Power By Nature - Child Abuse Prevention

Date: Oct 30, 2017

Hosts : Shadae & Brianne
Guests : Claudette Bled and Ramona Chereches from CAST
Topic : Child Abuse Prevention

October is Child Abuse Prevention month, and this week Shadae and Brianne lead a conversation to raise awareness about how to identify and help prevent child abuse and neglect with our special guests from CAST Toronto Children’s Aid Society. Before they went into an in- depth conversation, Claudette and Ramona, shared their history with CAST. For the second half, our hosts discussed the guidelines of one’s ‘duty to report’ and how CAS can help build better relationships with communities while strengthening families. A portion of the show was focused on how CAST can work with young families and strengthen relationships to reduce fear of the societies.

Near the end of the show, the host led a discussion that involved questions from the communities. These questions were from young families who sometimes felt stigmatized. The conversation led to clarification of what CAST can and cannot do when involved with families. In addition, they led a discussion that involved statistics, such as how many calls are made and how many are child protection concerns. The show ended with how Toronto Children’s Aid Services can work with community partners to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our music selection this week features Latin artists in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Songs featured:

1. Despacito by Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee

2. Havana by Camila Cabello

3. Subeme la Radio Remix by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul)

4. I'm In Love With a Monster by Fifth Harmony

To learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month, please visit http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/child-abuse-prevention/

To report child abuse or neglect call 416-924-4640. Your call will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn more about Jessie’s Centre and/or the Community Education Program, please visit: www.jessiescentre.org

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Author: Shadae Roach
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