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Good-Bye Baby Venus

Good-Bye Baby Venus


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ISBN 9780819190284
Barcode 9780819190284
Published 1 March 1993 by University Press of America
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mansfield, Danielle F. W.
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ISBN-13 9780819190284
ISBN-10 0819190284
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University Press of America
Imprint University Press of America
Publication Date 1 March 1993
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mansfield, Danielle F. W.
Category Social Issues
Number of Pages 254
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 223mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.733
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Told in narrative form, this book chronicles the experience of the author, who is also a social worker, when she becomes a foster parent in hopes of providing abused children with the care and nurturing an overburdened social worker cannot supply. The author records the children's arrival, adjustment, acting out of abuse and abandonment issues, and their eventual painful departure. Mansfield painfully records the unsupportive network upon which her family and the foster children must depend for communication with the social service system. The book affords a personal look at the lives of three abused children, the effects of child abuse on their personality development, and the dismal failure of the foster care system to meet their emotional or physical needs.

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Author's Bio

Danielle F.W. Mansfield is the Chairperson for Related Pupil Services, Vernon Public Schools, Connecticut.

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