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  • 01:03

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Justice For Survivors, Part 4

    in Lifestyle

        Join Beyond Abuse Radio as we speak with producer, Valerie Gibson, about the making of an important film, Pursuit of Truth, and the impact she hopes to have upon the US justice system for survivors of abuse.  It is a “splendid movie,” both angering and inspiring, as it addresses a crime that is usually committed behind closed doors without witnesses.  Child sexual abuse remains in the dark because children typically are unable to speak about what is happening to them, and the inability to come forward frequently continues into adulthood.  Thus, despite its epidemic proportions in this country, CSA remains in the shadows.  But winds of change are stirring, according to Valerie.  There is a growing movement to change the justice system’s fundamental approach to survivors’ cases.  Tune in to find out exactly how change is being sought, and slowly won, for abuse survivors.  

  • 00:56

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Justice For Survivors, Part 5

    in Lifestyle

    Special Guest, Karinah Guzman, Heroic SurvivorKarinah sits in the court room facing her perpetrator uncle trying to answer the question she was just asked.  “Why did you wait this long?”  She hadn’t waited the 20 to 40 years that it would take most of us to have the strength and courage to take her abuser to court.  She was only 20 when she took the stand to testify.  And then she did something else.  She participated in the documentary, Pursuit of Truth, talking publically about her experience.  Now, she is going to talk to YOU, Beyond Abuse Radio audience about what she has done.  Find out why Karinah’s sister says that “she showed me the meaning of what it is to be strong,” on the last episode of Justice for Survivors.

  • 00:54

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Justice For Survivors, Part 1

    in Lifestyle

    Justice.  Is it more than a pipe dream for survivors of childhood abuse, or can it become reality?  From the issue of statutes of limitation to the grueling process of the deposition and trial, seeking justice as a survivor is a challenge.  Over the past few years it has become clear that childhood sexual abuse is more prevalent than previously known and more and more common myths are beginning to get dispelled.  Less than 3% of abusers ever receive adequate penalties for their crimes.  It is important for a victim of childhood sexual abuse to understand that you are not alone, and that the abuse was not your fault.  The decision to pursue legal action against an abuser is a difficult one.  Join Misa with sexual abuse attorney, Michael Kinslow for an eye-opening discussion about the role of justice in the healing process for survivors this Saturday, May 11 on Beyond Abuse Radio.  
    Michael Kinslow is a trial lawyer.  Inspired by Robert Kennedy’s call to dedicate ourselves “to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world,” Kinslow represents people who have been physically, emotionally and psychologically harmed by others. Since becoming admitted to the practice of law in California in 2005, his principal area of work is representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
    This work has taken Kinslow into courtrooms throughout the state and across the nation, helping to stem the damage caused to his clients and society by the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse. These efforts include both the litigation of individual cases and active participation in complex coordinated proceedings against large corporations who provided pedophiles access to children.

  • 01:07

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Justice For Survivors, Part 2

    in Lifestyle

    Michael Kinslow, The SequelMichael Kinslow has come to realize that the work he is doing as a sexual abuse attorney is not accidental.  Michael’s journey lead him from one brush with pedophiles to another as a child and he continues to be confronted with the horrific reality of the swath of destruction these offenders leave behind.  Though never abused himself, Michael has a tremendous heart to help those who were.  In this second serving, Michael will be talking about how pursuing justice is part of the healing process for many survivors, what the goals are in prosecuting a perpetrator, how to prepare for hearings, the types of sexual abuse cases he is seeing, and what can be done to create  safer environments for children.

  • 01:02

    Beyond Abuse Radio: Justice For Survivors, Part 3

    in Lifestyle

    The Injustice of Statutes of Limitations with Blair Corbett When someone commits a murder or burglary, the victims have a limited amount of time to press charges against the perpetrator of the crime.  It only follows that the same should be true of child sexual abuse victims, right?  Wrong!  By the time most people have a clear picture of what was done to them as a child and how it has affected their lives, they are  in their twenties or thirties.  Being able to break the silence and go public with that information can take another decade or two.  If victims of CSA face time restrictions to speak their truth in court, perpetrators continue to walk free and pave their wide paths of destruction upon their communities.  It is time to strike down the statutes of limitations world-wide so that survivors of CSA can receive the justice they so deserve and pedophiles can be stopped in their evil tracks.   Blair Corbett is an inspirational and motivational speaker for child abuse, child bullying and child trafficking. Blair and Verna Corbett are founders of the nonprofit Ark of Hope  for Children. Blair was ordained in 2008 and has received honors for his ministry and counseling efforts. For over 25 years he has been ministering to "fatherless" and orphaned young people. Since 1992 Blair has done internet based support, mentoring and counseling. A growing number  of abused youth continue to find his ministry online.    

  • 00:01

    Survivors and child sexual abuse

    in Self Help

    Triggers Dissociation flashbacks grounding just a few things we are going to talk about.

    There is lots of stuff going on to witch i will pass on too you.

    Thanks for listening.

  • 00:32

    Support for Latino Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    in Women

    A discussion about the unique barriers to disclosure of sexual abuse within the Latin@ communities. with special guest Martha Lucia Marin, Managing Director of 1in6 and Pierre Berastaín, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, National Latin@ Network.

    Moderator: Heidi Notario.

    Follow our blog and contribute to it! Keep an eye for stories from Latino male survivors and those who love them. Share our social media messages! 

  • 01:03
  • 01:01

    Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    in Family

    An individual who was sexually abused as a child is an adult survivor of child sexual abuse. This abuse may have had long-term effects on the survivor’s life. In most instances, the victim of the abuse never discussed the abuse with others while it was occurring. This individual is learning now, as an adult, to deal with the effects of the abuse. 

    Possible Long-Term Effects:

    Each individual’s experiences and reactions are unique to that individual. However, with so many survivors breaking the silence and talking about their experiences, it has become apparent that there are some responses to child sexual abuse that are common to many survivors.
    Feelings of extremely low self-esteem or self-hatred are common in survivors. Extreme depression is something with which survivors also battle.
    Survivors often experience frequent sleep disturbances and nightmares. Links have been made between this and the fact that children are often sexually abused in their rooms, in their own beds.
    Trust is a crucial issue for many survivors throughout their lives. They were betrayed by the very people who cared for them, who insisted they loved them even while abusing them.
    Re-victimization describes the process whereby women who were sexually abused as children frequently find themselves in abusive, dangerous situations, or relationships as adults.
    Survivors with disabilities who experienced sexual abuse in childhood might never have reached a level of independence to escape this abuse and it has become a way of life.

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1084

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 11 - 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 11: "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." Step Eleven is the daily practice and experience of deepening your awareness of your Higher Power through prayer and meditation. You are capable of prayer and meditation, regardless of your background or history. If you set aside the time daily, you can reach for whatever you believe is greater than, deeper than, or beyond yourself. Step Eleven also assumes that by now you have a conscious awareness of your Higher Power, and you are drawn to deepening that connection. ~~ 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 12. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1082

    in Self Help

    Q & A Night - Call in .. ask questions .. Tonight's THEME: How bullying behaviors can lead to abusive behaviors. NAASCA family member Mary Romero from Richmond, VA, an abuse survivor herself, will lead the discussion about bullying. We are consistently hearing about bullying in our schools, nearly on a daily basis. It has become an epidemic. When bullying behaviors goes un-checked, they can lead to abusive behaviors whether in children or adults alike. There have been far too many children who have taken their own lives due to being bullied and this evening's discussion will help give us the information and tools that parents can use in helping their children deal with bullying and it's negative effects. Now an anti-child abuse advocate, Mary is a Life Coach and author of the book "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! ~~ 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