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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2790

Released Saturday, 13th November 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Steve McEvoy from Covington, Louisiana, who was first abused by a summer school teacher in the summer between 5th and 6th grade. His predator was a member of the clergy, a deacon. Steve was encouraged to be trained as an altar boy by this man who sometimes molested him as other students watched. Steve was trapped and did not know how to escape. "I could tell no one," Steve explains, "as we were taught that clergy was the next closest thing to GOD." When the new school year commenced, Steve found a way to start drinking which became even easier in high school. "I became a full time alcoholic, my first sobriety came in my early 20's and was sober for 15 years." Life moved forward with raising a family and working. In 2018 his life was thrown into chaos again, when he saw his original predator on the evening news. His breakdown came as a surprise to his wife, who had no idea what was going on. "2019 was my year of hell," Steve says, "blaming myself for what had happened and wanting to commit suicide again. I came home drunk by 10 in the morning begging for help from my wife." She took him to a behavioral hospital for help. "By midday I had signed myself in. It was here that I realized none of this was my fault, however I was once again 12 when my mind thought of the past. With the support of family, friends, co-workers and others I've gained more and more strength."
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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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