Canadian Red Cross

Be Safe - A personal safety program for children ages 5 -9 with a focus on child abuse prevention.

Respect Education - A variety of workshops that cover Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse

Who do I tell? - An educational program that offers the facts about child sexual abuse and empowers communities to speak openly about this issue.
Canadian Centre for Child Abuse Protection

Teatree Tells - A child abuse prevention kit designed fro children 4 - 6 years of age. Topics include identifying a safe adult, feelings, naming body parts, establishing personal boundaries, etc.

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Infants and Toddlers

A primary concern is neglect due to parent’s:

  • failure to build an a emotional attachment with the child
  • use of alcohol or drugs to cope with the stress of living with abuse
  • inadequate nutrition or sleep deprivation resulting in low energy and inability to focus
  • injuries making it difficult to get around

These children may also experience:

  • exaggerated startle reflex – extreme reaction to noise or sudden movement
  • fear and instability which may inhibit their curiosity, exploration of their world, and play
  • inconsolable crying which can also put them at increased risk for child abuse including shaken baby syndrome
  • problems with feeding, sleep, and emotional attachment to parents