Child Sexual Abuse in Amateur Sport

An open letter to parents about sexual abuse in sport. Karyn Kennedy responds to the CBC’s Investigative Report on child sexual abuse in amateur sport. As a trained therapist and professional who has worked in the field of child abuse and trauma for over 35...

Forensic Interviewing

The goal of the forensic interview is to use techniques to gather accurate and extensive memory recall about abuse while limiting the impact of trauma on the child or youth. Forensic interviews are the cornerstone of a child abuse investigation. Many evidence-based...

A “Virtual” CYAC – Yukon model

Although Project Lynx does not have a centre or a single dedicated child friendly space, we do have an established Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and refer to our project as a “virtual” CYAC. We have many of the best practice standards in place including enhanced child...

Courthouse Facility Dogs

The use of courthouse facility dogs is an increasingly popular aid in providing support for children and youth involved in the justice process. The dogs help provide reassurance and have a calming affect on young victims and witnesses during their court testimony, in...

Best Practice Guidelines for Canada

Over the past several years, there has been extensive work done by the National Network of Child Advocacy Centres/Child & Youth Advocacy Centres with the Department of Justice Canada to develop Best Practice Guidelines. In order to complete this work, Boost Child...