The sentiments in these passages could equally apply to domestic violence, suicide and child abuse. THINK ABOUT IT.

 

“Abusive behavior is considered to be a very individual and private act against society, and therefore, difficult to detect. Nearly everyone agreed that the existence of, and accessibility to, extensive educational programs is the one most significant factor in the reduction of the problem. In accordance with the above, it was felt that society has a responsibility to train those parents who have had no, little or improper training to become more cognizant of their children’s needs. And it was also recognized, that although society can offer educational services, there will always be a portion of society that still fails to recognize any need for behavioral modification.” [1]

 

“It is difficult to engage the general public in a conversation on child abuse and neglect. Largely because of the media, the phrase ‘child abuse and neglect’ seems to almost always bring up images of the most extreme and high profile cases which quickly moves the discussion to the problem of dealing with the most severe cases. In fact, the true picture of reported cases of abuse and neglect is far different from the imagery.”[2]

 



[1] Cambell-Ewald Company. “Focus Group Sessions: Attitudes and Opinions About Child Abuse and its

Prevention in Kirkpatrick K. Reframing Child Abuse & Neglect for Increased Understanding & Engagement: Defining the Need for Strategic Reframing. White Paper. Chicago, IL: Prevent Child Abuse, America, 2003.

[2] Martin & Glantz, “Message Issues Raised During Focus Group Process,” June 9, 1997, in Kirkpatrick K. Reframing Child Abuse & Neglect for Increased Understanding & Engagement: Defining the Need for Strategic Reframing. White Paper. Chicago, IL: Prevent Child Abuse America, 2003.


 Hardwick, Untitled — Foetus Abuse, 2015

 

Default, Ctrl \ Alt \ Del (generally interrupts or facilitates interrupting a function.  Child abuse creates a ‘factory setting’, a strong injunction that constantly intrudes on a person’s life.

1,237,530 females abused in 2013-14 using 1 in 6 as the number quoted at the Victorian Royal Commission into Domestic Violence 2015.

Between 25 & 40% are abused during pregnancy = 309383 495012 per year. That makes nearly half a million children per year may be impacted by domestic violence before they are born.

 LED lights, wooden frames, cup hooks, electric cable, steel mesh.

 

 

  Christopher Hardwick, Untitled — Male Suicide, 2015

 

  Each necktie represents 10 males who committed suicide in     

  2013, 1,885 males (16.4 per 100,000) and 637 females (5.5 per   

  100,000) died by suicide, a total of 2,522 deaths (10.9 per

  100,000), which equates to an average of 6.9 deaths by suicide in  

  Australia each day.

  http://www.mindframe-media.info/for-media/reporting-suicide/facts-and-

  stats

  Neckties, wooden shelves, metal brackets, black electrical tape.

 

 

 

    Christopher Hardwick, Untitled — Women are Dying, 2014

 

    The patchwork quilt was made in April 2014 with 81 panels,

    these figures were released January 2015, they were updated

    March 2015 to 83 women murdered.

    Upholstery fabric, lace curtain, black satin, thread, hand sew.

 

 

 

 

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