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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2761

Released Tuesday, 5th October 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Andrew Pari, LCSW, trauma specialist, from San Diego, CA, a returning NAASCA family member who is the founder and Executive Director of Sexual Assault Awareness. He's been called the ‘nation's leading authority on the arousal mechanism in sexualized violence,' and a pioneer in sexual assault treatments that bridge the gap from the world of psychology to the world of hidden sexual expression often expressed in the kink/BDSM realm. Andrew is a psychotherapist with nearly 30 years' experience treating female survivors of sexual abuse and assault, including sex workers. He is a Board Member and Certification Program Director with the Center for Positive Sexuality, speaks and trains nationally on "taboo" aspects of rape and sexualized violence, and a contributor to '#MeToo: Counsellors and psychotherapists speak about sexual violence and abuse.,' where Andrew tells his own story for the first time. Andrew became interested in these issues when working with a colleague and found it was quite common for survivors to delay recovery due to feelings of shame or guilt, and a sense of self-responsibility for childhood sexual assaults. Children are helpless, innocent, and powerless against predators. The 'responsibility' belongs to the predators .. not the child. "I had assumed this was common knowledge in the field. I have since learned that there is still so much to do in basic education on arousal for survivors."
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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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