Partners to End Child Abuse Niagara( PECAN) - Know More, Say More, Do More
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month, however it’s important to remember that every day and every month should be child abuse prevention month. Keeping kids safe is a community responsibility and ongoing education is key.
PECAN - Partners to End Child Abuse Niagara developed a website that provides helpful links to prevention reference material and contact information to programs provided by local agencies in Niagara that address the trauma of child abuse and neglect. It is a one stop shop for anyone seeking resources of this nature.
A made-in-Niagara solution with input from 14 local agencies, PECAN is an easily accessible platform, providing information and offering connections to various sources of assistance in the community.
Launched in March of 2017, PECAN continues to raise awareness about a topic that is often avoided, in a safe and confidential environment.
“A visit to the PECAN website at www.endchildabuseniagara.comcan answer any questions and help you decide what service or program can best meet your particular needs,” said PECAN chair, Andrea Jack, a board member with the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
“Any time you feel a child may be at risk for abuse or neglect, you should contact Family and Children’s Services immediately,” added Jack. “FACS is our mandated child protection service for Niagara and can be reached 24/7 at 1 888 937-7731.”
Thousands of children and families in Niagara are impacted by child abuse and neglect every year. No one is immune and the only solution is education, awareness and speaking out. PECAN provides valuable information and the ability to access whatever kind of assistance may be needed. We ask the the community of Niagara to help end Child Abuse.
... Know more, Say More, Do More
Partners to End Child Abuse ( PECAN) include:
• The Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara • Family and Children’s Services Niagara
• The John Howard Society of Niagara
• Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
• Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc
• Niagara Chapter – Native Women Inc
• Niagara Public Health (Niagara Region)
• Positive Living Niagara
• Red Cross
• Niagara Catholic District School Board
• District School Board of Niagara
• Brock University
• YWCA Niagara
• Pathstone Mental Health
Funding for the website was made possible by generous grants from the District School Board
of Niagara, Port Colborne Hydro, John Howard Society of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District
School Board , St. Catharines Rotary Club and the Faith Rebekah Lodge 84 . The PECAN website was designed and supported by our local web developer, 180 Marketing.