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Perspectives from the Field


March 11, 2021

Perspectives from the Field: Heartbreak in the Midst of COVID-19

A Child and Family worker in Saskatchewan has expressed that COVID-19 has been a heartbreaking experience for them, their coworkers, and the families they serve. “Right now we have very limited rooms to facilitate these visits. We are also only holding visits for children who are transitioning into the home, or into a family member’s […]

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March 9, 2021

Perspectives from the Field: Silences and School Absences

A teacher within the Regina Public School system has noted that it has been very difficult to contact families. They say that children are missing so much school they are becoming increasingly behind in their academics and it has been difficult to ensure the safety of all students. “Many children rely on the school for […]

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March 4, 2021

Perspectives from the Field: Recognizing the Importance of Health

A service provider with a transitional house for mothers and children involved with the child welfare system in Saskatchewan has noticed the emotional toll social isolation has taken on the mothers that reside at the home. Mothers are becoming more anxious, tired, and bored as isolation continues with limited accessibility to community supports such as […]

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March 2, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: The Potential Limitations of Video-Only Service Provision

A Child Protection worker in Saskatchewan has noticed the difficulties that COVID-19 projects. With not being able to make routine home visits, the service provider is concerned for the children they serve as virtual communications are only able to reveal a limited amount about the child’s home situation. “It is now becoming evident that with […]

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February 24, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: Missing Community Connections

A service provider within Child and Family programs in Saskatchewan shares the concerns of others working with children during COVID-19, and that not being able to go out into the community to visit the families they support has been difficult.  “I cannot go out into the community the same as before. It has made it […]

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February 23, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: How COVID-19 is Highlighting Pre-Existing Issues & Long-Term Possibilities

A social services manager in Northern Saskatchewan has seen COVID-19 exacerbate the already difficult work that is being done. “The work we do is always challenging but there are small wins, ways that workers can find satisfaction in their work such as a good meeting with a family, reunifying children, finding a unique and creative […]

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