The Canadian Encyclopedia reports that “students were isolated and their culture disparaged, removed from their homes and parents separated from their siblings” which is important to Canadian history as it leads to the greater percentage of depression in Aboriginal communities today. Another example being, Indigenous children were told the way they lived was immoral and were forced to learn a
When children are forced out over and over again it makes them feel unwanted or that they did something wrong. Patricia George writes, “Shuttling children off to a strangers home for a period of days or weeks, only to be potentially shuttled off to another home… simply underscores the frightening and traumatic experience of seeing ones family fall apart” (George and Walker). Not only do children have to deal with the constant moving around, they also have to deal with complications such as sibling separation. Sometimes a family isn't always looking to foster or adopt more than one child at at time so social workers tear brothers and sisters apart. In some cases, siblings will never see each other for years or even ever
Trust is an environment where individuals can be our best selves. Due to my parents divorced when I was eleven years old and they usually had argued before divorced. It made me felt very stress and lack of self-esteem so I changed to be very quiet and afraid talking with others about my family situation because I could not trust anyone anymore. Also at that time, my mother are very busy because she needed to take care of me and two younger sisters. In addition, the weak relationship of teachers made me were not willing to share my feeling to teachers.
(Doughty.S., 2012) Even though the word divorce is common nowadays, it is still considered as a social disgrace which leads to family breakdown and the children continues to face irreparable damages and suffering throughout their lives. At the present time, even second
For centuries, the children of native first nations endured tremendous trauma within the confines of boarding schools, which were mostly run by the Roman Catholic Church. Assimilation was the primary purpose of these boarding schools, but we see time and time again examples of struggle and resistance against that assimilation effort. Louise Erdrich writes about this resistance in the chapter "Saint Marie" in her novel, Love Medicine. In this chapter, Marie Lazarre's character is first introduced as a young girl of mixed blood, trying to appeal to whiteness through her connection to Catholicism. "The object that Marie aspired to reach is a sense of identity and belonging.
Milton’s mother, Fanny Hershey, was often disappointed in her husband’s failure; the two spent large periods of time away from each other much like Rip Van Winkle and his wife (Irving). Due to a lack of central parenting and support, Milton grew up on his own. He did not receive the best education, and he was enrolled in seven different schools during his childhood (Bowers). Along with that, Milton’s mother discouraged reading because she felt that it would ruin his mind;
Indians have been living in misery for centuries now, in reservations drowned in problems like alcoholism, drugs, and illiteracy. The white government has made inumerous attempts to try to assimilate them into the US mainstream population. The effects felt by the Indian reservations due to the negative consequences of white actions are unimaginably devastating. Native Americans have to rely on the government in order to survive, and sometimes that 's still not enough. Their lives have been shaped by the government so much that the effects of the past actions made by the whites have become substantially irreversible, forcing the Native American population to suffer and make sacrificing choices in order to live in the present world.
Therefore, it is apparent that the residential schools left an outstandingly negative impact on the indigenous peoples involved as they left families with separation and loss. There were many children that died, that lost their culture, and endured pain. This is not one of Canada’s ‘brightest’ moments in history, but it needs to be acknowledge as it is a part of this country’s past. Residential schools were founded on foolish principles and they resulted in dreadful
They changed those children, with haircuts, were forbidden to speak their languages, and traditional names were replaced by new European-American names. The experience of the schools was often harsh, especially for the younger children who were forcibly separated from their families. They were encouraged or forced to abandon their Native American identities and cultures. They deprived them from what they came
The following case by Diguiseppe and Bernard (2006) illustrates the use of one of REBT’s main treatment methods with children—empirical disputing (and problem solving) of faulty inferences. Sara, a 9-year-old girl, was particularly depressed because of the infrequency of her seeing her father. Her parents had been divorced for six years and her mother and father continued to argue. Sara’s older siblings had a great deal of animosity towards their father and he reacted by avoiding them; this led to Sara feeling that her father could not really care for her if he did not love or care about her mother or siblings. Empirical disputing of this inference revealed the irrationality in Sara’s beliefs about her father.