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Representative highlights gaps in services for youth who self-injure

Youth who engage in non-suicidal self-injuries (NSSI) need specialized and nuanced supports to address their complex needs and trauma. Despite ...

Statement in Recognition of International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day was first celebrated in 1999 with a focus on improving prevention, diagnosis and ...
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Statement in response to MMHA’s commitment to increase youth addictions treatment beds

Government's announcement to increase the number of treatment beds in B.C. for youth struggling with addictions is a positive step ...

Métis child and youth injuries and deaths focus of new collaborative report

Invisible Children: A Descriptive Analysis of Injury and Death Reports for Métis Children and Youth in British Columbia, 2015 to ...


Who is the Representative for Children and Youth?

Jennifer Charlesworth has been the Rep since October 2018. She works to make sure that the rights and opinions of ...
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What is advocacy?

Advocacy is helping someone have their voice heard and making sure their rights are respected ...
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What information will be shared about me?

Any information gathered about you is confidential. While most of the Rep’s advocacy services are done over the phone, advocates ...
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What if I don’t trust the advocate?

Advocates are there to act on your behalf. The Rep’s Office doesn’t work for a Ministry or Community Living BC ...
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