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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) - 2515

Tonight's special guest isThomas Edwardfrom Sacramento, California, an abuse survivor and activist who's the founder ofSafe Place For Men, a male survivor resiliency and leadership development coaching organization tasked to help educate, coach, and equip men affected by childhood sexual abuse with strategies, insights, and support to accelerate healing. "Although very challenging in overcoming the taboo and stigmas surrounding male sexual abuse," he says, "it's rewarding to help other men reclaim life."As he travels speaking and conducting workshops across the nation, internationally or virtually, he shares his story. “I have been called the king of trauma. Chronically, sexually abused and raped at knife and gunpoint, forced, coerced, loved, violated and betrayed while burned with cigarettes and cut with glass during the incidents. He goes on, ". How did everyone else get the memo stating that I was fair prey, except for me?” Thomas often shares the arduous road to reclaiming life from low confidence, suicidal ideations, haphephobia all while working for the top Fortune 500 company. His path to recover and reclaim portions of himself, took him from Buddhist temples in China, to studying psychology, and becoming a licensed massage therapist to overcome the haphephobia. Since 2001 he’s been creating safe haven weekend coaching and support workshops and online programs. His goal is to help men activate and accelerate healing by resolving imprints of sexual trauma via strength-based solutions coaching. He’s a certified professional coach. He also serves as a board member for the 1in6 organization and consults and trains for CPS, “Turning Trauma into Triumph”.

89 min2 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2514

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 beFelicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. Learning about and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia foundedPut It In Perspectivewhere she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety.~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as surv...

90 min3 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2514

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2513

Tonight's special guest isMichael Skinner, a returning NAASCA family member from New Hampshire.Michaelis an award-winning advocate survivor.Michael's non-profit, 'The Surviving Spirit', offers a monthly newsletteraddressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns, public speaking and his music. He notes that these cover a wide variety of issues."We want to extend our invite to their loved ones, friends, co-workers and to the greater public," he says, "to help create awareness on how those health issues affect all of us." Michael has spoken at the National Press Club, the UN, The State Dept and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows - he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. Michael wrote a chapter in the recently published book, "Our Encounters With Suicide". His chapter's titled, "The Silence of Suicid...

91 min4 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2513

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2512

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...

90 min5 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2512

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2511

Tonight's special guest isKristina DelorenzofromAlbany,New York, a survivor of childhood abuse of all types. She was born into severe neglect andwitnessed her mom being abused physically, mentally and verbally assaulted. Kristina herself wassexually abused starting at about seven years old. Repeatedly reporting the abuse had little lasting effect, and it showed up again in her own adulthood. "Itaffects meto this day," she says. "I don’t trust people. It effects how I handle my kids, school, relationships, police. I'm constantly battling something that was ages ago that you can’t see." Basic hygiene was never heard of in her home. "Between the ages of 7-9, I started being sexual abused. I told my parents but they didn’t believe me. They said 'the boys are angels' and would do no such thing." She goes on, "I told everybody. I had CPS at school. I remember writing a statement about what occurred. The cops came to the house. What I remember is that they were recommendingthat I not be...

89 min6 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2511

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2510

Tonight's special guest isLaurie Ann Smithfrom Alberta, Calgary, Canada, a long time NAASCA family member who serves asNAASCA's Alberta Ambassador. October is 'Domestic Violence' awareness month. Tonightwe'll address 'second hand' domestic violence .. how hard it is on children raised in homes with domestic abuse and family violence. Laurie will review the adult problems she's had because of this trauma, and what she's done about it. Her challenges are the result of the years of abuse, neglect, and toxic family behaviors she experienced as a child, a perfect topic for October. We'll ask Laurie to discuss her healing journey, especially as to what she's done to gain some adult survivor coping skills. "I am the youngest of seven children. I was born into a home of abuse and dysfunction, a home full of domestic violence and sexual violence between my parents. Both of my parents were brought up on child abuse charges when I was very young, but we were all allowed to remain in the home a...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2510

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2509

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 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2509

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2508

Tonight's special guest isKevin Barhydtfrom Niskayuna, New York, a child abuse survivor, activist and author. He isaYouTube creatorwhere hecreates a safe space for survivors of child sexual abuse, abandonment and addiction to explore the healing process, and the author of 'Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother'.Abandoned by his mother at birth, Kevin was enveloped in a labyrinth of adoption, addiction, and child sexual abuse.By age 20, a shell of the boy he once was, Kevin succumbed completely to a suicidal lifestyle of drug dealing and prostitution. "I was adopted at birth, and mychildhood was stolen from me when I was molested at 9 years old, which led down a road ofalcoholand drug abuse." Smoking at 10, drinking at 11, and overdosing on barbiturates at12, Kevin was put in the back of a cop car at 13. He explains, "I was taken from my home when I was 14, lived in two foster homes, a group home, a detention center. I was raped when I was 15, my oldest daughter was born when I was 16, my y...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2508

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2507

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 beBill Murrayfrom Los Angeles,our founder. Bill's recovery is12 Step-basedand spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent 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 ...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2507

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2506

Tonight's special guest isMark TroyerfromJohnstown, Pennsylvania, who spent his early years in an 'Ozzie & Harriet', 'Leave it to Beaver' type of family. At around5 years oldhis brother, 8 years older, began to sexually abuse him. This abuse continued until Mark was 13 years old and his older brother 21.Mark's sexual abuse would remain a secret for the next 25 years.“If you were an outsider looking in you would have seen an “Ozzie & Harriet”, “Leave it to Beaver” type of family.” Family members, friends and neighbors, saw an average American middle-class loving family. There was a degree of truth to this, my parents were good people.I always felt inferior to my peers and was extremely unstable emotionally. I fell in love for the first time my sophomore year of high school. After a little more than a year when she broke it off, I fell into a deep depression. The abuse I had suffered as a child left me unequipped to handle situations like this appropriately. Over the years to co...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2506

Latest Episodes

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2515

Tonight's special guest isThomas Edwardfrom Sacramento, California, an abuse survivor and activist who's the founder ofSafe Place For Men, a male survivor resiliency and leadership development coaching organization tasked to help educate, coach, and equip men affected by childhood sexual abuse with strategies, insights, and support to accelerate healing. "Although very challenging in overcoming the taboo and stigmas surrounding male sexual abuse," he says, "it's rewarding to help other men reclaim life."As he travels speaking and conducting workshops across the nation, internationally or virtually, he shares his story. “I have been called the king of trauma. Chronically, sexually abused and raped at knife and gunpoint, forced, coerced, loved, violated and betrayed while burned with cigarettes and cut with glass during the incidents. He goes on, ". How did everyone else get the memo stating that I was fair prey, except for me?” Thomas often shares the arduous road to reclaiming life from low confidence, suicidal ideations, haphephobia all while working for the top Fortune 500 company. His path to recover and reclaim portions of himself, took him from Buddhist temples in China, to studying psychology, and becoming a licensed massage therapist to overcome the haphephobia. Since 2001 he’s been creating safe haven weekend coaching and support workshops and online programs. His goal is to help men activate and accelerate healing by resolving imprints of sexual trauma via strength-based solutions coaching. He’s a certified professional coach. He also serves as a board member for the 1in6 organization and consults and trains for CPS, “Turning Trauma into Triumph”.

89 min2 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2515

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2514

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 beFelicia L Reed, a trauma-informed Recovery Coach who suffered the entire spectrum of abuses from the age of 5 to 51. That was the point when she started a healing and recovery process. Learning about and using coaching and self-healing techniques saved her life. Felicia foundedPut It In Perspectivewhere she currently works to teach these tools to groups and individuals. In addition, she has worked in community service programs as a key volunteer and activist for youth and women, and serves on cyber awareness forums that promote online safety.~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as surv...

90 min3 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2514

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2513

Tonight's special guest isMichael Skinner, a returning NAASCA family member from New Hampshire.Michaelis an award-winning advocate survivor.Michael's non-profit, 'The Surviving Spirit', offers a monthly newsletteraddressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns, public speaking and his music. He notes that these cover a wide variety of issues."We want to extend our invite to their loved ones, friends, co-workers and to the greater public," he says, "to help create awareness on how those health issues affect all of us." Michael has spoken at the National Press Club, the UN, The State Dept and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows - he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. Michael wrote a chapter in the recently published book, "Our Encounters With Suicide". His chapter's titled, "The Silence of Suicid...

91 min4 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2513

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2512

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...

90 min5 d ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2512

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2511

Tonight's special guest isKristina DelorenzofromAlbany,New York, a survivor of childhood abuse of all types. She was born into severe neglect andwitnessed her mom being abused physically, mentally and verbally assaulted. Kristina herself wassexually abused starting at about seven years old. Repeatedly reporting the abuse had little lasting effect, and it showed up again in her own adulthood. "Itaffects meto this day," she says. "I don’t trust people. It effects how I handle my kids, school, relationships, police. I'm constantly battling something that was ages ago that you can’t see." Basic hygiene was never heard of in her home. "Between the ages of 7-9, I started being sexual abused. I told my parents but they didn’t believe me. They said 'the boys are angels' and would do no such thing." She goes on, "I told everybody. I had CPS at school. I remember writing a statement about what occurred. The cops came to the house. What I remember is that they were recommendingthat I not be...

89 min6 d ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2511

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2510

Tonight's special guest isLaurie Ann Smithfrom Alberta, Calgary, Canada, a long time NAASCA family member who serves asNAASCA's Alberta Ambassador. October is 'Domestic Violence' awareness month. Tonightwe'll address 'second hand' domestic violence .. how hard it is on children raised in homes with domestic abuse and family violence. Laurie will review the adult problems she's had because of this trauma, and what she's done about it. Her challenges are the result of the years of abuse, neglect, and toxic family behaviors she experienced as a child, a perfect topic for October. We'll ask Laurie to discuss her healing journey, especially as to what she's done to gain some adult survivor coping skills. "I am the youngest of seven children. I was born into a home of abuse and dysfunction, a home full of domestic violence and sexual violence between my parents. Both of my parents were brought up on child abuse charges when I was very young, but we were all allowed to remain in the home a...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2510

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2509

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 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2509

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2508

Tonight's special guest isKevin Barhydtfrom Niskayuna, New York, a child abuse survivor, activist and author. He isaYouTube creatorwhere hecreates a safe space for survivors of child sexual abuse, abandonment and addiction to explore the healing process, and the author of 'Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother'.Abandoned by his mother at birth, Kevin was enveloped in a labyrinth of adoption, addiction, and child sexual abuse.By age 20, a shell of the boy he once was, Kevin succumbed completely to a suicidal lifestyle of drug dealing and prostitution. "I was adopted at birth, and mychildhood was stolen from me when I was molested at 9 years old, which led down a road ofalcoholand drug abuse." Smoking at 10, drinking at 11, and overdosing on barbiturates at12, Kevin was put in the back of a cop car at 13. He explains, "I was taken from my home when I was 14, lived in two foster homes, a group home, a detention center. I was raped when I was 15, my oldest daughter was born when I was 16, my y...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2508

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2507

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 beBill Murrayfrom Los Angeles,our founder. Bill's recovery is12 Step-basedand spans some 3 and a half decades. Sexually abused by numerous clerics, all men, between the ages of 11 and mid-way through high school, a minor seminary, he was also the victim of pre-pubescent 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 ...

90 min1 w ago
Comments
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2507

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2506

Tonight's special guest isMark TroyerfromJohnstown, Pennsylvania, who spent his early years in an 'Ozzie & Harriet', 'Leave it to Beaver' type of family. At around5 years oldhis brother, 8 years older, began to sexually abuse him. This abuse continued until Mark was 13 years old and his older brother 21.Mark's sexual abuse would remain a secret for the next 25 years.“If you were an outsider looking in you would have seen an “Ozzie & Harriet”, “Leave it to Beaver” type of family.” Family members, friends and neighbors, saw an average American middle-class loving family. There was a degree of truth to this, my parents were good people.I always felt inferior to my peers and was extremely unstable emotionally. I fell in love for the first time my sophomore year of high school. After a little more than a year when she broke it off, I fell into a deep depression. The abuse I had suffered as a child left me unequipped to handle situations like this appropriately. Over the years to co...

90 min1 w ago
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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2506
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