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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2153

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Tonight's special guest is Carlotta Taylor-Franks from Clinton, Mississippi, a survivor of child abuse by her own family and in foster care. She was severely beaten by her father, and suffered mental, spiritual and physical abuse in the 26 foster homes she was transferred from because of abuse and neglect. Carlotta learned early on that if she didn't transform her mind, she would be consumed by the chaotic world around her. After searching for her purpose for years, she soon learned that her purpose was to share her story and inspire others who may be going through what she endured and overcame triumphantly. She receives her greatest fulfillment from walking someone through their healing process. In her debut book, 'No More Flinching', Carlotta outlines five key steps to overcoming adversity. Flinching was the reaction she had right before her father oftentimes punched her in the face. As a former homicide detective, child protection detective, and former federal officer, with over 15 years law enforcement experience, she knew she had to use her knowledge and wisdom to effect greater change in and around the community. As the founder of 'Somebody Step In', a non-profit for foster children, teens and young adults, she offers coaching and mentorship in education, life skills and more. Carlotta encourages people worldwide to know that their difficulties in life do not have to define their future. Realizing that nothing just happens, and that God uses even our suffering to be a blessing, Carlotta seeks to inspire others to press beyond their breaking point, even if she only touches one person.

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