Episode 4 | Season 1.5
One of the biggest questions we seek as advocates have to be, how do we create change? Determination, vision, and willpower are crucial when taking the first steps but the most important part is the outcome of our efforts. We spoke with professionals who have been a part of making monumental changes to the child welfare system through policy, service delivery, and constant advocacy to learn what is the most effective path to transformation.
Episode 3 | Season 1.5
In this episode, we want to evoke a powerful and enlightening conversation between a youth and their former caregiver. The intention behind this episode is to answer a lot of the questions youth and caregivers wonder about each other and give explanations to behaviour to help other foster parents understand how to better support the youth they care for with their mental health.
Episode 2 | Season 1.5
In this episode, we are here with first voice advocates and Child Welfare professionals to have an informative conversation around the gaps and barriers in mental health provision for youth in care during the covid-19 pandemic. Lisa Tomlinson is the director of service for Toronto CAS and Dimple is a nurse navigator with expertise in mental health. With them here today we hope to increase our own understanding of trauma and how our current system engages in our recovery or how it furthers our experiences of trauma from a clinical and operative perspective. By doing this we hope to identify some of the problems to begin to bring about solutions.
Episode 1 | Season 1.5
Featuring the OACAS mental health advisory, today’s episode examines the vital intersection between mental health, youth in care and barriers to care. Today, Project Outsiders turns a new leaf by extending our dialogue to peers, social workers and advocates alike! Please welcome Kiana, Aiden, Bianca, Samuel and Rose in our thoughtful exploration as we bridge the gaps between Youth In Care and the complex systems we rely on.