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Organizations: Human Services Tags: Office of the Child and Youth Advocate deaths of children government responses

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June 1, 2016

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In 2013, a 10-month-old infant in parental care passed away. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the manner of death was accidental and the cause of death was drowning. The family was receiving services under assessment at the time of the death. Our thoughts are with this...


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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a staff at a group care facility went to awaken an eight-year-old girl in their care. She was breathing heavily and would not wake up, which was attributed to her prescribed sleep medication. Shortly thereafter, staff returned to wake her and found her unresponsive. Staff began CPR and...


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September 1, 2015

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In 2013, a six-week-old infant fell asleep on her father’s chest; when he awoke, he found her unresponsive. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the manner and cause of death was undetermined. This report provides the Ministry response to the OCYA recommendations about two...


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September 1, 2013

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The report from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate made six recommendations about four key areas related to practice and processes with the child intervention system in Alberta. The Ministry of Human Services agrees with all six of the recommendations. The Ministry has a variety of...