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- How Does Mental Health Affect the Brain? Dr. Debbie Thompson

Join Dr. Debbie Thompson, Tuesday, October 20 at the Squiala Hall as she presents on how mental health affects the brain. There will be opportunity to ask questions. Please click on Dr Debbie Thompson to learn more about this free event and … Continue reading

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- Purple Light Nights

Domestic violence has no place in our communities. Show your support by shining a purple light during the month of October. Plan to attend the tree lighting outside Ken's Tire and Wheel on October 1, 6:30 pm. Click on Purple Light … Continue reading

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- Circle of Security Parenting Series October 8 – November 26

Circle of Security is relationship based parenting program developed by clinical professionals over a period of 20 years. It provides parents with a roadmap to understanding their children’s needs as well as a guide on how to get there. It … 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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