A School’s Role in Keeping our Kids Safe

This video, developed by the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC), is aimed at education professionals in recognizing, responding to and reporting child abuse. Other CAC/CYACs are welcome to use the video in their own communities. SKCAC is willing to change local phone numbers at the end of the video in order to meet the needs of other communities.

Recognizing and Reporting when Students Need Help
A School’s Role in Keeping our Kids Safe

Reporting suspected child abuse can be very stressful. Knowing what signs to look for, how to ask questions if needed and what to expect when you report can help make this difficult situation more manageable. Prolonged exposure to traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, can negatively impact the developing brain. Recognizing and reporting a student’s need for help are the first steps on their journey to safety, hope and healing. This video, conversation guide and suspect abuse card were collaboratively developed to build the confidence of all school staff to know what to do when child abuse is suspected.

For further information, please contact:

Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, BC


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