Damaged: the heartbreaking true story of a forgotten child

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2007, c2006.
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The author had fostered fifty children over twenty years but none of them 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, the author had no idea what lay beneath Jodie's shocking behaviour, which included smearing feces all over the house, erupting into violent rages and even cutting herself. Little by little, as Jodie's rage was met with patience and understanding, she began to trust, and to confide the dreadful background which had led to her present torment. Jodie's childhood had been an appalling litany of mistreatment and neglect, which should have alerted the numerous social work professionals involved with her case. Jodie's case file was so big it filled two suitcases, but apparently not one of her social workers had ever read the entire file. If they had, Jodie's story and her future might have been very different. Finally, Jodie found one adult worthy of her trust, one who could help her begin the process of recovery.
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subject_facet Abused children -- Great Britain -- Biography
Child abuse -- Great Britain
Child sexual abuse -- Great Britain
Foster home care -- Great Britain
Foster mothers -- Great Britain
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Child abuse
Child sexual abuse
Foster home care
Foster mothers