Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars.
We don't want to think about it. We don't want to talk about it. But, far too long, that's been the problem. We are making the lives for these horrible people that much easier.
Crisis Line: 800-267-9445 / TTY: 613-546-4461
Kingston Interval House is an emergency shelter and second stage housing facility for women, children and youth experiencing violence.
Victim Support Line: 888-579-2888
Ontario Network of Victim Service Providers will promote awareness and raise the profile of Victim Service agencies across the province of Ontario.
Addition & Mental Health Services - Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington provides support and services to over 4,000 people in our community with mental health and/or addiction concerns.
Domestic abuse does not always involve physical violence. Abuse can include other forms of mistreatment and cruelty such as constant threatening, psychological/emotional, financial/material, spiritual and verbal abuse.
While the internet and advances in technology over the past few decades have allowed us to create many amazing things, they have also introduced a new threat and dimension to crimes against children.
(Ashton Kutcher Foundation)
One in six endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims. 86% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing.
Providing the public with information and other resources, as well as support and referral services, to help Canadians keep themselves and their families safe while using the internet. Receiving and processing tips from the public about potentially illegal material, as well as activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children, and referring any relevant leads to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency.
Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection's national safety education program. The program engages students with interactive activities to help build skills that increase their personal safety and reduce their risk of victimization online and in the real world.
"Cyberbullying involves the use of information and communications technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, which is intended to harm others" - Bill Belsey