BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - Part 16 - Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl / Author's Bio
Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)
My first book is “Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl (The Choice Was Hers!)”. It is about child abuse but this story is written metaphorically and inspirationally. This story does not contain language or raw graphic details of the abuse.
Child abuse is a worldwide epidemic. As individuals and as a society, we need to bring awareness to this problem to help prevent it. Maybe we can't save all the children at once but perhaps we can save one child at a time and make a difference in their life. It would be like the rippling effect of throwing a stone in water. At first, the stone drops in one place but before you know it, the stone skips over the water causing several ripples.
If you want to read an exceptional book about child abuse without raw graphic details, this book is for you!
My name is Anita Wladichuk. I was born in the gold mining town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. I am the second youngest of seven children. The most excitement living in Kirkland Lake was getting my picture on the local newspaper's front page for getting lost in the woods all day until dusk when I was around three years old. When I was about five years old, I was struck down by a car. Naturally, I survived these two incidents and carried on with my life's adventures. Little did I know that my future life was going to continue to be about survival. I am a survivor of the three A's: Abandonment, Abduction, and Abuse.
I don't recall when my father left me and my family, but because of this, I was abducted twice by Social Services and placed in two foster homes. When I was about six years old, my father had visitation rights but he kidnapped me from the foster home I was living in and moved me to the mining town of Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan. In Uranium City, I enjoyed running around the hillsides, picking wild berries, swimming in the lake, and going fishing and hunting. Unfortunately, I also experienced verbal, physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse.
When I was 13 years old, I visited with my mother and she used this opportunity to kidnap me and moved me to Brampton, Ontario to live with her, my older brother, and younger sister. Living in small secluded towns was vastly different compared to cities such as Brampton, Ontario. Here, I experienced and survived verbal, physical, mental, and emotional abuse living with my mom. I decided to set a goal to complete high school and then continue to go on to university. I achieved my desired goals with a double major in Administrative Studies and Psychology. Later I decided to settle down, get married, and have children. I have two wonderful, independent sons. Later I returned to university and I also earned my Bachelor of Education degree.
I currently live in Vancouver, BC. I'm available to talk to your group about awareness and prevention of child abuse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING - SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 10 - Podcast "Two Old Guys Talking"
Please click on this Blog post to my interview with "Two Old Guys Talking" about my inspirational book, "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" written metaphorically with the two themes of hope and adversity presented simultaneously. If you're looking for a book that doesn't describe the raw graphic details of abuse and violence, this is the book for you! I also discuss my real story of what happened to me as a result of being abandoned, abducted, and abused.
Also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBVW9kxXKv0
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BLOG POST - FAMILY IS EVERYTHING, SIBLINGS BELONG TOGETHER - PART 03 – Our Future Belongs To Our Children
Please click on this post to the Blog postings and awesome review (located in Comment Section in Part 03) - "Family Is Everything, Siblings Belong Together - Our Future Belongs To Our Children
“Our Future Belongs to Our Children.”
We need to be good examples for our children and help them to feel special, loved and accepted. Together, let’s build strong children.
The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme for this year is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.”
You can find “The National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Outreach Toolkit“ at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/ncapm-2021-outreach-toolkit.pdf
You can find tools, tips, and resources at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventionmonth/
Let's strive to make everyday child abuse prevention day!
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Please click on this blog post about how Silence and Secrets go hand-in-hand, they are both dangerous.
The abuse of children is the world’s greatest silent crime. It becomes the silent, hidden secret. Child abuse is a worldwide epidemic.
If we can break the wall of Secrecy, abuse cannot continue. Abuse is an epidemic that relies on Secrecy! ~ Anita E. Wladichuk
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Please click on this Blog post.
We do live in a dangerous world. Be one of those individuals who will step in and offer to help. Remember, the three (3) wise Japanese monkeys (“see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil”). Let’s not turn a blind eye.
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Please click on this post to the Blog postings - "Family Is Everything, Siblings belong Together"- Part 04 - Pots and Pans
This metaphor signifies the irritating sound of yelling, screaming, and violence in a home. The clatter of pots and pans played out of tune is a source of annoyance these noises are piercing and maddening.
Please click on the Blog post to the metaphor of Mountain Climbers and how Anastasia utilizes her inner strength to get on with her journey to feelings of self-esteem and self-worth.
This metaphor in my book expands on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs of climbing your mountain without relying on others to get you up the mountain.
Review: "Anita's book is a must-read for Maslow fans that realize the only way to 'peak experiences' is getting your life in order, no matter what personal history you have to accept."
~ Edward McCann, Author of Rare Books in California
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Please click on this blog post to understand and learn more about my personal feelings toward the homeless.
We all matter! One day, we may have everything, a roof over our heads, a job, and food. The next day, we may find ourselves on the street for different reasons turned into panhandlers, alcoholics, drug addicts, or prostitutes as our new means of survival. My heart does go out to these homeless individuals because of experiencing two siblings who were forced out of our home.
The number of homeless people is growing, the number of deaths amongst the homeless, due to drug overdose, is also growing. We need to do more in our community to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
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Please click on this Blog post to the metaphor of baby owls falling out of trees and on the path to homelessness representing the many growing numbers of homeless individuals on the streets. We do not know the path these individuals have been on to get them to where they are, yet we are judgemental. I lost a brother and sister to homelessness, and I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a loved one. I spent years of my life wondering if the homeless man I had just passed on the street is my brother, and I constantly questioned my brother's whereabouts and his safety.
I dedicated this part of my story in "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" to my many years of thinking about my brother, his whereabouts, and his safety. After 50 years, we were reconnected and able to speak with each other over the phone.
I never knew what happened with my oldest sister until about five (5) years later when I learned that she was a single mother with a beautiful two (2) year old daughter.
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Please click on this post to the Blog postings and awesome review (located in Comment Section) in Part 01 - "Family Is Everything, Siblings Belong Together"- Family Reunification
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Please click on this blog post to learn how Anita utilizes the metaphor of lion cubs playing naturally and then being traumatized when an intruder conquers the clan and dispels them all in "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl".
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