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Alberta looking at ways to reduce number of Indigenous children in care



 

Chris Stewart
APTN News
A number of groups that deal with children in care are meeting to discuss how to curb the number of Indigenous kids who are apprehended each year.

According to provincial statistics, over 70 per cent of the children in care are First Nation, Metis or Inuit.

The Alberta College of Social Workers, the Indigenous Social work committee and Blue Quills University are holding a series of talking circles around the province to discuss ways to reduce that number.

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4 Responses to “Alberta looking at ways to reduce number of Indigenous children in care”

  1. sparklingsnow2019@gmail.com'
    Michelle Grandbois October 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    Incorporate better community support. Unity.
    Better action plans with help completing . So generation’s can heal to help watch their children. With this being done , coincidence will slowly be installed to provide better lives for parents to care for their children.

  2. Cassy.corpse.93@gmail.com'
    Kj October 13, 2018 at 3:03 am #

    Has anybody tried working with families that are struggling. Providing routines and a structured course where they learn how to handle crisises. Instead of taking the children away, they should be taking the whole family in and providing such a thing. Just my opinion. It wasnt fully thought out but it’s an idea.

    • sharon_gladue@hotmail.com'
      Sharon Gladue October 15, 2018 at 4:13 am #

      There is a family reunification program that is very effective. Need more of them

  3. Mbrown901@shaw.ca'
    Marjorie Brown October 12, 2018 at 1:57 am #

    Talk to the Tahltan nation from telegraph creek! Not one Tahltan child is in misistry care!