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Community of Natuashish Service Enhancement Program Making Positive Impact

Child, Youth and Family Services
March 31, 2014

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Paul Davis, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services:

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today in this Honourable House to highlight our newly implemented fly-in, fly-out model CONSEP – the Community of Natuashish Service Enhancement Program.

Our government continues to make significant efforts to improve service delivery in Labrador, with a key focus on the community of Natuashish. It has been four months since the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services implemented the Community of Natuashish Service Enhancement Program. This new fly-in, fly-out approach is helping to provide more supports and greater consistency on the ground for the children, youth and families of Natuashish.

The Community of Natuashish Service Enhancement Program, which is in addition to permanent staff already located in the community, comprises two separate fly-in teams with each team having a clinical supervisor and two social workers. These teams travel to Natuashish on a two-week rotational basis, working 12-hour shifts each day.

Mr. Speaker, in February I had the opportunity to visit Natuashish for the first time. During this visit, I met with community leaders, elders and members of the Mushuau Innu First Nation, as well as the department’s staff working in the community. Each of these meetings provided a clear indication that, in a relatively short period of time, the newly implemented fly-in, fly-out model was already having a positive impact on the community.

It is essential that we build on the momentum of this new model, and through Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook, our government will do just that by investing an additional $200,000 for travel to continue the Community of Natuashish Service Enhancement Program.

By continuing to work with the Mushuau Innu First Nation and other partners such as the Department of Health and Community Services, and the Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority, we will be able to further strengthen clinical social work practice as well as enhance the quality of service delivery for children, youth and families in Natuashish.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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