Did You Hear Me Crying

The Moving Story of Survival Through 45 Years of Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse

Author: Cassie Moore

Publisher: Live It

ISBN: 9781906954598

Category: Adult child abuse victims

Page: 197

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In this shocking memoir, Cassie Moore gives a very open description of how she suffered and survived a lifetime of abuse: The sexual, physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her parents, who sold her into marriage at the age of 16; the 23 years of domestic violence she endured and what she did to save herself and start a new life

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

The True Story of a Troubled Boy with a Dark Secret

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000736296X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Seven-year-old Reece was the last of six siblings to be taken into foster care. Cathy, Reece's foster carer, was about to unravel a truth about the reasons for his violent and aggressive behaviour - a truth more shocking than she'd ever imagined.

Cry Silent Tears

The Horrific True Story of the Little Boy in the Cellar

Author: Joe Peters

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007274068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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Jamie was just five years old and the horrific scene literally struck him dumb. He didn't speak for four and a half years, which meant he was unable to ask anyone for help as his life turned into a living hell. His schizophrenic mother and two of his older brothers spent the following years beating him, raping him and locking him in the cellar at the family home. Fed on scraps that he was forced to lick from the floor, he was sometimes left naked in the dark for three days without human contact. Unable to read or write, all Jamie could do to communicate his suffering was draw pictures - the same one over and over of his father on fire, which allowed his mother to convince teachers at his school that he had been mentally unbalanced by the trauma. The violence and sexual abuse grew in severity as more people, including his stepfather, were invited to use him in any way they chose. The only thing that saved Jamie was the kindness of his elder brother and his only school friend, both of whom showed him that love was possible even in the darkest of situations. At fourteen he finally found the courage to run away, hiding in a hut by a railway line, fed on scraps by some local children who found him, but this 'freedom' was brief. For the next two, bleak years he was dragged between a children's home and his mother's house until the moment he turned sixteen, when he walked out and hitch-hiked to the other end of the country, finally free from his tormentors and ready to begin a new life. Jamie's is the ultimate insider's story, casting light into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a truly inspirational account of how one small boy found the strength to overcome almost impossible odds and become a remarkable man. Now that he has found his voice again, Jamie speaks out against child abuse and helps support and protect other children whose lives have been blighted by it.

Can I Let You Go?

A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving on

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: Harper Element

ISBN: 9780008153748

Category:

Page: 336

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Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother s alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Given that Faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it s a secret. To begin with Faye won t acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye s social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance."

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279752

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 7784

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The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...

Please, Daddy, No: A Boy Betrayed

Author: Stuart Howarth

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279973

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 627

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Stuart just wanted his father to love him, but he was made to believe he was too naughty to be loved. Finally David Howarth was sent to prison for abusing Stuart's young sisters. Nobody knew the truth about Stuart's abuse until one fateful day when his father tried it again and Stuart fought back in the only way he knew how.

Momma, Stop! I'll Be Good!

Author: Shannon Bowen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781490330341

Category:

Page: 112

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What happened to Kevin...? "Momma, Stop! I'll Be Good" continues the real-life story begun in the best-selling book, "Momma, Don't Hit Me!" In this tale of child abuse in New Hampshire, readers discover the rest of the story of Kevin, a preschool boy. In the previous book, readers saw that the police were powerless to help Kevin. The state's child protection department was too overwhelmed and understaffed to do anything, either. Kevin was at the mercy of abuse by his mother, Ann, and neglect by his father, Joe. In this sequel, you'll learn more about Joe's darker side and how far Ann would go, putting her own needs ahead of Kevin's. And, you'll find out what happened to Kevin. It's not a "happily ever after" story, but it brings closure to Kevin's plight. Based on a true story that unfolded in New Hampshire during 2011 - 2013.

Death from Child Abuse-- and No One Heard

Author: Dana Weikel,Eve Krupinski,John G. Cronin

Publisher: Currier-Davis Pub

ISBN: 9780930507046

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

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A true story of child abuse and a comprehensive guide to what you can do to stop it.

Sins of the Mother

A heartbreaking true story of a woman's struggle to escape her past and the price her family paid

Author: Irene Kelly,Jennifer Kelly,Matt Kelly

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447291522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Irene Kelly was brought up in poverty and abused by her mammy from an early age. But home life was still better than the time she spent in one of Dublin's industrial orphanages. In that harsh regime she was beaten and sexually assaulted. Set to work in the nursery, she saw the nuns treat the babies with horrifying cruelty. As an adult those experiences haunted Irene. When she fell in love with Matt, who was fighting his own demons, they moved to England for a new start. They wanted their daughter Jennifer to have a better life, but in trying to protect her by hiding their past they only succeeded in pushing her away. Until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that changed everything . . . Sins of the Mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Search for the True Self, Third Edition

Author: Alice Miller

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786743611

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757396070

Category: Self-Help

Page: 195

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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

A Baby’s Cry

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007445709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.

The Girl Nobody Wants

A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland

Author: Lilly O'Brien

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780880332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lily was never given that chance; her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution’s doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone.“When I go to sleep it’s in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die.” A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies and fans of Jodi Picoult. It has been compared to Dave Pelzer’s A Child Called It, Damaged by Cathy Glass and The Kid by Kevin Lewis.

Mommie Dearest

Author: Christina Crawford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150404908X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

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The 40th anniversary edition of the “shocking” #1 New York Times bestseller with an exclusive new introduction by the author (Los Angeles Times). When Christina Crawford’s harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published in 1978, it brought global attention to the previously closeted subject. It also shed light on the guarded world of Hollywood and stripped away the façade of Christina’s relentless, alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford. Christina was a young girl shown off to the world as a fortunate little princess. But at home, her lonely, controlling, even ruthless mother made her life a nightmare. A fierce battle of wills, their relationship could be characterized as an ultimately successful, for Christina, struggle for independence. She endured and survived, becoming the voice of so many other victims who suffered in silence, and giving them the courage to forge a productive life out of chaos. This ebook edition features an exclusive new introduction by the author, plus rare photographs from her personal collection and one hundred pages of revealing material not found in the original manuscript.

Regretting Motherhood

A Study

Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171377

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 272

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Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.

Momma, Don't Hit Me!

A True Story of Child Abuse

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781522910275

Category:

Page: 160

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What would you do if you heard someone abusing a child in the bedroom next to yours? What would you do if it took over a year for that child to find safety, and you heard the child's anguished cries, night after night? Read one woman's diary of suspected child abuse in the state of New Hampshire during 2011 and 2012. This is a true story describing real events, though the characters have been fictionalized. This isn't a novel. It's a real-life diary. The story starts as the concerned neighbor gradually discovers that it doesn't help to call the police or state officials. Their hands are tied, whether by inadequate laws or an overwhelmed and under-funded system. The only people who seemed concerned were those who -- by law -- couldn't do anything except offer help to the family, and express frustration to the police, Child Protective Services, and members of the extended family. This diary covers the months that followed, to the day one parent decided to shake things up. This book isn't just about one child. It gives you an inside view of a system that is overburdened and ineffective. In this case, nothing protected the child from abuse. "Momma, Don't Hit Me!" also includes the author's thoughts on what needs to change to heal children, their families, and -- ultimately -- their communities. Amazon.com bestseller Read this poignant true story to understand what's going on behind some closed doors, and what needs to change to protect children in our community. Fourth edition.

Run, Mummy, Run

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436645

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged, the gripping story of a woman caught in a horrific cycle of abuse - and the desperate lengths she must go to, to escape.

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The True Story of an Abandoned, Abused Little Girl Who Was Desperate to Be Part of a Family

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000728098X

Category: Abused children

Page: 310

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Dawn was the first child Cathy Glass' ever fostered. A sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, but her outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood so awful, that even Dawn cannot remember it. During the first night, Cathy awakes to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks - which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling It's not my fault in her sleep one night. Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past. When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn's mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and came back very disturbed. She also sheds light on the reason for Dawn's fascination with matches and Cathy's baby. Eventually Dawn is placed in a psychiatric home for children, and five years later she gets in touch with Cathy. She has been reconciled with her mother and is now training to become a teacher.

Fear of Our Father

A True Story of Abuse, Murder, and Family Ties

Author: Lisa Bonnice,Stacey M. Kananen

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425258734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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It was shocking enough when Stacey Kananen's brother admitted to killing their parents, but when he also implicated her, she found herself on a mission to clear her name. Original.