By AdvocateDaily.com Staff An advocate can help families navigate the children’s services system, which often lacks consistency, Alberta child protection specialist Melani Carefoot tells AdvocateDaily.com. “I think it’s an ongoing problem with children’s services particularly,” says Carefoot owner and principal of Positive Choices Counselling & Assessment. While there’s adequate guidance on procedure with Alberta’s policy manual […]
By AdvocateDaily.com Staff After working on the front lines of the child welfare system for almost three decades in both England and Canada, Alberta child protection specialist Melani Carefoot has a unique perspective on how to improve outcomes for families. For 12 years, Carefoot was a team leader at Calgary Region Child and Family Services where […]
THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Court of Appeal has ruled that parents whose children are seized by social workers have a right to an expedited hearing if they want their kids back. The ruling involves a couple whose child was seized at birth in December 2015, due in part to concerns over the […]
Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000 Chapter C-12 Current as of January 1, 2017 http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/c12.pdf
The Signs of Safety is a constantly evolving approach to child protection casework. Above everything, the approach focuses on practices, tools and methods that make a real difference for professionals and families facing the complex problems of child abuse. In this video, the principal co-creator of the approach, Dr Andrew Turnell, gives a brief overview […]
This ‘Brain Builders’ video explains how experiences in the first years of our lives affect how our brains form. Science tells us that the stress of abuse or neglect can damage the basic structures of a child’s developing brain. Without the right help, it can put them at risk of a lifetime of health problems, […]
Social Work Week is time to celebrate and honour the profession. Our theme this year is “The Power to Empower”.