Her abusive father and controlling mother hampered but did not prevent Trish Cook from accomplishing a lot in life. A stressful childhood in Yorkshire, with WWII bombing, rationing, and often being shut up in a cupboard, is followed by nursing school, marriage, and children. Then came emigration surviving the cold of northern Canada before moving to Vancouver and the Island, where she worked in extended health care. When her back gave out, she tells how it feels to be a disabled worker. After group psychology and finding out that her younger sister had also been abused, she knew she had to warn others to speak up.
Release on 2003-04-29 | by Dr. Gwendolyn Perry Honore
Author: Dr. Gwendolyn Perry Honore
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Herman loves Hound like no man should love a daughter. After years of promiscuity, Hound seeks refuge in a relationship with Charles. Following a born again experience, Hound takes several confusing paths that threaten her sanity and a reputation she worked so hard to construct. Her secret, if confessed to Charles, could destroy their future together.
Too Scared to Learn explores the impact of women's experiences of violence on their learning, and proposes radical changes to educational programs through connecting therapeutic and educational discourses. Little attention has previously been paid to the impact of violence on learning. A large percentage of women who come to adult literacy programs have experienced, or are currently experiencing, violence in their lives. This experience of violence negatively affects their ability to improve their literacy skills. Literacy programs and other educational programs have not integrated this reality into their work. This book builds on extensive research that revealed the wide range of impacts violence has on adult literacy learning. Interviews with counselors and therapists, literacy learners, and educators working in different situations, and a wide range of theoretical and experiential literature, form the basis of the analysis. Educators are offered information to support reconceptualizing programs and practices and making concrete changes that will enable women to learn more effectively. The book makes clear that without an acknowledgment of the impact of violence on learning, women, rather than getting a chance to succeed and improve their literacy skills, get only a chance to fail, confirming to themselves that they really cannot learn. Essential reading for literacy and adult education practitioners, teachers of English as a second language, and education theorists, Too Scared to Learn explores the intersection among trauma, psychological theory, and pedagogy. The book is filled with a wealth of practical ideas, possibilities, and thoughts about what practitioners might do differently in classrooms and educational institutions if we begin to think differently about violence.
"A compassionate, well-written, practical guide for anyone who works with children." Violet Oaklander, Author, Santa Barbara, California Everybody faces academic anxiety sooner or later. How it's handled can mean the difference between doing well and failing. Help your students get over their fear of solving the problem, writing the paper, giving the speech and get on with the process of learning. Give students the tools they need to overcome the anxiety they feel in the classroom or while working one-to-one with a teacher or counselor. Make it easier for students to: * Show what they know * Set their own future learning goals * Bring any concerns they have about learning to the surface * Feel like they are part of the learning community in your classroom * Express their thoughts more openly and honestly Garcia explains academic anxiety and what causes it, and tells what its physical and intellectual effects are. The author offers strategies you can use to help propel your students past this critical hurdle. She presents different methods of intervention and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each one. This book provides examples of classroom interventions using vignettes that give you the feel of a real classroom. The vignettes illustrate ways you may be able to address the problem in your classroom. Find out how to deal with anxiety issues through units of instruction. You'll begin to frame your interactions with anxious students so that you get right to the heart of any problem without upsetting anyone. If you really want to help your students cut to the bottom line of schooling enhanced learning here is a book that has information you need.
Too Pained to Live, Too Scared to Die presents the voice of a military veteran, Frank White, who struggles, after his active duty’s conclusion, with substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. He begins this memoir by reflecting on his early life, uncovering the roots of his circumstances in the events of those formative years. At times confessional in tone, always straightforward, Too Pained to Live, Too Scare to Die brings to life Frank White’s efforts to live in the place caught between the two poles contained in the title. Whether you care about the challenges facing this country’s veterans, you know a veteran who confronts such obstacles, you are a veteran yourself, or you simply care about the issues others face in their daily lives, Too Pained to Live, Too Scared to Die will tell you a story that will stay with you.
And other true stories from the nation’s favourite foster carer
Author: Maggie Hartley
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A heartbreaking and inspiring collection of true fostering stories perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Rosie Lewis. Contains previously published stories Too Scared To Cry, The Girl No One Wanted and A Family For Christmas - brought together in this heartwarming and inspiring collection for the first time. ***** Maggie Hartley is one of the UK's most prolific foster mothers. This inspiring collection includes three heartbreaking, true short stories about the children who have passed through Maggie's care. TOO SCARED TO CRY When Ben and Damien arrive on Maggie's doorstep, the two toddlers are too scared to speak. More disturbingly still, their baby half-brother Noah is completely unresponsive - he doesn't smile or play or crawl. The three siblings have been conditioned to be seen and not heard, and it's up to Maggie to unpick what has caused this terrible void. THE GIRL NO ONE WANTED Eleven-year-old Leanne is out of control. With over forty placements in her short life, no local foster carers are willing to take in this angry and damaged little girl. Maggie is Leanne's only hope, and her last chance. If this placement fails, Leanne will be put in a secure unit. Where most others would simply walk away, Maggie refuses to give up on the little girl who's never known love. A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS A tragic accident leaves the life of toddler Edward changed forever and his family wracked with guilt. Maggie must help this family grieve for the son they've lost and learn to love the little boy he is now. But will Edward have a family to go home to at Christmas? These heartwarming and inspiring short stories show the power of a foster mother's love, and her determination to help the children who come into her care. Note: These stories have previously been published as individual ebooks. True stories of foster care and adoption and one foster mother's attempts to help the children in her care heal from abuse, neglect and trauma.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose returns to the gritty world of Baltimore’s cops and prosecutors with a tale of danger and desire that will leave you breathless… A car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holden’s home. And suddenly, she finds one of her pro bono clients dying in her arms—from a gunshot wound. With her last breath, the woman whispers cryptic words into her ear and hands her a blood-smeared flash drive. Five years ago, State’s Attorney Grayson Smith put a murderer behind bars. But when Paige Holden shares the flash drive with him, its contents cast doubts on the conviction—and lead him and Paige into a world of blackmail, dark secrets, and a decades-long string of murders. An investigation they’ll survive only by trusting each other—and the truth.