• 00:27

    Addiction And Child Abuse Healing

    in Education

    Jim Heaney the critically accalaimed author of Divine Child: evil vs. the angels of Stony Island  speaks on addiction, child abuse healing and parenting.

  • 00:29

    Addiction And Child Abuse Healing

    in Education

    Jim Heaney the critically accalaimed author of Divine Child: evil vs. the angels of Stony Island  speaks on addiction, child abuse healing and parenting.

  • 01:21

    Healing Addiction, Part 1- Child Sexual Abuse and Addiction

    in Lifestyle

    Sometimes the memories are too much to hold inside.  Sometimes the pain just gets too big.  Medicating our pain as survivors of child sexual abuse is one way to survive.


    But as long as we are addicted, we will never thrive.  Addiction kills relationships, careers, healing and spiritual growth.  Addiction takes the life out of us and returns the destruction of all we hold dear in exchange for killing the pain.


    David Pittman, director of Together We Heal, knows both the pain of abuse AND the pain of addiction.  And now he knows the joy of helping others get free from both.  Join David and Misa as they bring hope for healing from addiction and child abuse.


    Learn more about Together We Heal- http://together-we-heal.org/


    Learn more about Misa Leonessa and her services- http://misacoach.com

  • 00:38

    Addiction And Child Abuse Healing With Jim Heaney

    in Self Help

    Jim Heaney the critically acclaimed author of Divine Child: evil vs. the angels of Stony Island interviews "When is Strong Strong Enough?" by Souraya Christine. 
     
     
     
     

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1061

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Kristina Pinson from St Louis, Missouri, the National Secretary of the "Knights for the Innocent" non-profit, which seeks to aid all women and children, and to protect and defend the innocent from abuse. They work hand in hand with law enforcement but once they receive a call they send out a response team. The focus is primarily on Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse. They are also available to help and support with other issues but this is the main focus. Because of this activity, dealing with individuals and providing response teams can result in danger to everyone involved. The Knights will be taking an active role, and once they receive a call they'll send out a response team. The team must be of 2 or more individuals for safety. Background checks are done of all member / volunteers. The background check is required because the Knights are looking to make sure that individuals becoming members do not have any felonies for issues the group stands against. This includes, sexual assault, domestic abuse, etc. Group leader William Warren recently said, "We have a lot of good people in this group doing some great things. We're still growing but at a now slower rate, and that is good [because it] gives us a chance to catch up on some things." He goes on, "If we stay focused on why we are here, and what we want to do, we will make this work!"

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1063

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Nicole Leifson from Syracuse, Utah, is a survivor and advocate for adult survivors of child abuse and a member of NAASCA, with a particular focus in preventing generational abuse from being passed on to the next generation. She's is looking forward to helping others in their fight to heal and most importantly, as she writes, ".. protect their own children from the same pain that haunts them each day. I have successfully ensured that my own abuser will never have contact with my own children, and his sons won't either." Nichole is a mother of 4 and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She lives in Syracuse, UT and works from home doing freelance copywriting, copyediting, social media marketing and proofreading. She writes abour her past and present on her BLOG, and on Facebook, and is available to speak to your organization. Her message is one of hope and triumph. Contact forms can be found on her website, www.BreakingAbuse.com. Nicole has an audio cinematic personal biography titled “Breaking” which is the personal account of her fight to break a cycle of abuse. What began at age 3 ended with a final act of breaking at age 34. The story involves a message of hope and encouragement to anyone who is struggling to save their children from the evil that plagued their own childhood. Nicole understands what it means to confront the very nature of an otherwise loving, Christian family that was intrenched in a cycle of abuse and dysfunction from well before WWII, and how the decision to break away from that family can both devastate and liberate.

  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1060

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Bo Budinsky, a returning NAASCA family member from Texas, who's a child abuse survivor and a tireless child protection and adult survivor advocate. In January 2013 he founded Save One Survivor, after a life of addiction, shattered relationships, abandoned careers and homeless. As a child he'd been repeatedly violated. Bo knew himself as a broken person, deeply troubled and hopelessly addicted. He spent years working on himself, grabbing onto anything available which he thought would be healing. In September, 2010, Bo was selected to appear on Oprah Winfrey's now-famous 200 Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse show. Bo shares, "I had an epiphany. It became clear what my struggle all these years had been about. It was about the business of preparing me to be in a place where I could be of service to others with the same plight." He continues, "Only these last few years have I "come out of hiding" so to speak. I have been ashamed of something and running my entire life. I never knew what it was. Now I know. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and it has profoundly affected my life." Bo says "I have one favor to ask. Please speak up, loudly, if you have even an inkling that a child is being sexually abused. Living with the effects is torturous. And if you think it is not very prevalent listen to this: 1 in 3 women AND 1 in 5 men are sexually abused before they are 18. What is at stake is the innocence of a precious child." See his video "It's Time to Talk About It"

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1062

    in Self Help

    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 long-time NAASCA family member Ed Mashek. Ed, a survivor/activist, grew up in Nebraska in the foster care system, and has a particular desire to help male survivors. He's never reluctant to engage in solution-seeking conversation, and not afraid to discuss any "touchy" topic. ~~ 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

  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1058

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Christy Lynn Abram from Washington, a childhood abuse survivor and author of "Little Miss Somebody," a novel based on her experiences. For many years she endured abuse and abandonment at the hands of her mother, a violent alcoholic. Year after year her abuse increased. She writes, "By the age of 12, I was left alone in an abandoned apartment to fend for  myself for weeks." Her mother's actions made her feel worthless, hopeless and isolated in solitude. Christy says, "I became consumed with anger and pain." Although her mother treated her poorly, she followed her mom wherever she went .. to St. Louis, Washington, Florida, Ohio and California. "I was passed around from one relative to another, molested and left to fend for myself." she explains. Her mother "constantly berated me and told me I would never be anybody. At the age of 16, I was emancipated and living alone pregnant with my first child. By the age of 21, I had 3 children and was involved in a abuse marriage." She goes on, "I felt worthless. My sorrow was so deep, I felt like I could never find my way out. I was in and out of mental health treatment centers, each time with a new diagnosis and medication." She struggled with depression for 15 years, survived 3 suicide attempts and eventually continued the cycle of abuse I inherited from her mother. Her road to recovery has taken time. "As a spiritual person, I believe God puts us in the right place so we can discover our purpose through life's lessons," she says. "With all of my being, I believe my experiences have made me a better person." Christy now works as a mental health counselor and mentor to young women who have experiences similar to her own.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1057

    in Self Help

    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. Nicole Kluemper, Ph.D., from El Cajon, California, is an abuse survivor herself. Joining host Bill Murray, Dr. Kluemper, a clinical psychologist, will lead the discussion and Q&A session. Also aboard tonight will be Elisabeth Corey from Richmond, Virginia, a returning NAASCA family member who is a survivor of severe childhood sex abuse and trafficking. Her Beating Trauma web site appeals to the general public, survivors and clinicians, with a focus on trauma theory, research and practice from a survivor's perspective. ~~ NAASCA is pleased that Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., an L.A. based Forensic Psychologist, will be our regular special co-host on Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will be joined each week by a different special guest whose background will provide a jumping off point for the evening's Q&A. SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray will help 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 from a personal perspective. 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

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1054

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 8 - 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 8: "Make a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." Step Eight is about unfinished business. This step sets the stage for you to relate to yourself and others in a new way. The first order of business here is to define “harm” and “amends”. Harm includes the following: damage, impairment, wound, injury, trauma, and change for the worse, any act of sexual abuse, incest, physical injury, and psychological harm, financial or emotional damage. It is the act of spoiling something, or damaging someone. If you committed harm the way to restore the balance is to make an amends. Amends includes a verbal acknowledgement of what was done, accompanied by a change in behavior. The change in behavior should mirror the opposite of the harm done. ~~ 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 9. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com

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