Child Intervention Review Panel A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow Action Plan

Child Intervention Review Panel A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow Action Plan
A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow highlights 39 actions – including 16 this fiscal year – the Alberta government is taking to improve services for Indigenous families, increase supports for children, youth and caregivers, and address the funding gap on reserve.Child Intervention Review Panel A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow Action Plan

This public action plan was developed with Indigenous leaders and communities, as well as front-line partners who work directly with vulnerable or at-risk children and youth. I would like to thank all who participated for their passion and dedication to improving the safety and well-being of children, youth and families in this province.

Our government is taking immediate action. By March 31, 2019, we will have implemented 16 actions to address urgent needs and lay the foundation for important changes to follow. These include new funding for youth suicide prevention programs and Indigenous-led early intervention and prevention services. We will also fully implement Jordan’s Principle and pilot a new assessment tool for kinship caregivers.

Short-term actions, to be completed by 2020, target specific services and supports to improve the wellbeing of Indigenous communities and peoples. Long-term actions involve work with Indigenous partners to develop local solutions and more responsive, integrated services by 2022. This supports our work to hold the federal government accountable, which will be essential to creating significant, lasting change.

This public action plan addresses all the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention’s final recommendations, and is a decisive step forward for Alberta.

It is our roadmap to a province where all children and youth are supported to reach their full potential, where all Indigenous families can access the supports they need in ways that are reflective and respectful of their culture, and where all Indigenous peoples can access the same levels of support, on- or off-reserve.

Our government will continue to work together with Indigenous leaders and communities, as well as other partners, to implement this public action plan. More information will be shared with you soon through your regular communications channels and updates will be posted at ChildrensServices.alberta.ca.

I am committed to reconciliation and to working with Indigenous partners and child intervention stakeholders to make meaningful, lasting changes to the child intervention system. I look forward to working with you to help create a stronger, safer tomorrow for children, youth and families across Alberta.

ALIGN held several meetings to discuss CI Ministerial Panel Recommendation #7,9,11
Calgary May 7, 2018 and Edmonton May 8,2018

These session gathered feedback for the following recommendations:
#7. Work with Indigenous communities historic trauma healing services, which include access to ceremony and cultural healing.

#9. Mental health and addiction services culturally appropriate, accessible services for children, youth and families in the child intervention system, with a focus on expanding access (including for Albertans living in remote communities, rural areas, on- and off-reserve) to preventative mental health and addictions services and treatment, including secure services. The Government of Alberta should prioritize implementation of recommendations of the Valuing Mental Health report to improve services for children and families before, during and after their involvement in the child intervention system.

#11.Improve transitional supports for youth in care to adult supports,ans post secondary opportunities that will help them succeed in life. this would expand supports already in place.

Nicole McFadyen ALIGN –[email protected]

Invitation from Darlene Bouwsema Deputy Minister Children’s Services  to Community Engagement Meetings on Public Action Plan Regarding the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention Recommendations

In March 2018, the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention (MPCI) delivered 26 strong, consensus-based recommendations to strengthen the child intervention system. Government is taking action on the Panel recommendations to improve supports for vulnerable children and families. The panel recommended that Children’s Services engage with Indigenous people and other stakeholders as a part of co-creating a public action plan and reviewing the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA). This is one of many steps to implement the recommendations alongside Indigenous families, communities and leaders, and other vested partners. Engagement will produce a detailed, measurable public action plan by June 30, 2018.

CHILD REVIEW PANEL CORRESPONDENCE

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Legislation 2018

Child Intervention- Alberta.ca Child Intervention What is a Safety Assessment 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention What is a Safety Assessment 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention 101 What Do You Knew To Know 2018

Child Intervention – Letter from Danielle Larivee Minister March 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Dispute Resolution 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Dispute Resolution 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Reporting a Consern 2018

ALIGN ED Update FCS, Bill 30, PDD  Dec 2018

ALIGN Meets with Minister Larivee at the Legislature Re: Sector Financial Issues Dec 12, 2018

OHS Staff Safety Initiative Update December 12, 2018

Message to ALIGN from Deputy Minister Bouwsema Re Basic Maintenance Allowance Increase May 19, 2018

Special Policy Release to ALIGN regarding Enhancement Policy Manual and Bill 22 Changes March 5, 2019

ALBERTA PS4LLC CAREGIVER INFORMATION PACKAGE 2018

Family Finding Caregiver PS4LLC 2018

Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections PS4LLC 2018

4 Areas of Connection PS4LLC 2018

Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections pptx 2018

Frequently asked Questions Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections Caregivers 2018

Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections – Full Booklet 2018

Message from the Minister of Children’s Services A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow Action Plan and Upcoming Initiatives October 11, 2018

ALIGN ED Update FCS, Bill 30, PDD  Dec 2018

ALIGN Calgary Chapter Submission 1 – Working Relationships and Collaboration

ALIGN Calgary Chapter Submission 2 – The Practice of Child Intervention
ALIGN Calgary Chapter Submission 3 – Funding Community Agency Services A Sector in Crisis
 
ALIGN Edmonton Chapter Submission May 1, 2017

CSD Collaborative (Edmonton) The Family Centre Blog/Letter Submission Letter May 30, 2017

CSD Collaborative (Edmonton) Illustration of The Work 3 Stories May 30 2017

Illustration of The Work 3 Stories Family Centre May 30 2017

Alberta Government Report – Child Intervention Practice in Alberta Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention June 5, 2017

ALIGN Agency Response to Kinship Care Redesign (Revised June 3 2019)

Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention June 5 2017(1)

Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention June 5 2017 (2)

Submission by Kathleen Kufeldt, MSW, PhD June 9, 2017

CIPF Engagement Summary Results of Stakeholder Engagement on the Child Intervention Practice Framework June 2017

Initiative Against Family Violence (CIAFV) Submission to Review Panel June 11, 2017

ALIGN:  Presentation to Child Intervention Review Panel (ppt) June 15, 2017

ALIGN AFPA – Foster and Kinship Care Presentation for the Ministerial Panel for Child Intervention June 15, 2017

ALIGN: Re-Envisioning Therapeutic Group and Residential Care: Closing the Gap Between: “What We Know” and “What We Do” June 15, 2017

ALIGN Edmonton Chapter Submission 2 – “How do we build a society that prevents problems from occurring rather than one that copes with the consequences?” ‘June 15, 2017

Alberta C&Y Advocate‏ FMAV Webcast Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention – June 15, 2017

Child Review Panel Re-Envisioning Therapeutic  Group and Residential  June 19, 2017

Children & Youth in Care and Mentoring Advisory Committee Submission to Child Intervention Panel June 21, 2017

ALIGN Partners in Child Intervention Child Intervention Panel Submission June, 2017

Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta Submission to Child Intervention Panel June 2017

Inter-Agency Foster Care Committee IFCC Submission to Review Panel June 29 2017

ALIGN Calgary Chapter Submission 1 – Working Relationships and Collaboration July 4, 2017

ALIGN Calgary Chapter Submission 2 – The Practice of Child Intervention Work July 4, 2017

ALIGN Calgary Chapter Submission 3 – Funding Community Agency Services A Sector in Crisis July 4, 2017

ALIGN Request for Agency Participation on Review Panel Dec. 2016

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