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MCFD Canada Child protection eats up $500 million yearly in B.C.

on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 16:49
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MCFD Canada Child protection eats up $500 million yearly in B.C.

Service providers defend their agencies in face of critical youth advocate’s report B.C. MCFD child welfare expenses

More than half-a-billion dollars is spent each year in B.C. on child protection services — an important system that was harshly criticized last week by the province’s youth advocate.

The provincial budget earmarked $500 million for the 2012/13 year — and for the next two fiscal years — to pay for child-welfare costs such as social workers, foster parents and supporting troubled youth to live independently.

The federal government also gave an estimated $57 million in 2012/13 to

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48 percent of girls in foster care had been pregnant at least once by 19 years of age

on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 11:19
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48 percent of girls in foster care had been pregnant at least once by 19 years of age

The teen pregnancy rate for youth in foster care is far greater than for youth in general. In 2011, 48 percent of girls in foster care had been pregnant at least once by 19 years of age, compared to 27 percent of the broader teen population. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (The National Campaign) published a report, Why It Matters: Teen Child Bearing and Child Welfare, that provides key data on foster care and teen pregnancy and supports the need to increase efforts to reduce teen pregnancy in this population.

The report indicates that teen pregnancy and

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Why do Kids Run Away from Foster Care?

on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 03:30
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Why do Kids Run Away from Foster Care?

Do you know what the number of youth who ran away from foster care was in 2013? It was 6,189. To put that in perspective: That’s enough kids to fill more than 14 average sized elementary schools, or more than 110 school buses.

This is a topic that is close to my heart. I am the director of a nonprofit organization offerings supportive housing to more than 45 youth annually in Minnesota. I am also a foster/adoptive parent who has helped to care for over eight children in the past decade. One of my foster daughters ran away from home.

She was 16 years olf when she ran back to her mother’s

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Foster youth switch schools at huge rate

on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 08:42
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Foster youth switch schools at huge rate

Foster care children most vulnerable to school failure, drop out

It’s well known that foster youth change schools more frequently than other students, but a new study using pioneering data analysis shows foster youth are more than twice as likely to switch schools as their classmates.

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Center for Social Services Research and at the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, a nonprofit based in Encinitas, found that about 95 percent of foster youth changed schools the first year they were placed in care compared to 37 percent to 38 percent of students in a comparison

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DoCS NSW minister responsible for not looking after families in the community

on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 09:56
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DoCS NSW minister responsible for not looking after families in the community

I think everyone on here should email their stories of children being stolen by DoCS to today tonight.

I have spoken to DoCS ACT and they said if my case was in ACT they would not be doing what DoCS NSW is. I had a former DoCS worker from Samaritans, she was former Department of Human Services Victoria (DHS Vic) worker from Melbourne transferred to Wong DoCS and left docs NSW as she said she could not believe how DoCS NSW runs, they just remove kids instead of meeting real needs. She took a 20,000 pay cut as she could not be party to what NSW DoCS do to families.

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More children commit suicide in foster care than family home

on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 11:38
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More children commit suicide in foster care than family home

TODAY, 6 Children Will Commit Suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents world wide. TODAY 6 children will commit suicide due to child abuse.

In Los Angeles, a 9 year old foster child hung himself while taking psychotropic medications that were not fda approved for children . His mother that lost him to foster care had allegations of abuse that were never substantiated. She did, however, get a jail term on a marijuana case.

When the pain exceeds the ability to cope..

Researchers explain that suicides are caused by social and emotional conditions rather than a

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Adoption Triad - Primary Laws Addressing The Triad Problem

on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:37
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Primary Laws Addressing The Triad Problem

Adoption Triad

It is with disdain I write these words, on receiving this newletter my first impression was immediate, the word "triad" is like a slap to wake up from being so naive. This is the Child Protection Industry we are talking about after all. They call their newletter Adoption Triad, alarm bells began to ring for me and my thoughts raced through the mafia, the biology, the psychology, so I thought I had better Google it, seeing as Google is even more tangential than me. However after my research indeed Google came back with exactly what I did.

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After Hours Emergency Services Policy for Child Protection Services

on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:34
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After Hours Emergency Services Policy for Child Protection Services

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Children and youth services

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After Hours Emergency Services Policy for Child Protection Services

 

Effective From

 

Functional Sub Group

Office of the Director, Children and Youth Services Operations

Summary

This Policy applies to Child Protection staff and is used to provide clear direction for the provision of after-hours emergency services in compliance with broader agency policies, and legislation requirements.

Replaces Doc. No.

Protocol 9: After Hours Service – Where a child is a client of both CPS and CYJS

Author Area

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Toni Walkington Community and Public Sector Union Civil Service Association

on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 09:43
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Quit call by youth workers in West Australia's juvenile justice system

WA's crisis-ridden juvenile justice system is about to worsen with a quarter of the state's at-risk youth intervention workers threatening to quit.

Sources said morale among prevention and diversion officers was at an all-time low as a result of being unable to do their jobs because they were being used as makeshift parole officers instead.

And they claim this will lead to more young people coming into contact with the courts, placing further pressure on the system.

"The situation is really at breaking point," one

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Canada - Child and youth advocate releases reports on system failures

on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:36
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Canada - Child and youth advocate releases reports on system failures

Carol Chafe, Newfoundland and Labrador's Child and Youth Advocate, has released three reports on shocking failures in the province's child welfare system.

Chafe said the problems which led to the failures in the three reports, despite the creation of a new department of Child, Youth and Family Services, still exist today.

"The change itself has not happened, and that's why I feel it's necessary for people to understand, while yes, change takes time and the structure is there, and I know it's going to get better, it's still not better now," said Chafe. "And therefore, children are at risk."

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