Runaways: Signs and Prevention

Year after year, running away is the most frequent reason that Quebec teens go missing. There are three main reasons why teens run away: Lack of parent-child communication; The inability to deal with their personal problems; The mistreatment by their parents or others...

Tips for enjoyable and safe outings

Every year in Canada, dozens of children get lost in public places. This experience is a harrowing one for both the parents and the child. It is so easy for both adults and children to become easily distracted by all the excitement and attractions and it only takes a...

Travelling Unaccompanied

Throughout the year many children may travel unaccompanied on a bus, train, or plane to visit a parent, grandparents or other family members. Appropriate planning with the travel companies is the best way to guard against any potential unpleasant experiences and help...

New neighbourhood Safety Tips

Moving to a new neighbourhood represents a big change for everyone in the family. It’s an exciting time but may also create some stress and confusion for family members, especially children. Communicating with your children about the new home and neighbourhood...

Teaching Teens About Healthy Relationships

Setting boundaries is an important part of any relationship and help protect oneself against abuse. Our boundaries reflect our personal values and our self-understanding. Setting boundaries is all about respecting oneself and being respected by others. It is never too...