Residential Design Project Resources
Project Backgrounder: Provides a background on the project’s development, an overview of residential services in BC, a list of advisory committee members, and information about the project team.
Annotated Bibliography: Summarizes the key findings from 32 articles from the research literature pertaining to residential care highlighting what appears to support or detract from positive outcomes and experiences. These articles were selected from a review of over 400 research articles and represent some of the best thinking, research, and analysis that is available in the academic literature over the past 5 years. A 2-page summary of main themes is included at the end of the document.
Fact Sheet – Achieving Permanency
A key theme that emerged from phase one was the need to work more intentionally to achieve permanency sooner for children and youth that are in the residential care system. The findings from all sources are summarized, the dimensions of permanency are discussed, and promising practices in other jurisdictions (as well as BC) are noted.
Fact Sheet – Strengthening Foster Caregiving
As above, this fact sheet summarizes the findings from all sources and looks at recruitment, training, support and retention of foster caregivers.
Fact Sheet – Delivering an Array of Accessible Residential Care Services
As above, this fact sheet summarizes the findings from all sources and looks at what needs to be considered in developing an array of accessible services and supports in residential care. The primary focus is on staffed residential care (including treatment foster care) and tertiary care.