Tag: child welfare

Child & Youth Rights and Well-being in Nova Scotia

November 18, 2022 — In honour of National Child Day, join Dalhousie University and IWK Health, along with the Healthy Populations Institute and the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, for this special virtual event featuring a collective of passionate advocates for a critical conversation on Child and Youth Well-Being in Nova Scotia and the formation of a provincial Child and Youth Commission


Survey for child welfare policy paper

June 13, 2022 — We’re collaborating with Wisdom2Action to develop a policy paper on the improvements needed for Nova Scotia’s child welfare system. If you have experience with this system, please consider filling out a survey to help guide our efforts.


Webinar: Examining protective factors for children’s welfare: the case of Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, and Immigrant and Refugee Children in the HRM

March 23, 2021 — In this webinar we discuss findings from qualitative study conducted in the HRM that sought to identify support systems and strategies to strengthen the capacity of families from urban Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, and immigrant and refugee populations in the Halifax Regional Municipality to mobilize communities to prevent the entry or re-entry of children into state care.


Open Letter: Protecting vulnerable children and youth during COVID-19 pandemic

The Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, like many in our province, is particularly concerned about vulnerable children and youth during this time of crisis. We are asking that the province implement the following steps to ensure that vulnerable children, youth and their families are protected throughout these unsettling times.


Child benefit policy deepens poverty for the most vulnerable

As election day quickly approaches, although there has been much talk about how the Canada Child Benefit has lifted children out of poverty elsewhere in the country, there has been little attention paid to how benefit policies unintentionally deepen poverty when children are temporarily taken into care by a child welfare agency.


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