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Let's talk about the facts.
  • The murder rate for Canadian infants is more than twice the homicide rate for adults.
  • More than 66% of children murdered in Canada in the '80's were killed by a parent.
  • Physical abuse is the leading cause of death to children aged 6 to 12 months.
  • Physical abuse is second only to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for causing death to children between 1 and 6 months old, and second only to accidents as a cause of death among children between 1 and 6 years old.
  • More than 225,000 Canadian children experience some form of abuse each year.
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Let's talk about child abuse.
Oh, I know it's not a topic most people like to talk about, because it's an ugly thing. But, it's also an all-too-real thing for many children. Talking about it raises awareness to the problem which is the first step to resolving the problem.

Child abuse occurs when a parent, guardian or caregiver mistreats or neglects a child, resulting in physical or emotional injury to the child. Child abuse entails the betrayal of a caregiver's position of trust and authority over a child. It can take many different forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional abuse.

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Let's talk about how society responds to child abuse. Canadian society's primary formal response to child abuse and neglect is through its provincial child protection systems.
Responses range from:
  • providing counselling and support services to the family
  • temporarily or permanently removing the child from the home
  • removing the abuser(s) from the home
  • providing educational programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect.
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Let's talk about kids that never had a chance to be a kid.
Hospital reports are full of stories of abuse, like that of three-year-old John Ryan Turner who died of starvation after a lifetime of abuse. And, Shanay Johnson who died, brutally battered. As well as bruises, her small body showed whip marks, burns, and missing teeth.

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Enough talk! Let's do something about it!

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