Child welfare and VAC
Nurturing families and permanent connections are critical to a child’s well-being. While most parents want to do what is best for their families, they cannot always do it alone. Child welfare social workers specialize in building upon the strengths within a family and their community to help provide a safe and loving environment for their children. However, in some instances, social workers must intervene to protect children from harm. – Any form of physical, emotional or mental injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment and exploitation, including sexual abuse, intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against an individual which may result in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation. This includes online violence, which involves use of online digital devices or services to engage in activities that result in physical, psychological, and emotional self-harm or cause harm to Children.