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This study explores the state of kinship care in British Columbia (BC), Canada 10 years after the implementation of major policy reform designed by the provincial government to improve services to kinship caregivers.
This study investigated the prevalence of and factors associated with complete mental health (CMH) among a nationally representative sample of Canadians who had contact with child welfare services before age 16.
The United Nations committee on the rights of the child has released a report expressing serious concerns about the welfare of children in Canada – particularly those who are Indigenous.
Removal from family of origin to state care can be a highly challenging childhood experience and is itself linked to an array of unfavourable outcomes in adult life. This systematic review which included Canada, the US, western Europe, and Australia, aimed to synthetise evidence on the risk of adult mortality in people with a history of state care in early life, and assess the association according to different contexts.
This paper found that there was marked overrepresentation of First Nations children in the child welfare system in Ontario, Canada. These children were three times as likely to be investigated as white children and more likely to be placed when controlling for investigation concerns. The paper concluded that recent policy changes have not brought change to this overrepresentation.
The purpose of this study was to examine, in a sample of residential care children, the moderating role of cognitive flexibility in the association between maltreatment and emotion regulation competencies. The sample included 69 children aged 8 to 12 and their group home educator as their primary caretaker. Educators completed questionnaires evaluating child emotion regulation competencies and cognitive flexibility.
Saskatchewan's advocate for children and youth released her 2021 annual report this week, highlighting the continued pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic on kids' mental health.
A major shift in the delivery of foster care could result in hundreds of children repatriated to their Manitoba communities as more Indigenous governments are expected to take jurisdiction over child welfare from the province.
British Columbia's representative for children and youth says the system of funding child welfare services for Indigenous kids is "deeply flawed'' and there's an urgent need to overhaul practices to make data accessible and transparent.
ISPCAN is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the COVID-19, and we are committed to keeping all participants updated on any new information that could impact ISPCAN 2022 scheduled in Québec City, Canada, March 28 – 30, 2022. At the moment, we are moving ahead with our plans to host the event in person at the Québec City Convention Center and we are also looking at hybrid options to bring the congress to you on-line for those who are unable to travel.