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I did everything society said to be happy. I got the degrees: BA, a Montessori degree, and an MA. I married the “right” men who could “give me respect and boost my confidence.” First an attorney. Had one daughter. The marriage ended after seven years because of his affairs. Eight years later, my second husband was a cardiologist from Virginia. We had a bi-coastal, whirlwind coke-induced love affair for eighteen months. The marriage lasted six months. I did things I thought might help society. I sent women to London for abortions before Roe v. Wade. I was active in the peace movement to stop the Vietnam War. I started NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) with my first husband. I had the right jobs: I wrote and produced for PBS. I won numerous awards. I wrote screenplays to shine the light on inequities. None of this alleviated my pain, shame and suffering from the childhood beatings and sexual abuse that led to my self-abuse. My healing journey began with Shhhh!
I have lived in Venice Beach, CA., just steps to the sand, for eighteen years. I’m a grandmother of two loving, beautiful, half Chinese boys. I just had a portion of a short story published in a new LA literary journal, FRE&D. Currently, I’m working on my next book, “Mother NORML”. For those who wish to clean out their pain and shame please join me in my weekly webinar, Skype to Write. I have been on a spiritual journey. I have become the me I came here to be! To help you do so go to my Resources for You tab.
Bruce Kauffmann-The official Bill Martinez Live award winning Historian, syndicated columnist, author and speaker talks about how 160 nations celebrate Christmas. Causes you to wonder why such an attack on our country's long standing tradition.
Trillion Small-The founder of Navigate You Counseling & Consulting in Nashville, TN. In her private practice she specializes in interpersonal trauma. Small discusses her latest book, The Caged In Heart, written to discover what it takes to break the cycle of childhood abuse and be the change that the generations to follow you are in desperate need of.
Geoffrey Shaw-The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam, as told by Dr Shaw. From 1994 to 2008 he was an Assistant Professor of History for the American Military University. He has written and spoken widely about US military involvement in Vietnam and the Middle East.
Joe Minoso-CHRISTMAS TREE FIRES THREE TIMES MORE DEADLY THAN OTHER FIRES
Warning comes as actor Joe Minoso of NBC’s hit show Chicago Fire joins Shriners Hospitals for Children to help families Be Burn Aware this holiday season.
Mark Palm-CEO of Samaritan Aviation, a volunteer organization providing medical relief and emergency evacuation flights says, "El Nino havoc expected to kill hundreds."
Bob Waliszewski-Focus on the Family’s Director of Media and Culture & Plugged In department talks Star Wars Buzz.
Gregory Nasky from Fierce Redmption radio is bringing you another godly man that has over come the childhood sexual abuse from his so-called family member, who is a state cop, thats supposed to protect us all from people just like himself. This is an uplifing story that has Redemption written all over it, Scott Polston is a personal friend of mine that has changed his life around and is now working full-time at the church Epic center in St. louis, Mo with a mission to speak up and out about his hurts, habits and hang-ups and how this man tore his childhood away from him which led him to a life of addiction and how his story is a must hear. I know, from hearing it myself, it will truly move you and make you think twice. It will lead you to want to help change the laws on how much time people have to bring criminal charges against these monsters, who are given a limilted amount of time and can walk away free, without facing charges for the awful crimes they have commited against children. Together, raising awareness, we can start making a change and start getting these laws changed. The person that has been robbed of their childhood should have a lifetime to bring charges against their monster. Sadly, most survivors of childhood sexual abuse may not be ready or able or willing for years to bring charges against their monster. So, please listen to our show and open your hearts and ears and enjoy the show. Thank you, Gregory Nasky / fierce redemption
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Tonight's special guest is Jacque LaFountaine from Spokane, Washington, a long-time personal friend of Bill Murray and a NAASCA volunteer. Jacque's a retired RN with experience, among other things, in critical care, ER, and as a director of assisted living and an Alzheimer's unit. Abused from early childhood, her memories were repressed. She didn't remember much of her home life when she left at 18, depressed and suicidal but not understanding why. Jacque says, "Eventually I lived in Los Angeles and began to get repressed memories back and started therapy. I was glad to get the memories out but always felt like I was sharing into a vast wasteland of nothingness." Her mother had abused her with physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual trauma which started in the crib. "Therapists considered it ritual child abuse and torture." More trauma occurred in Los Angeles. "In the middle of this, I was a victim of attempted murder which just made my PTSD symptoms even worse." She relocated to Santa Barbara and later Spokane, continuing treatment, dealing with major depression, severe PTSD, and serious dissociative disorder with Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities). "In 2011, things came together for me. My PTSD symptoms were eliminated in 24 hours. I found my core personality (the one that's not an alter) and reconstructed my identity. As my identity strengthened my depression left." Jacque says, "I'm in the best place internally that I've ever been and am truly grateful." She says she's looking forward to the future, concluding, "I believe we all have to help each other which will help bring child abuse out to the general public. There is strength in numbers."
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 4 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 4) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, 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 4: "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."Most survivors, unless they are in a crisis, do not put much thought into what happened; the people, places, things, and reactions to events that have long-shaped their life. But if you have not yet taken a look at what traumata shaped your personality, behaviors, fears, and ways of responding in life, Step Four is a good opportunity to stop and think about it. Perhaps you have reached the day when you realize that you are not living your life as you really want to. Perhaps you feel a deep inner longing for healthy, secure attachment, love and a more kind relationship with yourself. You may experience a longing for life as you were told it was supposed to be but you have no evidence that you are living such a life. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery has been active in the 12 Step community for nearly 20 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 5 & TRADITION 5. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. ~~ 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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Tonight's special guest is Donna Farris from Old Town, Maine, a new NAASCA family member and children's rights advocate. "I haven't had an easy life by any means," she says, "but I look at it this way. I have nothing to fear in whatever life will continue to throw at me .. because I have God on my side." She adds, "I am excited to learn more about NAASCA and become more involved!!" Donna holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. She is a former State of Maine Guardian ad Litem for almost 9 years in 4 different Counties. She has been a life-long child advocate and activist for children's rights. She fights to end child abuse in every form. She will never stop. Her own children were kidnapped through the Family Courts by their father after their father almost killed their oldest son in front of their youngest son. Their father was forced to buy their lives in our Family Court to save himself from a criminal investigation of attempted murder on a child, and life in prison. After having had her own children kidnapped in these same Courts that she used to work in, she started her business, “Hands On Parenting” to fight this corruption and re-unite children with their loving parents. Donna offered parenting education, parent-child reunification, and support to parents across Maine, including professional supervised visitation when needed. Donna will never stop in her efforts to end child abuse and corruption by government officials, fighting for ALL children caught up in corruption, Domestic Violence and child abuse.
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Tonight's special guest is Angela Wright-Lacey, a California based Doctoral Student at Argosy University who's doing a research study on "Forgiveness: Pastoral Counseling, Women, Christian, and Jewish faith Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." The study examines the correlation between pastoral counseling and forgiveness among Christian and Jewish faith women survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) who are not undergoing any counseling or abuse at the time of the study. The surveys are be designed to measure volunteers responses to open-ended questions and level of forgiveness. An aspiring counselor, life coach and motivational speaker, Angela Wright provides inspiration to both men and women everywhere she goes, giving life strategies that can help individuals reach their goals and objectives. She says, "Gowing up in a faith-based home where believing in God (faith) and using the word of God as a direction in our lives has helped structure my belief and value system. I love and have a passion for hurting individuals especially people that were touched as a child." Angela wasn't sexually abused herself, but has family and friends that were. "I noticed that even in the church children were sexually abused. My experience in the church has been as a young people's leader and teacher. It is during those times I noticed young people struggling needing help." Angela became a mentor for at-risk teens, and later started a women's group where, she learned, many individuals had been abused. She's currently completing a graduate degree in Pastoral Community Counseling. "My dissertation topic addresses the issue of child sexual abuse. I am taking a closer look at my purpose which is to empower and help individuals transcend their pain into fulfilling their purpose."
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Tonight's special guest is Tara Walker Lyons from Montana an abuse survivor who's now an advocate for the prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse. "As a result of making my story public, I have since become a speaker about this issue, traveling the State of Montana to share my platform and information on addressing CSA," Tara resides in Hamilton, Montana, on the family's cattle ranch. Born on the Blackfeet Reservation, she is a young Pikuni Blackfeet woman who is using her outspoken voice and adverse childhood experiences to advocate for the awareness and prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Her presentations describe the complexities of childhood sexual abuse, the dark aftermath that unfolds in the life of a victim and demonstrates the victory that is shared when justice, understanding and healing has begun. Tara hopes to prompt legislative changes to address the need for education on the issue within our schools. She has been published in many newspapers for her efforts and her momentum keeps growing. She was nominated for the 2015 Ravalli County Courage Award and continues to speak for the Montana Department of Corrections. She graduated from Beaverhead County High School in Dillon and went on to attend college at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is an avid horsewoman and a rider for the 2015 State Champions: The Bitterroot Mountettes Equestrian Drill Team. Tara explains, "Back in July, I posted a status about an issue that affects 1/10 children before the age of 18: Childhood Sexual Assault." Then she "outted" a local pedophile which rallied to her the support of many others. It was a result of making her story public that she since become a speaker about this issue.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PHD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: Murder and Mahem in the World of Child Sexual Abuse Driven by the "Dark Web" - Jill will introduce a client of hers who is a sexual abuse victim and mother of 2 children she lost through the Court to a pedophile, an expert on the"Dark Web" ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues. Every third Tuesday of the month, Jill will present special guests who'll explain the challenges they've experienced while fighting for their own rights, and /or for the rights of their children.
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Tonight's special guest is Amy Oestreicher from Westport, Connecticut, a survivor of sexual abuse as a teen, domestic violence and many physical challenges. Amy wears a lot of hats .. as a PTSD peer to peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress and playwright. She eagerly shares the lessons learned from trauma through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking. She's currently performing her one-woman autobiographical musical "Gutless & Grateful". Amy explains, "I had a voice teacher when I was 15 who I looked up to immensely." But, she says, "I had no idea he was grooming me for two years." When she was 17, he made his first move. "I went completely numb and left my body. I froze, stopped eating, feeling and being me. I was too in shock to even understand what was going on. The abuse went on for seven months, week after week because I was too afraid to tell anyone." She goes on, "The more he molested me, the less of me I felt I knew." The abuse stopped almost as suddenly as it had begun, when at 18 her stomach literally exploded due to an unforeseen blood clot. She fell into a coma only a week after her breaking silence about her abuse." When I awoke 6 months later, I was very confused, to say the least!" She determined to make something of this experience. "I devised a program that combines Broadway theatre with sexual assault awareness and mental health advocacy, in order to empower survivors of assault and to create a more compassionate, open community. I deliver this keynote to colleges and universities, to promote mental health, provide hope, help, and save lives."
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Tonight's special guest is Aleah Ozbirn from Tupelo, Mississippi, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who's now an activist and author, starting an effort called Ending the Shame to empower parents to stand with their children when sexual abuse is disclosed and keep fighting even when it seems endless and pointless. Aleah says, "My daughter would also inspire our program for our 'Comfort Pals' that we send to children for those times they must testify alone in big court rooms." Proceeds from their book 'Adopting Cleo' help fund this program. Her story informs her current work. "At the age of six I was sexually abused by a childhood friend, a friend that I would later find out was also being sexually abused by a man she trusted." But that wasn't the end of it. "I would later be abused again by my aunt's boyfriend at the age of 14." That continued until she went to live with her father. She met a man at 28 whose young daughter was being sexually abused by her birth mother's boyfriend. "This is when I would learn my maternal instinct for protecting my children was strong. We would spend 4 years fighting for her safety." It was an expensive experience in more ways than one. "We spent thousands of dollars in legal fees and now we are on the path to recovery." But, Aleah reports, it also came with unexpected benefits. "It was seeing her struggle with her own shame that I would see the need for us to empower our children."
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