In honour of Child Abuse Awareness month this October, and as part of their Child Abuse course, the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (BCYC) students alongside their professor, Joselin Zak, organized a Gallery Walk to showcase various community organizations.
The students conducted interviews with professionals who work in the child protection field or with children/adult survivors of child abuse and trauma work. This project encouraged students to meet with, interview and tour varying organizations to connect and apply theory learned in class to the work accomplished in the community.
The Gallery Walk was open to the public and students brought their enthusiasm and energy to this educational and inspiring event. They emphasized the importance of self-care, community programming, outreach and trauma-Informed practices in a multitude of community spaces.
Each group was given a table and the rest was left up to their creativity. With the colour purple representing Child Abuse Awareness month, these students really made an impact!