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I cannot comprehend why resourcing help to families is such a difficult concept to affect. Many families that could be helped never receive help. Of course I do not understand all of the human dynamics of individual cases. I cannot know the stresses that social workers feel when working with adults and parents who are challenged by habits, substances, and life. I do not understand how budgetary cuts have reduced the availability of services. Yet those issues do not ultimately account for what I have been learning in recent years.
Authorized people with bachelor's degrees, even master's degrees in social work, are working with B.C. families and so often the result is a family, instead of gaining strength and remaining intact, becomes severed as a result of MCFD's involvement. The Ministry office in Victoria hears the negative public vibrations all over the province, but it does not understand what is wrong or how it can be corrected. Regional MCFD teams are not going to initiate significant change themselves. This Ministry can no longer endure bad press. Shocking stories continue.
We need a model of casework that ensures consistent practices which support improved outcomes for children, youth and families. It seems simplistic and it should be self evident that MCFD needs to place a greater emphasis upon intake and assessment of children, youth and families at the initial contact in every case in order to insure that the services that are planned are as effective as possible. What a novel idea to concentrate on improved outcomes for all clients using intervention supports and services. There are countless people reasons to explain why we do not have confidence that best practice and improvement is a priority to which our MCFD is committed.
This Blog has been advocating the return of Ayn Van Dyk to her daddy Derek Hoare who is her cistodial parent, who loves her and his devoted to her, and his highly capable of caring for her.