The Trauma Cleaner

The Trauma Cleaner is the extraordinary true story of an extraordinary person dedicated to making order out of chaos with compassion, revealing the common ground Sandra Pankhurst—and everyone—shares with those struck by tragedy.

Author: Sarah Krasnostein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250101212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature, Sarah Krasnostein’s The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster is the fascinating biography of one of the people responsible for tidying up homes in the wake of natural—and unnatural—catastrophes and fatalities. Homicides and suicides, fires and floods, hoarders and addicts. When properties are damaged or neglected, it falls to Sandra Pankhurst, founder of Specialized Trauma Cleaning (STC) Services Pty. Ltd. to sift through the ashes or sweep up the mess of a person’s life or death. Her clients include law enforcement, real estate agents, executors of deceased estates, and charitable organizations representing victimized, mentally ill, elderly, and physically disabled people. In houses and buildings that have fallen into disrepair, Sandra airs out residents’ smells, throws out their weird porn, their photos, their letters, the last traces of their DNA entombed in soaps and toothbrushes. The remnants and mementoes of these people’s lives resonate with Sandra. Before she began professionally cleaning up their traumas, she experienced her own. First, as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home. Then as a husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, and trophy wife. In each role she played, all Sandra wanted to do was belong. The Trauma Cleaner is the extraordinary true story of an extraordinary person dedicated to making order out of chaos with compassion, revealing the common ground Sandra Pankhurst—and everyone—shares with those struck by tragedy.

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Author: Fay Helfenbaum

Publisher:

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Page: 10

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The Believer

The second book by the bestselling, award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner.

Author: Sarah Krasnostein

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925923649

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 991

The second book by the bestselling, award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner. With her trademark compassion, observational rigour and unique humanity, Sarah Krasnostein takes us into the lives of people who believe in something extraordinary, despite the odds.

On the Job An Encyclopedia of Unique Occupations around the World

See also: Victim Advocate. Further Reading Emmins, A. (2009). Mop men: Inside
the world of crime scene cleaners. St. Martin's Griffin. Freckelton, I. (2018). The
trauma cleaner: One woman's extraordinary life in death & disaster. St. Martin's ...

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440863512

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 795

This one-volume encyclopedia examines jobs and occupations from around the world that are unique and out-of-the-ordinary, from bike fishermen in the Netherlands to professional wedding guests in South Korea to elephant dressers in India. It's not surprising that the first question we are asked by strangers often has to do with what we do for a living. It's another way of asking, "Who are you, and what are you about?" But what happens when the answer to that question is "I am a gondolier" or "I am an Instagram influencer?" This book tries to answer that question, focusing on approximately 100 unusual occupations around the world. Arranged alphabetically, entries define the jobs and detail their historical, social, and cultural significance. Entries also examine where the job is located, how it came to be, how people get into the position, and what the economic and future outlook is for that job. While the entries focus on contemporary jobs, the encyclopedia also includes sidebars, which highlight unique jobs from history, to give the reader a sense of how unusual (and often terrible!) some jobs once were. High school and undergraduate students will find this book useful in looking at cultures around the world. Helps readers to better understand cultural values of other countries and make cross-cultural comparisons Helps readers to identify similar and related jobs across cultures with listings of jobs by category Illuminates the text through sidebars highlighting interesting facts and anecdotal observations Illustrates hard-to-imagine jobs through photos Is written in an engaging, accessible tone for high school students, but is also useful for undergraduates and general readers

Marine Community Aquarium

ECTOPARASITES The third group of animals directly involved in cleaning
symbiosis are the ectoparasites which are removed and eaten by the cleaners .
Crustaceans are the most common fish ectoparasites . Most are very small , a
millimeter ...

Author: Leon Zann

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 416

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Trauma Nursing

Here a higher concentration anesthetic is useful , because less volume is
required to produce anesthesia . Wound Preparation — Cleaning The primary
objective of wound cleaning is to support the power of healing inherent in the
tissue itself .

Author: Janet A. Neff

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 808

View: 257

This comprehensive reference focuses on the practice of trauma nursing and the prevention of traumatic injury. The state-of-the-art content is presented in a logical, nursing-oriented approach that simulates the realities of trauma nursing practice. TRAUMA NURSING emphasizes care of the adult, while providing expansive lifespan content on pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric trauma patients.

The Home Business Sourcebook

... time on the road and increase the amount of teaching he does . imals , to spare
them and their owners the trauma of going to a clinic . Cleaning and Maintenance
As “ common as dirt ” among homebased businesses are cleaning services .

Author: Maxye Henry

Publisher: Roxbury Park

ISBN: 9781565659735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 406

Explains the advantages and disadvantages of a home business and discusses financing, equipping a home office, and legal considerations

One Last Dance

Emma Jane Holmes brings so much light to the subject' - Andy Dowling, Andy Social podcast

Author: Emma Jane Holmes

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1489251030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 919

A sassy, heart-breaking and jaw-dropping memoir of life behind the scenes in a funeral home and strip club, written with all the panache, honesty and sensitivity of Rosie Waterland's The Anti-Cool Girl and Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner. Emma Jane Holmes had her dream job, working in the funeral industry, caring for those who could no longer care for themselves. But when the bills mounted after her marriage breakdown, she turned to her other dream - dancing on stage as a showgirl - and her glittering alter ego Madison was born. Emma Jane kept Madison a secret. Madison kept Emma Jane an even bigger one. But what happens when death touches the neon world of the strip club? And sex - in the form of a cute co-worker - encroaches on the funeral home? Could the answer be life, lived in the day, because that's the only day you have? Emma Jane Holmes' debut will take you into the mortuary, cemetery and crematorium - and behind the scenes in night clubs - and answer all the questions you never wanted to ask ... PRAISE 'A beautiful insight into two industries we're all curious about, full of warmth and wit' - Carly Findlay OAM, author of Say Hello 'Meet Australia's most outrageous mortician ... her stories are deadly' - news.com.au 'Emma Jane Holmes shines a beautiful light on love, death and connection' - Samantha X, author of Hooked 'We're all going to die sometime ... Emma Jane Holmes brings so much light to the subject' - Andy Dowling, Andy Social podcast

Life Or Debt

Americans can be obsessive when it comes to cleaning our clothes . Result ?
High dry - cleaning bills , high utility bills , and high clothing bills . Nobody ...
rather see you brush the suit clean than expose it to the trauma of a dry cleaner .
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Author: Stacy Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345452139

Category: Self-Help

Page: 193

View: 286

Offers a step-by-step program to achieve financial freedom by eliminating debt, learning to live sensibly, and developing a sensible inventment plan.

One Last Dance My Life in Mortuary Scrubs and G Strings

Emma Jane Holmes had her dream job, working in the funeral industry, caring for those who could no longer care for themselves.

Author: Emma Jane Holmes

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9781489251022

Category:

Page: 368

View: 678

A sassy, heart-breaking and jaw-dropping memoir of life behind the scenes in a funeral home and strip club, written with all the panache, honesty and sensitivity of Rosie Waterland's The Anti-Cool Girl and Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner. Emma Jane Holmes had her dream job, working in the funeral industry, caring for those who could no longer care for themselves. But when the bills mounted after her marriage breakdown, she turned to her other dream - dancing on stage as a showgirl - and her glittering alter ego Madison was born. Emma Jane kept Madison a secret. Madison kept Emma Jane an even bigger one. But what happens when death touches the neon world of the strip club? And sex - in the form of a cute co-worker - encroaches on the funeral home? Could the answer be life, lived in the day, because that's the only day you have? Emma Jane Holmes' debut will take you into the mortuary, cemetery and crematorium - and behind the scenes in night clubs - and answer all the questions you never wanted to ask ...

The Trauma of Transgression

When it dawned on me that she was working about twenty miles from where she
lived and going to great lengths to work as a cleaner in Vienna , Virginia , I
wondered if she could do the same job closer to her home . She said : “ I guess I
am ...

Author: Selma Kramer

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

View: 776

Has there been an actual increase in the occurrence of incest? Or is the seemingly greater frequency due to our increased awareness of incest and more careful listening to our patients? The distinguished psychoanalysts contributing to this sharply focused volume take the latter position. They discuss various aspects of incest, the occurrence of which they agree is always traumatic to its victim. Incest occurs in dysfunctional families and often in the setting of multiple traumatic factors (e.g., emotional deprivation, physical abuse, parental alcoholism). In cases of parent-child incest, one parent is the perpetrator and the other, by silence or absence, unwittingly colludes with the former. While an individual with early sexual trauma may have a certain self-reliance, ambition, perseverance, and tenacious pursuit of self-knowledge, the fact remains that incest is inimical to normal, healthy development. It leads to profoundly deleterious effects, including lifelong guilt, sadomasochistic tendencies, defects of self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, and vulnerability to psychosomatic phenomena, accidents, injuries, depression, and even suicide. It is therefore extremely important to be able to recognize the phenomenological and psycho-dynamic configurations suggesting that incest has occurred in the individual's past. Such knowledge enables therapists to be more alert to the nuances of transference and countertransference, leading to a heightened empathy and to more precise and helpful interpretations. The contributors to this book highlight, with the help of detailed and poignant clinical illustrations, various cues of incest-related psychopathology. They discuss the transference manifestations of such patients and, in an extremely helpful manner, clarify the subtleties in treatment technique. By so addressing the phenomenon of incest, this book makes an important inroad into the prevention and amelioration of the profound psychic trauma- the trauma of transgression- caused by the use of a child's body for the sexual gratification of the parent.

The Trauma of Time

In fantasy , his penis acted as a two - way catheter or as an extension pipe of a
vacuum cleaner , which could successfully scour the woman ' s abdominal
innards in a dredging for some primordial elixir that would provide the patient
with the ...

Author: Irvine Schiffer

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 398


The Trauma of Moving

And if the newcomer seeks foods not commonly sold , her sense of marginality is
heightened . The newcomer has many new realms to fathom . The dry cleaner ,
shoemaker , plumber , and electrician have limits to their clientele . Which one is
 ...

Author: Audrey T. McCollum

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 310

View: 884

The challenges faced by those who relocate are enormous. It is, however, a theme which has received little attention from either therapists or researchers. This volume reports on a study which describes how women dealt with moving home. Issues addressed include the extended time required to re-create a home and develop a sense of connectedness to their new environment, unexpected psychological reactions and making friends. Also addressed are specific methods for intervention for those who counsel women who have moved or are facing a move.

The Trauma and the Triumph

Maybe somewhere else . Perhaps in this self - same city , somewhere north of the
level - crossing , in a cleaner area . What was the name of that area of which
Saroj was talking the other day , where he was thinking of getting a two - room flat
?

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN:

Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 272

View: 825

Drawing Upon Interviews With Women Who Were Uprooted From Old East Bengal, On Diaries, Memoirs, And Creative Literature, The Editors Lift The `Veil Of Silence` That Has Surrounded The Bengal Partition Of 1947.

Care of the Trauma Patient

In the United States an estimated 2 million human beings are bitten by animals
yearly.20 Each year one - half million people are bitten by dogs in the United
States.38 The dog bite is considered to be a cleaner wound than the human bite .

Author: George Tom Shires

Publisher:

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Category: Traumatism

Page: 696

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The New Zealand Law Reports

The changing of the locks while the meeting was going on must have added to
the trauma suffered by those present . ... for distress than the cleaner who was
absent , a child care worker who was absent received more under this head than
two ...

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Category: Courts

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Vols. for 1933-1936 include "The Law journal supplement to the New Zealand law reports."

Coal

The kit functions as now be incorporated into Jeffrey Die thing needed to treat
trauma and a hospital bed in the workplace and , sel ... BELT CLEANER DURT If
you love him , he's yours , Double - ended shearer If you don't , he's ours !

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Category: Coal mines and mining

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Handbook of Non prescription Drugs

CASE 31-3 ( continued ) Relevant Evaluation Criteria Scenario / Model Outcome
After cleaning tongue , rinse for at least 30 ... inflammation secondary to the
trauma of ill - fitting dentures is usually localized to the specific area of the trauma
.

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Category: Drugs, Nonprescription

Page: 1370

View: 301


Tusk

I only hope the trauma of burning down their home drove mother's parents to
early graves . ... be able to say that my first wife was doing some lucrative
conveyancing for some leading private law firm or whatever , but she was just the
cleaner .

Author: Bill Reed

Publisher: Hyland House Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 408

Novel dealing with racial and generational boundaries and the distinction between sanity and insanity. John Tasker is a lawyer in the Attorney-General's department in Canberra who inadvertently becomes involved in international terrorism. The author's other works include 'Stigmata' and 'Crooks'.

LACMA Physician

... cleaner ( less chance for errors ) , more convenient , more informative ,
generally cheaper , and will largely bypass the trauma of computer software
changeover at Transamerica in May 1992 . Also , small offices with fewer claims
will soon be ...

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