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I can relate to the part about the difficulty in supporting families with intergenerational trauma. I work with youth in MCFD care, and when there are family members around to be involved in their care there is often so much fear around being “punished” or held responsible that it can very much hinder the supportive process. It is very hard to change a families perspective of government agencies when there has been trauma related to them in the past. We have had youth with family supports eager to play a role, however often the communication lands with a middle man of sorts due to the fear and perceptions that are present. It can also be hard to gain trust when like you also mentioned, sometimes there is little that can be done if a youth is not willing to engage in the supports. Families often see this as agencies and systems “giving up” on the youth when ultimately our hands become tied.