If you suspect abuse:
If you think or suspect a child or youth (anyone 18 or under) is being, is at risk of being, or has been abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concerns to a child protection worker at :
If the child or youth is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local police department.
Parenting Tips- What is positive discipline? outlines the difference between positive and negative discipline and the 8 key features of positive discipline
Emotional Abuse Is Far Worse Than You Think shares why emotional or psychological maltreatment may have consequences that are as bad, if not worse than physical or sexual abuse.
I Not OK- Teen suicide prevention and awareness discusses some of the potential causes and symptoms of depression and what to do if one believes that a youth may be having suicidal thoughts
Helpline for Children: 310-1234
Ministry for Children: 1-800-663-9122
Parenting & Discipline : How to Discipline Your Child Without Yelling or Spanking provides tips for using non-physical discipline.
National Child Trauma Stress Network (USA)- Resources and information for supporting your child with trauma
Open Mind BC- Help and information for mental health
The Door That’s Not Locked- Run by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, The Door That’s Not Locked website provides information for parents, caregivers, and professionals for Online safety, including age appropriate resources
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection- The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a registered charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children
Also known as the Mary Manning Centre
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