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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."
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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."
August 29th, 2015:
A New Way Of Being hosted by Avatar Galextra.
An Avatar's fight to stop injustices to herself and her family who have been abused and attacked by the powers that be in canada, even going as far as harassing and gangstalking her and her small family in her own home.
The African People are also being Targeted and abused by the powers that be , going as far as using them against each other, as well as using them against the avatar as a tool to persecute her and her family
Overcoming Abuse God's Way Radio Program
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 12pm CST
Host: Janet Napper
Co-Host: Danny Cosby
Special Guest: David Akaji
Topic: Self Abuse
Call In & Join Us @ 347-850-8560
Produced By Kayla Padgett On Finding My Way Radio Network
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.
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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
WOMEN, PROTECTION ORDERS, AND THE REAL COSTS TO VICTIMS
You’ve experienced violence from your partner, and everyone is telling you to get a protection order. Sounds right. The legal aid representative tells you how to proceed, it might help, and it doesn’t cost anything. Or does it?
Two researchers looked at whether getting a protection order had any impact on women’s earnings, and their findings may be a shock. And those findings covered six years of women’s earnings. Free to get a protection order? Think again.
Melanie M. Hughes and Lisa D. Brush join us to look at their research and what it told them about women’s financial picture after getting a protection order. Hughes is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She uses quantitative approaches to study women’s empowerment, often focusing on groups of women who are particularly marginalized. She is coauthor of Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective (3rd Edition forthcoming with CQ Press). Her research has been published in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Political Science Review, and Social Forces.
Brush is Professor of Sociology and of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book was Gender and Governance (Rowman and Littlefield 2003), and her second book was Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy (Oxford University Press 2011). Her current research looks at preventing adolescent relationship abuse and teen dating violence by engaging high school and middle school boys in coached athletic programs to change masculinities.
This show is being sponsored by Trinity Counseling Services LLC
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Melissa Enoch-DeBerry, MBA, MS, LPCA, LCAS, NCAC II
We have touched on the Abuse in so many spheres on our shows but never in this way!!!
This next show promises to be very enlightening as we would be having join us a former victim and advocate for abused folks in the person of BUKOLA ORIOLA. She has lived the sordid life and now lives to tell her story as she educates the masses on this heinous act of Human Trafficking not many people are open to or even willing to talk about.
We are very excited to have her join us, so make ita point to be a part of the show as well next Tuesday! We all could learn a thing or 2!
The days of little Bobby and Sally growing up in a big house, dual parenting, a dog/cat dinner at 7 with the entire family..IS OVER!. Todays family structure is nothing like the Huxtables & Brady's, single mothers/fathers raising children in seperate households splitting weekends and holidays is the new norm. In the mist of the struggle of making ends meet, we're going to open up the waves to spread tips on how to cope with the new modern family.
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