“Child abuse – violence or mistreatment or neglect of a child under the care of a trusted guardian.” (Department of Justice) As the population grows each year, so do the cases of child abuse. Child abuse is unfortunately very common and before the 1960’s children were not even recognized under the law. In this modern … Continue reading Understanding Childhood Sexual Abuse in Canada
Don't Tell Mummy is a memoir of Toni Maguire's childhood sexual abuse. She survived years of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse as well as neglect. Her story is powerful and insightful to the experience of someone who has been abused as a child, especially for those who have no lived experience and want to learn … Continue reading An Analysis of the Psychological Abuse Portrayed in the Story “Don’t Tell Mummy” by Toni Maguire
"1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused in their life time." When children and youth know what sex is, what is appropriate, and who they can go to for support, we empower them. This is why I have decided to use my internship life skills assignment as an opportunity … Continue reading Birds, Bees, & Board Games
This past year has been a journey in itself, but for me, it has served as the beginning of an even bigger adventure. I completed my first semester of internship in a grade one classroom, working with 20 children, all with varying levels of strengths, need, and learning styles. I had the opportunity to work … Continue reading New Year, Old Beginnings
Thursday June 1st and Friday June 2nd of 2017 I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care Conference held at Humber College. With this opportunity, i was granted access to 240 working professionals who are passionate about making a difference, and enhancing their skill set. I was able … Continue reading OACYC The Journey
As a student going into m second year of the Child and Youth Care program at Humber College, along with every other student, EVER; we have all heard about the importance of self care, the benefits of mindfulness, and the signs of burnout. In our first year, we had to create goals, most of which revolve around time management or taking time for ourselves in spite of our chaotic schedules. But how seriously do we actually take these goals?...