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Breaking the rescue mode thinking


Most of the child placement ideology is based upon a rescue mode of thinking. Children need to be rescued from pregnant teens, children need to be rescued from abusive/negligent families, children need to be rescued from orphanages in third world countries. While reality has much more nuance than that, the public at large lives with the idea that all these children need to be rescued. The media, though I don't necessarily want to accuse them, play into the hands of the child placement industry by paying attention to the most horrible situations. Horror sells, so they media show the most devastating situations in orphanages, report on the most terrible abuse situations, which only strengthens the rescue mode thinking.

What does it take to counter the rescue mode thinking? Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

by Niels on Friday, 03 October 2008