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Or was doing which I will add again I m not denying rather than centering on the reason the book was written ie to highlight the plight of abused children That said it was a great book to read from a case study point of view which I need for a course I am currently doing Firstly if ou are looking for a read that is a heart wrenching tear jerker then this is not the book Although it highlights briefly on the children and I really do mean briefly it doesnt give The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer (Women Writers in English 1350-1850) you much about them The book is mostly about the adults involved the care workers and gangsters To be honest I actually only think the children are put into the book to try and make it sell It seems that the writter is uite self involed and its about praise to himself than the heartache agony and difficulty the children have had to endure At the endou get the most minimal description of where the children are up to now in their lives and that none of the abusers mentioned were brought to justiceThis certainly wasnt the read I was expecting and I have been left very disappointed While in no way do I want to trivialise the horrific situations that arise here or cast doubt on their accuracy what really bugs me is that it becomes much less about this than about Dunphy s attempt to cast himself as a kind of vigilante superheroYes I think people who work in child protection do deserve immense recognition but not blatant self congratulation This was not perhaps his intention but what he is definitely not is an accomplished writer Stick to what Selected Short Stories you know Shane Dunphy is a great author and clearly an even amazing Social Worker This is the second book of his I have read like the first it was very hard to put down I would highly recommend his work to anyone who wants to be a Social Worker like myselfou get a real insight to what heartbreaking situations Ten Minutes to Fall in Love you will be faced with. Of of how hemakes problems disappear He also knows he has become a very big problem for his father One man's fight to give these children the future they deserveIN 15ears as a child protection worker Shane Dunphy saw children growing up in horrific situations He also saw their amazing ability to survive those unpromising beginning.
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Rate cases he worked on during his time as a child protection worker and the things that were going on in his life during the time he was working those cases Some of the things in this book seemed to outrageous to be true but who am I to say he is lying I can t go into it without giving away some of the story so I m just stating my opinion and leaving it at that This didn t make me dislike the book at all though The writing was good and easy to follow and did keep my interest I found this book very interesting as I do with nearly all books in this genre What was different about this book however was that it detailed multiple unrelated cases alongside what was happening in the author s personal life While some people do not like this as they feel it is self centred and egotistical I actually felt this made the book feel much real It showed the struggle to maintain a personal life in these types of jobs and really highlights the blurring of the lines between private and work lives that is all to real when working in these sort of jobs I thought that this was a good book I felt for Shane and all of the children and families mentioned within it It gripped me by heart and took me into realising what may go on behind closed doors and what the authorities really do Well done Very good I found this a really good book at highlighting the plight of children of abuse in Ireland It is the story of in particular 2 children but the book also tells the story of the parents of one of the boys and also a social worker s own private terrible tale too The only fault should I find one would be that I found the book a bit egotisticalI am well aware of the brilliant work for children that the author has done throughout his career as a care worker but I personally just felt the book was in a way letting the reader know about all the good the auth. Ig will pay a terrible price Edgar is a twelve ear old boy whom nobody wants not even the staff at the residential unit where he lives Just when it seems that there might be a way of getting through to him his mother reveals a secret that changes everything innie is a teenage boy who knows exactly what his gangster father is capable.
I don t know why I feel compelled to read books like this I suppose in a way it could help him with the kids I meet at work as they come from a variety of different backgrounds and we do meet some tricky ones but I am always curious as to why they create that behaviour etcThis book is written by a social worker and incorporates some of the children he worked with It is distressing to read how some parents think there children can be brought up a six ear old left alone for two weeks with not enough food whilst mum goes on holiday her excuse was that it was done to her and she thought he d enjoy the freedom What world do they live in This child is one who Shane deals with and tries to befriend It is no wonder his behaviour is everywhere and he trusts no one Then there is another little lad whose dad is involved with gangsters and hides food all around his nursery as if he doesn t know when his next meal will be and then the only son of a top gangster who is openly homosexual but whose father refuses to acknowledge him as he wants a son who will take over his criminal business empire It is an uneuivocal belief of mine that love is a basic human right children in particular are entitled to it pg 278It s than just a fight to be a child protection worker The author nearly lost his life It takes than courage to do the work he does as sometimes courage can fail us It s love And the belief that everyone especially children should be lovedNote pg 45 Unconditional positive regard a concept developed by the great therapist Carl Rogers which is a kind of mantra for social care workers It means that no matter what a client has done no matter how they treat Open City youou always deal with them with absolute respect ad warmth In many ways it is the toughest part of the job but it is absolutely essential In this book Shane Dunphy shares three sepe. Three heart stopping stories of children trapped by their parents' pasts Craig the little boy who can't speak English isn't allowed to use his real name and hides food around the playground afraid he'll be hungry again His parents are trying to make a fresh start but their gangland bosses are about to catch up with the family and Cra.
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