The Coalition for the Protection of Children is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of children and their families.
Our Progress, Your Involvement
Between 25% and 30% of black children in Female Headed households live in situations in which basic nutritional meals are not available to them on a consistent basis (as a result of poverty).
Children need breakfast
Children who eat breakfast before school 'twice as likely to perform well in tests'
Breakfast for Every Child
For 12 years we have ensured a heathy start to the day for students attending public school. Students who eat breakfast have Improved psychosocial behaviours (better concentration, less boredom, less anxiety).
Additional benefits to eating breakfast include:
Lowered risk of indulging in high calorie foods later in the day; including several other health benefits that facilitate achieving and maintaining appropriate body weight by kick starting the metabolism to burn fat more effectively throughout the day
Better/more involvement in physical education
Currently, we serve breakfast every day of the school year, in 13 schools. Last year, over 700 students participated in this program and over 80,000 breakfasts were served throughout the course of the three terms. The schools where we serve are:
Victor Scott Primary
West Pembroke Primary
Francis Patton Primary
Heron Bay Primary
West End Primary
T.N. Tatem Middle
so that our children have the representation that is paramount for their health and growth
We are an agency for change. Awareness campaigns, research and data collection, along with our Legislative and Policy Agenda, remain central to who we are as an organization of child advocates.
The CPC offers a helping hand during tough times - we truly understand
We provide case management for caregivers who struggle financially through a wrap-around delivery approach. A social worker does an assessment of needs through an intake, and then works with clients to develop an individual service plan (ISP). This may include utilizing other helping agencies, and/or work with government departments.
Our immediate goal is to ensure that children are safe and their basic needs are met. Equal focus is placed on working with parents/caregivers therapeutically to shift families from living in crisis towards preventative action and responsible decision making.
We employ a strength-based model of counselling and life coaching.
Our onsite food storehouse supports clients with groceries as we engage in the process of moving towards self-sustainability.
Financial support includes uniform provision, summer camp sponsorship, or educational advancement.
Speak Up Be Safe
The Speak Up Be Safe program is an evidenced based, preventative education program that aims to prevent child abuse through empowerment and information. Children are taught 5 safety rules that stem from the concept that it is an adults responsibility to keep children safe.
816 primary school students have been trained in the program since September 2016.