October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Canada

Canada takes the protection of children very seriously. Each year thousands of children are subjected to abuse and neglect. All of us who work with families need to understand our duty to report and role in protecting children. This includes knowing how to identify different types and indicators of abuse, cultural considerations, and steps to report and document suspected abuse–as well as strategies to support staff, parents, and children after a report has been made. Take this opportunity to refresh your training and complete our webinar on Understanding Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report. This important webinar includes resources, helpful contact information, and links to legislation, as well as questions for reflection and/or discussion, and it’s available in both English and French.