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Tonight's special guest guest is Chuck Prinzen from Fairfield California, a survivor and activist who, as an educator, has worked with youth for many years. His current project, Me Inc Now, is being developed to offer guidance to teens (and their parents). Chuck says whet he survived "cycles of life," and says his story of abuse is no different than many others who have experienced abuse, the same torment, pain, feelings of loneliness and despair. "My journey from nothingness to a fulfilling life was not altered by one specific event," he writes, "but a series of events over many years, change came one thought at a time. It was not till I was older that I could clearly see the past; they say that hindsight is twenty-twenty, mine was not, it was blurry." He goes on, "The first step to seeing the past clearly was when a kindhearted gift of love was given to me by a stranger." Chuck's principal goal to help instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today's youth, and that's that Me.Inc.Now (me expressing I need change now) is all about! The mission of Me.Inc.Now is to instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today's youth. A brighter future can be achieved by incorporating cultural change in our youth of today through understanding lessons of the past to bridge the ever growing generation gap. Change is built upon a foundation of communication, listening, and love. Me.Inc.Now is committed to inspiring positive thoughts and breaking cycles of anger and resentment that prevent young individuals from being the best version of themselves. "I am thankful for learning that “love” is most the powerful tool in my emotional toolbox," Chuck writes, no more sorrow and loneliness, no more bruises, no more pain, no more fear.
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Tonight's special guest is Jay Lore from Laurel. Maryland, child abuse survivor and author of the book "Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes You Learn: How I went to a party one night for twenty years and lived to tell about it." Jay is transgendered from woman to man, and agrees this was a part of his recovery, of "being comfortable living inside his own skin." That wasn't always the case. "I was 4 years old when it started, I don't know at what age the physicality stopped. I was 32 when I first spoke it out loud to someone." Because of the abuse, Jay turned to drugs early on. "I did my first drugs at age 11. LSD, to be exact. It escalated from there. In group my councilor used to get me to read my drug list because it was so extensive and there were things she'd never heard of. There were three suicide attempts. "I was a cutter. I loved the feel of the blade, the sting as it pierced my skin, the pain told me I was able to feel .. something. I lost my kids." Eventually Jay called an 800 drug line. That was in 1987, and Jay's been clean now for over 28 years. "I've been telling my story every chance I get," he says, "to anyone who will listen and some who don't want to hear it." He offers his book for free. Jay now lives with his oldest daughter and her family. He attends and serves at church faithfully. "It's about reaching that one someone that needs to hear my story as only I can tell it. To get that one to realize there is hope and love and light. And most importantly, that they need never walk alone again."
We all have challenges! But when it is a challenge that involves your child; especially a child with special needs, it takes a special kind of person and a special kind love to be the kind of caregiver to best serve your child needs. Whether you have a child that was born with a disability or the disability occurred from some sort accident, its about knowing what to do and having the right resources available is what makes it a lot easier to give your child exactly what he/she needs as well as knowing how to care for yourself in the midst of everything. Well, today's show is about being a caregiver for your child with special needs and our guest Donna Anders, Special Needs Parent Advocate and Consultant knows first hand what it takes to be on the front lines for making sure that you and your child are heard and taken care of.
Donna Anders is a wife and mother of 3 boys (one with autism). Understanding the challenges families face firsthand, Donna has a breadth of advocacy experience. She has testified before the North Carolina State Legislature on behalf of autism insurance reform, met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill regarding the unique challenges and needs of military families with developmental disabilities, advocated for safety of students against the misuse of restraints in schools, attended numerous IEP meetings, and helped families navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Through these experiences, Donna has gained the respect and appreciation of families she has served and senior military leadership for her family advocacy efforts. Currently Donna works as a consultant for a nationwide Applied Behavioral Analysis company as well as assisting parents nationwide as a parent advocate.
Contact Donna at Donnaanders44@gmail.com.
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Every Monday at 11 am Eastern time, from September through May, Dr. Ross Greene and his co-host, Susy Portin, cover a wide range of topics related to behaviorally challenging kids in general and Dr. Greene's Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model in particular. You can call into the program to get your questions answered or submit them via email here. And, if you can't listen live, all the programs are archived in the Listening Library on the Lives in the Balance website or through i-Tunes.
in Pop Culture
Hr1 Fake shooting in Baltimore.
Provoking Muslims to fire against the 1st Amendment & free speech with cartoons of Muhammad.
Andrea Nelson, from the Clover Agency, joins Joe to discuss recent news events that you probably won't hear anywhere else.
Should women be exempt from the physical requirements of public safety job, like firefighters?
If they find Baltimore mom guilty of child abuse, they'll have to investigate a whole community who's culture mothers this way.
Khloe Kardashian posts a request for people to pray for Baltimore, and gets blasted for everything from white privilege to racism. As if rich people can't have empathy.
Hr2 Baltimore vs. Ferguson. They're COMPLETELY different.
Only 2 other school districts in U.S. spend more per child than Baltimore. They have a 40% attendance rate and 20 year old books. Who's responsible for uneducated kids?
Baltimore Whole Foods criticized for feeding National Guard instead of kids out of school. Entitlement mentality living large!
NM middle school says rosaries are inappropriate attire & are gang related.
Atheists say Christian man should participate in a critical thinking debate. What are they afraid of? ... Truth!
Hr3 Columnist suggests we abolish the Constitution and replace with a parliamentary system and says the Senate is anti-democratic.
Hey Obama, if we're doing so well, why are so many retailers shutting down so many stores?
Kevin Jackson at The Blacksphere say Democrats LOOK for racism in everything are incapable of just taking things at face value.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
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