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Child and Youth News of the Week


APTN News: B.C. ends birth alerts but families question what it means for babies already in care
CBC News: B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases, but advocates say it’s only first step
APTN News: Child advocates call for a national youth suicide prevention strategy
CTV News: 83 affordable rental homes for women and children coming to Port Coquitlam
APTN News: No plan in place to return babies already seized through controversial birth alerts in B.C.
Times Colonist: Pot, alcohol most common cause of youth substance-use hospitalizations: report
CBC News: A Nakoda father taps First Nations traditions to parent in the modern city
CTV News: Province provides $5 million to reduce poverty in B.C.
CBC News: B.C.’s top doc says helping teens cope with anxiety could reduce reliance on vaping
Cision: Irwin Elman wins the 2019 Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award for changing lives of children in child welfare
Yahoo Finance: The number of minimum wage workers has doubled since 1998
APTN News: ‘They’re exploiting a child in need’: Women’s groups say law is protecting male predators
The Province: B.C. teen sues parents over allegations of physical and sexual abuse
Vancouver Sun: Vaping more popular than ever with B.C. teens despite medical horror stories
Prince George Matters: Health organizations call for end to promotion of vaping products
The Financial Post: How childhood poverty can be further reduced by retargeting the Canada Child Benefit
APTN News: Indigenous families in B.C. share vision to end Millennium Scoop