SKY helps children and youth that have experienced abuse and neglect receive the best possible response from service providers.

The SKY Coordinated Response is a “made in the West Kootenay” rural adaptation of a Child & Youth Advocacy Centre model. It was created through collaboration between police, child protection, crown counsel, victim services, schools, healthcare, and community services to provide a more seamless response to child and youth abuse, helping reduce system-induced trauma.

Meet Trusty

Trusty is our Accredited Facility Support Dog. He’s been specially trained to support children and youth that come forward with their experience of abuse when they are meeting with professionals. Trusty provides support in interviews, courtrooms, counselling sessions, and casual settings like the park. Support dogs like Trusty are proven to have a positive impact on victims of abuse.

 

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Sextortion is a very consistent topic amongst our children and youth right now. Be aware, talk to your kiddos about it, and create online safety plans.
#cyc #cyac #sextortionawareness

Sextortion is a very consistent topic amongst our children and youth right now. Be aware, talk to your kiddos about it, and create online safety plans.
#cyc #cyac #sextortionawareness
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This is Trusty hard at work last week in court, supporting a kiddo in a really difficult time. CYAC accredited facility dogs provide a calm, attuned presence to help abused children and youth feel a sense of safety and security. We are very proud of Trusty!
#uncededterritory #cac #cyac #facilitydog #emotionalsupportdog #emotionalsupportanimal

This is Trusty hard at work last week in court, supporting a kiddo in a really difficult time. CYAC accredited facility dogs provide a calm, attuned presence to help abused children and youth feel a sense of safety and security. We are very proud of Trusty!
#uncededterritory #cac #cyac #facilitydog #emotionalsupportdog #emotionalsupportanimal
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Education is about collaboration, guidance, and teamwork. At SKY we are consistently working with our multidisciplinary teams to learn better ways of supporting abused children and youth in our communities. Here’s to education!
#cyc #cyac #internationaldayofeducation #knowledgeispower

Education is about collaboration, guidance, and teamwork. At SKY we are consistently working with our multidisciplinary teams to learn better ways of supporting abused children and youth in our communities. Here’s to education!
#cyc #cyac #internationaldayofeducation #knowledgeispower
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Happy holidays from SKY!
#facilitydog #cyac #timeoff #rest #puppylove

Happy holidays from SKY!
#facilitydog #cyac #timeoff #rest #puppylove
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At SKY we work with our communities to find better ways to support children every day. We hope others can also stand with us on this universal children’s day because the kids need it!
#uncededterritory #cyac #cyc #universalchildrensday #supportkids #kidsarethefuture

At SKY we work with our communities to find better ways to support children every day. We hope others can also stand with us on this universal children’s day because the kids need it!
#uncededterritory #cyac #cyc #universalchildrensday #supportkids #kidsarethefuture
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SKY is celebrating infants and their rights to safety today, as all children deserve to be safe. Indigenous ways of knowing highly value children’s place in the world, as seen through the concept of seven generations in the past, present and future; it starts at day one. With this in mind, let’s promote the safety of infants today and every day.
#unceededterritory #cyc #cyac #infantprotectionday #childsafetyawareness

SKY is celebrating infants and their rights to safety today, as all children deserve to be safe. Indigenous ways of knowing highly value children’s place in the world, as seen through the concept of seven generations in the past, present and future; it starts at day one. With this in mind, let’s promote the safety of infants today and every day.
#unceededterritory #cyc #cyac #infantprotectionday #childsafetyawareness
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We are celebrating international day of the girl child by honouring the beauty and joy children bring into our lives, into this world - their smiles, their laughter, their joy! Children are the light of the future.
#uncededterritory #cyc #cyac #girlpower #celebratekids #girlgender

We are celebrating international day of the girl child by honouring the beauty and joy children bring into our lives, into this world - their smiles, their laughter, their joy! Children are the light of the future.
#uncededterritory #cyc #cyac #girlpower #celebratekids #girlgender
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Facility Support Dogs assist Canadian professional agencies working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma which could be a result of criminal behaviour. These dogs are specifically trained to provide an attuned presence and calming influence to reassure a person experiencing stress. Trusty works with SKY to support children and youth across the Kootenays who’ve experienced abuse. To find out how to support Trusty and SKY visit skykids.ca
#uncededterritory #cyc #cyac #facilitydog #trusty

Facility Support Dogs assist Canadian professional agencies working with vulnerable people who have experienced trauma which could be a result of criminal behaviour. These dogs are specifically trained to provide an attuned presence and calming influence to reassure a person experiencing stress. Trusty works with SKY to support children and youth across the Kootenays who’ve experienced abuse. To find out how to support Trusty and SKY visit skykids.ca
#uncededterritory #cyc #cyac #facilitydog #trusty
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