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Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio & Abuse Recovery is happy to welcome you to Survivors World.
A safe place for both men and women who know the pan of mankind's darkest actions. We are a broadcast production of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery. We welcome YOUR stories, YOUR journey, YOUR voice. We believe in YOUR pupose.
Tonight we are discussing the TACTICS of ABUSE. What are some of the tactics that were used to manipulate or control you? What have your learned about your abuser today? Is there a history of abuse or harm against them? Did they serve in military combat? What result have these tactics of abuse caused in your adult SAFE life?
Take a deep breath in and blow the bad thoughtts into the wind like dandelion seeds!!!
Know that you deserve all of life's many blessings. You desrve a safe place to sleep. You deserve respect. You deserve kindness and support. You deserve as much love as you freely give to others. You deserve roses in your garden of life.
This is SURVIVORS WORLD and we welcome all to come share the glorious power of YOU with us. Call into our show at 347-215-7754 or join in our always welcoming chatroom to connect with others.
We never know who's life we'll touch with a story. As we come here together we hope you will learn the knowledge and feel the power to LIVE STRONG & FLY FREE!!! Thank you - Michal Madison & Trish McKnight
Join Beyond Abuse Radio as we speak with producer, Valerie Gibson, about the making of an important film, Pursuit of Truth, and the impact she hopes to have upon the US justice system for survivors of abuse. It is a “splendid movie,” both angering and inspiring, as it addresses a crime that is usually committed behind closed doors without witnesses. Child sexual abuse remains in the dark because children typically are unable to speak about what is happening to them, and the inability to come forward frequently continues into adulthood. Thus, despite its epidemic proportions in this country, CSA remains in the shadows. But winds of change are stirring, according to Valerie. There is a growing movement to change the justice system’s fundamental approach to survivors’ cases. Tune in to find out exactly how change is being sought, and slowly won, for abuse survivors.
Special Guest, Karinah Guzman, Heroic SurvivorKarinah sits in the court room facing her perpetrator uncle trying to answer the question she was just asked. “Why did you wait this long?” She hadn’t waited the 20 to 40 years that it would take most of us to have the strength and courage to take her abuser to court. She was only 20 when she took the stand to testify. And then she did something else. She participated in the documentary, Pursuit of Truth, talking publically about her experience. Now, she is going to talk to YOU, Beyond Abuse Radio audience about what she has done. Find out why Karinah’s sister says that “she showed me the meaning of what it is to be strong,” on the last episode of Justice for Survivors.
Justice. Is it more than a pipe dream for survivors of childhood abuse, or can it become reality? From the issue of statutes of limitation to the grueling process of the deposition and trial, seeking justice as a survivor is a challenge. Over the past few years it has become clear that childhood sexual abuse is more prevalent than previously known and more and more common myths are beginning to get dispelled. Less than 3% of abusers ever receive adequate penalties for their crimes. It is important for a victim of childhood sexual abuse to understand that you are not alone, and that the abuse was not your fault. The decision to pursue legal action against an abuser is a difficult one. Join Misa with sexual abuse attorney, Michael Kinslow for an eye-opening discussion about the role of justice in the healing process for survivors this Saturday, May 11 on Beyond Abuse Radio.
Michael Kinslow is a trial lawyer. Inspired by Robert Kennedy’s call to dedicate ourselves “to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world,” Kinslow represents people who have been physically, emotionally and psychologically harmed by others. Since becoming admitted to the practice of law in California in 2005, his principal area of work is representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
This work has taken Kinslow into courtrooms throughout the state and across the nation, helping to stem the damage caused to his clients and society by the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse. These efforts include both the litigation of individual cases and active participation in complex coordinated proceedings against large corporations who provided pedophiles access to children.
Michael Kinslow, The SequelMichael Kinslow has come to realize that the work he is doing as a sexual abuse attorney is not accidental. Michael’s journey lead him from one brush with pedophiles to another as a child and he continues to be confronted with the horrific reality of the swath of destruction these offenders leave behind. Though never abused himself, Michael has a tremendous heart to help those who were. In this second serving, Michael will be talking about how pursuing justice is part of the healing process for many survivors, what the goals are in prosecuting a perpetrator, how to prepare for hearings, the types of sexual abuse cases he is seeing, and what can be done to create safer environments for children.
The Injustice of Statutes of Limitations with Blair Corbett When someone commits a murder or burglary, the victims have a limited amount of time to press charges against the perpetrator of the crime. It only follows that the same should be true of child sexual abuse victims, right? Wrong! By the time most people have a clear picture of what was done to them as a child and how it has affected their lives, they are in their twenties or thirties. Being able to break the silence and go public with that information can take another decade or two. If victims of CSA face time restrictions to speak their truth in court, perpetrators continue to walk free and pave their wide paths of destruction upon their communities. It is time to strike down the statutes of limitations world-wide so that survivors of CSA can receive the justice they so deserve and pedophiles can be stopped in their evil tracks. Blair Corbett is an inspirational and motivational speaker for child abuse, child bullying and child trafficking. Blair and Verna Corbett are founders of the nonprofit Ark of Hope for Children. Blair was ordained in 2008 and has received honors for his ministry and counseling efforts. For over 25 years he has been ministering to "fatherless" and orphaned young people. Since 1992 Blair has done internet based support, mentoring and counseling. A growing number of abused youth continue to find his ministry online.
An individual who was sexually abused as a child is an adult survivor of child sexual abuse. This abuse may have had long-term effects on the survivor’s life. In most instances, the victim of the abuse never discussed the abuse with others while it was occurring. This individual is learning now, as an adult, to deal with the effects of the abuse.
Possible Long-Term Effects:
Each individual’s experiences and reactions are unique to that individual. However, with so many survivors breaking the silence and talking about their experiences, it has become apparent that there are some responses to child sexual abuse that are common to many survivors.
Feelings of extremely low self-esteem or self-hatred are common in survivors. Extreme depression is something with which survivors also battle.
Survivors often experience frequent sleep disturbances and nightmares. Links have been made between this and the fact that children are often sexually abused in their rooms, in their own beds.
Trust is a crucial issue for many survivors throughout their lives. They were betrayed by the very people who cared for them, who insisted they loved them even while abusing them.
Re-victimization describes the process whereby women who were sexually abused as children frequently find themselves in abusive, dangerous situations, or relationships as adults.
Survivors with disabilities who experienced sexual abuse in childhood might never have reached a level of independence to escape this abuse and it has become a way of life.
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It is our Survivors World night and we are talking about the bruises you can't see, the control strings our parents & partners use to keep us in 'line'. You are not a puppet on strings. You have value & You are capable of living without them. Call in at 347-215-7754 or connect in our chatroom with our volunteers. Show starts at 9pm eastern/ 8pm central/ 7pm mountain/ 6m pacific time. We welcome men, women & most certainly teens. Emotional abuse is a vile destruction of the person you were intended to be, but you do not have to give them this power!!
On this show we are looking at the studies on this type of harm, but more importantly we want to hear about your experiences. Did your parents commonly use the word 'Stupid' to describe you as a person? Did/does your patner or spouse have you believing that you have absolutely no identity without them, that you are completely incapable of achieving/completing the slighest small task? Are you constantly struggling to see yourself in a mirror, some reflection of a person who does exist? You are invited to come share this with us as we open up our phones to hear your voice!!
Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio is a community outreach broadcast production of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery. Our shows are in no way intended as any form of legal, therapeutic, or psychological professional service. Visit our site for resources or information about our entire recovery & support. Together we are connecting hearts & holding hands of help around the world. Providing services to help victims, survivors & families dealing with some form of past or present abuse, violence or trafficking issue. We always have community resource education and prevention tools. www.butterflydreamsabuserecovery.com Fndr/Owner/CEO Patricia 'Trish' McKnight "My Justice"
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It is Survivors World night on Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio!!! A broadcast for men & women, teens & adults; those who've been harmed and those who love them!! We invite you to join in our broadcast beginning at 9pm eastern/ 8pm central/ 7pm mountain/ 6pm pacific time. We hope you call in to share your thoughts, comments, or stories at 347-215-7754; or you can also connect in our safe welcoming chatroom.
Tonight's focus we hear a incredible Male Survivor. Actually to call him a survivor really doesn't quite say enough about all this guy has been through and how he gives back so much of his empowerment to bring courage and hope for others. Michael Kullik has made his way through healing by his creative talents in singing & poetry. Sadly abuse and sexual violence had been always been a part of his life. He was 38 years old when he jumped into healing with both feet. He knew he had to take back control of his life and that his life meant much more than all the evil others had done to him. It was in this healing path that he had the poem 'In Cabin Six' published in 2000 and then developed Creative Healing via the Arts, Inc and his Facebook group; Circle of Love.
Remember 'Survivors World' is a broadcast production of Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery. This is in no way any from of professional therapeutic or psychological service. We hope to empower your journey of healing while educating society about the deep lasting impact of these types of crimes. Connecting hearts & Holding hands around the world, to change this world together in some small way and provide a better tomorrow for our children today.
Trish McKnight is an Advocate/Speaker/Radio Host/Survivor, Author of 'My Justice' and Founder/CEO; Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery.
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This is an OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse family members and friends, for an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
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