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Children learn what they live

If a child lives criticism, He learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, He learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, He learns to feel guilty. If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient. If a child […]

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Internet & Email Safety (FAQ)

The internet is a great source of information, and email can be an excellent way to communicate with family and friends. Be aware that someone who has access to your computer may be able to see what sites you have visited, or read your email messages. There are steps you can take to make it […]

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Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is harm done to an older person that is violent or abusive. Elder abuse could be caused by a family member, a friend, someone the older person relies on for basic needs, or staff in a group residential settings, such as retirement homes, lodges, seniors’ group residences, supportive housing and in long-term health […]

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What is Your Relationship Like? (quiz)

Take this relationship quiz.     Yes No 1 Do you find that your partner doesn’t want you to see other friends or participate in activities that do not include him/her?     2 Does your partner criticize the way you dress, talk, or dance?     3 Are there times when your partner’s teasing […]

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Cycle of Violence

The Cycle of Violence has four main parts. It is a cycle because if you deny that your partner abuses you the violence will not stop. The first step to breaking the cycle is to admit that your partner abuses you. The second step is to get help. There are many shelters throughout Canada that […]

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Typical Long-Term Effects of Woman Abuse on Children by Age

Each child will be affected differently by his/her exposure to woman abuse; however, the chart on the next page outlines some of the common effects. The behaviours are not exclusive to any one category and may be seen across the age groups. Various factors will determine children’s behaviour such as whether or not they have […]

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What love is, and what love isn’t

There are many ways we can talk about love. But there are certain images and words describing what love is that lead to confusion and sometimes to bad situations if acted on. In fact some of these messages are actually what love isn’t. There are many things about love that can’t be summed up in […]

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Learning to Spot the Controller/Abuser

Unfortunately, many women fall into the hands of a controller because they ignore, or aren’t able to recognize the characteristics of men who abuse. These men often fool women into believing they are involved with a man who is loving, caring and affectionate. Instead they turn out to be dominating, uncaring and lacking the confidence […]

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How Parents Can Support Their Children?

Let your children know that the violence is not their fault. Children often feel that their behaviour caused the violence and/or separation. They need to be told that it is an adult problem and they did not cause it. Reaffirm your unconditional love for your children. They may fear that their behaviour will cause you […]

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