More kids will benefit from caring adults with the launch of a recruitment campaign to help find a mentor for every child and youth in care in Alberta.
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Seven members have been either reappointed or appointed to the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities that advises government from a disability perspective.
Starting this fall, an additional 25 students and social work practitioners will be able to complete their Bachelor of Social Work degree online. The Master of Social Work will also increase by 25 spots starting in January 2015. In an effort to ensure Alberta has the best trained child intervention workers in Canada, the government is also striking a task force with the university to create an educational focus on child protection.
More counselling and outreach services will be available to those suffering the emotional toll of the floods. A total of $2.03 million over two years will go towards supporting services for people dealing with family violence and abuse, as well as those who are homeless.
Communities will be better able to help victims of family violence and sexual abuse get the services they need when they need them. An additional $2 million will be provided to sexual assault centres and family violence shelters will receive a $4 million increase.
A statement from Associate Minister Bhardwaj
Residents in Edmonton now have easier access to government supports with the opening of a new Alberta Supports Centre.
Residents in Red Deer and surrounding communities now have easier access to government supports with the opening of a new Alberta Supports Centre.
More progress is being made on Alberta’s plan to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families through a new initiative aimed at improving interactions and early relationships between parents and their newborns.
Albertans with disabilities will have more employment opportunities through the new Employment First Innovation Fund and the Employment First Internship Program.
Wheelchair users will be able to modify their homes through support from grant program increases.
Supporting victims will be the focus of Albertans’ contributions to the first Child Sexual Abuse Forum.
Building on existing supports and increasing prevention activities helps keep Alberta’s families and communities healthy and safe.
Great Kids Awards celebrate the determination, generosity, and compassion of Alberta’s children and youth.
Alberta Works Week is teaming up with community partners to showcase how Albertans can find career, job and training information, April 28 to May 2.
Alberta is putting a renewed focus on quality assurance and continuous improvement through new legislative changes that will improve supports for vulnerable children.
More Albertans with disabilities will be able to reach their potential through community participation, supports for independence and employment opportunities.
Alberta is improving information sharing with the Calgary Police Service to help protect children, keep them with family and loved ones, and reduce childhood trauma.
Human Services Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar has received and released the report from January’s Child Intervention Roundtable.
The Redford government is giving vulnerable children and families more mental health supports, and ensuring children in care have better access to mental health specialists.
Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar is pledging that the government will act quickly to change reporting rules and will examine options for the review of all child deaths in the province.
Albertans are invited to join experts, policy makers and stakeholders at the Alberta Roundtable to discuss best practices in reviewing all child deaths in Alberta, and striking a balance between transparency and privacy.
Alberta’s new Human Services Minister has appointed a team of respected professionals to accelerate activity on a new five-point plan and prioritize responses to previous recommendations for improving the child intervention system.
Alberta is creating four new Parent Link Centres (PLC), as well as two new satellite sites in Edmonton northeast and southwest, north Calgary, High Prairie, Grande Cache and Fox Creek.