Ms. Steward writes, not to sensationalize the abuse, not to seek pity, but to lend a voice to those who cannot voice their experience; to end the phrase "cycle of abuse" and begin the "cycle of healing". She writes, in dialog form, of her sessions with the psychiatrist who finally brought her to the light of healing. Included also are poems from stages throughout her life, illustrated by the authors own hand.
As a person not subject to abuse, after reading The Doghouse Angel you will carry with you your potential for intervention, and will never again wonder whether or not you should "get involved".
As an abused person, you will find hope and guidance for obtaining help. You will have a voice.
As a caregiver or professional in the field of child or family services, you will understand.