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Aboriginal Women and Family Violence (PDF document - 857.15 KB - 45 pages)
by the Public Health Agency of Canada
This report is a condensed version of a research report, prepared by the Ipsos-Reid research firm for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, on the attitudes and opinions of Aboriginal women, and the professionals who work with them, on intimate partner violence against women. It includes a discussion of the causes and consequences of male violence against women in Aboriginal communities, and of sources of support, resource gaps and recommendations. The report is intended, primarily, for organizations providing assistance to Aboriginal women who have experienced violence. 2008, 39p. HP20-10-2008E
Abuse is Wrong in Any Language
by Justice Canada
This booklet is intended for women who are new to Canada and may be experiencing family violence. The booklet contains information about Canadian law, women's rights, and where to go for help. Various types of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) are described. Safety tips for women who have children are offered. An English and French poster is available as a companion piece (See below). This publication is available in 16 languages on Department of Justice Website2006, 19p
Breaking the Links Between Poverty and Violence against Women: A Resource Guide (PDF document - 7.95 MB - 45 pages)
by Jane Gurr, Michelle Pajot, David Nobbs, Louise Mailloux and Diane Archambault
This updated Resource Guide was created to support the efforts of women's groups, community organizations and service agencies to support low-income women experiencing violence. It includes a discussion, with concrete examples, of different types of strategies and initiatives that exist to support women dealing with poverty and violence; a list of the common approaches that guide this work; a series of relevant fact sheets/statistical summaries; and a list of recommended resources. HP20-14-2008E
Canada's Treatment Programs for Men Who Abuse Their Partners (PDF document - 658.69. KB - 52 pages)
by the NCFV
This 2008 directory lists treatment programs across Canada, grouped by province and territory. A brief description of their services and current contact information is provided for each organization. Where applicable, the description indicates referral requirements, relevant fees, and whether services are available in English, French, or another language. 2008, 49 p. HP20-7-2008
Criminal Harassment: Stalking - It's Not Love
by the RCMP
This pamphlet provides useful information on criminal harassment, more commonly known as stalking. It outlines safety tips for victims, describes the different types of stalkers and lists key facts on stalking.
Additional copies of this pamphlet are available through calling 613-843-6799 at a cost of $18.85 (package of 100). PS64-19-2007
Dating Violence - Say NO! What is Dating Violence
by the RCMP
This pamphlet identifies warning signs of dating violence and how to get help. The pamphlet also outlines suggestions for helping someone who is being abused.
Additional copies of this pamphlet are available through calling 613-843-6799 at a cost of $13.75 (package of 100). PS64-18-2007
Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol (PDF document - 401.62 KB - 12 pages)
by the World Health Organization and John Moores University, Centre for Public Health
This fact sheet details what is known about the role of alcohol in shaping the extent and impact of intimate partner violence, factors that increase the risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator, and the role of public health in prevention. H72-01-11E
Little Eyes, Little Ears (PDF document - 380.34 KB - 44 pages)
by Alison Cunningham and Linda Baker, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
Topics addressed in this resource include what children might feel, think and do during violent incidents against their mothers, roles they might adopt, strategies of coping and survival, and how violence may be experienced by children from infancy to adolescence. It contains information for professionals and volunteers working with children and women about supporting women as parents and responding to child disclosures. 2007, 44p. H72-3-1E
Residents of Canadaâ€™s shelters for abused women, 2008 (PDF document - 295.90 KB - 21 pages)
by Julie Sauvé and Mike Burns
The article entitled: Residents of Canada’s shelters for abused women, was produced by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics under the Federal Family Violence Initiative and presents the results of the biennial Transition Home Survey. It focuses on the residents of shelters that assist female victims of violence and their children. The characteristics of women residing in shelters on April 16, 2008 are presented, as are the reasons that led them to seek such support services, and the types of shelters they sought to escape the abuse. Departures from shelters and re-admissions are also examined.
The feature chapter of the 2008 edition of the Family Violence in Canada report (to be released in October 2009) provides an overview of shelters in Canada that offer services to abused women and their children. Provincial and territorial fact sheets for 2007/2008 from the Transition Home Survey will be available. 85-002-XE
Spousal and Partner Abuse -- It can be stopped.
by the RCMP
This pamphlet presents a general introduction to the issue of spousal and partner abuse in Canada. It provides a brief description of the different forms of abuse; discusses the RCMP’s role and responsibilities; outlines risk factors for perpetrators and victims; and highlights research related to spousal and partner abuse. This pamphlet also offers suggestions on what individuals (victims, perpetrators, witnesses and the community) can do and what resources and services they can access for help.
Additional copies of this pamphlet are available through calling 613-843-6799 at a cost of $18.68 (package of 100). PS64-20-2007
The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children: Where does it Hurt?
by the RCMP
This pamphlet provides an introduction to issues related to child abuse and highlights research on child abuse and neglect. It discusses the impact of family violence on children and includes strategies for sensitive intervention, in addition to useful contacts for individuals requiring further information.
Additional copies of this pamphlet are available through calling 613-843-6799 at a cost of $18.68 (package of 100). PS64-21-2007
Transition Houses and Shelters
for Abused Women in Canada (PDF document - 840.08 KB - 59 pages)
by the NCFV
This 2008 directory lists Canadian programs and services grouped by province and territory. A brief description of the type of facility or service (e.g. transition housing, second stage housing, other) as well as contact and fee information are provided for each facility. Where possible, the description indicates other information, such as whether the facility can accommodate women with special needs and/or children and whether services are available in English and/or French. 2008, 109p. HP20-9-2008
Violence in Dating Relationships - Overview Paper (PDF document - 138.51 KB - 18 pages)
by Katharine D. Kelly, PhD
As an update of the Dating Violence Overview Paper (1995), this paper highlights recent evidence-based research related to dating violence. The paper outlines the extent of dating violence, what contributes to dating violence, young people and dating violence, the health impacts of dating violence, and prevention and early intervention. A checklist of attitudes and behaviours that research has associated with dating violence is also provided. The paper concludes with a list of references, resources and contact information for individuals requiring more information. 2006, 18p. HP20-3-2006E