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Sexual Abuse Intervention Program

This report reviews the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, which provides a range of treatments and support services to children and youth who have been sexually abused, and to children under the age of 12 with sexual behaviour disorders.

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Update: System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Needs

This is the third report issued by the RCY looking at the responsiveness and effectiveness of services to B.C.’s children and youth with special needs. (Previous reports: Nov. 2008 and Feb. 2008). [link to report pages]The report provides an …


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FASD Awareness is Key to Prevention

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is an important part of the push to end this preventable disability. It is absolutely essential to increase awareness of FASD, of the danger of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and of the need …


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Representative’s Statement on Family Relations Act Reform

The Representative for Children and Youth welcomes many of the changes reflected in the White Paper on Family Relations Act Reform released on July 19, 2010. Changes that support hearing the views of children and youth in decisions that will …


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Representative’s Report #9 – Reviews and investigations: February 1 – May 31, 2010

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CCCYA call for national plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and youth

A submission from the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates to national leaders, titled Aboriginal Children – Canada Must do Better.

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No Shortcuts to Safety – Doing Better for Children Living with Extended Family

Reports on an in-depth audit carried out by the Representative, examining B.C.’s Child in the Home of a Relative (CIHR) program.

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Representative’s Report #8 – Reviews and investigations: October 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010

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Hearing the Voices of Children and Youth: A Child-Centered Approach to Complaint Resolution

In this report, Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Ombudsperson Kim Carter identify seven ways for the Ministry of Children and Family Development to make its complaint process more accessible and responsive to the vulnerable young people it serves.

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Representative’s Report #7 – Reviews and investigations: June 1 – September 30, 2009

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