Advocacy at the Ranch Ehrlo Society is a continuous process and is seen in every aspect of our work. Advocacy comes from a genuine passion and commitment to obtain the highest achievable standard of living for all children and their families so they are seen as worthy and respected members of our communities.
Every employee is a voice for the disadvantaged child and their family. We treat each individual uniquely, with respect, dignity, and compassion, and without prejudice or discrimination. Each young person deserves a nurturing and safe environment in which to live, with mutually respectful relationships.
From admission to aftercare, the Ranch maintains its client-centred focus. We constantly advocate to have youth integrated into school, clubs, recreational activities, work and to make sure that they are treated in a fair and therapeutic manner.
This philosophy is the driving force behind all of the Ranch’s treatment, educational and support
Clinical personnel advocates
Clinical personnel play a key role in advocating for the youth ensuring that their overall treatment and developmental needs are considered and that there is minimal disruption to the treatment process.
Quality transition and discharge planning is also critical for youth in our care. Clinical personnel, in collaboration with referring agencies, ensure that upon discharge the young person has access to health and mental health services, educational placements, recreational opportunities and other resources to ensure a successful. Ranch personnel do not stop contact with a resident simply because they have discharged from the program.
Every effort is put forth to promote the integrity of the family unit and, if appropriate, try to reunite the family. We advocate for the families’ involvement in the treatment of their children through family contact and visits, family camps, family workshops, agency-wide celebrations, family counselling services, the family reunification program and the family preservation program.
The Ranch’s distinctive philosophy is one that requires continual public education and support. With vast media attention of violent youth crime, there is often a public outcry for stricter punishments for youth. As such, employees of Ranch Ehrlo highlight the therapeutic value of young people in treatment and inform the community about the development of new programs and the expansion of Ranch services.
The Ranch Ehrlo Society is a sustaining member of the Child Welfare League of Canada, and is accredited through the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. This standard helps to ensure a high quality of service. Our staff also sits on various local, provincial, national and international committees dedicated to the well-being of children and families. Collaboration regularly occurs through the sharing of knowledge with other agencies,including Firt Nations bands, and tribal councils. Some of these include:
- Adoption Council of Canada
- Alliance for Children and Families
- Autism Resource Center
- Child Welfare League of Canada
- City of Prince Albert
- City of Regina
- Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.
- Keeping Our Community Safe
- First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Social Services
- National Council of Welfare Provincial Group Home Standards Committee
- Psychological Society of Saskatchewan
- Regina Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Committee
- Regina Adolescent Sexual Offender Regional Steering Committee
- Regina Alterative Measures Program
- Regina Anti-Poverty Network
- Regina Daycare Directors Inc.
- Regina Homelessness Committee
- Regina Inner City Community Partnership
- Regina Literacy Association
- Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan
- Rotary Club of Regina
- Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers
- Saskatchewan Council for Exceptional Children
- Saskatchewan College of Psychologists
- Saskatchewan Cultural Program Roundtable
- Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association
- Saskatchewan Early Childhood Directors Association
- Saskatchewan Educational Psychologists Association
- Saskatchewan Housing Corporation
- Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
- Saskatchewan Learning Disabilities Association
- Saskatchewan Middle Years Association
- Saskatchewan Recreation Society Committee
- Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program
- Saskatchewan Youth Olympic Academy Committee
- Special Olympics Saskatchewan
- South Saskatchewan Psychological Consortium
- University of Regina
- University of Saskatchewan