Freedoms Flowers is a book about the effects of domestic abuse on children. It is composed of firsthand accounts from these children and their mothers. Some of the children write as adults from memory and some are male. The youngest contributor is eight years old. Their stories describe not only the abuse from the perpetrators but the dreadful collusion from the so called 'professionals' who should have been protecting the victims instead of worsening the effects of the abuse. This should be read by every teacher, social worker, solicitor, judge and member of the medical profession who comes in to contact with any aspect of domestic abuse. It should be read by every woman who is staying with an abuser for the sake of the children. Every woman whose children wet the bed, throw tantrums and attack other children should read this. Every woman whose children have been taken into care should read this. The book also sends a strong message about hope. The contributors describe how their lives were saved when they attended the Freedom Programme. They did not need therapy or threats to save their children from abuse.
They only needed information to enable them to make informed decisions. Knowledge is power.
Publisher: Freedom Publishing
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 7 mm
Lavinia Musters Another amazing and powerful book from Pat Craven, creator of the FREEDOM PROGRAMME. FREEDOM'S FLOWERS is an account of the effects of domestic abuse on children - with children, young people and adults telling their own powerful and disturbing stories of 'living with domestic abuse and violence' as children! The book will unsettle and disturb you ... it will make your stomach churn ... it will tug at your heartstrings .. and it will make you cry ... because it is an honest and realistic account of how a minimum 0f 750,000 children in the UK alone - every year - suffer physical, psychological, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of the significant males in their mother's lives. I am a social work and psychology professional of 25 years standing, and I am desperate that every social work and health professional reads this book ... I believe the information and knowledge within its pages could prevent another 'Baby 'P' in the future - I plead with you to read it as soon as possible!!