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
- Jordan’s Principle
- Memorandum of understanding on implementation of Jordan’s Principle
- Child intervention action plan
- First Nations Health Consortium
ALBERTA PS4LLC CAREGIVER INFORMATION PACKAGE 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