The Premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, Scott Moe, has issued an apology to the indigenous communities of the province for "the pain and the sadness" experienced during what is known as the "Sixties Scoop, when "about 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s."
This article from the Tyee highlights a new report with recommendations for supporting foster youth in transitioning to independent living, which was co-researched by 8 youth from care and a a McGill University social work PhD student, Melanie Doucet.
Relationships Matterfor Youth 'Aging Out' of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, who is a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area.
Mahikwa, Robert - University of Victoria7 Dec 2018
This research utilized Indigenous methodologies rooted in oral traditions, storytelling practices, and the Medicine Wheel teachings to examine how individuals, families, communities, social workers, and organizations can assist Indigenous youth who are aging-out of foster care and are transitioning into adulthood.
Sophie T. Hébert, Tonino Esposito, Sonia Hélie - Children and Youth Services Review23 Oct 2018
In the present study, the authors examined the effects of two types of initial short-term placements: emergency placements (lasting 1 to 5 days) and provisional placements (lasting 6 to 60 days) on the risks of re-entry into care in the four years following reunification.
Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubberstey - Children and Youth Services Review13 Oct 2018
This study involved a comprehensive literature review, an environmental scan, and interviews with 20 former youth in care in Canada, focusing on what helps and hinders youth in care to graduate from high school.
Jennifer S. Hermann, Kimberley A. Simmonds, Christopher A. Bell, Ellen Rafferty, Shannon E. MacDonald - Canadian Journal of Public Health3 Oct 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess vaccine coverage for a cohort of children who have been in the care of the child welfare system compared to children in the general population in Alberta, Canada.