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When Roses are Crushed

A True Story and a Survivor’s Guide to recovering from Child Abuse
Patricia Dsouza
Type: Print Book
Genre: Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families
Language: English
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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.

About the Author

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

Book Details

ISBN: 9781973570226
Number of Pages: 83
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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When Roses are Crushed

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rmillar 6 years, 4 months ago

Re: When Roses are Crushed

I really loved this book. I found myself making enough time to read it which is always a good things.
Really Good Book!!! Required reading, the best things I enjoyed was learning this subject matter. It gave me a new perspective on child abuse. It's all so heartbreaking and painful, but the solutions are awesome!

Mubashra.rauf28 6 years, 5 months ago

Re: When Roses are Crushed

An awesome combination of words that really drag us to author's memories. I have felt each and every word, ike it moves me from inside. This story is life story of every child either it's boy or girl. I will suggest everyone to read it and get tips to handle life and face fears bravely. Patricia Dsouza is indeed a very courageous brave and amazing lady.

lobojeston 6 years, 5 months ago

Re: When Roses are Crushed

I barely completed this book and am so altered in my thinking. I will definitely recommend this book; in between I really had to lay it down for a couple of hours because of how heart-breaking and excruciatingly familiar this all felt for me, as I also grew up in an abusive home, but eventually it was inspirational, and the feeling of knowing you're not alone is always comforting. This story was heart-breaking but Patricia’s strength is visible in her writing. The fear that she lived throughout is also noticed in the book! The book had me hooked on and on.

rosezmuckleme 6 years, 5 months ago

Re: When Roses are Crushed

Wow is all I can say! It's very well written. This book is a must read for all category of people. I'm broken-hearted reading the pain. My heart aches for the victims. The book is perfect. The author did a brilliant job portraying each event.

One of the most important pieces in child abuse read. Its loud and clear that one must reach out for help if you are being abused in any form. No one deserves to be abused.
Written from the depth of her heart!

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