Calgary expects spike in child abuse cases; Child abuse victim, offender face-to-face in court; Childhood trauma stories “must be told”; Christiane Northrop on ACEs, PMS link

Actually, as you’ll note in the screen-grab above, Calgary, Canada’s police chief said “skyrocket” to describe what he expects to happen when the new Calgary Child Advocacy Centre opens in the fall, according to this post on CBCNews. And that’s a good thing, he says.

The Centre will combine all child maltreatment services under one roof, including police, prosecutors, and health services. Calgary police chief Rick Hanson told the city council to expect many more people to come forward because, at the moment, child abuse victims don’t think they’re taken seriously.

“When the doors of the Child Advocacy Centre open,

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