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Dedicated to battling injustice of any form against children, youth, persons with disability and the elderly. Family-Centred Care Practice is the most ethically viable and cost-effective approach of service delivery.
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Protecting Canadian Children Foundations for Family-Centred Care in Calgary July 26 & 27, 2014

Protecting Canadian Children Foundations for Family-Centred Care in Calgary July 26 & 27, 2014 | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it

The Protecting Canadian Children Foundations for Family-Centred Care function is a 2-day event which begins on Saturday, July 26th, 12:00 pm (noon) - 8:00 pm. Saturday's event is dedicated to families and members of the public are encouraged to attend. There will be guest speakers including the founder & author of PCC Linda Plourde. Human rights/civil liberties consultant Brian Seaman. Our champion solicitor for child welfare and families Robert P. Lee will be present. Live bands, a silent auction, 50/50 draw, food, trout fishing in a fully stocked pond, tours through the 110-year-old St. James Church, guided tours of the breeding stables with opportunity to view the new foals and a butterfly release. *Confirmation of attendance must be made prior to July 21st with the host, Dawna Britnell who may be reached at the following email:   alberta_pcc@hotmail.com (Sunday's celebrity event is a closed venue; tickets must be obtained in advance. Sunday, July 27th, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm. There are limited spots available for this date so please respond asap.)

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Women of Distinction, YWCA Nominee Award Winner 2011 & 2012, Author and Founder of Protecting Canadian Children, Alfredine (Linda) Plourde will be joining us from Ontario: http://women1distinction.blogspot.ca/
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/84168572/YWCA-Women-of-Distinction-Nominees-2012
Velvet Martin's comment, July 23, 12:36 PM
Thanks to Eastern Canada members of PCC participating as well!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1437120446569422/
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Of the 8 million kids in institutions worldwide, more than 90% aren't orphans - The Star Online

Of the 8 million kids in institutions worldwide, more than 90% aren't orphans The Star Online Based on data provided by OrphanCARE, an NGO specialising in finding homes for abandoned children, there are 90 registered private institutions for...
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Province lifts publication ban on children in care (with photos)

Province lifts publication ban on children in care (with photos) | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The provincial government on Wednesday overturned a publication ban that made it illegal to publish the names and pictures of children and teens who died while receiving child welfare services. Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, we can show you their faces.
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Now I'm moved to tears... I sat with the family of this beautiful young girl at the Legislature as they expressed desire to recognize their loved one and found they were denied. Finally, they can openly mourn Kyleigh Crier. <3 http://www.edmontonjournal.com/.../10060434/story.html

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City street shut down after teen lashes out at CPS worker, barricades himself in home

City street shut down after teen lashes out at CPS worker, barricades himself in home | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A teenager who refused to cooperate with representatives from Child Protective Services caused Niagara Falls police to shut down part of a city stree
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DSS: State needs 200 more child-welfare workers | The Buzz | The State

DSS: State needs 200 more child-welfare workers | The Buzz | The State | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
The state needs to hire about 200 new child-welfare workers – a 25 percent increase – to reduce caseloads that agency leaders, lawmakers and child-welfare advocates say are far too high to ensure children are being protected, a Department of Social Services deputy director said Wednesday.
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http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/23/3579389/dss-state-needs-200-more-child.html "DSS: State needs 200 more child-welfare workers" 

 

Will these systems EVER learn... Look to example: "Massachusetts Department of Children and Families social workers still struggling with high caseloads, low morale, despite improvements, union leader says"


http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/massachusetts_department_of_ch_1.html


"Deveney acknowledged that the agency is taking on more cases, adding to worker caseloads." (What I've been saying all along; LESS is MORE! - VM)

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/politics/Province+partner+train+more+child+protection+workers/9998673/story.html


July 4, 2014 In response: Less is more. But, first let's back up a notch... There were not 145 lives lost up from 56 fatalities as the article indicates, but in fact 741. Even this toll is not correct because as Minister Bhullar publicly confided hundreds of children known to t...he ministry had died, was also aware that there had been one more life lost when he uttered 741 and since that time, an additional 2 young lives which brings the total to 744 dead children. Now, let's move ahead to the statement, "less is more": On the surface, it may appear that increasing numbers of available workers - or funding (another red herring) - is a viable solution, however, that is fallacy. More workers and monies equals increased disastrous consequences because all that happens are further apprehensions of children and the same dire outlook: Over-burdened caseworkers with monies never reaching the intended recipients, the children. We need to revert to family-centred care practice, managing the problems with preventative action rather than bandaging the harm that results time after time. Many children known to the system do not arise from situations of either abuse nor neglect, but from extraordinary circumstances and instead of securing in-home relief through funding of necessary programs of support, the child is removed from natural environment and strangers are supplied with access to paid resources. However, the most simplistic solution which would deter harm befalling children is accountability. Wrongs committed, including negligence of duty by those affiliated with the government, are not being treated with equal administration of law practice as that of the community. There are no deterrents where blanket immunity exists. Law was not intended for only one segment of society. Policies are already well-researched and written, it is lack of adherence that is creating discord at the expense of vulnerable young lives. No one is above the law. NO MORE SILENCE! - Velvet Martin, Spokesperson for Protecting Canadian Children and Founder of Samantha's Law.

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At Least 75% of Children in Foster Care will Be Sexually Abused in the System

At Least 75% of Children in Foster Care will Be Sexually Abused in the System | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
"As many as 75 percent of all children in foster care, upon leaving the system, will have experienced sexual abuse." An approximate 0.73 percent of American children, over 530,000, live in foster c...
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Please Free Chelsea M Chafee

http://www.change.org/petitions/montana-injustice-please-grant-parole-of-chelsea-m-chafee-2144585

 

Petitioning Govenor Steve Bullock, Montana Parole Board Members, Mike Webster Parole Board Analyst

This petition will be delivered to:

Govenor Steve Bullock, Montana Parole Board Members, Mike Webster Parole Board AnalystParole Board AnalystMike WebsterExecutive DirectorFern Osler JohnsonMontana Injustice: Please Free Chelsea M Chafee #2144585, grant her a new trial! or Parole Her!
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Alberta government has quashed the publication ban of naming children who die in foster care

Alberta government has quashed the publication ban of naming children who die in foster care | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
"Four years after her baby suffocated to death in a collapsed bassinet while in foster care, Toni Omeasoo is free to publicly speak her daughter’s name for the first time. Phoenix Majestic Omeasoo....
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Alberta lifts publication ban on children who die in care | Veooz

Alberta lifts publication ban on children who die in care | Veooz | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
EDMONTON - Alberta's Bill 11 was proclaimed on Wednesday, getting rid of the publication ban on children who have died in the care of the province. "I believe we must empower those who are closest to these children to speak or not to speak," said Human Services Minister Manmeet Bhullar. "It is their right as human beings. If we do not have the right to speak up about justice as individuals then we have taken away too much."
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Alberta lifts publication ban on deaths of children in care

The provincial government has officially lifted Alberta\'s
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Alberta lifts publication ban on names of children who die in care

Alberta lifts publication ban on names of children who die in care | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
EDMONTON - Alberta has lifted a publication ban on the identities of children who die in government care.Media can now publish names, photos and stories unless a judge grants a ban in a specific . . .
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Alberta toddler dies after daycare assault - beyond.ca car forums community for automotive enthusiasts

Alberta toddler dies after daycare assault - beyond.ca car forums community for automotive enthusiasts | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Society / Law / Current Events / Politics - An monthold girl has died in a Calgary hospital from head injuries police believe she suffered at a
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Province lifts ban on naming children who die in foster care

Province lifts ban on naming children who die in foster care | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Four years after her baby suffocated to death in a collapsed bassinet while in foster care, Toni Omeasoo is free to publicly speak her daughter’s name for the first time. Phoenix Majestic Omeasoo.
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A face, a face, a beautiful sweet face!

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Protecting Canadian Children, Jan-Velvet-Chris

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Issac Bailey | Don’t over-react and criminalize parents | Local News | MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Issac Bailey | Don’t over-react and criminalize parents | Local News | MyrtleBeachOnline.com | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Indigenous children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home

Indigenous children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
Report says Indigenous children are eight times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be receiving child protection services
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CRIME - Foster father arrested for raping 15-year-old in latest child abuse case

CRIME - Foster father arrested for raping 15-year-old in latest child abuse case | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
A foster father has been arrested in Sivas for raping a 15-year-old girl, whom he had adopted with his wife several years before, in a new case of horrific child abuse
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2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development ... - YubaNet

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Reading Children's Books: --Expense records for health executive John Vogelzang show he was involved in illegal political donations to the provincial Conservative party while he was CEO of the Davi...

Reading Children's Books: --Expense records for health executive John Vogelzang show he was involved in illegal political donations to the provincial Conservative party while he was CEO of the Davi... | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Alberta chief medical examiner not formally trained as forensic pathologist

Alberta chief medical examiner not formally trained as forensic pathologist | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
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Press Report - Alberta lifts ban on naming children who die in foster care

Four years after her baby suffocated to death in a collapsed bassinet while in foster care, Toni Omeasoo is free to publicly speak her daughter’s name for the first time. Phoenix Majestic Omeasoo. Press Report, catalogue of news sources updated continuously.
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Listen, listen, she has a name, an identity she was born with and denied at death until now:  http://ca.press-report.net/clanek-24395244-alberta-lifts-ban-on-naming-children-who-die-in-foster-care

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Alberta lifts publication ban on names of children who die in care

Alberta lifts publication ban on names of children who die in care | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
EDMONTON - Alberta has lifted a publication ban on the identities of children who die in government care.Media can now publish names, photos and stories unless a judge grants a ban in a specific case.Human Services Minister Manmeet Bhullar (MUN'-meet BYOO'-lahr)says it is a basic right to express grief publicly.Bhullar promised earlier this year that he would change the law on what could be revealed about a child's death.The change was prompted by a PostMedia newspaper series that revealed the province did not tell the public about the deaths of 89 kids in care since 1999.The stories in November also quoted parents who were frustrated about not being allowed to talk publicly about the deaths of their children.Bhullar, after he was named to the human services portfolio in December, released information that indicated there were hundreds more deaths of children who were not in direct care, but who had been at one time, or who were in indirect care, or who had injuries under investigation.
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2.2 Billion People Are Poor or Near-Poor, Warns 2014 Human Development ... - AllAfrica.com

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Alberta grants 16 new birth certificates under modified rules for transgender people

Alberta grants 16 new birth certificates under modified rules for transgender people | Family-Centred Care Practice | Scoop.it
When the Alberta government made it easier for transgender people to receive amended birth certificates reflecting the gender they identify as, Stephanie Shostak wasted no time putting in her application. “I felt very happy. As soon as I heard about the ruling I started to do some inquiries,” said Shostak, 42, a transgender woman who last summer began her transition from living as male to living as female.
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Alberta lifts publication ban on deaths of children in care

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The provincial government has officially lifted Alberta's
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