Mashkiwenmi-daa Noojimowin: Let’s Have Strong Minds for the Healing (First Nations Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2018)
Mashkiwenmi-daa Noojimowin: Let’s Have Strong Minds for the Healing is the first report of the First Nations Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2018 (FNOIS-2018).
The FNOIS-2018 is a study of child welfare investigations involving First Nations children which is embedded within a larger, cyclical provincial study: the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (OIS). The OIS-2018 is the sixth provincial study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of the children and families investigated by child protection services in Ontario.
The OIS-2018 tracked 7,590 child maltreatment-related investigations (7,115 investigations involving children less than one to 15 years old and 475 investigations involving 16- and 17-year olds) conducted in a representative sample of 18 child welfare agencies (15 Children’s Aid Societies and three Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies) across Ontario in the fall of 2018.