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Research News at Radius!

The Research Team is currently engaged in multiple exciting research projects. One of the projects was developed by Radius’ Clinical Director, Bente Skau. Together, we are investigating what victims of sexual abuse want to happen to the perpetrator. With this study, we hope to fill a knowledge gap, as there is only one published study on this topic.

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Meet Our Volunteer, Matthew Vezina!

Just over four years ago, Radius had the honour of meeting Matthew Vezina. Matthew heard about the work of Radius through a close friend and decided to join our Tournament of Hope Committee. He told us that working with Radius and knowing that he could make a difference, even in some small way in the life of a child who needs help, is very rewarding.

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Thanks to You, Child Abuse Prevention Month was a Success!

As October comes to a close, we wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported Radius through our Child Abuse Prevention Month Campaign. Whether you volunteered, advocated, shared, donated or sponsored, you helped to raise awareness and funds for key services for kids and families affected by abuse. Together, we are helping to build futures free from abuse, neglect and violence.

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Top 5 Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween

With ghosts, goblins and scary witches trolling the streets on Halloween night, we wanted to provide some tips to keep kids safe while out trick or treating. The night is about fun and excitement, so here are some common sense tips for parents to ensure the evening is happy and safe!

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Fun. Delicious. Fulfilling. The Optimist Club’s Shrimpfest!

On September 27th, the Optimist Club of Oakville held its 38th Annual Shrimpfest! Radius representatives joined in the fun and were full of gratitude (and shrimp!) for the club’s ongoing support. Radius received a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Shrimpfest. Thank you to the Optimist Club of Oakville for being champions for local children, youth and families!

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Radius’ Therapist Shelley Kavanagh Participates in the Post-Show Talk Back of the Play, Broken Branches!

The play Broken Branches ran September 19-29th at the Aki Studio Theatre, Toronto. Told with honesty – and humour – Broken Branches reveals secrets, lies and family dynamics … and the resilience to survive. This play is an important and unique project and we were honoured to participate.

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Radius Child and Youth Services Presents at the 2019 NOTA Conference in Belfast!

Radius’ Manager of Clinical Services, Melissa Maltar and Manager of Training and Consultation, Nancy Falls were selected to present at 29th Annual NOTA Conference, Sexual Abuse in Systems, in Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 18th!

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October is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The campaign is marked by the purple ribbon and on October 24, 2019 we will be dressing in purple for our Go Purple Day! Show your support by wearing purple on October 24th!

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Meet Volunteer, Cheryl Tym!

As an organization that relies on volunteers to help raise awareness and funds, we were more than thrilled when Cheryl Tym stepped up and joined our Spring Event Committee. Cheryl has worked tirelessly to enhance our annual Spring Event and has definitely brought her passion and enthusiasm to the planning process!

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Thank You to Everyone Who Participated in the Tournament of Hope

Once again, we are grateful to all the golfers, sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped to make the 2019 Tournament of Hope a huge success! Not only was the weather perfect, the camaraderie and relationships built, will last a lifetime!

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