Navigation Links
Collateral Damage-Children Of Canadian Soldiers Suffer

Children of Canadian soldiers posted to battle in Afghanistan are increasingly suffering from war–related anxiety and other such psychological disorders, say// concerned experts.

Ontario’s ombudsman Andre Marin had undertaken a recent investigation into the matter. It was seen that a center for treatment of such traumatized children was caught in a mire of poor funding due to government bodies unwilling to take financial responsibilities.

Mr. Marin's investigation into what he names a "crisis" situation at CFB Petawawa, found that the Phoenix Center for Children and Families, which provides mental health services in the region, was sorely in need of funding and staff required to help the community cope with a tenfold increase in cases of war-related anxiety and psychological problems, among soldiers' families. According to Marin, it is the province’s responsibility, and not the federal government’s, to help these children.

"These children are the collateral damage of the war we have asked their parents to fight. We can and should be doing more for them" Marin was quoted.

The Phoenix Center’s last request for $536,250 over two years was initially turned down by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, which urged the center to seek federal government help instead, stating that the children's problems were the result of a federal military commitment.

The probe also found that children across Ontario are enduring long waits for mental health services, which in turn were competing for slivers of a small funding pie.

Says Marin: "There was no provision for dealing with a crisis situation like Petawawa's, where 16 members of the community have been killed and 80 wounded in Afghanistan since last summer - and every child of a soldier lives with the fear that his or her parent could be next. "One mental health professional likened it to a tornado hitting the community several times a week."

Mar in has made three recommendations to the province: That it immediately fund children's mental health services through the Phoenix Center, that it ensure long-term support for the children of military personnel in consultation with the federal government, and that it provide the Ombudsman with monthly progress reports.

Responding to the Ombudsman's recommendations, the government immediately announced a $2-million emergency fund to provide children's mental health support for communities in crisis such as Petawawa, and committed to providing the Phoenix Center with the budget required to meet military families' counseling needs. It has also entered into discussions with federal National Defense representatives, and agreed to report back to the Ombudsman.

The investigation, launched March 1, was conducted by the Special Ombudsman Response Team (SORT), which interviewed more than 20 key stakeholders, including soldiers' families, base personnel, and Phoenix Center staff, as well as officials at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and at the federal departments of National Defence, Health and Human Resources and Social Development. The team also examined how mental health services are funded for children on military bases in other provinces.
AN/V
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery
2. Canadian Youth at risk of heart disease
3. Canadians flocking to India for quick and efficient medical treatment
4. CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams
5. Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey
6. Canadians Oblivious About COPD, A Debilitating Lung Disease
7. Disparity In Survival Rates In US and Canadian heart Patients
8. Canadian Street Prostitutes Requests Protection
9. Canadian health on the decline, due to a drinking problem
10. Lack of facilities in emergency rooms, warn Canadian nurses!
11. Canadian Sikh Community Donates To Hospital Project In Canada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First ... compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at ... (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the ... Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will ... the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey ... Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shark Bird, ... nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events in October. His ... many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, facility nurses, corporate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017 OBP Medical , a ... devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... retractor with integrated LED light source and smoke ... exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity during ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised ... reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers ... intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled ... December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: