As a social worker it is important to recognize this history, and work towards offering preventative measures to break the cycle that has Aboriginal children ending up in care. During my time working in child protection, many Aboriginal parents were angry, and unwilling to work with their social worker. I think that this stems from the history surrounding child protection social workers and Aboriginal children. Parents today have most likely been a part of the social welfare system for years. As a new social worker, I hope to always recognize that Aboriginal parents are scared of what could happen to their families when they are mandated to work with social services.
Their peer-pressure, such as friends, parents and may even be teachers in their school. The bad history that they've experienced was the reason why they had such belief planted in their mind. They believed that the Tutsi made use of the Hutus and now it is the time for the Hutus to do genocide of the Tutsis. These things thus affected the people's view on the truth and explanations for it. Even if the Hutus are exposed to the real truth hat the things that they are doing are inhumane, they will still will not listen to the explanation and take the truth in a different spin.
Former students of residential schools have spoken of horrendous abuse at the hands of residential school staff: physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological. Residential schools provided Aboriginal students with an inferior education, often only up to grade five, that focused on training students for manual labour in agriculture, light industry such as woodworking, and domestic work such as laundry work and sewing. Residential schools systematically undermined Aboriginal culture across Canada and disrupted families for generations, severing the ties through which Aboriginal culture is taught and sustained, and contributing to a general loss of language and culture. Because they were removed from their families, many students grew up without experiencing a nurturing family life and without the knowledge and skills to raise their own families. The devastating effects of the residential schools are far-reaching and continue to have significant impact on Aboriginal communities.
For the government, it might appear to be a necessity and they may feel they are compensating the affected people well by remuneration. However, the affected people know that they are being uprooted from their homeland. Although temporarily better off, they have lost the place they called home once. We can see this Theory being manifested in lot of circumstances, if only we observe and try to understand. Right from a student getting bad grades as a result of a submission they couldn’t complete due to being unwell, to the difficult situations faced by a single mother in this society.
Sadly, after all of these historical events, cultural oppression continues to be a problem even with the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Simple cultural differences of how are examples of cultural barriers causing numerous controversies within society. Although there has been some retribution, these people still face tyranny. The problem with re-stating history is that each person sets a bias upon the information they present. For example, in the R v. Keegstra case, James Keegstra was a teacher charged for spreading hate propaganda towards the Jewish people involved in the his students to Holocaust.
In today’s society, divorce has become a norm in our lives. Married couples today are getting a divorce due to many different reasons, either because of conflicts in the marriage, lost of romantic feelings, a spouse committing an affair, and other type of marriage problems. Most of these divorced couples have children that are very young and due to their age, have no idea on how to deal with an event like a divorce. These children will have to learn to deal with their parent’s divorce at such a young age, affecting them in a positive or negative way. The effects of recent enlargement in divorce rates are negative effects.
Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary. Child abuse is a crucial part of the law in todays society. When asked to define child abuse what do you think of? I think of a child being beaten to near death or maybe even deprived of food sources that they need to survive. The child could also feel a sad disappointed feeling because their parent won’t give them the attention a child should be receiving or a child could just be being neglected all together possibly by the parent just not caring, but I will tell you all about these things in my paragraphs below.
To understand the post-divorce family you must begin with the consequences it has on family, but for many reasons America’s greatest concern is that of the children. Children are not responsible, but yet reap all of the emotional pains of a divorce. Amato and Thompson (1999) informs us that: The increased expenses and lowered living standards following divorce may create many more specific pressures for children. The family may have to move to a less expensive house or apartment; children may have to change schools; contact with friends in a neighborhood or school may be lost as a result of these changes; the residential parent may have to begin working or work longer hours; children may have to be placed in child
One of the biggest problems that divorce imposes on children is the sadness of their family breaking up and having to adjust to one parent no longer living in the home. Usually it hurts all the family members, including the children that are very young and do not understand what is happening, but they still feel the loss of one of the parents not being around. Divorce, in any circumstance, rips a child apart limiting time spent with his/her parents, and confusing him/her. In Matthew 19:8-9 it says, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
When potlatches and other ceremonies were banned the First Nations lost a lot of their culture and oral history which led to big problems with the traditional governance system. Many artifacts were confiscated, and a lot of people got arrested for practicing illegal ceremonies. One of the worst things to happen to the First Nations was residential schools. They were designed by the churches to teach the values and language of the colonizing culture, by taking the children away from their families and making it mandatory to attend the schools. The children lost their culture, language, and spiritual practices.