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Organizations: Human Services Tags: child intervention services 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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May 1, 2016

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The Child and Youth Advocate Act requires the Advocate to report annually to the Legislative Assembly about the work of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This document provides the ministry response to the Advocate’s annual reports.


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January 1, 2016

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The Ministry of Human Services has carefully reviewed the fatality inquiry report into the May 3, 2011 death of 14-week-old AL, released on December 1, 2015. The ministry response includes information gathered from a review of existing policies and current ministry initiatives related to issues...


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January 1, 2016

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In 2013, a 17-year-old youth in parental care died by suicide following attendance at a rural hospital for suicidal ideation. The Child and Youth Advocate Act investigated the death and released a review which made three recommendations regarding collaboration, assessments and working with...


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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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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a 16-year-old residing in care sustained a brain injury after attempting suicide. This youth, now a young adult, receives supports and services to meet his needs as a result of the injury, which affected his motor skills, mobility, speech and memory. This document presents the Ministry...


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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a nine-year-old child living with her parents in her First Nations community was taken to hospital, where it was determined that she was suffering from septic shock as a result of severe dental decay. Inadequate housing, school attendance, neglect, parental addictions and chronic poverty...


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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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July 1, 2015

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The Ministry of Human Services has carefully reviewed the fatality inquiry report into the April 25, 2009 death of 17-year-old MC, released on May 30, 2014. The inquiry found that the cause of death was a stab wound to the abdomen and the manner of death was homicide. MC was in provincial...


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July 1, 2015

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In 2013, a six-week-old infant was found unresponsive in her foster parents’ bed. This report provides the Ministry response to the OCYA one recommendation about safe sleeping practices and bed-sharing with infants.