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A Child Called It

By Dave Pelzer
  • ISBN Code: : 0757396070
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 195
  • Category : Self-Help
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-child-called-it.pdf

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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.

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The Juvenile Skeleton in Forensic Abuse Investigations

By Ann H. Ross,Suzanne M. Abel
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9781617792557
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Medical
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Book Short Summary:

Juvenile homicide and fatal maltreatment remain serious and pervasive problems in the developed world and especially in the United States, where in 2005 some 1,500 children died from neglect and physical abuse. Alarming statistics such as this, as well as an upsurge in the media attention paid to all things forensic, underscore the pressing need for the utmost rigor in the scientific investigation of child abuse cases. This well timed volume is a response to the climate of public and press interest in such inquiries, where the forensic aspects of the casework generate an enormous amount of attention. The contributions cover a wide range of topics and explore many of the finer details of investigations into juvenile fatalities suspected of being abuse-related. The chapters reflect both the multi-disciplinary nature of such investigations, and also the need for law enforcement professionals to take a rounded, holistic approach to the casework involved. The motivational factors that lead many professionals enter this arena of investigation are, of course, personal and individual. However, at the core of their commitment and their work is a shared need for justice, plain and simple. Victim advocacy and protecting the rights of children, both living and deceased, remains a key impetus for those professionals who specialize in child abuse research. At the heart of this book is the aim of providing both a vital resource for investigators, and a purposeful voice for the young victims of abuse, unable as they are to stand up and speak for themselves.

Outbursts of a Supercilious Renouncer;

By Baethan Balor
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1663225982
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 413
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Book Short Summary:

What not to do with one's life; an expulsion of trite. "The reader is a fool."

Child Protection in England, 1960–2000

By Jennifer Crane
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319947184
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : History
  • Members : 231
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Book Short Summary:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England. Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority. New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media. While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, children, parents, and survivors also faced barriers to enacting change, and the book traces how long-standing structural hierarchies, particularly around gender and age, mediated and inhibited the realisation of experiential and emotional expertise.

The World's Strongest Librarian

By Josh Hanagarne
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110162177X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Book Short Summary:

A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old when he first began exhibiting symptoms. When he was twenty and had reached his towering height of 6’7”, his tics escalated to nightmarish levels. Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh tried countless remedies, with dismal results. At last, an eccentric, autistic strongman taught Josh how to “throttle” his tics into submission using increasingly elaborate feats of strength. What started as a hobby became an entire way of life—and an effective way of managing his disorder. Today, Josh is a librarian at Salt Lake City’s public library and founder of a popular blog about books and weight lifting—and the proud father of five-year-old Max. Funny and offbeat, The World’s Strongest Librarian traces this unlikely hero as he attempts to overcome his disability, find love, and create a life worth living.

Child Abuse

By Allison Krumsiek
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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1534562044
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 201
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Book Short Summary:

Child abuse does not always leave visible marks; sometimes the abuse is emotional or sexual. Often, a child is abused in more than one way. Although abuse is never the victim’s fault, they may feel too guilty or ashamed to tell anyone about it. Therefore, it is important for others to recognize the signs. Through informative text, full-color photographs, discussion questions, and detailed infographics, this volume teaches young adults what abuse looks like and how to get help for themselves or for others if they recognize signs of an abusive situation.