Monthly Archives: August 2014

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 […]

What is a Women’s Shelter?

Naomi’s Centre is a shelter where women who have experienced any type of abuse can come for support, resources and a safe place to reside. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the counsellors welcome women to call and /or come at any time, day or night. The services are […]

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What are some safety tips for women who drive alone?

Whether you are traveling to work or taking a trip, each time you use your car you should keep safety in mind. When walking to your car, have your keys ready. Check both the interior and exterior of your car before you get in. Keep your doors and windows locked. Keep your car well maintained […]

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What are some of the early warning signs of dating violence?

Are you going out with someone who… Is jealous and possessive towards you, won’t let you have friends, checks up on you, won’t accept breaking up. Tries to control you by being very bossy, giving orders, making all the decisions; doesn’t take your opinion seriously. Is scary. You worry about how they will react to […]

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How do women cope while living with Domestic Violence?

Healthy Coping Responses Unhealthy Coping Responses Leaving temporarily Calling the police Telling a friend Seeking help Holding him responsible for the abuse Drinking to escape the pain Withdrawing into herself Covering up the abuse and pretending it does not happen Blaming herself for the abuse Taking her rage out on the children Attempting suicide Taken […]

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