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Jereme Brooks
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Youth Services Consultant and Mediator
Coast Fraser
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Office:
Ronin Consulting & Mediation Services
20566 Grade Crescent
Langley, BC
V3A 4J9

Cell: (778) 235-4907


Child Protection Roster Mediation Details
2009

My name is Jereme Brooks. I am a status member of the Okanagan First Nation and I am proud to be a Child Protection Mediator. The name my Grandfather gave me is Quee’em T’xun; this was his father’s name and it means "frosted tops of the mountains". Growing up, I was raised in a single parent household, by my mother, living right around the poverty line. During my youth, I was highly street involved in Vancouver and have experienced firsthand all that being a street kid entails. Today, I am a husband and father in a blended family, with six children.

Where I come from has given me a strong connection to the two cultures that I am a product of; first is my First Nations heritage and second is Street culture. Because of this I have a clear understanding of the challenges these groups face when dealing with mainstream society. From having walked in both of these worlds and now walking with the mainstream, I find that I am able to help bridge the gaps between these three communities.

Professionally, I have spent the last 18 years working in the Human Services Field working primarily with, and designing programs for, high risk youth and their families. My interest is in helping children and families move past the challenges they face so that they can work towards creating a brighter future for themselves and their communities. To this end, my work focuses on empowering people by equipping them with the tools, understanding and opportunities they require to move ahead in their lives; and with the hope that they will one day not require outside assistance.

During my years in the field I have been fortunate enough to work in both rural and urban settings and both on and off reserve throughout Canada. Because of this, I have worked with a wide variety of people in a diverse array of settings. The result is a broad frame of reference and the understanding that we must always connect with people wherever they are and in a way that shows respect.

As a mediator, my style is one that combines humour, empathy and a solution focused approach to help lighten and target the discussion. The purpose is always to get the parties really talking and listening to each other; and maintaining the focus on the child’s best interests. I have found this approach, more often than not, allows the parties to come together on the issues; with all parties believing they have a voice and they will be heard.

Conflict within Families
  • Abuse/Sexual Abuse
  • Managing Power Imbalances
  • Mental Health Issues
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Other
  • Aboriginal Child Welfare Issues
  • Aboriginal Communities
  • Child Custody/Guardianship/Access
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol/Addiction Issues
  • Financial Management Issues
  • Intra-family Conflicts
  • Parenting Plan Issues
  • Permanency Planning and Guardianship
  • Risk Assessment
  • Special Needs Children
  • Youth Issues

  • Aboriginal: Self-identified
  • Afro-American
  • First Nations
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • Same Sex/Gender