• 00:46

    Sexual abuse

    in Self Help

    Sexual abuse is very traumatic and devasting to the person encountering it.  How can we stop this?  

  • 01:53

    Reality Bytes - Surviving Domestic Abuse

    in Relationships

    All of us have come into contact with someone in an abusive situation at least once in our lives, or perhaps we were the victim of domestic abuse ourselves. What most people neither know or understand is that there is a lot more to breaking the cycle of abuse than just walking away from the abusive relationship. Sometimes it is about completely changing who you are and how you think, but mostly it is about healing and finding your confidence again.


    On today's show we will be discussing how to break the cycle of abuse and get a second chance at a good life. We will be speaking with victims of abuse that have broken the cycle, and asking them how they did it and how their lives changed post abuse.


    The phone lines will be open so if you feel you have something to contribute to the discussion please do call in! (646)716-6583

  • 00:57

    Breathing Fire...Surviving childhood abuse

    in Women

    “When the universe sends you a miracle, and then asks you to surrender to the journey that is about to unfold, you have two choices. You can politely say thanks-but no-thanks, or you can commit your heart and soul to doing something entirely on faith...  Breathing Fire, began as a book for others who, like author Chris Davis, had survived childhood abuse, but it quickly transformed into a modern-day fairy tale. 


    As women, we need to talk openly about topics that have been kept in locked boxes on the shelf.  There is no need to feel shame for something that happened that we had no control over.  I support courageous women like Chris who not only survive, but empower others to transform their lives to be happy.


     


    http://www.lightheartedpress.com/

  • 00:31

    Lets Talk Surviving Sexual Abuse

    in Entertainment

    Bennet's computer was down so we missed this show, so we are having it again--hopefully we wont have technical difficulties this time


    One in every five girls and one in every twenty boys is sexually abused. For both genders, this abuse most often occurs between the ages of seven and thirteen. The majority of the time children are abused by someone they know: a father, a brother, a neighbor or babysitter. It can be a one-time incident or it can be repetitive over the course of years. 


     


    Tonight noted author of Create Your Personal Sacred Text: and noted  marriage & family therapist,Bobbi Parish join Huffington Post Columnist Rachel Thompson andf Writer/critic Bennet Pomerantz about SURVING SEXUAL ABUSE


    Bobbi's web site...http://www.iamresplendent.com/2014/01/survivors-of-sexual-abuse-chat.html


     

  • 01:00

    Creating the "New" in you for 2015 when surviving domestic violence/sexual abuse

    in Relationships

    Creating the "New" in you for 2015 when surviving domestic violence/sexual abuse. Our Guest speaker is Rashidah Id-Deen.

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1042

    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 will be with us, as will special guest Patricia A. McKnight, child abuse activist and NAASCA family member, who will want to discuss the details of terroristic abuse, including guidelines for the Family Terrorist Act, "Trecia's Law." ~~ 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) - 1041

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Svava Brooks from San Diego, a returning NAASCA family member, one of our favorites, back with us again to share her most recent effort, "The Road To Recovery," a set of free tools to start one's healing after sexual abuse and trauma. Svava Brooks is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization in Iceland called "Blátt áfram." The mother of three children, Svava has dedicated her life to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse through education, awareness, and by helping survivors heal and thrive. She explains, "I truly believe that we can heal, we can restore and live a healthy and successful lives. I am walking living proof. I should not have made it. I am a 9 on the ACE's score. I have found a way to break the cycle of the impact of the abuse, and now have restored my faith in myself, my trust in the world, and that I am a loving caring compassionate human being." A certified instructor and facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children in San Diego, California, Svava's also a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Educator, a BellaNet Teen support group facilitator, and an Abuse Survivor Coach. Svava is also a facilitator for Advance!, a program created by Connections to restore authentic identity. Every week she leads a discussion forum on Child Sexual Abuse for Viverae Health, a national wellness and health management company. Please sign up for her monthly newsletter and weekly blog post on her web site at: www.educate4change.com

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1040

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Arnold Herman from Keansburg, NJ, a father of five, who, along with his wife, has also fostered 32 children over the years, some of them from abusive backgrounds. He is an author of two books with problem solving ideas related to teenagers, and runs "Experience Counts Inc", a non profit organization working to prevent the abuse of adolescents and teenagers by educating parents and children on ways to deal with each other without getting into abusive situations. Arnold writes, "Parenting an adolescent or teenager is without a doubt one of the toughest jobs in the world it is a 24-hour per day, seven day a week task that requires the patience of a saint, the Wisdom of Solomon, and the money of Bill Gates. By the time we get really good at it, our children have grown to adulthood." And he goes on, "The wrong kind of parenting can lead to many problems. In addition to creating a poor relationship between parent and child, it can often lead to various type of abuse. Abuse of adolescents and teenagers is a terrible, but often preventable, problem. More often then not it starts with a simple lack of communication. Then escalates to verbal and physical abuse The parents who perpetrate this type of abuse are often not bad people, but rather parents who have become frustrated in their attempts to communicate with, relate to, and control their children. Sexual abuse may also start innocently, with parents often unaware of the behavior that could lead to this terrible tragedy." Be sure to download his free handbooks: "Bring Back The Woodshed" and "Raising Reasonable Parents."

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1037

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA) family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and conduct topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their childhood 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. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1039

    in Self Help

    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: Are our Family Courts in Contempt? With judges running roughshod over civil rights and ignoring rule of law, as well as abusing the use of contempt charges and then gagging innocent litigants to cover up their actions, who is REALLY in contempt here? It is getting to a point where being a litigant in Family Court is as risky as being a random target on a firing range. We'll speak with legal expert Barry Goldstein, author of the books 'The Quincy Solution' and 'Domestic Violence Abuse and Child Custody,' with Robin Carr, advocate and author of 'The Motherless Child Project,' and with advocate Lori Callies. The cases and rulings they'll be discussing are so completely outrageous and utterly contemptible, you won't believe they are true. But, tragically, they are. This is one show you won't want to 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: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com

  • 01:33

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1038

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Shaunda Gilleland from Collinsville, Oklahoma, a child abuse survivor and single mother who shares she knows she's not yet worked enough on herself. Shaunda's mom was a drug addict and alcoholic who worked nights as a nurse and would leave her two kids in the evenings with her boyfriend. Shaunda was beaten and molested many times by the man, and he threatened to kill her if she ever told. But her bruises were noticed in daycare and she became a foster care child. Eventually she was successfully adopted, but the trauma from her youth dramatically effected her later. She drank and got involved with a series of "the wrong men," one of who raped her, causing a pregnancy and miscarriage. By 21 she was married to a man who drank all the time. She decided she was going to fix him and after numerous bad incidents the two began attending AA and Al-Anon 12 Step programs, together and apart. He began drinking again and she felt like she wasn't good enough. "I ended up cheating on him," Shaunda shares, "I was lost and weak and the guy showed me attention." The couple was divorced. "To be honest I always thought that people who had vivid emotions about their abuse were weak. They where deciding to be the victim," she admits thinking. "I have gone through life telling my story as if it belonged to someone else. Until today." She goes on, "I'm learning that its ok to have fear, feel dirty, feel unwanted. One of my biggest issues in life today is that I have no emotions." Shaunda is reaching out for help, but knows she's had some successes, too. "I started a business 2 years ago. It makes happy and excited. It's something that can't be taken away from me." And she goes on, "My son is now 6, and in my world he loves me regardless."

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