Kids in care falling behind

Recently the Representative For Children And Youth and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer released the report “Growing Up in BC.” This report measures the outcomes of children and youth in BC in six areas: child health, child learning, child safety, family economic well-being, family, peer, and community connections, and child behavior.  This study reveals that many youth that are in care or who are aboriginal are falling behind in many ways. The Tyee also published a well written article about this topic.

At Covenant House Vancouver we work with many youth who have been “in care” which means that at some point in their life and/or their entire life, they have lived in foster homes, group homes or other government run programs. The findings in this study are not new to us as we witness our youth struggling to keep up on a daily basis.

Give this report a read and tell us what you think.

Recently the Representative For Children And Youth and the Office of the Provincial Health Officer released the report “Growing Up in BC.” This report measures the outcomes of children and youth in BC in six areas: child health, child learning, child safety, family economic well-being, family, peer, and community connections, and child behavior.  This study reveals that many youth that are in care or who are aboriginal are falling behind in many ways. The Tyee also published a well written article about this topic.

At Covenant House Vancouver we work with many youth who have been “in care” which means that at some point in their life and/or their entire life, they have lived in foster homes, group homes or other government run programs. The findings in this study are not new to us as we witness our youth struggling to keep up on a daily basis.

Give this report a read and tell us what you think.