October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

October 1, 2019 – CALGARY, AB – Alberta Child Advocacy Centres’ speak up for our childrenOctober is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Child Advocacy Centres’ across Alberta are helping kids in their communities find their voice. Alberta is proud to have eight of the 27 Child Advocacy Centres’ in Canada, these centres’ are fully operational or in various stages of future development.

Child Advocacy Centres’ are a safe place where children and youth who have experienced abuse can go to tell their story and be supported throughout the entire disclosure, investigation, judicial and healing journey. By supporting children, youth and their non-offending caregivers we provide them with customized supports that best suit their needs and will allow them to heal at their own pace. Children are resilient; we see it every day as they show their courage and strength in telling their story.

By wearing blue to show your support we are sparking the conversation around child abuse and creating a community where children are believed and feel safe in telling their story.

It is everyone’s legal and moral duty to report child abuse and we all need to equip ourselves with the tools to recognize abuse and speak up for our children. Studies suggest that child abuse is still highly underreported to authorities.

On October 24, 2019 wear blue in support of the children within our communities who need us to be their voice and help build safer and stronger communities.

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Founded in 2013. The Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre (CCAC) is a non-profit organization that, together with our partners, is taking a leadership role to advance the way our country understands and addresses child abuse. We work with our partner organizations to provide wrap-around services to assess, investigate, intervene, and support survivors of child abuse while bringing offenders to justice. Our team focuses on the most complex, severe, and urgent 15% of cases. This helps ease the workload for front-line service providers who support the other 85% of child intervention cases in Calgary and the surrounding communities. For more information, please visit our website.

Learn more about the Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre on social media:

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Media Contacts

 Allison Colpitts                                                 

Communications Specialist

Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre

403.465.4390

acolpitts@calgarycac.ca