COVID-19: Caribou Centre worried over drop in child abuse reports

The Caribou Child and Youth Centre says reported cases of child abuse are declining and vulnerable children are now at a greater risk of abuse and neglect.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online schooling and physical distancing has significantly altered children’s support networks.

The centre explained how school staff often play a key role in recognizing and responding to the signs of child abuse. Without seeing their students, instructors and councillors have fewer opportunities to identify the signs of physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect.

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Dogs with Wings celebrates 2019 graduates

It's graduation season and this one's gone to the dogs.

The 2019 Dogs with Wings graduating class of 10 was celebrated Sunday with a commencement ceremony at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre.

The ceremony is an annual tradition for the organization, which has been training service dogs since 1996. 

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Caribou Centre expecting therapy dog

The Caribou Centre in Grande Prairie will be getting a therapy dog. The centre works with children and youth who are the victims of some sort of crime or abuse, and Very Special Paws focuses on training therapy dogs to work in the justice system.

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