SHINE … A New Prevention Program Aimed At Preventing Youth From Running Away and Falling Victim to Sexual Exploitation!
On Valentine’s Day, the Missing Children’s Network unveiled, SHINE (Self-esteem, Healthy relationships, Independence, No means No, Empowerment), a new interactive prevention program tailored for students in Grades 5 & 6, and Secondary 1. These workshops will be offered in both English and French to schools throughout the province of Quebec and the contents will be customized to reflect the individual needs of the Native communities and at-risk youth.
SHINE is designed to help students build a positive self-image, recognize the components of healthy and egalitarian relationships, learn to set boundaries, thus protecting them from abuse, aggression and exploitation. Seminars will also be presented that will allow parents, legal guardians and educators to gain deeper insight on issues facing teens today and will provide them with tools and resources to prevent their children from falling victim to sexual exploitation. An online directory of services and resources for youth victims of sexual exploitation will soon be available, as well as a turnkey tool kit for educators.
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It was wonderful speaking with you today. When I think of you, I am filled with gratitude that you were there for me and Sam when we needed you most. Thank you for what you did for us and thank you for everything you do for missing children and their families. You are a giant among men.”
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Since I have been donating to your organization, I have been very lucky not to have lost any of my children and I now have 4 grandchildren! I will always continue to support this cause that is very dear to me. Losing a child for a mere 20 seconds is such a dreadful feeling, and I could never ever imagine feeling like this until my child was returned home. I wish that so many other parents could share the same blessing I have had. My heart goes out to everyone who has a missing child. Keep up the fantastic work Pina , please. You and your team are amazing!!Sandra Bolduc