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  • Supporting Children in Care Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • What’s the Issue? Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Simple Graduation rate in BC = 79% Graduation rate of Children in Care = 20% Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • What’s the Issue? Graduation rate of Children in the home of a relative = 30% Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • What’s the Issue? Percent of children in care who are not ready for kindergarten = 50% Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • What’s the Issue? Do we know who are our Children in Care? Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • What’s the Issue? Are we doing the best we can for them? Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • What’s up today? The local chapter of the BCSSA applied for and received a grant to hold a symposium on the Topic of Children in Care Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • We wanted to bring together the professionals who are involved in supporting children in care: Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Our goals: provide a forum for regional dialogue raise awareness of the needs of children in care enhance communications between all parties share successful strategies set the stage for followup Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Our goals: recognize that there will be significant staff change in the next five years and design structures that cope with the changes Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • District Staff School administrators Counsellors Child Care workers Social Workers Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • CYSN Provincial Direction A Framework for Action Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • CYSN: Children and youth between birth and 19 who required additional educational, medical/health and social/environmental support, beyond that required by children in general, to enhance or improve their health, development, quality of life, and community integration. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Prevalence Special Needs 10 – 15% Mental Health Issues 15% Significant Special Needs 5.65% Special Learning Disability 7% Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Services: 90 programs mostly by 3 Ministries Children and Family Education Health total spending: $525 + million Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Challenges: Waits, gaps and Overlaps Inconsistent Standards Complex and Disjointed Service System Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Common Vision Needed: Optimal development, health, well-being and achievement for children and youth with special needs. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Common Mission Needed: To promote and deliver accessible, quality intervention and support services for children and youth with special needs and their families through an integrated service delivery model. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Six supporting Strategies for Action: 1. Placing Children’s and families’ Needs First: Functionally-based and accessible services. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Six supporting Strategies for Action: 2. Supporting our People: Training, Recruitment and Retention. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Six supporting Strategies for Action: 3. Ensuring Quality and Performance: Improving quality measurement and accountability. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Six supporting Strategies for Action: 4. Building and Using the Evidence Base: Promoting evaluation and research. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Six supporting Strategies for Action: 5. Simplifying the Pathway to Services: Providers, agencies and ministries coordinating, collaborating and integrating more. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Six supporting Strategies for Action: 6. Planning Together: Instituting a province-wide integrated planning mechanism. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Now What? The problem is simple The solution is the complex piece Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • People with a Vision Outperform their Resources   Joel Barker Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • It's not the haves and the have nots It's the did and did nots! Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • Let’s be a group of doers Thank you Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  • We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Education Kootenay Boundary Chapter