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Damaged : the heartbreaking true story of a forgotten child

Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: London : HarperElement, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Jodie.; Jodie.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Glass
ISBN: 9780007236367 0007236360 0007236344 9780007236343
OCLC Number: 253187386
Description: 339 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Emotional blackmail --
The road to Jodie --
The arrival --
A new little sister --
Self-harm --
A very troubled child --
Contact --
Julie --
Disclosure --
Reporting --
Cooking and cleaning --
Monsters --
Integration --
The park --
Past and present --
The spider's web --
Nosy cow --
Fire --
Special little girl --
Christmas --
A new year --
The fox and the owl --
Granddad --
Friends --
Denial --
Links in the chain --
Silence --
Assessment --
Therapy --
Green grass and brown cows --
High Oaks --
Overnight stay --
Goodbye --
Responsibility: Cathy Glass.


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  Read more...


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'Cannot fail to move those who read it.' Adoption-net 'Heartbreaking.' The Mirror 'A truly harrowing read that made me cry.' The Sun 'A true tale of hope. ****.' OK! Read more...

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