Join us in a conversation with Jereme Brooks who is a Child Protection Mediator and also works with, and designs programs for, high risk youth and families. In addition to his sense of humour, he brings strong connections to the two cultures he is a product of (Okanagan First Nation and Street) to his mediation practice.
Join Jereme in this webinar/video conference to explore these questions:
- What are the more common groups in Canada that fall under High Risk and Hard to Serve Populations?
- What are some characteristics of these groups?
- Do you need to be High Risk to be Hard to Serve and vice versa?
- Identifying some of the more common roadblocks to service put up by clients and service providers
- Simple practice philosophies to assist in increasing our capacity to work with these groups
To enhance access to collaborative dispute resolution services, thereby contributing to the culture change in the Family Justice Field by providing quality mediation services for families and couples, to resolve their differences and to promote their peaceful restructuring with a First Nations cultural approach…
Everyone welcome to participate:
About the Presenter:
Jereme Brooks, is a status member of the Okanagan First Nation who is a Child Protection Mediator. The name his Grandfather gave him is Quee’em T’xun; this was his father’s name and it means “frosted tops of the mountains”. Growing up, he was raised in a single parent household, by his mother, living right around the poverty line. During his youth, he was highly street involved in Vancouver and have experienced firsthand all that being a street kid entails. Today, he is a husband and father in a blended family, with six children.
Where he comes from has given him a strong connection to the two cultures that he is a product of; first is his First Nations heritage and second is Street culture. Because of this he has a clear understanding of the challenges these groups face when dealing with mainstream society. From having walked in both of these worlds and now walking with the mainstream, he finds that he is able to help bridge the gaps between these three communities.
Conflict within Families
- Abuse/Sexual Abuse
- Managing Power Imbalances
- Mental Health Issues
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
- Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
- Aboriginal Child Welfare Issues
- Aboriginal Communities
- Child Custody/Guardianship/Access
- Domestic Violence
- Drug and Alcohol/Addiction Issues
- Financial Management Issues
- Intra-family Conflicts
- Parenting Plan Issues
- Permanency Planning and Guardianship
- Risk Assessment
- Special Needs Children
- Youth Issues
- Aboriginal: Self-identified
- First Nations
- First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
- Same Sex/Gender