October is Sexual Abuse Prevention Month. The Chinook Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is looking to raise awareness surrounding child sexual abuse.
The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre helped support 83 children in the past year, ranging in age from two to 17.
Child Advocacy Centre’s provide children, youth, and their families who have experienced sexual or physical abuse with the necessary support and resources throughout the disclosure, investigation, and judicial process.
In the past few years, Child Advocacy Centre’s have seen increases in cases. This is a result of increased awareness and knowledge of how to report this abuse.
The Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is set to open later in 2021.
The new Child Advocacy Centre is currently raising money and has collected close to 118,000. The current goal is to raise over $632,000 for the centre.
On October 24th, Lethbridge City Hall will shine blue in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
You can wear blue to raise awareness about child abuse in communities and how you can take action against it.
You can donate by visiting https://www.csacleth.ca