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Stop Child Abuse Now

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Stop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now

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Monday to Friday's "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) feature trauma informed HOSTs and Co-hosts and respected child abuse prevention, intervention and recovery advocates. They're all volunteers members of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), a 501(c)3.Founded in 2009, NAASCA.org was originally a grassroots effort. It was launched based on our founder Bill Murray's personal life experienced. Bill wrote, "Very few adults escape years of severe childhood sexual abuse, pre-pubescent X-rated photography, sex trafficking, and a two week long kidnapping." He continued. "But I have, and for some 35 years I've been in recovery from its devastating effects."After years of operating as a grassroots effort, NAASCA became a public charity in 2015 .. a 501(c)3 .. but we receive no grants or outside support, and belong to no other organization. There are no dues or fees.Our MISSION is entirely self-sustaining through the volunteer contributions of our members.The single purpose is to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect from two specific perspectives: 1) educating the public, and 2) offering hope for healing and services to adult survivors.There are now nearly 3000 BlogTalkRadio shows, podcasts in the ever-growing library.Join us five-nights-a-week (Mon to Fri), at 8pm EST (so 7pm CEN, 6pm MTN, 5pm PAC) for solution-oriented discussions about the many issues of child abuse and trauma. The shows always include panel discussions and call-in participation.

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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2535

Tonight's special guest isTeresa Strong MyrickfromSaint Petersburg, Florida, a survivor,coach,author,victim advocate and counselor.A former police officer, she is also a homicide survivor (her father was murdered when she was a child), a child who grew up in domestic violence and a survivor of child sexual molestation. The combination of personal and professional experience fuels her passion to help others break free from past hurts and create the life they deserve. She now serves others sharing the principles, practices and techniques that were used to help her. Those who have attended Teresa’s workshops, participated in her BreakFree 360 private coaching, or have heard Teresa speak, have left with more confidence, a clear purpose and inspired to follow dreams that are true to who they are. Moto: "Be good to you, so you can be good to others" and "The hurt, the shame and blame of the past dies in the love of you". Currentlyshe's in a 13 year marriage, the mother of 3 boys, 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 only to learn that it is an ongoing process." She goes on, "Too many of us are living our lives from a place of hurt instead of self love. I believe that we can stop the cycle of hurt that causes us to hurt ourselves, hurt others or allow ourselves to be hurt."

90 min2 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2535

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2534

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 beDr Jaime Romofrom San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote,Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website:http://www.jaimeromo.org.~~ ...

90 min3 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2533

Tonight's special guest isJoy T.J. Rileyfrom Baltimore, Maryland, a returning NAASCA family member and child abuse survivor whose abuse began nearly from birth by a relative. Joy was also molested by a baby sister and two other relatives and has lived through domestic abuse and adult rape. Joy says, "My trauma of sexual abuse began not long out of my mother's womb by a relative. I didn't remember much at first. It took years before understanding I suffered from PTSD. It took many years before I understood there were long term effects. I was angry because in nearly all the cases, authority figures abused their authority over me. It was the last occurrence that pushed me into writing as a way to cope with all the emotions." Joybeganwriting at age eleven to channel feelings she could not express in spoken word due to child abuse. Now she writes about what it's like for survivors not just as children but about the journey of healing. Joy says, “I had to go back and remember everything ...

90 min4 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2533

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2532

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 willbeSharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels." Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps;a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer supp...

89 min5 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) -2531

Tonight's special guests areKathy and Richard ButlerfromAtlanta, Georgia, the founders of 'Comfort In The Storm', dedicated to providing child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training for parents and caregivers. "We are credentialed advocates and the parents of a survivor," Kathy writes. "We currently provide daily prevention and awareness tips on our social media platforms-IG/FB Comfortinthestorm. We are co-authors of 'Hush No More', the book, and we are also featured in the documentary."Kathy attended the Child Advocacy Studies program at Athens State University. Kathy also completed the Office for the Victims of Crime's advocacy training and NOVA's Victim Assistance Academy.Richardserved for 17 years as a Senior Recreation Director for Los Angeles Unified School District and provided support to some of the district's most at-risk youth.In 2008, Kathy and Richard's daughter disclosed that she had been sexually abused by a family member. They were devastated, and felt like th...

89 min6 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2530

Tonight's special guest isDarlene J Clarkfrom Pulaski, Tennessee, a returning NAASCA family member. She'sa survivor of severe child abuse and author of 'Born In A Living Hell,'about her tortuous childhood. She relates, “I was abused, basically since birth. As a child, I had believed everyone gets abused during growing up." She explains, "From the army line-up being whipped either with a switch, belt or whip to being shot at in my dad's crazy game of hide and go seek, and worrying about whether this was going to be the day they murdered.” When she was 4, her aunt grew tired of picking up the five kids (ages 2 through 6) repeatedly abandoned by their mother at a grocery store, so her mom and dad divorced. Her father remarried, as Darlene describes, “Dad met my stepmom who I loved because we have a meal every day, a bed to sleep in, instead of having to eat raw oatmeal from a box because both parents abandoned seven of us for a week. My stepmom later was crude. She would dip my nose...

89 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2530

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2529

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 beBarbara Joy Hansenfrom Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group calledBeauty Out of Ashes(many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer!~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy ...

91 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2529

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2528

Tonight's special guest isRick Cosentinofrom New Hampshire, a returning NAASCA family member and a survivor of sexual assault, physical abuse and emotionaltrauma from an early age.Rick was raped while in foster care when he was 5 years old. Later, Rick's mother reunited the family and Rick tried put the horror he'd experienced out of his thoughts. He started using drugs at 12-13, burning himself at 14, and left home at 16. He became a "tough guy" fighting to prove he was a man. Rick explains, "I walked thru life angry and hateful. My ex kept asking me what's wrong. I finally told her, and she was disgusted and viewed me as less of a man. My marriage was over." Planning to use a gun to commit suicide, Rick says, "As I started to squeeze [the trigger] my mother came to me clear as a bell in my mind. She said she loved me, she said I was needed. I got angry again, only this time I was angry at the people who hurt me and couldn't let them win by me dying.”Rick felt the first time telli...

91 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2528

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2527

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 beLori Goldenfrom 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 childh.~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2527

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2526

Tonight's special guest isCarol D Levinefrom Oxford, New Jersey, aNAASCA Board Member, an activist and the author of 'Panic Child: A Harrowing True Story of Sexual Abuse and Neglect.' The traumas of childhood neglect and sexual abuse cannot be left behind when victims mature into adults. She is one of NAASCA's mostdedicated volunteer family members, her commitment unsurpassed. A lot has happened in Carol's life over the last few years. She took care of her husband Marty until he passed, sold their old home and has moved into a new house. She usually reaches the public both by making regular live personal appearances both in northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania. She's offered hope for healing to innumerable still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse. It's not been an easy path for Carol. Her childhood was filled with child sexual abuse, stranger abduction, and rape, a journey of pain, and neglect. But even after the toll it took on her in her adult life, well over 30 y...

91 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2526

Latest Episodes

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2535

Tonight's special guest isTeresa Strong MyrickfromSaint Petersburg, Florida, a survivor,coach,author,victim advocate and counselor.A former police officer, she is also a homicide survivor (her father was murdered when she was a child), a child who grew up in domestic violence and a survivor of child sexual molestation. The combination of personal and professional experience fuels her passion to help others break free from past hurts and create the life they deserve. She now serves others sharing the principles, practices and techniques that were used to help her. Those who have attended Teresa’s workshops, participated in her BreakFree 360 private coaching, or have heard Teresa speak, have left with more confidence, a clear purpose and inspired to follow dreams that are true to who they are. Moto: "Be good to you, so you can be good to others" and "The hurt, the shame and blame of the past dies in the love of you". Currentlyshe's in a 13 year marriage, the mother of 3 boys, 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 only to learn that it is an ongoing process." She goes on, "Too many of us are living our lives from a place of hurt instead of self love. I believe that we can stop the cycle of hurt that causes us to hurt ourselves, hurt others or allow ourselves to be hurt."

90 min2 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2535

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2534

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 beDr Jaime Romofrom San Diego, California, an educator, consultant, author, and Commissioned Minister, who promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. A workbook he wrote,Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters, is an integration of various disciplines that led Jaime to become a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator. Jaime explains, “While it is no secret that I am a survivor of clergy abuse, it is the journey of integration, transformation and application that is most telling about my accomplishments and the life that I celebrate.” Please visit his website:http://www.jaimeromo.org.~~ ...

90 min3 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2534

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2533

Tonight's special guest isJoy T.J. Rileyfrom Baltimore, Maryland, a returning NAASCA family member and child abuse survivor whose abuse began nearly from birth by a relative. Joy was also molested by a baby sister and two other relatives and has lived through domestic abuse and adult rape. Joy says, "My trauma of sexual abuse began not long out of my mother's womb by a relative. I didn't remember much at first. It took years before understanding I suffered from PTSD. It took many years before I understood there were long term effects. I was angry because in nearly all the cases, authority figures abused their authority over me. It was the last occurrence that pushed me into writing as a way to cope with all the emotions." Joybeganwriting at age eleven to channel feelings she could not express in spoken word due to child abuse. Now she writes about what it's like for survivors not just as children but about the journey of healing. Joy says, “I had to go back and remember everything ...

90 min4 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2533

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2532

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 willbeSharyn Higdon Jones, a licensed psychotherapist for over 35 years with individuals, couples and families who have experienced the trauma of abuse. In her words: “The pain of being sexually abused is deep and profound. The abuse experience touches the core of a woman's being in ways she could never have predicted. She has been violated on so many levels." Sharyn is also the author of the book 'Healing Steps;a Gentle Path to Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse,' written in a workbook format with exercises. Sharyn says, “Healing Steps is a perfect step-by-step process that evolved out of groups of women molested as children. It is the perfect format either to be facilitated by a mental health professional or could be used as a guide in a peer supp...

89 min5 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2532

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) -2531

Tonight's special guests areKathy and Richard ButlerfromAtlanta, Georgia, the founders of 'Comfort In The Storm', dedicated to providing child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training for parents and caregivers. "We are credentialed advocates and the parents of a survivor," Kathy writes. "We currently provide daily prevention and awareness tips on our social media platforms-IG/FB Comfortinthestorm. We are co-authors of 'Hush No More', the book, and we are also featured in the documentary."Kathy attended the Child Advocacy Studies program at Athens State University. Kathy also completed the Office for the Victims of Crime's advocacy training and NOVA's Victim Assistance Academy.Richardserved for 17 years as a Senior Recreation Director for Los Angeles Unified School District and provided support to some of the district's most at-risk youth.In 2008, Kathy and Richard's daughter disclosed that she had been sexually abused by a family member. They were devastated, and felt like th...

89 min6 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) -2531

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2530

Tonight's special guest isDarlene J Clarkfrom Pulaski, Tennessee, a returning NAASCA family member. She'sa survivor of severe child abuse and author of 'Born In A Living Hell,'about her tortuous childhood. She relates, “I was abused, basically since birth. As a child, I had believed everyone gets abused during growing up." She explains, "From the army line-up being whipped either with a switch, belt or whip to being shot at in my dad's crazy game of hide and go seek, and worrying about whether this was going to be the day they murdered.” When she was 4, her aunt grew tired of picking up the five kids (ages 2 through 6) repeatedly abandoned by their mother at a grocery store, so her mom and dad divorced. Her father remarried, as Darlene describes, “Dad met my stepmom who I loved because we have a meal every day, a bed to sleep in, instead of having to eat raw oatmeal from a box because both parents abandoned seven of us for a week. My stepmom later was crude. She would dip my nose...

89 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2530

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2529

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 beBarbara Joy Hansenfrom Milford, Massachusetts, a child abuse survivor and Violence Prevention Expert. Her book, 'Listen to the Cry of the Child,' is where she shares her journey. She and her husband work in prisons, homeless shelters, domestic violence conferences, etc, and she facilitates a survivors support group calledBeauty Out of Ashes(many members are former alcoholics or addicts). Barbara has a lot of information and experience to offer!~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy ...

91 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2529

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2528

Tonight's special guest isRick Cosentinofrom New Hampshire, a returning NAASCA family member and a survivor of sexual assault, physical abuse and emotionaltrauma from an early age.Rick was raped while in foster care when he was 5 years old. Later, Rick's mother reunited the family and Rick tried put the horror he'd experienced out of his thoughts. He started using drugs at 12-13, burning himself at 14, and left home at 16. He became a "tough guy" fighting to prove he was a man. Rick explains, "I walked thru life angry and hateful. My ex kept asking me what's wrong. I finally told her, and she was disgusted and viewed me as less of a man. My marriage was over." Planning to use a gun to commit suicide, Rick says, "As I started to squeeze [the trigger] my mother came to me clear as a bell in my mind. She said she loved me, she said I was needed. I got angry again, only this time I was angry at the people who hurt me and couldn't let them win by me dying.”Rick felt the first time telli...

91 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2528

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2527

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 beLori Goldenfrom 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 childh.~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2527

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2526

Tonight's special guest isCarol D Levinefrom Oxford, New Jersey, aNAASCA Board Member, an activist and the author of 'Panic Child: A Harrowing True Story of Sexual Abuse and Neglect.' The traumas of childhood neglect and sexual abuse cannot be left behind when victims mature into adults. She is one of NAASCA's mostdedicated volunteer family members, her commitment unsurpassed. A lot has happened in Carol's life over the last few years. She took care of her husband Marty until he passed, sold their old home and has moved into a new house. She usually reaches the public both by making regular live personal appearances both in northwest New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania. She's offered hope for healing to innumerable still-suffering adult survivors of child abuse. It's not been an easy path for Carol. Her childhood was filled with child sexual abuse, stranger abduction, and rape, a journey of pain, and neglect. But even after the toll it took on her in her adult life, well over 30 y...

91 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2526
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