As children they went to boarding school. As adults they’re still dealing with the trauma

ABC Radio National

September 3, 2020

By Sophie Kesteven and Chris Bullock

Christine Jack has horrible memories from her time at boarding school.

When she was seven, she was sent away from home to a Catholic establishment in New South Wales.

“I was a little child and it was a shock to go into a very strict regime … it was virtually an enclosed convent,” she tells ABC RN’s Sunday Extra.

“I used to go to the toilet and cry for my mother and father.”

She made friends, but still felt isolated, and had to learn to cope on her own. The attachment bonds with her parents started to tear.

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