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The month of April is CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS month. And we are going blue all month in support.
My guest for this special segment is Mrs. Florida All World Beauties 2015 Monica Johnston she says"Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted"! What led her on this crusade against child abuse? What does statistical research show about child abuse?How can we help prevent child abuse? What does Monica want to accomplish with advocating for our children?
My second guest is Rose Murrisroe she is an Educator, National Child Advocate, National Speaker, and Author of No Secrets Between Us. and founder of Soldiers Against Child Abuse.
Be a voice for a child.
National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-Child 1-800-422-4453
We are continuing our interview with Monica Johnston Mrs. Florida All World Beauties 2015. Monica is on the front lines fighting for our children. She steadily working hard to get the word out that NO CHILD SHOULD BE ABUSED. She means business and it shows in which she takes to the streets for her platform. Monica has had events such as walks, toy drives and she is even getting those that can help change the law involved. Monica is about her business and we commend her for her fight and fight against child abuse.
Monica says Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted!
Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Obama announced he was making that official. I can only imagine the media spins that are being constructed right now to cement in the public mind that it is only family and friends who abuse, neglect and exploit the elderly.
We know better. We know family and friends account for only 4-5 % of the abuse of the elderly. The remainder is at the hands of professionals who game the system in order to loot the estate. But mainstream media won't even mention that!
Tonights show will highlight many of the cases of professional predators operating within corrupt probate courts across the country that have stolen billions from the elderly while holding them prisoner in what usually turns out to be a sub-standard facility. Forced medication, anyone?
Please feel free to call in with your comments or questions.
Financial elder abuse is on the rise in California. People are living longer due to advances in science, medicine, health, fitness and nutrition. At the same time, "seniors" (those over 65 years of age - which is still relatively "young" if you think about it) are some of the sole survivors of the "mortgage meltdown" and they are oftens the victims of financial fraud and "elder abuse." This husband and wife podcast discusses what elder abuse is, how to spot it, and the types of legal claims we handle as a California financial elder abuse law firm.
Common perpetrators of financial elder abuse
1. Attorneys (these professionals are in a position of "trust" and "confidence" and can unduly influence, coerce, misinform and cause seniors to make very bad financial decisions that can affect real estate, and stock portfolios). Attorney malpractice is another common claim in this area. We have seen "counseling" that has resulted in the loss of substantial equity in residential and commercial real estate estate.
2. Car dealerships (Car dealerships can try to "steal your trade" or engage in "bait and swtich advertising" or sock you away in a car loan that
5. Family (kids who see their parents as easy targets).
6. Mortgage brokers (lenders and loan officers can sock a senior away - and take exorbitant loan fees - to steer an elder into an unconscionable predatory loan (ex. a negative amrotization or "option arm loan") or fail to advise as to the advisability (or non-advisablity) of a reverse mortgage. These fees can be "taken" in bad faith resulting in serious daamges to an elder.
Please join us as we feature Christina Matanick, writer of the film "ReMoved," which took the foster care and general child advocacy world by storm last year. This film had over 2 million views on Vimeo and 1.5 million views on YouTube, as well as thousands of views on other videos made my agencies and organizations that featured the "ReMoved" film. Christina will be discussing the impact that this film made and her expectations for part 2, which is set to be released in May.
She will be joined by Jori Nunes, author of "Chocolate Flowers." In this book Nunes compiled stories from adults who experienced abuse, in an effort to raise awareness and prevent future child abuse. Part of the proceeds of this book go to support projects that increase awareness of child abuse and sexual molestation
In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which takes place on June 15, Peter Gwaltney of the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation joins the show. Gwaltney talks about how the Foundation enables banks a way to earn CRA credit through the sponsorship of their program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities and Veterans homes in the form of community development loans, CRA-qualified investments and grants.
On February 22nd 2013 Henry Maybury lost his brother Tom Maybury to alcoholism. Although Henry was ultimately destroyed by his brother's passing he decided to use the heartbreaking experience to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.
So what did he do?
He picked up his guitar and used his song writing talents to create a tribute video,for his brother Tom, that has recieved more than 1 million views on You Tube.
Today Henry is here with us to talk about losing his brother to alcoholism, his music and his mission to raise global awareness about the dangers and heartbreak of alcohol abuse and addiction.
Click here to learn more about Henry and his music.
There is a difference between having a spiritual wholeness naturally and a natural existence spiritually. There is a spiritual and natural existence. While the two can exist simultaneously, spirituality is supposed to take precedence over your past and your natural reality. Your past or your present circumstance does not define your existence or your excellence. The kingdom of God is a culture where the word of God prescribes, predestines, and precludes the state of your natural existence. Your past does not define your future nor is your spiritually existence defined by your natural circumstance, positive or negative. Call (310) 982-4267 at 6:30 tonight and every Thursday weekly to hear Kingdom Awareness Radio. Kingdom citizens belong to and in God's kingdom. Kingdom First, Kingdom Now, Kingdom Life!!!.
Brain Awareness Day! SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and Brain Awareness Day.
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SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and Brain Awareness Day.
The most complex object in the known universe, the brain, only uses 20 watts of power.
It would require a nuclear power plant to energize a computer the size of a cit block to mimic
your brain. Brain Awareness Day! LavonneHunter@gmail.com
Lavonne Hunter earned a dual BA in Psychology and Special Honors Curriculum, and MS in Secondary Adolescent Education in Biological Sciences from Hunter College. Trained as a research scholar in neurobiology, Ms. Hunter served as the Science Learning Coordinator of the Minority Access to Career (MARC) program coaching MARC scholars, and taught the fundamentals of biomedical research to undergraduates for two years before teaching adolescents. Celebrating her 11th year in New York City classrooms, Ms. Hunter currently teaches 8th Grade Science in the Bronx
O Ms. Hunter actively shares her work presenting workshops on student-led and place-based learning for the World Maker Faire, Alternative Education Resource Organization, and Math for America. Ms. Hunter garners inspiration from two quotes:
1. “Start where you are, with what you have, make something of it, and never be satisfied” – George Washington Carver
2. “The problem with the US educational system is that it rewards students for answering questions they never asked”.
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Tonight's special guest is Brittany Ecton from Olathe, Kansas, a 26 year old single mother who's a child abuse and adoption trauma survivor and activist. Still in early recovery, this will be the first time she tells her story in public. Sexually abused by her father, a belligerent drunk, she recalls being "conditioned" by him for years. A deeply troubled child her parents took her to many therapists, she says, ".. and every time I hinted at the abuse they would switch, and they forced medication on me for years." Her mother neglected her throughout her entire life and never showed her love or any form of kindness. "She had 3 other kids and it was obvious she loved them and not me." She explains, "I started acting out my abuse with my brother as a child, and the memories are so dark that I can't bare to even look at my brother anymore, without hating my entire body and mind for those memories. Once my hormones kicked in, I became ashamed of my body and life, I had no friends and no life, and I was tormented by kids for being different." A troubled teenager, she broke all the rules, before 18 had 7-8 suicide attempts. "I got pregnant at 19 and my mother forced me into giving my baby away due to no money, help or support, and I lived in a homeless shelter for 7 months." At 21 she married her friend, Zachary, a bad boy doing everything wrong who she'd knows since 15 years old. "He was in the military and promised to save me from my life," she shared. Returning from Afghanistan 80% disabled presented Brittany with new problems, and the additional challenge of giving birth to their son. In the middle of everything else she discovered she'd been adopted! Now married 4 years and seeing a therapist, Brittany's still struggling with doing what's best for herself and her young son.
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Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the how media covers (and doesn't cover) the issues of child abuse and trauma. We also talked about the important role played by reliable government statistics. Criticism of how media and government presentations was directed at our ability as a group to impress upon the general public that the issues we cover, child abuse and trauma, are as important to them as almost anything else we consider a priority to address in America. Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, was joined by Carol Levine from New Jersey, our cio-host, and by Max "from Montana." Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to engage the public and provide resources, services and programs to anyone with an interest in fighting against child abuse and trauma.
This radio segment will focus on our aging population, the impact this has on our society, the issue of ageism, and how community-based programs can work together to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect in later life.
Listeners will hear from experts on this topic from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life and the University of California Irvine Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect, with support being provided by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.