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Rose's Story [Paperback]

Wanda Rose Bibb


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May 2003 1577662970 978-1577662976
It is easy to forget that beneath the abstractions of academia, the impersonal "clients" for whom programs, practice models, policies, and theories are developed, lies the individual human being whose story, though implied, is seldom fully told. In Rose's Story, stark reality fleshes out the abstractions found in textbooks. Rose (Wanda Bibb) reveals breaches of social justice, personal rights, and ethical responsibility, as well as self-serving policies, protocols, and rules that serve the system but not the needs of the client. She also tells of experiences with professionals who listened, cared, and made a difference in her life. This touching yet stark autobiography offers a firsthand look at adaptation and survival in an environment full of contradictions and imperfections. Rose speaks on behalf of many clients who fall through the cracks in our social welfare systems.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577662970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577662976
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,918,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Feb. 18 2007
By Jessica M. Warters - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
In Rose's Story Wanda Bibb describes her life in painful detail and explains how her life was affected by her environment as well as her personal characteristics. She talks about everything from foster care and welfare, to her abuse as a child and an adult, as well as the birth of her children and her fight to keep them. The book illustrates how once a person has a mental diagnosis professionals they come in contact with tend to assume that any problems that person has is related to that diagnosis whether that be the case or not.

It is impressive that during this book Ms. Bibb retains a positive attitude when ever she can and never seems to show ill will to those who have wronged her unless completely necessary where as many people in the same situation would be unable to do the same.
3.0 out of 5 stars Rose's Story Feb. 8 2014
By Nanette - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book was in new condition, but I feel the price was high for the number of pages and the type of book. It is a thin, paperback that can be read in about a day and a half or less.
5.0 out of 5 stars Assignment for class Dec 19 2013
By Jacqueline Castillo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I recently had to read this book for my Introduction to Social Work class at CLC. I really enjoyed reading this book, because it gave a lot of insight on the social system and how children can sometimes be rung through the system. I couldn't believe that this story was based on a real women's journey and all the obstacles that she had to endure throughout her life. Very sad but very interesting to read and I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in Social Work, Psychology, and Sociology.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read May 12 2013
By hgonzo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Roses Story is incredibly sad but a very real story. It really is one of those books you just can't put down. I would be rooting for her through every chapter. I highly recommended it to anyone that is looking to go into the Social Work field. Rose is very honest with what she has gone through and that is a good thing because it really shows the good and bad in the Social Services system. She was put in foster care as a young child and since then she has bounced from home to home and hospitals to mental institutions. She talks about her struggles of being a young mother and having to deal with her mental illness. At one point she even loses her own children. Truly and must read!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Social Working Class Review Brenda N April 24 2013
By Brenda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this book for my Social Work class. It was a sad book, but taught me the many flaws a social worker can commit. I think all soon to be social workers should read this book to keep them grounded on realizing they are dealing with peoples lives. Rose's Story showed the reader how one's perseverance can get them though even the toughest of times. When the world seemed to be against Rose succeeding in life, she never gave up. Ive recommended this book to my friends as well, that is how much I enjoyed this quick emotional read. After reading this book it taught me to be more compassionate of people and the struggles they are going through,which is going to help me later on in life and in my career. If you're looking for an inspirational story of a women who never gave up, no matter how much pressure was put on her to do just that. The love for her children kept her going, even to this day. Amazing book!

-Brenda N
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