SORT BY Relevancy
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Topic: Communication which is a major contribuiting factor in healthy relationships. Tune in on how we actually commuincate with each other.
Guest Speaker Dr. Gilmore
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Topic: Missing Persons
Guest Speaker: Volunteer from Texas Equusearch.
The Aftermath of Violence: Trauma & Abuse
Harris County Precint 7 Domestic Violence Deputy Program
5290 Griggs Road, Houston, TExas 77021
24 hour dispatch 713-643-6602
Victims Services 713-643-66773
Tonight join CWT4R co-host, Ina, Michelle and Terry and we discuss the STOP and FRISK Project in New York and the VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Today more children are being killed, African American and Latino youth are being hand cuffed and their life which is supposed to be just beginning comes to a complete stop. Parents are crying themselves to sleep either because their child is dead or their child is the reason another family will never get to hold theirs ever again. Are we putting our children in situations that mark them for either jail or the grave? Joining us as LeMagie Tapia a volunteer that works in this grassroots effort to educate our youth and keep them safe and alive. LeMagie will talk about how in the Bronx they are teaching young people about their rights when they are profiled, Stopped and Frisked by members of law enforcement. LeMaige is involved in the New York STOP and FRISK Project that guide youth by educating them on when they are stopped by the police to not make a bad situation worst then it has to become by knowing their rights. We will then focus on the center of attention by the media regarding violence, Chicago. Joining us tonight is Dawn Valenti, a Crisis Responder at Chicago’s Citizens for Change and Executive Director of United for a CAUSE. In 2008, United For A Cause (UFAC) was formed an organization aimed at helps women and children that have been victimized by violent crimes. Also welcome Stephanie Brown mother of Darius Brown a 13 year old shot & killed in 2011 while playing an innocent game of basketball on the south side of Chicago. Conversations and crying is being heard all over the country. Tonight a parent will be heard and now we need to LISTEN and people need to become INVOLVED.
For so long is has been silence. NOW, SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION!
7:00 to 8:00pm
Guest Speaker Sharon Bayus with Innovative Alternatives, Inc.
8:00 to 9:00pm
Guest Speaker Robert Lewis Robinson II with ItTakes a VillageY'all and It Takes a Village Y'all to Find our Missing
This week, "On-Air" Stop The Hate, Stop The Violence. I think that this is a topic that we need to revisit at least one a year, because things are happening all over the world. In our own neighborhoods, towns, cities. Around the world, there is violence everywhere. Not just in certain cites, cities that people often inadvertantly cite as a "problem area". We'll talk about this and see if we can't bring out more awareness about this very disturbing problem in our society. This week. "On-Air".
Whether you are a teacher, youth worker, parent, community educator, or activist, you have most likely been granted access to young people in an institution that itself reflects and may perpetuate certain forms of injustice. You may be charged with focusing on a particular area of youth behavior that adults have identified —or diagnosed—as a problem. Some of the most commonly identified problems include drug abuse, gangs, bullying, family violence, teen-dating violence and sexual assault, sexuality, media impact on youth, and the umbrella term “youth violence.” Any of these issues can serve as a lens to facilitate social-justice education. But if the focus is on fixing young people and returning them, thus fixed, to institutional environments that are oppressive to them without giving them the information and skills they need to work together to address that oppression, then the work would be better labeled “youth management” than “social justice.”
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Tonight's special guest is Michelle Bless from Louisville, Kentucky, survivor, activist and volunteer with NAASCA. She's the author of the book "Out of Darkness: the Michelle Bless Story" in which a young girl is abused by her family and ostracized for being associated with Satan. Out of the Darkness is her story of redemption. Born in the northeastern United States to parents from the Caribbean, author Michelle Bless was raised in a home of violence and suspicion. Her father beat her mother and siblings but spared Michelle because of her perceived association with Satan. Even so, this did not save her from other abuses: she witnessed incidents of violence, incest and other horrible, unthinkable acts. One hot summer day in 1997, Michelle writes, she "was introduced to the Lord and denounced Satan," thus beginning the process of giving her life to the Lord. After two years of demonic attacks, she was fully delivered and never looked back. Today she lives for the Lord. Ms Bless says her firsthand knowledge of how low a life can plummet to the depths of despair enables her to understand and relate to what others are facing as they struggle to find God in their lives. Michelle is on a mission to bring as many lost souls to God as possible. She often participates as a volunteer and family member at NAASCA, and over time has contributed many appearances as a panelist for the "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk show.
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Tonight's special guest is Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Exec Dir at Dierdre's House, the Center in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed family violence. Established in 1994, Deirdre's House is the only site in Morris County where a child victim can be interviewed and digitally recorded by law enforcement, medically examined and treated by a pediatric abuse specialist, prepared for trial, and clinically counseled in English or Spanish----all under one roof. As a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC), Deirdre's House provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, safe, secure, child focused setting. As Executive Director of Deirdre's House, Maria Vinci-Savettiere, Esq, has combined her legal knowledge and business acumen to expand and improve the programs offered to child victims, increase cooperation among agencies and organizations utilizing the facilities, and bring Deirdre's House back to financial stability. The National Children’s Advocacy Center website lists CACs across the country. Since 1985, it has revolutionized our nation’s response to child sexual abuse. More than 54,000 child abuse professionals have been trained by the NCAC. The social service and the criminal justice systems don't always work together in an effective manner that the children can trust. This common problem adds to children's emotional distress, and cause a segmented, repetitious, and often frightening experience for the child victims. The child advocacy center model pulls together law enforcement, criminal justice, child protective service, medical and mental health workers onto one coordinated team.
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Tonight's special guest is Renee Fredrickson, PhD, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a psychologist in private practice for over three decades who's experienced in training and consultation. Her specialties include dealing with child sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, trauma, psychotherapy, consultation, mental health issues, the role of emotions in our lives, abuse and trauma. She's also the author of "Repressed Memories: A Journey In Healing from Child Sexual Abuse," a self help book for survivors of abuse with amnesia about significant aspects of the trauma. Renee has some 44 years of experience working with child abuse and in psychotherapy with adults, couples, families, adolescents, children and infants. Works with abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, traumatic amnesia, marital issues, chemical dependency and spiritual issues. Her goals include continuing to work toward preventing trauma and family violence and educating professionals and the public on mental health issues. "I've lectured across the U.S. and Canada. I especially like talking about infant and early childhood sexual abuse, stalking of sexual abuse victims and emotional processing in recovery. Also resilience is a topic I am exploring," Renee says, adding that she enjoys teaching folks about repressed memories, too. She goes on, "Besides doing all that training, my audio and video sets have been purchased by over 250,000 survivors and professionals. So now I've started doing storytelling in the past year. I did my first story for the Minnesota Moth StorySlam sponsored by National Public Radio and won. So now I'm in the finals and my story is for sale on theMoth.org website."
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Dr. Clifford Turner of The Awakening to Conversations LIVE to discuss how they are coming together to support the Stop the Violence movement in Chicago.
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Tonight's special guest is Sandi Atmore from California, a survivor and returning NAASCA family member who's a Life Coach & Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Her childhood was tumultuous and she suffered physical, sexual and verbal abuse from the time she was 2 until the age of 15. The dynamic in Sandi’s home was that all bad things were to be kept behind closed doors and so to the outside world her family looked happy and normal. To deal with the stress and abuse Sandi developed the same coping skills she learned from her caregivers, denial and repression. As an adult her life revolved around moving up the corporate ladder and fitness. Childhood wounds that had left an internal feeling that something was terribly wrong with her fueled her drive. If she could just “make it” in business and have the perfect body then perhaps that terrible feeling would go away. It didn’t work. Neither did drugs or alcohol. In 2005, after facing the abuse of her childhood Sandi walked away from drugs. She discovered Grief Recovery in 2006. The Outreach Program gave her the structure and tools to heal from the inner wounds. Sandi notes, "I am a survivor and I received help in many ways. One was therapy, one was Grief Recovery (which I know teach). I am a Life Coach and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist so I help many people who have suffered through child abuse, specifically sexual." She continues, "I work with people vocationally, relationally, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to support them in inner healing which always leads to a better quality of life and the ability to break the cycles of abuse. I also volunteer at an organization called Safe Passage which helps women to recover from domestic violence, many of those women are sexual abuse victims as well."
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Tonight's special guest is Lynn Shiner from Harrisburg, PA, the Director of the Office of Victims' Services at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Lynn has turned the Victims Compensation Assistance Program into a national model through streamlining processes, legislative changes, and technology enhancements that ensure that the Program is victim-centered and eases the financial burden on victims and their families. With 35 years of experience in state government, she came to the Commission with a passion to ease crime victims' pain after she experienced a tragedy of her own. Her young children, Jen and Dave, were murdered on Christmas Day 1994. Lynn is also co-author of the book "Stabbed in the Heart: Three Murdered Children, Two Resilient Mothers" which is a story about violence, homicide, and transformation. In 2010, Lynn launched PA Crime Victims, a website she designed to help those whose lives have been forever changed by violence and crime. The primary focus is to let crime victims know they are not alone and that help is available. The website provides information on trauma and healing, how to follow an offender through the criminal and juvenile justice system, rights and services available to crime victims statewide and in specific counties and how to obtain financial help and free counseling. Lynn is committed to doing everything possible to ensure victims' needs are being met, they understand their rights as they enter the criminal justice system, understand what services are available to them at the state and local level, and that victim service programs throughout the state have the needed resources to make this happen.
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