Each year there are more than
cases of reported child abuse and neglect in Canada. Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child.
According to the: Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, 2013
For a child to disclose a story of abuse takes more courage than many of us can ever imagine. That disclosure is just the beginning of a long and complicated journey to recovery and ultimately wellness.
The traditional path of treatment
Simply does not support the needs of these vulnerable children in a meaningful or productive way.
Changing the Landscape.
What is a Child Advocacy Centre?
A response where the needs of the child are at the center of everything
In the context of a child's life, the best argument for a child advocacy centre is simply that it clears the path for a child victim to leave his victimization behind and have the hope to start again.