BIG BEAR CHILD & YOUTH ADVOCACY CENTRE

A Better Outcome for Everyone.

Multi-disciplinary Team working together to collaborate our response to child/youth maltreatment investigations and making children & youth our top priority.

BIG BEAR CHILD & YOUTH ADVOCACY CENTRE

A Better Outcome for Everyone.

Multi-disciplinary Team working together to collaborate our response to child/youth maltreatment investigations and making children & youth our top priority.

Big Bear Child & Youth Advocacy Centre.

(Kamloops and Region)

Children and youth who have experienced maltreatment undergo a challenging involvement with the criminal justice system; in many cases, this involvement is extremely traumatic for the child/youth and their families. Big Bear CYAC is being developed to address these challenges by coordinating the response in child maltreatment investigations and linking children/youth and their families with healing and support services that will fit with their needs and cultural well being.

BIG BEAR CYAC’S MISSION

As we continue to develop the Child & Youth Advocacy Centre we are guided by:

Our Vision – To have a community where all children & youth are respected and heard and maltreatment is not tolerated.

Our Mission – To provide a collaborative response to child maltreatment through advocacy, intervention and continued support in a child-friendly environment.

 

The photos with Big Bear were kindly provided by two wonderful youth in Kamloops: Miranda Hrycewich and Ericka Campbell

 

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Support & Services

If you or you suspect that someone who is under the age of 19 is being harmed:
  • If in immediate danger call 9-1-1.
  • Children & Youth Hotline 250-310-1234
  • If the child/youth is not in immediate danger but you have reason to believe the occurrence of abuse or neglect – call the Ministry for Children and Family Development: 1-800-663-9122, toll-free (24 hours a day).

Having the courage to speak up is not always easy. Reporting abuse on a minor is both a moral and legal responsibility.

As a community, let’s protect each other—especially those who cannot protect themselves. Saying something is always the right decision.

More information on child abuse and support on reporting child abuse and neglect feel free to connect with Big Bear CYAC or go to:

(*Click each to go to their website)

Child Abuse is Wrong: What Can I Do?

What is a Child & Youth Advocacy Centre?

Children and youth who have experienced maltreatment undergo a challenging involvement with the criminal justice system; in many cases, this involvement is extremely traumatic for the child/youth and their families. Child Advocacy Centres/Child & Youth Advocacy Centres (CACs/CYACs) address these challenges by providing a coordinated and collaborative approach to support children, youth and their families during investigations of child maltreatment.

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What is a Child & Youth Advocacy Centre?

Children and youth who have experienced maltreatment undergo a challenging involvement with the criminal justice system; in many cases, this involvement is extremely traumatic for the child/youth and their families. Child Advocacy Centres/Child & Youth Advocacy Centres (CACs/CYACs) address these challenges by providing a coordinated and collaborative approach to support children, youth and their families during investigations of child maltreatment.

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