My Children Need Help

At My Friend’s House, our Child and Youth Worker will observe how children play and interact with each other to determine how the abuse has affected them, and work out how to address it. Our approach is very much geared to the specific needs of each child and support is offered through supportive conversations, encouraging self-expression and creativity, establishing routine and unlearning unhealthy behaviours.

Support for Mom is also important. Mom will also be supported by helping her to care for her children as they struggle through their transition.

If you are concerned about your children, call our support line 705 444 2511 or 1-800 265 2511 . Our Child and Youth Worker will arrange to meet with you, provide assistance and connect you with resources in the community that are right for you.

Child Safety

  • Help your child(ren) understand their safety.
  • Teach your children to tell you if someone is at the door and to not answer the door themselves.
  • Show them how to get to a safe place.
  • Teach your child(ren) how to use your cell phone.
  • Teach your child(ren) how to use 911 and that it is important for children to leave the phone off the hook after they are done talking.
  • Ensure that the children know their full name and address.
  • Rehearse what your child(ren) will say when they call for help.
  • Pick a safe place to meet your children.
  • Tell people who take care of your children, including schools and daycares, which people have permission to pick up your children.
  • Talk with your child(ren) about the risk of sharing personal information online.