Dr Christopher Mogan (http://theanxietyclinic.com/) wrote the forward for my book. Here’s what he said
““This is a story of how a child overwhelmed by a cluttered, hoarded household finds hope in the community around her. There are literally thousands of children who lead a hidden life, separated from friends who never visit, nowhere to sleep or do homework, and at high risk of fire and health hazards because of the vast amount of ‘stuff’ in their home.
Tania Reid has written this timely book for so many children living with hoarding and associated deprivations. She speaks for hundreds of community workers working with families affected by hoarding and squalor across our communities – from the leafy green suburbs to the public housing communities – with heartfelt knowledge that that these children are at risk. Whilst Hoarding Disorder has only just been formally classified as a Mental Health issue, research is showing that early life experience of hoarding affects the identity and secure attachment of children, increasing their psychological vulnerability.
This is an important book that opens the door of the hoarded household so the voice of the child affected by Hoarding Disorder can be heard. Are you listening?”
Dr Christopher Mogan PhD
Director, The Anxiety Clinic, Melbourne, Victoria
Hoarding Disorder Clinician, Researcher and Consultant