The First Wrinkle

The Effects of Childhood Trauma and an Honest Look Inside the Foster Care System

by Wendy L. Samford Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/12/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781664194137
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781664194120

About the Book

Using brain research on the effects of childhood trauma, we know our brains cannot create lasting memories without attaching to old ones. In other words, “The First Wrinkle” in our memory is permanent. This book presents the authentic stories of four people who, in different states, experienced some form of childhood trauma. Alternating with the four memoir’s, are additional interviews showcasing those trying to better the system, including foster parents, first responders, and volunteers. The First Wrinkle is a tribute to the brave men and women who, from all over the country, have volunteered to share their stories. Read this book about needed change in our foster care system with your eyes wide open and without judgement. Find a way to be a part of the change in this hidden epidemic we call abuse.

About the Author

Wendy L. Samford, Ph.D., worked in the K-12 setting as an administrator for 13 years, higher education for 8 years and has been writing and contributing to books for 6 years. Her passion lies in working to support children of all ages, no matter where that direction may lead. She wrote, “The First Wrinkle” as a follow-up to “Bloom Where Planted” and hopes to continue to share honest stories of those who grew up in the foster care system in the United States. The message in her books, non-judgement of people as they journey through this life. Wendy is happily married and has four great kids and one awesome granddaughter.

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