The FFARIQ takes the floor in the public area in order to make the issues and challenges facing foster families well known. In all transparency, we allow people to better understand the role of the FA.
A woman from the Mauricie region had to give up her dream of becoming a foster family.
After multiple requests, Valérie Mongrain was unable to obtain the support and services needed to properly care for the child entrusted to her. A situation that leaves her with a feeling of failure, despite the fact that she has tried everything to get help.
Watch the report: https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2022/11/02/dpj-faute-d...
In the context of the increase in reports and the lack of workers at the DYP, radio hosts Caroline St-Hilaire and Varda Étienne wanted to talk to our president Geneviève Rioux about the situation of foster families.
They talked about recognition, accompaniment and support leading to the increasing disengagement of foster families. Once again, the FFARIQ president was able to demonstrate that it is urgent to give foster families resources to help them help foster children, while reminding them how wonderful it is to be a foster family.
The empathy of the two presenters, especially Varda Étienne whose mother has been a foster parent for 40 years, led to a very interesting interview that you can listen to by clicking this link:
According to the Mauricie DPJ, an upsurge in requests due to COVID and a lack of foster families and places in youth centers forces them to place toddlers and young babies in group homes with changing educators. every 8 hours. These children need the arms of mothers, comfort and affection. We are of the opinion that the pandemic has a very broad back since the FFARIQ has long offered solutions to help recruit and retain FFs.
At the same time, we learned from TVA that a family was refused accreditation because the DPJ did not come to assess the environment (TVA Nouvelles : Correct for an accredited daycare, but not for the DPJ). Nonsense!
Many media across Canada have published our position on this subject, here are some publications:
ICI Radio-Canada Télé Trois-Rivières, 6:03 p.m. (from the 3rd minute)
Téléjournal 22 heures, ICI Radio-Canada (from the 16th minute 21 seconds)
ICI Radio-Canada Nouvelles : Children of the DPJ in an outdoor center for lack of families
98.5 FM : Bernard Drainville.
106.9 Mauricie : Midi plus with Robert Pilotte
ICI Radio-Canada Première, mention à 18 h 06 : L’heure du monde
Laurent Commission: more teeth to put an end to the failures of the DPJ, 24 heures Montréal (link: https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/11/30/la-commission-laurent-demande-a-quebec- to-name-a-guardian-angel-and-guard-dog-to-the-dpj)
Preliminary report Laurent commission: the government called to act, ICI Radio-Canada International (link: https://www.rcinet.ca/fr/2020/12/01/rapport-prelim... -Act/)
Although the FFARIQ continues to believe in the relevance and rigor of the work carried out by the Laurent commission, she was disappointed with the postponement of the tabling of the long-awaited report. From these findings can undertake actions for the well-being of children and FF.
Youth protection: the submission of the laurent report postponed by five
"Colossal analytical work": the Laurent commission says it needs five more months
DPJ: The Laurent commission says it needs five more months
DPJ: The Laurent commission submit its report five months later than expected
FFARIQ press release
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, with strict isolation measures being taken to protect people's health, the DPJ has not yet take any action regarding contact between children and their biological families. The FFARIQ denounced the situation.
Contacts between the children and their biological families: the DPJ cricticized
The forgotten foster families?
Children of the DPJ: the foster families says in danger
COVID-19 - the foster families worry (sic) about their health and that of their children
La FFARIQ denouces the paradox in the management of the current pandemic
TV report on the 6 p.m newcast
What do we do with the young people in DPJ on coronavirus times, we talk about it with Geneviève Rioux, President of the Fédération des familles d’accueil et ressources intermédiaires du Québec (FFARIQ)