Difficult to talk about. Ugly to think about. Impossible to imagine.
But it is happening. It happens everyday.
And it's happening here, in our community.
Any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care (neglect) that causes injury or emotional damage to a child or youth.
We need to do better
The impacts of child abuse are devastating and long lasting. These impacts lie at the root of so many issues impacting our community every day. Mental Health, Addiction, Homelessness, when you peel back the layers, when you dig deep enough, so often, there it is... Child Abuse.
Every community has a responsibility to give the gift of a Child Advocacy Centre to the vulnerable children of their community.
Barb Spencer, Former CEO
Zebra Child Protection Centre