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Tonight's special guest is Richard Sipe from La Jolla, California, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor who earlier spent 18 years as a Benedictine monk and priest. Now married, Richard is devoted full time to research into the sexual and celibate practices of Roman Catholic bishops and priests. That path has lead him to the study of the sexual teaching of the church and its effects on behavior - especially sexual abuse of minors by clergy - and the tangle of sexual problems that some people claim are blocking every religious agenda and destroying beyond repair the credibility of the Catholic Church in sexual matters. The Academy Award winning Best Picture for 2016, "Spotlight," featured his words as part of their investigation into clergy abuse. Richard was trained specifically to deal with the mental health problems of Roman Catholic Priests. In the process of training and therapy, he conducted a 25-year ethnographic study of the celibate / sexual behavior of that population. His study, first published in 1990, is now considered a classic. Richard has published six books that explore these themes, including A Secret World and Celibacy in Crisis.' Widely interviewed by media he's known internationally and has participated in 12 documentaries on celibacy and priest sexual abuse aired by HBO, BBC, and other networks in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Richard has no professional sympathy for the cardinals and bishops and other ranking church officials who cover up their crimes. "Some of them are so terrible," he says. "I mean the plain lying that I've seen, bishop after bishop saying, 'No, this was never true. I don't know anything. I can't remember anything.' And sometimes the bishop just smiles. One bishop said, 'I only lie when I have to.'"
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Tonight's special guest is Nikki DuBose from Los Angeles, a child abuse survivor who was later abused as a young professional model. Among other things, Nikki advocates on her web site for better regulation of the modeling industry (she tells me about 40% of models have an eating disorder and that there's a lot of sexual abuse/harassment). Nikki also works closely with Matt Sandusky at the "Peaceful Hearts Foundation," where she serves on the Executive Board and is their Volunteer Director. Nikki says, "I wholeheartedly believe that full recovery is possible, but it starts with speaking out and reducing the shame and stigma that is so often attached to mental health issues." In her upcoming memoir, "Washed Away: From Darkness to Light," due out later this year, Nikki details how being sexually abused as a child led to a seventeen-year battle with serious mental health issues such as eating disorders, depression, self-harm, body dysmorphic disorder, substance abuse and sexual addictions. During her career as a professional model, she encountered a great deal of success, yet that prosperity came with a high price - one that often mirrored the sexual abuse from her childhood. Coming to a place of full healing has not been easy for Nikki, but she says, "Being an advocate is what allows me to wake up every day and feel truly alive. All of that pain that I lived with for so many years is now channeled into making a difference in society. Whatever issues you’re passionate about, use your voice and the resources you have; love yourself first and from there you can help to change the world."
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Tonight's special guest is Misty Reynolds from Spokane, Washington, a NAASCA volunteer and a survivor of child hood trauma from as early as she can remember until she was 18. She'd struggled with drugs and alcohol in her teens, cleaned up briefly when she got pregnant, and had a child in her senior year. "I went through the AmeriCorps program after graduation becoming a peer model at the school," she says. "Mentoring mediating and helping my peers get out of the chaos they lived in." But that didn't last long "I picked up the bottle where my step dad left off .. still functioning day to day to life." As Misty notes, "I married my last abuser and didn't know he was a pedophile until our son was 2." She explains, "I married him so I wouldn't have to testify against him for attempted strangulation." She cleaned up briefly during her second pregnancy, but relapsed when her son was 7 months old. Eventually she sought numbness, and began using meth. I cheated on my daughter's dad with my boy's father. "The next three years are still pretty blurry except the abuse. I remember that clearly." But her trauma didn't end there. As she implies, Misty is also a survivor of domestic violence. At various times she's worked with Betty Maxwell, a DV advocate in the community where she lived. Betty wanted her help to bring other survivors into her program. "The only problem was I couldn't stop using." And no wonder. "My mom was my supplier as well as my husband. I saw no escape so I continued to use." Misty's slowly but surely building back her life now however, noting, "I haven't worked in a long time due to PTSD and barely survived my ex-husband's wrath." We know she'll do well with NAASCA.
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Inspired by the HBO movie "Confirmation" today we discuss physical abuse, sexual abuse, abuse of power and the necessity to escape abuse with a savvy, strategic self-preserving plan and assistance. Anita Hill as portrayed in "Confirmation" by actress Kerry Washington, known for her staring role in Scandal, images a calm, educated, self-aware, gracious and savvy woman who greeted the unwanted sexual conversations from Justice Clarence Thomas with rationale and social awareness. Anita Hill's bravery and straight-forward discussion of the events led to an increased awareness that women are to be treated with respect in all domains of life, work, home, and in media. This pertinent discussion casts its shadows on the current signs of misogyny embedded in the antagonistic attacks by Donald Trump on women in general and public figures in particular when he freely and openly ridicules women for their intelligence, beauty co-efficients, qualifications, training, education and experience. He unwarrantedly and openly attacks professionals including highly educated, experienced and knowledgeable individuals like Hillary Clinton. This is not about politics but about equality of male and female expressions of respect and what role women play in that on-going, and improving dialogue about overt, violent and covert forms of abuse.
Dr. Carol Francis has worked with abuse in marriages, work place and families for over 38 years. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist. Her in-person work is in the South Bay Los Angeles Beach Cities can be accessed at DrCarolFrancis.com, 310-543-1824.
When person is arrested and put into prison, should all of their rights be terminated? What of people who are innocent until proven guilty?
Walter Patrick Martin reveals to us that abuses of prisoners is bad and routine. He worked in the prison system and his first hand account should serve as a wake up call to us all and motivate us to say, WE ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THIS.
We are honored to have Mr. Martin who is an author of the book Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy Couples Guide sold on FamilyCounselingSanDiego.com and Amazon or Barns and Nobel Book Stores. He is the owner of Family Counseling San Diego and he has extensive training in advanced methods of treating PTS, depression and other conditions.
In addition to the information on prison abuse, we will be discussing advanced treatment concepts including:
How patients feeling better within days not months nor years utilizing unique treatment protocols
How people suffering from PTSD being helped with EMDR and CES
How autistic children and adults being helped with Neuro-feedback and CES in San Diego
What it like working within the county jail with inmates
What kind of results have been revealed when treating panic and anxiety disorders without medications
What has it been like working with couples
What is the benefit the new parenting / co-parenting program
Rabbi Mark Borovitz is an Addiction & Criminal Rehabilitation Expert and will be telling us about his incredible journey from Mobster to Rabbi, as well as telling us more about his latest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing). Rabbi Mark was Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, and combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, CEO, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease. As the CEO and Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles, Rabbi Mark’s leadership is unparalleled. After being released from prison in 1988 he began his work at Beit T’Shuvah. Over the past twenty-eight years, he has helped co-create one of the most exceptional approaches to addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation and reintegration in the world.Rabbi Mark has been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Moment Magazine, The Jewish Journal, The Wall Street Journal and newspapers across the world, including Israel’s largest publication, Haaretz Daily Newspaper. Rabbi Mark Borovitz’s tireless efforts have been the driving force behind the robust and growing movement that is Beit T’Shuvah.
Join me on Saturday, April 30th as I sit down with poets Susan Joyner-Stumpf and Sarah Ann Waldron to discuss the release of their book, The Mess She Made Beautiful. The two came together to collaborate this book (based on true life experiences) to bring awareness to addiction and childhood and domestic abuse.
Strangulation is can be lethal within minutes, and can cause a victim to black out in seconds. It's also used a lot by domestic violence perpetrators. Sometimes it's not taken very seriously by courts or law enforcement, or even by victims, but as one survey indicated, nearly ten percent of women have been strangled by a partner in their lives.
Gael B. Strack is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder for Alliance for HOPE International and she knows a lot about what strangulation is and what it does to victims. Programs of the Alliance include: National Family Justice Center Alliance, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Camp HOPE America, Justice Legal Network and VOICES Survivor Network, and we will talk about what all this means and what can be done about it
Welcome to HELL IS FOR CHILDREN – a blog talk radio program for and by Protective Mothers with your host Geerte Frenken. Today’s guest is Protective Tina Kufner. She lost her 2 children to their pedophile father who took them to Germany 9 years ago. Tina is the Founder of the Melo Project Runway Program that organizes The Indigo Ribbon Challenge; a fashion project that support child abuse victims. So what is a Protective Mother? A Protective Mother tries to protect her child or children from their abusive father by many means necessary, which is an uphill battle in today’s corrupt Family Court system that thrives on paternal entitlement. However, Protective Mothers worldwide are uniting to fight for the right to keep their children in what could be called a new Civil Rights movement. Needless to say, we are not interested in haters here. We offer a safe haven for Protective Moms to share their stories (can be anonymously). And we don’t just want to share our horror stories here. This program is meant to be a platform of constructive support and a think-tank for solutions. Other guests who can contribute to this topic in a positive manner are welcome as well. Are you a listener who has tips for our guests? Then please call in at 347-850-1243 at 12PM EST! Are you ready? Operation EXPOSE continues!
Visit Tina Kufner’s Melo Project Runway Program here: http://meloprojectrunway.com/
Information about The Indigo Ribbon Challenge can be found here http://www.melo-international.com/i-.html
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April 30tth 2016 =
A New Way Of Being hosted by Avatar Galextra.
An Avatar's fight to stop injustices to herself and her family who have been abused and attacked by the powers that be in canada, even going as far as harassing and gangstalking her and her small family in her own home.
The African People are also being Targeted and abused by the powers that be , going as far as using them against each other, as well as using them against the avatar as a tool to persecute her and her family
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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, professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and coordinator of the annual SCRIPT conference in LA, will help 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