March 26, 2021 – Government of PEI: Devon McGregor is one of the more consistent adults in the life of some of our Island youth. As a member of Prince Edward Island’s Child and Family Services Child in Care Team, Devon serves youth in foster homes, group homes or those about to age out of the system in a variety of ways.
Her work can include teaching life skills to connecting youth with mental health services and taking them to appointments.
“Sometimes it feels like you’re a mom, teacher, friend and lawyer,” she said, noting she’s worked with some kids for as long as 10 years. “The most important thing I try to teach them is to love themselves – to be brave enough to ask for help, because they are worth it.”
PEI’s full pandemic lockdown was shorter than in many provinces, but the early months were no less fraught than the rest of Canada. Helping youth manage isolation became a big part of Devon’s role.
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