S2.E4 – Sherin Mathews and the Danger of Model Daughter Expectations

By: The Jilted Indian Podcast

TRIGGER WARNING –  We are talking about child abuse, the church, and toxic parenting. We tried to approach the topic with love and courage, and if anything we say causes offense, that was not our intent. Thank you for sticking through this important topic.

Listen to Season 2, Episode 4 – “The Model Daughter”


Warning Signs of Child Maltreatment

Discipline does not require the use of any implement, such as a belt or stick, and should not leave bruises or draw blood. A few signs of abuse could be:

  • Unexplained bruises or welts especially on face, lips, back, buttocks, and thighs;
  • Bruises in various stages of healing;
  • Unexplained burns: cigar, cigarette burns;
  • Immersion burns;
  • Pattern burns ;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Unexplained fractures/dislocations;
  • Unexplained lacerations or abrasions;
  • Head injuries;
  • Unexplained bald patches;
  • Obvious attempts to hide bruises or injuries;
  • Inappropriate clothing for the weather;
  • Excessive school absenteeism;
  • Fear of parents or adults;
  • Running away;
  • Arriving to school early/leaving late;
  • Behavioral extremes: extremely aggressive, oppositional, demanding;
  • Behavioral extremes: overly compliant, passive, withdrawn;
  • Academic/behavioral problems at school;
  • Cognitive impairment;
  • Deficits in speech and language;
  • Lack of basic trust in others;
  • Depression, low self esteem;
  • Destructive behavior;
  • Suicidal tendencies;
  • Fatigue; and
  • Hypervigilance (http://justiceforchildren.org/…help/physical-abuse/).
Excerpted From
http://community.yesican.org/blog/signs-child-abuse-prevention-month-usa

How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment

Child Abuse

 


Here are the show notes:

Model Minority Stuff

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/04/19/524571669/model-minority-myth-again-used-as-a-racial-wedge-between-asians-and-blacks

Local Dallas ABC & NBC affiliates coverage of Sherin Matthews

– http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-county/sherin-mathews-mother-sini-mathews-in-police-custody/492424405

– https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-Timeline-Emerges-in-Richardson-Girls-Disappearance-as-Search-Intensifies-450330513.html

Since  recording this episode the following happened:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/11/29/sherin-mathews-doctor-called-cps-spring-finding-girl-several-bone-fractures

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/12/01/cps-failed-sherin-mathews-commissioner-says

http://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/article188164254.html

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/sherin-mathews-abuse-details-10119130


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