News Topics: Child and Youth-Friendly Places

Campaigns and Issues

BCEdAccess’ School Exclusion Tracker 2018-19 Report Released

Since September 4th 2018, BCEdAccess has been collecting parent-reported data on the exclusion of students with disabilities from schools in BC. As of June 2019, they had 492 reports with 3,610 instances where students were excluded from school. They recently launched the final data for the 2018-2019 school year. Of the respondents, 92.9% of the MORE


Study on Association between Moving Home/School Frequently and the Early Childhood Formal Educational Achievement

A recent UK study researched the association between moving home and moving school frequently and the early childhood formal educational achievement. The study found that children who moved home frequently were more likely not to achieve in formal assessments compared with children not moving. Therefore, the report recommends that children experiencing MORE

Campaigns and Issues

MCFD Releases Summary Report of Children and Youth with Special Needs Service Framework Development 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is developing a service framework to better support children and youth with special needs (CYSN) and their families. The framework will guide how the ministry provides and funds CYSN programs and services and will be ready for phased implementation in spring 2020. MORE


Working Together to Improve the Mental Health of Indigenous Children: A Systematic Review

Compelling global evidence indicates that making a positive difference to children’s mental health requires community-driven systems-level integration to address the determinants of mental health. A recent review analyses the available literature that underpins intersectoral service integration processes and tools designed to improve mental healthcare for Indigenous children. The review found that MORE


NCCIH Resource on Culturally Safe Children’s Rehabilitation Services with Indigenous Community, Families & Children

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health recently hosted a webinar by Alison Gerlach, PhD, who spoke on her research that explores socially-responsive approaches to children’s rehabilitation with Indigenous communities, families and children. The webinar provides a critical analysis of the concept of “children’s rehabilitation,” an understanding of how rehabilitation MORE