This is a podcast by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union outlining the state of child welfare in the province. No mention of ACEs but lots of evidence of ACEs and trauma presence. We have acute issues to address which occupy people's attention leaving little energy to address prevention. — E Perry
This week, we sit down with NSGEU President Jason MacLean and Alec Stratford, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia College of Social Work, to discuss an important new campaign aimed to support child welfare services in Nova Scotia.
As a result of recent changes to the Nova Scotia Children and Family Services Act, child protection workers' scope of practice has been increased, but no additional resources have been allocated to support an already overburdened system. We discuss what needs to happen, and what Nova Scotians can do to help!