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.
State report on guardian: 'Removal of necessary care directly resulted in ward's death'
- Category: Guardianship
- Created: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 08:35
- Written by Adam Walser - ABC Florida
Judge removed Rebecca Fierle from 98 cases.
A state investigation report indicates the professional guardian could face felony criminal chargers for withholding medical care from a ward she was appointed by the court to protect.
“She's put us through misery. It's not us. It's what she did to Steve. She killed him,” said Linda Lanier, who filed a complaint with the state against professional guardian Rebecca Fierle.
Lanier’s friend Steven Stryker choked to death at St. Joseph’s Hospital in May.
Stryker had a chronic condition that made it difficult for him to swallow.
He died after Fierle ordered his feeding tube removed, then signed a do-not-resuscitate order.
- Abuser Name or Alias:: Rebecca Fierle
- Abusers Organisation:: Guardian
- Type of Abuse:: Physical, Neglect, Emotional, Psychological or Mental, Death
- Matter Resolved?: No
What is the "Right to Lie" case?
- Category: Child Protection USA media and newspaper articles
- Created: Thursday, 01 December 2016 22:05
- Written by Alicia Bayer - The Inquisitor
COURT CASE CLAIMS SOCIAL WORKERS HAVE IMMUNITY FROM PERJURY CHARGES IF THEY LIE TO REMOVE CHILDREN FROM THEIR HOMES [VIDEO]
A court case known as the “Right to Lie” case would establish whether social workers are legally immune from perjury charges if they lie to the courts in order to remove children from their families — and it is now one step away from the Supreme Court.
Case number 15-55563, also known as Hardwick v. Vreeken or the “Right to Lie” case, was heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in October. The case is an extension of a long-running court battle between a California woman and her two daughters against the child welfare system in Orange County, California.
Rescission or variation of Children's Court orders: A study of Section 90's
- Category: Section 90
- Created: Sunday, 01 July 2012 09:32
- Written by Patricia Hansen
Source : http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fea_pub/1096/