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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Delinquent afraid of world says probation supervisor By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Editor People tend to forget that a delinquent's bravado masks s very frightened child, accord ing to Terry Aman. "He's afraid because he can't handle the world around he said. Mr. Aman, supervisor ot the Juvenile Probation Services lor the Letb'bridgc branch o[ th.3 De- partment o[ Health and Social Development, said lhat "probab ly 90 per cent or more of juve- niles on probation are male." Initially, tlie police become involved with a child suspect- ed of a delinquent act, he said. "They charge the child, and at that point they send us the information at what particu- lar lime the court hearing will be and what the charge was. GUILT NOT ASSUMED "We don't have any contact until the court hearing. The major reason is if we become involved prior to the court, it would almost assume his he explained. "The police present the case in juvenile court. If the child admits said Mr. Aman, "the judge could call on the DSD for more information in order to make a fair disposal. "The strongest power of the court now is to make the child a temporary ward of the crown under the Juvenile Delinquents Act. Judges do not have the right to sentence to an institu- tion. the child Is given proba- t i o n or wardship, Mr. Aman said, "the court turns over the service to us. "Then we begin to become Involved with the very important with his family. PROTECTION OP SOCIETY "What we really have to as- sume in probation is society ex- pects be said. "For every crime commit- ted, there is a victim. "As probation officers we have to, at some point, talk about things like social con- trol." Mr. Aman emphasized that "the officer's main objective is to keep that child noi, on the >v calendar of local happeningi Women with a weight prob- lem are invited to visit Tops AB 100 group which meets at p.m. on Monday in the basement of St. Augustine's Church Hall. The Minus One Club will hold a family picnic on Sunday at Writing on Stone Park. Potluck lunch and supper. All interested in attending arc asked to meet at the civic centre at 11 a.m. street, but in his home in the community, with all the things that surround him, because Ihis is where eventually he is going to have to make his ad' justmcnt. "However there are times when cliildren simply become, I suppose, uncontrollable and have to be removed tem- porarily. "The institution is a last re- ho said, "and we're look- ing for specific tilings when we send a child to one. "There might be poor peer relationships; poor relation- ships with adults, including parents and figures of author- ity ers." like police and leach- 0 t Ji e r contributing factors could be "a poor family back- ground or lack of success ex- periences generally, or a com- bination." TEMPORARY MEASURE 'The institution first estab- lishes control we haven't been able to put on a he add- ed, but it "is a temporary thing, and doesn't help us at all, be- cause it is not really a real setting for a child. "He doesn't have his own friends, family or they don't exist for him there. "We want to get him back into his community as quickly as possible. "In an said Mr. Aman, "he can't function prop- erly, but he can leam some of those social modes that are ne- cessary for his proper function; but then he must be aided in carrying these things through when he returns to the commu- nity." When the child Is back in his home, "involvement is taken up again" by his probation officer. In Lcthbridge, we haven't !iad that many admissions to .he institution. We've had a lairly good success rate in keeping the children in the he claimed. "We have a fantastically in- .erested police force, and the judge (of juvenile court) is a very concerned man. "It's a wonderful thing that we have here." When a child is put on pa- role, said Mr. Aman, "it might be for an accumulation of of- fences. Tlu's power is with the court, not with us. "Some of the more usual things are a number of thefts of a more serious auto and enter- ing with wilful damage. "The probation order says a child must be on good behavior and must attend school. "There may be curfew or oth- er requests, but for the most part, the court lets the proba- tion officer handle it. "We demand the cliild be seen in his home. We want to see how he operates in his own social mi- he said. "We like to talk to the child after court with lu's parents tell him a little abo'it the probation order; to let him know will be around. And then we go and visit." FAMILY INVOLVEMENT "We want to get his trust and confidence." Mr. Aman said. "We go out and play pool with him, or anything else again, with the involvement of the family. The family is never left out. 'You can leam more about that child in the interaction in a pool hall than in a dozen visits to this office. One of the good things about being a probation officer is that the child is plastic. "We may not see much change in the problematic sit- uation, but antisocial behavior may he said. "It what difficult effect his to measure involvement has. It may not show up until five years later. "But sometimes we do see startling results or he may end up in an institution, "You just don't know. "There is a certain amount of risk but we have to be prepared to accept some risks." Know right time to stop physician urges doctors F.O.E. BBNGO TONEGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. A and 13lh St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for l.OO or 25( Each Twelve 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Garnei ana Free Cords DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children under 16 not allowed CHICAGO fCP) Doctors should help dying patients to express their grief and know when the patient becomes rea- dy to accept death, an expert writes in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross writes: "I think a golden rule for us as physicians is to know enougl to slop the extraordinary mea surcs when a patient has reached the stage of accept ance. When the patient has come that far, then I think many of us know that such in- terference is no longer thera- peutic, and may gratify our own needs." Dr. Ross, medical director ol the South Cook County Mental Health and Family Services Chicago Heights, 111., outlined five stages that most terminal- ly ill patients pass through, given enough time before death These range from initial shock and denial when they leam they are seriously ill, through anger, bargaining, and depression before the final stage of acceptance is reached. "The knowledgable physi- said Dr. Ross, "particu- larly one who is himself com- fortable in facing the dying pa- tient, can help these palients NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL And Desirn loo Learn a Profession WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER We havo 3 fully qualified full limn inslruc- troscs and wo leach all phases of beauty culture, hnir styling ond culling, bleaching, Minting and permanent waving. You'll enjoy our new remodelled and nir-condilioncd school. A professional bcaulkion pays high- er than Ilio average income and opportu- nilioi aro unlimited. Fill Oul r Alberta Beauty School Paymentl This Coupon 5lh St. S., lolhbridgo I Starling Now For Mor. I NAME...............I I ADDRESS LOW Monthly Information I CITY Tuition pass through one or all of thesr stages by appropriate verbal and non-verbal support." Particularly important, she said, is the patient's confidence that, even with no more surgery or medical treatment possible his physician will continue to care for and slay with him until the end. Many physicians and other health professionals are uncom- fortable about dealing with dying patients, Dr. Ross said. "I think physicians have it much she said. "We are trained to heal, to cure, to prolong life, and I think many of us feel that a patient's death is like a defeat or a fail- ure." An important thing to under- stand, she noted, is that a pa- tient's reactions to various stages of dying are normal be- havior. We should be trying to tell our patients that it takes cour- age to cry. We should help them express (heir grief." Dr. Ross contended that sub- consciously people cannot con- ceive of their own death. There is a feeling that "I believe it shall happen to everybody in this room but not to me." HAVE WHEELS, WILL TRAVEL Two-year-old Michelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Golia, 537 16th St. N., interrupts her busy pedalling schedule long enough to have her picture laken. Groenen, photo Local laboratory technician to join CUSO in West Indies 17 For the next two years, Pal Molyneux will be working for Canadian University Students Overseas on the tiny island of Monlserrat, West Indies. Pat, a graduate of Catholic Central High and St. Michael's School of Medical Laboratory Senior Citizens' Centre Open Monday Kirough Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 1 }.m. to 5 p.m. Veil Week: Monday: A light lunch will Ira served at the centre following the Whoop-Up pm-ade. A silver collection will be taken. Every- one welcome to attend. Ticltcls will be on sale for the July 31st trip to Bcauvais Lake. Wcclnrsrtny: Bus trip to ?rowsncsl Pass and tea nt Bollcvuc with Ihc senior citi- zens. Buses will leave Ihc Gold- en Mile centre nt 10 a.m. fouling Kvrnls: July .list: Bus trip to Bcail- Lnkc. August ztsl: Corn roast nl Litllo Bow Park. PAT MOLYNEUX Technology, received her post- ing iii the Caribbean just last month, and has already com- plete her travel plans. "Members of CUSO will hav a week of orientation in London said Pat, "and the we leave by chartered plan for Antigua, and St. Kills fo another week." Pat will then be stationed on Monlserrat, as a laboratory technician. "The hospital where I'll b she said "has 5 beds, and I'll be training on< West Indian person in the lab.' She. said she had thought o working overseas for quit some time, and that CUSO pro vided about the "only Canadian organization that could help mi out." "The application forms an long and she said "and after they arc filled out you have an interview with th CUSO committee at the univcr sity. The members send their report to Ottawa, to CUSO head quarters, and you hear from them eventually." Pat said her first choice In posting preference was Africa with the Caribbean second. "Our island is 11 miles long seven miles wide, and has population of she said "I'll be working in the only town, Plymouth. The rest People on the island speak English, but there are many THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "It's hard to explain, but it chokes up like we did when we got the last reoair bill." HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effect! CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 412 Ml AVE. 5. CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A Blackout Bingo ploy.d for till won Saturday plui Jackpolf JACKPOTS NOW AND S Cards for or 25c ouch (Located Noil la No. 1 Flrehc.ll) West Indies' dialects in use. Pat will leave on her service assignment Sunday, and has no set plans following her return to Canada. "I might slay here or try to get another po- she said. At the present time, she is the envy of many friends who "wish they were going too." CUSO is a Canadian over- seas project aimed at assisting underprivileged countries devel- op medical, educational and agricultural resources, and has been in operation, for 10 years. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION MA1CO SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL 61 e 3rd Ave. S. Phono 328-5447 Saturday, July 15, 1972 THE LETHMIDOI HfRAlB If) family life by MAUREEN JAMIESON WORD OF WARNING to young couples on the verge of starling a family never more than two children, or you'll find the underdogs. You'll get outvoted on every Issue, especially when it comes to choosing a movie. Last week, I had to do a lot of fancy talking and throw in a few bribes as well to persuade our brood to bypass a crummy epic at the drive-in. As a very special favor to me, they finally condescend- ed to come downtown and watch a children's movie. In my aged innocence, I had it figured that once they were there, they would enjoy it as much as I planned to. Was I off base! I loved the whole ball apprentice witch and her friends flying around the world on a brass bed the fishy dance hall scene the vacant armor of knights-of-old nobly rising up and banishing the "Great I hollered enthusiastically, as we squeezed out the door afterwards. "Moth-er! You're so said Son Two, anxious- ly looking around to see if any of his friends were within hearing distance. Son One put in his two cents' worth: "it's so-o-o muttered the family sophisticate. Sadly deflated, I comforted myself with the thought that it's natural for young folk to get dis- gustingly worldly-wise when they're fed a daily diet of supermen, spacemen and witchcraft on TV. But in sheer self-protection, it's time we adults banded together to form a parenls' protest group. First tiling on the agenda should he a move to get all fantasy shows and Tom and Jerry cartoons rated X, so that we can enjoy them in relative peace, without all those precocious kids looking down their snotty little noses at us. And while we're on the subject of movies- Son One and I figure that my Willyum should be awarded the next Oscar for best supporting role, be- cause of all the bills lie's had to pay this year. Nurse does all medicine taste like varnish? IETHBRIDGE WmVE POBXHS1 LIMITED POST OFFICE DOX 938 IETHBRIDCE, ALBERTA Lower Level 71 h Street Shopping Mall 316 7th St. South Phone (403) 328-7411 President STAN WORBOYS Capture Jhal once In a life- time pose now in natural color. CORY-IANE 1 year Son of MR. ond MRS. Bill TlTSING lelhbridgo ;