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May 12, 2021

Sexual Violence Awareness Week: Champions for Children

May 17-21, 2021 is Sexual Violence Awareness Week. This year’s theme will be “Champions for Children”, focusing on creating a culture of belief around child sexual abuse in Saskatchewan. The primary audience this year will be Community Caregivers. Community Caregivers are individuals from the community who care for children outside of the household, such as […]

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April 26, 2021

Invitation to the Survey Part III : Understanding the Emotional Impacts of School Re-Opening in the Midst of COVID-19

The research question we are seeking to address is: What are the socio-emotional experiences of teachers, administrators, and professional school staff (TAPS) in the midst of school re-opening and throughout the 2020-2021 school year? Would you like to share some of your experiences with Dr. Cranston and Dr. Reid as they undertake this research project? […]

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April 20, 2021

Substance use: Learning to Save a Life

Incidences of substance overdose have been increasing since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saskatchewan Coroners Service Drug Toxicity report states that there have been a total of 439 confirmed or suspected drug toxicity deaths in Saskatchewan from January 1, 2020 – April 6, 2021*. One reason for this increase is the influx of […]

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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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April 6, 2021

Wear Blue for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention: April 14

April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention month in many parts of the world, including in America since 1983. The mayor of Regina has also recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention month. According to self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Victimization, one-third (33%) of Canadians aged 15 and older experienced some form […]

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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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