Keeping our Kids Safe: A Seminar Discussing Children’s Safety

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Parents and caregivers want to do the best they can to ensure that the children and youth in their care are happy and safe. This workshop is for everyone who is interested in learning the concepts of helping to keep children and youth safe from harm (including physical, sexual, emotional harm, community violence, bullying, and technology assisted abuse and violence).

Participants will be updated on:

  • the current trends in violence and abuse prevention (learning about offender grooming tactics, secrecy, what to say to kids, and how to get help);
  • the assumptions that have been made about children/youth and safety;
  • the mixed messages children/youth have received in the past (stranger danger, street proofing);
  • appropriate messages for staff, parents and caregivers to give to children and youth;
  • practical safety tips; and
  • how to talk to children and youth about personal safety,
  • how to build a positive healthy relationship with kids.

Facilitator: Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.