Education

education

ACTIVITIES:

Weekly meetings
We meet weekly at sharing and learning circles. the topics and guests vary based on the community need. We welcome all parents in the R2W and beyond as well as community helpers to build system literacy and share resources. We also eat together. Our meetings are confidential and no photos of families will be taken or shared without consent.

Online resources
We use our online resources and social media pages to educate the public about our activities and ideas (see AMA)

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Wordpress

RESOURCES:

CFS Jeopardy
An interactive and educational activity that builds system literacy based on the fun TV show Jeopardy with Alex Trebek. With headings such as Manitoba Statistics, International Law and History of Fearless R2W, this game will make difficult information accessible to both parents and community helpers

Fearless boxes
Placed in local community spaces where parents  gather, these boxes serve 2 main purposes a) gather anonymous questions for AMA/Learning Circles, b) Lets parents know where and when we meet
LOCATIONS TBD

Zine

Presentations

Hoops game

AMA

COMMUNITY RECOMMENDATIONS:

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1.)  Increase access to safe social opportunities (alone, with kids and family, with friends, government support).Create a Mentorship/Sponsor program for community members; Increase parent access to safe helpers
2.)  Support where you can community involved in a temporary drop off point for parents(including government support)
3.)  Attend necessary training programs or education programs to get kids back;Advocacy training for parents, Help parents understand legislation; Continue attending Fearless R2W meetings
4.)  Take steps to improve your own (parents) communication skills. Learn how to communicate and use Strength based approaches; LEARN How to ask constructive questions;Learn how to ask for help
5.)  Build your own system literacy; Familiarize parents with RISK ASSESSMENTS that are done when workers come in to investigate
6.) Learn to be good tenants – communicate with landlords etc
7.)  Research other jurisdictions and their best practices when it comes to CFS Advocacy/improvements
8.)  Connect with all child welfare groups in the area; Invite other CFS Advocacy groups to participate and share their solutions; Invite the Office of the Children’s Advocate to come and present to our group
9.)  SHARE: Success stories of families that have broken the cycle of CFS, or families that have been able to avoid having CFS Apprehensions in their kids
10.)  Develop Parent Networking Supports: Help parents who are new to the community demonstrate positive and supportive relationships and help people network to gain access to additional supports