Youth Speak Out Podcast

Youth Speak Out Podcast

These are two podcasts that were done with members of our Youth Speak Out Team in collaboration with the First Nations University (Youth Voices Today). The purpose of the podcasts is to profile the importance of youth mental health and well-being during these...
We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

ASCS is hiring! Applications close Aug 16 at Noon. Please share with your networks 🙌 The Family Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for co-facilitating the Domestic Adoption Orientation Program; the research, development and delivery of programming...
Give a hand to writing: Doing a journal is engaging

Give a hand to writing: Doing a journal is engaging

In 2017, at the age of 37, I began the process of trying to get pregnant through IUI with donor sperm. Though my fertility was given a good prognosis, I had three unsuccessful attempts. It’s common to have to try up to six times, or more, before obtaining a successful...
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Mastery & Control

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Mastery & Control

All of the unidentified, un-named, unacknowledged and un-grieved losses can create intense feelings of powerlessness and loss of control. Mastery over one’s life circumstances has been lost at some point by all members of the constellation. Everyone lost some power...
7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Intimacy

7 Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency: Intimacy

Intimacy requires an individual to know who they are and what they need in relationships and believe that they have value. Individuals’ most primary motivation is the drive to belong and learn how to get their emotional needs met through human connections. Intimate...
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