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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2766

Released Tuesday, 12th October 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Peter Elsley from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, a child abuse survivor originally from New South Wales, Australia. Peter says his abuse began at 3 years old, at the hands of his mother, followed by his dad and later by his own sister. An older cousin sexually abused him from 13-14 years old. "My cousin lured me. He sexually molested, sexually abused, forced sexual incest, gang molestation, and committed physical and verbal child abuse. I was being kept home from school due to all the abuse that included my own sister. At school, I was bullied, teased and called names. Peter explains, "I thought the sexual abuse had stopped once [I was] around 14 years," he says, "however, I was wrong. My second event of sexual molestation happened with a music teacher." The 'fee' was sexual touching and sex. "While teaching, he would from time to time touch me between my legs while I was playing and concentrating on my lesson." Peter continues, "My third time of sexual abuse happened when I was sentenced to a boy's prison for a crime I never did." His own father threatened him with a loaded shotgun to get his version of truth. "I lived with my grandparents when I was 17 to 26 years," he says. "I survived the horrors of my abuse and yet was diagnosed in 1990 with HIV due to my childhood molestation. Almost 8 years ago, I reached out for counseling to seek the support and guidance from my horrible ordeal of child sexual molestation. My counseling is still continuing." Peter concludes, "I have thrived because I am strong, I have faith and the power by the Holy Spirit my Father in Heaven and my friend Jesus Christ."
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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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