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Episode from the podcastStop Child Abuse Now

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2800

Released Saturday, 27th November 2021
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Tonight's special guest is Nancy V Brown from Atlanta, Georgia, a child abuse survivor, advocate, coach and new NAASCA volunteer. Nancy is also an author. 'My Costa Rican Hummingbird Sings' is the story of her life journey. From her earliest days in Costa Rica, to her current life as an entrepreneur, she has faced countless challenges. At age 5 she experienced sexual child abuse at the hands of a trusted family member. She was told not to tell anyone and became ashamed and scared to tell anyone. The abuse continued for some time until she got enough courage to tell her mom. The abuse left her broken, ashamed and some of the family members did not believe her. Nancy was moved to her grandmother's care, who introduced her to knowing Christ and the Holy Spirit, relationships that saved her life a few times over. In school she experienced bullying, hazing and racism. She dealt with depression and attempted suicide as a teenager. She went through the criminal justice system and went into the foster care system. At her lowest points her personal relationship with God kept her grounded. As an adult she went through a failed marriage, narcissistic abuse, alcoholism and depression. In her memoir, 'My Costa Rican Hummingbird Sings', Nancy shares her life story to help guide others in their personal journeys. The book offers a tapestry of life's stories—stories of family, abuse, teenage pregnancy, divorce, single motherhood, racism, alcoholism, depression, sickness, loss, and through it all, the unending power of God's unconditional love. She also founded her program, "Brave Girls Rise UP," which is dedicated to empowering, supporting and building confidence for young girls.
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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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