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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2768

Released Thursday, 14th October 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Felisha Johnson from Miami, Florida, who has an incredible story of transformation as someone physically and sexually abused, taken from their loved ones, and placed in the foster care system where she would stay for ten years. She emancipated out at age sixteen, facing multiple hardships. Felisha refused to allow her past to dictate her future, so she pushed through the pain to embark on her healing journey and began to see triumph in her trauma. "I am a survivor," she says. "At seven years old, I was sexually molested by an uncle, physically abused by my stepfather and labeled as a troubled child by my mother .. so anything that I did or said was terrible." It turned out one day she was at school, sitting at her desk when a teacher took one look at her and immediately took her to the front office. "I thought I was in trouble, and it felt like forever sitting there in the front office. The school administration asked me why I had multiple bruises on my body," she says."That's when life changed for me. On that day I was taken  from the only family I knew and placed in the foster care system  by the Department Of Children's & Families." Felisha became quite the advocate and activist. "I created Heal Your Story, LLC & LAP Foundation Inc to help trauma survivors and to encourage at-risk youth to transition from their hurtful experiences to living and building a better life." Now a mother to 6 beautiful children, a wife to an amazing husband, with a successful business, she says, "You can live a beautiful life after trauma", concluding," "I help survivors transition from painful experiences to live and create a better life!"
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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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