During October, OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies collaborate with community partners to raise awareness about how to identify and help prevent child abuse. One of the campaign’s key goals is to educate communities about how calling a Children’s Aid Society is one of the most effective ways to prevent child abuse. As part of this year’s campaign OACAS and member CASs will be working with schools and other community partners to “GO PURPLE” on October 19.
Your call could be the most important in a child’s life. This video explains why.
A mother involved with Children’s Aid speaks about her experience.
A screener from Children’s Aid talks about her role in working with the public to keep children safe.
A teacher speaks about how a call to Children’s Aid can help a student and family who are going through a crisis.
Learn more about the different kinds of child abuse
- 7 Facts You Should Know About Sexual Abuse
- 7 Facts You Should Know About Exposure to Domestic Violence
- Q & A with OACAS’ CEO about neglect
- The Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect is the longest-running study to look at child abuse in our province
- Executive Director Alison Scott talks about the problem of family violence and how Family & Children Services of the Waterloo Region is addressing the issue
Our brochure provides the key facts you need to know about recognizing child abuse and how Children’s Aid helps children and struggling families.