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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Mirth One parent ofteu unaware of circumstances Battered child syndrome common occurence EDMOKON CP AI pretty Ifryearold girl was brought into a doctors office suffering from massive a broken a woken arm and a large swelling on the side of her The mother said the little girl had fallen but the doctor was doubtful that these injuries had occurred natural He admitted the child to where he found out from her records that she had been in hospital before with concussion said to have been caused by a fall from a The doctor called the Alberta social welfare which began an investigation into a possible case of child Dean provincial di rector of child said this might be a typical case of the battered child And instances of child battering are common enough so that typical case histories can be drawn up for MOTHER CONFESSED The cases are used in medi nursing and social work courses because beatings of children are common enough to warrant medical and social work personnel being trained to recognize signs and symp toms in time to try to prevent them from leading to death or permanent In the case Melsness was the mother broke down and admitted that she had beaten the This isnt Mel sness In most cases the Barents would attempt to deny it and most cases would have to be taken to NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE EASTER PARADE Our stocks are now Including the new wet look and Krinkte New Colors New Toes New Heels B E N E F We invite you to choose your new spring wardrobe from our comprehensive range of world famous brand FOR THE TEEN and CAMPUS CROWD The Wet Look Is In Sec our windows a complete selection in Red Blue White and Q QC Brown UP CLOGS Q AC Bone UP OVER 20 NEW SPRING PURSES the doctor was willing to tes But this case is intended to show why the beating took The social worker referred ihe woman to a He found out that the little girl was the middle child of Two four years and six months completed the fam The husband and wife lived in a fourbedroom house in a suburb of a large There were no financial But since the birth of the last the woman had not been able to cope with the care of the three small children and all the She got in creasingly tired and shorttem She felt she never got out of the She could keep the little boy occupied with television and UP SAVAGE SHOES A complete selection of Mens Shoes available in our Mens BENEFIT SHOES 615 4th PHONE 3277300 Open Thursday and Friday Till 9 ihe baby was placid and bej aaved But the little girl would cry and demand I told her to said the When the 18monthold girl the mother picked up a hairbrush and began hitting Then she lost control and just kept hitting and I didnt mean to hurt she The psychiatrist found through questioning that the mother had herself felt reject ed as a Her parents had been extremely spanking her frequently with a piece of board kept for that and keeping her locked This history of rejection in the offending parents own child hood is fairly Melsness In this the husband was He had been unaware of any problem on the part of his In other Melsness the other parent often knows about the but wont say anything about This little girl returned to her family from the with the departments social work er continuing to visit The mother continued to see the The little boy was started in nursery This has given the woman a Melsness Left alone and there would have been the pos sibility that she would have given a more severe beating another He thinks it is important for health and welfare personnel to have a high incidence of sus picion in cases of childbat Costs increase VON rate The increase in rates for the services of the Victorian Order of is due to a general increase of costs on the over all according to Dick treasurer of the oc The increase is from S3 50 to Johnston told The Her ald that percentage this amounted to a six to seven per cent increase resulting from the amount of revenue collected in 1970 not equalling the expenses The cost of visits in on the says John ran about S3 51 or per visit as opposed to reve nue from each visit being only You must also says that visits are made even if the patient cannot afford to pay the Another reason for the in crease in is that the num of visits made a notable is crease in according to love banging up your own tf TJTJ ws menu Changes are not necessarily made just because we want says Any change in fees must first be approved by the and pro vincial organizations before going into SHIRLEY LEE BELT HAS JOINED THE STAFF OF COBYS BEAUTY SALON She extends her welcome to all her friends and customers to take advan tage of this Pprfflc rClm PERM SPECIAL VALID AT BOTH SALONS COBYS I MARQUIS BEAUTY SALON 332 13th 3275687 BEAUTY SALON Marquis Hotel Phone 3232276 Help To Build A New Arena FROM APRIL 1st TO 5 OF ALL GROSS SALES WILL GO TOWARD THE NEW Its better to catch the home ituation early and cure it and ore the parent than to have o eventually take child or all the children away from the Hed like to see neigh xjrhood mental health agen that could fill the But the trouble is that there arent enough good agency workers to go of local k The Tuesday Evening unit of Southminster UCW will hold a rummage sale in Southminster hall Saturday at The Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club will sponsor an other of its dances Saturday at in the Assumptiol Everyone The executive meeting of the First United Church UCW will be held in the ladies parlor Thursday at SEE OUR FANTASTIC DISPLAY OF DIAMONDS 25 Thai Diamond for the June Wedding NOW SANDYS JEWELLERY 304 on the second floor to save you more 304 5th Phone 3274625 SPRING COLLECTIONS MINI MIDI REGULAR Play To Win In These COATS Shaped with belts or tailored in luxury of wool or wool blended into smart Smart spring Sizes 5 to 15 or 8 to FROM 35 HANDSOMELY STYLED EASY TO GET ON WITH FABRICS PANTSUITS and PANT DRESSES New look in Tunic and button Pants are smooth fitting and Pull on Sizes 8 to to NOW 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