Webinar - Child Protection, Family Law, and Kinship Care
Feb 22, 12:30 -1:30 pm
In this one hour webinar offered jointly by Courthouse Libraries BC and Parent Support Services Society of BC, Christina Campbell and Jessie Caryl will define and review the scope of kinship caregiving in British Columbia, look at the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA) section which focuses on out-of-home living arrangements and sets out child placement priorities, view Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) policy designed to implement these priorities, consider social worker practice, and examine access to federal government benefits. We then explore challenges raised by the current system of child welfare in British Columbia, offer a kinship care case study with a map to service paths, and conclude with key resources for lawyers and service providers engaging with kinship caregivers. The webinar is designed to improve access to information, advocacy, and government services surrounding child placement.
GRG LIne Wins Award!
March 18, 2016
We are pleased to announce that our PSS Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Line Advocates - Christina Campbell & Dennis Nkojo have been awarded the 2016 Field of Practice Award of the BC Association of Social Workers Richmond Delta Burnaby Branch. They were nominated for ongoing and passionate advocacy of children and youth. We are extraordinarily proud of Christina & Dennis and the important work done by the advocates on our GRG Support LIne over the years.
Dennis receiving his award Carol Ross receiving her award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers.
PSS and GRG’s in the NEWS!
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Telling Our Stories" - Groundbreaking Documentary
The documentary Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Telling Our Stories will provide a glimpse into the realities faced by several grandparent led families from across BC. These grandparents didn’t plan to be full time caregivers at this later stage in their lives. Their stories are varied, but many of the threads are the same: loss, isolation, grief, hardship, love and determination. The grandchildren are their priority and they need and deserve, love, stability and all the support possible to ensure they can succeed in life. “This documentary will make you laugh, make you cry, and we hope, make you think.”
Check out this trailer, that gives a glimpse into one of the stories.
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