The long term impact of a childhood spent in institutional care is complex and varied. However, a fundamental, ongoing issue is the lack of trust and security and lack of interpersonal and life skills that are acquired through a normal family upbringing, especially social and parenting skills.
The inability to initiate and maintain stable, loving relationships was described by many Forgotten Australians who have undergone multiple relationships and failed marriages. Many cannot form trust in relationships and remain loners, never marrying or living an isolated existence.
It’s not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians. Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.
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OH THE SILENCE!
What deafening silence, Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2015, was passed by the Victorian Parliament, seems the only ones that do know are those who have waited so long, have seen their cases of litigation thrown out of court because of the above act.
Oh! how we saw those headlines “Historical Child Abuse” splashed across every newspaper throughout the length and breadth of this country.
Today Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) Act was passed not a word, its as if it never happened.
One thing we do know "Child Abuse:" sells papers; the prevention ‘of’ apparently no.