Alberta looking at ways to reduce number of Indigenous children in care

 

A number of groups that deal with children in care are meeting to discuss how to curb the number of Indigenous kids who are apprehended each year.

According to provincial statistics, over 70 per cent of the children in care are First Nation, Metis or Inuit.

The Alberta College of Social Workers, the Indigenous Social work committee and Blue Quills University are holding a series of talking circles around the province to discuss ways to reduce that number.

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Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.

8 thoughts on “Alberta looking at ways to reduce number of Indigenous children in care

  1. Incorporate better community support. Unity.
    Better action plans with help completing . So generation’s can heal to help watch their children. With this being done , coincidence will slowly be installed to provide better lives for parents to care for their children.

  2. Incorporate better community support. Unity.
    Better action plans with help completing . So generation’s can heal to help watch their children. With this being done , coincidence will slowly be installed to provide better lives for parents to care for their children.

  3. Has anybody tried working with families that are struggling. Providing routines and a structured course where they learn how to handle crisises. Instead of taking the children away, they should be taking the whole family in and providing such a thing. Just my opinion. It wasnt fully thought out but it’s an idea.

  4. Has anybody tried working with families that are struggling. Providing routines and a structured course where they learn how to handle crisises. Instead of taking the children away, they should be taking the whole family in and providing such a thing. Just my opinion. It wasnt fully thought out but it’s an idea.

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