The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came


The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came Through the Care System ❰Read❯ ➳ The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came Through the Care System Author Lisa Cherry – Thomashillier.co.uk There is little information collected about the experience of those in care at their point of entry to the system, and none collected from the adults who have experienced being in care and then had th There is little information of Stars: MOBI ï collected about the experience of those in care at their point of entry to the system, and none collected from the adults who have experienced being in care and then had the opportunity to reflect on what happened and who could perhaps make a contribution to policy makingLisa Cherry candidly explores her own experiences and enables others to reflect on theirs in a book which focuses on the adult voices of those who have experienced the care system The Brightness PDF \ Through the personal insights and reflections of those who were once a looked after child, these often unheard stories are brought vividly to lifeThese are stories about love and pain hurt and isolation the depth of lived experience that makes up a life the big things and the little things how we live our lives through our relationships with others and where we feel we fit in Through these stories we can provide some thought provoking information and recommendations for all those who Brightness of Stars: PDF/EPUB Ã work directly with young people.

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  • Paperback
  • 196 pages
  • The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came Through the Care System
  • Lisa Cherry
  • 15 August 2019
  • 1910930016

About the Author: Lisa Cherry

Lisa is a highly of Stars: MOBI ï regarded independent lecturer, keynote speaker in trauma, resilience and recovery with a sharp focus on looked after children and the impact on the adult that the child will become Lisa is a published author of three books with twocoming out in As a child Lisa experienced the care system as a looked after child and this experience has led her to write and publish three books and develop courses and keynote presentations on this and associated subjects She The Brightness PDF \ has a personal journey in Sobriety and in Recovery of over years and has built a reputation for delivering transformational training and engaging participants imaginatively in the world of the traumatised childLisa has spent over twenty years working with children and families in Social Work, Education and Social Inclusion working with families, young people and individuals in distress Since February , Lisa has been training, writing and speaking on all things trauma, resilience and recoveryTo subscribe to Lisa s Newsletter, please go Brightness of Stars: PDF/EPUB Ã to lisacherry Twitter lisacherry.



10 thoughts on “The Brightness of Stars: Stories of Adults Who Came Through the Care System

  1. Kathy Kathy says:

    This book should be required reading for all who work with, or who intend to work with vulnerable children, in children s homes, in social care or the mental health industry.In the first part of the book Lisa explores and talks about her own moving and frightening experience of being removed from her mother and put into care She describes the confusion, the assumptions made by foster carers and the powerlessness of an adolescent in the face of social care I keep wanting to write, social didn t This book should be required reading for all who work with, or who intend to work with vulnerable children, in children s homes, in social care or the mental health industry.In the first part of the book Lisa explores and talks about her own moving and frightening experience of being removed from her mother and put into care She describes the confusion, the assumptions made by foster carers and the powerlessness of an adolescent in the face of social care I keep wanting to write, social didn t care, or didn t care well enough.Lisa talks about what happens when a child in care reaches 16, and is removed from care and how many she did become homeless She reflects on how she found herself in very dark and scary places and believes that the only reason she didn t end up being abuse, or predated upon is that she was a noisy and angry teenager, not ideal for your run of the mill paedophile, pimp, drug pusher In Part 2, the book is opened up to other adults who came through the British care system Some of the reading is painful, and their stories are heartrending, yet we see how, despite what happened to them, they have become whole and successful adults and get a real flavour of their strength and resilience in the face of destructive and abusive obstacles We read here about a woman who was sexually abused in her place of safety by the very person who was meant to be providing care and succor This books highlights how ignorant we can be about the needs of others, and how we make decisions for others based on only our own experience with little knowledge that others may have different norms She and the other participants in this book describe how it feels to arrive at a new foster home where there are implicit rules which are not explained There are currently many news stories of how vulnerable children have been abused, and I hope that we are at the beginning of an era where providers of care start to protect the children they have a duty to, and that Police and Social Worker listen and act upon the stories the children are telling them I had hoped to leave a review of this book on , in fact I wrote 2 reviews, thinking the first had gone wrong somehow When I questionedabout my reviews they told me they believed I had personal and financial interest in the book Their massively wrong assumptions have angered me, and I have blogged about it the here hope that after the weekend, there might be someonesensible to deal with my request, as at the moment they appear to be unwilling to investigate their mistaken assumptions

  2. Linsay Linsay says:

    Sponsored review I received a free ebook copy of this book in return for writing a review.Through Goodreads I received a request to read review this book, which of course I gladly accepted.As I read the Acknowledgements at the beginning of the book, I started to get a sense of how emotional this book was going to be.The Brightness of Stars is a first hand account of what it is like to have been a child young person in the British Care system It is brilliantly written and comes across as Sponsored review I received a free ebook copy of this book in return for writing a review.Through Goodreads I received a request to read review this book, which of course I gladly accepted.As I read the Acknowledgements at the beginning of the book, I started to get a sense of how emotional this book was going to be.The Brightness of Stars is a first hand account of what it is like to have been a child young person in the British Care system It is brilliantly written and comes across as both inspiring and thought provoking.Together with the author s own story, there are stories from other care leavers Although their situations and stories differ, there are several reoccurring themes, including abuse neglect, but most importantly, what I would call, resilience These individuals have chosen to make the most of their lives and not let their experiences drag them down They have managed to create a positive life from a negative environment This may have taken time, intervention, assistance love including self love , but it shows that the spiral can be broken.Within the book Lisa states This new climate of knowledge around abuse and vulnerable children means that there is a very real window of opportunity for change I completely agree and I hope that the British Government its agencies realise this before that window closes and we miss the opportunity to make a difference.In my opinion, this book should be mandatory reading for social workers, education medical professionals and anyone else who is involved with the British Care system

  3. Raven Moonstone Raven Moonstone says:

    This book gives a very good insight into the lives of people that have been looked after It provides information from both sides As the child in care and from the people looking after the child The book makes you think It can be sad and disturbing in parts, but it does make you question things yourself.I found the overall theme in the book appears to be strength.I was please to receive my copy of this stunning readable book as a first reads prize.

  4. Angela L Angela L says:

    Definitely thought provoking it would be a very useful read for professionals social workers in the system, to appreciate how it feels on the other side As a parent it was a timely reminder that communication with children is always key

  5. Rigo Cardenas Rigo Cardenas says:

    As the child in care and from the people looking after the child The book makes you think It can be sad and disturbing in parts, but it does make you question things yourself.I found the overall theme in the book appears to be strength.

  6. Anne Anne says:

    A testament of human resilience

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