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Child Protection: How you can help a friend in need

This Justice for Children and Youth blog post looks at what happens when a grade nine student “Daniel” learns his friend has been abused by his stepfather. The article outlines the steps Daniel can take to protect his friend including what can happen if the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is involved.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women

This publication focuses on four forms of violence: domestic violence, femicide (honour based violence), forced marriage, and female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM/FGC) in Canada and internationally. It looks at existing legal practices, policies, and community initiatives to combat these forms of violence, and gives suggestions for steps forward.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

Abuse at home – how can I get help?

This post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog covers what happens when a child feels unsafe at home, and the beginning of the process where child protection services become involved with a family.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Are parents and others allowed to hit me?

Topics in this publication on physical and corporal punishment include:

  • Is it illegal to hit someone else?
  • Can teachers hit me?
  • Who is a person standing in the place of a parent?
  • What is “reasonable force”
  • My parent hits me, what can I do?
  • If I tell someone I’m being abused, will they tell someone else?

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

Is spanking legal in Canada?

This resource has general information about the law on physical punishment in Canada. It includes phone numbers and websites where children and parents may go for further help.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012

The Effects of Family Violence on Children – Where Does It Hurt?

This resource describes what child abuse is, the facts about child abuse in Canada and its impact, signs of abuse, and where to turn for help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

When can I leave home?

This publication discusses what the legal issues are for a young person who is thinking of leaving home. Some questions it looks at: When can I decide where I want to live? Do my parents have to support me? Can I go to school if I am not living at home? What can I take with me? Can I get a job? Can I get social assistance?

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2012