Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. mom writes book to help parents of special needs children with back-to-school
Vancouver Sun: Dr. Muffy Greenaway: We need to make mental-health conversations part of daily school activity
Times Colonist: B.C.’s first independent human rights commissioner is sworn in to begin work
CBC News: First Nations leadership concerned about who will be included in child welfare ruling
CBC News: Nanaimo takes grief services mobile for children in need
Star Vancouver: Child welfare ruling ‘another heartbreak’ for Indigenous people ineligible for compensation, B.C. chief says
Healthy Debate: Ontario’s poverty reduction strategy is built on the idea that people deserve to be poor
Vancouver Sun: Former foster children sue B.C. government for leading them to lives of crime
The Georgia Straight: Single Mothers’ Alliance of B.C. sues provincial government and Legal Services Society over access to legal aid
CTV News: ‘They want all that:’ Girls becoming more involved in gang violence in B.C.
The Globe and Mail: Unvaccinated students must spend 21 days out of school in event of measles outbreak: B.C. ministry
CBC News: Fort McMurray students show PTSD symptoms after 2016 wildfire, study shows
CBC News: Kids need more help dealing with depression, anxiety, say child advocates
The Tyee: ‘Epic Fail’: Government Bungled Response to Youth Reconciliation Call to Action, Advisors Say
CBC News: ‘That 15-minute dose of freedom and sunlight and joy’: How more time playing improves children’s learning
CTV News: Doctors hope to scale up youth suicide prevention program across Canada
Vancouver Courier: B.C. waives tuition for youth from foster care but could do better, says advocate
CTV News: B.C. Girl Guides to receive same high school credits as other youth groups
Saanich News: Canadian kids eating healthier in school, B.C. study suggests