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Perspectives from the Field

February 24, 2022

Perspectives from the Field: A Teacher’s Take on the Continuous Challenges of COVID-19

With final exams for most high school students concluding last month, members of the CTRC team sat down with a secondary school teacher from within the Regina area to discuss the difficulties students and teachers have experienced due to continuous uncertainty from COVID-19; specifically the “5th wave” caused by the Omicron variant. Although it seems […]

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May 31, 2021

Education Student Advocates for Mental Health

Having struggled with negative mental health herself, a Saskatchewan youth, Kiah Holness, is concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 on children and youth in primary and secondary schools. As a result of her personal experiences, and her future dreams of being a secondary teacher in this province, she has begun working to advocate for a […]

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May 18, 2021

A Balancing Act

A Child and Family Programs service provider in Saskatchewan has provided us with their perspective on what it has been like to work with children and families during COVID-19. They stated that the COVID-19 restrictions have made visitation and trust building with children and families difficult to say the least.  “Virtual visitation sets back the […]

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April 13, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: Challenges and Changes

A Victims Services responder in Saskatchewan has noted the challenges of working with clients during COVID-19, missing the face to face contact and experiencing screen fatigue.  “I do not feel as connected to my clients and files as I struggle to balance safety, restrictions, file tasks, rapport-building and client needs,” they reported. The service provider […]

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March 31, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: Difficulties and Possibilities

A child protection investigator with Child and Family Programs in Saskatchewan has noticed the hardships that the families they support are facing as well as the hardships of effectively supporting them during COVID-19. “Issues that families were facing are being exacerbated by COVID-19 and the ability to provide help is less. Community organizations are still […]

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March 23, 2021

Perspectives from the Field: Practitioner exhaustion & hopefulness

A crisis response service provider working with children and youth mental health states that there has been difficulty in building relationships virtually with the children and youth they serve. It has been especially difficult to connect with people accessing services that do not have consistent access to technology. “As many big organizations push to work […]

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