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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) - 2490

Tonight's special guest isBirgitte Tanfrom Los Angeles, California, who formore than 15 years has helped people successfully navigate the murky waters of heartache, health recovery, and grief to reimagine and reinvent lives filled to the brim with joy, happiness, wellbeing, and grace."I help people start over," she says. "Grounded in my motto 'move your body, heal your grief,' I founded the 'Dance Away Sadness: Move Beyond Your Grief' program which uses proven and powerful tools, strategies, and techniques for not just managing grief – but overcoming it."BirgitteTan’s newest book: 'Seeking Peace: The Proven 5-Fingers Method to THRIVE Through Change Effortlessly. "I’ve had more than my fair share of grief and I’ve experienced it with my clients too, so I learned to master and apply the art of transforming grief into timeless treasures of joyful living. As a certifiedGrief Recovery SpecialistI am fully qualified and capable to help those who are still traversing the dark valley of their lives move through and beyond their grief.When your goal is to THRIVE, not just SURVIVE. To heal in the wake of trauma not just at a surface level, but on a cellular level. When you want to wake up in joyous anticipation of each day instead of blanketed in grief or pain. That’s where I come in. Specializing in work with spousal loss and cancer patients, I help people start over. Move from grief to joyful healing. Help them move from debilitating pain to empowered purpose. Help them replace fear with forgiveness."

91 min1 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2490

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2489

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.~~ ...

89 min2 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2489

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2488

Tonight's special guest isNancy V Brownfrom Atlanta, Georgia, a child abuse survivor, advocate, coach and new NAASCA volunteer. Nancy is also an author.'My Costa Rican Hummingbird Sings' is the story of her life journey. From her earliest days in Costa Rica, to her current life as an entrepreneur, she has faced countless challenges.At age 5 she experienced sexual child abuse at the hands of a trusted family member. She was told not to tell anyone and became ashamed and scared to tell anyone. The abuse continued for some time until she got enough courage to tell her mom. The abuse left her broken, ashamed and some of the family members did not believe her. Nancy was moved to her grandmother's care, who introduced her to knowing Christ and the Holy Spirit, relationships thatsaved her life a few times over. In school she experienced bullying, hazing and racism. She dealt with depression and attempted suicide as a teenager. She went through the criminal justice system and went into the ...

91 min3 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2488

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2487

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 beSharyn 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 sup...

90 min4 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2487

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2486

Tonight's special guestisAlloysa CfromQueens, NewYork ,a survivor of childhood physical, mental and emotional abuse, and an adult advocate for Domestic Violence and Childhood Abuse. Growing up with an alcoholic father who wasverbally, mentallyandemotionallyabusive.Alloysadidn’t have it easy with a mentally ill mother who was emotionally and physically abusive. "I am an overcomer of childhood abuse, domestic violence, loneliness, depression, neglect,and fear." Alloysa has aYouTube channelwhere she shares her story."What affected me most about my father was his verbal abuse," she shares. "He felt like because he paid all the bills and provided financially, that he could treat me any way he wanted. My mother was mentally ill, very depressed. She blamed me for everything, but what affected me the most was her physical abuse. Alloysaexplains, “This has led me to find my true identity in Jesus Christ’s real truthwith purpose to live an adult life offreedom with joy, true love for mysel...

90 min5 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2486

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2485

Tonight's special guest isKathy and Richard ButlerfromAtlanta, Georgia, the founders of 'Comfort In The Storm', an organization 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.Richard served 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, a...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2485

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2484

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...

89 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2484

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2483

Tonight's special guest isJoe MaxwelfromAurora, Texas,a child abuse survivor who struggles with depression, anxiety and CPTSD. "I'm currently seeing a therapist who has linked me to a psychiatrist that I'm waiting to see on the waiting list.," Joe says. "During the past few years my childhood has been the center of my mind and has been hard at times to cope." Joe has now found a community of people who courageously share their stories with each other."I've shared my stories with them and they've been very supportive with me so my mood has improved.” At age 11 Joemoved to a new town and became friends with the adult neighbor next door. The friendly neighbor looked to live the perfect picture life, soon to be married. He befriended Joe. “One day missing my bus I went over, asking him if he could take me to school. He had Joe hide under the guestbed from his wife until she left for work. The man sexually assaulted Joe, and the abuse continued thru high school. "During school I also w...

89 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2483

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2482

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 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 childhood of sexual abuse', was published last year. "I am p...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2482

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2481

Tonight's special guest isEd Kfrom Baltimore, Maryland, a child abuse survivor andartist. Ed is now a 66 year old man, with recovered memories of abandonment and sexual trauma in childhood at roughly 55 years old. He lived with mental health unidentified symptoms of them for 45-49 years. Ed has been exploring numerous avenues of healing for years, including Visual art, songwriting, Buddhism, Jungian and depth psychotherapy, 12 step programs and is now doing IFS (Internal Family Systems) as well. Ed's early years area blackout. He discovered this was due to severe neglect. "At age one my mother was unable to bond with me after giving birth to a stillborn baby," he explains. Ed was drugged and raped at 9 by neighbors. Ed pushed the trauma deep down to survive, later being misdiagnosedas schizophrenic, and placed on heavy antipsychotics. "My life spiraled down and around and I survived or went further down.”He goes on, "Years later,in1995, I found a more open, compassionate psychiatri...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2481

Latest Episodes

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2490

Tonight's special guest isBirgitte Tanfrom Los Angeles, California, who formore than 15 years has helped people successfully navigate the murky waters of heartache, health recovery, and grief to reimagine and reinvent lives filled to the brim with joy, happiness, wellbeing, and grace."I help people start over," she says. "Grounded in my motto 'move your body, heal your grief,' I founded the 'Dance Away Sadness: Move Beyond Your Grief' program which uses proven and powerful tools, strategies, and techniques for not just managing grief – but overcoming it."BirgitteTan’s newest book: 'Seeking Peace: The Proven 5-Fingers Method to THRIVE Through Change Effortlessly. "I’ve had more than my fair share of grief and I’ve experienced it with my clients too, so I learned to master and apply the art of transforming grief into timeless treasures of joyful living. As a certifiedGrief Recovery SpecialistI am fully qualified and capable to help those who are still traversing the dark valley of their lives move through and beyond their grief.When your goal is to THRIVE, not just SURVIVE. To heal in the wake of trauma not just at a surface level, but on a cellular level. When you want to wake up in joyous anticipation of each day instead of blanketed in grief or pain. That’s where I come in. Specializing in work with spousal loss and cancer patients, I help people start over. Move from grief to joyful healing. Help them move from debilitating pain to empowered purpose. Help them replace fear with forgiveness."

91 min1 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2490

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2489

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.~~ ...

89 min2 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2489

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2488

Tonight's special guest isNancy V Brownfrom Atlanta, Georgia, a child abuse survivor, advocate, coach and new NAASCA volunteer. Nancy is also an author.'My Costa Rican Hummingbird Sings' is the story of her life journey. From her earliest days in Costa Rica, to her current life as an entrepreneur, she has faced countless challenges.At age 5 she experienced sexual child abuse at the hands of a trusted family member. She was told not to tell anyone and became ashamed and scared to tell anyone. The abuse continued for some time until she got enough courage to tell her mom. The abuse left her broken, ashamed and some of the family members did not believe her. Nancy was moved to her grandmother's care, who introduced her to knowing Christ and the Holy Spirit, relationships thatsaved her life a few times over. In school she experienced bullying, hazing and racism. She dealt with depression and attempted suicide as a teenager. She went through the criminal justice system and went into the ...

91 min3 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2488

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2487

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 beSharyn 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 sup...

90 min4 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2487

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2486

Tonight's special guestisAlloysa CfromQueens, NewYork ,a survivor of childhood physical, mental and emotional abuse, and an adult advocate for Domestic Violence and Childhood Abuse. Growing up with an alcoholic father who wasverbally, mentallyandemotionallyabusive.Alloysadidn’t have it easy with a mentally ill mother who was emotionally and physically abusive. "I am an overcomer of childhood abuse, domestic violence, loneliness, depression, neglect,and fear." Alloysa has aYouTube channelwhere she shares her story."What affected me most about my father was his verbal abuse," she shares. "He felt like because he paid all the bills and provided financially, that he could treat me any way he wanted. My mother was mentally ill, very depressed. She blamed me for everything, but what affected me the most was her physical abuse. Alloysaexplains, “This has led me to find my true identity in Jesus Christ’s real truthwith purpose to live an adult life offreedom with joy, true love for mysel...

90 min5 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2486

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2485

Tonight's special guest isKathy and Richard ButlerfromAtlanta, Georgia, the founders of 'Comfort In The Storm', an organization 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.Richard served 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, a...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2485

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2484

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...

89 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2484

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2483

Tonight's special guest isJoe MaxwelfromAurora, Texas,a child abuse survivor who struggles with depression, anxiety and CPTSD. "I'm currently seeing a therapist who has linked me to a psychiatrist that I'm waiting to see on the waiting list.," Joe says. "During the past few years my childhood has been the center of my mind and has been hard at times to cope." Joe has now found a community of people who courageously share their stories with each other."I've shared my stories with them and they've been very supportive with me so my mood has improved.” At age 11 Joemoved to a new town and became friends with the adult neighbor next door. The friendly neighbor looked to live the perfect picture life, soon to be married. He befriended Joe. “One day missing my bus I went over, asking him if he could take me to school. He had Joe hide under the guestbed from his wife until she left for work. The man sexually assaulted Joe, and the abuse continued thru high school. "During school I also w...

89 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2483

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2482

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 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 childhood of sexual abuse', was published last year. "I am p...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2482

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2481

Tonight's special guest isEd Kfrom Baltimore, Maryland, a child abuse survivor andartist. Ed is now a 66 year old man, with recovered memories of abandonment and sexual trauma in childhood at roughly 55 years old. He lived with mental health unidentified symptoms of them for 45-49 years. Ed has been exploring numerous avenues of healing for years, including Visual art, songwriting, Buddhism, Jungian and depth psychotherapy, 12 step programs and is now doing IFS (Internal Family Systems) as well. Ed's early years area blackout. He discovered this was due to severe neglect. "At age one my mother was unable to bond with me after giving birth to a stillborn baby," he explains. Ed was drugged and raped at 9 by neighbors. Ed pushed the trauma deep down to survive, later being misdiagnosedas schizophrenic, and placed on heavy antipsychotics. "My life spiraled down and around and I survived or went further down.”He goes on, "Years later,in1995, I found a more open, compassionate psychiatri...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2481
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