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Tonight's special guest is Deborah Dooley from Denver, Colorado, a NAASCA family member who's making her first appearance as a special guest on our show. "The support of the unity of your organization has already impacted me," she told us some time ago. "I already felt great about even making contact with you and knowing what you are doing that it gave me a refreshed hope about my own journey of healing." Deborah's a proud member of the Christian community, but also wrote me that she recognized the benefit of using a 12 step "design for living" for child abuse recovery, saying, "Many times, I have thought about how valuable it would be to have a 12 step program for abuse issues that could translate to help all people since the 12 step is so effective in its use." A 12 step program encourages belief in a Power greater than oneself, of course, but allows for a God as you understand Him. She said, "I, personally, hope to go through this 12 step program that you have developed" (please see www.ASCA12step.org). Deborah was born in Hawaii but lives in Denver now, and tells us she's the proud mother of a daughter who unfortunately ended her life in July 2013 after a long series of very traumatic circumstances. "My life up until her death was focused on getting her safe from abuse by her dad since the courts don't protect kids from this," she says, "and there's no place to turn for help at this point to protect your child. I am now working on what is the best and most expedient solution for the courts." She believes that these kinds of preventable tragedies can be stopped from happening to children and families. Deborah hopes to work toward making our country be more loving towards its children.
This week on Altered Geek, Steve, TFG1 Mike and Birdman Dodd talk about their week, gaming, Captain America Civil War, a lot of general geek topics. We discuss Short Films, Dog Adoptions, Gotham, Supergirl, TOP 100, Star Wars, Bill Murray, Liam Nieson, and more!
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Gratitude Night !! On this Thanksgiving evening, we'll pause to give expressions of our gratitude for our recovery from child abuse and trauma, and express our desire that we can be effective in our mission .. (1) to educate the public to stop the silence and (2) to offer hope and help to the still suffering adult survivor of child abuse. Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. Join Bill Murray and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters and friends, for an informed discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse. Anonymous calls and chat room participation are encouraged. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org
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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.
Tomorrow night the Chicago Bears will try to do something rare in the Jay Cutler era: win at Lambeau. It's a Thanksgiving matchup in primetime between two old foes, and the Packers got the better of the Bears in Week 1. What's changed since that game, what remains the same and what are the odds of a Bears upset victory? Meanwhile the Bulls and Hawks are still on the road, having trouble closing out games. Plus my Fantasy Football picks for the Thanksgiving games!
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Mike Barnes is the executive director of the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, but he's also a long-time Eagles season-ticket holder and a die-hard fan. So Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bill Furman are curious to get Mike's take on this disappointing Birds season a few days after a 45-17 drubbing at the hands of the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bill will hit Chet and Mike with a slew of questions about Chip Kelly and the Eagles, plus the outlook for a conference championship for the Temple Owls. In addition, Mike will detail the various Barkann Foundation events on tap this holiday season. There's also our Philly sports trivia question and prize giveaway courtesy Carl's Cards & Collectibles. It's all brought to you by shopforkisses.org, the online shopping network of the Kisses for Kyle Foundation.
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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
Original Football Guru / November 24th
Chris Bellina discusses Fantasy Football, Fan Duel and NFL at 9pm ET / 6pm PT
* @22Steve / Matt Forte or Stevie Johnson?
* @22Steve / Matt Forte or Latavius Murray?
* @DIRTYT21 / Danny Amendola or John Brown?
* @getinyo3 / Allen Hurns or Matt Forte?
* @bronz07 / Should I drop Gore for Rawls?
* @kieferwarriors / Gave Giovarni Bernard and Davante Adams/Got Danny Woodhead and 2016 1st and 2nd
* @JasonQuinn1992 / Who should I go with the rest of the way? McManus/Walsh/Bryant/Janikowski? I currently have Walsh
* @JasonQuinn1992 / Who should I roll with the rest of the way? Rawls/Buck Allen/Andrews/Blue/Sims or roll with Chris Johnson at RB? I am dropping Anderson.
* @bronz7 / Should I drop Gore for Rawls or Allen?
* @22Steve / Who should I flex in a standard league? Jeremy Langford/Charcandrick West/Jordan Matthews/Tevin Coleman
* @Camera_Angel / Should I continue to roster Tyrod Taylor if I also have Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston?
* How Guru fared in Week #11
* Week #12 selections
* Class-action suit targets pro sports, Draft Kings and Fan Duel
* Roger Goodell draws distinction between Daily Fantasy Sports and season long fantasy
* Chargers retires LaDainian Tomlinson’s jersey
* Jameis Winston ties NFL rookie record with 5 TD passes
* Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold suffer injuries
* NFL’s most improved players
Call in at 646-200-0848 and join the discussion with business coaches and experts and Members of the LI Strategic Alliance Coalition Jerry Siegel, John Hill, Murray Kleiner, Jim McGowan and members of the Time to Play Foundation Doreen Guma and Gina Lollo to discuss important BUSINESS SUCCESS STRATEGIES!
This week's topic: Risk Avoidance vs. Risk Management: You cannot avoid risk when going into business. It will hurt your business and probably result in it failing. You must be willing to take prudent risks.
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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.
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