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  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1148

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Donna (Dee) Wood from West Virginia, a verbal abuse survivor (as both a child and adult) who says she would be honored to tell her story in the hope she could help others. The devastating effects of the abuse lasted for over forty years, through most of her life. The trauma she endured through her mother’s husband brought a partial amnesia. She writes, "I lived on a small farm in a remote part of southern West Virginia. I was a very introverted child, extremely fearful of strangers." Her mother's husband, who she and her brother always called by his first name, Quentin (never Daddy or Dad), had an intense dislike of people. She goes on, "He never talked to us, unless it was to criticize, intimidate or inflict some form of verbal abuse." He sometimes administered severe belt beatings, beyond the necessary punishable offence, if it indeed was an offense. Her childhood trauma led to a difficult life. But Dee's on a better path now. "If I had known that the problems in my life were due to a term referred to as child abuse earlier in my life," she says, "and if I'd received the appropriate counseling and therapy, then my life would have been much easier and better. Yet, I believe if I had not gone through the trauma of those years I would not be the person I am today." Now she's a person who is more accepting, compassionate and understanding of others who have suffered and still suffer from different types of abuse. "I thank the Lord Almighty for answering my prayers to be whole," Dee writes. "I am still recovering, but I feel a lot more whole today."

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1127

    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

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1126

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Penny Booth-Johnson from St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, a survivor and activist who's joining us for the first time. Among other things, she's been involved in "Million March Against Child Abuse," a Nationwide effort to bring voices together in making an impact, being a voice for our children. Penny explains, "My memories go back as far as probably before I was 2, being picked up and thrown into canning jars. I have enough scars on my head and you could draw a road map across country on my scalp." She goes on, "My mother was the abuser. Everyone knew, but no one stood up. Years of her abuse had taken a toll on not only my body but my mind." For a number of years, Penny had been what she calls "a keyboard advocate" sharing very little of herself and hiding behind a computer screen. Recovering from a stroke and news of a brain tumor got her into action. "I knew I had to do something, and determined I was going to become an advocate that was no longer going to hide behind my screen. In September of 2013, I contacted "Million March Against Child Abuse" and became a Lead Coordinator for St. Croix Falls WI, and held my first Walk against Child Abuse April 5th 2014." She concludes, "I'm ready to tell my story. Yesterday I lived in shame of my scars. Today I soar past them to tell other peoples stories, to be a voice. I thank you for this opportunity, and I only pray that when I have the opportunity to tell MY story it will help others come forwards and erase the stigma of shame and we can continue to grow for our future generation."

  • 01:33

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1118

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Tree Turtle from Baltimore, Maryland, a survivor of multiple forms of child abuse (in and out of foster care) who's now an activist. Tree says, "I survived physical and sexual assaults as well as child ography and am a longtime facilitator and mediator for child and youth welfare. As a Buddhist educator, my aim is to guide others to use loving-kindness and peace-building to conquer societal ills." Beginning in the mid 80s, Tree has offered educational workshops as an anti-violence facilitator, anti-bias mediator, and sexuality educator for such organizations as Public Allies, the Urban League, SMYAL, OUTPost, and scores of schools, shelters, and foster facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region and the Midwest for over twenty-five years. From the 1980s until today, Tree transitioned from being a survivor to becoming a preventer: an American citizen who works to bring awareness to the enormous harm that violence, inequities, and ignorance breeds amongst humans and other species. Tree believes that speaking out against violence as a survivor and a preventer is not enough: we must also give others tools, practices, concepts, policies and procedures to supplant hateful, violent, inequitable acts with peer-to-peer and institutional love. She writes, "Peer-to-peer love models care in our everyday relationships. Institutional love models care in our governmental, educational, and professional communities. Thus, preventing abuse flourishes when we learn how to treat others well regardless of differences; when we learn how to transform conflicts into caring, mutually beneficial opportunities; and when we learn how to change institutional policies, procedures, and practices to ensure equity while caring for and protecting others from harm.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1114

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 2 (and we'll include a bit about TRADITION 2) - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 2: "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity" Somewhere in a survivor's programming is a single operative principle, which at once holds the person back trying to heal and grow in this area, but keeps him putting up a front, perhaps even leading to relationships that do not work, dead-end jobs, or boring routines. In this area of trust, which Step 2 directly addresses, the survivor is undeveloped. But most survivors are not lazy or uninterested in their growth. Most are living busy lives, focused on recovery and growth, even though they feel that trusting anything, or anyone - let alone an invisible power - is frightening, and impossible. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 3 & TRADITION 3. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: rebecca.edery@gmail.com

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1112

    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

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1111

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Georgina Capetillo from Astoria Queens, New York, a survivor of child abuse who's Hoping to become a resource for adult survivors who have been (or in some cases, are) abused by their stepparent. Georgina founder of Adult Survivors of Step-family Abuse (ASSA) a support network for people who have been abused by step-family during their childhood. As Howard University alumni, she was awarded a B.A in Philosophy and Political Science. Georgina completed her graduate studies at University of Massachusetts in 2013 with a concentration on Conflict Resolution. She is also the founder and president of Secular Common Ground, a dispute resolution think tank for secular issues. Her specialties include gender equality, humanist ethics, human rights, mental health, secularism, immigration, feminism and civil justice. StepNet seeks to reconcile issues regarding stepchildren. The goals are to support survivors of stepfamily abuse and offer conflict resolution education to stepfamilies and support for adult survivors of stepfamily abuse and hardship. StepNet covers many bases. "This organization aims to support mainly adult survivors of stepparent abuse or hardship," writes Georgina. "It is a problem we all have heard of, but it is seldom addressed. I aim to create a community of people with similar experiences and welcome supporters to join the cause. As of now StepNet offers resources that address mental health issues due to abuse / hardship and a discussion forum. StepNet is in it's beginning stage but our future goals are provide a hotline, conduct research on stepfamily abuse/hardship and become a strong support group."

  • 00:30

    It's our business to tell your business in child support news!

    in Education

    Do you have a problem with family court? Do you have a problem with the judges being partial in judgement when it comes to a child support case? Do you know that there are men and women who are killing their children because they have no way out; no jobs, and out of frustrations decent parents are giving up; because there is nowhere to go to get help. No programs to cushion the fall. Are our system a set up for failure program? Laws that infringe on the rights to have a way out when times are rough; no compassion but more pressure to pay or lay in jail; and have a label of a failure because of a crime of not being able to pay child support. Is our Court system and laws unfair and lumps all decent parent with deadbeat parent? Don't you think it is time do something about it, folks?

    Join me and Alpha C Hales on a journey to unlock a way to relieve the stress of being a decent disadvantaged non-custodial parent obligor in the hustle and bustle of paying child support.

    Call in at 347-884-8684

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1115

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Natorya Nicole from Ocala, Florida, the oldest of five, She's always done her best to be a good older sibling and is the guardian of her youngest brother. Natorya is the author of a kids' book, "EJ and Sis," that examines this experience, and deals with communication and healthy discipline. Directed to 8yrs old / under, this is "‘A story about a kid misbehaving on the playground, needing to be sent to time out and the lessons his older sister is teaching him." Adults may be able to gain from the messages as well. Natorya lived in Palm Beach County for about 10yrs until early 2013. The oldest of five, she has always done her best to be a good older sibling. "EJ and Sis," the first of several, is loosely based on her relationship raising her youngest brother. "I enjoy spending time with my little brother, Jay," she says. "Because I spend so much time with him, I wrote a series. All the ideas come either from him or through him. I was just smart enough to see and listen and creative enough to write the words." Natorya is also the writer of four unproduced full length original screenplays (3 drama-romance / 1 teen-family drama), which she's looking forward to working on again in the near future. "In the past, I have worked in 2 youth shelters. 1 in my hometown (Ocala) and 1 in my 2nd hometown (West Palm Beach). I've worked around the youth most of my adult life."

  • 01:00

    Transcendence Academy: Educating the Psychic Child

    in Spirituality

    Join host Nikki Williams on Wednesday, July 29 @ 7:00 p.m. (CDT) for this week's Radio PRS.  Our guest this week is Jessica Alstrom of Transcendence Wellness Center.  This year is the first year of operation for the Transcendence Academy School Of Intuitive Arts and Science; a montessori style school for K-8 students that focuses on developing young minds not only academically, but intuitively and spiritually.  This private school opens in the Kansas City area for the 2015-16 school year. Jessica will be giving us many wonderful details on the workings of the school, the curriculum and teaching methods, and what to expect in the upcoming school year.  Have question about the school and about educating the psychic child? Call in during the show at 646-668-8212. This promises to be a unique and fascinating episode. Tune in!

  • 01:59

    WARRIOR OUTREACH RADIO: AMERICAN BADASS DALE COMSTOCK & MISSING WARRIOR ALERT

    in Current Events

    Meet Dale


    Dr. Dale Comstock is the President for Comstock Enterprises, Inc. Dale regularly works as a contract security specialist applying his skills and knowledge on myriad of security challenges around the world for various clients. Dale retired from the U.S. Army in August of 2001, after serving 5 years in the 3rd Special Forces Group (Green Beret) as the Senior NCO and Light and Heavy Weapons expert on an A-Team; 10 years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (The Delta Force) as an assault Team Leader and Explosives Expert; he served 4 years with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantryman in a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon; and he served 9 years as a independent security contractor in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT).


    We will be opening the phone lines for you to speak with DALE in our First Hour. 


    SECOND HOUR: MISSING WARRIOR ALERT


    2 Young Grand sons of a Military Veteran have been abducted. Their father has not seen them in 5.5 years and they are believed to be in extreme danger, after recent events. We speak with the father and Grandfather of these two young boys on this show. HELP US TO BEING THIS WARFIGHTERS LITTLE GRAND SONS HOME. Although their mother alliviated any possability of David reuniting with his children in 5 years, a slight update is below. 


     Missing children of David Lejman; Isaac and Isaiah Lejman abducted from Peoria, AZ by mother Tina Lejman. Last seen 07/17/15 after CPS attempted to remove children from the home. Mother currently has a warrant out for her arrest. Please contact Kelly Townsend Chief Investigator 480-251-7373 with any information.