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Emotional Abuse and Family Court Proceedings

by Pamela Cross "Sticks and stones may break my bones,but names will never hurt me."                   ...

Emotional Abuse Assessment Guide

This guide is intended to assist community professionals or resource people coming into contact with women who are emotionally abused, by providing tools for assessing emotional abuse, and ways to...

Emotional Abuse of Women by Male Partners: The Facts

In heterosexual relationships, most abuse happens to women by their male partners. Emotional abuse, like physical abuse, is used to control, demean, harm or punish a woman. While the forms of abuse...

Emotional Abuse of Women by their Intimate Partners: A Literature Review

Prepared by Valerie J. Packota Introduction Emotional abuse is one of the most prevalent forms of abuse of women by their intimate partners and its damage is unquestionably severe, undermining a...

Emotional Abuse of Women with Disabilities

by Fran Odette and Enza Ronaldi This article is a general overview of emotional abuse and women with disabilities and is not meant to be a comprehensive review. In keeping with the Independent Living...

Fact Sheet: Child Protection

Child protection does not arise in every family law case involving woman abuse. However, it often comes up.  Sometimes, there are concerns about children being exposed to the abuse their mothers...

Fact Sheet: Duty To Report

by Pamela Cross, LLB All professionals working with children have a duty to report suspicions of child abuse.  The Child and Family Services Act sets out the legal duty to report obligation: it...

Fact Sheet: Family Law Overview

by Pamela Cross, LLB Family law can be very confusing for anyone. Usually, people only turn to it when there has been a crisis in their family.  Often, the laws themselves are difficult to...

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...

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...

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