It is more challenging to assist the family experiencing difficulty than to abandon the family and to take the children away.
It seems more cost effective to pay someone to care for removed children than to pay for services that will improve the skills of struggling parents.
It becomes easier with each confiscation simply to tell oneself that the parents left childless are undeserving of their children, even irredeemable.
Something was omitted from the 1996 CFCSA. Something has been forgotten in the curriculum for training social workers.
Everyone needs compassion. Everyone needs love that's never failing.
Mercy for parents is missing.
Let mercy fall on parents so that families can be sustained and a lifetime of good memories.
Invest in the parents and we will invest in the children and our communities will be richer for the quality of person.
I earnestly believe that MCFD Fraser Region can exercise compassion toward Zabeth and Paul Bayne. We generally associate compassion with emotion. I am convinced that it is more. Perhaps compassion cannot be learned but I believe it can be cerebral which means that even when emotion does not dictate a compassionate act, a willful determination can. True compassion is expressed when you have every right to dislike, detest or even hate someone. Compassion is profound awareness of the suffering of someone coupled with the wish to relieve it.
In the final analysis, “I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.” Thomas Aquinas