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What is a
Child Advocacy Centre?

Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) are child-focused centres that provide a trauma-informed, coordinated approach to investigation, intervention, treatment & prosecution in child abuse cases.

CACs minimize the impact of child abuse on the victim & the family by:

  • Reducing the number of times the child/youth victim has to repeat their experience of abuse
  • Providing a faster & more streamlined investigation process
  • Increasing timely access to support & therapeutic resources for child/youth victims & their families
  • Providing long-term support & follow-up for the child/youth and their family

CACs provide a leading practice in joint investigation intended to serve the developmental & emotional needs of young victims through the dovetailing of investigation & criminal justice while providing follow-up mental health needs.

The Statistics

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of alleged perpetrators are known to their child victims.

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of sexual abuse cases involved girls & 31% involved boys.

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of physical abuse cases involved boys & 40% involved girls.

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of physical abuse cases resulted from inappropriate punishment.

Our History

Video Credits: Niagara Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Brett Flynn, Jon Ohlman Video Producer, and his team the Ontario Police Video Training Alliance.

Upcoming Events

july 2021

01junAll Day31augFeaturedKids Golfing for Kids 2021(All Day) Beechwood Golf & Social House, 4680 Thorold Townline Rd

september 2021

12sep10:00 am6:00 pmFeaturedAmazing Race Niagara 202110:00 am - 6:00 pm Polinia Park, 765 York Rd

october 2021

octFeaturedVirtual Spotlight Gala 2021Month Long Event (october)

What's Happening @KFCACN

A resistance to change is common in young children, especially in our quickly changing world.⠀ ⠀ Here are a few things you can do as a parent to help your child adapt to change:⠀ ⠀ 1️⃣ Prepare your child for situations by sharing with them exactly what to expect.⠀ 2️⃣ Don't avoid situations that make your child uncomfortable. Instead, gradually introduce changes into their day, starting with small changes and building to more significant ones.⠀ 3️⃣ Teach your child some coping skills to manage their frustration and anxiety. Try deep breathing or going to a “calm down” space.⠀ 4️⃣ Remember that these tendencies are associated with other strengths, like the ability to pay attention to minor details and to focus on one topic for an extended period of time.⠀ ⠀ The information above was adapted from @psych_today. Visit their website for more information. ...

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It's time for the Amazing Race Niagara's MEET THE TEAMS! We are excited to announce team... Ghostbusters 2.0! 👻 Good luck Racers! We'll see you September 12, 2021 at the starting line! #BeAHero #ARN2021 ...

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Good luck to all the #NDJGT Youth Golfers today as they play at Battlefield Course at Legends On The Niagara! Battlefield is a truly unique course that challenges every level of golfer. To keep up with scores & latest news follow their website at ndjga.com/ #KGK2021 #YouthGolfing ...

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It's time for the Amazing Race Niagara's MEET THE TEAMS! We are excited to announce team... MARIO ALLSTARS! Good luck Racers! We'll see you September 12, 2021 at the starting line! #BeAHero #ARN2021 ...

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A special thank you to Niagara Trailers Ltd. for supporting our 12th Annual Kids Golfing for Kids fundraiser as a Scoreboard Sponsor! #KGK2017 ...

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It's time for the Amazing Race Niagara's MEET THE TEAMS! We are excited to announce team... Hammer Heads! Dun dun, dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun dun. Good luck Racers! We'll see you September 12, 2021 at the starting line! #BeAHero #ARN2021 ...

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Good luck to all the #NDJGT Youth Golfers today as they play at Willodell Golf Club! Willodell provides one of the best and most challenging finishes in Niagara. To keep up with scores & latest news follow their website at: ndjga.com #KGK2021 #YouthGolfing ...

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A special thank you to @dsbniagara for supporting our 8th Annual Kids Golfing for Kids fundraiser as a Scoreboard & Youth Golfer Sponsor for the fifth consecutive year! #KGK2017 ...

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Good luck to all the #NDJGT Youth Golfers today as they play at Grand Niagara Golf Club. The course at Grand Niagara captivates and challenges players at all levels, this course beckons you to experience golf as you’ve never experienced it before! To keep up with scores and latest news follow their website at ndjga.com #KGK2021 #YouthGolfing ...

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Thank you to Court Holdings Ltd. for continuing to support our 12th Annual Kids Golfing for Kids fundraiser as a $1000 Birdie Sponsor! We are so appreciative of the ongoing support! #KGK2021 ...

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Good luck to all the #NDJGT Youth Golfers today as they play at Rolling Meadows Golf & Country Club. Rolling Meadows Golf Course will appeal to all levels of golfer from beginner to expert! To keep up with scores and latest news follow their website at: ndjga.com #KGK2021 #YouthGolfing ...

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Today, we wanted to spread some gratitiude for one of our core partners, PECAN (Partners to End Child Abuse Niagara).⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ PECAN is a group of Niagara non for profit agencies that make searching for the help you need easier on the web. Their website provides the community with a convenient hub to reduce the time spent searching for help and connects you with the right program or agency.⠀ ⠀ Learn more about the incredible work that they are doing in Niagara by visiting @pecanniagara. ...

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Good luck to all the #NDJGT Youth Golfers today as they play at @sawmillgolf , known as Niagara’s Golfing Sanctuary and welcomes you to experience the challenge and beauty of this picturesque course. To keep up with scores and latest news follow their website at: ndjga.com/ #KGK2021 #YouthGolfing ...

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Your safety is our priority! 🚨⠀ ⠀ Our website has been designed with keeping every one of its visitors safe. In the event that you need to navigate away from our site urgently, simply click the 'leave quickly' button and we'll immediately redirect you to another site.⠀ ⠀ Find valuable resources, learn more about the Centre, and more by visiting our website (link in bio).⠀ ________________⠀ #KristenFrenchChildAdvocacyCentre #ChildAdvocate #ChildAdvocacyCentre #ChildAdvocacy #ChildAbuse #EndChildAbuse #Niagara #NiagaraRegion #SafetyFirst ...

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🏆 Thank you our friends at the Joe Kish Foundation for once again supporting our signature Kids Golfing for Kids event. 🏆 This 12th annual youth led fundraiser in partnership with the Niagara District Junior Golf tournament is so grateful for your Corporate Sponsor! #KGK2021 ...

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Good luck to all the NDJGT Youth Golfers today as they play at Rockway Vineyards! Rockway Vineyards hosts three unforgettable experiences in one unique destination combining the best of golf, wine & culinary! To keep up with scores and latest news follow their website at: ndjga.com/ #KGK2021 #NDJGT #YouthGolfing ...

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What is Internet Luring? 👩‍💻⠀ The use of the internet to communicate with a child with the intent to lure the child for sexual purposes or for the intent of abduction.⠀ ⠀ ⚠️ Warnings signs a child may show include:⠀ → Spending extensive amounts of time on the internet⠀ → Closing internet windows abruptly⠀ → Unwilling to give information about their activity on the internet⠀ → Claiming to be doing homework on the computer but are falling behind in school⠀ → Pictures of unidentified people on their computer⠀ ⠀ ⚠️ You can help keep them safe! Share with them they should NOT:⠀ → Agree to meet with someone from the internet⠀ → Give out identifying information over the internet⠀ → Post photos of themselves on the internet or send photos of themselves on a cell phone⠀ → Respond to sexually suggestive comments from people over the internet. ...

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