• 04
    November
    2016

    Designing A Training Toolkit

    Ten Human Resources Child and Family Services Agency workers from 7 different agencies and group homes met on November 3, 2016 to help identify training needed in their organizations.  SFNFCI staff Tischa Mason and Curriculum Developer Merilee Morales were present to facilitate the discussion and g...

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  • 04
    November
    2016

    Community Research in Black Lake

    The Athabasca Community Research Project is in full swing.   This month Raissa travelled to Black Lake, spending 5 days in the community.  She worked closely with ADCFS staff, who participated by sharing their stories and helped to coordinate interview schedules and other project details. Pho...

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  • 14
    October
    2016

    Agency Finance Workers Help Develop Training

    The First Nations Child and Family Agency Finance folk met on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The meeting was set to discuss next steps in the development of finance support and training for all positions within an agency as well as to review the draft Board Training finance module.  Twelve people repr...

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  • 28
    September
    2016

    Harm and Danger Statements

    When working with families our ultimate goal is for the children to be safe in the home with the parents.  To achieve this goal we need the parent and the worker to have a shared understanding of the specific caregivers action that are creating danger in the home (what the care giver did or did no...

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  • 26
    September
    2016

    Athabasca At Last

      The Athabasca Community Research Partnership launched in June, but until this month SFNFCI researcher Raissa Graumans had not visited any of its three communities, which include Community Research Partner Linda Sayazie’s home of Black Lake. An Athabasca Sector Meeting was planned for Septem...

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  • 16
    September
    2016

    Lots of support for the Transitioning Mobile App

    The SFNFCI has been on the road to Prince Albert and North Battleford to talk with youth and those working with youth about the details of developing an app for youth transitioning out of care.     The SFNFCI staff, Shelley Thomas Prokop and Merilee Morales, along with Push Interactive Consultant...

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  • 29
    August
    2016

    SFNFCI Staff Chosen Speakers at Prairie Child Welfare Consortium Symposium 2016

    I am very pleased to announce that SFNFCI Staff have submitted abstracts and have been chosen to speak at the 2016 Prairie Child Welfare Consortium (PCWC) Symposium that will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba October 26 - 28, 2016. Shelley Thomas Prokop, SFNFCI Policy Analyst will be presenting on:  ...

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  • 26
    August
    2016

    Research and Relationships: The SFNFCI Approach

    As we announced in a blog post last month, SFNFCI has partnered with Athabasca Child and Family Services to launch a research partnership (Athabasca Community Research Partnership)  that will look at the experiences of children and youth with disabilities in three Northern Saskatchewan communities....

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  • 26
    August
    2016

    How will SFNFCI Accreditation Benefit You and Your Staff?

        SFNFCI Board of Directors and staff met in August to review the strategic plan, operational business plan and discuss accreditation.  Given our work plan progress, SFNFCI's board gave us the green lig...

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  • 19
    August
    2016

    Transitioning Out of Care Mobile App Project

    The SFNFCI is developing an app for those working with youth transitioning out of care.     Our goal is to increase the use of the Transition Planning for Youth Aging Out of Care Resource using mobile apps.  Our 1st step is to go to those who may use the app and gather their ideas. The SFNFCI...

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