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Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a

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Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

Editura: Harperelement

Anul aparitiei: 2007

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...Cathy, an experienced foster carer, is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months but Cathy decides to take her on to protect her from being placed in an institution.Jodie arrives, and her first act is to soil herself, and then wipe it on her face, grinning wickedly. Jodie meets Cathy's teenage children, and greets them with a sharp kick to the shins. That night, Cathy finds Jodie covered in blood, having cut her own wrist, and smeared the blood over her face.As Jodie begins to trust Cathy her behaviour improves. Over time, with childish honesty, she reveals details of her abuse at the hands of her parents and others. It becomes clear that Jodie's parents were involved in a sickening paedophile ring, with neighbours and Social Services not seeing what should have been obvious signs.It's clear that Josie needs psychiatric therapy, but instead Social Services take Jodie away from her, and place her in a ...

  

Hidden

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Cathy Glass

Hidden

Editura: HarperCollins (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2008

From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author comes the poignant and shocking memoir of Cathy's recent relationship with Tayo, a young boy she fosters whose good behaviour and polite manners hide a terrible past.Tayo arrives at Cathy's with only the clothes he stands up in. He has been brought to her by the police, but he is calm, polite, and very well spoken, and not at all like the children she normally fosters. The social worker gives Cathy the forms which should contain Tayo's history, but apart from his name and age, it is blank. Tayo has no past.Tayo is an 'invisible' child, kidnapped from his loving father in Nigeria and brought illegally to the UK by his drink and drugs dependent prostitute mother, where he is put to work in a sweat shop in Central London. When he sustains an injury and is no longer earning, he is cast out.When Cathy takes Tayo to school he points out a dozen different addresses where he has stayed in the last six months, often being left alone. Tayo lies, and manipulates situations to his own advantage and Cathy has to be continually on guard. Tayo's social worker searches all computer databases but there is no record of Tayo - he has only ...

  

I Miss Mummy

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Cathy Glass

I Miss Mummy

Editura: Harper Element

Anul aparitiei: 2010

In her new book, Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother. Page dim. 198 x 129 x 23 Weight: 270 grams

  

The Saddest Girl in the World: The True Story of a

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The Saddest Girl in the World: The True Story of a Neglected and Isolated Little Girl Who Just Wanted to Be Loved

Editura: HarperCollins (UK)

Anul aparitiei: 2009

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged ten, having been abused, victimised and rejected by her family.Donna had been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to Cathy's. When Donna arrives she is silent, withdrawn and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down. Donna is clearly a very haunted child and refuses to interact with Cathy's children Adrian and Paula.After patience and encouragement from Cathy, Donna slowly starts to talk and tells Cathy that she blames herself for her and her brothers being placed in care. The social services were aware that Donna and her brothers had been neglected by their alcoholic mother, but no one realised the extent of the abuse they were forced to suffer. The truth of the physical torment she was put through slowly emerges, and as Donna grows to trust Cathy she tells her how her mother used to make her wash herself with wire wool so that she could get rid of her skin colour as her mother was so ashamed that Donna was mixed race.The psychological wounds caused by the bullying she received also start ...

  

Happy Kids: The Secret to Raising Well-Behaved,

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Happy Kids: The Secret to Raising Well-Behaved, Contented Children

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2010

A fresh and practical guide to successfully managing children's behaviour - from babies to young adults.Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during this time fostering more than 50 children, as well as bringing up three of own. Many of these children have had severe behavioural difficulties and have come to Cathy as a last resort, when their parents or carers were no longer able to cope.Drawing on a combination of years of training and extensive personal experience, in this comprehensive guide, Cathy passes on her tried and tested methods for guiding, nurturing and disciplining children.Approaching child development chronologically, this book guides you through Cathy's incredibly simple and effective 3Rs technique: Request, Repeat and Reassure.Within this framework, Cathy addresses a host of childcare issues, including, amongst others, why children misbehave and what parents can do to the change this, how diet can affect children's behaviour, what parents can do to avoid sibling rivalry, and how to spot and address the behavioural symptoms of special needs such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD and bipolar.Applicable to all age groups - from newborn babies to young adults ...

  

Cut: The True Story of an Abandoned, Abused Little

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

Editura: HARPERELEMENT

Anul aparitiei: 2008

  

Cut: The True Story of an Abandoned, Abused Little

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

Editura: HARPERCOLLINS UK

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.During the first night, Cathy awoke 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 live with relatives in ...

  

Saddest Girl in the World: The True Story of a

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Run, Mummy, Run

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Run, Mummy, Run

Editura: HARPER COLLINS

Anul aparitiei: 2011

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. Page dim. 197 x 128 x 20 Weight: 234 grams

  

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The True Story of a

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Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The True Story of a Troubled Boy with a Dark Secret

Editura: HARPERCOLLINS UK

Anul aparitiei: 2010

When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged. Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'. Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece's distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece's family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece's behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life.

  

The Night the Angels Came

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The Night the Angels Came

Editura: HARPERCOLLINS UK

Anul aparitiei: 2011

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?Eight year old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy's own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy's surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home.A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mummy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy's family, Michael and his kind and loving father Patrick grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he's done in weeks.But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an ...

  

The Girl in the Mirror

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Glass Cathy

The Girl in the Mirror

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass returns with her first novel. The Girl in the Mirror is a moving and gripping story of a young woman who tries to piece together her past and uncovers a dreadful family secret that has been buried and forgotten. Page dim. 197 x 128 x 22 Weight: 240 grams

  

Girl Alone
Joss Came Home from School to Discover

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Girl Alone Joss Came Home from School to Discover Her Father's Suicide. Angry and Hurting, She's out of Control.

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2015

Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never gotten over it. Page dim. 198 x 129 x 22 Weight: 240 grams

  

The Silent Cry
There is Little Kim Can Do as Her

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Glass Cathy

The Silent Cry There is Little Kim Can Do as Her Mother's Mental Health Spirals out of Control

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2016

The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help. Page dim. 198 x 127 x 20 Weight: 230 grams

  

Nobody's Son
All Alex Ever Wanted Was a Family of

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Nobody's Son All Alex Ever Wanted Was a Family of His Own

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2017

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. Page dim. 197 x 128 x 22 Weight: 244 grams

  

Cruel to Be Kind
Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

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Cruel to Be Kind Saying No Can Save a Child's Life

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2017

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Page dim. 200 x 134 x 21 Weight: 238 grams

  

A Long Way from Home

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Glass Cathy

A Long Way from Home

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2018

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage. Page dim. 198 x 130 x 22 Weight: 242 grams

  

Where Has Mummy Gone?
A Young Girl and a Mother

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Where Has Mummy Gone? A Young Girl and a Mother Who No Longer Knows Her

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2018

The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care. Page dim. 198 x 128 x 21 Weight: 240 grams

  

Too Scared to Tell
Abused and Alone, Oskar Has No

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Too Scared to Tell Abused and Alone, Oskar Has No One. a True Story.

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2020

The true story of a 6-year-old boy with a dreadful secret. Page dim. 192 x 199 x 17 Weight: 242 grams

  

A Terrible Secret
Scared for Her Safety, Tilly

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Glass Cathy

A Terrible Secret Scared for Her Safety, Tilly Places Herself into Care. a Shocking True Story.

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2020

Tilly hates her stepfather, Dave. He abuses her mother, but she refuses to leave him. Page dim. 198 x 129 Weight: 240 grams

  
 
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