Shattered Lives: Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity
A Paperback edition by Camila Batmanghelidjh in English (Aug 10, 2007)
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Short Description: *Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Prize 2006*Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early... Read more
*Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Prize 2006*Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their life experiences, hugely impacted by sexual abuse, parental substance misuse and loss, leading to feelings of shame, rejection and worthlessness. Batmanghelidjh offers understanding for those baffled by these hard-to-reach children and warns against stigmatizing them for their problem behaviour. In her critique of existing structures, she exposes the plight of children who are overlooked by the authorities and denounces those who value bureaucracy over the welfare of the individual child. Society's failure to acknowledge the truth of their experiences and act to change the environment in which such mistreatment can flourish is, she strongly argues, leading to the death of childhood. The book is a clarion call for change.
Shattered Lives Paperback edition by Camila Batmanghelidjh
- Camila Batmanghelidjh
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Publication date
- Aug 10, 2007
- Product dimensions
- 159 x 234 x 10mm
Introduction. 1. The Witnessing. 2. Introduction to Therapeutic Thinking. 3. Exploring the Impact of Sexual Abuse - Letter to Chardonnay. 4. Shame - Letter to Daisy. 5. Adaptive Violence - Letter to Mr Mason. 6. Psychosocial Vulnerabilities Leading to Violence - Letter to Rocky. 7. Cradled in Terror - Children's Capacity to be Violent. 8. Legitimizing Neglect? Achieving the Best for Clients and Workers - Letter to Flower. 9. Parental Addictions - Letter to Julie. 10. Letter to Deny, Cry and Try. Conclusion. Appendix 1: The Basic "Who's Who?" of the Therapy World. Appendix 2: Substance Misuse: A Tourist's Guide.