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The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal (Paperback)

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    "We're hungry," his brother kept repeating. :We're hungry, Justin. Please find us some food." Justin was just five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them hungry and alone, while she went to get her......more

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"We're hungry," his brother kept repeating. :We're hungry, Justin. Please find us some food." Justin was just five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them hungry and alone, while she went to get her next fix. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care. Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey's home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behavior of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin's last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge. Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn't want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg. As a visit to Justin's mother on Boxing Day reveals, there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin's early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered.

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behavior manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult-to-place children into her home. As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification program, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care. Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping. During her spare time she is working towards a degree in Psychology and Criminology. Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren. The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.

Author:
Watson, Casey
Genre:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
298
Language:
English
Publisher:
Element Books Ltd
Publish Date:
12/01/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780007436569
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.56 lb
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