Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath. Each episode explores the difficult and often surprising challenges that affect us in the wake of trauma and other life-altering events, including the destructive effects of revictimization. Focus is paid to the value of facing the truth and healing through relationships.

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Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

Ryan Soscia is the Founder & CEO of JDoe, a reporting app for survivors of sexual assault that identifies repeat offenders. Ryan explains the app’s intriguing origin story in which a group of his friends identified a mutual abuser and the stunning events that followed.  Ryan’s firsthand experience inspired him to create the app as… Read More »Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

Season 2 Episode 10: Beneath the Surface of Sobriety Lies Trauma

Jen Elizabeth speaks openly about addiction recovery with an emphasis on the trauma that frequently underlies addiction and the emotional work required to stop using, develop new coping mechanisms, and begin to heal from trauma. Jen was raised in a cult where she was sexually abused by her pastor and neglected by her parents. She… Read More »Season 2 Episode 10: Beneath the Surface of Sobriety Lies Trauma

Season 2 Episode 9: Moment of Truth

It’s just me, Miranda, opening up about my reasons for filing a sexual assault lawsuit against my older brother, Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage. I fill listeners in on what’s happened in my life since–and talk about statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse, the NY Child Victims Act, my first tattoo, and more. Show Notes… Read More »Season 2 Episode 9: Moment of Truth

Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Po Murray, Chair of the grassroots Newtown Action Alliance, is a friend and personal hero. She explains her grassroots group’s efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We talk about activism as a means of addressing the personal effects of trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence on all Americans. Show… Read More »Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

Psychotherapist and EMDR consultant Barbara Heffernan, LCSW explains how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing works and walks listeners through the application of this effective trauma treatment. Barbara discusses the positive outcomes she sees as a trauma specialist when treating patients with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. Miranda describes her own brief… Read More »Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

Season 2 Episode 6: Two Survivors Talk Justice

My first returning guest, Kathryn Robb talks with me about changes to Title IX (put in place by Betsy DeVos) that make it harder for victims of sexual assault to get justice, as well as updates in child sexual abuse statute of limitations laws and the added risk posed by this pandemic for current victims… Read More »Season 2 Episode 6: Two Survivors Talk Justice

Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

My guests Irish and Kenaz describe their work as volunteer members of Bikers Against Child Abuse or BACA. The group’s mission is to create a safer environment for abused children. They do this by working in conjunction with local and state officials when it has been determined that the child is frightened by their environment… Read More »Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score

Somatic Experiencing taps into the science of the autonomic nervous system to treat trauma in a non-invasive manner. Expressive art therapist Carol Hodson explains this intriguing treatment modality and also discusses the power of art as a healing tool. Carol will be living in the Newtown area this summer and hopes to offer her services… Read More »Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score