Children In Care 2008


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Children In Care 2008

  1. 1. Children In Care 2008-2009
  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda for the Day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Welcome and Introductions and Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Reid, Regional Coordinator: </li></ul><ul><li>Kootenay Boundary School Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Sherri Mohoruk, Superintendent Liaison: </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Mel Joy, President: </li></ul><ul><li>BCSTA Kootenay Boundary Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Table Introductions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda for the Day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Here’s what: </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Previous Symposium: Bill </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda for the Day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>So what </li></ul><ul><li>Report on Action Plans from Last year as given by District staffs to local trustees </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda for the Day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Now What </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Case Management: Sandy McIlwain </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum Solutions, Supporting Children and Youth with Special Needs: a report on work taking place in the West Kootenays: Helen Lutz </li></ul><ul><li>The voice of the parent: Parent Panel </li></ul><ul><li>How do we implement best practice throughout the Kootenays </li></ul><ul><li>What are our inservice needs? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda for the Day </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>New Education Guidelines for Supporting Youth in Care: Joint press release by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Table talk: what does it mean? how do we implement? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we doing with the six bullets? What’s missing? </li></ul><ul><li>Report Out </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Local Protocol Agreement for supporting Children in Care </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2 of the Grant: application work: Bill Reid </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Purpose Kina’ Ole
  8. 8. Key Purpose Kina’ Ole For Children In Care
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Kina’ Ole </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do the right thing </li></ul><ul><li>In the right way </li></ul><ul><li>At the right time </li></ul><ul><li>In the right place </li></ul><ul><li>To the right person </li></ul><ul><li>For the right reason </li></ul><ul><li>With the right feeling </li></ul><ul><li>The first time </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where is Started 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
  11. 11. We wanted to bring together the professionals who are involved in supporting children in care: Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. District Staff School administrators Counsellors Child Care workers Social Workers Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  15. 15. CYSN Provincial Direction A Framework for Action Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Services: 90 programs mostly by 3 Ministries Children and Family Education Health total spending: $525 + million Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  18. 18. Challenges: Waits, gaps and Overlaps Inconsistent Standards Complex and Disjointed Service System Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  19. 19. Common Vision Needed: Optimal development, health, well-being and achievement for children and youth with special needs. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Six supporting Strategies for Action: 1. Placing Children’s and families’ Needs First: Functionally-based and accessible services. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  22. 22. Six supporting Strategies for Action: 2. Supporting our People: Training, Recruitment and Retention. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  23. 23. Six supporting Strategies for Action: 3. Ensuring Quality and Performance: Improving quality measurement and accountability. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  24. 24. Six supporting Strategies for Action: 4. Building and Using the Evidence Base: Promoting evaluation and research. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  25. 25. Six supporting Strategies for Action: 5. Simplifying the Pathway to Services: Providers, agencies and ministries coordinating, collaborating and integrating more. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  26. 26. Six supporting Strategies for Action: 6. Planning Together: Instituting a province-wide integrated planning mechanism. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  27. 27. Report out from last years’ Forum Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  28. 28. SD 5: now a strategy in achievement contract under social responsibility; also in school growth plans 70 students in care and 50% are ab ed. Monthly scheduled meetings are held at school level with staff from Ministry of Family and every second month, district level meetings Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  29. 29. SD6: better communication now with Ktunaxa(Kinbasket) family services. Contact made by social workers in summer to school principals to review vulnerable children Local conference at one school on October 24 th will be about supporting At-Risk Youth. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  30. 30. SD 8: Darren from MCFD attended principals’ meeting and committed to providing names and holding follow-up. About 45 children in care. Talking about what makes a child resilient. Concerned about situation where a child is placed in care on the weekend and there is no communication Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  31. 31. SD10: Joint effort between agencies for the healthy family group. A community link function for support dollars. Good communications with Ministry of Family. Adjunct services with separate agencies have more difficult communications. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  32. 32. SD 20: good multi-agency group meets several times a year. Meeting in the next two weeks to reconnect. Know most of the children in care. Looking at attachment theory work. Ministry of Family has good communications. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  33. 33. SD 51: some communications problems caused by shift of regional reporting office moving from Okanagan to Nelson. Also staffing issues. Some distress in a number of families with fathers away working due to local downturn in economy. Positive partnership in training with Ministry of Family on Integrated Case Management. Foster parents attended and session well received. Held appreciation day for foster parents. Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  34. 34. Some ideas to include in follow-up: Voice of the parents Emergency situation protocols Including RCMP Integrated Case Management Assessment referral program which eliminates duplication   Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  35. 35. Follow-up forum to be held in Cranbrook on November 20 th . Bill to organize.   Kootenay Boundary Chapter
  36. 36. Literature Reviewed and Available The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Drop-outs Executive Summary provided Children in Care in Canada: Child Welfare League Summary provided Spectrum Solutions: Improving Support for Children with Special Needs – presentation Integrating Service Delivery for CYSN in BC Presentation
  37. 37. Integrated Case Management: Sandy McIlwain
  38. 38. Spectrum Solutions, Supporting Children and Youth with Special Needs: a report on work taking place in the West Kootenays: Helen Lutz
  39. 39. The voice of the parent: Parent Panel
  40. 40. A little bit about yourself: how long? Age of the kids What are the joys? What makes it work? What is a roadblock? Is there a way we could make life easier?
  41. 41. The voice of the parent: Parent Panel Table Talk: debrief 3 interesting comments 2 common themes 1 “aha” moment
  42. 42. In Area Groups: How do we implement best practice throughout the Kootenays What have you heard that sounds encouraging? What insights have you gained from the readings or presenters? What can you share? What can you take away today and implement tomorrow?
  43. 43. What are our inservice needs? Education? MCFD? Separate? Joint? Who else can help?
  44. 44. What are our other needs? What can help us now? How can we help each other?
  45. 45. Possible Local Protocol Agreement for supporting Children in Care: Brainstorm What can we deliver from today’s meeting? What can we publicize as our achievement? What’s in the press release  
  46. 46.   Year 2 of the Grant Bill Reid
  47. 47. <ul><ul><li>Kina’ Ole </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do the right thing </li></ul><ul><li>In the right way </li></ul><ul><li>At the right time </li></ul><ul><li>In the right place </li></ul><ul><li>To the right person </li></ul><ul><li>For the right reason </li></ul><ul><li>With the right feeling </li></ul><ul><li>The first time </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><ul><li>Kina’ Ole </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are pleased to thank the BCSSA and Ministry of Education for their support and funding to make today possible and look forward to their continued support. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Every time we deal with a child in care, we should be thinking: Kina’ Ole
  50. 50. Thank you Slides available