• 30
    November
    2017

    Interview with Keyanow Agency: Case Management System

    Keyanow Child and Family Centre Interview on Case Management System Implementation Interview with: Joyce Starchief Executive Assistant/Human Resources (Left) Muriel Matchee, Case Management Supervisor (Right)   Earlier in January this year Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Ins...

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  • 18
    November
    2016

    Extra, Extra! Read all about it!!! 9th SDM supervisors Working Group

    The SDM’s Ninth Supervisors Working Group is coming up on December 1st and 2nd, 2016. Facilitated by invited guest Peggy Cordero, Senior Program Specialist, from NCCD Children’s Research Center. The two days will be spent reviewing and strengthening our understanding and use of SDM in the supe...

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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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  • 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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  • 21
    July
    2016

    SDM and the case of the dreaded override

    One of the most frequent questions I hear when I’m out in the field is around SDM and the use of overrides. What are they? When do I use them? How are they used? And so on. Overrides don’t have to be complicated. I’m going to try and explain overrides in a way that makes sense to the folks usi...

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  • 22
    June
    2016

    7th SDM Supervisor Working Group

    On May 26th, 2016 SFNFCI SDM consultants Laura Hicks and Rachel Melymick hosted the seventh SDM supervisors working group. Elder Ken Sessequesis from Beardy’s/Okemasis opened the session with a greeting and prayer to guide the days meeting. The day was filled with supervisors and SFNFCI sharing u...

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  • 14
    March
    2016

    SDM with Montreal Lake CFS

    February 16th- 19th, 2016 SFNFCI SDM Consultants Rachel Melymick and Laura Hicks were asked by Montreal Lake Child and Family Services Inc. Executive Director Cindy Clarke to train staff in SDM. The week was started in prayer by Gerald Ballantyne, Prevention Worker with Montreal Lake CFS. Montreal...

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  • 18
    January
    2016

    Understanding Safety vs Risk

    A key part of effectively implementing the SDM system is learning to speak the ‘language’ of SDM. What do I mean by the ‘language’ of SDM? This involves getting familiar with the different terms/definitions used in each of the tools, as well as understanding and integrating into practic...

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  • 23
    November
    2015

    SDM On-call Training- QBOW

    On November 17th, 2015 SFNFCI SDM Consultants Rachel Melymick and Laura Hicks were invited to Beardy’s and Okemasis Child and Family Services office to train QBOW on-call staff on SDM Intake and Safety tools. The day was opened with a prayer from Elder Ken Seesequsis to guide the groups time toge...

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  • 02
    November
    2015

    SAVE THE DATE-First Nations Group Home Workshop Winter 2016

    SAVE THE DATE MARCH 1-2, 2016.  Please join the SFNFCI the evening of March 1st, 2016 for a First Nations Group Home Recognition Night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This is a gathering of group home professionals from First Nations to recognize, build capacity, and share achievements.  On March 2,...

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