|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on May 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
If you suspect that you suffer from depression the first choice would be to see a doctor. Unfortunately it is not an option for a Danish parent, unless this parent wants to jeopardize the future of his or her family.
Because the Danish law number: 498 from 2011 allows the social services to charge parents for the treatment of their children if the children is suffering from the same illness as the parents. Then the genetic responsibility kicks in. The social services can charge thousands of dollars of the parents.
Please remember that we are talking Denmark where illnesses normally are treated free of charge because Danes pay so much in Taxes. But a mental illness like depression is considered shameful. And depression is considered to be contagious between a parent and a child.
Many families find themselves in a situation where they have to move to a cheaper house or even out of the cities so they can feet siblings while the sick child is treated in group homes specialized in depressions.
Should a parent then seek treatment when a depression is suspected? We are not doctors so we will not ask you to ignore your symptoms. We can only tell you that your family might suffer if your child also gets a depression at a later time.
|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on March 29, 2011 at 4:34 PM||comments (0)|
If you discover mold in your apartment in Denmark and it is an apartment you have rented leave it rather than protest against the landlord.
None can help you. Not the courts not the local city council.
Worse it is if the local authorities have made a deal about paying overprice if they can place their clients in the house. As one lady in a small hamlet called Stenloese discovered.
She lost her child to foster care because she protested. The landlord seemed to tip the social services off about a woman who was living at an apartment with dangerous mold in it. It is child neglect and the authorities have no other option but to remove the child. However once the lady left the town, new people moved into the mold infected apartment. How about their health?
Egedal as the new city council has named the three former hamlets of Oelstykke, Stenloese and Smoerum are no place for families with children if they choose to rent.
The entire social system in Denmark has an aura about corruption hanging over it. How did the landlord – in this case the firm KAB – manage to avoid giving them temporary housing? How did the social worker Klinkby find the specific foster parents who had set their mind about defacing the mother of the child? Did she just put an ad in the newspapers? Did she conduct or order a psychological testing of the foster parents before they came on the pay-roll?
Even with all those questions remaining unanswered, it is clear that the social system is broken in Denmark. There are no rules about how a specific group home or residential treatment center is found. If money is under table in some form, it would not be surprising considering the price which is paid. Some children are placed at costs of 6.000 DKK per day. In order to avoid a scandal like the one in Pennsylvania, regulation of this area is highly needed.
But no politician has the courage to order an investigation into whether the money is spent so the tax-payers may get more for their money. So until further notice, do avoid to rent an apartment. Buy something instead or suffer like you have never suffered before.
|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on March 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM||comments (0)|
Yesterday farmers tried to protest the environmental plans planned by the central government in Copenhagen and it did cost them.
We have seen civil protests in a lot of countries. Egypt managed to change their government. In countries like Libya, Bahrain and Yemen the future is uncertain for the people who just as the Danish farmers want to work in a line of business which can support their family to avoid starving.
In Denmark the government cannot order the police to attack the protesters as direct as it is done further south. They have some to do the dirty work.
Violence against protesters are also not well received in Denmark. In fact when the police conducted the necessary arrests in relationship with the climate summit, protests against long processing time by the police came at once, despite the fact that most of the over 1,000 protesters were released within 24 hours.
Over in Copenhagen the farmers were lured into a private owned area where they were ticked by a private firm controlling this area. The people working for such firm are in general known in the public as having no morale standing and when they are hired by public employers in some town, they are not subjected to checks for cruelty against children as most public servicemen are, as the recruiting base would be too small.
The farmers protest were surpressed as we also see it in Libya. However not with violence but by bankrupting them instead.
2011 has been a year for freedom for many, but for others there are still a long difficult path before they can enjoy not only democracy but also freedom to fulfill their line of work without backbreaking regulations.