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  • 01:00

    Family Abuse

    in Relationships

    Dynamics of family abuse and destruction

  • Author, Miranda Parker

    in Books

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

  • 00:31

    with the family

    in Family

    with the family

  • 00:41

    Abuse in Family and its Impact on Relationships and Life with Phillippa Ibe

    in Relationships

    Phillippa Ibe will be sharing her life stories with me and we talking to us about how and when to recognise whether we are in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship. 


    Philippa is a British born African currently residing in London. She is a social entrepreneur, Accountant and Trainer. A survivor herself, she dedicates her energy towards empowering women, with mind and body workshops scheduled through Sep – Oct 2015 for survivors of domestic abuse (inclusive of physical, sexual, economic, emotional and psychological abuse). The workshops are co-facilitated by a qualified therapist and a self defence instructor. The purpose is to serve women as they rebuild their inner strength, self esteem and confidence as they continue to move forward, and be more present in their daily lives. It is for women who wish to improve their physical, emotional and mental health and well-being in a holistic fashion.

  • 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.


     

  • Love within the family unit.

    in Family

    We will focus on agape love or better known as unconditional love. Sometimes our family will mistake agape love for stupidity. When is enough good enough for the family? Should you sacrafice your own marraige and life as parents and siblings, to help other family members achieve their desires at the risk of losing your own desires for each other?

  • 01:21

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1168

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guests are Alan and Barbara Cohen from Connecticut, husband and wife. He's an attorney and author (aka Avi Morris) who's written about the experience of being a foster father in his book "Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young". Barbara's a now-retired teacher, a middle-school language arts and literacy specialist who continues to teach adult literacy classes. It was her observations of children being removed from abusive homes that led the couple to become foster parents. They began fostering teens after their own three sons were grown and on their own. Their experience with a girl and her sister became the models for the novel's main characters, which has led them to become speakers at various foster care foster care and child abuse advocacy groups. Alan and Barbara's family has not been immune from the ravages of child abuse and trauma. Their niece survived the abuses of her grandfather, but is now a major success story. There were extreme bumps along the way, including she and her younger brother becoming wards of the state after falling into drug abuse. She attempted suicide twice before age 17, and was sent to a year long rehab. When she emerged she was dedicated to sobriety, finished high school with a GED, and got straight "A"s in a community college. Her brother, who Alan and Barbara fostered, is the other side of the coin. He is still struggling with drug abuse and in the process lost an academic scholarship to a good university. "In the meantime," Alan reports, "the grandfather's abuse pretty well tore apart the whole immediate family. There are many victims of one person's abuse."

  • 01:25

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1167

    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. ~~ 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

  • Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1170

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Vanessa McNeal from Cedar Falls, Iowa, 22, a child abuse and sexual assault survivor, NAASCA activist and documentary filmmaker. Her goal is to help other people heal and to spread awareness on the issues of child abuse and trauma. NAASCA needs MORE young folks in recovery like Vanessa! Growing up, Vanessa a lot of family violence until she was around five years old. Her father would leave the house voluntarily or because her mom would kick him out because of the fighting. "That left me and my older sister home alone with my mom who was very involved in the party scene," she writes. "I wasn't taken to school regularly so I became far behind in school to the point where I had to be placed in a special class for kids that were behind." Vanessa goes on, "Due to the lack of parental supervision I was placed in compromising positions with compromising people. I was exposed to men and drugs. There was a lot of DHS involvement and police intervention. My needs were not met adequately." Her grandmother eventually gained custody of all four siblings. "I was molested by my 2 older female cousins and by my older sister. There were times I went years without talking to my mother. We eventually began having a consistent healthy relationship around late high school." Vanessa's doing better now. "I struggled most of my life thinking that no one would want or desire me because I thought my own mom did not." She concludes, "I am in a wonderful place in my life right now and I have never been happier."
     

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1162

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC: Lauren Book -- Here's a reprise of an appearance by one of our more popular NAASCA family members, Lauren Book, from SCAN Episode 255 in 2012. Along with her father, Ron Book (SCAN Episode 270), she's gone on in the last several years to promote educating parents and kids about the issues and dangers of child abuse. Here's the show description from 2012: Tonight's SPECIAL GUEST is Lauren Book, 27 year old founder of "Lauren's Kids," was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Lauren has just completed a 1500 mile walk across her home state of Florida, the third such journey she's accomplished. This time she spent 39 days on the road, one day for each million of the 39 million Americans who have already suffered child abuse. Fully 10 years into her healing journey, Lauren is an outspoken and knowledgeable advocate for the issues of child abuse. Knowing that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren seeks to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors. Lauren's organization educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through an in school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also provides more than 4.5 million educational and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year. The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual abuse through awareness and education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support. Among her many admirers (and a blogger on Laura's web site) is Maria Shriver. Describing herself as a survivor, thriver and warrior against abuse, Lauren says, "I survived, I'm ok .. because it's always ok to tell."