Weekly Update Blog

In a fast-paced sector constantly changing, our members need regular information and updates on policy changes, government priorities, research, and program updates. That’s why our Executive Director posts a sector update each week for all of our members. Those posts appear here the following week.

Federation Research Bulletin: February 2020

This month’s research bulletin includes new articles and reports about foster and kinship care, the needs of young parents in care, public perceptions of child protection work, intimate partner violence, and the use of child welfare data systems. The well being of foster and kin carers: A comparative study Practitioner and foster carer perceptions of […]

An Important Leadership 2020 Update

In November, The Federation’s 13th cohort of Leadership 2020 graduates completed the program. They joined the ranks over 400 alumni from across BC who have participated since 2011. Around the same time, we started to plan The Federation’s initiatives and resource allocation for this upcoming year. As part of that work, The Federation staff team […]

A new year at The Federation: Changes & Opportunities

1. Our continuing mission… For many of us, the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect on where we’ve come from and where we want to go in the months ahead. Over the past twelve months, we experienced a number of significant changes at The Federation and, through a lot of hard […]

Federation Research Bulletin: January 2020

This month’s research bulletin includes new articles and reports about intimate partner violence and parenting, social workers’ competence around intimate partner violence, disclosures of child abuse, inter-generational involvement in child protective services, and an in-depth comparison of child welfare assessment tools. Keeping it together for the kids: New mothers’ descriptions of the impact of intimate […]

Federation Research Bulletin: November 2019

This month’s research bulletin includes new articles and reports about services and supports for children with neuro-diverse special needs, outcomes for children in care, young adults aging out of care, Facebook and social work practice, and child protection theories. SSCCY report Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs (2019) Children in care: Where do children […]

Working with MCFD

Like any long-term relationship, the one between The Federation and MCFD has had a series of ups and downs over the years. People, priorities, and policies have changed and then changed again. There have been some successes and there have been disappointments. But lately, there have been noticeably more successes than not. And there are […]

Training & Learning Opportunities

One thing we hear a lot from members is the need for local training opportunities—especially from those members that aren’t based in the south-west corner of the province. This is something we have been wanting to provide for a while and I am very excited to announce that the time has come. Workshops focused on […]

Federation Research Bulletin: October 2019

This month’s research bulletin includes new articles and reports about preventing child neglect and maltreatment, family preservation, foster parent training and supports, care proceedings, recurring interactions with the family justice system, parenting programs, and service delivery team leadership. Heed Neglect, Disrupt Child Maltreatment: a Call to Action for Researchers Foster parents’ needs, perceptions and satisfaction […]

Issues, Advocacy, and Election Resources

This week we are sharing info about a new section of The Federation website devoted to tracking the issues and advocacy efforts we’re working on and providing Federation members some poster resources to encourage voting in the upcoming federal election. 1. Issues and Advocacy Efforts This week we are launching a new page on our […]

Federation Research Bulletin: September 2019

This month’s research bulletin includes articles and reports about adoption, permanency, child protection case management, family preservation, women fleeing abuse, housing needs of women fleeing violence, and mobility and work spaces in child protection and social work. BC Adoption & Permanency Options Update (2019) Child protection cases, one size fits all? Cluster analyses of risk […]