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Doug Franks joins us this evening to discuss the owning of other human beings caught in the guardianship system.
Florida, a state that epitomizes modern day human trafficking, is seeing some movement in political cirlces as committee members and politicians try to figure out how to pretend they didn't know and then proceed to pretend to do something about it.
While there may be those who earnestly want to see the system changed, there is too much money, power and greed that will see to it that nothing changes.
Guardianship abuse is virulent in Florida. The ownership of other human beings so that their estates can be accessed and stolen is epidemic. This isn't family members, it isn't those who should have inherited the estate who commit these crimes against the elderly. It is professional predators in the system who make their living preying on the vulnerable, and this is done with the full cooperation of probate courts.
Everybody has their fingers in the estate pie.
Another case of intentional interference and judicial corruption coming out of Tennessee. Renate Arnold, a German immigrant is mounting a formidable defense against agency and state actors who forcibly removed her 20 yr. old daughter from her care and placed her in a guardianship. Her daughter Lisa exhibits Down's syndrome and although Lisa was never abused or neglected, charges were levied against Renate, her mother, also claiming sexual molestation and abuse. Not one party to this witch hunt have produced one iota of evidence to substantiate any of the charges levied againt the mother.
Join us as Dr. Bryan Ennis, advocate and friend of Renate talks about the perils of being in the court of the infamous Judge Randy Kennedy.
Join us Tuesday evenings at 8:CST to discuss the growing issue of Guardianship Abuse. Sara Harvey will join us to update on her battle to save her husband. People across the country have had to face the unethical and immoral appointment of total strangers as guardians over their family members life, assets and medical treatment. These individuals have no connection to the patient and in most cases, no concern for their ongoing health and treatment. Guardianship amounts to giving another person ownership of another. The law is used to steal money, assets and anything else of value from the vulnerable client. Once the assets are depleted...the patient no longer has any value to the guardian. What happens then?
Marcia Southwick joins us this evening to discuss new laws being promoted in several states claiming to reform predatory guardianships, perpetrated by professional predators operating through and with the probate courts.
As an example: SB 634 from Florida, sponsored by Senator Brandes appears on the surface to deal with the failure to submit timely audits of the victims estate. A careful reading of the opening paragraph, lines 1-32 makes clear that this new statute would apply only to NON-Professionals....in other words, family members or anyone not working in a professional capacity in guardianship. Anyone not working under protection of the probate court, the BAR Association, The National Guardianship Association or any other association that operates as a protection racket for professional predators.
This should be a revealing discussion on what is intentionally omitted from bills, what is written to appear as a major change when in fact it is nothing more than a furtherance of protection for those gaming the system while targeting families and friends.
We will take calls in the second hour.
Our guest for this evening had to cancel at the last minute, so we will be covering some news on guardianship that has occurred over the last few weeks and will take a few calls.
Also: News about a new ruling on those administrative appointee's they want us to call "judge".
We will be talking at some length about ABC News coverage, and the progress that has been made as a result of this coverage.
I want to thank everyone for their kindness over these last few weeks. Hopefully by this next week we will be up and running as usual.
Hosted By Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer
Guest will be: LaToya Fredericks - Daughter who is fighting to gain guardianship of her disabled mother who is currently residing in Milwaukee, WI. against her will.
The "Honorable" Jane V.Carroll ruled base on her OPINION and not the FACTS in favor of the guardian who abused my mother. Although this Judge heard several agency testimonies from WI Department of Aging and Community Care, and Doctor reports of abuse and neglect. She ignore all their investigation and the facts. Judge Jane V. Carroll also made her ruling before the abuser can even be questioned.
Hosted by Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer
6:15--BIG WEEK FOR GUARDIANSHIP. KRIS HOOD reports from Texas on major changes happening in guardianship. Kris will be kicking off our new information segment in the first hour of this show.
6:30...Latoya joins us from Georgia. Latoya's mother has been the victim of guardianship abuse by a family member. Drugged, neglected and living in horrendous conditions, she begged to return to Georgia to live with her daughters. Once in Georgia, the drugging was stopped to the extent that she began walking, talking and
In Wisconsin, the Homorable Judge Jane Carroll of Milwaulkee, decided she didn't need to see any evidence of abuse and that it would be appropriate to dismiss a restraining order against the abuser along with all other petitions in the case. This even after testimony from the Wisconsin Department of Aging requesting that the guardianship be dismissed, Community Care of Wisconsin also testified that they were aware of physical abuse and the brandishiing of a gun used to threaten LaToya's mother by the abuser. Jusge Carroll decided none of this mattered and the abuser was never asked to testify or answer for his actions.
Latoya's mother was returned to the home of the abuser, and lives in constant fear and a state of anxiety.
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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.
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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
This evening, in the spirit of moving forward in a positive fashion, I am happy to have Jim Fargiano as my guest. Jim is the author of "The Spoken Words of Spirit".
"This book is a condensed work of many messages that have been received from Spirit over the years. As the author of this book it is important for you to know that I have found that there is something for everyone in the thoughtful and meaningful words that are conveyed. Many readers have told me that the book gives them a feeling of peace and contentment"
From his website: www.jimfargiano.com is this statement:
"We can be angered and enraged, feel emotionally scarred and hurt, but all energies should be put towards rebuilding our reality of a peace-loving life. Use our focus to help, not hinder, a healing. This is a hard task and well recognized that it may be difficult to achieve, but know this: God and Spirit worked tirelessly in the moments leading to this act of free will to insulate and protect as many as possible."
It is hoped that this broadcast will be useful in helping the victims of guardianship abuse refocus their energy and to move forward in a positive manner, and helping them to regain their personal power.
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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.
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.