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Results-based Plan Briefing Book 2007-2008
Results-based Plan Briefing Book 2008-2009
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Ministry Programs and Services: Summary
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Investing in Ontario's future
MINISTRY ORGANIZATION CHART
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Letter to Parents with Children and Youth with Autism from Minister Coteau
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Ontario's enhanced 18-month well-baby visit
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Improving Ontario's child protection services
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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It's Your Duty
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Critical Connections: Where Woman Abuse and Child Safety Intersect
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Around the World
Children's Mental Health Week
First Anniversary of the Passage of the Poverty Reduction Act, 2009
CTC Funding Announcement at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
Strategic Dialogue on Comprehensive, Collaborative Place-based Initiatives to Reduce Poverty
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies’ Lobby Day
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Investing in People Makes Sense
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First report and working papers of the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare
International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Pancake Breakfast
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Child Abuse Prevention Month
Unanimous Consent Statement Universal Children’s Day and National Child Day
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United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
Building Families and Supporting Youth To Be Successful Act, 2011
Children's Mental Health Week
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Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Announcement
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United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
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Moving on Mental Health System Transformation
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United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
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Child Abuse Prevention Month
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United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
Children’s mental health week
Ontario Releases Report on Child and Youth Residential Services
Ontario Providing More Supports For Children With Autism
Autism Awareness Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
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United Nations World Autism Awareness Day
Jury Recommendations from the Inquest into the Death of Katelynn Sampson
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Autism Intervention Program - Program Guidelines
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New Services and Supports
A shared responsibility
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Moving on Mental Health strategy
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Minister's Working Group on Child and Family Wellbeing
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Safety
Permanency
Well-being
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Introduction
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1- Intake: Receiving a Referral and Determining the Appropriate Response
2- Planning and Conducting a Child Protection Investigation
3- Conducting a Safety Assessment and Developing a Safety Plan
4- Conducting a Risk Assessment
5- Concluding a Child Protection Investigation
6- Transferring a Case
7- Ongoing Service Case Management
8- Closing a Case
Appendix A Community Caregiver Reference
Appendix B Supervision Reference
Appendix C Case Flow Diagram
Glossary
References
Ontario Child Protection Standards (2007)
Ontario Child Protection Tools Manual (2007)
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Introduction
Minister's Message
The Blueprint
How will we get there
Taking Action
Appendix
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Executive summary
Introduction
Key Themes
Recommendations
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Mandate
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Introduction
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Perspectives from Young People
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Perspectives on Violence and Criminalization of Young People
Implications for Recommendations
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Perspectives on Decision Making
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Perspectives on Transition and Aftercare Support
Implications for Recommendations
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Limited Analytic Capacity
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Jurisdictional Review
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Existing Information and Data Collection Systems
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Two Distinct Service Delivery Systems
Relationship Custody
Roy McMurtry Youth Centre
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Reintegration Supports
Implications for Recommendations
System Capacity
Two Distinct Service Delivery Systems
Relationship Custody
RMYC
Secure Isolation
Reintegration Supports
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Issues
Overrepresentation
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Introduction
Issues
Black Youth
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Introduction
The challenge
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Existing Outcomes Frameworks and Reported Indicators
Quality of Care, Continuity and Outcomes
Quality of Care
Safety
Program Coherence
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Staff Development
School Attendance, Vocational Training and Employment
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Outcomes
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Life Success Follow-Up Survey
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Appendices
Appendix 1: Vision for New Quality of Residential Care
Appendix 2: Concept Statement Template for Service Providers
Appendix 3: New Worker Training & Refreshers
Appendix 4: Supervisor Certification
Appendix 5: Residential Services Review Panel Consultations
Appendix 6: Bibliography
Blueprint for Fundamental Change to Ontario’s Child Welfare System
Review of the Child and Family Services Act - 2015
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Children First
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Enhanced Ontario Youth Action Plan program providers
Applying to the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities
Success Stories
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Introduction
Ontario at a Crossroads
Understanding the Roots
Concentrations of Roots
Addressing the Roots
Recommendations for the Premier
Perspectives on Implementation
Conclusion
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Introduction
How We Conducted our Review
The Immediate Risk Factors for Violence Involving Youth
The Roots of the Immediate Risk Factors
Violence in Ontario
Learning From Previous Reports
Where the Roots Are Most Prevalent
Highlights of Existing Approaches
Structural Reform
Accountability, Planning, Advice and Recommendations
Terms of Reference for the Review
List of Contributors
Synopses of Previous Reports
Program Inventory Template
OnLine Survey Questions
Discussion Guide Fall 2007
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Community Perspectives
Neighbourhood Insight Sessions
Rooted in Action
Report on Consultations with Urban Aboriginal Youth
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Youth Crime
A Comparative Analysis of Youth Justice Approaches
Racial Minority Perspectives on Violence
A Methodology to Identify Communities
Governance Models
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Biosocial Theory
Psychological Theories
Rational Choice And Routine Activities Theory
Social Disorganization Theory
Economic Deprivation
Strain Theories
Social Learning Theories
The Subculture of Violence
Social Learning, the Media and Violence
Perceptions of Injustice, Crime and Violence
Social Control and Self-Control Theories
Integrated Life Course Theories
Critical Perspectives on Violence
Conclusion
A Review of the Literature
Aggressive Policing Strategies
Community Policing Strategies
Deterrence Strategies
Early Childhood Development Strategies
School-Based Strategies
Employment Strategies
Mentoring Strategies
Sports-Based Strategies
Arts and Recreational Strategies
Community Development Strategies
Conclusion
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Support youth job experience
Help youth get extra support
Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities
Learn about government priorities for youth
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Message from the Minister
Message from the Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities
Welcome to Stepping Up
Who are Ontario's Young People?
Who is Involved in Supporting Young People?
Stepping Up: Framework Components
A Sustained Commitment
Health & Wellness
Strong, Supportive Friends and Families
Education, Training and Apprenticeships
Employment and Entrepreneurship
Diversity, Social Inclusion and Safety
Civic Engagement and Youth Leadership
Coordinated and Youth-Friendly Communities
A Sustained Commitment
A Sustained Commitment: Ontario's Profile of Youth Wellbeing
A Sustained Commitment: Cross-Cutting Actions
Moving Forward: Improving outcomes for Ontario's youth, together
Endnotes
Appendix
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Message from the Minister
Message from the Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities
Stepping Up: A Snapshot
Executive Summary
How You Can Step Up
Ontario's Profile of Youth Wellbeing
Health & Wellness
Strong, Supportive Friends and Families
Education, Training and Apprenticeships
Employment and Entrepreneurship
Diversity, Social Inclusion and Safety
Civic Engagement and Youth Leadership
Coordinated and Youth-Friendly Communities
Looking Ahead
Endnotes
Appendix
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Message from the Minister
Message from the Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities
Stepping Up: A Snapshot
Executive Summary
Ontario's Profile of Youth Wellbeing
Health & Wellness
Strong, Supportive Friends and Families
Education, Training and Apprenticeships
Employment and Entrepreneurship
Diversity, Social Inclusion and Safety
Civic Engagement and Youth Leadership
Coordinated and Youth-Friendly Communities
Looking Forward - Stepping Ahead
Endnotes
Appendix
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A message from the Youth Development Committee
Welcome!
About Stepping Stones
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Developmental maps
Early Adolescence (12–14 years)
Adolescence (13–19 years)
Early Adulthood (17–25 years)
Moving forward
Appendix A: Acknowledgements
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Youth Justice Outcomes Framework
Looking for a job or to volunteer in youth justice?
Four Measurable Outcomes
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Guidelines 2016
Acknowledgements
Purpose of the nutrition guidelines
Guiding principles
Food and beverage choice tables
Nutrition tips
Safe food handling, storage and preparation
Planning and shopping tips
Special diet considerations
Guidelines for accepting food donations
Sample menus
Additional resources
References
Footnotes