By Richard B. Pelzer
This effective follow-up to his "New York instances" bestselling memoir "A Brother's trip" chronicles Pelzer's heartbreaking teenage years as he struggled with the consequences of early life abuse and the way a surrogate kin provided him convenience and wish.
Read or Download A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse PDF
Similar abuse books
In an explosive booklet that explores the roots of abusive relationships, Paul Hegstrom stocks his own fight with anger and the way the injuries of his previous formed his destiny. For the fellow who batters, the lady who feels trapped, and the pastor, counselor, or pal who desperately desires to support them either, offended males and the ladies Who Love Them bargains directly, biblical solutions if you happen to are keen to make tricky judgements and triumph over the cycle of violence.
The guide for baby security safety perform offers a complete and important portrait of the phenomenon of overlook. Drawing on thought, learn and medical perform event, the members conceal matters dealing with social staff. they supply a view of kid forget which strikes past the present baby welfare specialise in parental omissions in care.
Reputation and prognosis of kid abuse and overlook creates an enormous origin for the security of kids. Physicians and different healthcare services have a primary function during this strategy, and want to be convinced that they could establish effectively the symptoms that offer clues to non-accidental accidents caused by baby maltreatment.
- Heal the Abuse - Recover Your Life
- Rethinking Domestic Violence
- Preventing violence in relationships: a programme for men who feel they have a problem with their use of controlling and violent behaviour
- Understanding Violence, Second Edition
- Math & Science for Young Children
- Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
Extra info for A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse
It was a good reminder of just who she was, certainly. I always thought it appropriate that one of the few photos I have of her shows her with gigantic, vicious carnivores towering above her. Scott walked on ahead around the outside of the park, while Mom followed, holding Keith’s hand. She would occasionally stop, then catch up with Scott. It never concerned her that I was often out of her sight. ” Whenever I saw them together, I felt excluded. Mom was very careful to make sure that I knew there were two parts to her family: “her boys,” and me.
I spent more time alone, after midnight, drinking myself into the Stone Age at Mesa Park than I spent sitting in class at Hillcrest High School. The world was changing all around me, but everything I did and everyone I came across seemed meaningless and impersonal: everyone except Darlene. At that point, Darlene was the only one who could reach me. She was the only one that even tried. She introduced me to her husband, her family, and a few select neighbors, including Judy Prince—people who weren’t tainted by Mom’s negative influence—not yet, anyway.
Why are you letting me do this? I cried. The next few minutes ticked by so slowly. A part of me wanted some sort of divine intervention, yet another part of me wanted confirmation that my decision to take my life was the right one. Neither came as I lay on my back looking at the clouds passing overhead. Well then, I have nothing to lose, I said. I stood up and looked back. I could see the tree line and the trails made by the hundreds of us kids as we all walked the same path to school each day.
A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse by Richard B. Pelzer