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News from Voices for Children

* New Report--At the beginning of October, designated Child Abuse
Prevention Month, the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse
and Neglect (CIS) was released. The study highlighted a startling 125
percent increase in substantiated abuse and neglect cases. Commenting
on both media and public reaction, as well as decoding the numbers, CIS
principal investigator, Dr. Nico Trocmé, reflects on the implications
for Canada's at-risk children.  To read the full report and have
your say, visit http://www.voicesforchildren.ca/report-Oct2005-2.htm.

* November 20 is National Child Day!
Get involved in National Child Day celebrations this year! Find out
what Voices for Children is doing to commemorate the day and tell us
what events you are planning so we can let others know. For more
information, visit http://www.voicesforchildren.ca/ncd2005.htm.

* Have Your Say
Where do you fit in? Help create a clear picture of Ontario's children
and youth. We need your input in cultivating a new reporting and
knowledge landscape that will create a comprehensive picture of how
children and youth are faring in Ontario. To read the full report visit
http://www.voicesforchildren.ca/report-Oct2005-1.htm.  To answer a
brief survey, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=655281406014.

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