Séance plénière d’ouverture : 9:00 – 10:15

Tanya Talaga

Toutes nos relations : trouver la voie à suivre

À partir de son livre à succès Seven Fallen Feathers, l’histoire de sept élèves autochtones du secondaire qui sont décédés mystérieusement à Thunder Bay, Tanya Talaga crée une expérience intime pour son public. Elle transmet des connaissances approfondies sur la culture et l’histoire Autochtones, tout en favorisant l’acquisition d’un pouvoir d’agir. Elle véhicule un message d’espoir selon lequel nous pouvons apprendre de notre passé et établir une nouvelle voie pour qui se fonde sur l’inclusivité et l’équité.

# 1 – Supporting foster families

10:45-12:15 1.1 Foster parent identity in the Quebec context of the Act regarding the representation of resources: Parent or professional?
Marie-Pierre Joly

The effects of fostering on the family
Kelley Gruber


The role of long-term mentoring in a family-like care setting
Kiran Modi

# 2 – Bringing about practice and policy changes
10:45-12:15 2.1

Legislating the conditions in which love can flourish – Children’s voice
Irwin Elman


Authentically engaging youth with foster care experience in practice and policy change
Amy Salazar


Empowering youth in advocacy – A youth led perspective
Susan Russell, Dylan Cohen, Ashley Crossen, Anita Shen

  2.4 We have knowledge too: Indigenous youth-in-care as knowledge holders for their own well-being
Lily Ieroniawakon Deer
# 3 – Reflecting on adoption and permanency
10:45-12:15 3.1

Reunifications in foster care in Finland – An urban legend?
Pia Lahtinen, Reetta Peltonen


Belonging in two families: Exploring simple adoption as a permanency option for children in long-term out-of-home care in Australia
Karleen Gribble, Stacy Blythe


Placing a child for adoption: What factors influence professionals in their decisions?
Geneviève Pagé

# 4 – Enhancing young people’s perspectives and relationships
10:45-12:15 4.1

Identity A’where’ness: Young people’s perceptions of the role of space in identity construction throughout their lives in foster care
Danielle Douglas


Raising Black youth in care: Examining their educational, familial and social relationships
Daniel Kikulwe


The magic of shared experience: Best practices and outcomes of youth peer support in child welfare
Lacy Kendrick Burk, Jammie Gardner, Tia Barnes

  4.4 Addressing the millennium scoop: A perspective from a former foster kid
Natasha Reimer
# 5 – Using data to inform practices and policies
10:45-12:15 5.1

Promoting foster caregivers’ understanding and use of the Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) data
Elisa Romano


Intersectional data analysis: The importance of it in aiding child welfare in understanding and addressing service disparities and disproportionality
Deborah Goodman, Christine Devine


Focusing in on localized disparities in socioeconomic disadvantages and child welfare placement: Three-dimensional spatial data analysis and structural equation modeling
Tonino Esposito

  5.4 Childonomics: Investing in child rights and alternative care
Jean Anne Kennedy, Maria Herczog
# 6 – Le maintien des liens parents-enfants durant un placement / Maintaining parent-child ties during placement


Évaluation d’une formation sur les visites supervisées: quels changements de pratique chez les intervenants de la protection de la jeunesse ? / Evaluation of a training on supervised visits: How do the practices of youth protection workers change?
Marie-Pierre Joly, Marie-Andrée Poirier



Comment favoriser la rencontre entre un enfant placé et son parent dans un dispositif de visite médiatisée ? / Facilitating mediated visits between children in care and their parent
Kim Stroumza, Anne-Françoise Pont, Marc Pittet



Mieux soutenir les enfants vivant des visites supervisées avec leur(s) parent(s) : discours des intervenants sur leur pratique d’accompagnement / Supporting children with supervised visits: Youth protection workers discuss their practices
Sarah Côté Auger, Marie-Andrée Poirier, Marie-Pierre Joly



Correspondances socionumériques : angle mort sur maintien des liens familiaux chez les jeunes placés / Online communications: A blind spot in maintaining family ties among youth in care
Sophie Hébert, Marie-Andrée Poirier, Isabelle Laguë
# 7 – Favoring whole-family approaches
15:30-17:00 7.1

Supporting the whole foster family and reinforcing sibling relations in Finland
Emilia Säles


A holistic approach to child protection
Yosr Kotb, Yasmine El Hagry, Noha Emam


Collaborating for change: Implementing an evidence informed fostering practice framework
Meagan Probert, Rob Ryan, Jamie Hodgson

  7.4 Siblings are for life
Caroline Brown
# 8 – Promoting cultural and community-based interventions
15:30-17:00 8.1

The current situation and the perspectives of foster care in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia
Maria Herczog


Child protection in Honduras: Understanding the context of how migration shapes the lived realities of youth in and from care
Kate Butler


Forensic child sexual abuse investigations. Thinking it through
Gerald Walsh

# 9 – Supporting foster care children and youth
15:30-17:00 9.1

Youth Research Academy: A model for meaningfully engaging youth in research
Maya Peled, Annie Smith, Stephanie Martin


Designing the future: Creating online resources with and for youth in state care
Marie Lovrod, Darlene Domshy, Stephanie Bustamante


Right supports, right time, real difference: Impact of 5 years of primary & secondary educational supports for youth in care
Chrystal Colquhoun, Wendy Chan

  9.4 Promoting successful outcomes for youth in care: The impact of scholarship and bursary supports
Violeta Dubov, Chrystal Colquhoun, Wendy Chan
# 10 – Les relations et l’attachement : des éléments clés d’un placement en milieu substitut / Relationships and attachment: Key elements of in-care placement environments


Favoriser la relation en situant la communication et la participation au centre du placement / Fostering relationships: Promoting communication and participation in placement
Martine Guénette, Patricia Ringuette



Observer et analyser les représentations d’attachement chez les postulants famille d’accueil : un nouvel outil pour soutenir les évaluateurs / Observing and analyzing attachment characteristics among foster caregiver applicants: A new tool for evaluators
Rosalie Caron, Marie-Pierre Joly



Et si on leur parlait d’amour ? Perceptions d’enfants placés sur leur sentiment d’être aimé / What if we talk to them about love? Perceptions of children in care on their sense of being loved
Carole Côté

12:15-13:30 1 Trauma inform substance abuse assessment & referral
Amanda Keller

Prevalence data on attachment disorders of out-of-home care children using the latest DSM-5 criteria
Maude Archambault


Attachment disorders and functional impairment in foster care children
Maude Archambault


Enhancing natural supports for youth in care; Indicators to strongly engage youth’s ‘people’
Amelia Larson, Karen Cepuran

  5 Xpress yourself : Improving care leaver wellbeing through identity and empowerment work
Carrie Harrop
  6 Children’s participation in kinship care assessments: A comparative examination between Scotland and Ontario
Alexandra Jundler
  7 Cultural connections: Cultural project and honouring our sacred children
Doreen Moellenbeck-Dushnitsky, Don Smoke
  8 Youth transitioning from care to independence and adulthood
Noha Emam Hassanin, Yosr Kotb, Amira Ghonim, Yasmine El Hagry
  9 Family treatment program – Ranch Ehrlo Society
Patti Petrucka, Bree Fiissel
  10 Alternative care for children around the globe: An overview of the alternative care and child protection situation in all countries
Florence Koenderink
  11 Mettre au travail les relations pour favoriser le lien parent-enfant
Laetitia Krummenacher
  12 Educational situation in foster care – A case study of Nepal
Santosh Dhungana
  13 Beyond institutions: Changing the culture of care in India and Sri Lanka
Myrna McNItt, Vasundhra Shrama
  14 The Canadian Child Welfare Information System
Farah Barakat
13:30-15:00 1 nêhiyaw kesi wahkotok: Cree relationship mapping – How we are related
Ralph Bodor, Kristina Kopp, Leona Makokis
  2 Programme Pingouin: Implementing trauma-informed care in residential child welfare settings
Denise Brend, Nicolas Fréchette, Frederick Martin, Véronique St-Pierre
  3 Skill-building workshop for working with and supporting LGBTQ+ youth in foster care
Amy Salazar, Sara Gutschmidt, Jacquelene Lopez
  4 Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre family group conferencing: Overview and practical application
Lisa Champagne, Jackie Anderson
  5 Inclusive foster care: Helping caregivers work with family, community and culture to grow connections for Indigenous children and youth
Carolyn Oliver
  6 Relationships matter: Examining the pathways to long-term supportive relationships for youth exiting care in Canada
Melanie Doucet
15:30-17:00 7 Whu Neeh Nee – Building a new Carrier Sekani child and family well being model
Mary Teegee, Warner Adam
  8 Life after advocacy, how do you maintain your own wellness
Audrey Thompson, Marie Christian

Simultaneous interpretation from French to English available

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