Reading the two posts on mothers attacking children over at GFZ, I was reminded of a book that was required reading for a child abuse recognition class that I took a decade or so ago. This book details the last week of the life of Ursula Sunshine, a little girl who was abused, beaten, and killed by her mother and mother’s boyfriend.

When I read this book, it was so intense that I had to set it down a few times. When I finished, I was in tears. It is incredibly hard to read, but if you are a person who regularly works around children, it is important to recognize the signs that all of the teachers, doctors, and other caregivers missed.

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