The following is a list of support resources in our community:
- Child and Family Services Child Protection Branch
When a child’s life, health or emotional well being is put at risk by something a person does or fails to do, that child is in need of protection under The Child and Family Services Act. When the action (or failure to act) causes a physical injury, could cause a permanent emotional disability or involves sexual activity – that is abuse. You don’t have to know for sure if a child needs protection. If, in your honest judgment, you believe that a child may not be safe, either because of the child’s behaviour or someone else’s, you need to report it.
- Manitoba’s Office of the Children’s Advocate
The role of the Children’s Advocate is to support children and young people who are involved, or should be involved, in the child and family services system. The Office of the Children’s Advocate in carrying out its function is tied to “best interest” provision of the Acts. The best interests of the child, shall be given paramount consideration, in all activities carried out by the Office of the Children’s Advocate staff.
- Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone strives to improve the well-being of Canadian children and youth by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals, and information through technologically-based communications media.
- Little Warriors
Little Warriors is a Canadian organization focusing on the education and prevention of child sexual abuse. Little Warriors teaches adults how to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. In addition to prevention education, Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources.
- Childhelp’s National Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.