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  • 00:24

    Jamel Robinson, founder of the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative

    in Education

    Tonight on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com, Meet Jamel Robinson!  After spending 21 years in the foster care system without being adopted, he beat the odds and is now a successful child welfare reform advocate.


    This show is dedicated to  Amanda Berry Smith 1837-1915
     devoted her life to the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her most noted achievement is the opening of the first orphanage for black children in Illinois.
     In 1899, the orphanage opened its doors to homeless African American girls. The 12-room brick house that served as the orphanage was the first of its kind in Illinois.
    The community at large was receptive to Smith’s evangelical message and supported the presence of the orphanage. By 1910, the building housed 33 children, up from 12 in 1900
    In Harvey, Illinois, a suburb founded by temperance groups south of Chicago, Smith took up the duties of the national representative for the WCTU, and wrote her life’s story. An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord’s Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist was published in 1893. Through book sales, donations, and lecturing fees, she began to raise money for a new cause: an orphanage for black children. She founded and distributed a small newspaper, The Helper, in order to generate publicity and income for the orphanage and other worthy charities

  • 00:45

    Representing Parents in Child Welfare Cases - Part 1

    in Education

    Dona Playton, Faculty Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Clinic, Assistant Faculty Supervisor of the Legal Services Programs, and Assistant Lecturer at the University Of Wyoming College Of Law, will present an overview of this important component of child welfare proceedings.  Her presentation will serve as introduction to Part 2 in the series, which will cover the Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases, being released by the Wyoming Children’s Justice Project in January. Ms. Playton will focus upon why having the Practice Guidelines is important and how parent representation is similar and different from other types of legal representation.

  • 01:03

    Representing Parents in Child Welfare Cases - Part 2

    in Education

    Cindi Wood, JD and John Chambers, JD, both attorneys from Casper, Wyoming with experience representing parents in child welfare cares, will present an overview of the Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases. The Guidelines are available online on the CJP website - www.courts.state.wy.us/CJP.aspx. The Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases have been developed with CJP support and adopted by the Wyoming Children’s Justice Project Advisory Council. Both Ms. Wood and Mr. Chambers served on the CJP Parent Legal Representation Committee that drafted the Guidelines. Presentation handouts will be available at the CJP Training Series tab one day prior to the session, at the same site, under the “CJP Training Series” tab.

  • 00:15

    Alyssa's interview on Child Welfare Services

    in Radio

    How much do we truly kn ow about child welfare services?

  • 02:01

    Indian Child Welfare Act

    in Culture

    Duane and guest Angela Sherigan, a judge with the Little River Band of Ottawas in Michagan, discuss the issues relative to Indian children and the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. NOTE: The content of this show is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice offered by a licensed attorney.
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  • 00:51

    Agitator Radio

    in Politics Progressive

    Gary M. McClelland, PhD. has been on faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, for over twenty-five years.  He publishes in the areas of child trauma, child welfare, juvenile justice, and criminal justice.  His current work focusses on how institutions respond to childhood trauma and consequent mental disorder and behavioral problems. 

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1233

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Barbara Ochoa from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member who's Executive Director at Help4Guys.org. Barbara's here once again to talk about the events that are planned in celebration of "Male Abuse Awareness Week" (MAAW) which is held each year during the first week of December. MAAW is an awareness campaign that was started by the P. Luna Foundation in 2008, and the website is an extension of that program. The main focus is to change the negative social stigma that goes along with the topic of males who are victims of sexual or emotional abuse and domestic violence. "Most abused males avoid therapy and treatment because they are too ashamed or afraid of being judged for doing so," according to the web site. "By bringing the subject to light once a year we hope to make this topic more socially acceptable and in return more men will feel comfortable enough to seek the help they desperately need but in many cases avoid." Since the awareness campaign's inception in 2008 we at NAASCA have been pleased to participate hand-in-hand with Barbara Ochoa, and Bill Murray has appeared at several of the live events. We too want to help men who were victims of past abuse break their silence, in order to inspire younger men into getting treatment. Like Barbara, we have seen more and more celebrities come forward and many more news stories reporting on males who are victims of abuse.

  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1232

    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

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1231

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Debra Monk from Enfield, New Hampshire, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse from multiple perpetrators over several years throughout her early childhood and into her early teens. She's now become an anti-abuse advocate who's now writing a series of children's books addressing a topic that's close to her heart. "Most of my abusers were direct or close family members," Debra says. She explains the new book series for children touches on the tough but important topic of family violence and abuse, and what that might look like through the eyes and perspective of a child. That's because Debra eventually came to understand that there was a systematic cycle of abuse within her family that had already been going on for many generations. "I'll address family violence, such as domestic and intimate partner violence, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, neglect and physical abuse. Abuse and malnourishment can create patterns and characteristics that when, if not dealt with appropriately may cause repeated cycles or systems of family violence and abuse to occur later on and well into their adulthood lives." Debra's published before. Her work "A Journey of Poetry from an Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse" is available as an e-book and author Caroline De Chavigny included Debra's missive in her book, "Letter to a Monster." Debra says her mission and goal is to create positive change that reduces the risk for violence in already broken and volatile homes.

  • 00:45

    Are You Exasperated With Your Child? Drained? Try These Tips

    in Parents

    Clearing Your Child's Birth Energy.

    Clearing Your Child's Birth Energy After a C-Section.

    Spinal Flush Video

    What's keeping your good parenting from being GREAT parenting?

    Find out with Carol Tuttle—acclaimed alternative psychotherapist, best-selling author of 4 books, and the creator of Energy Profiling and Dressing Your Truth—as she helps you revolutionize your approach to parenting.

    You will better raise your children true to their natures by using Carol's revolutionary Energy Profiling system. Plus, she'll teach you energy healing methods to empower your children's well-being.

    Carol invites you to call in with your questions during the live broadcast. Her expert advice and hearfelt support will help you become a conscious, intentional parent that creates a supportive experience for everyone in the family—including parents.

    Want to ask a question for Carol to answer on one of her podcasts? Send Carol an email: parenting@liveyourtruth.com

    Learn more about Carol's Best Selling parenting book, "The Child Whisperer" at www.thechildwhisperer.com

  • 00:29

    This One Step - Older Survivors Healing From Child Sexual Abuse

    in Nutrition

    This One Step - Older Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    Wednesdays we talk about finding support after breaking our silence.

    Polly Moore grew up with six siblings in Mobile, Alabama, but was only 8 years old when her father died of lung cancer. Soon two neighborhood boys began to molest her, friends of her older twin brothers. A couple of years later she was assaulted by another neighbor and later by her older brother. She was able to break away from the abuse at the age of twelve, but was by then deep in the darkness of isolation. Polly is now a mother and grandmother, and has lived in Atlanta for the past 15 years. She is contemplating returning to finish her final year at Western Carolina University where she majored in Accounting, and has become a devoted advocate for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 

    She began her organization, This One Step, to help older survivors of Child Sexual Abuse deal with the trama of being part of what she has named, "The Unknown Generation"  A generation of survivors who had nowhere to go for support.  In her late teens she began writing as a coping mechanism to deal with the PTSD.  Her three books, "Cider Blocks and Oven Racks", "Billy Wayne's Christmas Train" and "The Unknown Generation" will be available in early 2016.  She has written many southern short stories which have been published in different publications.  She is now hosting her own blogtalk radio show Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00am.