RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention
Education is the key to prevention — of abuse, bullying, violence and sexual exploitation. For 25 years, in communities across Canada, the Canadian Red Cross has been helping to break the cycle of hurt. RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.
In schools, communities and homes - a child-friendly way to teach essential safety rules »
It's easy to get sucked in... Know the facts and protect yourself! »
Creating a safer organization can't wait! »
- Canadian Heritage funds Canadian Red Cross bullying prevention work
- Bullying prevention success in Rankin Inlet
- Read the IFRC Strategy on Violence Prevention, Mitigation and Response developed in partnership with Canadian Red Cross
- Predictable, preventable: Overcoming the challenges of violence during and after disasters: Read the new report.
- Helping kids stay safer — internationally: Be Safe in Guyana» Be Safe in Sri Lanka»
- ORDER RespectED products and services online!
- RespectED has partnered with Respect in Sport to offer coaches training »
- To prevent sex abuse, empower the bystander»
OUR PROGRAMS are delivered at the invitation of schools and community organizations. Subject matter is tailored for different audiences. Learn more about youth programs»
Information for youth:
Everyone deserves to grow up safe and respected, but every day thousands of young people are harmed by people they know and often trust. See Statistics. Read about research: The Hidden Hurt: research on why youth do/don't disclose abuse »
Be a part of the solution
Red Cross wants you to have our programs in your school or community group. Contact your local Red Cross office to enquire about RespectED training opportunities! Learn more about becoming a partner educator!
You Make the Difference – Support Programs that Help Prevent Violence and Abuse
RespectED programs are made possible through the generous support of donors like you. Please donate to the Canadian Red Cross Fund today.