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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June is National Indigenous History month. One way to consider Indigenous history is to become informed of how integral stories and storytelling is to Indigenous culture, and to have awareness of how colonization has shaped and skewed understandings of that culture, and history itself.
#nationalindigneoushistorymonth #cyc #cyac #education

June is National Indigenous History month. One way to consider Indigenous history is to become informed of how integral stories and storytelling is to Indigenous culture, and to have awareness of how colonization has shaped and skewed understandings of that culture, and history itself.
#nationalindigneoushistorymonth #cyc #cyac #education
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Families are vital to creating safety and connection for children and youth. Families take many different forms - aunties, uncles, parents, caregivers, siblings, even good friends. It is this web of support alongside our professional team members that help us at SKY better support victims of abuse. Celebrating families today!
#cyac #cyc #internationaldayoffamilies

Families are vital to creating safety and connection for children and youth. Families take many different forms - aunties, uncles, parents, caregivers, siblings, even good friends. It is this web of support alongside our professional team members that help us at SKY better support victims of abuse. Celebrating families today!
#cyac #cyc #internationaldayoffamilies
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Sexual Assault can be violent or non-violent; it is when physical or sexual activity is engaged without the enthusiastic consent of the other person. SKY works to support child and youth victims of sexual assault, and sexual violence. Teaching consent is a pivotal factor in education around sexual assault and sexual violence.
#cyac #cyc #sexualassaultawarenessmonth #sexualassaultawareness #consentmatters #consenteducation #consentismandatory

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Sexual Assault can be violent or non-violent; it is when physical or sexual activity is engaged without the enthusiastic consent of the other person. SKY works to support child and youth victims of sexual assault, and sexual violence. Teaching consent is a pivotal factor in education around sexual assault and sexual violence.
#cyac #cyc #sexualassaultawarenessmonth #sexualassaultawareness #consentmatters #consenteducation #consentismandatory
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Children face overwhelming statistics of abuse. At SKY we work alongside our multidisciplinary teams to support children and youth that have experienced abuse. Let’s keep up the hard work required to shift these statistics.
#cyc #cyac #childabusepreventionmonth💙

Children face overwhelming statistics of abuse. At SKY we work alongside our multidisciplinary teams to support children and youth that have experienced abuse. Let’s keep up the hard work required to shift these statistics.
#cyc #cyac #childabusepreventionmonth💙
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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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