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Children’s Advocate releases Phase Two report on multi-year suicide research study

SPECIAL REPORT – The Changing Face of Youth Suicide in Manitoba and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase Two

May 26, 2016 – The majority of children and youth involved with child welfare in Manitoba are exhibiting known risk factors for suicide, according to a new report released today by Darlene MacDonald, Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate. However, it is important to look more deeply at what their behaviours reveal in order to better protect them from harm.

“Children and youth come to the attention of child welfare for many different reasons,” explained MacDonald, “and what we are seeing is that youth who are at highest risk for suicide are experiencing known risk factors for suicide more frequently, with more intensity, and for longer durations than their peers who are not dying.”

For the press release, please follow this link.

To access the full Phase Two report (20 pages), please follow this link. 

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