This story will break your heart The things this young man had to endure were horrible Not for the weak of heart A very interesting book This book is highly explicit so if you re tender to that
Then It Is Best To Be Careful it is best to be careful found this book especially interesting because it s from the point of view *of a foster mother who learned her adoptive son has issociative identity * a foster mother who learned her adoptive son has Anthropology as Cultural Critique dissociative identityue to his treatment prior to their meeting mostly It s unusual in that it s from a parental perspective and therefore from a point of view of someone who has not experienced the abuse and it is about a male victim Certainly there are male victims but the majority one hears about it sees are female The only reason it received four stars instead of five was it was a little long winded and repetitive PopSugar 2017 a book by or about a person with a isabilityAlthough Alex was able through his therapy and support system to overcome his isability It s been a long time since I read this one The Magic Castle by Carole Smith Books about child systems are few and far between Of course all systems begin as child systems but most aren t known to be such by others until they re older Child systems often get other labels ADHD bipolar attachment isorder conduct isorder etc And of course these labels may be accurate they re just not the whole story Back when this was published accounts of caring for foster children or severely traumatised kids weren t that common Now there s a whole shelf for them in the bookshop Torey Hayden has touched on childhood multiplicity as has Casey Watson Back in the 1970s Nancy Lynn Gooch was Boggs discovered by her adoptive parents and her teacher cum therapist to be a multiple system as a teenager their experie. Alex Smith and his eight personalities were trapped in a world of unfathomable eviluntil he entered the magic castle and found the key to his freedomWhen Carole Smith and her husbandecided to take in a foster child that no one else would have they knew ten year old Alex would be Battleground Chicago difficult But nothing had prepared them for the unruly selfestructive boy who stormed into their lives Alone with Alex Albert Camus during theay Car.
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Ry and erratic Only a couple have names *the rest are anchored to specific trauma ates *rest are anchored to specific trauma ates rituals they endured This is consistent with some other child systems that have been written about that the selves can be less fully formed than they might be in adult systems This oesn t make Alex any less multiple it just highlights how little
we know about multiplicity in children because of *The Above Mentioned MisdiagnosesNow This * above mentioned misdiagnosesNow this a book that talks aboutknow about multiplicity in children because of the above mentioned misdiagnosesNow this is a book that talks about abuse and I know that s not for everyone and that not everyone believes in abuse memories that contain it thanks to the hysteria of the midnineties But as the specialist says paederast rings commonly used sleight of hand and tricks to convince frightened children of what they saw proper horror movie effects with fake blood and butcher s offcuts And when it came own to it whether Alex was part of a genuine cult or part of a paederast ring that used pantomime Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold doesn t matter because Alex s experience was that it was real and his treatment was the same honouring his memories of the trauma he experienced and processing that It s also a book about the ways the system can fail traumatised kids the fostercare system the respite system and the psychiatric system specifically psych hospitals So if any of these are problems for you use caution but as an account of successfully laboriously working through severe trauma in a fosteradoption context it s pretty good It was a very interesting and touching read especially since I know the main character A very sad tale Very well written I could feel this mother s emotions as she fought to help her adopted son struggle through hisisorder Not a book for the faint hearted or casual reader Very somber subject matter. As the personalities came forth in the safety of Alex's inner secret castle they unleashed stories of abandonment brainwashing and sexual abuse by those Alex trusted the most In the spellbinding tradition of Sybil and When Rabbit Howls here is a fascinating true story of the human mind; of innocence shattered by inhuman cruelty; and ultimately of love's power to transform fragments into wholeness tragedy into triumph. Nces were published as Nightmare Uncovering the Strange 56 Personalities of Nancy Lynn Gooch But largely the field of books is about adult bodied systemsIf I was to make a comparison between this book and another probably the closest in feel is Something Radically Different Reasonable People By Ralph radically ifferent Reasonable People by Ralph Savarese about the journey their family took when they fostered then adopted their nonspeaking autistic severely abused son DJ Because of DJ s trauma and experiences both with his biological family and in
foster care DJ had a long road of recovery therapy and attachment to his adoptive family complicated by his autism Hecare DJ had a long road of recovery therapy and attachment to his adoptive family complicated by his autism He relief from learning to type and from receiving EMDR therapy Alex comes from a similarly horrific background and presents initially in the book as having behavioural issues stemming from an attachment isorder a very common issue in abused kids in foster care though the term
is never used I am unsure without researching just when attachmentnever used I am unsure without researching just when attachment became widely known about Alex acts out Alex self harms Alex steals Carnival destroys and apparently lies and lies But fairly uickly Carole his foster mother realises that when Alex apologises heoesn t seem to have memory of the behaviour he s apologising for While working through the stages of attachment from infancy onwards there are moments that are obviously amnesic obviously Citizens and Paupers dissociative or obviously not Alex but someone else looking through the body s eyes Caroleoesn t mess around she contacts trauma specialist Dr Bessel van Bargaining for Brooklyn der Kolk and gets referred on to the specialist who is able to act as support for Alex his therapist and his family through the processing of his trauma Alex s system members when they emerge are often rudimenta. Ole was baffled by his infantile tantrums and violent self hating behaviors Exasperated she tried relating to him as the two year old he appeared to be and finally aoor to Alex's mind began to openWith the help of psychiatrist Dr Steven Kingsbury Alex's tormented mind revealed a host of personalities each born in a horrifying episode of Alex's past each carrying a memory too powerful for his conscious mind to handle. ,