“What doesn’t kill you may make you weaker”

“What doesn’t kill you may make you weaker”

EACH YEAR, MENTAL ILLNESS IS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY   “What doesn’t kill you may make you weaker” Mental illness Adult Black Community   Have you ever wondered about the challenges faced by those in the Black community in the assessment and diagnosis of...
Increased Gun Crimes/ Murders by Youth: Three Views

Increased Gun Crimes/ Murders by Youth: Three Views

This is a time in history when we have opportunities to make concrete changes for a better world for our young persons. All of us need to reframe our narrative, stop the ‘blame game’ and act. 1. Parents: remember that you do not have all the skills to...
Increased Gun Crimes/ Murders by Youth: Three Views

Do you see yourself or a family member in this story?

Would you attend a discussion group or workshop to learn appropriate responses? A Mother’s Story My name is Martha and my only son Harry is 16 years old. I am so proud of his accomplishments in school, sports and community volunteer work. For the past four weeks, he...
Ray of Hope

Ray of Hope

Dedicated to my brother Roy Norma Nicholson, with Cheryl Antao-Xavier   Ten years old and my hunger burned For food and love denied. A small glass of watery powder milk And two ounces of cheese Nourishment received not at home But in school.   Food withheld...
Minority Children in the CAS

Minority Children in the CAS

Did you read the reports in the Toronto Star during mid December 2014? There are far more minority children in the care of the CAS than any other group. Now why is this happening… a great GAP exists due to divers cultural factors. Many of these have already been...