The Power of Mothers: Releasing Our Children
Celia Lashlie, justice reform campaigner and bestselling author, brings her powerful insight to the problems of families trapped in a spiral of crime, poverty and abuse. She points to the reasons behind why New Zealand's rates of imprisonment are so disastrously high, what the politicians and social service organisations could do to improve the plight of children in at risk families and why the system should protect be protecting them. Lashlie uses the case studies of Maka Renata and Bailey Junior Kurariki as examples of institutional neglect. She exposes the environment in which they live and the pedestals upon which the media and society place these people, and, and the negative attitudes of many within our bureaucracy work against the efforts of the children's mother to be the best mother she can. The Power of Mothers is a wake-up call to voter and politician, parent and grandparent, social agency and lobby group alike. We must do more than build prisons to hold the children we fail, now.
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Bailey Junior Kurarikiwhere is he now what
Lets do some maths 19 Chapter Two Where does the journey really begin?
And what of the media?
The nonsense of politics
The reality of prison today
The heart of the matter
An exchange of ideas
Beyond the prisons and into
The power brokers
Where to begin
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