The Child and Youth Advocacy Support Group
The Child and Youth Advocacy Support Group provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach in a safe, comfortable environment to address the needs of children, youth and their families.
The Alisa’s Wish CYAC Caregiver Support Group is a six-week psycho-educational series for caregivers/parents of child or youth clients of the Centre who are supporting their children through a traumatic experience. Abuse affects the whole family. This group provides some information and a safe setting to share and find support.
For more information about upcoming group times, call the Centre at 604-466-3922.
• Impact of Trauma & Loss
• Safety Planning
• Supporting Your Child
• Strengthening Parenting Skills
• Introduction to the Court Process
• Strengthening Parenting Coping Skills After Trauma
• Self Care and Mindfulness
• Creating a Circle of Support
• Resiliency Skill Development
• Protective Factors: Safeguarding Your Children
For more information at about the BC Network of Child and Youth Advocacy Centres check out their website https://www.bccyac.ca/
If you require immediate help please call the Central Screening Team at 604-660-4927 or 1-800-663-9122 (24 hrs a day 7 days a week)
If you wish to report an offence please contact:
The Ridge Meadows RCMP
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection
A national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children who aim to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children, and prevent child victimization through a number of programs, services, and resources for Canadian families, educators, child-serving organizations, law enforcement, and other parties.
Responding to Child Welfare Concerns
Your Role in knowing when and what to report
Definitions of child abuse & neglect | When & what to report | Warning signs | What to do if a child tells you about abuse – or if you suspect abuse | What to expect when you make a report & what happens next.
Stop It Now!
Tip sheets: Four Rs of prevention | Safety planning |Warning signs | Specific information for parents of children with disabilities | Concerning behaviours
BC Handbook for Action on Child Abuse and Neglect
Summary of key principles, laws & policies dealing with the abuse and neglect of children in British Columbia