Caring for Kids Foundation

Helping Children Heal from Abuse

We are here for our community to help children impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse

Abuse towards children is a epidemic that is on the rise. Here is a glimpse at what our children are facing:

  • In 2009 police reported almost 55,000 children and youth victims were affected by physical
       assault or sexual offense.
  • 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys experience an unwanted sexual act.
  • 4 out of 5 incidents of sexual abuse will occur before the age of 18.
  • 54% of girls and 31% of boys  under 21 have experienced sexual abuse
  • 60% of all reported sexual assaults are against children
  • In 2010 there were 99,000 victims of family violence in Canada- of these, 51% were children
    http://www.statcan.gc.ca

    Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. (2001)