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  • Author, Miranda Parker

    in Books

    Author of The Evangeline Hunter Bounty Series, Miranda Parker, discusses her novel, "A Good Excuse to Be Bad".

  • 01:00

    Family Abuse

    in Relationships

    Dynamics of family abuse and destruction

  • 01:59

    Special guest, Susan Carrington: The REAL abuse Family Court DOESN'T see

    in Politics

    Hear My Very Special Guest: Susan Carrington


    Abused Mentally And Physically By Her Ex-Husband - Susan - Because Of Her Ex's Family Prominence - Was The One Actually Accused Of The Abuse


    Hear How Family Court Rulings Are Determined By The Highest-Bidder . . . And Not The Facts


    Susan Has Not Seen Her Children In Over 4 Years Despite There Has Been No Evidence Of Abuse Or Neglect


    Susan Just Wants Her Children Back Where They Belong And Away From Her Abusive Ex-Husband


     


    WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW . . . RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY

  • 00:51

    Divorce, Abuse, Separation and Family Mechanics at Holidays

    in Current Events

    REPLAY of earlier show as this is a timely topic for many.


    If you have any arguments, abuse, divorce, spouse disagreements, or any kind of conflict in your life or the extended family, you can be sure, the holidays will bring this out in spades!  Are your children affected, can the violence be spoken or unspoken, and can the pain last for seconds or a lifetime?  Stand up now and listen, break that chain and take back the life that is your before it is too late.


    Rosalind Sedacca and Amy Sherman are family mechanics experts for adults and children.  Rosalind is recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce and founder of the Child-Centered Network.  Amy is a licensed mental health counselor and founder of Your Baby Boomers Network.  Dr. Jeanette Gallagher is a coach for Women Over 50 who have lived a lifetime of regrets and wish to improve their choices in later life.


     

  • 00:45

    DUGGAR FAMILY SCANDAL: SEXUAL ABUSE PROTECTED BY RELIGION

    in Politics Conservative

    In recent weeks, it was revealed that Josh Duggar - a star on the TLC cable network reality series 19 Kids and Counting,  as well as, until recently, a Washington lobbyist for the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, had molested uderage girls, which included some of his sisters and a babysitter, when he was a teen.


    This past week, two of Josh Duggar's sex-abuse victims — sisters Jill Dillard, 24, and Jessa Seewald, 22 — came forward to tell their side stories in an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox's The Kelly File.


    Join my cohost @BlkSeagoat and me as we discuss the aftermath of the Dugger family scandal, including Michelle and Jim Bob's response to it. 


    ATTENTION:  This is the last Character Corner Radio show that I will be doing with Social Activist BlkSeaGoat.  I really enjoyed our time together over the years starting with What About Our Daughters to Character Corner Radio. I wish BlkSeagoat well in his future career endeavors. 

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1111

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Georgina Capetillo from Astoria Queens, New York, a survivor of child abuse who's Hoping to become a resource for adult survivors who have been (or in some cases, are) abused by their stepparent. Georgina founder of Adult Survivors of Step-family Abuse (ASSA) a support network for people who have been abused by step-family during their childhood. As Howard University alumni, she was awarded a B.A in Philosophy and Political Science. Georgina completed her graduate studies at University of Massachusetts in 2013 with a concentration on Conflict Resolution. She is also the founder and president of Secular Common Ground, a dispute resolution think tank for secular issues. Her specialties include gender equality, humanist ethics, human rights, mental health, secularism, immigration, feminism and civil justice. StepNet seeks to reconcile issues regarding stepchildren. The goals are to support survivors of stepfamily abuse and offer conflict resolution education to stepfamilies and support for adult survivors of stepfamily abuse and hardship. StepNet covers many bases. "This organization aims to support mainly adult survivors of stepparent abuse or hardship," writes Georgina. "It is a problem we all have heard of, but it is seldom addressed. I aim to create a community of people with similar experiences and welcome supporters to join the cause. As of now StepNet offers resources that address mental health issues due to abuse / hardship and a discussion forum. StepNet is in it's beginning stage but our future goals are provide a hotline, conduct research on stepfamily abuse/hardship and become a strong support group."

  • 00:30

    The family and the sea

    in Film

    The Family and The Sea is an independent G rated True life seagoing tale of a self made millionare who rejected sociaty and took his family to sea ... for 25 years. This radio show series will describe and promote the movie(s) while at the same time answer questions from fans, actors and interested persons. A radicle deprture from customary Hollywood type productions, we feature off the shelf Samsung Wi Fi video cameras exclusivly. Other unique features include, on line casting,audition, editing, promotion and ditribution. We also have a unique profit sharing system where all the actor, exras, staff and crew participate. This flys in the face of conventional feature films often requiring all participants to work for free  Details on thee podcasts and on www.thefamilyandthesea.com 




  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1125

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Amber (O'Neill) Thornton from Albany, New York, a child abuse survivor and activist who's putting together "A Well Kept Secret," a book of anonymous survivor stories meant to raise awareness about child abuse. She says, "I was abused sexually, physically, and emotional by my father. My first memory of it was at five years old. I turned him in at 11 years old. I've been in counseling on and off and had a brief stay in Four Winds. I am currently in school for criminal justice, working from home for a family law attorney, caring for my two boys, and working on this book. The goal of the book is to wake a lot of people up to the fact that very little is being done to protect children from abuse. I have been in and out of family court fighting for custody of my six year old." Because of her experience she has a mission, "My goal is to write a book that will make people aware of what children go through. People don't seem to realize how little is actually done when abuse is reported. I was abused for 9 years of my childhood. Child protective services expects to be able to tell in one visit whether or not a child is in a safe home. They were in my home multiple times and left me with a monster. Currently I am locating other survivors to interview about their experiences and their thoughts and feelings as they went through them." She goes on, ""I can't change the world if no one reads the book but I truly want to do this right and reach as many people as possible." Survivors who are willing to share their story anonymously can reach her at alynnrichardson1988@gmail.com

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1122

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Edward (Ed) Mashek from North Carolina, a child abuse survivor who grew up in foster care. Ed's an active volunteer member of the NAASCA family and is involved in numerous efforts to combat childhood trauma. Ed's a tireless advocate, author, and activist for foster youth, abused children, and all victims of abuse. He has a B.S. in Psychology, an MBA, and is a member of Psi-Chi, the National Honor Society of Psychology. Ed serves as a board member for NAASCA, the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, as a co-host and regular panelist on the "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) radio program, and is a member of RAINN's (the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) Speakers Bureau. His motivation comes from his own time growing up in an abusive foster home and his desire to prevent others from having to experience the things he did. Ed has spoken at conferences, before governmental committees, and at the US Capital. In July he will be speaking at the SCRIPT conference in Los Angeles, which will be dealing with issues unique and specific to male survivors of trauma and abuse. In August he will be relocating to SE Asia where he will serve as NAASCA's official regional representative and continue his fight against child abuse. Read his BLOG


     

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1126

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Penny Booth-Johnson from St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, a survivor and activist who's joining us for the first time. Among other things, she's been involved in "Million March Against Child Abuse," a Nationwide effort to bring voices together in making an impact, being a voice for our children. Penny explains, "My memories go back as far as probably before I was 2, being picked up and thrown into canning jars. I have enough scars on my head and you could draw a road map across country on my scalp." She goes on, "My mother was the abuser. Everyone knew, but no one stood up. Years of her abuse had taken a toll on not only my body but my mind." For a number of years, Penny had been what she calls "a keyboard advocate" sharing very little of herself and hiding behind a computer screen. Recovering from a stroke and news of a brain tumor got her into action. "I knew I had to do something, and determined I was going to become an advocate that was no longer going to hide behind my screen. In September of 2013, I contacted "Million March Against Child Abuse" and became a Lead Coordinator for St. Croix Falls WI, and held my first Walk against Child Abuse April 5th 2014." She concludes, "I'm ready to tell my story. Yesterday I lived in shame of my scars. Today I soar past them to tell other peoples stories, to be a voice. I thank you for this opportunity, and I only pray that when I have the opportunity to tell MY story it will help others come forwards and erase the stigma of shame and we can continue to grow for our future generation."

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1123

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Amy Crohn from New York, a returning NAASCA family member who's a survivor of child abuse, and an accomplished marketing communications, business development professional, writer and journalist. Her book "Dying To Live" explains how childhood maltreatment can lead to adult physical illness. As a youngster Amy was subjected to emotional abuse and neglect. A very nervous child, she was quite often sick, and missed a lot of grade school. Amy became very ill at age 20 with mononucleosis and decided then and there that she was not going to let the first 18 years of her life dictate the rest of it. She writes, "I pushed everything inside. But at at age 36, she continues, "I couldn't hide from my past anymore .. I literally had to die to live" (see book). Amy explains, "While writing my book, I learned of The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) and took the ACE survey. With a high score of 8, I am convinced that my early childhood traumas caused my adult physical illness." Today, after the suicide of her brother eight months ago, she is feeling the effects of PTSD once again. She goes on, "The early childhood abuse simply does not prepare one for the challenges of life." Amy has recently been trained as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and, in fact, adopted one foster child in 2000. She says, "It is my hope that I can help educate physicians to include The ACE survey questions in their patient intake questionnaires and, as a CASA, to help interrupt a pattern that may lead to illness later in life." Be sure to check out Amy's BLOG

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