Too Scared to Tell

Author: Dr. Gwendolyn Perry Honore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146281817X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

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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

Author: Jenny Horsman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135655707

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 9737

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.

Too Scared to Cry

Author: Maggie Hartley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409167410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 6229

A digital short story from author and foster carer Maggie Hartley. Also contains a sneak peek chapter from Maggie's highly anticipated debut memoir, TINY PRISONERS. Brothers Ben and Damien are shockingly quiet when they arrive on Maggie's doorstep. They don't shout or play like normal three and four year olds. They hardly dare make a sound, so much have they been conditioned to be 'seen and not heard' by their mother and controlling stepfather. More disturbingly, their little baby half-brother Noah is completely unresponsive. He doesn't play, he doesn't smile, he doesn't crawl - he doesn't even cry. In a state of blankness brought about by emotional neglect, poor baby Noah is disconnected from the world. Maggie has never seen such a young life so affected before. Yet with time, love and care, Maggie gradually unpicks what has caused this terrible void. She teaches the children to play and laugh and to not be afraid to make noise. We see Ben, Damien and Noah take steps towards a positive future and their journey reaches a happy conclusion when they are adopted by a loving family. With love and affection, they are no longer scared to be themselves. They are free to make their voices heard.

Questions of an Abused Child

Author: Ivan Muise Sr

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595380190

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 2872

The most significant fact about people who abuse children is how ordinary they are. They come from all walks of life, they live in cities and rural communities; they are often successful people (but not always) who hold good jobs and keep neat and clean homes. They are seldom terrible or sadistic people. In Questions of an abused child offers hope to abused children and adults in this simple, no-nonsense look at the realities of abuse. Author Ivan Muise draws upon his own battle with abuse to bring you an in-depth guide to breaking this deadly cycle. Broken down into easy-to-understand chapters, you'll discover the answers to your most important questions in the following categories, among others: Children Marriage Parents Relationships between the abused and the police Religion Things your children should know Learn how to recognize abuse and acquire strategies on how to deal with abuse. If you or someone you know is being mistreated, Questions of an abused child can help. Your future depends on it!

Bridge to the Past

Author: Judith Ingram

Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 8872

Victoria longs for a different life. Then her wish on a mysterious coin transports her back in time, into the body of a ruthless young woman accused of murdering her husband... Despite the perils of her new identity, Victoria discovers a new sense of belonging and adventure in the other woman's world, especially when a handsome man captures her attention. But can borrowed love last for a lifetime? And how long will Victoria's wish last?

Snowflakes and a Music Box

Author: Lori Norman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595195458

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 7205

Snowflakes and a Music Box is a book about healing and hope. It is about claiming personal dignity and the keys to inner resources. This book is for adult readers, especially survivors of childhood sexual abuse who will see themselves in the children whose stories are told. It will be of interest to therapists, students and professors of psychology, police and prosecutors who work with abused children, parents and teachers. "Those who have the courage to read until the end will have hope splashed on their faces, hearts, and souls. Reading this book will be as cleansing as standing beneath a waterfall that comes from a spring deep inside of a mountain." (An adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.)

Love and Anger

Author: Nancy Samalin,Catherine Whitney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101173920

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 7823

Winner of Child Magazine's Best Parenting Boo of 1991. "An honest look at how children can drive the most loving parent to periodic madness, along with practical suggestions for how to cope."—Adele Faber.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264452

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9756

The sixth book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. What if the course of history was on your shoulders? 'To do what I do - go where I go - see what I see - it's a wonderful, unique, never-to-be-taken-for-granted privilege.' With great privilege comes great responsibility, something Max knows only too well, and as newly appointed Chief Training Officer at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, it's up to her to drum this guiding principle into her five new recruits. With a training programme that includes Joan of Arc, an illegal mammoth, a duplicitous Father of History, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters and Dick the Turd, the question everyone is asking themselves is - what could possibly go wrong? Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

The Courage to Be Jewish and the Wife of an Arab Sheik

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595187900

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 746

What's a nice Brooklyn Jewish girl novelist with a fiddle doing married to an Arab Sheik dressed like a Queen of Egypt in the deserts? Playing the G-string. Comparing Mizrahi music to Klezmer and Taksim to Magham Seekah. Poetry found its mood here. At dawn I rose on October 25, 1963 to see the salmon slit that ripped the East. My eyes were weary, but the day had to begin. Above, a jet cracked the sky, leaving a feathery trail of scattering wisps of smoke. These clouds soon parted. And by the time the sun melted into the hot winds and its streams radiated to push the thermometer up to 120 degrees, I had packed and unfolded the first flaps of tent to start the new day. Between ethnomusicology, anthropology, and creative writing research, I had my hands full and two toddlers riding camelback.