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  • 01:03

    Elder Abuse and Neglect

    in Entertainment

    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. 

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    What is abuse and neglect?

    in Parents

    What do you do if you see abuse or neglect taking place?

  • 01:31

    Child Abuse and Neglect. You know a victim.

    in Politics Conservative

     



    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. 


              Join me at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/inthepicklebarrel


     

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1081

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Brittany Ecton from Olathe, Kansas, a 26 year old single mother who's a child abuse and adoption trauma survivor and activist. Still in early recovery, this will be the first time she tells her story in public. Sexually abused by her father, a belligerent drunk, she recalls being "conditioned" by him for years. A deeply troubled child her parents took her to many therapists, she says, ".. and every time I hinted at the abuse they would switch, and they forced medication on me for years." Her mother neglected her throughout her entire life and never showed her love or any form of kindness. "She had 3 other kids and it was obvious she loved them and not me." She explains, "I started acting out my abuse with my brother as a child, and the memories are so dark that I can't bare to even look at my brother anymore, without hating my entire body and mind for those memories. Once my hormones kicked in, I became ashamed of my body and life, I had no friends and no life, and I was tormented by kids for being different." A troubled teenager, she broke all the rules, before 18 had 7-8 suicide attempts. "I got pregnant at 19 and my mother forced me into giving my baby away due to no money, help or support, and I lived in a homeless shelter for 7 months." At 21 she married her friend, Zachary, a bad boy doing everything wrong who she'd knows since 15 years old. "He was in the military and promised to save me from my life," she shared. Returning from Afghanistan 80% disabled presented Brittany with new problems, and the additional challenge of giving birth to their son. In the middle of everything else she discovered she'd been adopted! Now married 4 years and seeing a therapist, Brittany's still struggling with doing what's best for herself and her young son.

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    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1080

    in Self Help

    Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the how media covers (and doesn't cover) the issues of child abuse and trauma. We also talked about the important role played by reliable government statistics. Criticism of how media and government presentations was directed at our ability as a group to impress upon the general public that the issues we cover, child abuse and trauma, are as important to them as almost anything else we consider a priority to address in America. Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, was joined by Carol Levine from New Jersey, our cio-host, and by Max "from Montana." Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to engage the public and provide resources, services and programs to anyone with an interest in fighting against child abuse and trauma.

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    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1079

    in Self Help

    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: "Breaking The Bonds of Parental Alienation and Systemic Abuse" Nothing stirs up passions more than the controversy generated when parents are at war over the custody of a child. With the pathological 'win-lose' mentality of our family courts and CPS increasingly abducting and witholding children from loving parents to support the many industries that feed off commodifying our children, the system is aiding and abetting abuse, and reaping the financial rewards at the expense of our children and families. Join us as we speak with parents and advocates Keith Marsolek, Carolyn MacCloud and Marcie Harding who will be sharing their heartbreaking and frankly outrageous stories of alienation enabled by this system. Learn the steps they are taking to fight this devastating injustice both for themselves and others who are facing this brutal and overwhelming situation. We are also pleased to welcome back panelist, advocate and author Robin Karr, who's own incredible story remains one of the most corrupt and cruel examples of judicial terrorism we have ever encountered. ~~ 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: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com

  • 01:33

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1077

    in Self Help

    Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the criticism of current parenting in America. In recognition of the work we have done to benefit the nurturing and safety of children and families, Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, announced he has been designated as an Global Presence Ambassador by the Parenting 2.0 organization. The Global Presence is the community service arm of Parenting 2.0 - formally registered as an educational non-profit corporation and recognized in the US as a charitable 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. "Global Presence Ambassador" is an honorary title, recognizing professionals around the planet who are passionate nurturing a more dynamic and proactive narrative for human development - and specifically Life Skills - in their daily lives. In accepting this designation we are linking arms with a phenomenal group of Life Skills educators and humanitarians committed to substantive social change around the globe. The short book about Parenting 2.0's genesis, "Kissing the Mirror: Raising Humanity in the Twenty-first Century" is an Amazon bestseller receiving five star reviews. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to The Global Presence. Another feature of the organization is their "Life Skills Report Card," a tool that measures effective parenting.Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to promote better parenting, and to better identify and "regulate" parents who abuse and traumatize their kids. 

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1066

    in Self Help

    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."

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1076

    in Self Help

    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.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1078

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Dusty Farrah Cooley from Nettleton, Mississippi, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and rape. "Looking back," she writes, "it's extremely difficult to understand how I survived it all. But I did, and with God's help, of course." She goes on, "I believe that speaking out concerning my abuse/rape is what 'my calling' is." Sexually abused from the ages of 8-15 years of age, Dusty reports she did what do most 'disturbed' children do at this age. They act out. "And that's what I did. I got into fights at school, resulting in being expelled. I was labeled a 'trouble-maker' by my teachers and parents." She got no help. "Nobody reached out to me during those years. Why, I even wrote a story concerning a young girl being sexually abused by her best friend's father, and still, nobody caught on. But I eventually made a turn around, when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I finished high school and became an RN." Dusty Farrah describes herself as a Beautiful Survivor, writing, ".. it's kind of weird hearing myself say 'survivor.' Because for years I remember just remaining in bondage. Never would I have considered myself as a survivor. For as long as I can remember, I self-medicated, cut and put myself down." She continues, "I guess you can say I hated myself, even more than my abusers. But that was the OLD Farrah. I'm a fighter now." In fact she describes herself today as a warrior and conqueror. "I'm in a new place now, and I love where I'm at. I love where I am in my life now. No longer do I look at myself and see defeat and warfare."

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1075

    in Self Help

    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."