Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child 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 At the Social Services office Cathy an experienc
  • Title: Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child
  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • ISBN: 9780007236343
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child
    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 At the Social Services office, 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 Despite her reservations, Cathy dAlthough Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families Her last hope is Cathy Glass At the Social Services office, 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 Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to accept Jodie 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neighbours and Social Services not seeing what should have been obvious signs Unfortunately Jodie becomes increasingly withdrawn, and it s clear she needs psychiatric therapy Cathy urges the Social Services to provide funding, but instead they decide to take Jodie away from her, and place her in a residential unit Although the paedophile ring is investigated and brought to justice, Jodie s future is still up in the air Cathy promises that
    Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child By Cathy Glass,

    Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Damaged has got too be the most heartbreaking of all cathys books, that poor child left totally damaged, by her sick parents Many years shed reading this. Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and her challenging behaviour has sent her off to five carers in four months Her last hope is Cathy Glass, an experienced foster carer that decides to take her on and protect her from being placed in an institution. Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Jan , Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Kindle edition by Glass, Cathy Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child By Cathy Glass Narrated by Denica Fairman Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child We d love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase SELECT A BOOKSELLER DIRECT LINK TO BUY OTHER BOOKSELLERS The broadest selection of online bookstores The links will take you to the Website s homepage. Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child Aug , Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass Click here for the lowest price Paperback, ,

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  • Cathy Glass

    Cathy Glass is a bestselling British author, freelance writer and foster carer.Her work is strongly identified with both the True Life Stories and Inspirational Memoirs genres, and she has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, and a novel, The Girl in the Mirror, based on a true story.Glass has worked as a foster career for than 20 years, during which time she has fostered than 50 children Her fostering memoirs tell the stories of some of the children who came in to her care, many of whom had suffered abuse.The first title, Damaged, was number 1 in the Sunday Times bestsellers charts in hardback and paperback Her next three titles, Hidden, Cut and The Saddest Girl in the World, were similarly successful, all reaching the bestseller charts.The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym The author writes under a nom de plume due to the sensitive nature of her source material The names of the children she writes about are likewise altered.

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  • Are we now living in the age of Full Disclosure when everything is revealed about what people do to each other, the real truth about what human beings are When it comes to dresses being paraded with presidential semen stains still upon them, or the latest youtube viral video horrors, you may think so But although it seems we have reached a plateau I think there is a way to go The misery memoir, of which A Boy Called It is the ur text, is a step along the way Misery memoirs my Waterstone s has a [...]


  • Writing was so so I think that there are better stories of the realities of being a foster parent This felt like LOOK AT ALL THESE TERRIBLE THINGS LOOK HOW BAD THE SYSTEM IS LOOK HOW DAMAGED THESE CHILDREN ARE Why this story Why these events Plus, disassociative identity disorder is highly controversial, and I found the portrayl to be quite stereotypical, as if based on a movie or entry I also strongly disliked the discrimination towards people with disabilities that rang throughout the book, s [...]


  • This book it is kind of hard to describe how it made me feel.Mad, sad How could any system just kind of look over things like this Out of all the books I have read on this subject matter, this has touched beyond belief I understand a little about post tramatic disorder because of it though I don t want to spoil it for anyone just think anyone that can handle reading such descriptive accounts of abuse should read it I do like the writing style and the author makes you feel the pain of that poor [...]


  • I read this book pretty quickly as I couldn t put it down This is a disturbing story to read I am sometimes asked why I read such deep books I have always had an interest in troubled, needy children teenagers the way the brain functions just fascinates me I always find the books such a wealth of information when dealing with children with difficult pasts I will say that this story and its details was very difficult for me to read, in relation to this young child and what she has endured It is un [...]


  • I am not sure of any other way to rate this book.This book is about a girl named, Jodi, who enters the foster care system at the age of 7 Within 4mo she has already been through 5 foster homes There is little hope for her, until Cathy steps up and agrees to take Jodi in.When Jodi first enters Cathy s home she is very violent and rude In fact, over the year that she is with Cathy that never completely goes away and as time goes on we start to see other disturbing behaviours from Jodi.We will also [...]


  • Though not eloquent, Glass s writing is sensitive and solid The sheer depth of the experience is the crown of this book I couldn t put it down I was desperate to read Glass s conclusion, for better or worse.The chronology is tight and thorough, fulfilling the reader s need for detail Glass exposes her experience honestly, which allows us to inhabit her home during her tumultuous time with Jodie, the abused child in her care.On the downside, Glass made it almost too clear her strong feelings of d [...]


  • Inf ncia Perdida daquelas hist rias que, sem querermos, se enra zam no nosso pensamento e nos deixam dias a pensar sobre ela Pelo seu conte do emocional, n o um livro f cil de ler Confesso que a repulsa e o nojo foram aumentando gradualmente Quando pensava que as coisas n o podiam ser piores, chegava uma nova revela o que me fazia parar a leitura para assimilar tudo aquilo que ia acontecendo.Cathy Glass uma m e de acolhimento que recebe em sua casa crian as que s o retiradas fam lia por diversas [...]


  • Mo n v s ani nebude recenze zaj mat Mo n v m ani tohle t ma nic nebude kat Mo n jen p ejdete o ima po ob lce a p jdete se rad ji pod vat na n jakou tu dystopii i fantasy Mo n byste se ale m li zastavit a v novat se chv li n sleduj c m dk m, proto e dost mo n , se n co podobn ho m e d t p r metr od v s.Kdy se m p tel zeptal, zda je tahle kniha opravdu tak dobr , e jsem ji na m j vkus p e etla v rekordn m ase, nev d la jsem, co odpov d t.Cathy Glass je pseudonym, pod kter m vystupuje profesion ln [...]


  • Such a quick read and a powerful story Laughed and cried, and can t wait to pick up from this author.


  • This is the first as in the first written, not chronologically book by foster carer Cathy Glass, and of the three I have read so far this is by far the most harrowing.The story concerns an eight year old girl named Jodie, who has come into Cathy s care after being kicked out of 5 other foster homes in four months She is an extremely disturbed child, and we don t fully begin to understand the reasons for this disturbance until some way into the book, when she begins to disclose the horrors of her [...]


  • Generally, I don t write reviews, but in this case, I feel torn about this book I found this book incredibly intriguing I was hooked and couldn t stop reading it While the writing does come of as a bit self congratulatory a lot of the time, the story is mesmerizing and if it is true, the author should be praised for her astounding patience At the same time, I found my interest in this book disturbing Our society s rapt attention for reading about or watching news stories related to pedophiles an [...]


  • I always hate saying that I really liked a book like this It was an awful, sad, tragic story that made me so angry and made my stomach turn But it was well written and told a necessary story of a child who went through unspeakable abuse by her parents Her foster mom, Cathy was so patient and kind and gave so much of herself to the care of Jodie I admire anyone who could do that I for one would have found the parents and shot them on sight Working in an educational setting I think teachers, aides [...]


  • Damaged The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Childby Cathy GlassAlthough Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and her challenging behaviour has sent her off to five carers in four months Her last hope is Cathy Glass, an experienced foster carer that decides to take her on and protect her from being placed in an institution.As Jodie begins to trust Cathy, her behaviour improves Over time, with childish honesty, she reveals details of the abuses she suffered at the han [...]


  • I decided to read this book because anything that has to due with psychological issues is an interest to me so I m usually drawn to books about it As you can see from the description, this book is about a foster mom named Cathy, who takes in a very disturbed child that has very unusual and bad behavior Jodie is 8 years old but doesn t have the mentality of an 8 year old at all Her learning and motor skills aren t developed, and she is very violent towards herself and others This is all due to th [...]


  • This was such an intriguing book, I couldn t stop thinking about it whenever I had to lay it down The author is a natural story teller, the book is filled with her and her family s emotional pain while fostering a little girl named Jodie She will quickly draw you into the sad and tragic life of this little girl Even though I suspected what had happened to Jodie, when it was revealed in the book, it sent not only dread but shivers of fear through me to know that this happens and is happening to c [...]


  • DamagedCathy GlassTrue Story309 pagescopyright 2006isbn 978 0 00 723634 3Cathy Glasshad fostered fifty children over twenty years but none of themn had been as disturbed as Jodie, a troubled eight year old whose violence and aggression had seen off five foster carers in just four months When Jodie arrived, Cathy had no idea what lay beneath Jodie s shocking behaviour, which included smearing faces all over the house, erupting into violent rages and even cutting herself Little by little, as Jodie [...]


  • This book was so easy, yet so hard to read.The writing flows well and isn t too intricate, but the material it covers makes it incredibly hard to read without feeling completely upset or disgusted.This true story follows the life of Jodie, a troubled girl with a terrible past but is shown through the eyes of her Carer This, to me, was quite refreshing When reading books of this nature I have generally only read from the point of view of the child, so this new perspective was very interesting It [...]


  • This is a difficult one to review I m not easily disturbed and find this genre fascinating but I think that this may have slightly crossed the line for me I realise it s true life, but I did find this book to be quite graphic I know it sounds harsh as it s true life, but I found it difficult to connect with Jodie and sympathise with her her behaviour was completely out of control and, quite frankly, disgusting at points I found Glass to be quite annoying at points, repeating the word sweet all t [...]


  • yes i m already finished with the book, and considering the time i started yesterday and the time i finished today, i finished in about a day the first book i remember reading on these subjects was one child by torey hayden and from that moment i was hooked on these types of books and for some reason i like books where there are stories of struggle, or sadness and hardships.i don t think i completely know why, but i do know i like them because when there about children like the little girl Jodie [...]


  • I love kids and when I read this book I found myself with a strong urge to see all the bad in the world come upon those who would hurt a little child such as Jodie I kept trying to imagine as I read, what would happen next or how the book would turn out in the end, then I remembered that this is a true story.If you are faint of heart, be careful reading this heartbreaking story about an 8 year old girl whose life was destroyed and if not for the caring of one woman, would have been condemned to [...]


  • Cathy Glass wrote this book in a way that pulled you right into all of her feelings in dealing with Jodie one of her eight year old foster children I came away from this book horrified, shocked, and angry Cathy Glass has patience than I could ever have and thank God for that She is definantly in the right field of work What could make a child so angry, unresponsive, and damaged Well, you ll have to read the book to find out.


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  • First, this author clearly is not a writer Simply put, it s poorly written Simplistic, repetitive, not at all engaging I also find it abhorrent that Ms Glass, while portraying herself as apparently the only one capable of getting through to the children is these difficult cases yay me, after 5 carers in 6 weeks, I was able to deal with this kid for over a year, at the expense of my actual children and myselfen t you impressed , she then goes and exploits these same children by writing salacious [...]


  • Damaged is very, very frustrating The authors problems with Social Services and the authorities who are supposed to be there for these children is enough to make you want to pull your hair out.I said this in my review for Hidden but I want to say it here also Glass is very open about everything it seems she can be open about I ve seen a review or two from people who apparently think she s too hard on Social Services I have to assume these people have never had to deal with the government help sy [...]


  • How do I even try to explain in words how completely disturbing this story was On about 10 different occasions, I almost had to close the book and stop reading so I would not either vomit or burst into tears The things that have happened to Jodie pseudonym are so beyond understanding How could another human being do the sorts of crude and disgusting acts upon their own child The amount of sexual abuse that comes out in this book, all verbalized by Jodie herself, are graphic and I guarantee any o [...]


  • This is a story about a young girl named Jodie She is an eight year old girl, who is mellow and isn t outgoing what so ever She is going through a very difficult time Jodie has had to move in to a foster home, due to the troubles with her parents and many of the other problems throughout her childhood It is very sad, because of the fact that Jodie is only eight years old In this story you will learn that Jodie has been keeping some things secrets from her assigned social worker,that should ve be [...]


  • You ll like the picture on the book cover of the pretty little girl then you ll notice the tear on her cheek Cathy Glass has fostered over 50 children but this story of Jodie may be her hardest Jodie comes to Cathy to be fostered when she s eight years old already many foster parents have given up on her some as quickly as in one day She smears feces all over, has violent outbursts kicks Cathy s three older children She gets withdrawn doesn t respond to anyone or anything she has no empathy for [...]


  • What makes an eight year old commit gross acts of violence against fully grown adults And how can someone that damaged be pieced back together Glass is an experienced foster carer when she is asked by social services to consider caring for a little girl called Jodie Jodie has spent most of her life being abused, and as such, lashes out in the most violent, unpredictable ways This memoir documents Glass experience of attempting to rehabilitate Jodie introducing her to normality and dealing with t [...]


  • This book made me so angry as to how the system let this poor individual down The case workers are so overworked and even with a thick file, the case was just passed along Something really needs to be done to fix this And the amount of time it takes for a child to get any kind of help once a problem had been identified I felt so bad for Cathy who tried so hard to help this child, she and her family really went through a lot and I know myself, I would not have had the patience to deal with such a [...]


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