Inuit Child Welfare and Family Support

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Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization is concerned about the health and wellness of Inuit across Canada, and has identified children’s health as an important research priority. Too many Inuit children are involved in Canada’s child welfare system, and there is not enough support for families in distress to prevent the removal of children from their homes.

Inuit Child Welfare and Family Support: Policies, Programs and Strategies is meant to be a step in an ongoing project to address the social program needs and the current social service gaps for Inuit children. The report identifies the child welfare issues of concern to Inuit and highlights some of the initiatives underway, including programs and policies that address these issues in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and Indigenous communities internationally. Also available are four bibliographies: 1) Inuit-related documents, 2) Aboriginal-related documents, 3) International Indigenous documents, and 4) general documents.

The publications are available online at www.naho.ca/inuit/mental-wellness/children-and-social-services

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