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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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What are some of the signs of Domestic Violence?

Some of the following signs may be noticed in a woman who is a victim of domestic violence: Chronic complaints of poor health Frequent visits to a doctor Use of tranquilizers and /or abuse of alcohol and drugs A history of suicidal thoughts or actions A suspicion of child abuse in her role as mother […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]