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  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1348

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is John Gerrard from Lineville, Alabama, a rape survivor who was sexually assaulted while in prep school. John grew up in New York City in a struggling lower-middle class Catholic family and spent his formative years in Brooklyn in what he describes as "typical dysfunctional tenement living." There was a lot of corporal punishment during his 12 years of Catholic education. The worse experiences occurred at Saint Francis Prep which culminated with his being first befriended, but then violated and raped, by Brother Michael Moran, the principal. "It was the most horrible experience in my life," John says. "I laid there in shock, drugged .." When he saw Brother Michael later he wanted to vomit. "I had an overwhelming sense of despair and powerlessness." In adulthood John floundered but eventually found a career as a New York City firefighter despite heavy drinking and drug use. "I drank and drugged to forget, and the only place I ever felt I belonged was in a burning building." In 1988 he sobered up, ".. after having near heart attacks, guns in my face, blackouts, paranoia, and a state of spiritual bankruptcy where death would have come as a welcomed friend." He goes on, "The next 27 years have been an odyssey of self-examination and spiritual awakening." Today he counsels addicts on a volunteer basis in his community. "I hope to help others with my story," John says, "and plan to use all my power as a citizen to pursue legislative and systemic changes to protect children from future abuse through speaking, writing, film, social and traditional media. I stand with all victims to change the personal narrative from one of victimization to survivorship and advocacy."

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1349

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Eugenea Couture, 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: Parental Alienation Awareness Day has just passed and on our last show (which was part 1 in a series on this topic) we covered upcoming events and support efforts from a dedicated group of advocates who appeared on our show. Each of them has made an incredible impact in raising awareness and building support networks and pathways to change. Each of them also has a powerful personal story, and they have agreed to return for the second half of this show and share these stories with us. Tonight we are so pleased to welcome back advocates Wendy Archer, Anna Tivade, Alexandra Iyer, and nationally known author and speaker Ryan Thomas. We also have psychologist Dr. Jim Singer who is available to answer any questions you may have on this issue, and whose support and contributions has helped so many dealing with difficult trauma. ~~ 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: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1347

    in Self Help

    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, professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and coordinator of the annual SCRIPT conference in LA, will help 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

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1346

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Elizabeth Cucinotta Sorvillo, an attorney, author, mother, and advocate for children, child sex abuse survivors and animals. Elizabeth is the author of "Controlled Burn: Exposing Child Sex Abuse and Corruption at America's Largest Private Catholic High School," a detailed account of how two women, sexually harassed by their teachers at the same Franciscan educational institution twenty years apart, came together to expose the hypocrisy and systematic corruption that shielded decades of child sexual abuse and abusers from the public. Elizabeth has been named to the list of Catholic clergy abuse whistleblowers by BishopAccountability.org and consulted for the top school sexual abuse attorneys in the United States. She has provided critical information to private investigators, and several state departments of education and Catholic dioceses. She is currently consulting on several school related sexual assault and harassment cases, as well as working on investigations regarding multi-state corporate scams. Elizabeth has over twelve years of experience in the media and has been interviewed in The New York Times, The Journal News, New York Daily News, The Times of Israel, and The Nonprofit Quarterly. She has appeared on WNBC New York, Fox News, News 12 Westchester, New York 1, and in documentaries produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her LinkedIn profile says the following, "I am an advocate, through and through and through. If you need help, contact me here by messaging me on this page. Into protecting children and animals. Always."

  • 00:17

    Child sex tourism is on the rise

    in Moms and Family

    Child Sex tourism is on the rise.  We must become educated, and empowered to make changes to protect our children.  Join us!!

  • 01:04

    Walking Wounded, Surviving The Storms Of Hurt And Abuse For 5-5-2016

    in Religion

    THURSDAY ON THE SPIRIT ALIVE NETWORK


    Walking Wounded, Surviving The Storms Of Hurt & Abuse


    Join Us @ 7:00 PM (PST) - 9:00 PM (CST) - 10:00 PM (EST)
    Call: 714-364-4337



    The purpose of this program is to give those who have been hurt by others in the church, or by any other form of abuse a loving and safe forum to share their stories and feelings. It is a place where you may participate, or simply sit under the word of God.  


    We will share testimonies, life lessons, and Biblical principals that will show you how to allow the Holy Spirit to heal your brokenness, and triumph over any abuse. So prepare to join Sister Letticia Gilmore and I as we educate, equip, and edify those who are hurting.


    Yes, we're giving you more of what your soul is looking for right here on the Spirit Alive Network 


    Taking It To Streets: Mondays @ 5:00 PM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Network


    Tuesday Teachings: Tuesdays @ 7:00 AM (EST) On The Spirit Alive Ministries Network


    Tell It Tuesday: Tuesdays @ 11:00 PM (EST) On The Spirit Alive Network


    The Faith Cafe: Wednesday @ 4:00 PM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Ministries Network


    Prayer Changes Things: Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Network 


    Walking Wounded: Thursdays @ 7:00 PM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Ministries Network


    Every Man Standing: Fridays @ 5:00 PM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Network


    Stories of the Bible: Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Ministries Network


    Spirit Alive Praise & Worship: Sundays @ 9:00 AM (PST) On The Spirit Alive Ministries Network


    Visit our website at www.spiritalivebiblestudies.org

  • 01:38

    AT WHAT POINT DOES DISCIPLINE BECOMES ABUSE

    in Entertainment

    WHEN DOES SPANKING A CHILD TURN INTO ABUSE

  • 02:21

    The Fourth Branch with Debbie Carroll-Child Support: Safety Net or Weapon?

    in Current Events

    The Fourth Branch with Debbie Carroll: Child Support: Safety Net or Weapon?  Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 6-8 p.m. Pacific, 7-9 p.m. Mountain, 8-10 p.m. Central, and 9-11 p.m. Eastern. Our guests tonight include Philly Slim and Michael Hering, and other parents who have been court-ordered to pay child support, notwithstanding the loss of access to their children. The discussion will look at family court actions that include the use of debtors' prisons and Department of Motor Vehicles surveillance.  We will examine the use of Title IV-D funding and additional child support funding to forgive and defer arrears, and other inequities in the system. Incentives for CSE employees to meet collections quotas and state incentives to match federal dollars drive much of these programs. Most important,the impact of Child Support issues on long-term benefit to children and families will be considered.  Online at Permalink: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthemerges/2016/05/06/the-fourth-branch-with-debbie-carroll-child-support-safety-net-or-weapon OR call our GUEST LINE (347)855-8301. Press 1 if you want to join in the conversation.


     

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1345

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Richard Sipe from La Jolla, California, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor who earlier spent 18 years as a Benedictine monk and priest. Now married, Richard is devoted full time to research into the sexual and celibate practices of Roman Catholic bishops and priests. That path has lead him to the study of the sexual teaching of the church and its effects on behavior - especially sexual abuse of minors by clergy - and the tangle of sexual problems that some people claim are blocking every religious agenda and destroying beyond repair the credibility of the Catholic Church in sexual matters. The Academy Award winning Best Picture for 2016, "Spotlight," featured his words as part of their investigation into clergy abuse. Richard was trained specifically to deal with the mental health problems of Roman Catholic Priests. In the process of training and therapy, he conducted a 25-year ethnographic study of the celibate / sexual behavior of that population. His study, first published in 1990, is now considered a classic. Richard has published six books that explore these themes, including A Secret World and Celibacy in Crisis.' Widely interviewed by media he's known internationally and has participated in 12 documentaries on celibacy and priest sexual abuse aired by HBO, BBC, and other networks in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Richard has no professional sympathy for the cardinals and bishops and other ranking church officials who cover up their crimes. "Some of them are so terrible," he says. "I mean the plain lying that I've seen, bishop after bishop saying, 'No, this was never true. I don't know anything. I can't remember anything.' And sometimes the bishop just smiles. One bishop said, 'I only lie when I have to.'"

  • 00:10

    Leave Some Baggage At Baggage Claim

    in Women

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply lose our emotional baggage the same way our luggage gets lost by airline companies? If only we could turn off our emotions and memories that easily. 


    Even the most “perfect” upbringing has its baggage. It doesn’t require a traumatic event or abuse to have emotional baggage. Perhaps you grew up in what most would consider an ideal family environment. You mother was a stay-at-home mom and your dad went off to work every day. You had  siblings and the family went to church at least three times a week. By all accounts, you had a great childhood … and you did. But that perfection may have spilled over into you adult life and you have discovered that your expectations for relationships are far too high. Why?  You parents never allowed you and your siblings to see any conflict between them, so you grew up with an ideal that in a perfect relationship, there shouldn’t be any conflicts or disagreements. Not so.


    You would be hard pressed to not know someone in your life that has experienced some emotional or even physical trauma during their formative years. Whether it involved the death of parent, a nasty divorce, physical abuse or severe emotional abuse, someone that we work with, go to school with or even live with has lived through something traumatic. The difference is how these individuals have dealt with the emotional baggage that comes along with the trauma.


     

  • 00:52

    Afrika Bambaataa Molestation Allegations

    in Podcasting

    It has now come to light that Afrika Bambaata creator of the Zulu Nation has been accused of child molestion. He has been accused of molesting boys since his rise to rain. Many story have been coming out nad Afrika has finally broken his silence to his accusers. Please join us in this discussion!