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More support for a child's brighter future

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:45:00 -0700

The Province has provided $60,000 to train a group of clinicians working with high-risk children on northern Vancouver Island.

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'Connect, communicate, care’ on World Suicide Prevention Day

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Everyone deserves the opportunity to live long, healthy and rewarding lives. Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, an opportunity to learn about the supports available for those facing mental-health or substance-use issues in B.C.

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Minister’s statement on Representative’s report

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:07:00 -0700

Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux has issued the following statement in response to the release of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY’s) report that investigates the suicide of a First Nations youth in 2013:

Province supports Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness, prevention

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:45:00 -0700

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention and Support month, an opportunity for communities throughout the province and the world to work together to raise awareness about the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and to support those who live with FASD every day.

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Back to school support for families and children

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Kids will soon be swapping the great outdoors for the classroom as summer draws to a close and the new school year begins. With the summer break nearly over, many working parents and caregivers will be searching for child care.

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Incident at the Burnaby Youth Secure Custody Centre

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Andrew Cronkhite, director of programs for the Burnaby Youth Secure Custody Centre, released this statement in response to the incident that occurred last night at the centre:

Minister’s statement on advisory council

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:34:00 -0700

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux issued the following statement on the advisory council that was appointed to support the development of a multi-year plan to improve child welfare in British Columbia:

Funding empowers B.C. parents tackling child behaviour issues

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:15:00 -0700

Happy kids mean happy families, and that’s why the B.C. government has provided $1.49 million to the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHABC) to support the ‘Confident Parents: Thriving Kids’ program, which helps parents address behavioural problems in kids aged three to 12.

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Province expands Tele-Mental Health to Cranbrook

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Children and teens with mental-health challenges can now more easily access the specialized supports they need, thanks to the expansion of Tele-Mental Health videoconferencing services to Cranbrook.

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