|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||James St N and Burlington St E|
|Mailing Address||c/o Community Child Abuse Council |
PO Box 5189 LCD 1
Hamilton, ON L8L 8G1
|Primary Contact||Janice Floyd, Client Services Coordinator; Phone: ext 212; Email: email@example.com|
|Primary Executive||Karen Smith, Executive Director; Phone: ext 211; Email: Karen.Smith@childabusecouncil.on.ca|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Description||Programs and services of the Community Child Abuse Council focus on child abuse prevention, education and the delivery of comprehensive trauma assessment and treatment programs * The Mission of the Council is to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse and promote the safe and healthy development of children * We believe thriving children create thriving communities. |
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Strongly committed to excellence in service, the Council's clinical programs are designed based on best practice and evidence-based research and are delivered by trained specialists in the field. Ongoing evaluation of our services which includes an emphasis on research and consultation with expert advisors in the field helps to keep us accountable to our clients and to our community, on top of emerging best practice in the field, and on target with our commitment to excellence in service - providing the best care possible. The Council believes children and youth who have been sexually victimized or otherwise maltreated deserve nothing less from the Council and from their communities. Programs offered by the Council include:
* CHILD AND YOUTH TRAUMA SERVICES (CYTS) PROGRAM
This program offers comprehensive trauma assessment and specialized intervention and treatment for children and youth up to age 18 who have been sexually victimized, children who have sexually victimized other children, or who engage in behaviours that fall outside of what would normally be expected or appropriate at that age and stage of development, and for children who have engaged in sibling sexual abuse.
* OUTREACH, ASSESSMENT & SPECIALIZED INTERVENTION SERVICES (OASIS) PROGRAM
This program offers specialized, trauma-based mental health services to immigrant and refugee children and youth and their families who are experiencing or at risk for mental health concerns or symptoms related to trauma or acculturation issues. Professional interpreters are available.
* PARENT/CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS
The Community Child Abuse Council offers a variety of psycho-educational and support groups for parents and caregivers including a group for parents and caregivers of sexually victimized children, and a group that addresses healthy sexual development in children and offers help to parents and caregivers whose children are involved in inappropriate sexual behaviour. For those whose child is involved in a treatment program, group participation is particularly helpful and has been shown to increase treatment success for children and youth. For more information about parent groups and how to be referred please see our website.
* PREVENTION AND EDUCATION RESOURCES
We believe thriving children create thriving communities, so it's no surprise that the Council's work has and continues to include a strong emphasis on child abuse prevention and education. Over the years the Council has produced a number of resources and launched various successful initiatives, often in collaboration with its community partners, all with a focus on keeping kids safe. These have included pioneering unique and award winning school-based education programs such as The Touching Kit. A strong commitment to prevention of child maltreatment and in particular sexual victimization continues and includes particular focus on increasing awareness and understanding about child maltreatment and its traumatic impact (among parents/caregivers and the broader community including professionals, our community leaders, and others in positions of trust), facilitating community-based child abuse prevention strategies and initiatives, strengthening and enhancing parent/caregiver capacity, promoting healthy child sexual development.
a) The Courage Collection
Provided in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library, this is a unique and specialized collection of resource materials for children, youth, parents/caregivers and professionals on topics related to child abuse and trauma, self-help, healing and adult survivor of sexual abuse issues. Free of charge to individuals and families in Ontario, the listing of titles in the Collection can be viewed on line at http://www.myhamilton.ca/articles/courage-collection. Patrons may browse the listing, find out more about the title or place an item on hold.
b) "Touching" - Parent's Kit and Touching Teacher's Kit
An award winning school-based educational program, this widely used, easy to watch and cleverly entertaining resource aims to teach and promote child safety with an emphasis on keeping children safe from abuse. Components include the Touching DVD accompanied by two specially designed guides - a Parent's Kit and a Teacher's Kit - designed to be used in tandem with the DVD and to facilitate discussion and conversation on the topic.
* PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION
a) Internship Training Program
This advanced training opportunity is taught by experts in the field, and combines theory and professionally supervised direct practice in the area of child sexual victimization. The training's focus is on comprehensive trauma and abuse assessments and related intervention and treatment in this highly specialized area of practice. An application process is involved and registration is limited. This exciting and innovative program was originally developed with funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. More information about the Internship Training Program, and the application process are posted on our website.
b) Educational Sessions
The Council offers exciting learning opportunities to the professional community in the form of training and educational symposia which feature leaders in the field and focus on evolving trends, emergent research, and best practice in prevention, treatment and education. We also offer workshops and customized training on a number of topics including trauma, specialized interventions for sexually victimized children and youth, newcomer trauma, and others. Contact us for more information.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 3 year(s) - 18 year(s) |
Children and youth
|Bus Routes||(4) BAYFRONT|
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services|
|Funding||Regional / Municipal - City of Hamilton (Partly funded) ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCSS/MCYS) (Partly funded) ; Grants ; Donations ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation|
|Service Categories||Agency Based Libraries/Resource Centres ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Bullying Prevention ; Child Abuse Counselling ; Child Abuse Prevention ; Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ; Children's Rights Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Workshops/Symposiums ~ Child Abuse Issues|
|Subjects||Anxiety disorders ; Assessments ; Child abuse ; Children ; Immigrants ; Incest ; Instructional programs ; Mental health ; Refugees ; Sexual assault ; Stress ; Youth|