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Lindsay Fischer shares her story of domestic violence, and talks about her website. Lindsay lives her life fiercely, staring down fear and opposition, to prove that. Through speaking, advocacy work and writing, she shares the darkest parts of her life so others will understand.
Church authority structures may not even realize what they are enduring until they escape its grip. Spiritual abuse is often subtle. Christian cult leaders don’t always operate like Jim Jones. Controlling ministries tend to hide behind the guise of spiritual coverings. And far too many outsiders are not willing to even question the messages and practices of such churches. It takes lovers of truth with spiritual discernment to recognize the sometimes-subtle signs of abusive churches. And it takes courage to confront it.
There is a woman in Florida who was sent to jail for not testifying against her attacked. Her attacker was her husband. She defied a court order when she didn't show up at his trial. Advocates say she was scared, and that it happens all the time that a victim doesn't face her abuser in court. They say most judges understand and don't revictimize the victim by punishing her. Some say a court order is a court order, and if witnesses don't appear in court, criminials get off. That's just the way it is. So who's right?
Jeanne Gold, attorney, journalist, women's advocate and CEO of SafeHouse in Florida joins Robert Rhodes, Seattle attorney and veteran of numerous trials and intimate partner violence cases, join us to discuss the issue of REVICTIMIZING THE VICTIM: WHEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUFFERRERS GET HIT AGAIN BY THE LAW.
We are pleased that Mr. Brian Rohlfing, creator of the app to record domestic violence and bullying abuse, has agreed to be on our show. His story as to how he developed an app to record domestic violence abuse is a fascinating one. We believe you will find this broadcast interesting and welcome your calls with questions, or maybe, some of your experiences. Just call 646-652-4620 during our live broadcast. Look forward to hearing from you. And don't be a victum, get the app!
The NFL appears to have a huge problem with players committing acts of domestic abuse. In recent weeks three NFL players found themselves at the center of controversy for abusing women in their lives. The most notable is Ray Rice, who was seen on video knocking his wife unconscious on an elevator. On the heels of this story is an account of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals accused of head butting his wife and breaking her nose after she refused his sexual advances. Then there is Greg Hardy, “The Kraken”, of the Carolina Panthers. In July, Greg Hardy was found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend and threatening to kill her.
These were the most notable abusive acts by NFL players against women recently. There is another NFL player that has made the news for an abusive act. However, in this case it wasn’t against a woman.
Adrian Peterson, of the Minnesota Vikings, is accused of going too far in disciplining his four year old son. It is said that Peterson used a “switch” in disciplining his son and left bruises on the child.
ESPN writer Kate Fagan weighed in during an interview and called on the NFL to invest millions of dollars to address the issue of domestic violence and abuse. She even conveyed that we need to reprogram how we raise men.
What are your thoughts on domestic violence? Do you think it’s gotten worse over the years? What can be done to resolve this social ill? Does the Holy Bible offer a solution?
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JOIN US THIS MONTH AS WE HONOR THE HEALERS, THE PEOPLE ON THE FRONTLINE WORKING TO HELP OTHERS OVERCOME THE TRAUMA OF ABUSE AND VIOLENCE OF ALL TYPES. WE WILL BE HONORING DR. ZORINA COSTELLO FOR HER WORK IN THE NYC AREA AND BEYOND. SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE OPWR MOVEMENT AND DOES SOME AMAZING THINGS TO HELP PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE. WE ALSO WILL CELEBRATE THE EFFORTS OF QUEEN AFI GASTON. A TIRELESS ADVOCATE WHO WORKS TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE IN THE WASHINGTON DC AREA AND BEYOND. WE WILL ALSO POSTHUMOUSLY HONOR WINGMAN GERALD GREEN OF THE OPWR FAMILY FOR HIS WORK IN THIS ARENA AS WELL, BEFORE HIS UNTIMELY PASSING IN FEBRUARY, WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HIS EXPERTISE AND PASSION IN HELPING PEOPLE REMOVE THEMSELVES FROM ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS. WE WILL BE DOING A SPECIAL TRIBUTE ON HIS BEHALF. WE WELCOME YOUR PARTICIPATION AS WELL ON THIS SPECIAL EVENING ONE POSITIVE WAY!
Behind the Closed Doors of Domestic Abuse and Children
By Special Request ~ My guests; Jennifer North and her daughter Taylor North
Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten,terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
Domestic violence is a global problem of enormous proportions. Although men are sometimes victims, the vast majority are women. Children are the forgotten victims of violence in the home.
Children who are exposed to violence in the home may have difficulty learning and limited social skills, exhibit violent, risky or delinquent behaviour, or suffer from depression or severe anxiety. Children in the earliest years of life are particularly vulnerable: studies show that domestic violence is more prevalent in homes with younger children than those with older children.4
4 Brown, Brett V., and Sharon Bzostek, ‘Violence in the Lives of Children’, Cross Currents, Issue 1, Child Trends DataBank, August 2003.
Domestic abuse is an ongoing problem in many homes across the country. Join us and our guest, Dr. Clarence Davis as we discuss this very real and dangerous issue in our society. We will be talking about signs, symptoms and solutions.
And of course we will be talking about the hottest topic this week, Rachel Dolezal.
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Tonight's special guest is Lisa Dawn Wilkins from North Platte, Nebraska, a returning NAASCA family member. A survivor of severe childhood sexual and physical abuse, her adult life was just as disastrous and painful. Now she's a foster parent and author of a new book, "Abuse The Darkness Within," expected out soon. She runs a popular NAASCA associated Facebook Community of the same name. There's also a companion Facebook Group for sharing. Lisa works to bring about awareness and to put an end to child abuse and domestic violence. "Medication to me is not the answer," Lisa says. "I healed and continue to heal by choosing to help others and challenge my fear one step at a time. I had several diagnoses through out my life and after studying them I knew that was not what I had. I knew what took me years to get to would take me years to come out of." She goes on, "I suffered from circumstances, from things that happen to me. The psychologist try to push medication. But look at me. I refused and I am a productive citizen. We can choose to let them win or we can choose to win." Determined to succeed, Lisa went her own way. "I walked away from everyone and everything I knew my whole life and I put up a no contact order. I started over and my life has improved everyday their away. I still love them but I don't desire their approval or love any longer." Lisa concludes, "I now share my story to bring awareness to what is real, what I lived through and what I do to over come."
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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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