Saturday, December 10, 2016

heck we're going to change all this / we're going to vote Wildrose and #orangecrush the others ----------Kane Blacque is a successful and happy 40-year-old Edmonton man but you would never guess that knowing how cruel his childhood was. “My memories as a child – even as a baby – there’s nothing but trauma, chaos and abuse.”-----He said he’s hopeful the province is working to better the system but said they need to be transparent about it. “Show us your progress, show us what you’re doing. Because the issues being handled right now are not as important as children dying in care and being abused in care and being tossed around in care.”--

began
by writing about books
(the children's kind)
and then read about
the children in the child welfare system
in Alberta
saw the face of Samantha Martin

decided
to help out the families
and worked with Velvet Martin
and then saw the disasters
of course this junk goes higher
and higher
in the system


worked
on the investigation
of my handicapped sister
at the Good Samaritan Extended Care at Millwoods
asked the GOA for help
but there was none
because the GOA partners with everyone    except the citizens of AB


simply told myself
this junk will end
I wrote on the blog
about abuse and death forever
and said that these are the most vulnerable citizens in AB
who are being screwed by the GOA
just because there is no political will to do better


and now
I am being sued
for speaking about the silencing
and the retribution      that the GOA accepts
as the price of doing private business in Alberta
heck we're going to change all this
we're going to vote Wildrose and #orangecrush the others 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-girl-13-failed-by-foster-care-inquiry-finds-1.1133569

Samantha Martin, 13, died of a heart attack in December 2006, five months after being removed from foster care.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x611Tv8q06k

Mumford and Sons - I'm on fire (cover)

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/paula-simons-her-name-was-serenity-never-forget-it

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3116488/i-could-have-been-serenity-former-alberta-foster-child-haunted-by-past-in-care/
December 8, 2016 11:39 pm
Updated: December 9, 2016 7:35 am

‘I could have been Serenity’: former Alberta foster child haunted by past in care

Sarah Kraus_CropBy Sarah KrausReporter Global News
WATCH ABOVE: As Albertans learn more about the tragic death of a four-year-old girl while she was in kinship care, an Edmonton man says he isn't entirely shocked by what happened. Sarah Kraus spoke to the man haunted by his 16 years in government care and asked him what needs to change.
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Kane Blacque is a successful and happy 40-year-old Edmonton man but you would never guess that knowing how cruel his childhood was.
“My memories as a child – even as a baby – there’s nothing but trauma, chaos and abuse.”
He saw his mother and her boyfriends doing drugs and drinking, throwing things and fighting.
Sometimes, even as a toddler, that chaos spilled over onto him.
“Social workers had noticed bruises on my arms, or burns – but nothing was ever done.”

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But when Blacque was two, his young mother killed his baby sister. Blacque and his little brother were left in her care for 10 days before they became wards of the province of Alberta.
He alleges his foster parents were abusive: mentally, sexually and physically.
“It happened over the dumbest thing,” he recalled. “I took too many cookies in my lunch. Ultimately, I was beaten with a bike chain. I was hit in the chest, right here. There’s a scar. Its been there my entire life.”
At one point, Blacque and his brother were adopted. But even that didn’t last long. The pair were rejected and went back into the system.
Then they were bounced from foster home to foster home.
“When somebody is being kicked out for behavioural issues or lying or acting out or whatever – instead of actually helping them, they just move them. They put them somewhere else in hopes that they can deal with them. They can fix them.”
Blacque said the whole experience twisted his understanding of love and relationships.
“The most love that I ever felt, the most care that I ever felt – was in my foster home where I was being sexually abused. Because there was no physical abuse, no emotional abuse, no mental abuse.”
At 18, Blacque aged out of the system but things didn’t get any better.
“Drugs, alcohol, sex, sexual exploitation, prostitution, suicide attempts. That’s what it was like after foster care. It was nothing but hell,” he explained. “I wanted it just to all end. The pain, the past and I was so scared of the future.”
But Blacque’s attempts on his life were unsuccessful and today he has things to be thankful for: a loving partner, a new puppy and a great job.
“My past made me who I am. And I’m quite comfortable and happy with who I am today,” he said. “I have a lot to lose today. Whereas, previous to 37 years of age, I didn’t have anything to lose.”
So when he heard about the death of four-year-old Serenity in the care of the province, it brought back bad memories.
“I could’ve been Serenity, if I would have stayed any longer with my mother,” he said. “Since I was a kid in care, I’ve noticed no change whatsoever. It’s gotten worse.”
But that doesn’t mean he agrees with those blaming the NDP for the problems, or calling for the resignation of Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir.
Watch below: Global News’ ongoing coverage of the 2014 death of a four-year-old Alberta girl known only as Serenity. The girl’s death in kinship care has raised questions about how to protect children in government care.

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“He took over somebody else’s failures and somebody else’s lack of action,” he said.
Instead, he wants to see the whole system of care for children overhauled.
“More policies, more procedures, more training. More care, more compassion, more understanding,” he explained.
Blacque wants social workers and foster parents to be checked better to make sure they’re in it for the right reasons. And he wants them to step in when there’s signs of trouble.
“In my eyes, when it comes to innocent children in that type of environment, it needs to be taken seriously immediately. Not 10 days later, not when incidents happen and not when it’s too late.”
He said he’s hopeful the province is working to better the system but said they need to be transparent about it.
“Show us your progress, show us what you’re doing. Because the issues being handled right now are not as important as children dying in care and being abused in care and being tossed around in care.”

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