Individuals who as children were removed from their biological families are the nation’s highest risk group to suicide. They are four times at risk than the nation’s highest population risk group to suicide; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the Kimberley which is the world’s second highest population risk group to suicide – behind Greenland’s Inuit peoples.
Despite all the good work done by many in saving lives, the suicide toll, particularly for the most elevated risk groups, is on the increase. The most elevated risk groups for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are individuals removed as children from their families, former inmates, the homeless and families evicted from public rental housing. When children are removed from their families because of alleged exposure to violence, dysfunction and other perceived aberrant behaviour they are not provided adequate healing and trauma informed counselling and restorative therapies.
The removal of a child from his or her family is a significant psychosocial hit, going straight to the validity of the psychosocial self and the id and simply it hurts, for many unbearably. Where there is no prospect of reunification with the parent(s) and siblings the trauma can degenerate to a constancy of traumas. One’s familial identity is made a liability and there is a disconnection with who they are and this impacts who they will be. Doubly so for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who daily have to deal with potential racism and the negative public spectacles and ceaseless conversations that diminish their historical and traditional heritage. When your identity is manifest as a liability it rips into your self-worth.
DoCS aren't damned if they do or damned if they don't remove children
- Category: DOCS Information
- Created: Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:49
- Written by Alecomm2
*** ADOPTION CHILDREN ... WHERE DO THEY REALLY COME FROM? FIRSTLY, DoCS aren't damned if they do or damned if they don't remove children. They just prefer to take #kids from #parents who are easy targets - usually the ones who would rely on state funded #LegalAid to TRY and keep their kids.
They routinely choose to ignore kids who are being abused - even placing kids with #paedophiles - in order to perpetuate that myth that only the really abused kids are taken. And mostly it works. And yes, 80%. This is based on many years auditing casefiles for #compliance with #law - to ensure that only children who are being #abused or #neglected are removed. Alecomm hasn't audited one single case yet where #docs workers haven't broken the law. Not one in over a decade.
What about us? What about the children in care?
- Category: Ex-wards and the child abuse industry
- Created: Sunday, 25 September 2016 08:16
- Written by Jada Monaghan
What about the children that were ripped and torn away from their family? Why are we getting pushed into the darkness? Why? Why? Why?
Are there any ANSWERS? NO! there are no answers for us kids and I will not stand down anymore.
I have been in care for 11 years now and I have had the worst bringing up then I would have had living with my parents ….. I have been pushed around, pushed to the back, put down and I have my rights thrown out the window I’m here to tell everyone that this needs to stop it needs justice!!!!
Protecting the Predators and Perpetrators
- Category: Australian child protection authorities
- Created: Monday, 21 November 2016 20:15
- Written by Julia Zanetti
Police, child protection, family court's, criminal courts, the legal system, our government ... They all protect predators and perpetrators. Hundreds of thousands of stories are emerging Australia wide and yet the general public still don't get it!! No one is exempt, unless you have money to buy your way out!!!
Innocent people are played every single day!! False reports are made, evidence hidden, and when evidence is available it is kept under lock and key!!! Innocent people being forced to plead guilty to crimes they never committed, their children taken under false pretense, and abused in a system that proclaims to provide a better life!! A better life for who?? The money making fraudsters who pocket billions of Australian tax dollars per year?? Or our children??
This is currently what our children endure !! Tell me if this is the better life you all envisioned?? Full of beatings, rape, murder ?? Homelessness, hunger, with no job prospects, little education, no love or true support ?? And ten times the chance of dying ...
Cartel collusion continues in the Big Merino
- Category: Cartels
- Created: Friday, 23 September 2016 17:16
- Written by Alecomm2
Cartel lawyers in Goulburn are quickly closing rank in an effort to stifle the smell of corruption that currently emanates from the NSW children's court.
Intimidating letters meant to threaten victims and their families into silence are still flowing from solicitors who have no idea of the incoming tsunami heading their way in epic proportions.
And so the evidence continues to pile up in favour of those who have had their families ripped apart in order to fill the pockets of those who reap the rewards whilst victims have suffered in silence for far too long.
Cartel activities are finally being exposed in Goulburn district, with irrefutable evidence that hopes to shine a light on those who traffick children under the nose of the taxpayers who honestly believe child protection is not a business.
Isn't ignorance bliss.