Q & A call-in discussion with a survivor-professional, using an OPEN MIKE forum. We'll feature a survivor-professional co-host who'll field topics brought to the episode by you, the listener. ~~ Tonight the special co-host will be Svava Brooks, the well-known and much respected survivor-professional and long time NAASCA family member. An author and a coach, Svava often shares about 'Releasing Your Authentic Self', and is doing YouTube presentations on the same topic. She recently shared, "A concept that fascinates me and that I love to help survivors learn about is 'hope'. Most survivors struggle to understand what hope means or even looks like because they've never had an example of it." Svava goes on, "But what if I told you that hope is the actual pathway to resilience, to surviving and healing from trauma, and that it has been shown to be the single best predictor of well-being. This is why it's so important to me to teach other survivors how to find their hope." ~~ On these episodes we welcome various co-hosts, survivor-professionals who'll assist in fielding questions and lead a variety of topics suggested by our call-in participants. Their trauma-informed perspectives as survivor-professionals will help them guide discussions on the issues of child abuse, trauma and healthy human sexuality that spring from questions and topics brought to us by our listeners. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show, on the phone or in our show's community chat room. ~~ Please visit the NAASCA.org web site.