FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE

Information Support Resources and Referrals

The Caribou Child & Youth Centre is dedicated to providing assistance to non-offending parents and caregivers.

Learning about the possible sexual or physical abuse of a child can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. Every family that experiences a child's disclosure of abuse faces numerous decisions and perhaps changes to their daily life. Regardless of whether or not a report of abuse results in prosecution -- crisis intervention, support and advocacy services are available to each child and family at the CAC.

Advocacy services include:

• Contacting caregivers to inform them about services available to them at the CAC
• Providing crisis intervention, support and referrals
• Helping caregivers understand the legal and child protective systems
• Assisting with safety planning
• Providing referrals to specialized services, community agencies, or other resources