Shocking Psychological Tactic from Barnevernet Toward Young Children

The intense international pressure has had a positive effect in the Bodnariu case, as the parents have been allowed to see all children by now. Barnevernet has never experienced this kind of pressure before and are trying maneuvers to appease public opinion. They are scheduling town hall meetings with immigrant families to “help them understand” how the system works, and are doing a blitz campaign in the media accusing the international community of misunderstanding Barnevernet actions.

Well, we understand all too well.  We know their human rights violations, and as a result of increased access to details in the case we know that Barnevernet has been manipulating the children in a horrible way.

Professor Marianne Skanland has been closely watching their techniques over the years and is shedding some light on how the girls responded when they saw their parents:

“One of the really vicious things to my mind is that it appears that the CPS have led the girls to think that their parents were dying. At least, this is the way it is expressed in Daniela Maris interesting article (here):

“One of the girls declared [in a letter]: “I thought you were going to die.” I am not in the least surprised. The most likely reason for the daughter thinking such a cruel thing would be that the CPS had said to them, “You are going to get new parents.” There are certainly report of the CPS saying that to children…”

Along the same lines, Dr Maris writes:

“With the two boys, ages five and two, Matei and Ioan, the situation is even more inhumane. According to the attachment theory this is the age when repeated breakups will have an effect similar to that of mourning, as in mourning after a person has died. As a result, Ruth was permitted to see her sons periodically, so that they could develop aggression toward her. The end goal? In the end they won’t want to see her anymore. This is what the theory is telling us should happen. This is the reason why one of the boys asked “Did daddy truly say he misses me?”

The Norwegian CPS is under the microscope and we are finding a well-financed, brutal, dishonest and inhumane system at work.  We will not let these details slip by. Please let the world know.

11 comments on “Shocking Psychological Tactic from Barnevernet Toward Young Children

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    • The article by Vaisamar (?) in Octavian’s link is really good.

      Some of the points he makes could be backed up by further information. For instance, the prime mover of CPS actions is their own need for something to do. In an international and historical perspective, the Nordic countries nowadays have, comparatively speaking, practically no social problems.

      When, at the same time, they start educating a large groups of social workers and psychologists (and some allied professions like social teachers and health nurses for schools), these people must find something to do. So they force their way into the lives of people held to be “struggling” with various “problems”. Not least foreigners are vulnerable to such interference. If they did not have the absolute power to confiscate the children at will, many families would reject their “help” (which is often meaningless), at least after a while when the family members were quite echausted.

      You might enjoy these articles, I think, which bear on these features of life in the North these days:

      Aage Simonsen:
      Norwegian child protection hits immigrants hard

      Siv Westerberg:
      Norway and Sweden – where inhuman rights prevail

      Siv Westerberg:
      The Folly of Sweden’s State Controlled Families

      Siv Westerberg:
      Foster-children as lucrative business

      (The versions published on Pravasi Today a few years ago seem to have disappeared; maybe Pravasi has disappeared altogether.)

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