Your NAASCA Newsletter: for survivors / activists | October 2017
a non profit 501(c)3

Because of you, more kids are being protected, more adult survivors served!

NAASCA has a single purpose, to address issues related to childhood abuse and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and neglect .. and we do so from two specific perspectives :

  • educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, worldwide problem that affects everyone

  • offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues involving prevention, intervention and recovery

Building a survivor community ... because together we can do what we cannot do alone .   
Welcome to the October 2017 Newsletter

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'Ways to Engage' - this month's newsletter theme

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
  • Celebrating those who have survived
  • Connecting those who work to end violence

October 5th is International Day of No Prostitution
  • raise awareness and support for anti-human trafficking
  • support for services to survivors of sex trafficking and sex workers
  • advocacy for rights of sex workers as well as victims and survivors

October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child
  • awareness of gender inequality issues faced by girls worldwide
  • protection from physical,political, and sexual violence against girls and women
  • advocacy to end child marriage

Introducing NAASCA's New US/Canadian
Ambassador Program!
We've grown to the point we decided to create 8 separate Regions in the US and 2 Regions in Canada. Each region will be supervised by a Regional Director, and each state or province will be assigned a specific volunteer Ambassador.

As NAASCA's local representatives, Ambassadors will be a primary contact person who's available for the newcomer to NAASCA. Regional Directors and Ambassadors are expected to be well-versed in our many services, tools and projects, as well as be able to engage in our social media efforts. 

This volunteer opportunity takes only a minimal amount of your time. A small amount of training by the Ambassador Program Director, Terri Lanahan, will be required for all the volunteers in this project including a basic familiarity with our web site, projects, tools, services & resources, and a commitment to represent NAASCA in their state or province.


Terri Lanahan,
Ambassador Program Director

Phone : 406 / 299-0253

Call-in to participate in our Internet Streaming Radio Shows !

Six nights a week we broadcast our Internet-based live streaming talk shows. You can tune in on Sundays for 'Community Matters,' and Monday-Friday for 'Stop Child Abuse Now' (SCAN). Every show begins at 8pm EST, 5pm PAC.

We would love any and all of you to participate in the shows by calling-in to ( 646) 595-2118 to be a part of our guest panel or by scrolling to the bottom of the streaming show screen to post your comments while listening online.

Regular show topics include OPEN MIKE discussion and special guests:

  • "Community Matters" News of the Week - from
  • "Public Safety" discussion - violence prevention - from 
  • "Q & A call-in" show with Dr. Debra Warner, Forensic Psychologist 
  • "Special Guest" shows: each Wed and Fri - hear survivor stories
  • "For Our Kids" - the rights of children and families in North America 
  • "Recovery as an Adult" - tips, tools and techniques for healing

Each of the shows are recorded as they air live, and then are made available for listening in our "on-demand" archive the following day. Our ever-growing library of "special guest" shows includes a virtual Who's Who of those who champion the cause against child abuse.

We also invite you to be hosted as a Special Guest on the show to share your story of abuse and recovery. NAASCA's purpose is to break the taboo of talking about abuse and offering hope to survivors of childhood abuse. Being one of our Special Guests is an excellent way to accomplish this. If you would like to be a special guest, please email NAASCA's CEO Bill Murray at:
Did you know about the mobile-friendly version of our web site ?

People seeking info on the Internet with a smart phone can find us now! Designed for your smart phone or tablet, our new mobile web site ' ' carries most of the info, tools, services, and resources that we have on our regular site, but it is formatted to display better for easy viewing on your mobile device. Now it is easier to access NAASCA from all your devices!

What's Happening in YOUR Community ?
NAASCA's Calendar of Events is a tool where you’ll find non-recurring event listings from all around the world. We list child abuse and trauma related gatherings like workshops, rallies, conferences, marches and so on. We have calendars for every state and province in North America and for virtually every country on earth. 

You're holding events all over the globe for October! Help keep your NAASCA Family updated by submitting those events and updates or corrections to our volunteer Carolin at:
Click on the calendar below to visit the events page and find or submit events from all around the globe!
NAASCA Is Entirely Staffed By Volunteers Like You !
NAASCA is in need of volunteers to achieve the plans we have for the coming year. We now offer 30  FREE  programs and services that are available to the global community which fight against child abuse and trauma. Visit the HIGHLIGHTS PAGE on our web site to see all of our International services, tools, and projects with links to each one.

There are many ways you can volunteer with NAASCA. If you have a little time or a lot, your help is greatly appreciated and needed. Please consider looking through our list of available positions here:

A Note from Our Founder and CEO:
Healing from child abuse and trauma can be a very lonely journey .. but you'll never be alone again, a day at a time, if you don't want to be !!
NAASCA belongs to no other group and receives no outside funding. We're self-supporting through our own members' voluntary contributions.
Please consider a one time
or recurring donation .
Thanking you for all you do in the fight against child abuse and trauma and welcoming you to engage with your NAASCA family, I remain, as always,

Yours in service,

Bill Murray , Founder and CEO
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.   
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