Sunday, November 1, 2009

Children & Youth Services seeks public input

"Albertans asked for input on the child intervention system"

Albertans are invited to provide their say as part of a review of the province’s child intervention system.

A review panel was established this past summer by Children and Youth Services Minister Janis Tarchuk to study the system and suggest ways it can be strengthened to support at-risk children, youth and families in the province. As part of this review, the panel has launched a website with a discussion guide where Albertans can offer their thoughts and ideas.

According to the terms of reference for the review, the panel will make recommendations that focus on the following key questions:

Are the necessary checks, balances and processes in place to ensure accountability and transparency in the child intervention system?
Does the system have the capacity to effectively respond to emerging societal trends, service demands, and evolving workforce and practice issues?
Is the system organized and aligned with leading practices and evidence-based research?
The discussion guide provides information on the history of child intervention and how the system currently operates in our province. Albertans are encouraged to review the discussion guide and provide their input by completing a survey or commenting online at www.child.alberta.ca/cisreview. Feedback is requested before November 30.

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