20
May
2015

Aging Out of Care Knowledge Transfer Exchange Workshops

The Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute partnered with the Saskatchewan Youth in Care and Custody Network and the University of Saskatchewan to host Knowledge Exchange Workshops on Youth Transitioning Out of Care. Both the Institute and the Sask Youth in Care and Custody Network have created resources to assist youth in their transition out of care. The Institute's resource is intended to be a conversational tool between the worker and a youth whereas the Sask Youth in Care and Custody Network's resource is aimed for a youth audience.

Five Knowledge Transfer Exchange Workshops took place throught the province with 131 persons (youth, foster parents, workers, educators) participants. The locations of these workshops were:

  • Saskatoon, April 29, 2015
  • Regina, May 4, 2015
  • Yorkton, May 5, 2015
  • Prince Albert, May 11, 2015
  • Meadow Lake, May 12, 2015

 

Participants of these workshops had an opportunity to provide feedback on how the resource could be strengthened as well as give additionial thoughts on future projects for youth transitioning out of care.

One participant provided a testimonial and contributed these comments.

"The resource will help provide foster parents with opportunities and tools to start the conversation with youth age 16 and up." - Joanne Carter, Meadow Lake Foster Parent

The SFNFCI resource is being updated based on feedback from these sessions and First Nations Child and Family Services pilots.  A workshop will be held to train First Nations Child and Family Services staff and the resource will be posted on the SFNFCI website immediately after it is released.

For more information on this resource feel free to contact Dean Weenie at: dean@sfnfci.ca

Dean Weenie, Training & Development Coordinator

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