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We Did It! Radius is Accredited!

Radius Child and Youth Services is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved the Accreditation Primer status with Accreditation Canada. The decision followed its first on-site survey in October 2019 as part of an ongoing accreditation process. We are proud to say that we met 68 of the 70 criteria that were identified as being relevant to Radius, which is a fantastic result for us!

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Welcome to 2020 – And a New Decade!

We are starting a new year, and with it a new decade is ahead of us! For those of you are new to Radius Child and Youth Services and to those of you who have supported Radius for some time, I want to say a big “Thank You”! Thank you for working along side us throughout 2019, spreading the word, building awareness, donating time, funds or resources, and ensuring that we continue to work towards ending the cycle of abuse, neglect and violence. 2019 was a great year and I am thankful for all that we have accomplished, the small and the big steps we have each taken to change lives!

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Meet Our Clinical Therapist and Project Coordinator, Vanessa Junior!

At Radius, we are fortunate to have staff who are dedicated to our mission to help children, youth and families build their futures free from abuse, neglect and violence. And Vanessa Junior is one such individual! We wanted you to get to know them (and some of our other colleagues in future newsletters) … so read on to get a behind the scenes look at the work of a Clinical Therapist … Meet Vanessa Junior!

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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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