Stigma in childhood : let's speak out loud

Kikadidi, Fouzi Mathey (2017) Stigma in childhood : let's speak out loud. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 16 (2). ISSN 1478-1840

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This article explores various manifestations of stigma in the young and adult life of a care leaver and the multiple trauma encountered along the path of Fouzi Mathey Kikadidi, the author. Part essay, part testimonial, this article reflects on how perceptions and stereotypes can affect a young child and explores the defense mechanisms and tools used to overcome it. It highlights different approaches to deal with stigma and invites to a joint reflexion on how children in care could repossess their own history.

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