Adolescent mothers in the care of CPS are much more likely to have their child taken into CPS care. By separating a quarter of young mothers from their infant within the first week of life, and almost half before the child turns 2, the cycle continues. For adolescents in CPS care who give birth, more and better services are required to support these mothers and to keep mothers and children together wherever possible.
A quick review of the study doesn’t reveal a direct link to Indigenous girls, but
She pointed to the province of Manitoba, where 10,000 of the 11,000 children in care are indigenous.
The number of children in care in Manitoba is among the highest per-capita compared with other provinces. It has nearly doubled in the last decade to 11,000. Nearly 90 per cent are Indigenous.
In neighbouring Saskatchewan, with roughly the same population, the number is roughly 4,000, Fielding said.
Yes, so sad