Residential Review and Redesign Project Resources:
Final Report - Executive Summary
Phase One - Findings Report
Phase One - Findings Report Summary
Powerpoint Presentation: Provides a summary of the project, statistical description of the current BC system, phase one findings and next steps, as presented to the working session participants.
Annotated Bibliography: Summarizes the key findings from 32 articles from the research literature pertaining to residential care, highlighting what appears to support or detract from positive outcomes and experiences. These articles were selected from a review of over 400 research articles and represents some of the best thinking, research and analysis that is available in the academic literature over the past 5 years. A 2 page summary of main themes is included at the end of the document.
Fact sheet - Achieving permanency: A key theme that emerged from phase one was the need to work more intentionally to achieve permanency sooner for children and youth that are in the residential care system. The findings from all sources are summarized, the dimensions of permanency are discussed and promising practices in other jurisdictions as well as BC are noted.
Fact sheet - Strengthening foster caregiving: As above, this fact sheet summarizes the findings from all sources and looks at recruitment, training, support and retention of foster caregivers.
Fact sheet - Delivering an array of accessible residential care services: As above, this fact sheet summarizes the findings from all sources and looks at what needs to be considered in developing an array of accessible services and supports in residential care. The primary focus is on staffed residential care (including treatment foster care) and tertiary care.
The results from the March 15-16 working sessions are summarized in the documents below:
Day One summary and Dotmocracy results: Highlights from day one discussions are provided. Participants used a 'dotmocracy' approach to narrow down the actions that they felt were most important to take, and these results informed the selection of small group topics for discussion for day two. The powerpoint that shared the main highlights is also available here.