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Monday, January 22, 2018

Sixties Scoop siblings together for first time in Birth of a Family documentary

Documentary Birth of a Family follows four siblings spending a week together in tiny condo in Banff, but the week of outings and catch-ups in the fall of 2015 wasn’t what you would call a family reunion.

“This is a family union,” one of the siblings Rose Yopek in says in the film.

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FOSTER MUM AXE Foster parent who can barely speak English axed after repeatedly calling disabled child ‘it’

A FOSTER parent who could barely speak English has been axed after it was revealed she referred to a disabled boy as “it.”

The Asian woman was allowed to take in children by Birmingham City Council for years despite having no formal education and poor command of English.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ripples from ’60s Indigenous children Scoop continue

The Alberta government is working with the ’60s Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta to hold “engagement” sessions with Indigenous adults who were placed as children in non-Indigenous homes.

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El Paso County to be testing ground for privatization of Child Protective Services

As part of a larger push to reform the state's troubled foster care system, Child Protective Services is moving forward with a plan to privatize a program in which caseworkers monitor homes where a risk of child abuse or neglect has been identified.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

CFS system short $104M: report

OTTAWA — The federal and provincial governments have underfunded Indigenous children and young adults in CFS care by $104 million a year, research obtained by the Free Press shows.

For these 8,115 First Nations wards, the 26 per cent shortfall amounts to an average $12,814.42 gap between what governments provide and what agencies say they need to do their jobs properly. They also want another $45 million to reduce the number of children entering the system.

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DCYF worker who visited condemned E. Providence home placed on paid leave

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The social worker who visited an East Providence home the day before it was condemned has been placed on administrative leave.

Kerri White, a spokeswoman for the Department of Children, Youth and Families, said the employee, whose name has not been released, was placed on leave Jan. 12 — the same day city officials determined that the home at 26 Floyd Ave., where teenagers were living, was in deplorable condition. The worker will still be paid while on leave.

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Mom plans to give birth in secret as politicians hold emergency meeting on child welfare

Indigenous leaders, provincial and territorial leaders and advocates are heading to Ottawa next week for an emergency meeting on child welfare where the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care will be at the forefront of the conversations.

Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott called for the meeting last November. In a letter sent to her provincial and territorial counterparts she said the rate of Indigenous kids apprehended in Canada was the highest in the world.

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