This paper from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence explains what child sexual abuse is, presents prevalence statistics, and identifies risk factors and possible symptoms of child sexual abuse. Included are strategies for sensitive intervention and prevention initiatives. This PDF (15 pages, 2006) is available for free download.
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Molestation or ill-treatment suffered by a child.
A series of publications from the Department of Justice Canada about family violence, including stalking and criminal harassment. Several are available in multiple languages.
Formerly known as Internet 101, the RCMP has provided these resources about safety on the internet, including information regarding: Internet Safety for Youth; Child Exploitation; Online Scams and Fraud; Social Networking; Cyberbullying; and Internet Security.
They're Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. The service is completely anonymous and confidential - they don't trace calls, they don't use call display. You don't even have to tell them your name if you don't want to. (1-800-668-6868)
Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s interactive safety education program designed for students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. The purpose of the program is to help educators teach children and youth effective personal safety strategies in an engaging, age-appropriate and interactive way that builds resiliency skills and reduces their likelihood of victimization in the online and offline world.
The NCECC functions as the point of contact for investigations related to the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet in Canada.
The National Youth In Care Network is a national charitable organization completely driven by youth in care (14-24 years of age) across Canada. They are a "by youth, for youth" organization: all of the members, board members, and staff (save one administrative staff) are young people, aged 14 to 24, who are in or from government care.
This manual published by RESOLVE Alberta provides an inventory and evaluation of violence prevention programs designed for schools. Sections include: bullying and conflict resolution; sexual harassment; child sexual abuse; child abuse; sexual exploitation; dating violence; and sexual assault. It also looks at special programs for children with disabilities and aboriginal children. Although it is somewhat dated, the text provides valuable background on violence and violence prevention programming. (PDF – 313 pages, 2005)
This pamphlet from the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunwick examines spanking, a form of physical discipline known as corporal punishment.The purpose of this pamphlet is to review recent Court decisions on the use physical discipline towards children by parents and guardians. It provides general information on the topic and discusses Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
VAW Legal Information Resource was developed from a two year training project designed to increase access to justice for First Nation, Métis and Inuit women facing violence by providing VAW service provider staff with a better understanding of key concepts in relevant areas of law. The project, Building Service Capacity: Supporting Access to Justice for Aboriginal Women Dealing with Violence was funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. It provided legal support training for women’s shelter and outreach service staff in 10 communities, where agencies were serving a high number of First Nation, Métis or Inuit women dealing with violence.