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- Job Posting Youth Coordinator for Youth for Gambling Awareness

Youth for Gambling Awareness is a youth – adult partnership to raise awareness and educate youth about the risks of gambling through peer to peer presentations.We strongly encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth; people with lived experience with problem … Continue reading

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- Job Posting – Early Childhood Care and Child Development Coordinator

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network has been successfully operating since 2003. We are a self-governing, volunteer network of Aboriginal Early Childhood Development service providers from across the Fraser Region (Tsawwassen to Boothroyd/Boston Bar) that works to achieve … Continue reading

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- Connect Parenting August 11- October 13

Connect Parenting is a 10 week workshop geared for parents or caregivers of youth aged 13 – 17. Learn new skills that will strengthen your relationship with your teenager. Dinner will be provided. Please click on Connect Parenting for more information on … Continue reading

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Ministry of Children and Family Development Child Protection Services

The Child, Family and Community Service Act is the legislative authority for the ministry’s Child Protection Services. Under the Act, the Minister designates the Director of Child Protection, who in turn delegates the provision of child protection services across the province to child protection social workers.

The Act requires that anyone who has reason to believe that a child may be abused, neglected, or is for any other reason in need of protection, must report it to the Director or a delegated social worker. These reports are investigated by social workers, who take the most appropriate action that is least disruptive for the child. These actions may include:

–  providing or arranging the provision of support services to the family
–  supervising the child’s care in the home, or
–  protecting the child through removal from the family and placement with relatives, a foster family or specialized residential resources.

Social workers also have the delegated authority of the Director to approve foster homes for children who come into the care of the ministry. Resources such as group homes, specialized residential facilities, assessment resources, and respite resources are developed to serve children and youth in care.

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