The road to hell : state violence against children in postwar New Zealand Elizabeth Stanley.
By: Stanley, Elizabeth.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2016Description: viii, 285 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781869408541 (pbk).Other title: State violence against children in postwar New Zealand.Subject(s): CHILD ABUSE | CHILD ABUSE | CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE | ADULT SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE | CHILD NEGLECT | CHILD PROTECTION | CHILDREN | EMOTIONAL ABUSE | HISTORY | INSTITUTIONAL CARE | INSTITUTIONAL VIOLENCE | PHYSICAL ABUSE | PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE | SOCIAL SERVICES | NEW ZEALANDDDC classification: 362.7320993 STA Online resources: Royal Commission website
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-277) and index.
Cover; Title page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction -- 1. Childhood Stories -- 2. Rise of the State -- 3. Removal and the Road to Hell -- 4. Institutional Cultures -- 5. Daily Life -- 6. Violent Victimisation -- 7. Trouble and Survival -- 8. Controls and Punishments -- 9. Escalating Problems -- 10. Emotional Fallout and Repair -- 11. Dealing with the Past -- 12. What Next? Appendix One. Data on Contributors -- Appendix Two. Primary Methods -- Appendix Three. The Institutions; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Imprint
"This book tells the story of 105 New Zealanders who experienced this mass institutionalisation. Informed by thousands of pages of Child Welfare accounts, letters, health reports, legal statements as well as interviews, Stanley tells the children's story: growing up in homes characterised by violence and neglect; removal into the State's 'care' network; daily life in the institutions; violence and punishment; and the legacy of this treatment for victims today. The state masqueraded as a good parent, but its violence and negligence made things worse for children. This book is a moving account of the experiences of those placed into state care, and a powerful call for redress and change". (From the publisher). In 2018 the New Zealand government commenced the process of holding a Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care. Follow the link to the Royal Commission website for information on the progress of this inquiry. Record #5894