Thousands of children in Canada are physically and sexually abused each year - not in a single horrific event - but again and again - usually by people who are entrusted with their care. These children will never "outgrow" their traumas. Even when the abuse is stopped, the effects will be life long. In a now familiar cycle, many of these troubled children will become troublesome teens and likely, abusive and neglectful parents themselves.
Kidfix. Psychotherapy for Children and Youth (formerly named The Child Psychotherapy Foundation of Canada) was created in 1997 to fund intensive, school based treatment for abused and neglected children who are experiencing serious social, emotional and learning difficulties. Treatment includes work with the child, teacher and caregiver to maximize results. This type of treatment is not available through public programs.
BLOG: Information Series
A series of articles providing information on various issues and struggles our kids are facing today. Topics include Anxiety, Depression, FASD, Temper Tantrums etc. Written by Janet Morrison. Click here for the list of articles.
Janet Morrison, M.A., C. Psych Assoc. Adjunct Lecturer, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto is a Board Member of Kidfix.
YOUNG MINDS MATTER Launched by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge
Young Minds Matter is a new series designed to lead the conversation with children about mental and emotional health, so youngsters feel loved, valued and understood. Launched with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge as guest editor, we will discuss problems, causes and most importantly solutions to the stigma surrounding the UK’s mental health crisis amongst children. To view the series, please click here .
Sherri was 10 years old at the beginning of her therapy. She suffered from depression and anxiety as a result of sexual abuse by her father over many years and physical abuse by her older brother.
Phuc is a seven year old boy, born to parents from Vietnam. He has an older brother with serious medical problems requiring ongoing treatments and hospitalizations. When Phuc was still an infant, his parents separated and he has had no contact with his father.
- 98% of child prostitutes have a history of child abuse.
- 85% of psychiatric in-patients have a history of sexual abuse
You Can Help
Our administrative costs are minimal because our professional volunteer board members do most of the work. Your dollars go directly to treating children, exactly where they are needed.