Alberta child advocate to focus on aboriginal youth suicides: report – Edmonton Journal

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Alberta child advocate to focus on aboriginal youth suicides: report – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2015337 Views

December 1, 2015

Aboriginal youth who attempted or died by suicide are the focus of more than 60 per cent of upcoming investigations from Alberta child and youth advocate Del Graff.

Of the 13 investigative reviews the advocate’s office expects to release in the coming months, seven involve aboriginal youth who died by suicide and one examines the attempted suicide of an aboriginal girl, according to the 2014-15 annual report released by Graff’s office Tuesday.

“This is cause for serious concern,” his report states.

Graff said in an interview his office is “especially concerned” about the issue of youth suicide, particularly among aboriginal youth in the province.

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