent myself, and my own children in healthier ways. I work a program of recovery, I go to mental health groups, and I volunteer with the community when I'm able to." We know how important this is. "I also have a strong faith in God, and Jesus Christ and I try to live my life as best as I can, according to His will and by following a program of recovery!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 3000

Special guest Ashley Mallard
Friday
09/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Ashley Mallard from Canyon Country, California, a survivor of horrific child abuse in his youth. He says, "I raised my children without imposing abuse. Prevention is a key to stopping the wheel of abuse so many face." He ought to know. He's been through a lot. "My parents divorced when I was born. I was repeatedly sexually molested by my sister (10 yrs my senior) and beaten by my mother." His abuse included neglect, too. "I was hungry, scared and weary, all by five yrs old. My mother was a recovering drug addict who never recovered." This in itself had certain consequences. "Her way of parenting was benign. She offered no love at all, nor any friendship or understanding." His mother kept it up. "I was always alone, and beaten daily. I wasn't allowed to have an opinion or even a personality. I sat on the floor of the car and the dog got the seat .. and the bigger one!" Ashley says, "I was treated like a maid and used to do all the dirty work, like taking the tabs off vehicles in the Kmart parking lot to put on her car at 8 yrs old!" He continues, "I could go on for days." Eventually he pulled himself together .. for the sake of his kids. "I have three sons, all successful. I always taught my kids not to steal and lie. That helped. My mother (parents) failed me and I'm a success."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
09/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight 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) - 2998

Special guest Wendy Casper
Wednesday
08/31/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Wendy Casper from Lawrenceville, Georgia, an adult survivor of child abuse and a volunteer with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). "My abuse started at age 2," she says, "and went on till age 29 when my psychotic mother died. My life consisted of being thrown against walls, and having my bead bashed into walls. I couldn't handle this so I shut down and my brain created alters. This is dissociative identity disorder and it saved my life. I ultimately called my alters 'others'. I had four." Wendy explains. "I was trained to please men no matter what and saying NO wasn't permitted. I was made to watch my mother have sex to learn how to please men and she would watch me have sex with those same men to ensure I had pleased and satisfied them. Of course I never did in her mind so I got beat. Ultimately, I was repeatedly raped by my father, two step fathers, my grandfather, her boyfriends, a GYN, a Dentist, a Pastor and a nurse in the local ER." Wendy had enemas forced on her, which she had to hold for hours. "I was made to cook her meals age 4, she would throw food at me while I sat in the corner. My meal was eating the food that was thrown at me. She hit me with pots, pans, hammers, anything with weight. I now have optic nerve damage and scar tissue from head injuries." Wendy goes on. "She chained my ankle to a wall in the furnace room. I would be there with no food or water for hours or days." Wendy is now a volunteer with NAMI, who recently got a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She shares both her survivor story and mental health story with others in hopes they will share theirs. "Counseling and God saved my life. I am passionate about speaking out on child abuse."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2997

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Tuesday
08/30/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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.
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Special guest Lang Martinez
Monday
08/29/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lang Martinez from Oxnard, California, a returning NAASCA family member. When the topic of homelessness is brought up in Ventura County, a single name comes quickly to mind: Lang Martinez. Martinez has built a reputation for himself as a the only homeless advocate to have come from the same streets he now walks through with his head held high. His peer-to-peer approach has cemented his name among other professionals in his field. Martinez's methodology in the field, is shared through his writings in Citizens Journal, VC Star, Fillmore Gazette, La Crescenta Valley Weekly and other media publications. He is an ambassador advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, the 12 Step program, and recently celebrated his 4 year celebration of living drug and alcohol free. He continues to be a persistent advocate for those experiencing chronic homelessness and believes that if he can recover, others can too. It hasn't been easy. Though his entire adult life has been marred with risky behavior, drug addiction, imprisonment, and homelessness, he has managed to legitimatize himself with a career, family, and an unwavering passion to help others. Today, Lang shares his story of what it takes to recover from a serious methamphetamine addiction that left him homeless and dead on the streets of Oxnard. Lang Martinez is fighting for his life. He's fighting to stay sober. He's fighting to stay out of prison. He's fighting sudden blindness, and a civil court case against the man who raped him as a child. On the flip side he has surrounded himself with surrogate professionals who believe Lang can survive. But he lives like a candle blowing in the night searching for a destiny that is elusive, yet it  lives deeply inside the salvation that will allow him to finally live in peace.
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Special guest Marita Murphy

Friday
08/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marita Murphy from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, a CSA survivor currently in appeals court for assaults from almost 50 years ago. Marita's mother raised her and 6 older siblings after her father died of a brain tumor. By age 7 her mother became unwell and Marita temporarily lived with a community family where she was molested and raped by 2 teens. Her story is another Catholic cover-up, and she wrote a public testimony about growing up in the Maryknoll Catholic settlement separate from outside society and not understanding what happened until later .. when she learned what the word 'rape' meant. Marita remembers her behavior changing drastically, experiencing emotional rages, and cutting off all her hair in attempts to avoid attention from boys. She initially loved school, but it became a struggle, and at age 12 she dropped out. The church pushed ideas about “sins of the flesh” and “impure thoughts.” She suffered in silence until her mother's death when she felt free to make a police report, “It was really harrowing to relive the experience over again.” Later she confronted one of her abusers! “He got in my face and said, 'Do you know WHO I am?'" She replied, “I know for certain now who YOU are - you're the man who raped me when I was a little girl!” Marita has been married for over 33 years, raising their three children and training racehorses. She feels the courts have been failing her so far, but she isn't giving up. “Thank goodness for the Internet and Facebook, as it's the only platform left for me."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Thursday
08/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her preditors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Victoria Valentino
Wednesday
08/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Victoria Valentino from Altadena, California, an author, a sexual assault awareness activist, and one of the many survivors of the sexual abuse and trauma caused by Bill Cosby. "No one wants to get famous for being sexually assaulted," she says. "But sometimes, it's not about you. Sometimes, it's about finally telling the truth." Victoria became the sixteenth woman to come forward and one of the five women interviewed in a Washington Post piece published on November 22, 2014. A year later, New York Magazine published their blockbuster issue that blew the lid off the Cosby story, 'Cosby: The Women - An Unwelcome Sisterhood'. The magazine cover has become iconic, depicting 35 of the survivors who were willing to tell their own stories. Since then, Victoria has been in demand not only to retell her shocking story of violent rape by one of America's most powerful celebrities but to also offer her viewpoint on his motives and modus operandi. Now, she is featured in Showtime's compelling new four-part series, 'We Need to Talk About Cosby' by W. Kamau Bell in which he expertly chronicles the performer's meteoric rise to the top along with his criminal timeline. Victoria's memoir, 'Dirty Diamonds: The Repurposed Life of a Playboy Icon and Cosby Survivor' will be out soon. It is not a story that is solely a retelling of the Cosby experience. Her life story as a survivor of childhood abuse, domestic abuse, multiple rapes as a young girl, made her the easy target for the man who would make her Playboy's Miss September 1963.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
08/23/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guests Terrie MacCalus & Hank McGrath
Monday
08/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guests are Terrie MacClalus & Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath, both from upstate New York. Returning NAASCA family members, they requested appearing together. Raised as the middle child of 5, Terrie says, "At ten, my parents split up and we became a tug of rope. That was also the end of my innocence and the beginning of what would become sexual harassment and a feeling of unworthiness and just feeling dirty. Shame was heavily used to teach lessons." She goes on,  "I also felt abandoned. I learned at an early age to escape painful feelings. I turned to drink to numb my heart. Of course that didn't work but it kept a husband happy." But she always felt the shame her mother had left her with. "If sexual abuse weren't such a taboo subject maybe she would have noticed the day of the triple rape. I was 14."  Hank began life in a poor 2nd-generation Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. By age 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone, and Hank carried trauma from it his whole life. He served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. Terri eventually changed. "In my 50's after 11 years clean and sober, I decided I couldn't take the pressure anymore. The addiction was waiting for me. It would take years before I would dare to try to face my life again." Terri says. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, Hank began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2990

Special guest Dominic Prophete
Friday
08/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dominic Prophete, JD, from Newark, Newark, New Jersey, Chief Executive Officer of Wynona's House Child Advocacy Center in Essex County. Donna Brown, his Administrative Assistant, may also appear. The mission is to promote justice, hope and healing for child victims of abuse and neglect throughout Essex County by coordinating investigation, prosecution, treatment, prevention, and supportive services utilizing the “child-centered” multi-disciplinary team approach. The vision of Wynona's House is to create a community where children are safe, families, are strong, and victims become children again. Fifteen years ago, Wynona's House was founded in Newark, New Jersey as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping children who have been abused or neglected. Wynona's House revolutionized the process endured by children and families of Essex County coping with the aftermath of abuse and neglect. We are a collaboration of more than 70 multi-disciplinary advocates helping the children of Essex County who have been abused or neglected. Wynona's House coordinates a cross-systems collaboration that leverages both public and private resources to improve outcomes addressing the problem of child abuse, neglect and maltreatment within the 22 municipalities of Essex County. In a typical year, Wynona's House serves approximately 950 child victims of abuse or neglect from the 21 municipalities of Essex County and their non-offending caregivers/families. It's a  best-practice model of public/private collaboration of multi-disciplinary teams including investigators, prosecutors, medical and mental health professionals, social workers and child/family advocates working together.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2989

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
08/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. 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 web site: www.jaimeromo.org ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2988

Special guest Reuben Stutzman
Wednesday
08/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Reuben Stutzman from Minnesota, an active member of the the Amish Rescue Mission who grew up with a father who commanded Reuben follow what the church wanted him to do. "He'd be extremely angry and beat me severely," Reuben said, "When I disobeyed the commands of the bishop I'd get punished!" Reuben started secretly reading the Bible to find God's name, and when he found it was Yahweh he started to call upon his name in prayer. "I stayed Amish but always felt the Amish are wrong how about upon promising to stay in the church." They'd seal it with a kiss to the bishop on his lips." The same is true of a lot of child molesters, who go to kiss the bishop. His family began to grow, but his Amish wife rebelled against her husband's questioning the Amish church. His wife didn't believe in his 'strange God' as she called it (Yahweh) and she made false and true accusations to the Amish elders. Ruben says his wife was molested by her uncles as a child and hates men. But the Amish convinced her to take the children and leave him. "The Amish demanded I go to their counseling," He refused and went to Florida as a homeless, friendless and penniless man 4 years ago. "I realized again I am to be a witness to his people" He goes on, there are thousands of little Amish girls bring molested (sacrificed) by the Amish church who are hushed in silence! I was connected with Amish Rescue Mission and I jumped on board with them and helped them with their mission! Today I am in awe as thousands of people are joining the organization, and it's growing! I am now free today, I feel happy blessed and free."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2987

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Tuesday
08/16/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "In 6th grade I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2986

Special guest Rachel Hawley & Eli Yoder

Monday
08/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guests are Rachel Hawley and Eli Yoder from the Amish Rescue Mission. Rachel grew up in Southern Minnesota. The Amish community where she was raised was so sheltered that she didn't even know there were any other Amish. She still has a lot of unanswered questions. In 2020 a little 12 year old Amish girl got pregnant in Missouri, by one of her 4 brothers. Rachel said, "Okay God, I am listening. Where do I start?" Inspired by the Holy Spirit, she created a 'safe touch~not safe touch' poster for the Amish and Plain children, took advocacy training and became the Co-Founder of Amish Rescue Mission in hopes to give all God's children a voice. Eli Yoder grew up in a old order Amish community in Kenton, Ohio, where he experienced lots of physical abuse. "I wanted to run away at a very young age and I failed at every attempt of escape until 18 years when I could legally leave by law." He continues, "I thought for sure that I would go to hell but I wanted to get away from the abuse so badly that I thought hell might be just a little bit better." In 2017 he first laid his eyes on the English written Bible, and realized he'd been lied to his whole life. "After being out for 15 years I got to know many other former Amish on social media including Rachel." He'd discovered a path. "I knew that I had to be a part of helping victims who don't have a voice in these Amish communities." The Mission now has many different tools including safe houses, Dutch speaking interpreters and many other resources. The group has recently added a hotline -- 888 / 621-1985 -- and safe houses for those in need of rescue from current abusive situation.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2985

Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivors / professionals
Friday
08/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. Included tonight will be Carol, Michelle and Bill, along with other survivors. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2984

Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivors / professionals
Thursday
08/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. Included tonight will be Annie, Carol, Bill and Dr Nancy, along with other survivors. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2983

Special guest Harold D'Souza
Wednesday
08/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Harold D'Souza from Cincinnati, Ohio, co-founder of Eyes Open International, a non-profit group focused on combating human trafficking through empowerment. He explains, "We consult various levels of government and develop methods of cultivating resilience, hope, and freedom in vulnerable populations as well as organize and participate in talks, seminars, group discussions, and special events that promote human trafficking awareness and survivor-led methods." Harold is a Survivor-Advocate. His experience has given him a new purpose and meaning in life. Originally from India, Harold D'Souza is a survivor of labor trafficking and debt bondage in the United States of America. He came to the US following the advice and encouragement of a man who would become his trafficker. For over 18 months, Harold was exploited at the hands of the human trafficker, losing his freedom and struggling to keep his family safe. Modern slavery is almost invisible, yet it exists in areas all over the world including the USA. "We lead the charge against modern-day slavery", he says, "by using survivor-informed expertise to combat human trafficking. Our organization relies on grassroots methods to transform victims into survivors, inspiring them to lead a happy life free of bondage. We want to empower individuals and communities around the world so that they may forge their path forward with their Eyes Open." Harold strives to be the voice of courage, hope, and freedom for trafficking victims. He has been invited to speak throughout the United States and around the world. As of spring 2022, two different films are in production telling Harold's story.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2982

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
08/09/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2981

Special guest Steve McEvoy
Monday
08/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Steve McEvoy from Covington, Louisiana, who was first abused by a summer school teacher in the summer between 5th and 6th grade. His predator was a member of the clergy, a deacon. Steve was encouraged to be trained as an altar boy by this man who sometimes molested him as other students watched. Steve was trapped and did not know how to escape. "I could tell no one," Steve explains, "as we were taught that clergy was the next closest thing to GOD." When the new school year commenced, Steve found a way to start drinking which became even easier in high school. "I became a full time alcoholic, my first sobriety came in my early 20's and was sober for 15 years." Life moved forward with raising a family and working. In 2018 his life was thrown into chaos again, when he saw his original predator on the evening news. His breakdown came as a surprise to his wife, who had no idea what was going on. "2019 was my year of hell," Steve says, "blaming myself for what had happened and wanting to commit suicide again. I came home drunk by 10 in the morning begging for help from my wife." She took him to a behavioral hospital for help. "By midday I had signed myself in. It was here that I realized none of this was my fault, however I was once again 12 when my mind thought of the past. With the support of family, friends, co-workers and others I've gained more and more strength."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2980

Not yet booked ~~ Q & A discussion show
Friday
08/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2979

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
08/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight 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) - 2978

Special guest Billy Joe Cain
Wednesday
08/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Billy Joe Cain from Austin, Texas, co-founder of PBJ Learning and an expert in human trafficking prevention. Human trafficking is 'modern day slavery,' which is divided into Labor Trafficking and Sex Trafficking. It generally involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. The exception is if a child is under 18 years of age and trading sex for any value, that is automatically human trafficking. Informative human trafficking training lessons explain how human trafficking generates billions of dollars of profit per year, and is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime, worldwide. Billy Joe has spent 30 years in the interactive space, creating award-winning games, simulations, educational programs, and “gamified” training products. He delivered a flight simulator for the United States Air Force, and created and maintained online educational programs to improve critical thinking, math, and vocabulary skills. Now, his mission is to prevent human trafficking. Billy Joe has been building educational products to fight trafficking since 2017, because his children were being groomed by a sex predator, whom he had known as a friend for years. For his nonprofit, Radical Empathy Education Foundation, he developed an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience which, in 15 minutes, demonstrates how anyone could be psychologically manipulated into becoming a victim of human trafficking. Billy Joe co-founded PBJ Learning with his partner, David Deeds, to provide online certificate-level training around the world.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2977

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
08/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. At 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2976

Not yet booked ~~ Q & A discussion show
Monday
08/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2975

Special guest Maria Vinci-Savettiere
Friday
07/29/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Executive Director of Deidre's House in Morris County, New Jersey. Established in 1994, Deirdre's House is the only site in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect, and for children that have witnessed violence, where a child victim can be interviewed and digitally recorded by law enforcement, medically examined and treated by a pediatric abuse specialist, prepared for trial, and clinically counseled in English or Spanish—all under one roof, all free of charge. Since 1996, Deirdre's House has provided services in over 43,000 child visits. As Executive Director of Deirdre's House, Maria has combined her legal knowledge and business acumen to improve and add to the programs and services offered to child victims and their families. She has increased cooperation and collaboration among law enforcement, child welfare agencies and organizations investigating crimes against children and providing services to child victims. Maria also educates the community regarding child abuse prevention and reporting, and emerging issues in child welfare, through speaking engagements at schools, corporations, and community organizations. As if that weren't enough, Maria has been the chairperson of the Morris County Multidisciplinary Team since 2004. She is the child advocacy center representative to the New Jersey Governor's Child Advocacy and Multidisciplinary Team Advisory Board, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Blair Academy, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Morristown YMCA, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Preschool Advantage, serving on various committees.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Thursday
07/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her predictors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2973

Q & A discussion show
Wednesday
07/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2972

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
07/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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 John DiGirolamo
Monday
07/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is John DiGirolamo from Buena Vista, Colorado. His new book, 'It's Not About the Sex', features true stories of human trafficking so that ordinary citizens will become more aware about how this problem occurs under the radar in our society. John is a critically acclaimed author, speaker and anti-human trafficking advocate. He wrote this book because  he believes that human trafficking is one of the most underreported issues of our day, that cuts across all economic, social, racial and political boundaries. He focuses on stories from rural and suburban America, seeking to shine a light on and create awareness of the evils of human trafficking. These stories of human trafficking profile different perspectives: an advocate, a law enforcement officer, a survivor and a brothel madam. The last chapter details what ordinary people can do and tips for parents. The various circumstances detailed are based on real-life experiences and are all too common. Unfortunately, human trafficking is pervasive throughout this country and throughout the world. The personal accounts in this book are based on actual events and provide an authentic glimpse into the evil hiding in plain sight within our neighborhoods. John's previous book, 'It's Not About the Badge', profiles the human side of policing, featuring rural officers. Police officers reveal a day on the job they'll never forget. The book features compelling personal and professional stories of small-town police officers and has a 5-star rating on Amazon.
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Special guest Terrie MacClalus
Friday
07/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Terrie MacClalus from North Creek, in upstate New York, raised as the middle child of 5. "At ten, my parents split up and we became a tug of rope," she explains. "That was also the end of my innocence and the beginning of what would become sexual harassment and a feeling of unworthiness and just feeling dirty. Shame was heavily used to teach lessons – perhaps too heavily." Since she took all her Mom's comments to heart, she didn't think she was good enough to deserve a normal, decent life, to have what others have. She tried anyway, over and over. "Since I can remember, I wanted to help children with abuse in any way I could. I was discouraged because it took 8 yrs of college and I was supposed to just take my shoes off, get married, and have kids. It's all I was raised for. I was told it was never going to happen. "I also felt abandoned," Terri said. "I learned at an early age to escape painful feelings. I turned to drink to numb my heart. Of course that didn't work but it kept a husband happy." But she always felt the shame her mother had left her with. "If sexual abuse weren't such a taboo subject maybe she would have noticed the day of the triple rape. I was 14." She goes on, "In my 50's after 11 years clean and sober, I decided I couldn't take the pressure anymore and since it was drink or leave, I left, and the addiction was waiting for me. It would take years before I would dare to try to face my life again. Today I thank God for opening my eyes when I asked Him to." Terri says she was returned to sanity and saw how wrong some of the things were as she grew up." They were things I needed to resolve. Now I want to help get resources out there for others who are wandering blindly, in the hope they won't do it for 50 years."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2969

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
07/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. 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 web site: www.jaimeromo.org ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Nathan Spiteri
Wednesday
07/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Nathan Spiter, born in Australia, a survivor of male sexual abuse. He just released his memoir, 'Toy Cars'. Eight-year-old Nathan was enjoying the crowded swimming pool on a hot summer day. A man followed the boy into the changing room. “He looked like any other middle-aged white man,” says Nathan. What followed was a brutal assault that left the very small boy lying on the floor, bleeding and crying. “For me, this was just the beginning.” Over the next three years, Nathan experienced 'trauma bonding'. The 40-year-old pedophile claimed the boy's own parents and siblings hated him. After three years, Nathan found his abuser had moved. “I was heartbroken,” he says. “It was exactly like breaking up with someone you love.” He completely withdrew from his family. “I'd sit inside playing with my toy cars while my siblings played outside on the street.” In his teenage years his sexual urges focused mostly on men. “I'd ride my bike to strip clubs and lounges where I could have sex with men.” He moved to Sydney, a city that readily provided all the cocaine, heroin and sex he could handle. Eventually even Sydney became too small, so Nathan moved to New York City. By early 2011 his trauma became full-blown rage. He ended up desperate and using heroin. One day he told his story to a friend and a weight was lifted. He started one-on-one and group therapy. In 2016, Nathan's psychologist suggested he write his experience down as a form of therapy. "I'm starting to do a lot more speaking engagements surrounding child abuse," Nathan says. "I have a Ted talk coming up and a movie script has been written about my story."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White - anti bullying & DV advocate
Tuesday
07/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "In 6th grade I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2966

Q & A discussion show
Monday
07/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2965

Special guest Dr Debra Warner
Friday
07/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Debra Warner, Psy.D., a long time NAASCA family member, who's a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist. She's also the founder of the annual SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles. This year's event will be held at the USC Galen Center on July 21st & 22nd (full disclosure, NAASCA is an annual partner each year in The SCRIPT Conference!!). SCRIPT is a FREE two-day-long annual event that will be held in late July at the USC Galen Center. She'll be joined by several others, including some of her student SCRIPT volunteers and perhaps some of the SCRIPT presenters. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story: a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma', available through her web site at DrDebraWarner.net. ~~ 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) - 2964

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
07/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen (Bobbie Joy)  from Milford, Massachusetts. She's the International Award-Winning Author of 'Listen to the Cry of the Child' and Co-Host of NAASCA's 'Stop Child Abuse NOW' talk show providing a face & insight into her world of violence. Barbara learned personally that bringing abuse into the light is the first step to freedom & soul healing from incest at 2-8 by her grandfather, clergy sexual assault at 11-12 by a clergy, rape at 18 & sexual addictions in her marriage from family suicide causing Complex trauma's resulting in PTSD. Living a Silent Scream for 38 years she facilitates the 'Beauty Out of Ashes' Support Group teaching many wounded addicts. Invited on the Dr. Oz Show with 20 survivors of sexual assault/harassment she has a God given passion, purpose & advocacy calling to lift the stigma of shame including prisoner's & sex offenders globally. Barbara's Humanitarian Aid Work brought her to the Philippines where her film with CBN the 700 Club Show 4-minute YouTube documentary can be seen on her website,  www.listentothecry.org  ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals whose trauma-informed perspectives help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse and trauma. ~~ Please visit the  NAASCA.org  web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2963

Q & A discussion show
Wednesday
07/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2962

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
07/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2961

Special guest Justin 'Jae' Johnson
Monday
07/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Justin 'Jae' Johnson from Houston. He was adopted and never really knew his biological family. "My adoptive father was an abusive man that beat my adoptive mother and me every time he was upset or drunk," said Jae. "He used guns or anything to serve as a weapon to hurt us. He goes on, "We lived in fear. We had no voice! We couldn't go anywhere." As a child, Jae was trapped in his family. "I had to stay there and endure his wrath until I was able to leave home." He decided  to be everything his father wasn't. "I wanted to make a name for myself but most importantly, I wanted to help empower others to use there voice and to believe in themselves." After having many jobs and many experiences and traveling the world for work, he decided to become a Global life coach and motivational speaker. "I am just a simple human that desires to spread love and kindness in this world," Jae says. "I created a business called Intangible Motivation as my social platforms to share my messages. I try to upload positive messages every day! The goal is to inspire others to believe in themselves, their goals, dreams and ambitions in life." He goes on, "We all need a little light when times are dark! I'm willing to be the light! We all need something or someone! My purpose is to make others life better or at least attempt to help as many people in this troubled world as possible!" Jae promotes Mental Health, and is against Bullying. "I stand for Self-Love, Care, Kindness, worth and investment!"
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2960

Q & A discussion show
Friday
07/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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. ~~ Ecveryone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the  NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2959

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
07/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, ".. was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2958

Special guest Marcia Fritz
Wednesday
07/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marcia Fritz from Sacramento, California, the co-author of 'A Wretch Like Me', a biography which covers her friend Judy Ray Herzog's life from birth to today. She is now 80 years old. Marcia is retired from her career as a CPA. She says she ".. watched our homeless situation worsen, and became interested in the 'invisible' people .. those who were poor and alone." Three years ago Marcia and her husband met Judy for dinner, and Judy asked if she could take a to-go box. When the waiter brought her a container she proceeded to scrape every last scrap from each of our plates into it. "I was surprised because Judy was well dressed and well mannered," Marcia thought. Judy revealed she was often starved as a child. In fact, she said she was violently and sexually abused as a child, and was eventually married to six different husbands. The abuse impacted the lives of her three children. "What is interesting to me is that Judy's troubles started with her narcissistic, abusive father. Yet Judy never stopped loving him, even today." Marcia writes, "With tear-stained cheeks, Judy watched her father—a charismatic grifter from a prominent Mormon family—beat her tiny mother into a shadow of a person. Her mother's unhealthy obsession with her sex-addict husband would set a precedent for Judy's choices." The biography 'A Wretch Like Me' is a compelling survival story about a remarkable woman, the lengths she went to eat, the marriages and beatings she endured never to go hungry again. Marcia notes, "Love is, perhaps, the most misunderstood emotion, yet it is the most powerful. We really need to acknowledge that love, never deny a child his or her love for their abusive parent."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2957

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
07/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. By age 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2956

Q & A discussion show
Monday
07/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2955

Q & A discussion show
Friday
07/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2954

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
06/30/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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) - 2953

Special guest Daphne Young
Wednesday
06/29/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Daphne Young from Scottsdale Arizona, the Chief Communications Officer of Childhelp. Now celebrating it's 40th anniversary, Childhood features a hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, that offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All contacts are confidential. There are also individual state-by-state hotlines to call, too. As Childhelp says, "Reporting child abuse can be scary. If you are a witness to or a victim of child abuse there is a huge benefit to making the report yourself. Being able to tell your story first hand gives the child care worker much better information than if it came from someone not involved. Your story could save a life." And they go on, "Our counselors are available to talk through child abuse situations if you have questions or need additional support. We can also help research additional resources that may be available to you." To learn the full story and history of Childhelp and its founders, Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, click here. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. It is primarily funded by individuals and companies, and has given assistance to more than 2 million help seekers. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All contacts are confidential. As they say, "Bottom line, we are here to answer the call."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2952

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
06/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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) - 2951

Special guest Dr Debra Warner
Monday
06/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Debra Warner, Psy.D., a long time NAASCA family member, who's a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist. She's also the founder of the annual SCRIPT Conference in Los Angeles. This year's event will be held at the USC Galen Center on July 21st & 22nd (full disclosure, NAASCA is an annual partner each year in The SCRIPT Conference!!). SCRIPT is a FREE two-day-long annual event that will be held in late July at the USC Galen Center. She'll be joined by several others, including some of her student SCRIPT volunteers and perhaps some of the SCRIPT presenters. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Deb is author of the book 'His History, Her Story: a survival guide for spouses of male survivors of sexual abuse and trauma', available through her web site at DrDebraWarner.net. ~~ 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) - 2950

Special guest Michelle M Kang
Friday
06/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michelle M. Kang, PhD, from Saigon, Vietnam. Michelle was sexually abused at the age of 4 for the first time and had the worst time until the age of 8 as a victim of sexual abuse within her family. "Since then," she says, "I have been vulnerable to the abuse in the socio-cultural context where sexual matters were a taboo subject. It took me 40 years to face that my heart was in trouble." Read her book, 'Michelle's Story'. Married in 1999, Michelle continued to struggle with challenges with communication and relationships. "During my stay in the U.S., my relationship with my ex-husband fell apart and I got divorced in 2011. Being on my own in the U.S., I relied heavily on alcohol to relieve the despair of not being allowed to contact my kids for about a year." Between 2012 and 2013, she became more active in her faith, allowing God to be a more active part of her life. "Through my prayers, I realized that my heart needed to be healed. Since I had been talking to God, I was able to gradually start sharing my own story with others. This led to my hope that I could dedicate myself to helping victims of sexual abuse with their healing and empowerment." In 2014, Michelle formed a non-profit and named it 'One Life One Heart' based on her own experience. "I chose the name to portray that one's life goes with one heart that carries all of one's stories whether happy or tragic. I point out that it is important to take care of our own and keep it functioning properly to enjoy a healthy life."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2949

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
06/23/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his web site: www.jaimeromo.org ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2948

Q & A discussion show
Wednesday
06/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivors and professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Those who call in will form a discussion panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives 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) - 2947

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White - anti bullying & DV advocate
Tuesday
06/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "In 6th grade I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2946

Special guest Rai Maestro
Monday
06/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rai Maestro from New York part 2. "My parents abused me," he says, "from a young baby to a teenager. They were in the closet, and my mother was an extreme homophobe. She hated my father and brother for being gay, and she made sure I would not become gay. I was an unwanted child, and my family hated me for being born. I was supposed to be abortion, and they always wanted a girl. I lived in a violent home full of witchcraft where my parents had mental problems and were institutionalized. My father was an alcoholic, and my mother enjoyed torturing me daily. I could never tell anyone anything because they brainwashed me into believing all families were the same. My mother threatened me daily, and they tried to kill me many times growing up. I also attempted to commit  suicide many times, as a child and as an adult. Eventually I started therapy, on and off, in 2007, and in 2017, after a few more suicide attempts, and I went into intense therapy. I have fully recovered since 2019, and I engage in public speaking seminars and conferences locally whenever possible. My purpose is to help others and raise abuse awareness and prevention. I started going public in 2020 but am delayed because of Covid. I wrote two books not yet published. 1st  book 'Fighting through the darkness' and the 2nd  book: 'OMG, my mother is a witch'. My series  'Let's survive together' will be a series of about 10-12 books revolving around my life to help others recover. It's also the name of my website."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2945

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Friday
06/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature survivor-professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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) - 2944

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Thursday
06/16/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her predictors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2943

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Wednesday
06/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature survivor-professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
06/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Rai Maestro
Monday
06/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rai Maestro from New York. "My parents abused me," he says, "from a young baby to a teenager. They were in the closet, and my mother was an extreme homophobe. She hated my father and brother for being gay, and she made sure I would not become gay. I was an unwanted child, and my family hated me for being born. I was supposed to be abortion, and they always wanted a girl. I lived in a violent home full of witchcraft where my parents had mental problems and were institutionalized. My father was an alcoholic, and my mother enjoyed torturing me daily. I could never tell anyone anything because they brainwashed me into believing all families were the same. My mother threatened me daily, and they tried to kill me many times growing up. I also attempted to commit  suicide many times, as a child and as an adult. Eventually I started therapy, on and off, in 2007, and in 2017, after a few more suicide attempts, and I went into intense therapy. I have fully recovered since 2019, and I engage in public speaking seminars and conferences locally whenever possible. My purpose is to help others and raise abuse awareness and prevention. I started going public in 2020 but am delayed because of Covid. I wrote two books not yet published. 1st  book 'Fighting through the darkness' and the 2nd  book: 'OMG, my mother is a witch'. My series  'Let's survive together' will be a series of about 10-12 books revolving around my life to help others recover. It's also the name of my website."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2940

Q & A discussion show
Friday
06/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Led tonight by Carol Levine, those who call in will form a panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Greg DeVaux (for Barbara Joy Hansen)
Thursday
06/09/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Greg DeVaux from Mashpee, Massachusetts. "At 18 I was involved in a fatal auto accident," he says, "breaking several bones including foot, tibia, pelvis, lower back 2 vertebrae, neck 2 vertebrae. I was paralyzed from the neck down, facing amputation and death. Death it was, my spiritual body left my physical body. I was comforted by God, who returned me to my physical body and restored the feeling back in my legs." God had him walking in 3 months, and by 9 months he was running three miles. "At age 27, I  unknowingly married a narcissist for 24 years, having 4 children." The only narcissist he knew was Hitler, but that was extreme. Greg went through identity theft, bankruptcy and divorce. "When I read about the 10 traits of a narcissist, she was a 10 out of 10, lying, cheating, stealing, blaming it all on me or the kids." She could do nothing wrong. Turned all their kids against him. Today he's married to a new wife, and runs a carpentry business, building new homes and remodeling others. He's presently living in Cape Cod. ~~ 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) - 2938

Q & A discussion show
Wednesday
06/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivors and 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Hank McGrath - Reverend, author, activist
Tuesday
06/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Rev Henry (Hank) McGrath from Caroga Lake, New York, a child abuse survivor, author and NAASCA volunteer. Hank began life in a poor Irish family with 4 siblings in NY. Both parents were alcoholics. By age 11 he was hustling to survive in Pittsburgh, PA with bookies, pimps, and prostitutes. It was dangerous for a child alone. Eventually he served time in the juvenile detention system and as a young adult in prison for crimes he'd committed. After decades of hard living and a few near-death situations, he began facing his childhood trauma and by the 90's was happily married. When his beloved wife died from cancer in 2001 Hank promised her to fight for others on the issues of child abuse. Since then, he has worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as a court advocate for youth, and more. Today, Hank is a minister and is very active in his community. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Darryl Smith
Monday
06/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Darryl Smith from Dunedin, New Zealand, a survivor, advocate and author. He's a  longtime NAASCA family member and our NAASCSA Ambassador to New Zealand. He's the author of many books appearing on Amazon'. These range from autobiographical works to studies of any number of social issues. 'A Shattered Life' is a true story," Darryl says, "of a battle of a Survivor of child sexual abuse under the hands of the Roman Catholic Church, Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and the New Zealand and the Queensland Government state system. In 1971 when I was 7 years old and again in 1975 when I was 15 years old in 1975. A man who was in both faith-based and state care wants the public to wake up to historical abuse and be concerned that it could still be happening. Darryl Smith, 57, first went into care at the age of seven at Maryland's School in Christchurch, which was run by the Catholic St John of God order. He later went into state care. Smith said countries are judged on how well they treat their children and New Zealand fails in this. "I believe it is up to a village to raise a child and if you see something going wrong with a child, you are supposed to go, 'what is wrong?' 'You are supposed to protect a child, not go, 'I'm not Catholic and it's not my problem.'" That's the attitude in this country and it needs to change, because the minute you say it's not your problem, you are the problem,'' he said. "Survivors do not just want lip-service."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2935

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Friday
06/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals Carol, Bill, Joe, Nancy and Sarah using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
06/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, ".. was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2933

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Wednesday
06/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals Carol, Philip, Nancy, Sarah and Kim using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Tuesday
05/31/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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.
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Special guest Leek Monroe
Monday
05/30/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Leek Monroe from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a child abuse survivor and songwriter. Those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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) - 2930

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Friday
05/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals Carol, Nancy, Bill and Kim using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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) - 2929

Q & A call-in show discussion topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Thursday
05/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals Carol, Nancy, John, Annie and Bill using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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) - 2928

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Wednesday
05/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals Jade, Phillip, Nancy, Carol and Kim using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
05/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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 Jennifer Michele
Monday
05/23/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jennifer Michele from Walker, Louisiana, a returning NAASCA family member whose 'New Daddy' came into the picture when her mother married her new husband when Jennifer was around 7 years old. "Life was never the same again," she says. "The grooming started before they married and finding every reason to hold me, sitting on his lap while touching, caressing and slipping hands in the wrong places." She goes on, "It quickly progressed to long soapy showers to make sure I was clean in the middle of the day then the fondling became more aggressive and intrusive. As well as teaching me how to make daddy feel better. He later raped me and let others do the same." Jennifer explains, "My parents weren't married for long after I was born. At months old my mom joined the service and she left me in my father's care while no one knew she'd joined the service or even that she left for boot camp. During her time away he left me alone in an apartment without supervision for over 24 hours at least. A call to my grandparents about a crying baby next door sent them to my rescue. They then took me into their care for years. My parents divorced and later my birth father left me at the doorstep for the last time never coming back since he remarried and started a new family when I was about 5 years old." She concludes, "After letting the damages of my silence sink in I started Lil Jens Voice FB page in 2017 and then I started a new blog, LilJensVoice.org. Those two outlets are geared for those who may be still in their own self destruction of silence and to share my own journey as I'm going through it myself."
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Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Friday
05/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professional Carol D Levine, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional who'll field topics including some which are brought to the episode by you, the listener. The first discussion will come from 'Together We Can Heal' about the feeling of aloneness that all survivors feel and how it can lead into depression, risky behavior, alcohol, drug abuse and isolation. etc. Carol will explain there's a new treatment out; Harvard trained Depression help by using TMS; almost all insurance companies accept  insurance, including Medicare. People who suffer from severe depression should inquire about it. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
05/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his web site: www.jaimeromo.org ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Wednesday
05/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professionals Kim Laken and Nancy Brown, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature survivor-professional co-hosts who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. The first discussion will be about telling one's story online. ~~ Tonight those who called in formed a panel, and each person shafred some of their experiences. We were delighted to hear from Kimberly Houston for the first time as she took us through the story of her amazing. Everyone said she should return sometine soon as a 'special guest' wherer the sole focus would be her. And so we will !! ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Cherie White - anti bullying & DV advocate
Tuesday
05/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "When I became a target of severe and chronic bullying as a sixth grader at the age of twelve," she says, "I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." Feeling powerless, Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. In those days bullying was considered a normal part of childhood, a rite of passage. But fortunately she discovered recovery. "I use what I went through to help those enduring the same abuse today." ~~ 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 Vicky Franks Reichs
Monday
05/16/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Vicky Franks Reicks from Cresco, Iowa. Vicky's son, Adam Samec, committed suicide April 11, 2001 when he was 20 years old. After his death, she discovered through his volumes of writings and artwork, that he had taken his life because of the year's of abuse he suffered silently through. Although Adam never clearly named his abuser, Vicky believes with every ounce of her being that a priest was the one who violated her son. Vicky wrote and self published the book, 'Silent  Anguish: The Adam Samec Story', published in December 2017, as a tribute to Adam and all that he had suffered. It is the hope that his writings and artwork will foster understanding for families who have been victims of clergy perpetrated sexual abuse and bring awareness to this horrific crime. 

...
The memories that burn themselves into my brain are the worst part of living.
ADAM SAMEC
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Special guest Elizabeth Gagnon
Friday
05/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Gagnon (Liz) from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, who's a survivor making a difference with a strong tea educating through the Teaching Educational Awareness (T-E-A) program. A survivor of extreme abuse, Elizabeth experienced trauma from childhood abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and more. As a child she survived family danger, not 'stranger danger'. She was sexually abused at the age of four and became pregnant by a uncle at 14. She lost the child, a stillborn. Elizabeth was in and out of foster care homes. Early adulthood lead to even more abuse, of domestic violence and being sold to her now ex husband. "My healing started when I wrote in my first anthology book along side many others share their stories. I have written chapters of my life in the 'Sacred Hearts Rising' series,"  It addressed child abuse, mental health, domestic abuse. She wrote of her life as a butterfly transformation in 'Unstoppable Gems'. Elizabeth is the founder and creator of Miss Liz's Tea Parties/Teatimes started in 2015, bringing awareness to the issues topics and individuals who are making a difference. "Today I am a best selling author, speaker and advocate for survivors who may hear my story and find the courage to get out and live a life of no more abuse. I use the tools I learned along the way and the services that supported me in my healing journey as my toolbox of staying strong." See her YouTube interview: https://youtu.be/THYLeTRVzAU
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
05/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen (Bobbie Joy) from Milford, Massachusetts. Her award winning memoir, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' describes her childhood world of violence. She was victimized from age 2 to 8 by her grandfather, sexually assaulted at 11-12 by a youth pastor, raped at age 18, and suffered sexual addictions in her marriage causing severe Complex trauma resulting with PTSD. After 38 years, Bobbie Joy now facilitates 'Beauty Out of Ashes' support group and has had many media interviews, including the 'Dr. Oz Show'. Her Humanitarian Aid Work has taken her to the Philippines, and a 4 minute YouTube film of her experience can be seen on her website, www.listentothecry.org. She has a God given passion, purpose & advocacy calling to help survivors everywhere including prisoner's & sex offenders all over the world. ~~ 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 Bob Marzullo
Wednesday
05/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Bob Marzullo from Shoreline, Washington, one of 12 siblings. When Bob was a young teenager, he began to be a victim of abuse by his older brother, three years older. "He fits the image of the classic sexual abuser," Bob says. "After me, he went after a younger brother (who is gay) and our youngest sister. I went into seminary in Oakland, CA, with the Dominican Order of the Western Province and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1978." It took years of therapy, but finally found a great therapist who had been a former nun. "She had a background in counseling working with individuals like myself who had been abused," he explained. The two worked hard on the issue. "I made the decision to confront the abuser, my older brother. We decided to 'role play' it at our session before, and SHE NAILED what eventually happened." Bob made the decision to tell the members of his Catholic religious community where he lived, too. "I decided to write out what I felt and PRESENT IT to my older brother." He also told his whole family, which is where he found out he wasn't the ONLY family member he'd abused. Finally he met with his brother and had him read the manuscript he'd written. "I saw his eyes EXPLODE when he read that I called him A RAPIST!" Bob continues, "In the years since, I preached about it, counseled individuals who have come to me who were struggling with it and I could hear them have a sigh of relief because they felt 'he understands what I'm feeling'." He writes, "I have found that others felt relief knowing they were not alone in their pain." He goes on, "I make sure to thank them for trusting me, because I found out to take that first step in the path towards healing isn't easy."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
05/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the ' Heal Your Story ' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Eileen Dong
Monday
05/09/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Eileen Dong from Houston, Texas, a child abuse survivor and an advocate against domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Pageantry has become Eileen's platform for bringing awareness to the growing epidemic of gender-based violence, especially for filling in the gaps of culture stigma. As Ms. Texas, she's a community leader, keynote speaker, philanthropist, and survivor advocate, Eileen is the spokesperson of Hope Pyx Global, the host of The Ms. Texas Show, and the founder of Survivors Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.), Eileen uses her platform for awareness and prevention of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking, as well as to address cultural stigmas through her first-hand knowledge and experience with law enforcement and survivors. In the Asian culture, female abuse victims do not dare to speak up, neither is there an Asian voice who understands their culture. Gender discrimination has been a big problem in China which resulted in abortion, abandonment and childhood abuse for girls. Eileen used to beaten up regularly and for no reason. Nothing was ever good enough. Later, she started working so hard her self worth. Eileen tirelessly volunteers over 2,000 hours a year. She has served over 11,000 people in the United States and all and the world. Featured on over 115 television  stations, Eileen uses her platform for awareness and prevention of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking, as well as to address cultural stigmas through her first-hand knowledge and experience with law enforcement and survivors. Her work has been recognized by numerous government officials, including the United States Congress the Atlantic City Council and by Houston, where October 1st was proclaimed 'Eileen Dong's Day'.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2915

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Friday
05/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with survivor-professional Carol D Levine, 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. The first dicussion will be about online predators and how they effect our children. ~~ Tonight those who call in will form a panel. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
05/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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) - 2913

Special guest Geraldine Cullum
Wednesday
05/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Geraldine Cullum (Geri) from Indianapolis, Indiana. "As a child, I grew up not liking visits with my grandparents on my father's side, especially my grandpa," she says. "You see, he didn't kiss me as most my family members' (on the cheek, or forehead). He would stick his tongue in my mouth. One trip on the way home to Indiana, me and my sister's heard sad words about grandpa. I tried to speak up, saying; 'I don't like the way gram-pa kisses me' and my mom spoke sternly saying, 'that's enough, that's non-sense'. I remember saying, 'and I don't like the way he puts his fingers in my baby sister's diaper's either.' I remember mom's words. 'Now hush, you're putting shame on your father,' and 'that's enough, that's ugly, hush now or we'll stop and get a switch'. I fell into sexual addiction, alcohol, food addiction in my young adult life to mid-life. The recovery process has been a lifetime of moving from one recovery group to another, never really succeeding until I found my sister of Joy, Barbara Henson. She opened my eyes to the materials in her recovery program she facilitates. I didn't remember my abuse anymore, not until I built my timeline, which opened the flood gates to my recovery. Her two books are called, 'Beyond the Darkness, Healing for Sexual Abuse,' and 'Listen to the Cry of the Child.' At first I rejected even the thought of sexual abuse begin present in my life. Now I help others in my surrounding community find their own words. In the future, I want to build a safe home for teens and young adults."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Tuesday
05/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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) - 2911

Q & A call-in show discussing topics with NAASCA survivors / professionals in an open mike forum
Monday
05/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivors and professionals, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature and field open topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various folks, survivors and professionals who'll assist in addressing child abuse and trauma recovery questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivors and 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) - 2910

Special guest Kat Smith
Friday
04/29/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Dr Kat Smith from Dallas, Texas, a survivor, an author, a speaker who describes herself as a resilient survivor, and an authentic, creative, inspirer. Kat is a show host and former co-host of a syndicated morning radio show with ABC Radio Networks, Inc. She's an engaging expert guest who is transparent and honest in sharing her truth and talking about difficult topics. Her presentations are inspiring, transformative and she delivers with wit and humor where appropriate. Kat is a survivor of childhood molestation and date rape who learned early that life is not fair, it's just life. One of twelve siblings from ten fathers, her early life challenges stemmed from her mother's confusion about love and relationships, which created damaging patterns that were repeated by both Kat and her siblings. A native of New Orleans, Kat is an international speaker, and author of several books and programs. Using her life experience as a foundation, Dr. Kat's focus includes working with individuals on healing from past trauma by re-educating on the difference between intimacy and sex as a way to break free of the pain that holds them back from developing loving, healthy relationships. Dr. Kat Smith, DHS, is a survivor, a human behavior expert, Author, TEDx Speaker and international presenter.  She is a show host and former co-host of a syndicated morning radio show with ABC Radio Networks, Inc. Dr. Kat is an engaging expert guest who is transparent and honest in sharing her truth and talking about difficult topics. She produces her recent show, ResilientLivingTV.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Nissi Hamilton - coach, foster care, human trafficking
Thursday
04/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Nissi Hamilton from Houston, Texas, was born to an adolescent mother who had herself been sexually trafficked by extended family members from 11 to 13. "When I was born I was left in the hospital," she says. "Where I was born is still a mystery to me still to this day." In foster care Nissi was abused starting at 14. "I was considered aged out foster care," she reports. "I lived in an empty apartment owned by housing authorities until I was officially kicked off of the property. At 15, I was homeless, no family, no food, no shelter and no one to call mom." But, "Today, I am a proud activist, motivational speaker, coach and life style influencer." Nissi goes on, "I teach young girls and woman how to not come into agreement with the spirit of poverty. Human trafficking is a type of poverty that requires a demonic contract." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Jennifer Murphy
Wednesday
04/27/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jennifer (Jenny) Murphy from Fort Meyers, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member and a Child & Family Therapist, Child Advocate, CSA & Sex Trafficking expert who was last with us in 2016. We were both surprised it had been that long and Jenny says she's done lots of things since then." I've been working with Sex Crimes victims/Survivors & offenders since 1987 throughout North America," she said. "There are many layers to the work we do locally and globally for kids & families in our communities." Jenny's work sounds surprisingly like NAASCA's, and includes  Prevention, Protection and Prosecution. "Behind the scenes we do a lot of work to get laws changed or passed. We carry out investigations and call out the frauds, liars, and thieves." She goes on, "We have no currency. We are aligned with no one. We don't ask or beg for moneysom we can not be bought. We do this work because it is what was asked of us." Jenny explains, " We are currently focused on our End Demand Initiatives which includes 3 comprehensive End Demand .. Clinical, Educational & Social Programs." The three are  1. Sex Trafficking Offender Program or (STOP) for traffickers & repeat offenders.  2. Sex Crimes Offender Program Education or (SCOPE) which is a restorative justice behavior modification program to be used as a Diversion Program for 1st or 2nd time Misdemeanor sex buyers and  3. Sex Therapy & Education for Men (STEM) a therapeutic intervention for men trying to rid themselves of sex and/or porn addiction. Jenny says, "Until we address demand we will continue to have more and more victim."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
04/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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 Darlene Clark
Monday
04/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Darlene J Clark from Alabama, a child abuse survivor, author, NAASCA family member, volunteer and an activist. She's experienced just about all forms of abuse; sexual, physical, mental, monetary, psychological, domestic, and spiritual, and was abused by people in power who did not protect her. Her two books, 'Shattered Innocence' and 'Born In A Living Hell', are largely autobiographical. Darlene was born into a toxic and violent military family. "I was first neglected since birth," she says, "I was physically abused, abandoned, and sexually abused as well. I knew by age two it was useless to cry for help or even to speak in front of my parents." By 14 years of age, Darlene's father, Daddy Charles, had an accident at work from which he did not recover. "I chose to stay with my evil stepmother," Darlene explains, "instead of going to live in a world of prostitution with 'Mom Hilda'. Stepmom Sue use to drag me around by my hair among other violent behaviors and actions." She goes on, "I married to escape after hearing Momma Sue, Mae and Bart speaking of 'getting rid of me'. I was 18, a 12th grader, and now a housewife. Our marriage never grew because he was abusive. "After 18 yrs, Darlene ran away to New York. "I felt like if I would have ran anywhere close, they would try to institutionalize me. I distrusted the law since they came and said he could hit me all he liked as long as he did not kill me." Now, besides her two books, Darlene stays active with NAASCA and has own radio program called 'FROM TEARS TO TRIUMPH' on BlogTalkRadio. "I will be involved in a telethon taking place in October against Human Trafficking."
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Special guest Marcus Miller
Friday
04/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marcus Miller from Pensacola, Florida. In 1967, desperate to flee an abusive father, he ran away from home at age eleven. His journey that would took him from central Oregon down to California, east into Nevada, and across the country to Florida, on freight trains, Greyhound Bus, and hitchhiking. The trek took one hundred and sixty-three days. It was not accomplished without many setbacks and obstacles. "I was abused by hobos in a trainyard, was robbed by a woman after I helped fix her car, and kidnapped in Kansas. I was placed on a work farm with sixteen other kidnapped children. My youth quickly vanished and I arrived in Florida an older and much wiser young man." Marcus explains further, "In Miami I hired on as crew to a schooner and sailed into the Caribbean, arriving in St. Thomas V.I." He was eventually recruited and trained by a Panamanian based military contractor that was sanctioned by the U.S. State Department. "I worked with them for over twenty years rescuing kidnap victims from Colombia, Central America, and Mexico." Marcus explains, "My education was acquired from working and living on the streets, back alleys, fetid jungles, and dank ports in third world countries. Now I travel across the U.S. in an RV, writing action-adventure novels." Marcus currently has nine novels published and available on Amazon, and is presently nearing completion of book #10, 'Predators' Highway', a novel about human trafficking. "I am 66 years old and enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, cooking, and researching my novels."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
04/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website: 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 Kara Witkowski
Wednesday
04/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Kara Witkowski from Elgin, Illinois, a victim of domestic violence and rape whose 2 year old son, James, died as a result of various serious injuries including an unexplained prolapsed rectum and a cervical spinal cord injury. An excellent BLOG, 'Suffer the Little Children', was written about the case. Kara says, "I can't fathom how any of this was allowed to go on, let alone how it was enabled by a family court judge, a guardian ad litem, DCFS, and two police departments." She continues, "The supposed justice system has repeatedly failed myself and my children. My ex raped me and admitted to my rape in 5 different documented communications. I went to get an order of protection. It was immediately granted but on April 11th but they consolidated it into a family court case." Both her kids were abused. "My daughter was alleging sexual assault by other parties in the household. I was accused of coaching my daughter and being overprotective. A gal by the name of Julie Pirtle was pit on the case. She recommended full custody to my ex, Thomas Biel, who admitted to having sole property of child pornography. When custody was taken from me my two year old James was hospitalized repeatedly 9 different times for a prolapsed rectum (his rectum was the size of an orange) and became incarcerated. The medics examining him suspected anal penetration. Two weeks later my son died. The cause of death was cervical spinal cord injury." Kara explains, "Right now I have custody of my daughter due to her alleging rape and molestation by her father who I believe is the same perpetrator who raped and killed my son.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
04/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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 Paul Howard
Monday
04/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Paul Howard from Studio City, California, a child abuse survivor who's a filmmaker, artist and activist. He loosely uses his own story in his newest film, 'Tomorrow', an award winning short film, written and directed by Karis Campbell. It now includes an 'Epilogue' companion piece where the two, along with child safety educator, Pattie Fitzgerald, discuss the film and its themes further. "We also discuss my experiences as a victim of abuse," Paul says, "and my journey into becoming a survivor." Paul discusses how 90% of abusers are someone we know. Children are taught stranger danger leaving them vulnerable, making it more difficult to come forward when it is the couch, teach or someone who sits at the dinner table. Paul himself, a brother and all the other children were abused violently in a multitude of ways at the daycare he was placed in from 6 months old until age 12. He talks of how it was a culture of fear, and he gives an honest and heartfelt reflection of how he thought the abuse was a norm because it was all he had known. He goes on to say, "It's important that we understand what a man goes through as a survivor. The first step is to be able to talk about it." Paul courageously brings forth a hard truth, those we trust and love can be our abusers too. "We must teach children to trust that inner feeling that says something doesn't feel right." As a man who is healing and recovered from his trauma he wants survivors to understand you too can heal and arrive at a good place in life. The film is wonderfully made, bringing forth so much insight on keeping our kids safe. "Telling is healing."
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Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivor / professionals
Friday
04/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ 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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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Barbara Joy Hansen, Violence Prevention Expert
Thursday
04/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Barbara Joy Hansen (Bobbie Joy)  from Milford, Massachusetts. She's the International Award-Winning Author of 'Listen to the Cry of the Child' and Co-Host of NAASCA's 'Stop Child Abuse NOW' talk show providing a face & insight into her world of violence. Barbara learned personally that bringing abuse into the light is the first step to freedom & soul healing from incest at 2-8 by her grandfather, clergy sexual assault at 11-12 by a clergy, rape at 18 & sexual addictions in her marriage from family suicide causing Complex trauma's resulting in PTSD. Living a Silent Scream for 38 years she facilitates the 'Beauty Out of Ashes' Support Group teaching many wounded addicts. Invited on the Dr. Oz Show with 20 survivors of sexual assault/harassment she has a God given passion, purpose & advocacy calling to lift the stigma of shame including prisoner's & sex offenders globally. Barbara's Humanitarian Aid Work brought her to the Philippines where her film with CBN the 700 Club Show 4-minute YouTube documentary can be seen on her website, www.listentothecry.org ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals whose trauma-informed perspectives help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse and trauma. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Katie Flaherty
Wednesday
04/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Katie Flaherty from upstate New York. "As a young girl, I experienced sexual abuse from a step relative," Katie says, "and nobody knew it was happening to me. I felt lost, confused and was instructed that this was normal. I was told to never tell anyone as this would result in serious consequences. So feeling alone was all I knew." She goes on, "Then as a teenager, I was constantly verbally abused and attempts were made sexually by a past boyfriend's father. I was told if I didn't do as I was told I would be kicked out." And she was. "I did end up homeless short-term as I refused to participate or be raped ever again. I learned how to be self sufficient and my strength grew from those experiences." Unfortunately due to her trauma, she grew up trusting nobody and ended up with a medical condition that ultimately affected her relationships as an adult. "I had to seek treatment and part of it cost well over $6,000. I felt ashamed and disgusted with myself. I attempted to take my own life a couple of times. I felt that the world would be better off without me. I couldn't even keep relationships." Then her world started to turn around. "Currently, I am taking care of myself with self love meditation, physical therapy, and opening up to others professionally and personally. I have started trusting others and accepting myself as someone who could be successful with love and relationships." In addition, Katie has found the benefit in serving other survivors to promote healing and spread awareness of sexual assault and trauma. "I never thought I would be in a place of healing and being able to accept and love myself let alone be able to share my story with the world."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2897

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
04/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2896

Special guest Victoria Kelly
Monday
04/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Victoria Kelly from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a returning guest. She's a child abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA family member / volunteer.  Victoria was abused almost from birth in nearly every way imaginable. She was sexually assaulted starting as a baby, an experience that was repeated by numerous predators and perpetrators and went on and on. In addition her alcoholic father beat both Victoria and her mother. But Victoria thought that was simply what happened to a child and a woman when they happened to be living on the wrong side of the tracks. She became reclusive and withdrawn, and there was little justice meted out to any of Victoria's predators. Early on she began to disassociate, a condition that was later in life diagnosed as MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder), now known as DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). Victoria eventually spent years going in and out of mental hospitals, where she actually was grateful. At least the staff was kind and helpful. "I went to a wonderful psychiatrist and she help me for 13 years with MPD / the ID." She began drinking at an early age but sobered up with help from a 12 step group. Her sexual promiscuity led her to numerous bad adult relationships. It took a long time to find the right therapist and path to recovery but now she's integrated and years ago things finally started to come together. Life's still not perfect but now she's active helping the struggling. Among other things, Victoria works to end domestic and sexual violence. She attends support groups, speaks out at rallies and conferences, supports police, volunteers at shelters, and works directly with women and children to get their basic needs filled: food shelter and clothing.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2895

Special guest Lora DeVore
Friday
04/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Lora DeVore from St. Paul, Minnesota, a respected professional who has experienced trauma that once lay secreted in a dark inner world wrapped in shame, confusion and a ravaged nervous system. Lora is a survivor of abuse, sex trafficking, illegal pharmaceutical drug research, and institutional abuse: she can speak for those like her, who have been silenced for decades. She's learned how to navigate in the dark and the light. Lora is a writer and catalyst for transformational change for both individuals and systems. Her wisdom comes from the field of psychology, transpersonal development and spiritual psychology. Most importantly, it comes from the inside-out, from facing the darkest aspects of human experience and mining the dark for the treasures that can be found. In doing so she has not only moved through post-traumatic growth, but beyond as she is transcending all previous limitations to living a Luminous Life. Lora can show those who've experienced trauma the way through the dark. She also speaks as a respected healthcare professional to those who want another way, a more conscious way to see and work with others. Lora integrates her experience as a psychotherapist and educator in her role at PrairieCare in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she has been a senior faculty member with the internationally recognized Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty years. Lora is the author of 'Darkness Was My Candle', a profound and compelling memoir that traces her life as a survivor of child abuse, sex trafficking, illegal pharmacological drug research, and institutional abuse. Now she devotes herself to spreading the word on these atrocities with this personal documentation of her story.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2894

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
04/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be 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) - 2893

Special guest Regla_girl
Wednesday
04/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Regla_girl from San Diego, California, a child abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA family member. In the past, she frequently participated as a panelist on many of our SCAN talk shows. We're looking forward to catching up with her! Regla_girl and both siblings were victims of ritualistic sexual abuse perpetrated by women in the family, one of them her mother. She thinks it started with her Aunt Lori when Regla_girl was visiting her grandmother's house when she was about 5 or 6. There had been violence in the family long before that. Her community was basically Irish Catholic. Among other things, Regla_girl naturally turned to drinking and using drugs. As she hid herself and stuffed her feelings she toughened up and became a comedic bully, climbing the social ladder at other people's expense. The alcohol use, her solution, was a big problem by the time she was 18 years old. Relationship issues made her get serious about healing and recovery. And in spite of having a good career she found herself struggling with just being okay. Her eating disorders were severe in her adulthood. She got up to almost 400 lbs and down to 125. Regla_girl recalls reading the Big Book, confused and still drinking, but inside of her began a question about God, and the existence of God. She understood that the spiritual experience was the thing that could save an alcoholic. Even while still drinking, she began to get honest with God. Little miracles were happening. She heard God say "I love you," and she began a 15 year period of being clean and sober. “Never give up,” she says. “And remember it's all about having a relationship with a loving God.” She concludes, “Just keep praying.”
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2892

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Dr Tina Medina, councilor and author
Tuesday
04/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas, sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "The journey to sexual abuse recovery is all about taking tiny steps to release pent up feelings," Tina explains. For her, the spiritual aspect of inner healing is crucial for her full recovery. "My spirit is the essence of me and it needed to be healed in order for me to be creative and fulfilled. Walking those baby steps are huge healing steps because it is our version of walking on water. What was once thought to be impossible is now very much attainable. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2891

Special guest Melonie Blow
Monday
04/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Melanie Blow from Rochester, New York. As a survivor of incest, psychological abuse and a host of other childhood trauma, Melanie is the Executive Director of the Stop Abuse Campaign. The mission at the Stop Abuse Campaign is to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through public education and public policy. The ACE study looks at three categories of adverse experiene: childhood abuse, which included emotional, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; neglect, neglect, including both physical and emotional neglect; and household challenges, which included growing up in a household where there was substance abuse, mental illness, violent treatment of a mother or stepmother, parental separation/divorce or had an incarcerated household member. Respondents earn an ACE score between 0 and 10 based on how many of the 10 types one reports experiencing. Melanie has over two decades of legislative advocacy regarding children's issues. The Stop Abuse Campaign web site says that keeping these educational and advocacy campaigns running requires 'partnering with the best academic minds to turn great solutions into pilot programs and public policies. It requires delivering advocacy training programs and empowering the dedicated organizations that are working to protect children in local communities.' Melanie has been published in newspapers, magazines and blogs all across the country. She served with the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, The Downstate Crime Victims Coalition Legislative Advocacy team and with Prevent Child Abuse, NY.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2890

Special guest Cindy Beth
Friday
04/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Cindy Beth who's originally from Long Island, New York, a child abuse survivor and author of the book 'Full Frontal Nudity', recently published as her memoir. The first thing Cindy told me was, "I was a child inside organized crime." She goes on to say, "The FBI and attorney generals have not been able to assist me. I want to talk to the public. I was severely ill for years from the abuse and I want to reach out to educate and to assist other survivors." She had many severe experiences and assaults. "When I was little, I found a dead body in the utility room of my grandparent's Florida home. I was threatened that I would have my throat slit if I talked about it." Cindy was witness to horrible abuse. "At night, I would hear my grandfather on the phone threatening people, to tear them apart. There was a lady that worked for him who put strychnine in my food, which in small amounts works like a neurotoxin." It was supposed to keep her quiet. "My grandfather gave me to men for money, favors, or to set them up. I was eight years old when I was dressed up and left in a house alone to be abused. There was a camera hidden. We were given drugs to sedate us, confuse us, and affect our memories." Cindy has many dark memories. "I was a sex trafficked kid on Long Island and in Palm Beach. I was drugged so many times inside circles of wealthy politicians and celebrities." Cynthia is in an Epstein painting. "Being abused inside a group of high profile, respected in some cases, wealthy, politicians, and celebrities is not an easy thing to talk about. People might think it was a joke when it isn't a joke."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2889

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Rae Luskin: artist, author, creative mindfulness mentor
Thursday
03/31/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Rae Luskin from Deerfield, Illinois, a  survivor and activist and the CEO & Founder of 'The Winning Adventure'. "I am a thriver and mentor," Rae says. "I used creativity / art and service as healing tools." Rae is an award-winning artist, author, and creative mindfulness mentor. She is a true leader in using creative expression to nurture self-worth, resilience. A community activist for over 40 years, Rae passionately focuses her lens on improving the lives of women and children sharing her personal story of healing from childhood sexual abuse. Rae believes when we share our stories of resilience, people know they are not alone and it creates a positive ripple of hope. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2888

Special guest Marvin T
Wednesday
03/30/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Marvin T from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who'll be telling his story of emotional abuse and scapegoating during childhood. His first memory of his parents at 3 years old included acts of physical and emotional abuse as punishment for saying he didn't feel loved. This set the tone for an abusive relationship that lasted another 15 years, until he was 18 years old. Over the course of these 18 years, Marvin was the least favored of his siblings and was regularly subjected to acts of physical intimidation, violent threats, and humiliation. One act of humiliation involved his mother showering him when he was 11 under the pretense that dandruff was a sign of uncleanliness and "she needed to do the job herself." Despite being a straight 'A' student and generally kind-hearted by nature, Marvin was considered defective for his obesity and his queerness, as Marvin is bisexual (and proudly so). Marvin considers himself the family scapegoat, where all problems that can't be dealt with in a constructive way are blamed on a designated member of the family. He is also a family mascot, who brings narcissistic supply, status, and positive emotional support to the family at his own expense and despite being abused by said family. Marvin was raised with an intense sense of loyalty to his family, which kept him from sharing his story with friends until his 29th birthday, almost 6 months after realizing his treatment as a child was abuse. While he still believes in the importance and value of family, Marvin is telling his story to finally break the toxic trauma bonds to his nuclear family in order to create space for healthier bonds based on love, compassion, and respect. He also feels a deep sense of comradery and compassion for other child abuse victims and shares his story as an act of solidarity and mutual support.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2887

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Tuesday
03/29/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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) - 2886

Special guest Luke Wiersma
Monday
03/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Luke Wiersma from Dyer, Indiana. Luke was abused at 16 by an older woman aged 22 who was a 'friend' of someone he was in school with. For the next two years she provided intoxicants to the boys and either convinced or forced them to do sexual things with her and she'd perform sexual acts on the youngsters. Luke, an addict, got hooked, and says, "I was under her control. The choice was following her lead and be able to get high, or to object and be sick because of withdrawal. Manipulation was her greatest tool. I did not want to be sick, so I did what was necessary to get the drugs I so badly needed." He became desperate. "Usually, I was too messed up to fight much. None of this is hard to do with someone who is drunk or high. I was unable to consent. Even if I was, I was only sixteen and was legally unable to. She was twenty-two and she knew what she was doing was wrong. I remember hearing banging, the sounds of screaming in excitement, and laughter. I do not know who's but these details stick with me to this day. I remember the park and the bathroom where this all happened." As high school ended so did the abuse. "This continued until I reached the age of eighteen. At the age of eighteen it all suddenly stopped. I am still to this day unsure why, but I thank God for this. Only thing I could think was I aged out. There was at least one other victim I know of but due to discretionary reasons I cannot include that in these writings. I did see him at one point attempt suicide and I attempted unsuccessfully 4 separate times." Thankfully, Luke got sober instead.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2885

Special guest Amber Smith
Friday
03/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Amber Smith, originally from Austin, Texas, a CSA (child sexual abuse) survivor and author. She went through many forms of abuse. "My abuse started at an infant age of child molestation," she says. "I was born as a an infant with drugs in my system as well. As I got older I experienced family abuse, rape, verbal, physical, emotional and any other form of abuse you can name." She goes on, "This lead me into dark paths of dating narcist men and I went into domestic violence including verbal, mental and emotional abuse. I've experienced abandonment all my life as well as colorism from the world. I have now found my voice to help others and reach out to tell them the signs and forms of abuse also getting into self love self worth getting knowledge and wisdom to understand how to live life." Amber says, "I am now a published book author. Neveah Torrez is my author pen name and you can Google me." And she goes on, "I am looking to spread my testimony and journey to others." We at NAASCA welcome her to our family and appreciate her telling her story. God bless and keep you.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2884

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Nissi Hamilton - coach, foster care, human trafficking
Thursday
03/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Nissi Hamilton from Houston, Texas, was born to an adolescent mother who had herself been sexually trafficked by extended family members from 11 to 13. "When I was born I was left in the hospital," she says. "Where I was born is still a mystery to me still to this day." In foster care Nissi was abused starting at 14. "I was considered aged out foster care," she reports. "I lived in an empty apartment owned by housing authorities until I was officially kicked off of the property. At 15, I was homeless, no family, no food, no shelter and no one to call mom." But, "Today, I am a proud activist, motivational speaker, coach and life style influencer." Nissi goes on, "I teach young girls and woman how to not come into agreement with the spirit of poverty. Human trafficking is a type of poverty that requires a demonic contract." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2883

Special guest Darryl Smith
Wednesday
03/23/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Darryl Smith from Dunedin, New Zealand, a  survivor, advocate and author. He's a  longtime NAASCA family member and our NAASCSA Ambassador to New Zealand. He's the author of many books appearing on Amazon. These range from autobiographical works to studies of any number of social issues. 'A Shattered Life' is a true story," Darryl says, "of a battle of a Survivor of child sexual abuse under the hands of the Roman Catholic Church, Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and the New Zealand and the Queensland Government state system. In 1971 when I was 7 years old and again in 1975 when I was 15 years old in 1975. A man who was in both faith-based and state care wants the public to wake up to historical abuse and be concerned that it could still be happening. Darryl Smith, 57, first went into care at the age of seven at Maryland's School in Christchurch, which was run by the Catholic St John of God order. He later went into state care. Smith said countries are judged on how well they treat their children and New Zealand fails in this. "I believe it is up to a village to raise a child and if you see something going wrong with a child, you are supposed to go, 'what is wrong?' 'You are supposed to protect a child, not go, 'I'm not Catholic and it's not my problem.' That's the attitude in this country and it needs to change, because the minute you say it's not your problem, you are the problem,'' he said. "Survivors do not just want lip-service."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2882

Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
03/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2881

Special guest Jay Bachelor
Monday
03/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Jay Bachelor from Phoenix, Arizona. Originally from Georgia, we're delighted to have him join us as our newest NAASCA family member. He'll be telling us his child abuse story for the first time. "I am the youngest of 3 brothers," Jay explains. At a very young age my father would leave us in the care of addicts and other alcoholic adults. It was when I was four years old, when a strange man whose name I do not know, came into the living room and raped me." He was also abused violently. "After that time, sexual confusion and dysfunctional circumstances worsened, along with beatings," he says. "I played with dolls and was told by my very own cousins not to ACT like or BECOME A FAGGOT." Jay's father became more and more violent. "Often I was beaten by belts, tree branches and electrical cords." This behavior continued until early in middle school, when a nurse saw and recognized his bruising from abuse. Jay was immediately placed in various foster homes until the end of his 8th grade year. "I was then placed back into the same house with my father." His father was in rehabilitation and had sobered up. Jay was in some ways 'lucky'. Many children never experience a clean and sober parent. "Once high school started, I began to learn how to 'normalize' my life," he says. We hope Jay will stay close to NAASCA. It's our experience that those who get involved, especially through volunteering, do well. We all agree that we get more from giving ourselves to a newcomer than those who we seek to serve can understand.
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Special guest Mike Tikkanen
Friday
03/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Hopkins, Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member. Mike is all about working on prevention and intervention in his home state. The founder and President of 'Kids at Risk Action' (KARA), a non-profit action tank that supports the people, policies, and programs that improve the lives of at-risk children. Mike knows all the statistics of child abuse. He recently worked on a local PSA project, and asked us at NAASCA for ideas about how a survivor can 'Start a Recovery Group'. We recommend his book: 'Invisible Children: Pre-Teen Mothers, Adolescent Felons, and What We Can Do About It'. It's an uncomfortably close look at the American cycle of abuse and its cost. Mike explains, "The need for civic involvement of young future community leaders is the solution to America's 'At Risk Youth' problem. Without today's college students understanding and support, schools will continue to fail, streets to be unsafe, and jails to fill." Mike often speaks at local and national venues and has been the keynote speaker at business, community, and religious organizations. He's led a workshop at the UN in New York addressing the rights of children. Since 1996, he's volunteered in the Guardian Ad-Litem program as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has worked with many 'Invisible Children' who are part of the County Child Protection System. Contact him at: Mike@Invisiblechildren.org
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
03/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. 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: 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) - 2878

Special guest Wes Jackson
Wednesday
03/16/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Wes Jackson from San Diego, California. Wes grew up in LA's suburbs, the oldest of three. His Mom was a homemaker and his Dad was an entrepreneur. Throughout his entire life, Wes knew nothing but punishment. He was repeatedly physically and verbally abused until he fell in line, focusing on school and spending as much time as possible with friends. He ironically became a glutton for punishment, feeling like he always had something to prove due to constant invalidation, Wes would proceed to continuously push himself past his limits to the point of burnout multiple times throughout his life. All of this led to him repressing his emotions and his authentic self, especially when in the face of authority. Shut up, keep your head down, and work. This was all he knew how to do, so when he wasn't working he was feeling bad about himself. Wes continued down this path into a life rife with codependency, a lack of self-love, and a void of self-esteem. He could no longer trust himself. This all began to change when he started to speak up and speak out, decades later at the age of 29. He realized he could reframe his trauma into a tool to help others heal. He also realized just how many people were struggling through life due to childhood trauma and a resultant lack of solid identity. Combining this with his several years of experience in marketing, he began giving presentations on personal branding - otherwise known as self-improvement.  Wes now tries to spend most of his time coaching, speaking, and teaching online with the intention of helping others help themselves. He is currently developing a podcast with a close friend and fellow trauma survivor, titled 'Surviving Humanity: A Self-help Podcast' that is set to release in the first week of May.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Tuesday
03/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her predictors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Aland Stamps
Monday
03/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Aland Stamps from Bay City, Michigan, a former foster youth who grew up in foster care during the late 70's and 80's after his mother, who was a heroin addict, eventually lost her parenting rights as a result of her addiction. After 11 years in foster care and 20 different placements (foster homes, group homes and institutions), Aland aged out of foster care and into homelessness. Within the first two and a half years of aging out, Aland couch-surfed, became a crack addict and alcoholic.  He ate out of soup kitchens daily and bounced around from homeless shelter to homeless shelter on the streets of the Cass Corridor in Detroit. He was in a near-fatal car accident, sold drugs to support his own drug habit, was convicted of three felony drug charges and sentenced up to 20 years in prison for probation violations and felony assault. Aland served 7 of that 20-year sentence before being released. Aland shares his story and recovery principals to youth across Michigan and he has started the first-ever foster care recovery support group for anyone who has experienced foster care regardless of age. Foster youth are resilient. Finding jobs, building businesses, graduating from college, and other steps to success are all things a current or former foster youth can do with ease. They are naturally fighters.  However, living, enjoying, and sustaining those things are a challenge for those who haven't found recovery. River Jordan, Inc. has a system that works because its programs and services have elements of best-practice models including 'California's First Place For Youth' housing model and the evidence based Peer Support model.
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Special Gidon Raz
Friday
03/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Gidon Raz from Israel, a returning NAASCA family member who originally surprised us in 2011 by calling in from Jerusalem at first to talk about repressed memories of child abuse that he had recently uncovered. From age 2, Gidon grew up in what he describes as "a fog" in a dysfunctional and abusive family. He recalls, “I felt myself ‘falling' and woke up in my crib, not knowing where or who I am. My first feeling/instinct was wanting to escape.” Gidon would later discover that his “fog,” which persisted throughout his life, was from being shaken as a baby. "There was a lot of violence, emotional and physical, all the time. My mother was a vicious bipolar narcissist. Scramming, beating and browbeating were part of the daily diet," Gidon writes of his family. "Since about twelve I have made many efforts to function and recover, but mostly the therapists could not grasp the depth of my dysfunctional family.” At 18 he learned about kibbutz. Discovering that the children were separate from the parents, he thought that it would be heaven. He moved to Israel and lived on kibbutz for 17 years, but left in 1992 to move to Jerusalem. Gidon joined an organization called re-evaluation counseling, which has been helpful for maintaining and advancing his "out of the fog" times, and has since been dedicated to recovery. Married with two children, he states, "I have found that one of the main problems is what I call denial and internalized denial, and I spend much time counseling people. Today I have a practice in vibrational (frequency) medicine, one-brain therapy and ozone. I also lead a support group for adult abused children in Jerusalem."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Cherie White - survivor, anti bullying trauma expert
Thursday
03/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Cherie White from Covington, Tennessee, an anti bullying advocate and author of three books who uses her own story of being bullied and gaslighted to help those enduring the same abuse today. "When I became a target of severe and chronic bullying as a sixth grader at the age of twelve," she says, "I began a long lesson in the human predator/prey dynamic and a battle for my dignity, safety, and my very soul." At first she took the physical beatings, name-calling, and abuse. Cherie was a victim of what is called 'poly-victimization'. In just six months she went from being a kid who always made the honor roll, to an angry and bitter girl who made only C's and D's. "Who could concentrate on schoolwork?" she asks. Cherie attempted suicide at the age of fourteen. "Because I felt powerless, I began to bully those who were even weaker than me in attempts to grab back some of my power." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Tammy Kennington
Wednesday
03/09/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tammy Kennington from Colorado Springs, Colorado, a survivor of a decade of childhood sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence at the hands of her alcoholic stepfather. Years later, she lived under the shadow of PTSD and depression—disguising its impact from only those who knew her best. Now on the other side of the trauma, she speaks to women who are on their own healing journeys. As an experienced Intervention Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, Tammy has spoken both locally and regionally to women's groups and at educational conferences. Her publications include works published by Thriving Family, The Upper Room, and Light from the Word. She is currently working on a book about PTSD from a Christian survivor's standpoint, and writes a blog. In her September 5, 2019 blog, Tammy writes, “While a caterpillar is encased within its chrysalis, its growth leads to an incredible transformation until one glorious day it emerges with a final, determined struggle .. a new creation. One day, you and I will be gloriously and completely transformed–shaped by our response to both the good and bad circumstances in our lives.” With a master's degree in teaching from Colorado College, Tammy is also skilled in nonprofit organizations, coaching, early childhood education, editing, and volunteer management. "I'm also completing certificates in both trauma and life coaching," she shares. "My passion is for others to know there is hope for healing and life beyond the emotional pain of the past."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Tuesday
03/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special topic show
Monday
03/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
SPECIAL TOPIC: "Dealing with pain." Call in and join discussion with Kim Laken (CO), John Anderson (LA), Nancy Brown (GA) and Bill Murray (CA)!

Just dial our dedicated phone number at: (646) 595-2118
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Special guest Peter Doherty
Friday
03/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Peter Doherty from Llantwit Major, UK. He grew up in a spiritual family and became an altar boy. Around the age of 9 or 10 a member of the parish community took a shine to him and eventually one day things took a different turn. Peter says, "I really didn't know what was happening at the time and was confused." He goes on, "To me it felt wrong and I knew that this was something that was not right. At the same time I liked him and wanted to continue his friendship. So when I got home and my mum asked if he'd touched me I said "no". The next time I saw him I told him I didn't like 'the kissy stuff' and he agreed not to do it again." Many years later Peter learned he'd continued to do it, as he got arrested and was sent to prison for a short time. Peter grew up feeling angry, guilty and confused about his own sexuality. "I didn't know if I was straight or gay. I flunked all of my school exams and was told by my mum that she was very disappointed in me. I was completely lost. It was like I was stuck in childhood and unable to progress any further." Peter explains, "At school I got into trouble, and although I could get girlfriends I would push them away when I felt they were getting too close. I drank lots and I mean lots. I found it hard to stay in relationships; I always had to move around to feel safe; as though I had to hide my secret." Things eventually got better. "I started making inroads during my armed forces service. After I left I trained to become a counselor and counseled many people with all sorts of hidden trauma. My wife has helped me immensely and knows my past; my wife is My Rock. I have met fellow survivors with different experiences." Peter recommends survivors speak out.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
03/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Anita E. Wladichuk
Wednesday
03/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Anita E. Wladichuk from New Westminster, BC, Canada, an activist and author of the book 'Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl', a story about a genuine journey of a young girl moving from the darkness to the light. 'I am a survivor" Anita says. "My personal goal is to provide encouragement and inspiration to any person in need because we all want to know that we have someone we can talk with and share our problems with. We need to listen to those who are troubled." She goes on, "I survived abandonment, abduction, and abuse (physical, verbal, emotional, mental, and sexual). My father left my mother a single mother of seven children. My upbringing was horrific. My father said and touched me in inappropriate ways and he did sexually assault me. Because of this, I was traumatized which took a lifetime of healing. My second oldest brother ended up committing suicide. My family never talked about what happened to them and about our brother." Anita continues,"My mother was verbally, emotionally, and mentally abusive. She would say things that would tear my heart out and lower my self-esteem and sense of self-worth. My brother was physically abusive." Anita got busy in recovery. I'm busy now marketing my book, 'Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers)'. I believe in my book. It is about child abuse but written metaphorically and inspirationally. It is my story, a true story. I'm also busily serializing my second book, 'Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Sequel)' and marketing it as a Newsletter called 'The Ghostly Owl'. I am currently involved in Toastmasters which has helped me to find my voice and return to school to obtain a B.Ed. Degree."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Tina Medina, councilor and author
Tuesday
03/01/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas, sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "The journey to sexual abuse recovery is all about taking tiny steps to release pent up feelings," Tina explains. For her, the spiritual aspect of inner healing is crucial for her full recovery. "My spirit is the essence of me and it needed to be healed in order for me to be creative and fulfilled. Walking those baby steps are huge healing steps because it is our version of walking on water. What was once thought to be impossible is now very much attainable. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Linda Lee Blakemore
Monday
02/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Linda Lee Blakemore from Pittsburgh, PA, a child abuse survivor, author, speaker and advocate. Her first book: 'Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse' tells the true stories of fifteen child survivors. The second is a memoir. 'Entrenched: A Memoir of Holding on and Letting Go' tells the powerful true story of the unhealthy relationships Linda chose, the past she had to confront, and how she she held on to the very thing she needed to let go .. the secret of her child abuse. "On average a woman will leave a destructive relationship seven times before leaving for good," Linda says. "Why? And why do we choose the wrong partner in the first place? If you've been there, or know someone who has, find a quiet spot and start reading." Linda continues, "We all have a past. When our past is cloaked in trauma, that trauma can and often leads us to unhealthy partners as a way to remember, to work through unresolved psychological issues, to gain control over something we couldn't control as a child, or as was my case, in an attempt to get the outcome we did not get as a child." When a destructive affair with an older, married boss ended in sexual assault, Linda was grateful that her husband took her back. The reconciliation was short-lived. Linda quickly found herself drawn over and over to other men. It was then she recognized her pattern with men and Linda knew she needed to seek help.
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Special guest Carol D Levine, Bill Murray, Michells Bless
Friday
02/25/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight hosts Carol D Levine and Bill Murray are joined by Michelle Bless to discuss teen dating and violence in relationships. How do they effect us personally as survivors of child abuse? We all have relationship stories... what is yours? Or perhaps you'd like to talk of something else. Call in and let us know !

Call in number: 646 / 595-2118

How have you handeled relationships in the past and/or present. Have you ever been in a long term relationship? What is long term? Have you ever been divorced? Why is it so hard to communicate at times?
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Nissi Hamilton - coach, foster care, human trafficking
Thursday
02/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Nissi Hamilton from Houston, Texas, was born to an adolescent mother who had herself been sexually trafficked by extended family members from 11 to 13. "When I was born I was left in the hospital," she says. "Where I was born is still a mystery to me still to this day." In foster care Nissi was abused starting at 14. "I was considered aged out foster care," she reports. "I lived in an empty apartment owned by housing authorities until I was officially kicked off of the property. At 15, I was homeless, no family, no food, no shelter and no one to call mom." But, "Today, I am a proud activist, motivational speaker, coach and life style influencer." Nissi goes on, "I teach young girls and woman how to not come into agreement with the spirit of poverty. Human trafficking is a type of poverty that requires a demonic contract." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Janet Bentley
Wednesday
02/23/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Janet Bentley from Scottsdale, Arizona, an author, speaker and advocate. She is the founder of Courageous Survivors, offering support to survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). Childhood Sexual Abuse leaves the victim with emotional scars that last a lifetime. Courageous Survivors provides a place for adult survivors to share, find resources and gain strength from knowing that they can heal; that there are ways to get past the effects of this abuse. Janet's best-selling memoir, 'Don't Expect Me To Cry', was published in 2018 and received several awards including a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal, two years running! The book has remained at the top of several Amazon Best-seller lists since publication. It is a powerful story of the horrors Janet experienced at the hands of multiple abusers, including her father, and the courageous journey of healing that brought her to a life that is  inspirational to other survivors. Janet's resilience is evident as she tells her story in three parts, reflecting her thoughts and experiences  at critical stages of her life. Janet is a registered speaker for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and is a trained facilitator for Stewards of Children education developed by Darkness to Light. Janet lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a regular speaker at various events and is featured on several podcasts.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor-professional: Pastor Deborah Schleich, minister and therapist
Tuesday
02/22/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Pastor Deborah Schleich, who grew up all over the world in a military family where her mother was mentally ill, and is now a survivor-professional. Living in Pensacola, Florida, she's trained in ministry, mental health, working with substance abuse and is a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person and however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time! ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guests Kim Lakin, John Anderson and Carol Levine
Monday
02/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight Hosts, Kim Lakin, John Anderson and Carol Levine, will discuss relationships and how they effect us personally as survivors of child abuse. We all have relationship stories... what is yours? Call in and let us know !

Call in number: 646 / 595-2118

How have you handeled relationships in the past and/or present. Have you ever been in a long term relationship? What is long term? Have you ever been divorced? Why is it so hard to communicate at times?
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Special guest Tanisha Bankston
Friday
02/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Tanisha Bankston from Grenada, Mississippi, a returning NAASCA family member who's a child abuse and domestic violence survivor. She's also a newly published author of 'My Pain Is My Power'. She shares, “I was taken away from my mom at the age of 5. I failed kindergarten at the age of 5 because my mom didn't send me to school. My mom didn't feed us. We had lost a lot of weight. The welfare people came and took my brothers, sister, and me. We were placed with our family. My aunt got my baby brother and me. We didn't reunite until we were older and grown. I witnessed my mom getting beat up by men. Seeing her almost kill a man did something to me. She went to prison and was in prison most of our lives. I was raped by a man at the age of 9. No one believed me so the man didn't get locked up. My mom said I had to learn to walk again.” The sexual abuse continued throughout her childhood. Tanisha continues, “Then, my cousin's husband started coming to my aunt's house and started having sex with me. He got me pregnant at age 13. He was 33. I was scared to tell it. I lost my childhood at an early age. I became a mother at the age of 14 and 17. I have family secrets, including incest.” She says she hopes telling her story will help her get over her past, the pain and trauma. "I am seeing a therapist. I want to heal and get over my childhood trauma and past. My past affects my adulthood," Tanisha shares. "I am working on getting better and living a normal life. I didn't get to do the things I wanted to do in life. I want to start living life. I want to smile, laugh and be happy. I want to take control of my own life. Live, Laugh, Learn to be happy! I hope my story helps someone.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Jaime Romo, educator, CSA by clergy
Thursday
02/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Dr Jaime Romo from San Diego, an educator, consultant, author, and Minister, who promotes prevention and healing from child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote, Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. 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: 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 Billy Giblin
Wednesday
02/16/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC


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Tonight's special guest is Billy Giblin from Methuen, Massachusetts. Billy is a survivor of clergy abuse who'll be telling his story to us for the first time. The offending priest is still in a position of leadership and authority in his parish. Billy shares that his father died when he was 4 years old, and that his mother had a hard time bringing up 3 Kids by herself. "At age 14 I got in trouble," Billy says. He was assigned to a priest at St. Basil's Seminary in Methuen, Massachusetts. "It was there were I was assigned to do chores around the grounds," he explains, "and he would eventually have me come inside and clean the hall next to his office. That then led me into his office for face to face 'confessions'. That's where the sexual, physical, and emotional abuse happened. This is how I was introduced to sex .. 'By a Priest' a Man of Power and Trust." By his senior year Billy was using steroids. At age 40yrs old he lost a job after 19yrs. 'I thought I could quit drugs cold turkey, which I did. But there were memories clear as day." There were multiple suicide attempts in a 5 yr span. At age 45 yrs old he got into therapy with a woman who he put his trust in. "I was all in, he shares. "I wanted to change my life. I've been off drugs since 2015." On December 7, 2021 Billy went in front of the Joint Committee of Massachusetts to testify for a bill to change the child abuse laws. "These legal changes were sponsored by Senator Joan Lovely (a Survivor). "On my 53rd birthday I reported the priest to law enforcement. The Melkites have known about this priest since 2012 but continue to keep him at St, Basil's Seminary in Methuen." Billy concludes, "Therapy for me is helping others in the same position I was once in. We are all here to help each other."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Tuesday
02/15/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her predictors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.”~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest John Souza
Monday
02/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is John Souza from Rhode Island, a new member of the NAASCA family, telling us his story for the first time. John's mother was a schizophrenic, and his dad an alcoholic who sexually abused him. John was also sexually assaulted by children from the neighborhood, friends of his brothers who were older than John. But the next molester he ran into was even worse. This man, a Lutheran pastor who John saw as a father figure, groomed him at the church for several months. Then he began to try using John sexually, slowly at first, but it lasted three or four incidents a week for 4 years. A lot of the molesting was done in the basement, but when the pastor's wife was gone he had John sleep with him in the master bedroom. Today the same pastor is still serving the community as a Lutheran minister, which as you can surely imagine is really upsetting to John. He relives the feelings of his child abuse, including not being able to trust. Child abuse survivors suffer 'trauma', which is the result of the experiences, not the abuse itself. Fortunately we NAASCA family members have many paths, tools, services and resources today, far more than there used to be. And we understand that this thing called 'recovery' needs to be talked about, not remain a secret. We believe that together we can do what we can not do alone, and we all deserve to be loved. As a family, we're delighted to be able to count John as a card-carrying member!
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Special guest Regla-girl
Friday
02/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Regla_girl from San Diego, California, a child abuse survivor and long-time NAASCA family member. In the past, she frequently participated as a panelist on many of our SCAN talk shows. We're looking forward to catching up with her!  Regla_girl and both siblings were victims of ritualistic sexual abuse perpetrated by women in the family, one of them her mother. She thinks it started with her Aunt Lori when Regla_girl was visiting her grandmother's house when she was about 5 or 6. There had been violence in the family long before that.  Her community was basically Irish Catholic. Among other things, Regla_girl naturally turned to drinking and using drugs.  As she hid herself and stuffed her feelings she toughened up and became a comedic bully, climbing the social ladder at other people's expense. The alcohol use, her solution, was a big problem by the time she was 18 years old.  Relationship issues made her get serious about healing and recovery. And in spite of having a good career she found herself struggling with just being okay. Her eating disorders were severe in her adulthood. She got up to almost 400 lbs and down to 125.  Regla_girl recalls reading the Big Book, confused and still drinking, but inside of her began a question about God, and the existence of God. She understood that the spiritual experience was the thing that could save an alcoholic. Even while still drinking, she began to get honest with God. Little miracles were happening. She heard God say "I love you," and she began a 15 year period of being clean and sober.  “Never give up,” she says. “And remember it's all about having a relationship with a loving God.” She concludes, “Just keep praying.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Thursday
02/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2853

Special guest Rachel Marietta
Wednesday
02/09/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Rachel Marietta a new NAASCA family member from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "My mother was my first abuser," Rahael reports. "I was not only beaten by her up through age 19, but she would sexually gratify herself with me when I was a toddler. All of these years with my mother lead me to marry a man very much like her, but worse." She goes on, "It was a miracle that I escaped that 10 year marriage alive. Unfortunately my two very young children were forced to live with him because of corruption in the judicial system. I'd helped put him through law school but my mother sided with him .. in order to be able to see my children more." Rachel goes on, "I eventually remarried a kind man, and we have one child. A couple of years ago, I began to realize how damaging the sexual and mental abuse had been and entered a 12 step program." It opened her eyes. "In the beginning, I thought I had no part in the abuse that I endured. While I didn't ask for it or deserve it, I began to recognize that my part was holding onto the past, living my life in a victim mentality and that I had a very skewed version of the Higher Power, God or Creator. Today I sponsor women who have been sexually abused as children, using the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous, prayer, gratitude and Soul Care, when I am not spending time with my family. My relationship with God is the most precious thing I have. When I first sponsored other women, I struggled with codependency issues. Every person is different, and there are many roads to recovery, but as a sponsor, my main job is to help people navigate the steps, so that they can develop an amazing and intimate relationship with their Higher Power.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2852

Q & A call-in discussion with NAASCA survivor / professionals
Tuesday
02/08/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ 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) - 2851

Special guest Mary Beth Holzwarth
Monday
02/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mary Beth Holzwarth from Gettysburg, South Dakota, an activist who was stunned to learn her two children were being abused by an uncle at ages 8 and 5. "I started researching and was blown away by how many children are sexually abused and how few ever receive that justice," she says. "I have to give the credit to my sons, however; it is their courage and their desire to not have another child experience this that keeps me going." Mary Beth and her family live in a remote area where counselors and other experts are few and far between. "Because of this challenge, I have worked hard to learn as much as possible about what my kids feel, how best to help them, best counseling methods, coping methods, and keep a strong relationship with my sons." She goes on, "Three years ago, through several connections, I joined force with several senators and professionals and survivors and we drafted Jolene's Law. Our law was passed unanimously and signed into effect, establishing a task force to study how our state (South Dakota) is handling CSA." But she was hardly done, as similar legislation was brought to other states (California is set to bring it forward this next session). "In addition to that, I organize local public awareness events and team up with law enforcement and domestic violence shelters to hold trainings." Mary Beth concludes, "I want to offer hope for others that there are more good days than bad days now, but as we all know, this will continue to affect them the rest of their lives."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2850

Special guest Fire-Brown Gadsten
Friday
02/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Fire-Brown Gadsen from Atlanta, Georgia, a returning NAASCA family member. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Fire-Brown, an adult survivor of child abuse, is the Founding Facilitator of ASCA-Atlanta (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse-Atlanta), a weekly self-help support group for adult survivors of childhood abuse that may be physical, sexual, mental and/or through neglect. Several years ago, Fire-Brown found herself triggered by memories, flashbacks and nightmares of her childhood sexual molestation. After struggling with the PTSD and traumatic impact of the abuse, she sought therapy and began to blog about her experience and healing journey. She found ASCA and began working their 21 Steps to recovery. "I have recently given a TEDTalk. My twelve minutes of fame was exciting and well received." She explains, "I have a great passion and commitment for healing adult survivors of child abuse." She shares how she's gone from victim, to survivor to a thriver. Fresh off her TEDTalk, Fire-Brown is gaining a large following and support as a Survivor of childhood molestation and being a power voice for healing from the impact it has had on her life. Oprah Winfrey is quoted as saying of Fire-Brown that she ".. looked into an abandoned baby's eyes, saw herself and found her calling .." Fire-Brown herself notes, "After working with adult Survivors of child abuse for 5+ years, the one thing I've found most survivors struggle with is the frustration of NOT BEING BELIEVE when they told someone". This is at the heart of my advocacy. I'm standing for every Survivor to get back their power, freedom and innocence; to know they are NOT alone and that they are believed."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2849

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

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

Special guest Beth Donahue
Wednesday
02/02/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Beth Donahue from Port Richey, Florida, a returning NAASCA family member who's both a survivor and an activist. She'll be catching us up with any number of things she's been doing over the last year or so. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." Beth has told us she has taken a copy of a bill from 'Protect Mass Children' to Washington, DC, to  pass stronger laws to protect children from sexual predators and to educate the community on how to defend themselves from sexual predators, to end childhood sexual abuse and to be a voice for the victims. Many involved are survivors or victims of abuse and know firsthand the devastating effects sexual abuse has on victims and their families. Beth herself is a survivor who was sexually abused by 3 men as a child, but she's been an advocate for children most of her adult life. "I was involved with helping start the organization The Innocence Revolution," Beth reminds us, letting us know she's going to be starting it back up. But she's even doing more. "I'm going to try and get the NFL to do a day for us," she says! Beth's paid a price because of her advocacy, too. "I have been targeted by my family and have lost friends and people I love," she explains, "mainly because I wouldn't waiver on my beliefs that children should be put first and no one has the right to ever abuse them in any way, shape or form." We're delighted to have her back on the show!!
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2847

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

Special guest Maryellen Spoonhower
Monday
01/31/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Maryellen Spoonhower from a small rural community in upstate New York, a returning NAASCA family member. "I married young and divorced young," she says. "I often found the strength to get by in the eyes of my four beautiful children. Now adults, they continue to be my greatest blessing." She goes on, "Have you ever asked yourself 'How is it that family members can perceive their childhood so differently?' I grew up with 5 siblings. If you were to ask them to describe our upbringing they would tell you a story of life in the country with many happy experiences, raised by a father who loved and cared for his children." But Maryellen's story is quite different. "As a very young girl my mother drove away leaving me to the hands of the man who ripped my childhood from me and tore at my soul with years of sexual abuse. I lived in fear and shame." As a child she internalized it. "There must have been something wrong we me. I thought I must not have been as valuable as my siblings. I was not deserving of being loved or protected." After many years of counseling, education and her own experience, she now knows the effects of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). She says, "The list is lengthy and not limited to, depression, anxiety, abandonment, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and a life of constant vigilance. The fact is I got through it and I know how to impart hope and a sense of strength in others!" Maryellen wants to help. "I have a voice and I will share my story." We can prevent other innocent children from acts of violence that touch the depth of their soul. "Every child should have the chance to be the beautiful spirit they were meant to be."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2845

Special guest David Brown
Friday
01/28/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is David Brown from Duluth, Minnesota, a former paramedic and police officer, an abuse survivor and the author of six books: davidjbrownbooks.com. David explains his life story: "I experienced child abuse with daily beatings and starvation from both my parents in my early years at about 4 years of age. This continued until my dad sobered up when I was 10. The trust was broken and I could not feel safe with him or my mother as they both beat and starved me. I grew up to become reckless and fearless, at least that was my act. My 1st career position was that as a rescue paramedic in 1970. In 1978 I moved out to the Western States and became the uniform police officer. My lifetime motto became, "I can only reach just one soul." In 1991, at 43, I came out of an alcohol induced blackout with my duty weapon in my mouth. I put down my weapon and took an oath to change my life forever, and I haven't had a drink since then it's been more than 30 years. In 2009 my mother passed away, I was living in Colorado and she in Minnesota. I came back home for her funeral service. On my return trip back to Colorado I stopped for gas in Sheridan Wyoming. I saw a mountain cliff directly in front of me and something moved me and told me I had to go there, there was something special there that I had to experience. I can't tell you what transpired, all I know is it as I walked away back to my car a voice spoke to me and it said, "Write the book." From that day to this day I have authored 6 books all in the realm of Self Help and better living from depression, alcoholism and suicidal ideations."
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2844

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

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

Special guest Michelle Bless
Wednesday
01/26/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, Ohio, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor, activist, Minister and NAASCA volunteer. She's the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story" in which a young girl is abused by her family and ostracized for being associated with Satan. "Out of the Darkness" is her story of redemption. Born in the northeastern United States to parents from the Caribbean, Michelle was raised in a home of violence and suspicion. Her father beat her mother and siblings but spared Michelle because of her perceived association with Satan. Even so, this did not save her from other abuses. She witnessed incidents of violence, incest and other horrible, unthinkable acts. One hot summer day in 1997, Michelle writes, she, "was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. After two years of demonic attacks, she was fully delivered and never looked back. Today she lives for the Lord. Michelle says 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. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. She often participates as a volunteer and family member at NAASCA, and over time has contributed many appearances as a panelist for the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2842

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

Special guest Mike Chapman
Monday
01/24/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Mike Chapman from Wilson, North Carolina, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and trafficking, and a survivor of sexual assault as an adult by clergy, and dealing with all the mess that comes with it, including PTSD, anger, anxiety, codependency, and addictive behaviors. As a young man in college (age 20, but looked like 16 - late bloomer) a Methodist Minister sexually assaulted him. "My mother never wanted children," he says. "She had a bad experience with her own mother and did not want to be responsible for other children. My father insisted. So they had 3 children: 2 girls and a boy. I was the youngest. Unknown to my mother, he was a pedophile. The reason I was born was to satisfy his pedophilia." As Mike grew, the abuse continued. "Once we got old enough where he lost interest, he left us. My parents separated, then divorced when I was 7 or 8. I had no father figure and a lot of mess. My mother was now a single mother with 3 kids she originally never wanted." That's when the Methodist Minister sexually assaulted him. "When I was 30 (I am in my mid-50s now), I uncovered repressed memories of being sexually abused by my father at age 3. Last year (2019) I sought out additional therapy, including PTSD therapy. We ended up uncovering even more repressed memories, including the fact that I was trafficked by my father to other men, and that the abuse did not actually begin at age 3 but started much earlier - when I was an infant, about 7 months old. The trafficking abuse continued until age 8 (when I 'aged out')." Mike is currently a part-time Recovery Life Coach for both Polar Life Consulting [PolarLifeConsulting@gmail.com] and Husband Material [www.husbandmaterial.com].
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2840

Special guest Trish Valleys
Friday
01/21/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest Trish Valleys is joining us from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, although she usually lives in Spain on the Costa del Sol. "Trish Valleys is my pen name," she says. "I was adopted as a child in the UK and much of my early trauma and loss was when I was pre verbal. From hypnosis and different therapies, (I have spent years on self development and dealing with these memories and feelings), it has been established that I have suffered several types of abuse." Trish goes on, "The biggest impact and damage has been from the emotional and psychological damage I suffered growing up. This also led to my adult behaviors of trying to please, being overly compliant and wanting to be loved." But she, like many of us, felt unworthy. This sense of herself inevitably followed through to an abusive marriage with a man she suspects was a narcissist. "It took many years before I got the strength together to leave and yet more to recover." Trish has just written a book about her experience, 'Without Prejudice?'. She wanted it to be a validation of her life, and offer some support to others who are on the same journey. "I am now understanding how early trauma and abuse has such an enormous impact on our later life."
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, 12 Step Recovery
Thursday
01/20/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Bill Murray from Los Angeles, our founder. Bill's recovery is 12 Step-based and spans over 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 pn'ography 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) - 2838

Special guest Karen Leitzell
Wednesday
01/19/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Karen Leitzell from Silicon Valley, California, whose mother and aunts were abused by the men in their childhood home, after the girls lost their mother to breast cancer. "My mother suffered greatly and found solace in drinking until I was 19 when she entered AA. She was a very controlled alcoholic and dutiful mother. But she was profoundly broken and suffered deeply from her childhood abuse." She goes on, "In 2009, I began an endless quest to understand childhood abuse when it became apparent that one of my sons was suffering greatly with intrusive thoughts and bouts of depression." She goes on, "Quite honestly, I had a very vivid dream concerning this son at a Boy Scout campout. Of course I wanted to be wrong about any abuse he may have suffered in Boy Scouts. But I wasn't wrong." Her family was one of many. "Today, we are among the 84,000, tip of the iceberg claimants against the Boy Scouts of America. Abused In Scouting” attorneys have become dear friends and advocates for us." Karen goes on. "Many men, abused as boys, have helped us and stood by our family as we try to find ways to help and support our son. I felt it was time for me to give back to the community of men abused as boys so I began teaching a workshop in a men's recovery home. I have created a curriculum to teach relapse prevention to the men, and my husband and I have served for two years. I teach what I have learned from others and my husband bakes for the men. My workshop is called “More Than Conquerors: Trauma-Informed Recovery in Christ Jesus.” Serving in the Home is one of our greatest joys at this time in our lives. The man who runs the Home and the men are amazing. God is always good!"
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Monica Boglin - sexual, physical, emotional abuse, Lupis
Tuesday
01/18/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional child abuse. Her predictors were all family members, and her parents were intent on passing on to Monica the behavior that their parents had done to them. She also has lived with Lupus since she was 29, a painful autoimmune disease that has long been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica became a life coach and a therapist and notes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life been linked to." She's earned her Masters degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.” ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2836

Special guest Pastor Deborah  Schleich
Monday
01/17/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Pastor Deborah Schleich from Florida, a survivor, minister, pastor, and therapist. She's a long time NAASCA family member who volunteers to lead a monthly SCAN Q & A open discussion radio show. Pastor Deborah grew up all over the world in a military family. Her her mother was mentally ill. She now is living in Pensacola, Florida, and is, of course, a hyphenate, a survivor and professional. Trained in 'Agape Love Is Here' ministry, mental health, and working with substance abuse patients, Deborah is also a trauma informed social worker .. all in one! She volunteers with many community organizations. Pastor Deborah says she ".. can minister by text, phone, Skype, in person or however the Lord directs her, 24/7." She teaches that humans have three parts, being of spirit, soul and the physical body, and believes that all 3 are important .. and that each area needs care. She believes in working with the other professions to accomplish a TOTAL healing for the person. She blogs daily and has been developing the Church's YouTube Channel for world wide encouragement, teaching, deliverance and healing. Pastor Deborah believes everyone is valuable and an undeveloped leader/minister. She volunteers in the community with many Community Organizations as a pastor. She has had years of ministry with and to those who are suffering from religious abuse, cult abuse, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, gang membership, heavy metal, gothic lifestyles, and with those who are experiencing gender issues, and suicide. She works with the lonely and abandoned .. those left behind. We look forward to Pastor Deborah being an active member of the NAASCA family for a long time!
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Special guest Teresa Strong-Myrick
Friday
01/14/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Teresa Strong-Myrick from St. Petersburg, Florida, a survivor of violent, sexual and emotional abuse. The abuse last all through her childhood. Teresa is now an author, speaker and Life Coach. "I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching," she says. "I started addressing the results of my trauma in my 20's. I had moments when I thought I was good and finished with healing (Ha!) only to learn that it is an ongoing process. I am now building my Coaching business."  My father was murdered by his best friend when I was about 2 years old. He died in my mom's arms. She subsequently got involved with my brother's father who was abusive. Every Friday there would be a physical fight, resulting in me and my brother huddled up in the corner of an adjacent room listening to the bumps, thumps, mumbles and grunts. This went on for 10 years. My mom finally had enough and put him out! She did not look back. We had a bit of a break until she met her next boyfriend. He touched and rubbed up on me inappropriately from my middle school to high school years. Currently I'm in a 13-year marriage, the mother of 3 boys (two adults, one teen), an author, speaker and Life Coach. I credit it all to self-help books, counseling, the Life Recovery Process and Neuro-Transformational Coaching. My motto:” Be good to you, so that you can be good to others.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Felisha Johnson: child abuse, foster care, coach
Thursday
01/13/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation. She was physically and sexually abused, taken from her family, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created the 'Heal Your Story' Foundation to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Wanda Marie Chandler
Wednesday
01/12/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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Tonight's special guest is Wanda Marie Chandler from Orlando, Florida, an a buse survivor and author of the book 'Diamonds In The Rough', a compilation of healing and deliverance testimonies and stories about women who were used, abuse, and cast aside by the family and friends. She hopes to bring young girls and women back from the brink of darkness. Wanda is the 9th of 10 children born to Sylvion and Pastor Margaret Keith, both of whom are deceased, born and partially raised in the United States Virgin Island and finished growing up in Orlando, Florida. Wanda has a string of stories of early abuse. "I woke up from my sleep and the act was taking place," she explains. "The person is unknown to me because I kept my eyes shut." Later abuses came through her older brother and sister at different times, he at the beach and she at their house. Another early abuse involves the family across the street. "I don't know how I got over to the house, but I was surrounded by adults whose faces I can't recall .. only their feet." She goes on, "By the time I hit 12 I was sexually active." Her story is one of strength and overcoming. Wanda is the mother of 5. Having given birth at 13 to her first child and unable to raise the baby, he was placed up for adoption. “I was called by GOD," she explains, "to feed his sheep and through my testimony, I am an overcomer, a conqueror; strong and resilient, words used to describe what I became after GOD pulled me out and through. I owe it all to GOD, I give him the Glory for what HE did, done and continues to do. I look forward to sharing my testimony so that one may overcome by the word. AMEN!”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional - Lori Golden, psychotherapist and author
Tuesday
01/11/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Lori Golden from San Diego, California, a survivor and a private psychotherapist working with other trauma and abuse survivors. Lori shares, “I am a survivor of incest. My father sexually abused me from the age of 5 to 16. When the sun went down, I was filled with terror, hypervigilance, and waiting. Everything in my room came alive." Lori started using drugs in college at 18 and covered her worthlessness, aloneness and increasing desperation with bulimic exercising, food addiction and drugs, culminating in a suicide attempt at 27. "I am an incest survivor, an addict in Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years as well as Food Addicts Anonymous for 30", she tells us. Her book, 'My House Of Lies; Awakening from a Childhood of Sexual Abuse'. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest - general discussion
Monday
01/10/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

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General discussion show - all about NAASCA. Those who called in formed a panel, who described, and were critical of, NAASCA's tools, programs, services. ~~ 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 Monica Boglin
Friday
01/07/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Monica Boglin from Puyallup, Washington, a survivor of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Monica writes, “My father was the primary abuser and an alcoholic, and my mother being a victim of spousal abuse inevitably became the classic enabler. The sexual abuse and molestation were from an older brother. I firmly believe that the upbringing of both parents, who were respectively abused and abandoned by their parents, hold no real awareness about their actions as they subsequently did to their own children what was done to them. They had no one to teach them to identify abuse and/or to ascertain that abuse is wrong. They further failed my siblings and especially my brother.” The onset of Lupus around age 29 caused Monica to realize she had to move past the pain. She came to a deep self-actualization that she needed to practice self-care in order to manage the disease. Research denotes that autoimmune diseases have been linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Monica concludes, “I've finally found a way to forgive the unforgivable and to firmly keep anyone and everything harmful out of my life, thus allowing me to accept the hurt but to be more focused on healing. I will have Lupus forever and I will bear the scars of abuse forever, but now as a symbol of strength and perseverance and no longer as shame, anger, or harm. I am professionally employed as a teacher in the adult career education sector." Monica has now completed a Master's degree in metaphysical science and counseling and is well on her way to earning a PhD in  the same field. "I hope to further use my story as a way to become of service and to help those along the path to their own healing, because I now know that hope and help is available.”
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional Michelle Bless, Minister & Chaplain
Thursday
01/06/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC

Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Michelle Bless from Cincinnati, a survivor of severe child abuse who's now a Minister and Chaplain. She'll appear on the 1st Thursday of each month and is the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story," her story of redemption. In 1997, Michelle writes that she, "..was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to God. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. Her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest James Carey
Wednesday
01/05/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is James Carey from Ireland, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. James was raised in a family of genocidal psychopaths, who he tells us ran the Irish government. He was sexually abused throughout his entire childhood, and will be discussing his story of trauma, betrayal and the power of overcoming. His is a fascinating story of endurance, resiliency and hope. ~~~ There are many different forms of trauma that occur after child abuse. Both severe sexual assaults and extreme violent behavior can be devastating to the child as he / she grows, and may become emotional trauma of the type our guest is speaking. NAASCA certainly wants to acknowledge our commitment to all childhood traumas, which is evident in the first half of NAASCA's mission statement: 1) educating the public, especially as related to helping society get over its taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse (CSA), presenting facts showing child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone, and 2) offering hope and healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery. Cases as extreme as James' will likely require years of therapy to work the symptoms out, and NAASCA recommends one seek out psychologists who devote themselves to helping patients come to terms with their trauma. Then again its not an easy thing from which to heal, and there will be benefits using various tools and techniques, including psychiatry early on and spirituality later. Meeting in group settings is also recommended.
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Q & A call-in discussion with a NAASCA survivor / professional: Dr Tina Medina, councilor and author
Tuesday
01/04/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight's special guest will be Dr. Tina Medina from Kansas City, Kansas, sexually molested as a child by her uncle. In recovery, Tina is now a professional writer specializing in public relations, community/media relations, technical and grant writing. "My book series explains how God is capable of healing the wounded spirit of a sexual abuse victim," she says. "The journey to sexual abuse recovery is all about taking tiny steps to release pent up feelings," Tina explains. For her, the spiritual aspect of inner healing is crucial for her full recovery. "My spirit is the essence of me and it needed to be healed in order for me to be creative and fulfilled. Walking those baby steps are huge healing steps because it is our version of walking on water. What was once thought to be impossible is now very much attainable. ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.
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Special guest Michael Walker
Monday
01/03/2022
8pm EST, 5pm PAC
Tonight's special guest is Michael Walter from Scottsdale, Arizona, a child abuse survivor and author. Michael shares, “My childhood was framed and formed by abuse. I was sexually assaulted by both parents beginning at the age of 5 and it continued until I was an early teen. Beatings were common. I was often hit with an open hand, backhand, leather belt, any item that was in easy reach. Psychologically, I was stripped of any sense of worth. I was subjected to hours of interrogations until I would collapse from exhaustion. I ran away from home on multiple occasions and attempted suicide several times.” Of his new book 'Stolen Innocence: A Childhood Lost', Michael relates,  “I decided, over a decade ago, to put my experience down on paper. At first it was about therapy. For so many years I was tormented by the memories and I struggled to face them. Putting them down in written word forced me to, in a way, confront them face-to-face.” Michael wrote scores of pages. When it became too overwhelming, he placed all the pages at the bottom of his clothes drawer. Months later, he found the pages, read them, and started typing. Michael continues, “I began to think about others who have been abused. I thought of those being abused at that very moment. For two years, I typed those pages. As I began to know that my story could help others. I began to edit the words and decided to condense my story into a few incidents. To make a difference in someone else's life, I did not want to overwhelm them. I wanted to let them know, by describing a few of the things that had happened to me, they could feel as I was someone who could relate to what they had been through.”

 
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