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Failure to protect indigenous children in care perpetuates cycle of abuse


Groomed for a lifetime of victimization,” says Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

Too often, that is the tragic fate of kids in a child-welfare system that is supposed to protect them.

Those who are victimized – abused sexually and otherwise – are most likely to be indigenous girls. But children with disabilities, mental illnesses and substance-abuse issues are also at higher risk.


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