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Final stage of work underway for Alberta child welfare panel – Edmonton Journal
by ahnationtalk onDecember 7, 2017161 Views
December 6, 2017
After 11 months of work, countless consultations, meetings on First Nations, tearful and emotional presentations, Alberta’s all-party child intervention panel is beginning to formulate its final recommendations.
That report will guide an overhaul of child welfare and how to deal with the root causes of family involvement in the system.
But change will not be swift, the panel heard Wednesday.
It will take decades for wounds to heal, particularly when it comes to intergenerational trauma among Aboriginal communities.