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Detect, Respond, Refer: Helping to End Woman Abuse Online Training

An online resource for dental hygienists across Canada developed by Springtide Resources in partnership with the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association, this self-directed training includes...

Responding to Emotional Abuse: How You Can Help Someone You Know

Violence against women, or woman abuse, happens to more women than we think.  Most women who are physically assaulted by their intimate partners are emotionally abused.  However, not all...

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

The Mission of this American agency is to "organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in women'...

Letters to Mari - Support for Female Victims of Trafficking

Four women's letters describe their situations as trafficked persons. "Mari", a service provider, responds with supportive information and links to community services. This initiative was a product...

Challenges Faced by Immigrant and Refugee Women Who Experience Abuse

Issues abused immigrant and refugee women deal with include: Fear of jeopardizing Canadian status Lack of information about Canadian laws and their rights as women Fear of losing their children for...

I Want to Be Free: Older Women's Right to Live Independently with Dignity

Written by Jenny Horsman, this issue paper is intended as a tool to raise awareness about the abuse of older women. Although much of this data comes from Ontario, it is not intended as a description...

How to Help a Child and How to Help Children Who Witness Abuse

For Mothers Understand that there is a reason for the child's behaviour, and acknowledge that in words for her. Children will work out reasons of their own for the turmoil, often blaming themselves...

How Do I Respond to a Woman Who is Being Abused?

We know that abused women still rely most on friends, neighbours and family for support and help. You may also suspect or know that someone close to you is being abused. Here are some ways you can...

Woman Abuse as a Health Issue

Wendy Ross, Chair of the Abuse against Women Committee at Peel Memorial Hospital, takes a personal approach to encourage community members to seek out new learnings to help woman who are abused. I...

Friends and Family: How To Help An Assaulted Woman

Know the facts about woman abuse. Assure her that you believe her story. Listen and let her talk about her feelings. Do not judge or give advice.  Talk to her about her options. Physical...
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