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  • Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1170

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Vanessa McNeal from Cedar Falls, Iowa, 22, a child abuse and sexual assault survivor, NAASCA activist and documentary filmmaker. Her goal is to help other people heal and to spread awareness on the issues of child abuse and trauma. NAASCA needs MORE young folks in recovery like Vanessa! Growing up, Vanessa a lot of family violence until she was around five years old. Her father would leave the house voluntarily or because her mom would kick him out because of the fighting. "That left me and my older sister home alone with my mom who was very involved in the party scene," she writes. "I wasn't taken to school regularly so I became far behind in school to the point where I had to be placed in a special class for kids that were behind." Vanessa goes on, "Due to the lack of parental supervision I was placed in compromising positions with compromising people. I was exposed to men and drugs. There was a lot of DHS involvement and police intervention. My needs were not met adequately." Her grandmother eventually gained custody of all four siblings. "I was molested by my 2 older female cousins and by my older sister. There were times I went years without talking to my mother. We eventually began having a consistent healthy relationship around late high school." Vanessa's doing better now. "I struggled most of my life thinking that no one would want or desire me because I thought my own mom did not." She concludes, "I am in a wonderful place in my life right now and I have never been happier."
     

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1169

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC Night - OPEN MIKE SHOW - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. This will be an open topic, Q & A discussion-style show, one without as clearly defined specific issues as our regular "For Our Kids" episodes. The "open mike" style show is looser than the planned ones we've been doing in this series, but we're hoping to attract call-in participants who wish to talk about their experience in dealing with "the system." Many of the institutions designed to serve and protect our children are in need of close scrutiny and examinations. Others are, in fact, denying the civil rights of our children. Some may need to be dismantled completely, replaced with organizations that actually have the needs of our kids, not themselves, at their core. There's been a lot of unnecessary suffering due to the fact that many such groups have commonly operated in an almost untouchable position in North America for decades, as if they were "above the law" .. and this has to stop. ~~ We're pleased "For Our Kids" co-host Deborah Maddison will be back for the next show. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com

  • 01:21

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1168

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guests are Alan and Barbara Cohen from Connecticut, husband and wife. He's an attorney and author (aka Avi Morris) who's written about the experience of being a foster father in his book "Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young". Barbara's a now-retired teacher, a middle-school language arts and literacy specialist who continues to teach adult literacy classes. It was her observations of children being removed from abusive homes that led the couple to become foster parents. They began fostering teens after their own three sons were grown and on their own. Their experience with a girl and her sister became the models for the novel's main characters, which has led them to become speakers at various foster care foster care and child abuse advocacy groups. Alan and Barbara's family has not been immune from the ravages of child abuse and trauma. Their niece survived the abuses of her grandfather, but is now a major success story. There were extreme bumps along the way, including she and her younger brother becoming wards of the state after falling into drug abuse. She attempted suicide twice before age 17, and was sent to a year long rehab. When she emerged she was dedicated to sobriety, finished high school with a GED, and got straight "A"s in a community college. Her brother, who Alan and Barbara fostered, is the other side of the coin. He is still struggling with drug abuse and in the process lost an academic scholarship to a good university. "In the meantime," Alan reports, "the grandfather's abuse pretty well tore apart the whole immediate family. There are many victims of one person's abuse."

  • 00:31

    SRWM ~ F.A. Cole

    in Blogs

    F.A. Coles sharing her New Release "Distant Sunrise"


    F.A. Cole has appeared at several forums and conducted interviews to continue her testimony. She has also been awarded (Women in History 2013) for her work by Northwest High School as she shared her story with students, encouraging them to live a life of purpose. Cole has also been recognized for her humanitarian work by FestAfricaUSA (August 2015) and the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (August 2015) on female genital mutilation, rape, abortion, prostitution (a survivor of all) as she shares her testimony of God’s unconditional love and transforming power.


    Cole is a member of a small but dynamic group of female authors, editors, publishers, and educators — Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) – DC Chapter.


    Due to her love for children, Cole is using her personal story to bring awareness to and help combat the abuse (sexual and physical) of children in her home country, Sierra Leone and she continues to be a trailblazer to a better tomorrow.

  • 00:46

    The Kreepy Kastle - Social Media Horrors

    in Entertainment

    Social media is a great tool, but some people and organizations seem to abuse these outlets. Call Jack, Jacqueline, Mike and Dale with you opinions

  • FAWC (For Anyone Who Care)

    in Lifestyle

    ife drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

  • 01:59

    Youth Ministers Day on the Voice of Joy

    in Spirituality

    Youth Ministers are being called out to reach out and be used by God.  Our youth can reach youth and be the example we must set before them.  Let them preach, sing, teach, reach and pray.  Let them lead.  This is not a Josusah generation this is a child you have trained up in the way he and she should go and grow and glow for Jesus. so that when they are old they will not depart from such training.  Are you going to listen to support and encourage our youth of today and write the vision they are making plain in their lives or will you keep having church as always.  Listen to this broadcast and you will change your old ways and sanction the new.  Youth are you out there with a song, a word of praise an educational goal a turned around life?.  Well let's get the broadcast on the Voice of Joy and let's just praise the Lord for our youth.

  • 00:31

    Child sex exploitation can be prevented

    in Moms and Family

    Awareness is our best defense


    Child sex exploitation can be prevented thru education

  • 00:32

    wowworldwideministries ~ Elder Askew with Faith comes By Hearing

    in Christianity

    Join us every Sat. with Elder/ Evangelist Bertha Askew with Faith Comes by Hearing Ministries........ 12 noon PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST... This women is full of wisdom and understanding..... She makes it so easy that even a child can understand it......


    Tell a friend and join us by clicking on the link below or call in for prayer at 1-213-943-3394... You want leave like you came in Jesus name !

  • 01:04

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Mental Disability and Shame

    in Education

    The shame and embarrassment about any form of disability can be found in most ethnic groups. However, there is a higher prevalence of stigmas over mental and physical disability in African-American,Native American and Hispanic groups. Host, Dr. Danita Applewhite and special guest Dr. E. Douglass Brown, share a unique insight about the stigma of mental illness and how it relates to depression and addiction. Hear students, teachers, and Veterans discuss how to identify symptoms, overcome shame, and get confidential help. Dr. E. Douglas Brown is a clinical psychologist and author.  Your donation of at least $5 or more will support our radio broadcasts, and allow us to continue helping Adult Learners/Students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE.  Click on RADIO to listen to episodes of the Ask Dr. Applewhite™ Radio Talk Show anytime 24/7.  This broadcast is a rerun of The Shame of Mental Illness aired 1-18-14.

  • Resolution and Emotional Life part 1 with Dr. Brown

    in Self Help

    Psychologist Dr. E. Douglass Brown will join us as our special guest speaker on this re-broadcast show by popular demand. Re: the topic today he says, "It is just as important to clean up after a storm as it is to learn how to endure a storm. Imagine what a neighborhood looks like after a storm if no one cleans up. Storm after storm, debris and wreckage just pile up. This scenario is liken to what happens when a child never or rarely sees individuals in arguments and conflicts reconcile with each other.  There is no closure - no return to a sense that the world is both safe and caring. The child - now an adult - experiences repeated disagreements and disappointments, and is shackled to the view that his or her cynical negative feelings are just being "realistic" about life.