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With thoughtfulness and simplicity, Patricia Dsouza shares insights from years of extensive training and experience in working with abuse survivors. "When Roses are Crushed” is an inspiring, Survivor's Guide that offers possibilities, hopefulness, and design of the healing journey for every person who was abused as a child, also for those who care about them including those who need the information and insight on child abuse. It offers an affirming, positive approach towards recovery for those sexually, emotionally, verbally and physically abused as a child. Among this book's greatest fortes is the extensive use of the author’s own true experience of sexual, emotional, verbal and physical abuse as a child, which is illustrated with problems and solutions on the path to healing. “When Roses are Crushed” offers support, reassurance, and valuable knowledge towards recovery.
You can’t force people to grow, all you need is a promising environment which features value, love, trust and the freedom to discover yourself. Many who read this book may not have been through child abuse, but surely you too may have had childhood memories and pain to heal from. Everyone desires to become whole, to achieve their potential. This book helps you gradually, constantly, step-by-step, bit by bit to face your past fear, your desperate places by limiting your ways of surviving to walk as a VICTOR. Weaving together her personal life story with proficient knowledge and poems, the author provides clear explanations, suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel identified and inspired by few narratives and the authors prevailing work with survivors.
A pioneer in the field of healing in child abuse, Patricia Dsouza is an Executive Director – Operations for Kripa Foundation, an Organisation battling Addiction & HIV/AIDS since 1981. She is a former Child Welfare Committee member. Being a Child Abuse Survivor herself, she fervently helps the victims of abuse move past their dreadful pasts.
She is a multi-talented soul who runs awareness campaigns for Non-Profit Organisations – towards Abuse, Addiction and other causes through various trust and foundations.
She loves to listen to Music and she loves to laugh and sing. She dabbles a lot with words. Her skills of adaptability, versatility with operational and facilitation skills have helped to keep projects focused & has been recognized & rewarded. Ms. Patricia follows a “Can do Attitude” and practically applies it in her day to day life.
You don’t need to have special abilities to transform the lives of people around. All you need is a willing heart
~ Patricia Dsouza