News Topics: Child and Youth Safety

Campaigns and Issues

Violence in Canadian Schools and Canada’s Responsibilities

CBC’s special investigation into violence in schools began when journalists asked if a national database of student-on-student violence exists, and found the answer to be no. School boards across Canada collect information in vastly different ways, creating a messy and incomplete patchwork of facts and figures. That leaves governments in an unenviable MORE


Examining the Difference Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma

A resource from Child Trends explains that childhood adversity is widely recognized as posing risks to individual health and well-being. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a subset of childhood adversities. While there are a variety of childhood adversity categories, the finite list of categories often overlooks social disadvantage and is therefore likely MORE


BCSTH Annual Training Forum

The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) is excited to announce that their Annual Training Forum will be take place on October 23-25, 2019. The theme this year is Strength in Solidarity: Coming Together to Share Promising Practices. In 2019, BCSTH is honouring the dynamic work of their membership and the wider anti-violence sector. The MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Employment Standards Act Consultation for Paid Leave for Domestic and Sexual Violence

The BC Government currently has a consultation open to discuss making leave paid for employees fleeing violent relationships or domestic violence and/or who have experienced sexual violence, instead of its currently unpaid model. Organizations and individuals can provide feedback on how future changes could impact you as an employer, an employee, MORE

Campaigns and Issues

UNICEF Index ‘Where We Stand: The Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-Being’

UNICEF Canada recently launched the Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-Being. This is a framework to communicate to Canadians what Canada is like for kids from birth to age 18, track progress for their rights and well-being, and guide action to address the greatest challenges. Canada’s middle position among its MORE


Research to Practice Network: Mental Health Literacy and Community Social Service Practice

The Research to Practice Network is a collection of academics and researchers working in collaborative partnership with The Federation of Community Social Services of BC to provide practitioners with insight into emerging research in the field of child and family practice. They recently released an article by Patty Ranahan from Concordia University to discuss MORE