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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2755

Released Saturday, 25th September 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Jillian Coburn from Lago Vista, Texas, an abuse survivor and author of the memoir 'My Ugly Truth: Life Beyond Abuse'. When Jillian was 18 and unexpectedly got pregnant, her life changed. With little support from the baby’s father, a pill habit to feed, Jillian soon found herself in a cycle of addiction, psychological, and physical abuse. In the years following, she went from one bad relationship to the next. Eventually, she found her saving grace in her Catholic faith, her husband Lonnie and her children, and her determination to stay clean. 'My Ugly Truth: Life Beyond Abuse' is a riveting story, about not just the social and emotional realities of addiction, but also the monetary and opportunity costs of single parenthood and the secret lives of abusers and the abused who live to tell their stories. Jillian is an entrepreneur, a two-time published author (the other book is a cook book, 'Spicy, Cajon Love'), an activist and advocate, an inventor, outdoorswoman, wife and mother of three. She is a co-owner of NOLA Prestige Electric, a women/minority/disabled veteran-based contracting company. Jillian was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of SCSA, and serves on a committee where she and her colleagues recently triumphed, passing Bill 492, allowing victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse to have their day in court. The Statue of Limitations has been completely eliminated, and there is a three year retro (look-back window), which now covers all survivors and victims.
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Stop Child Abuse Now

Monday to Friday's "Stop Child Abuse Now" (SCAN) feature trauma informed HOSTs and Co-hosts and respected child abuse prevention, intervention and recovery advocates. They're all volunteers members of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), a 501(c)3. Founded in 2009, NAASCA.org was originally a grassroots effort. It was launched based on our founder Bill Murray's personal life experienced. Bill wrote, "Very few adults escape years of severe childhood sexual abuse, pre-pubescent X-rated photography, sex trafficking, and a two week long kidnapping." He continued. "But I have, and for some 35 years I've been in recovery from its devastating effects." After years of operating as a grassroots effort, NAASCA became a public charity in 2015 .. a 501(c)3 .. but we receive no grants or outside support, and belong to no other organization. There are no dues or fees. Our MISSION is entirely self-sustaining through the volunteer contributions of our members. The single purpose is to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect from two specific perspectives: 1) educating the public, and 2) offering hope for healing and services to adult survivors. There are now nearly 3000 BlogTalkRadio shows, podcasts in the ever-growing library. Join us five-nights-a-week (Mon to Fri), at 8pm EST (so 7pm CEN, 6pm MTN, 5pm PAC) for solution-oriented discussions about the many issues of child abuse and trauma. The shows always include panel discussions and call-in participation.
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