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October 8, 2020
Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Here's What to Do

Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Here’s What to Do

Leaving an abusive relationship is not easy. What does a woman do when she realizes that her physical and emotional safety, or that of her children, […]
September 24, 2020
5 books about abuse to help victims build a new future

5 Books About Abuse to Help Victims Build a New Future

Here are 5 books about abuse we recommend to help victims and their support network understand and overcome a past of domestic violence.
September 10, 2020
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: FACTS & TIPS

Ending Violence Against Women: Facts & Tips

Each April marks the Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in British Columbia. This yearly observance highlights the issue of intimate partner violence and abuse. At […]
August 27, 2020
What Is the Definition of Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence?

What Is the Definition of Domestic Abuse?

The definition of domestic abuse is “violence or other abuse in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation”. Domestic abuse can be any form […]
August 20, 2020
STRESS: WHAT EVERY YOUNG PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW

Stress: What Every Young Person Needs to Know

Most of us experience stress in some form on any given day. In today’s world, young people may face new and more serious stressors than ever […]
August 13, 2020
Five Tips on How to Leave An Abusive Relationship

How to Leave an Abusive Relationship

Many people struggle to leave an abusive relationship. There could be a number of reasons for this. For one, all forms of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, […]
August 6, 2020
Why Victims of Abuse Feel Guilty: The Self-Esteem Link

Why Victims of Abuse Feel Guilty: The Self-Esteem Link

While it’s certainly not seen unanimously in victims of abuse, there’s a definitive relationship between self-esteem and psychological maltreatment. That’s not to say self-esteem CAUSES abuse, […]
July 30, 2020
How is domestic abuse law handled in Canada?

How Does The Law Handle Domestic Abuse in Canada?

How is domestic abuse law handled in Canada? Here’s some information and resources for those looking for help with domestic abuse.
July 23, 2020
10 Signs of Domestic Violence/Abuse You Should Know

10 Signs of Domestic Violence

“I should have recognized the signs of domestic violence,” she says to herself. She touches her bruised cheek gingerly and says softly, “It was so good […]