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Calgary Child Abuse Prevention Gets Support

The province is extending funding for a community organization that focuses on preventing child abuse through parenting and early childhood development. 

As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Government of Alberta is reinforcing its commitment to work with community partners to support children and families.

Human Services is providing Hull Services with $105,903 in grant funding through the Family and Community Safety Program to Hull Services for its Community Parent Education Program (CPEP). The CPEP is open to all families in the community with children ages 5-17.Over the past year, this program has made a difference in the lives of 258 families.

“Child abuse is devastating, and has no place in our society. These tragic crimes are preventable, and we all have a responsibility to end abuse and ensure that survivors have the supports they need. Our government is proud to partner with Hull Services in their critical work of supporting survivors and those who love them.”

Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services

 

“I’m grateful to have Hull Services making a difference in the lives of so many children and families in Calgary, and proud to be part of a government committed to a brighter future for children. I thank the Minister for these investments in preventing child abuse in our community.”

Robyn Luff, MLA for Calgary-East

 

“Hull Services is thankful for this important and ongoing support of the Community Parenting Education Program. It offers parents and their children the opportunity to learn new skills that are effective and positive, while improving the quality of family life and parent-child relationships.”

George Ghitan, Executive Director, Hull Services

 

“Our Partnership with the CPEP has offered a family-strengthening program at Deer Run School for the past six years. Frequently I have been approached by parents asking about positive discipline, constructive interactions, effective routines or genuinely wanting to learn how to provide a supportive, positive family environment in which their children can thrive. Consistent funding for a proven successful program such as CPEP will ensure that families seeking support for their children will continue to be able to access an effective and relevant program.”

Marlene Ray, Principal, Deer Run School, Calgary Board of Education

 

The Government of Alberta has provided almost $600,000 for five community organizations across Alberta during National Child Abuse Prevention Month for programs that support children and families.

child-abuseQuick facts
  • Anyone with concerns about a child being abused or neglected should contact their local Human Services Office, Delegated First Nations Agency or police.
  • The confidential Child Abuse hotline is available at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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