How thick are they in Oz? You may believe there’s nothing wrong with a society that went politically correct en masse overnight but RMI would bet their rugged individualist ancestors are spinning in their graves. Many were sent over as prisoners and the last thing they expected was their ordeal would be passed on to ensuing generations. The descendants voted for their own enslavement and willingly hand over their children to experts for inspection thus cementing a ‘bad breeding’ hypothesis, nothing’s changed!
Child protection experts want the government’s mental health screening program for three-year-olds to include home visits to check for family problems such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol problems and neglect.
The Australian Childhood Foundation has called for broader screening that will consider the home life of young children in a bid to avoid behavioural problems sparked by domestic conflict being labelled mental illness.
It comes after The Sunday Age last week revealed the federal government’s Healthy Kids Check will screen three-year-olds for early signs of mental disorders, using a checklist that will include behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness.
The program is expected to identify more than 27,000 preschoolers who may require further support from a psychologist or paediatrician. The voluntary scheme has caused heated debate, with the government claiming it will reduce rates of mental illness – 50 per cent of which start in childhood – but has some mental health professionals fearing it will pathologise normal behaviour and lead to misdiagnosis.
”We’ve seen kids where the initial diagnosis by a GP or a psychologist and the symptoms that they’re showing might look like mental health problems – they might be crying, their behaviour’s erratic or they’re not sleeping – but the medical professional hasn’t identified that abuse has happened in that child’s life or there’s financial pressure because a parent’s lost a job or there’s family violence and drug and alcohol problems,” said Joe Tucci, chief executive of the Australian Childhood Foundation. Read more propaganda nonsense from self-anointed Sages at The Age.