The link between child abuse and father absence
Even someone who was with CYFS is aware of what the key problem is:
“In a 20-year career mostly with Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS), Mr Waru sees that the key problem in most troubled families is an absent father – either physically separated or “present but absent” because he simply doesn’t know how to connect with his children.”
It is not as if this hasn’t been widely known for some years:
“Seldom does public policy stand in such direct defiance of undisputed truths, to the point where the cause of the problem — separating children from their fathers — is presented as the solution, and the solution — allowing children to grow up with their fathers — is depicted as the problem. If you want to encourage child abuse, remove the fathers.”
How many times when we read about a child being murdered or abused, there’s a biological father coming back from Australia or somewhere to try and fix up the mess?
“Government knows only too well that the overwhelming majority of cases of child abuse occur in families where the biological father is absent, where the family is unstable with the mother often having multiple relationships with different men, where the family income is a welfare cheque and where there is already an established history of child abuse. ”
Our good, kind ‘web slave’ will know about this study.
“Children are at the greatest risk of all forms of child abuse when they are being raised by solo mothers, without input form the fathers.”
The Labour government’s response:
A. Ban smacking
B. Ask every woman that enters hospital the following questions:
- Has anybody hurt or threatened you?
- Have you ever felt controlled or always criticised?
- Have you been asked to do anything sexual that you didn’t want to do?
Imagine asking a NZ man in a relationship with a western woman: “Have you ever felt controlled or always criticised?” But I digress.
(Notice how every man women and their dog has something to say about child abuse right now – EXCEPT Sue Bradford.) According to the Greens child abuse will drop now that smacking has been banned. Of course those claims will be quietly forgotten by the Greens.
What the Labour government, Sue Bradford and the like are doing is implementing polices that make the problem worse.
Policies that include and encourage biological fathers to raise their children will make the biggest difference. Greens and Labour policies either directly or indirectly work against this principle.