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Mike Volpe, Investigative reporter for the website REBEL PUNDIT, joins us this evening to discuss his recent expose' on the corruption of the probate courts and those who are victimized by a for-profit system of elder abduction, isolation, neglect, abuse and the inevitable looting of their lifetime accrued assets by judges, attorneys, predatory guardians and anyone else who can find a way to tap the estate.
From the article on Rebel Pundit "Court Appointed Guardianship Abuses Run Rampant in American Courts"
"Initially started to protect the elderly and mentally challenged from being taken advantage of, it has often been corrupted, having the opposite effect. Those perfectly healthy who are effectively jailed and held against their wills, often end up in nursing homes away from their families."
Join us as Mike talks about his investigation and what it revealed about the dangerous new age crime of "aging with assets".
Join us this evening as we explore the probate system in Florida.
Kevin Pizzarillo joins the show to discuss an ongoing case which was predicated upon the filing of fraudulent petitions. Even after the court was informed that the petitioners were fully aware of pre-existing directives and other legal instruments, the Judge refused to reverse the ruling granting temporary guardianship.
In the mix are numerous attorneys who obtained retainers and then withdrew from the case just before court.
Even with a massive collection of legal documents as evidence, the Florida state Attorney General refuses to act on the criminal activity taking place.
What is happening in this case and in hundreds of other cases in Florida, is the practice of human trafficking for profit.
Greg Elofson and his father Milo have come face to face with predators working in Maricopa County Probate Court in Arizona. Targeted by Adult Protective Services, unscrupulous attorney's and other predators in the system who are operating under cover of the probate court to separate Milo from his small estate and his freedom to live without fear. Greg continues his search for adequate accomodations for his father.
Bio: Greg Elofson is the CEO of By Your Side (byyourside.care), which builds personal rescue beacons for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's/Dementia.
He holds a PhD from the University of Arizona in Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Science, a Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law, a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor's degree from Occidental College.
Greg has been a National Science Foundation Reviewer, published in numerous top international peer-reviewed journals, lectured internationally at schools like the London School of Economics, the Asian Institute of Technology, and Edith Cowan University in Australia, and conferences internationally including those in Helsinki, Geneva, and Paris. Greg also holds certificates in China law from China's #1 law school, Renmin University, and in EU intellectual property law from University College Cork, in Ireland.
He began his career working at the #1 accounting firm in the world, Arthur Andersen & Co, worked as a Staff Scientist at Science Applications International, was a Professor at Emory University, the University of Miami, Fordham University, and Middlebury college.
Greg is also a caregiver, looking after his father Milo, while they search for solutions and answers to finding proper assisted care for him, through a mine-field of dangerous interference and malfeasance originating from the Maricopa County probate court.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 10 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 10: "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it." Step Ten is not about maintenance, because there is a rule in our universe that nothing ever stays the same. All living matter is either in a process of growing or in the process of regressing. Up until now, if you followed the first nine steps with an honest heart and the direction of a Higher Power, you will have grown considerably. If you do not keep growing, you will start sliding back into your old behavior patterns and ways of thinking. ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 11. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/Trauma-12Step or write to Rivka at: email@example.com
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Tonight's special guest is KiloMarie Granda from St. Cloud, Minnesota, a child abuse and rape survivor who's now a Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator and a Wellness Center Coordinator at University of Minnesota. She's also the founder of Unspoken Voices, where the motto is "One voice changes everything." KiloMarie has worked with both offenders and victim/survivors and has seen the damage caused in lives of many due to interpersonal violence. As a result of this and her own experience as a survivor of childhood abuse and rape, she realized that far too many individuals' voices, including her own, often remain unspoken. KiloMarie believes that if the work that Unspoken Voices does affects even one life in a positive manner, than it gives meaning to her experiences. "For far too long, victim/survivors, bystanders, and our society has remained silent on the issues of personal power-based violence. The silence must be shattered," she says. "We must be willing to raise our own voices and declare that violence is not okay, not tolerable, and should never be encouraged." To this end, KiloMarie and Unspoken Voices offer a variety of awareness, educational, and training events, regionally and nationally. She invites folks to "please feel free to reach out to this organization or another on behalf of yourself, your friend, your neighbor, or the person that you pass on the street. Violence is occuring at epidemic proportions, and only when we use our voices against it, do we have a real opportunity to create a positive and lasting cultural change."
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Tonight's special guest is Stacie Kelly from Victoria BC, an abuse survivor and activist who's serving as the Coordinator for 1st Annual #NoMoreShame Conference 2015, being put on by Trauma University which will be held June 26, 27 & 28th in Portland, Oregon. It's described as "For Survivors. By Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." Born and raised an Oregonian, Stacie describes herself as, "an exceptionally positive individual who enjoys staying busy." But, she explains, "About three years ago I was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). I am a survivor of a decade of incest - an unfortunate multi-generational pattern of abuse that extends as far back as three generations ago. I am on bi-daily antidepressant medication(s) and am currently in weekly somatic counseling." She says, "Childhood trauma is still a relatively new field of study and it is often overshadowed by Veterans and/or people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. My hope is to shed light on the daily life of someone struggling with mental wellness and provide insight on the impact of sexual abuse and silence." And true to form she's not just sitting back waiting for others to make further developments in the field. "I am currently working in a volunteer capacity as a Conference Coordinator for Trauma Recovery University. I speak every day to survivors around the globe who are interested in participating in our conference. It is survivor led and born out of passion to break the cycle of shame, silence and abuse."
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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, joined tonight by Dr. David Morehead, who'll talk about his experience with corrections and offenders, and what he sees in the field related to treatment. ~~ 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
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Tonight's special guest is Tawana Watson from Cleveland, Ohio. She runs a ReEntry Program where the mission is to help, support and encourage former prisoners lead a more productive life style. They connect former prisoners with the organizations and individuals that will help meet their basic needs. The David Lee Parker and Amy Wickes ReEntry Program assists in financial, educational, employment, health (physical /mental), and recovery areas, as well as with housing and legal needs. "We support by providing mentors on an individual and group forum," writes Tawana. "We encourage by being accessible to listen and help them to discover and aim for reachable goals decreasing recidivism." The ReEntry program connects former prisoners with organizations/individuals that will provide resources to help satisfy the immediate needs of the former prisoners. They also connect mentors former prisoners who will not past judgment but will talk to and help guide the former prisoner on productive avenues of living, providing stable nonthreatening relationships between the mentor and former prisoner. Not everyone is eligible. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, must be able to dedicate a minimum of 8 hours per month, preferably 2 hours per week for face to face time with the assigned former prisoner and must be accessible via phone. They're subjected to a background check and can not have been convicted of a violent felony for 5 years.
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
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Tonight's special guest is Sharyn Anderson-Campbell, a survivor, activist and author "The Cry No One Heard," Campbell's story of overcoming physical and sexual abuse. In her book Sharyn reflects on the difficult growing years of her life where fear of rejection was paramount and her cry for help fell on deaf ears, especially within her family. She explains how prayer, forgiveness, and studying the Word of God delivered her from the bondage of anger, shame, and depression. A big believer in advocating for children of abuse, Sharyn supports Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She's a Minister at Salt & Light Church of God in Fowler, Kansas. Sharyn is currently seeking a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership at Liberty University Online. Sharyn has 20 years in the Loss Prevention field, 2 years as a Correctional Officer, and a year as a Police Officer, which taught her the importance of working well with others. In prior years, she worked for the Army Air Force Exchange as a Exchange Detective. With more two decades of combined experience in Security and Law Enforcement, Sharyn has contributed to the reduction of shrink for various retailers, including Wal-Mart, Kmart, and H-E-B. Her recently published book, "The Cry No One Heard," has been inspirational to survivors of abuse, as she shares her personal story of childhood abuse and how she has overcome the pain thereof. Sharyn loves people and has a passion for those who are hurting. To contact her please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "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. Tonight's TOPIC: Predators in Positions of Power - As many of you may already know, April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. While we're glad that we're shining a light on such a serious issue this month, the reality is that this should be a priority every day of the year. We will be looking at what we consider to be one of the worst types of child abuse. Childhood sexual assault is steadily growing despite increased awareness, particularly by those in power who are supposed to be the ones protecting our children. What we found when we looked into this was beyond shocking. Joining us this week will be Dr. Lori Handrahan, an Investigative Journalist and Dr. Jim Singer, a mandated reporter. We'll also have members of the International group Op Death Eaters. One of the main goals of the Op is the the collection of as much factual evidence pointing to the existence of an international paedosadist industry and sharing this information through numerous country and region-specific Twitter accounts that can then be used in legal proceedings. In addition, we also welcome back panelist Eugena Couture, author of Adoption Not An Option. This is one discussion no one should miss.~~ 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: email@example.com
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Tonight's special guest is Mary Romero from Richmond, Virginia, an abuse survivor and Life Coach who specialize in the areas of trauma and abuse. She has written an autobiography, entitled "The Breakdown of an All-American Family: an autobiography of child abuse domestic violence and recovery." She'll soon be coming out with a follow up book, "Repurposing Your Pain," meant to help survivors learn to become thrivers! Stemming from Mary's childhood filled with abuse and domestic violence, Mary started working with the juvenile population over twenty five years ago in an effort to help effect change after working in the legal field. Her dedication and determination to help stop abuses of children and adults alike has made her an expert in her field. Whether dealing with a difficult teenager, dealing with a child that a parent cannot reach or who's being bullied, "I am here to help," writes Mary. "I am a specialist in conflict resolution and communication skills as well as specializing in behaviorally challenged children. I work with local schools and colleges and present workshops to enable our youth to have the proper 'life skills' that are necessary in today's society." Her book, "The Breakdown of an All-American Family," is available through Amazon and through her website. The genuine and authentic nature of her writing stems from a past that allows her to connect with other victims and survivors of childhood trauma.
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