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Everyday across the United States stories are breaking about horrible acts committed on children yet bad parents are allowed to get away with abuse until something that catches the news happens. Laws are not nearly tough enough and children's services focus more on good parents then bad. More needs to be done to protect innocent kids from being victims join us tomorrow night when we talk about i
Many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. If you suspect that an elderly person is at risk from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver, or being preyed upon financially, it’s important to speak up. Join us as we discuss the warning signs of elder abuse, the risk factors, and how you can prevent and report the problem.
April is Child Abuse and Neglict Awareness Month. Every single day hundreds of local children locally and tens of thousands nationally face the ugly face of abuse and/or neglect.
What cause this madness and what is being done to protect our children. The answers are just as frightening. Join me "In the Pickle Barrel" at 7-8:30AM EST , Monday, April 7th and let's take a look this issue.
Each and everyday we will try to find a way to get out of the pickle barrel we have all found ourselves sharing.
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Tonight's special guest is Angela Kepperling from Fairborn, Ohio, who has been advocating for over 20 years and now runs the Scarlet Advocacy, which specializes in being a Court Watch for Child Abuse, Neglect and Custody cases. She writes, "I am eager to help any and all parents that are caught in the court system to save their children from abuse." Angela points out that over 85% of all addicts were abused as children, most sexually. She says, "If we can at the very least keep all pedophiles locked up for the rest of their natural lives, do you realize how much the crime rate would drop?! Think about not only the child abuse, but the crimes committed by addicts! It would be staggering! The lives that would be saved! THAT is my dream." Angela recently opened her own Advocacy Agency, Scarlet Advocacy, explaining, "I am so fed up with all of the corrupt agencies and organizations that are supposed to help people and me being such a, shall we say, outright and vocal individual, that I thought the best way to fight against child abuse and neglect was to open my own." Ms Kepperling has been advocating for over 20 years, and tells us her agency advocates across the board for everything from pointing a person in the direction of a food bank all the way to suing the FBI. "I will walk you through the process. I do specialize in being a Court Watch for Child Abuse, Neglect and Custody cases," she reminds us. "All my services are free. I am a non profit. I do any and everything I can possibly do to help others."
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Tonight's special guest is Tim Fisher, a returning NAASCA family member who lives in the Las Vegas area and runs Juvenile Justice Now. Tim, a child abuse survivor, will be with us tonight to describe his experience, strength and hope. Tim was seven years old when he met his predator, a neighbor, teaching Sunday school at the Baptist church. Now Steve Friess has written an article about Tim's important work: One Survivor's Crusade Reveals a Plague of Errors in Nation's Sex Offender Registries. The subtitle: "Estimates of the number of entries with crucial mistakes run into the tens of thousands. One man—and pretty much only one man—is trying to fix them." Tim has told us in the past, "By the time I had reached my 14th birthday I had been sexually molested approximately 350 times over the course of seven years." He continues, "It took four years for me to become strong enough to come forward." Eventually he went to the Anaheim police and reported his abuse and name his predator. From start to finish it took a year almost to the day for him to be convicted. Eventually he took a plea of guilty to 49 counts of child molestation, lewd conducts involving a minor and with the use of force. Sadly although he was sentenced to 2 to 12 years he was released after serving just nine months. "I’m here to remind you that the abuse never stops for the victim," Tim says, "I encourage anyone who has been sexually abused to make a report even if it happened when you were a child." In the recently published article, Steve accompanies Tim to the home of his molester, a registered sex offender.
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Tonight's special guest is KiloMarie Granda from St. Cloud, Minnesota, a child abuse and rape survivor who's now a Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator and a Wellness Center Coordinator at University of Minnesota. She's also the founder of Unspoken Voices, where the motto is "One voice changes everything." KiloMarie has worked with both offenders and victim/survivors and has seen the damage caused in lives of many due to interpersonal violence. As a result of this and her own experience as a survivor of childhood abuse and rape, she realized that far too many individuals' voices, including her own, often remain unspoken. KiloMarie believes that if the work that Unspoken Voices does affects even one life in a positive manner, than it gives meaning to her experiences. "For far too long, victim/survivors, bystanders, and our society has remained silent on the issues of personal power-based violence. The silence must be shattered," she says. "We must be willing to raise our own voices and declare that violence is not okay, not tolerable, and should never be encouraged." To this end, KiloMarie and Unspoken Voices offer a variety of awareness, educational, and training events, regionally and nationally. She invites folks to "please feel free to reach out to this organization or another on behalf of yourself, your friend, your neighbor, or the person that you pass on the street. Violence is occuring at epidemic proportions, and only when we use our voices against it, do we have a real opportunity to create a positive and lasting cultural change."
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Tonight's special guest is Stacie Kelly from Victoria BC, an abuse survivor and activist who's serving as the Coordinator for 1st Annual #NoMoreShame Conference 2015, being put on by Trauma University which will be held June 26, 27 & 28th in Portland, Oregon. It's described as "For Survivors. By Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." Born and raised an Oregonian, Stacie describes herself as, "an exceptionally positive individual who enjoys staying busy." But, she explains, "About three years ago I was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). I am a survivor of a decade of incest - an unfortunate multi-generational pattern of abuse that extends as far back as three generations ago. I am on bi-daily antidepressant medication(s) and am currently in weekly somatic counseling." She says, "Childhood trauma is still a relatively new field of study and it is often overshadowed by Veterans and/or people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. My hope is to shed light on the daily life of someone struggling with mental wellness and provide insight on the impact of sexual abuse and silence." And true to form she's not just sitting back waiting for others to make further developments in the field. "I am currently working in a volunteer capacity as a Conference Coordinator for Trauma Recovery University. I speak every day to survivors around the globe who are interested in participating in our conference. It is survivor led and born out of passion to break the cycle of shame, silence and abuse."
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Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined tonight by Dr. David Morehead, who'll talk about his experience with corrections and offenders, and what he sees in the field related to treatment. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 10: "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same. All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing. Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably. If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 11. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tonight's special guest is Mary Romero from Richmond, Virginia, an abuse survivor and Life Coach who specialize in the areas of trauma and abuse. She has written an autobiography, entitled "The Breakdown of an All-American Family: an autobiography of child abuse domestic violence and recovery." She'll soon be coming out with a follow up book, "Repurposing Your Pain," meant to help survivors learn to become thrivers! Stemming from Mary's childhood filled with abuse and domestic violence, Mary started working with the juvenile population over twenty five years ago in an effort to help effect change after working in the legal field. Her dedication and determination to help stop abuses of children and adults alike has made her an expert in her field. Whether dealing with a difficult teenager, dealing with a child that a parent cannot reach or who's being bullied, "I am here to help," writes Mary. "I am a specialist in conflict resolution and communication skills as well as specializing in behaviorally challenged children. I work with local schools and colleges and present workshops to enable our youth to have the proper 'life skills' that are necessary in today's society." Her book, "The Breakdown of an All-American Family," is available through Amazon and through her website. The genuine and authentic nature of her writing stems from a past that allows her to connect with other victims and survivors of childhood trauma.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. Tonight's TOPIC: Predators in Positions of Power - As many of you may already know, April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. While we're glad that we're shining a light on such a serious issue this month, the reality is that this should be a priority every day of the year. We will be looking at what we consider to be one of the worst types of child abuse. Childhood sexual assault is steadily growing despite increased awareness, particularly by those in power who are supposed to be the ones protecting our children. What we found when we looked into this was beyond shocking. Joining us this week will be Dr. Lori Handrahan, an Investigative Journalist and Dr. Jim Singer, a mandated reporter. We'll also have members of the International group Op Death Eaters. One of the main goals of the Op is the the collection of as much factual evidence pointing to the existence of an international paedosadist industry and sharing this information through numerous country and region-specific Twitter accounts that can then be used in legal proceedings. In addition, we also welcome back panelist Eugena Couture, author of Adoption Not An Option. This is one discussion no one should miss.~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: email@example.com
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