Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare & Health Canada, Manitoba: 29 pages.
This report provides an overview of a research project that began in 2003. The study was designed to evaluate factors that contribute to positive outcomes in kinship care placements in a Northern Cree community. This included an understanding of a First Nation’s child and family service agency’s policies, procedures, and practices regarding the provision of kinship services to children, youth, and their families, kinship caregivers, and the community. The study included an examination of operational or practice definitions of kinship care and the extent to which they reflect the intent of the legislation and are consistent with the reality of cultural practice. The study also included community members’ perspectives and experiences with meeting the needs of these children and youth.