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Indigenous approach helped Winnipeg mom keep kids out of CFS – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 11, 2015464 Views

‘The one thing I always wanted as a child was for my family to be together,’ says Angeline Spence

Nov 10, 2015

When Angeline Spence got pregnant at 17, she knew she didn’t want her baby to follow in her footsteps.

At the age of eight, Spence was made a permanent ward of Child and Family Services. In the next nine years, she lived in at least 10 different homes.

“One of my main goals was for my child not to repeat that cycle,” she said.

Her social worker referred Spence to the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre’s residential program for teen parents. That’s where workers set up a Family Group Conference (FGC).

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