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Tonight's special guest is Dusty Farrah Cooley from Nettleton, Mississippi, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and rape. "Looking back," she writes, "it's extremely difficult to understand how I survived it all. But I did, and with God's help, of course." She goes on, "I believe that speaking out concerning my abuse/rape is what 'my calling' is." Sexually abused from the ages of 8-15 years of age, Dusty reports she did what do most 'disturbed' children do at this age. They act out. "And that's what I did. I got into fights at school, resulting in being expelled. I was labeled a 'trouble-maker' by my teachers and parents." She got no help. "Nobody reached out to me during those years. Why, I even wrote a story concerning a young girl being sexually abused by her best friend's father, and still, nobody caught on. But I eventually made a turn around, when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I finished high school and became an RN." Dusty Farrah describes herself as a Beautiful Survivor, writing, ".. it's kind of weird hearing myself say 'survivor.' Because for years I remember just remaining in bondage. Never would I have considered myself as a survivor. For as long as I can remember, I self-medicated, cut and put myself down." She continues, "I guess you can say I hated myself, even more than my abusers. But that was the OLD Farrah. I'm a fighter now." In fact she describes herself today as a warrior and conqueror. "I'm in a new place now, and I love where I'm at. I love where I am in my life now. No longer do I look at myself and see defeat and warfare."
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Tonight's special guest is Brittany Ecton from Olathe, Kansas, a 26 year old single mother who's a child abuse and adoption trauma survivor and activist. Still in early recovery, this will be the first time she tells her story in public. Sexually abused by her father, a belligerent drunk, she recalls being "conditioned" by him for years. A deeply troubled child her parents took her to many therapists, she says, ".. and every time I hinted at the abuse they would switch, and they forced medication on me for years." Her mother neglected her throughout her entire life and never showed her love or any form of kindness. "She had 3 other kids and it was obvious she loved them and not me." She explains, "I started acting out my abuse with my brother as a child, and the memories are so dark that I can't bare to even look at my brother anymore, without hating my entire body and mind for those memories. Once my hormones kicked in, I became ashamed of my body and life, I had no friends and no life, and I was tormented by kids for being different." A troubled teenager, she broke all the rules, before 18 had 7-8 suicide attempts. "I got pregnant at 19 and my mother forced me into giving my baby away due to no money, help or support, and I lived in a homeless shelter for 7 months." At 21 she married her friend, Zachary, a bad boy doing everything wrong who she'd knows since 15 years old. "He was in the military and promised to save me from my life," she shared. Returning from Afghanistan 80% disabled presented Brittany with new problems, and the additional challenge of giving birth to their son. In the middle of everything else she discovered she'd been adopted! Now married 4 years and seeing a therapist, Brittany's still struggling with doing what's best for herself and her young son.
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Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the how media covers (and doesn't cover) the issues of child abuse and trauma. We also talked about the important role played by reliable government statistics. Criticism of how media and government presentations was directed at our ability as a group to impress upon the general public that the issues we cover, child abuse and trauma, are as important to them as almost anything else we consider a priority to address in America. Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, was joined by Carol Levine from New Jersey, our cio-host, and by Max "from Montana." Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to engage the public and provide resources, services and programs to anyone with an interest in fighting against child abuse and trauma.
The Transcendent Mind The Missing Peace in Emotional Wellbeing with Sunita Pattani
Does contemporary psychotherapy really work in healing the various types of emotional damage that many experience throughout their lives? Or is it only putting a small band-age on a much bigger problem? Author Sunita Pattani writes in her new book, The Transcendent Mind: The Missing Peace in Emotional Wellbeing, that without under-standing the connection between mind, body and spirit, we can never be wholly healed. The integration of the spiritual with the science of traditional psychology can lead to a deeper and transcendent understanding of our existence and purpose, allowing us to live fuller and more meaningful lives.
The Transcendent Mind takes the reader through the four elements of the Transcendent Healing Process, which includes the role of nutritional healing, and how healing our body can accelerate the process of healing our minds. She also discusses in length the phenomena of both near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences and why they contribute to the understanding of the nature of our own reality.
For those in the Washington DC area you have a great opportunity to see Sunita in person.
On the Thursday, the 30th of April she will be conducting The Missing Peace in Emotional Wellbeing Workshop at Alchemists Books and Gifts in Richmond VA and on
Saturday the 2nd of May she will be speaking about The Transcendent Mind - Emotional Healing: The Complete picture at The Sacred Circle Bookstore in Alexandria VA.
For more information about Sunita and her appearances visit: http://www.sunitapattani.com/
In continuing observance of April, Autism Awareness Month, today our guest will be Alina Rodescu-Pitchon, mother of 28 old Ben. Alina will talk about the challenges and rewards of raising a child with ASD.
We will also address what do parents do when they first feel their child is not developing typically, and what are the resources they can find helpful.
Alina Rodescu-Pitchon was born in Bucharest, Romania and emigrated to the US with her family as a child in 1964. She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning to go on to work in NYC. After working at I.M.Pei & Partners, Costas Kondylis, and Gal Nauer Architects, she now heads her own design practice, Pitchon Design Group. Alina also holds a Real Estate license.
She is the proud mom of Ben, 28, and lives in Wilton, CT.
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursday, April, 27th, 7:00pm-10:00pm EST (4:00pm-7:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep Mon. April 27th, 7pm - 10pm EST on The Blog Radio Network. Our guest will be Yvette Carnell of Your Black World and Breaking Brown. We’ll discuss the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, The missing 1.5 Million Black Men Missing & Protests in Baltimore, MD. Call in with your Questions/Comments and listen LIVE at 914-338-1375 or listen online or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
DETROIT: FREE EVENT - Sat. May 2nd - The African History Network Lecture Series presents a Screening & Discussion of “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” feat. Michael Imhotep and “Part 2: EMPIRE Strikes Black: Propaganda of The Media” by Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show & The Michael Imhotep Show. Sat., May, 2nd, 2015, 1:00pm - 7:00pm at Nandi’s Knowledge Café, 12511 Woodward Ave. Highland Park, MI (4 blocks South of Davison Fwy Between Glendale & Highland) (313) 462-0003 or (313) 865-1288 or visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1578335765776862/. Watch the trailer for “Resurrecting Black Wall Street here: https://youtu.be/dTNAno3pRnU. You can pre-order the documentary at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
We are continuing our interview with Monica Johnston Mrs. Florida All World Beauties 2015. Monica is on the front lines fighting for our children. She steadily working hard to get the word out that NO CHILD SHOULD BE ABUSED. She means business and it shows in which she takes to the streets for her platform. Monica has had events such as walks, toy drives and she is even getting those that can help change the law involved. Monica is about her business and we commend her for her fight and fight against child abuse.
Monica says Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted!
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News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for April - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!
All Analytics Radio will be on the air from the SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference in Dallas, featuring a private interview with SGF keynote speaker Jake Porway, founder of Datakind.
Porway's organization uses big data to tackle big social problems by connecting data scientists to nonprofit organizations. A former New York Times data scientist and host of The Numbers Game on the National Geographic channel, Porway will discuss how data scientists and their employers can volunteer to help address critical world problems. Datakind supports data-driven projects focused on issues such as homelessness, child poverty, gaps in education, and missing children.
Porway will address the A2 Radio audience before taking the stage for his SGF keynote. All Analytics blogger and SAS consultant Tricia Aanderud of Zencos will join All Analytics Editor James Connolly in the conversation with Jake Porway.
In this event, you will:
Learn about Datakind's work with social projects throughout the world.
See how enterprise organizations and data scientists are helping to apply data analytics to some of the problems that those social projects are addressing.
Discover how analytics professionals can get involved in Datakind's efforts.
Learn about some of the successes that Datakind has already been involved with.
Catch a sneak peek into Jake Porway's SGF keynote.
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