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Child Welfare

Contributor:

Call To Action:

1. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and
Aboriginal governments to commit to reducing thenumber of Aboriginal children in care by:

i. Monitoring and assessing neglect investigations.

ii. Providing adequate resources to enable Aboriginal
communities and child-welfare organizations to
keep Aboriginal families together where it is safe to
do so, and to keep children in culturally appropriate
environments, regardless of where they reside.

iii. Ensuring that social workers and others who
conduct child-welfare investigations are properly
educated and trained about the history and impacts
of residential schools.

iv. Ensuring that social workers and others who
conduct child-welfare investigations are properly
educated and trained about the potential for
Aboriginal communities and families to provide
more appropriate solutions to family healing.

v. Requiring that all child-welfare decision makers
consider the impact of the residential school
experience on children and their caregivers. .

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